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    1. Basketball Hall of Fame escapes damage from Springfield tornado

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 2 2011)

      Basketball Hall of Fame escapes damage from Springfield tornado The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame did not sustain any damage in the tornado that ripped through downtown Springfield, museum officials said. That good luck came despite the path of the twister tracking within a mile of the facility as it crossed the Connecticut River near the North End Bridge connecting West Springfield and Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    2. Government Offers Resources for Businesses Affected by Tornadoes

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Jun 2 2011)

      Government Offers Resources for Businesses Affected by Tornadoes The federal government offers a variety of resources to companies harmed by tornadoes - ranging from disaster assistance loans to tax relief to guidance on managing employees following a disaster. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans are available for physical damage, economic injury and inventory replacement. A complete list of government resources for employers may be found at: http://www.disasterassistance.gov/disasterinformation/your-business-farm.shtm Specific information about SBA loans may be found at: http://www.fema.gov/assistance/process/sba_assistance.shtm (Read Full Article)

    3. Green power

      Explore Ow.ly (Jun 2 2011)

      Green power Douglas A. Bowen, chief executive, PeoplesBank There are times when the people who drive change in an organization are those with the deepest roots. (Read Full Article)

    4. Springfield insurance giant donates $100G to tornado aid

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Jun 2 2011)

      “Our sincerest thoughts and sympathies are with those who were impacted by this devastating event,” MassMutual chief Roger Crandall said in a statement. “We hope that these funds and efforts from our volunteers will help bring comfort and security to those who have been impacted, including our own employees and financial professionals who call this region home." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    5. In wake of tornadoes, local crews receiving a hand from state and federal agencies

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 2 2011)

      In wake of tornadoes, local crews receiving a hand from state and federal agencies At a press conference held at the city's Emergency Preparedness Center on Carew Street Wednesday evening, local officials were joined by Gov. Deval Patrick and Sen. John Kerry, who both assured Western Massachusetts that help in on the streets and more is on the way. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   John Kerry

    6. Amarantus BioSciences Announces Partnership Agreement With Generex Biotechnology

      Explore Marketwire (Jun 1 2011)

      Amarantus BioSciences Announces Partnership Agreement With Generex Biotechnology Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. ("Amarantus"), a biotechnology company developing first-in-class, disease-modifying treatments that address an underlying cause of cell death known as apoptosis, today announced a licensing agreement under which Amarantus will in-license Generex Biotechnology, Inc.'s ("Generex") drug delivery technologies in all therapeutic areas, excluding diabetes mellitus, where Generex and Amarantus will pursue a joint research collaboration. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute

    7. Bradley flying without route-development pilot | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (May 31 2011)

      The long vacancies between hires at key positions is a main reason Gov. Dannel Malloy and the Connecticut General Assembly are trying to create an independent airport authority to oversee all the state's airports. The new authority will have the ability to hire key positions and make important decisions without having to run back to DOT for approval. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    8. Just Ask: What is purpose of the poles being stockpiled at Westover Industrial Park?

      Explore masslive.com (May 31 2011)

      That lot, owned by the Westover Metropolitan Development Corp., is being leased by Northeast Utilities to be used as a lay down or storage area for supplies for the Springfield Reliability Project, that began this spring. The project will upgrade 39 miles of high voltage transmission lines in Greater Springfield that are considered a weak link in the Northeast Utilities system. The project will run from Ludlow to Bloomfield, Conn, said Frank J. Poirot, Northeast Utilities spokesman, the parent company for Western New England Electric Co. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Chicopee

    9. General Dynamics exceeds Mass. hiring goals - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (May 31 2011)

      General Dynamics exceeds Mass. hiring goals - Mass High Tech Business News General Dynamics currently employs 1,100 in Pittsfield, according to the announcement from Patrick’s office. More than half of the new employees have been hired from inside Berkshire County, with the other half split between Massachusetts and outside of Massachusetts, General Dynamics said in the announcement. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Raytheon   General Dynamics

    10. Amherst officials want Chancellor Robert C. Holub to remain in the position

      Explore masslive.com (May 30 2011)

      Amherst officials want Chancellor Robert C. Holub to remain in the position In a letter to UMass President Jack M. Wilson, Amherst Area Chamber Executive Director Tony Maroulis wrote: “On behalf of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors representing the Chamber’s 600 businesses in Amherst, Hadley, and 8 surrounding towns, I am writing to urge you to retain Dr. Robert Holub as Chancellor. He wrote that Holub “has been a great friend to the town and the business community,” noting that Holub received the chamber’s “2011 A+ Award, recognizing exceptional community achievements. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    11. Local high school students participate in State House contest on financial literacy sponsored by Massachusetts Bankers Association

      Explore masslive.com (May 29 2011)

      Local high school students participate in State House contest on financial literacy sponsored by Massachusetts Bankers Association The Statehouse event, sponsored by the Massachusetts Bankers Association and five banks including PeoplesBank of Holyoke, was also held in support of bills that would mandate the teaching of personal finance within the math curriculum for students from kindergarten to grade 12. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    12. Union Station project gets $75 million

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 29 2011)

      Union Station project gets $75 million It's been a long time in the works but now $75 million in federal and state funds will go into overhauling Springfield's Union Station in an effort to bring high speed rail to the area. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Development following New England high-speed rail

      Explore masslive.com (May 28 2011)

      Development following New England high-speed rail "It's not just about the train service," said Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Springfield, Mass. "It's how train service becomes a catalyst for development. There are areas that can stand revitalization." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Timothy W. Brennan

    14. Sen. Scott Brown swings through Western Massachusetts, calls for less politicking, more job creation

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2011)

      Sen. Scott Brown swings through Western Massachusetts, calls for less politicking, more job creation “Jobs, jobs, jobs,” Brown told the crowd of 125 gathered at the Country Club of Wilbraham. “That’s why you are here, to meet up with people, try and network and grow your businesses.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Springfield   Chicopee

    15. Holyoke library project gets $200,000 from PeoplesBank, with President Douglas Bowen calling library catalyst

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2011)

      Holyoke library project gets $200,000 from PeoplesBank, with President Douglas Bowen calling library catalyst “The library project is an initiative that will be a catalyst for community development on so many fronts – economic, social, educational,” Douglas A. Bowen, PeoplesBank President and CEO, said in a press release Thursday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Douglas A Bowen

    16. A manufacturing revival: For some high-tech companies, making products in Massachusetts is making more sense | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (May 27 2011)

      But high-tech products don’t entirely explain the resilience of the state’s manufacturing sector, said Jack Healy, director of the nonprofit Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which assists small manufacturers with improving operations. Low-tech products are also being made here competitively thanks to what are known as “lean” or “advanced” manufacturing approaches, he said. (Read Full Article)

    17. Japan Airlines sets Hub-Tokyo service - The Boston Globe

      Explore Boston.com (May 27 2011)

      “Our counterparts in Tokyo understand the value of a direct flight that will connect them to our growing health care, biotechnology, telecommunications, and advance technologies industries, and to our prestigious colleges and research universities,’’ Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday in a statement. “This is an invaluable economic partnership for the Commonwealth, and we look forward to the increased tourism, commerce, and economic development with Japan that it will bring.’’ (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massport   Boeing

    18. Massachusetts report shows sharp differences in prices paid to Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and other hospitals

      Explore masslive.com (May 26 2011)

      Massachusetts report shows sharp differences in prices paid to Baystate Medical Center, Cooley Dickinson Hospital and other hospitals Seena P. Carrington, acting commissioner of the state Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, which released the report, said the report did not find significant differences in the quality of the procedures offered at hospitals despite the price variations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    19. As session nears end, airport authority bill has strong backing

      Explore All Stories (May 26 2011)

      Unlike the existing board, a largely advisory panel that guided the state Department of Transportation in the administration of Bradley, the new authority will be empowered to hire staff, retain consultants, procure goods and services and enter into contracts, issue bonds and otherwise borrow funds, and apply for federal and state assistance. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    20. Big Y supermarket proposal draws praise

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      - Mostly positive comments at a public hearing Tuesday greeted a proposal to put a Big Y supermarket at the former Atlas Copco factory in a project that would bring 250 jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    21. American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter to take on national role helping military families

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      American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter to take on national role helping military families Sherri L. Brown, senior vice president for the American Red Cross Service to Armed Forces, stopped by Cottage Street on Tuesday to check in on training and give the staff a pep talk. The Pioneer Valley Chapter has gone from 22 employees handling calls from military families to 28 on its way to a full staff of 35. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Hasbro cuts 145 jobs in East Longmeadow

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      Hasbro cuts 145 jobs in East Longmeadow Hasbro Inc. will cut or move 145 marketing, games development and administrative jobs from its factory on Shaker Road, the company announced Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Allan W. Blair   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

    23. Springfield unemployment dips to 11.6%

      Explore masslive.com (May 25 2011)

      The Springfield region added 4,800 jobs from March to April, a 1.7 percent gain, Kottcamp said. Those jobs included seasonal positions such as tourism and construction. But jobs were also added in education and health-care and in trade and transportation. Manufacturing added 900 new jobs in Hampden County last month. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    24. Baystate Health agrees to payment in lieu of taxes to Springfield; city to pursue contributions from other nonprofits

      Explore masslive.com (May 24 2011)

      Baystate Health agrees to payment in lieu of taxes to Springfield; city to pursue contributions from other nonprofits “Our mission is not just to take care of people when they are sick, it is to be a partner to our communities and a good corporate citizen, and we believe that contributing again to the city of Springfield is the right thing to do,” Tolosky said in a statement. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Domenic J. Sarno   Palmer

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