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    1. Northampton benefits from good bond rating

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 30 2011)

      Moody’s Investors Service has bestowed upon Northampton an Aa2 rating that is several steps up from its previous financial rating by Standard & Poor’s, another rating service. Because ratings affect borrowing rates, Northampton can expect to save on interest on the $19 million bond the City Council is expected to approve for several major projects. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    2. Massachusetts awarded $5 million emergency grant for storm-related road repairs

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 29 2011)

      The federal Highway Administration announced it is awarding a total of $5.1 million in emergency funds to the state Department of Transportation for use toward repairs of roads and highways damaged by the June 1 tornado and flooding in August from Hurricane Irene. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   The Republican

    3. Holyoke Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center completes first stage of construction

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 29 2011)

      Holyoke Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center completes first stage of construction The so-called topping off ceremony is a milestone in the construction of the $168 million technology hub that is to join together five universities and two businesses, but the building is far from complete. It is expected to be another year before the computing center, being constructed at the site of the former Mastex Industries on Bigelow Street, will be finished. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    4. OPAL Real Estate Group, owned by Peter Picknelly, to buy 11.2 acres of Clarke Schools campus

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 29 2011)

      OPAL Real Estate Group, owned by Peter Picknelly, to buy 11.2 acres of Clarke Schools campus Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech announced Tuesday that it will sell 11.2 acres of its Round Hill campus to OPAL Real Estate Group of Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    5. Holyoke Medical Center gets $3 million in state help to obtain medical, non-medical and IT equipment

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 28 2011)

      Holyoke Medical Center, 575 Beech St., is an acute care urban facility that provides inpatient medical, surgical, critical care, cardiac, obstetrical, psychiatric and oncology services, as well outpatient and therapeutic services, a press release from MassDevelopment said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    6. American International College and public, private officials announce Springfield 'Eastern Gateway' redevelopment project on State Street

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 28 2011)

      American International College and public, private officials announce Springfield 'Eastern Gateway' redevelopment project on State Street U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, and American International College president Vincent M. Maniaci were among officials who gathered at 1168 State St., which is part of the 4.8 acre development project known as “Eastern Gateway.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    7. NU’s David Driver assumes CERC chair

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 28 2011)

      Driver, NU's business recruitment manager and director of the six-state Team New England marketing program, replaces AT&T Executive Director John Emra, who has served as head of CERC's board since 2006, the economic development agency announced Monday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    8. Patrick launches manufacturing collaborative

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Nov 28 2011)

      “Our administration is committed to preparing students and workers to compete and win in the 21st century global economy,” said Patrick. “The creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative and the release of this new roadmap will help us grow jobs and opportunities in the manufacturing sector.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    9. With more electric cars coming to market, plans in works to upgrade New England grid

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 28 2011)

      With more electric cars coming to market, plans in works to upgrade New England grid Earlier this year, the Western Massachusetts Electric Co. installed two free charging stations in the Pioneer Valley, one at its Springfield headquarters on Federal Street and the other at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hadley, as part of a study to see how the stations are used, according to Sandra Ahearn, a spokeswoman for the utility. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    10. Springfield Data Center iron workers conduct 'topping out' ceremony

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 27 2011)

      Springfield Data Center iron workers conduct 'topping out' ceremony Construction of the $110-million Springfield Data Center for Information Technology on Elliot Street has created 200 construction jobs, according to the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Technical High School

    11. Springfield leaders travel to Grand Rapids for hints on how to energize a city

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 27 2011)

      Springfield leaders travel to Grand Rapids for hints on how to energize a city It’s a trick people from Springfield hope to replicate here after visiting Grand Rapids, the hometown of former president Gerald Ford, next week as part of a City2City Greater Springfield tour. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hampden Bank   The Republican

    12. Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe of Hampden to adorn Google's new corporate headquarters in Cambridge

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 27 2011)

      Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe of Hampden to adorn Google's new corporate headquarters in Cambridge Google, the Internet powerhouse, has selected the Modernist chairs of artist Michael Trebbe, of Hampden, to adorn their new corporate headquarters in Cambridge. Google has ordered 10 "Painted Loungers" from Trebbe’s company, Trebbe Modern. The dramatic seating, handmade in the Pioneer Valley, was selected to add color and interest to the public spaces of their office suites. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    13. UnityFirst and National Center for Information and Communications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College to co-host innovation, leadership series

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 27 2011)

      UnityFirst and National Center for Information and Communications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College to co-host innovation, leadership series UnityFirst.com and the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies, or ICT, at Springfield Technical Community College will partner to present a live Internet broadcast on Dec. 1 featuring speakers on technology and innovation as well as a keynote on leadership by New York Times best-selling author and speaker Stedman Graham. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Gordon Snyder

    14. Sunday Republican wins Newspaper of the Year Award

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 26 2011)

      The Sunday Republican was recently named the recipient of a Newspaper of the Year Award by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    15. Holyoke computing center contractors to teach project details to vocational students

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 25 2011)

      Holyoke computing center contractors to teach project details to vocational students Vocational students will learn about the $168 million high performance computing center from the contractors building it. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Northampton

    16. Kerry, Brown want trademark office in Massachusetts

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 25 2011)

      U.S. Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown want one of three satellite patent and trademark offices required by a new law placed in Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   John Kerry

    17. Companies feted by MassEcon

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 25 2011)

      Several Massachusetts companies were recognized for their contributions to the local economy at the MassEcon (Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development) 8th annual Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Award luncheon Tuesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    18. ACCESS Springfield Promise helps students and their families prepare for college

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2011)

      ACCESS Springfield Promise helps students and their families prepare for college The ACCESS program is a statewide nonprofit agency based in Boston that spread its efforts into Springfield last year, helping students secure over $12.6 million in financial aide for college, according to local director Lorenzo Gaines. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Holyoke schools focus on family literacy

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2011)

      Holyoke schools focus on family literacy The Holyoke School Committee adopted a new strategic plan with its number-one goal to increase third-grade reading proficiency to 85 percent by 2014. If this can be done and sustained, the future for our city’s students will be much brighter. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    20. Amherst seeking $900,000 in block grant money for 9 projects

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 23 2011)

      Funding for the emergency shelter, purchasing property for affordable housing and modernizing the roof and heating system at Amherst Community Childcare Center are among the projects that town officials hope will receive block grant funding next year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Greenfield

    21. Council of Churches of Greater Springfield partners with United Way for 'Faith Warming Campaign'

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2011)

      United Way of Pioneer Valley will enhance the effort because, rather than working directly with needy individuals and families, it has access to a huge network of local agencies, businesses and people who do that. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Westfield

    22. Pioneer Valley unemployment rate falls slightly; real estate market worsens

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 22 2011)

      “At the moment we seem to be in a very nice, but a very modest uptic in the economy,” said Robert A. Nakosteen, a professor of economics and statistics at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. BELL receives $600K from Target

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 22 2011)

      The initiative, which will support programming in Boston, Springfield and in five other states, is designed to help students strengthen their literacy skills in BELL after-school and summer programs, based in urban areas nationwide, according to a news release from BELL. The money will help BELL hire and train certified teachers, college student tutors, and others to lead the Early Readers program in participating public schools. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    24. MassHousing awards $300,000 for "sober housing"

      Explore bizjournals (Nov 22 2011)

      MassHousing has awarded $300,000 to bolster housing for people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse in Brockton, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester. The grants will come from a MassHousing subsidiary called the Center for Community Recovery Innovations Inc., which has awarded nearly $6 million in grants for more than 1,400 units of substance-free housing in more than 30 communities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

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