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    1. Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. celebrates 78th anniversary by breaking Guinness world record for largest ice cream party | masslive

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      Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. celebrates 78th anniversary by breaking Guinness world record for largest ice cream party | masslive

      Blake and his brother Curtis L. Blake founded the chain in Springfield’s Pine Point neighborhood in 1935. Their parents loaned them $500 and the sold ice cream at a nickle a cone making $27.60 the first day  Today, Friendly's makes 24 million gallons of ice cream a year at its Wilbraham plant and has $1.5 million a day in sales. The company has 7,000 employees including 200 at the headquarters and another 200 in the adjacent manufacturing plant. Friendly's has about 60 employees at a distribution center in Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Barry Smith

    2. Moody's Investors Services maintains Springfield's 'stable' A2 rating for borrowing

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      Moody's Investors Services maintains Springfield's 'stable' A2 rating for borrowing

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said the rating is “great news.”  “After six successive years of budget cuts, declining revenues and challenging economic conditions we have achieved and maintained a solid financial standing.” Sarno said in a prepared release.  The rating is “is a testament to the resiliency of the residents of Springfield” and to the “tough financial decisions” made by his administration, he said.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    3. New Holyoke Medical Center CEO Spiros Hatiras vows to work with public schools, discusses tenure at Hoboken hospital

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      New Holyoke Medical Center CEO Spiros Hatiras vows to work with public schools, discusses tenure at Hoboken hospital

      The new boss at Holyoke Medical Center pledged his vision for the hospital will include working with the public schools, such as a collaboration with the city's vocational school and scholarships. "I think it's not (just) a nice thing to do, it's a must do," Spiros Hatiras, president and chief executive officer, told The Republican and MassLive.com Thursday at the hospital.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke   The Republican

    4. Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report | masslive

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      Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report | masslive

      Baystate Medical Center is the third-best hospital in Massachusetts, according to new U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” ranking released Tuesday.  That’s up from fifth-best Massachusetts hospital in the publication’s rankings last year. “What it means is that Baystate Medical Center has one of the highest quality rating in the county and it is one of the safest hospitals in the country as far as avoiding a serious medical mistake, said Dr. Evan M. Benjamin, senior vice president for health care quality at Baystate.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    5. MassMutual holds first Scholars Conference, awards 2013 scholarships

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      MassMutual holds first Scholars Conference, awards 2013 scholarships

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. held its first MassMutual Scholars Conference recently, bringing together more than 145 of its MassMutual Scholars, participants in the company's annual college scholarship program.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Chicopee

    6. YMCA of Greater Springfield and Springfield Housing Authority team up to help kids

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      YMCA of Greater Springfield and Springfield Housing Authority team up to help kids

      The recently completed three-week program included activities such as kickball, tag, cart races, a moving spelling bee and other games created by YMCA staffer Christopher Kaufmann. A senior at Springfield College majoring in physical education, Kaufmann said the program aims to foster habits that maintain good health as well as a positive outlook on life and other people.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    7. Holyoke Works celebrates graduates of Adult Career Pathways, other programs

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      Holyoke Works celebrates graduates of Adult Career Pathways, other programs

      Holyoke Works held a graduation ceremony at Wistariahurst museum on July 2 for graduates of the Adult Career Pathways program and several graduates of the office systems technology and computer applications program. The celebration marked the culmination of many months of work for each graduate.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Alex Morse

    8. Office building proposed for former Uniroyal parking lot in Chicopee

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      Office building proposed for former Uniroyal parking lot in Chicopee

      A portion of a former parking lot for the old Uniroyal plant has been rezoned for businesses so a new office building can eventually be built there.  The 45,864 square feet of property on the corner of Oak and Grove streets were rezoned from residential C to business A with an 11-0 vote of the City Council earlier this month.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee

    9. MGM wins Springfield casino vote

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      MGM wins Springfield casino vote

      The MGM agreement was approved by a vote of 58 to 42 percent, and will now be forwarded for consideration by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Under state law, the commission will consider granting up to three resort casino licenses in the state, including one in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   West Springfield   Palmer

    10. Funder Collaborative for Reading Success raises $491,000 in grants to promote early literacy in Greater Springfield

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      Funder Collaborative for Reading Success raises $491,000 in grants to promote early literacy in Greater Springfield

      The Funder Collaborative for Reading Success announced Tuesday morning the raising of nearly $500,000 worth of grants to promote early literacy and reading programs in the Greater Springfield area.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. Making Bradley better for business

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      Making Bradley better for business

      Kevin Dillon met with a variety of local business leaders Tuesday afternoon at Mestek in Westfield. The focus of the meeting was on the needs of the local businesses in terms of moving cargo and people.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Westfield

    12. Weeklong heat wave taxing New England power grid

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      Weeklong heat wave taxing New England power grid

      Spokeswoman Marcia Blomberg says ISO expects to have enough power to meet demand, but there's a potential that a surplus of more than 2,000 megawatts could run thin. The Holyoke-based grid operator says it may seek emergency electricity from other regions or ask businesses to reduce power use. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2013/07/weeklong_heat_wave_taxing_new_england_power_grid?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fbusiness+%28Business+-+BostonHerald.com%29#sthash.ShgeO2Hf.dpuf

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. Work in Progress

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      Work in Progress

      Brianna Davis certainly knows. Now roughly three weeks into a job with the REB through the summer jobs initiative, she told BusinessWest that she handles filing, copying, reception-desk work, and other duties, for which she is paid $10 an hour. Perhaps more important than the paycheck, though (that’s perhaps), she said she’s getting her first experience working in an office and with other people.
      “This is a lot quieter than what I’m used to,” she said with a laugh, adding that her most recent gainful employment has been waitressing. “It’s a lot more focused work — sitting ...

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    14. Community Profile: Westfield

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      Community Profile: Westfield

      That’s where the city is developing 80 acres — perhaps 12 to 15 subdivided lots — for light-manufacturing and aviation-supported businesses. “We’ve had serious conversations with four or five companies looking there, waiting for the road to be finished,” Daley said.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce   Daniel M. Knapik

    15. Making Change

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 16 2013)

      Making Change

      But when Bill Hogan initiated discussions with him several months ago about possibly joining the competition that would identify his successor as president of Easthampton Savings Bank, Sosik’s imagination took him to where he never thought it would.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Westfield   Easthampton Savings Bank

    16. Westfield company designs tricycle

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 15 2013)

      Westfield company designs tricycle A Westfield company will be featured on MSNBC later this week for its tricycle, designed for the elderly and people with disabilities. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    17. Springfield launches $32 million Central High School science laboratory construction project

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      Springfield launches $32 million Central High School science laboratory construction project

      The Massachusetts School Building Authority has approved up to $25.6 million in reimbursements for the project, representing up to 80 percent of eligible costs.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    18. Huffington Post: Mount Holyoke College campus is one of world's most beautiful

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      Huffington Post: Mount Holyoke College campus is one of world's most beautiful

      Mount Holyoke College was one of only three U.S. colleges on the list prepared by Huffington Post recently. Great Britain's Cambridge and Oxford universities made the list, as did some less well-known places, like Otago University in New Zealand, Xiamen University in China and Aarhus University in Denmark.

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      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    19. Springfield's Sabis International Charter School wins national recognition

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      Springfield's Sabis International Charter School wins national recognition

      George Saad, vice president of the Sabis corporation, said the recognition will serve as motivation for future accomplishments at the Springfield school.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    20. United Way of Hampshire County reaches $1.25 million goal with 3,600 individual and organizational supporters

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      United Way of Hampshire County reaches $1.25 million goal with 3,600 individual and organizational supporters

      Even before the close of its 2013 fiscal year on June 30, the United Way of Hampshire County announced it reached its ambitious campaign goal of $1.25 million through the support of 3,600 individuals and local organizations.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Ware

    21. Governor Will Let Stand Repeal of Fair-Share Assessment on Employers

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      Governor Will Let Stand Repeal of Fair-Share Assessment on Employers

      John Regan, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at AIM, said the
      new implementation date for federal penalties does not diminish the value to
      employers and consumers of eliminating Fair Share and the Medical Security Trust
      Fund.

      “The temporary presence or absence of health reform penalties does not drive
      benefit decisions for the vast majority of Massachusetts employers,” Regan said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    22. Gov. Deval Patrick signs pared down $33.6 billion state budget, vetoes $465 million in spending | masslive

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      Gov. Deval Patrick signs pared down $33.6 billion state budget, vetoes $465 million in spending | masslive

      In a showdown with state legislators, Gov. Deval L. Patrick today vetoed $465 million from the state budget including $177 million in local aid for cities and towns and $240 million in transportation funding.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield

    23. Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts | masslive

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      Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts | masslive

      “Changing the H-1B visa program will impact Boston and Massachusetts to a greater extent than they will many other parts of the United States,” Kerr said. “We’re a place that has always relied a lot on immigration in science and other technology. Our schools have lot of immigrants who graduate from them and want to stay in the United States.”

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    24. Amherst Business Improvement District hires Sarah la Cour as interim operations director

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      Amherst Business Improvement District hires Sarah la Cour as interim operations director

      La Cour is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts and a partner in Conservation Works LLC.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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