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    1. Editorial: Summer jobs provide lifeline for city kids

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2011)

      Editorial: Summer jobs provide lifeline for city kids Just as importantly, a summer job teaches lessons of responsibility and initiative far beyond shoveling burgers or clearing tables. It gets teens used to the idea of going into work - and out of trouble. Which is why it was so heartening to see Gov. Deval L. Patrick announce $6 million in statewide funding for about 3,000 youth summer jobs, targeting at-risk youth, primarily from low-income families, from the ages of 14 to 21. The funds will go to participants in 29 cities and towns to provide 25-hour-a week jobs over six weeks in the corporate, health, social services or ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    2. Comcast launches Metro Ethernet in Boston, elsewhere

      Explore masshightech.com (May 17 2011)

      Comcast launches Metro Ethernet in Boston, elsewhere Pricing of the new Metro Ethernet offerings from Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) were not released. In addition to Boston, Comcast notes “western New England” and Hartford, Conn., as the only other New England region metro areas covered by the service at launch. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast

    3. DOE awards Early Career Awards to 11 New England researchers

      Explore masshightech.com (May 17 2011)

      The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded five-year Early Career Awards, all worth at least $150,000, to 67 recipients nationally, including 11 New England researchers. The grants came from the DOE’s Office of Science and are designed to support researchers early in their careers and focused in areas of interest to the DOE. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    4. Study: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and Greenfield Franklin Regional Transit Authority do a good job linking people with jobs

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      Study: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and Greenfield Franklin Regional Transit Authority do a good job linking people with jobs The region’s two public transit systems in Springfield and Greenfield do a better-than-average job of connecting people with jobs, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   The Republican

    5. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau says Howdy to award winners

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau says Howdy to award winners Nine front-line employees in the Pioneer Valley’s hospitality industry received Howdy Awards and hearty thank-yous last week from the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Six Flags New England   Baystate Health

    6. Eastec 2011 comes to West Springfield as the manufacturing sector rebounds

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      Eastec 2011 comes to West Springfield as the manufacturing sector rebounds “Manufacturing is coming back,” said Klier, who owns the company with brothers Joseph D. Klier Jr. and Michael R. Klier. “It’s manufacturing that is really leading this country back out of the recession.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Clarke School solicits proposals for nearly all its remaining campus

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      Clarke School solicits proposals for nearly all its remaining campus Clarke is selling a total of 11.7 acres of property, including 8.02 acres on the west side of Round Hill Road and 3.68 on the east side. The only building outside the boundaries of the map is Alexander G. Bell Hall, which was built in the 1970s as a dormitory for older students and is the newest building on campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    8. Governor, AIM Announce Expanded BuyMass Initiative

      Explore AIM Business Insider (May 16 2011)

      “We are very appreciative for the opportunity to meet with Raytheon and look forward to meeting with other Massachusetts companies to create business growth in the manufacturing sector. We can do business with global companies like Raytheon, but we just need someone to open the door and help us find the right people,” said Robert Klinger, President of Klinger Engineering in Whately. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Raytheon   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    9. How Darby O'Brien convinced Stephen Buoniconti to appear in a TV commercial for The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      How Darby O'Brien convinced Stephen Buoniconti to appear in a TV commercial for The Republican “The Republican still sets the agenda in Western Massachusetts in a powerful way, whether it’s bringing shoppers into the stores of our advertisers or giving readers the information they need to cast informed votes during elections,” Arwady said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    10. Local businesses need to take care that Hispanic marketing efforts are not lost in translation

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      Local businesses need to take care that Hispanic marketing efforts are not lost in translation Bauzá, a full-service Hispanic marketing agency, joined with The Republican, El Pueblo Latino and MassLive.com to offer a forum to local businesses about marketing to the Hispanic community. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    11. Massachusetts manufacturers looking to the east as exports to China dramatically on the rise

      Explore masslive.com (May 16 2011)

      Massachusetts manufacturers looking to the east as exports to China dramatically on the rise China rose to become the No. 3 export market for Massachusetts-made goods in 2010, up from No. 6 in 2009, as exports jumped 60 percent to $2.2 billion. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   The Republican

    12. Theraputic Systems of Amherst designs special vest designed to sooth autistic children

      Explore masslive.com (May 15 2011)

      Theraputic Systems of Amherst designs special vest designed to sooth autistic children Its developers, Brian Mullen and business partner Chris Leidel, both graduated from UMass in 2009. Their company, Therapeutic Systems, is based at the Amherst Center for Entrepreneurship at 196 Pleasant St., an incubator for UMass start-ups. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    13. Darwinian chase through search
 marketing

      Explore Direct Marketing News (May 13 2011)

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts recently discovered that importance. The nonprofit corporation runs a news page on its site that curates content relevant to Western Massachusetts businesses via marketing software company HiveFire's Curata tool. Mike Graney, SVP of business development at the nonprofit, says he had been searching for a news story on a CEO in the region. 
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      Mentions:   Michael Graney

    14. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $931 million in road and bridge projects

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2011)

      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $931 million in road and bridge projects Gov. Deval Patrick is kicking off the 2011 construction season by announcing $931 million in road and bridge projects across Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   The Republican

    15. WMECo Launches Construction of Indian Orchard Solar Facility

      Explore businesswire.com (May 12 2011)

      Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) today formally launched development of a large-scale solar energy facility in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield. The selected site – owned by the Springfield Redevelopment Authority – encompasses 12 acres and will accommodate 8,200 solar panels and produce 2.2 MW of electricity. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    16. F.W. Webb seeking nearly $500,000 in tax incentives for expansion of plumbing distribution center in East Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2011)

      In moving from its Plainfield Street building to a larger site in the Springfield Smith & Wesson Industrial Park, the company plans to invest about $9 million, and create at eight new jobs immediately, and as many as 40 eventually. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    17. EDC Legislative Update

      Explore From the EDC (May 12 2011)

      The Massachusetts House of Representatives wrapped up its work on the State budget last week, after four intense days of debate. During that debate, the EDC weighed in on three specific issues that were voted on by our Board of Directors. We were successful with two of them. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    18. Boston Globe in talks to print rival Boston Herald

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2011)

      Boston Globe in talks to print rival Boston Herald The proposal calls for the Globe to print and distribute Sunday through Thursday city editions of the Herald, and all Saturday editions. Other editions would be published at the Dow Jones & Co. plant in Chicopee in western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican

    19. DevelopSpringfield identifies State Street location for possible supermarket ...

      Explore masslive.com (May 11 2011)

      The idea of getting a supermarket to the neighborhood predates DevelopSpringfield. In 2005, a study commissioned by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts found that 9.1 percent of the households in the Mason Square neighborhood can’t get enough to eat and 19.2 percent were not secure in terms of a food supply. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. Hampshire College chooses environmentalist Jonathan Lash, 65, as its new president

      Explore masslive.com (May 11 2011)

      Hampshire College chooses environmentalist Jonathan Lash, 65, as its new president Jonathan Lash, 65, has been president of the Washington D.C. World Resources Institute “whose research, analysis and policy recommendations provide practical solutions to global challenges of environment and sustainability, according to his Website.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   The Republican

    21. 4 Western Massachusetts students among 29 statewide to be issued 'Who Shine' awards by Board of Higher Education

      Explore masslive.com (May 11 2011)

      4 Western Massachusetts students among 29 statewide to be issued 'Who Shine' awards by Board of Higher Education “As a publisher, I know that most of these students are Massachusetts residents who’ve grown up here and plan to stay here,” said George Arwady, publisher and chief executive officer of The Republican. “Many of these college students are members of my community and I’m delighted to be able to give them the recognition they so richly deserve.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Amherst College

    22. Will startups and inventors win or lose with patent reform?

      Explore masshightech.com (May 11 2011)

      Will startups and inventors win or lose with patent reform? When it comes to the potential impact on startups and independent inventors, the patent reform effort under way in Congress could be good or bad — or somewhere in between — depending on who you ask. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Greenfield

    23. Editorial: Summer programs turn children into readers

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2011)

      Editorial: Summer programs turn children into readers A recently released study showed that 1,822 children enrolled in summer programs in Massachusetts lost no abilities throughout the summer – and 68 percent actually improved their reading skills. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    24. Railroad project between Springfield and New Haven receives $30 million in federal funding

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2011)

      Railroad project between Springfield and New Haven receives $30 million in federal funding The federal government will spend $30 million double-tracking the railroad line between New Haven, Conn., and Springfield, part of a long-term plan to speed and improve passenger service along the Connecticut River as far north as St. Albans, Vt. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Amtrak

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