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    1. Construction jobs down in Springfield, up in Boston

      Explore bizjournals (Dec 31 2012)

      Construction jobs down in Springfield, up in Boston

      Springfield, Mass., which has among the highest unemployment rate in the Bay State, had the largest percentage drop in construction employment nationwide over the past year at 27 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of U.S. Labor Department data.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Construction at Walmart in Westfield headed toward fall completion

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      Construction at Walmart in Westfield headed toward fall completion

      The expansion will allow Walmart to establish additional sales areas, parking and access and a new loading dock. The chain will add an expanded grocery section to the store.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    3. Report: Chicopee, Hampden banks considering sale next year amid hedge fund pressure

      Explore bizjournals (Dec 28 2012)

      Chicopee Bancorp, parent of Chicopee Savings Bank, and Springfield-based Hampden Bancorp, parent of Hampden Bank, are weighing sales amid pressure from an activist investor, “people with knowledge of the matter” told Bloomberg.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    4. Cliff Hanger | BusinessWest

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      Cliff Hanger | BusinessWest

      Karl Petrick, an assistant professor of Economics at Western New England University, agreed. He told BusinessWest that, to get the economy moving again, businesses need to hire more aggressively, and consumers need to open their wallets more liberally — two things that won’t happen if unemployment benefits are reduced, payroll tax cuts are eliminated, and other cliff-related measures come to pass.

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    5. Female Founders | BusinessWest

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      Female Founders | BusinessWest

      Although paths to entrepreneurship differ, the number of woman-owned businesses is on the rise. According to the American Express OPEN “State of Women-Owned Businesses” report, between 1997 and 2011 the number of women-owned firms increased by 50%, at a rate of 1.5 times the national average. And today, there are more than 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. that generate $1.2 trillion in sales each year.

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    6. West Springfield License Commission OKs Lyons Package Store liquor license transfer to Costco

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      West Springfield License Commission OKs Lyons Package Store liquor license transfer to Costco

      The License Commission has approved the transfer of the all-alcohol license held by Lyons Package Store Inc. to Costco Wholesale Inc., which will use it to sell spirits from an addition to its store in the Riverdale Street shopping center.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    7. Manhan River fish ladder project in Easthampton lures bids from 7 firms

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      Manhan River fish ladder project in Easthampton lures bids from 7 firms

      Mayor Michael A. Tautznik said officials will know more about the cost of the project once the bids are analyzed

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield   Michael A. Tautznik

    8. UMass computer engineer Aura Ganz gets $1.6 million grant for disaster management system

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      UMass computer engineer Aura Ganz gets $1.6 million grant for disaster management system

      The University of Massachusetts electrical and computer engineering professor has developed a system called DIORAMA I - Dynamic Information Collection and Resource Tracking System for Disaster Management. It can show who is injured and how severely at a disaster site and evacuate them at a 50 percent faster rate than current practice.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    9. Amherst loses Community Development Block Grant Mini-Entitlement status in fiscal 2013

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      The town will not regain its Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Mini-Entitlement status this year, but officials are hoping to receive funding from a more competitive Community Development Block Grant program. Town officials met with officials from the Department of Housing and Community Development recently to talk about the grants. Town officials had been hoping the agency would reverse the town's ineligible status for the Mini-Entitlement Program.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    10. BofA to close 4 more Mass. branches, including 1 in downtown Boston

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      Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has reportedly detailed plans to close four more branches in Massachusetts – including a downtown Boston branch across from the Government Center MBTA station.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    11. American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

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      American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

      Three students in the physical therapy department at American International College have created an arm support device for factory workers, which they hope will help reduce injuries, decrease costs in the workplace and increase productivity.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    12. Construction Institute salutes Baystate Medical Center's Hospital of the Future with 2012 Pride in Construction Project of the Year award

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      Construction Institute salutes Baystate Medical Center's Hospital of the Future with 2012 Pride in Construction Project of the Year award

      The Construction Institute announced the recipients of TCI's 2012 Pride in Construction Project of the Year Awards and the Volpe-Eagan Construction Safety Awards. The awards were presented on Dec. 13 at TCI's annual awards luncheon at Venezia's Waterfront Restaurant & Banquet Facility in Boston.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Columbia Gas pays nearly $1 million for gas explosion in downtown Springfield; 1 month after blast some signs of recovery appearing

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      Columbia Gas pays nearly $1 million for gas explosion in downtown Springfield; 1 month after blast some signs of recovery appearing

      One month after a stunning natural gas explosion fractured downtown, Columbia Gas has paid out just over $1 million in cash advances and settlements, and signs of progress are appearing in the blast zone.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Penn National Gaming formally unveils plans for $807 million casino resort in downtown Springfield

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      Penn National Gaming formally unveils plans for $807 million casino resort in downtown Springfield

      Penn National formally took the wraps off its plan for a Springfield casino in a fancy presentation at the historic Paramount Theater on Main Street attended by an estimated 300 people. The event included rock & roll music, a red carpet entrance, speeches by company executives and big screen videos of artist renderings of its planned Springfield Hollywood casino and key Penn casinos around the country.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Mohegan Sun   West Springfield

    15. Reborn Qteros rises again with new plan to develop technology to make ethanol

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      Reborn Qteros rises again with new plan to develop technology to make ethanol

      Qteros and the “Q microbe” discovered byUMass researchers and valued for its ability to digest plant waste into ethanol fuel is making a comeback.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    16. Transcript: Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse answers reader questions on casinos, crime and urban renewal

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      Transcript: Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse answers reader questions on casinos, crime and urban renewal

      Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse joined a live chat with MassLive.com readers Thursday afternoon and addressed their questions concerning casinos, crime and urban renewal. See the full transcript of the question and answer session below:

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    17. Massachusetts Department of Transportation turns on solar energy system in Northampton office

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 20 2012)

      The secretary touted the project as being consistent with Gov. Deval Patrick’s promise to reduce carbon emissions. The array is located in an open space along Interstate 91 to take full advantage of the sun. Davey said it is modeled after similar highway-side projects in Oregon. Massachusetts hopes to create solar facilities at other regional headquarters.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northampton   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    18. Berkshire Hills Bancorp makes CEO Daly chairman of the board - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Dec 20 2012)

      Berkshire Hills Bancorp President and CEO Michael P. Daly has been made chairman of the company’s board of directors.  To do so, the board had to amend its bylaws to allow company executives to serve as chairman. Daly officially becomes chairman Jan. 1. He’ll take over for Lawrence A. Bossidy, who was elected lead independent director of the board.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Berkshire Bank   Bank of America

    19. Holyoke Housing Authority 1 of only 4 chosen for federal job training and education program

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      Holyoke Housing Authority 1 of only 4 chosen for federal job training and education program

      The Holyoke Housing Authority is one of only four providers nationwide that will get flexibility to use federal funds to give tenants job training and educational programs.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Amherst

    20. Casino developer Richard Bronson eyeing Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds in West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2012)

      “It is my understanding the Eastern States Exposition leadership has sought the advisory services of the Bronson Companies on the topic of a resort-style gaming project,” Griffin said in a prepared statement release Wednesday. “Frankly, this would be consistent with the Big E’s history to make sure that the trustees and board members interests are met while at the same time protecting the 100-year relationship with West Springfield and the region.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    21. MGM Resorts International describes plans to develop Riverfront Park property in Springfield as part of casino proposal

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      MGM Resorts International describes plans to develop Riverfront Park property in Springfield as part of casino proposal

      In a presentation before the Park Commission, landscape architect Lynn Wolff of Boston-based Copley Wolff Design Group outlined plans for four seasons of activities at Riverfront Park if MGM wins approval to build an $800 million casino project in the South End.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    22. Wilbraham to consider leasing closed landfill for solar panels

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 19 2012)

      Town Administrator Robert Weitz told the Board of Selectmen Monday night that he has appointed an advisory task force to make a recommendation on leasing a portion of the closed town landfill for solar panels.  Weitz said there has been an expression of interest from two solar companies to lease the landfill for solar panels.  Serving on the advisory task force will be DPW Director Edmond Miga, Town Planner John Pearsall and Ed Cinedella, facilities manager for the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District.

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      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    23. Getting Down to Business | BusinessWest

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      Getting Down to Business | BusinessWest

      It was during the 2011 Woman of the Year event, which honored Kate Kane, managing director of Northwestern Mutual, that a young mother in her early 20s, with three small children at home, took the stage, grabbed the mic, and explained with the confidence of a seasoned presenter how the scholarship was a turning point in her decision to go back to school to finish her nursing degree or not go back at all.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   West Springfield

    24. Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation presents more than $50,000 in grants to teachers

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      Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation presents more than $50,000 in grants to teachers

      The Longmeadow Educational Excellence Foundation, known as LEEF, recently presented its annual grant awards at a ceremony held in the Longmeadow High School library. Sixteen new grants, totalling $50,664, were awarded. The total number of grants LEEF has awarded since its inception in 2002 is 252. The total amount of money it has given away is $871,000.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

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