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    1. Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

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      Fallon Community Health Plan opens Summit ElderCare in Springfield

      Fallon Community Health Plan recently opened a new senior care facility, Summit ElderCare, in the North Medical District at 101 Wason Ave. Fallon said it is the first to bring what it calls a nationally-recognized model of care to the Western Massachusetts region. Summit ElderCare is a community-based alternative to nursing home care for older adults who want to avoid moving into a nursing home.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Mass. Taxes Going Up on Computer, Software Services - Western Massachusetts Breaking News and First Warning Weather with WGGB.com ABC 40

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      Mass. Taxes Going Up on Computer, Software Services - Western Massachusetts Breaking News and First Warning Weather with WGGB.com ABC 40

      Jeffrey Ciuffreda, the President of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, is concerned.  “This would make us the highest rate and the broadest in the nation,” says Ciuffreda.  Originally, business leaders thought the tax would raise about $160 million, but it reaches much deeper than that.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Jeff Ciuffreda   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    3. Western Massachusetts job training programs get a boost; Community Works provides apprenticeships for building trades | masslive

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      Western Massachusetts job training programs get a boost; Community Works provides apprenticeships for building trades | masslive

      Aziza Holloway-Abdegeo used to sell buildings; now she builds them.  The economy put a damper on Holloway-Abdegeo's career selling real estate. But, a pre-apprenticeship training program called Community Works helped get her foot in the door as a union apprentice carpenter.  As an apprentice she's helped build the $114-million Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy and work on the $43.4 million renovation and expansion of Forest Park Middle School.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    4. Massachusetts rises to 'Dazzling Dozen' state rankings for solar output | masslive

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      Massachusetts rises to 'Dazzling Dozen' state rankings for solar output | masslive

      Massachusetts ranked 10th in the nation last year, just behind Vermont, in its per capita solar energy output, and seventh in the total wattage of solar energy output, according to a report by Environment Massachusetts.  In 2012, the Bay State’s per capita solar output was 30 watts, far below the top-ranking state, Arizona, which had a solar output of 167 watts per person.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    5. Massachusetts launches creative economy network to engage artists, authors, video game companies, musicians and architects | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts launches creative economy network to engage artists, authors, video game companies, musicians and architects | masslive.com

      The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development announced it is accepting applications for organizations to be a part of the newly established Creative Economy Network.  The network is a regional effort to that will accelerate the economic growth of the commonwealth’s creative industries across the state.

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    6. Western New England University professor Michael Rust honored for biomedical engineering teaching

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      Western New England University professor Michael Rust honored for biomedical engineering teaching

      Michael Rust, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Western New England University, was recently awarded the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. The award recognizes excellence in biomedical engineering educators in their first five years of teaching.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    7. Sovereign Bank to change its name to Santander Bank

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      Sovereign Bank to change its name to Santander Bank

      Sovereign Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santander Holdings USA and one of the 25 largest retail banks in the United States by deposits, announced plans to market itself under the Santander brand and legally change its name to Santander Bank.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    8. Gov. Patrick announces $31 million in federal development grants to smaller Bay

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      Gov. Patrick announces $31 million in federal development grants to smaller Bay

      US. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, spoke briefly, calling the program a favorite of mayors because it puts the purposes for which the money is used under local control. The former Springfield mayor said the project was initiated by President Gerald Ford and a Democratic Congress.  The congressman said the program is endangered and needs people to appeal for it to continue. Aaron Gornstein, undersecretary of the state Department of Housing and Community Development, called the grants critical for improving the quality of municipalities.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

    9. Yankee Candle reportedly interested to pursue an initial public offering after abandoning sale earlier this year | masslive

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      Yankee Candle reportedly interested to pursue an initial public offering after abandoning sale earlier this year | masslive

      Yankee Candle Co.'s private-equity owners are reportedly considering an IPO, or an initial public offering, a move that would once again make the candle maker a public company.  Madison Dearborn Partners is working with Bank of America and Morgan Stanley on the offering, Bloomberg News reported Thursday citing unnamed sources.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Yankee Candle Co.   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    10. Here's a look at movers and shakers in tech

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      Here's a look at movers and shakers in tech

      The following personnel announcements at New England-area technology companies and organizations have been made in recent weeks.The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appointed Julie Buehler as vice chancellor of information services and strategy and chief information officer (CIO).

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Gov. Patrick announces $31M in development grants

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       Thirty-eight cities and towns across Massachusetts are set to receive $31 million in federal Community Development Block Grants. Gov. Deval Patrick says the money will help pay for housing rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure. Patrick planned to officially announce the grants Friday in West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Boston Business Journal - Pension report says consolidation plan would save $25M per year

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      A new study by the Pioneer Institute in Boston makes the case that the state’s 105 separately managed public-employee pension systems are overstaffed, inefficient and wasting approximately $25 million a year in administrative costs.  In a policy brief released late Wednesday, the local think tank said the consolidation of those plans into a more centralized management system could save up to $22.5 million in annual employment costs and another $2.3 million in stipends paid to the various board members who presently oversee each individual pension program. According to Pioneer, each system has a five-person board whose members ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. West Springfield Mayor Neffinger acts to purchase former Elks Lodge

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      West Springfield Mayor Neffinger acts to purchase former Elks Lodge

      Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger announced Wednesday that the city has put down a $20,000 deposit to buy the Elks Lodge property on Morgan Road.  The deal needs Town Council approval. During a press conference at the site, the mayor said the city will use the building as temporary quarters for the collection of the West Springfield Public Library. The building housing the library will be renovated and expanded as part of a $13.4-million project and is expected to reopen in the fall of 2015.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    14. Palmer seeks Monson water as backup for Mohegan Sun casino project including water park

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      Palmer seeks Monson water as backup for Mohegan Sun casino project including water park

      Palmer Water District No. 1 has an agreement in principle with Monson Water and Sewer Department to construct an interconnection between the two systems to provide extra water if the Mohegan Sun Massachusetts resort casino proposal becomes a reality. In other developments, Mohegan announced Wednesday a new marketing program to benefit local businesses and tourist attractions throughout the region. Through this Player's Club program, guests would be able to receive additional discounts and redemption opportunities at participating local businesses and destinations in Western and central Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    15. Proposed East Springfield biomass project remains on hold as court cases linger | masslive.com

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      Proposed East Springfield biomass project remains on hold as court cases linger | masslive.com

      A proposed biomass project on Page Boulevard remains stalled and in litigation while opponents cheered a new federal court decision they hope will provide another hurdle.  Palmer Renewable Energy, which is proposing a $150 million biomass plant at the East Springfield site, continues to pursue special permits for the project through litigation, said Peter F. Durning, a Boston lawyer representing the developer.

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    16. Westfield Bank announces earnings, dividend

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      Westfield Bank announces earnings, dividend

      Westfield Financial, Inc., the holding company for Westfield Bank, reported net income of $1.6 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, compared to $974,000, or 4 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Bank

    17. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds Electric Vehicles and Charging Station in Northampton

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      Enterprise Rent-A-Car Adds Electric Vehicles and Charging Station in Northampton

      Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced five new Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) and a charging station at its Northampton, Mass. location. “We are excited to offer these new EVs and provide even more alternatives to our customers and neighbors in Northampton.” The EVs are in addition to the hybrid vehicles already available throughout Northampton and the surrounding area, thereby increasing local residents' access to these vehicles for daily, weekly and monthly rental. "We selected this location because Northampton is a progressive community equipped with multiple charging stations that are open to the public," explained Larry Kucharski, vice president and general manager ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    18. Joey Kramer lands deal to sell his coffee at Big Y, his biggest retail partner so far

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      Joey Kramer lands deal to sell his coffee at Big Y, his biggest retail partner so far

      But Kramer is now drumming up plenty of business with supermarket chains in New England. Earlier this week, Kramer landed his biggest retail account – a distribution agreement with Springfield-based Big Y Foods, a deal that will get Kramer’s coffee line in Big Y’s nearly 60 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    19. Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

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      Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

      Western Massachusetts companies that do business overseas have high hopes that Bradley International Airport will live up to its name and reinstate its short-lived nonstop service to Amsterdam – or another European city.  During a forum held last week at the Westfield headquarters of heating and air-conditioning equipment maker Mestek, an official of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which took over airport operations from the Connecticut state Department of Transportation on July 1, gave listeners a reason to hope.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Westfield

    20. South Hadley officials supportive of creating redevelopment authority | masslive.com

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      South Hadley officials supportive of creating redevelopment authority | masslive.com

      There is a new idea percolating at Town Hall to foster economic development in the South Hadley Falls neighborhood.  A handful of town officials voiced strong support for creating a South Hadley Redevelopment Authority following a state expert’s presentation on Tuesday to the planning and selectboards, members of the municipal Community and Economic Development Commission and the public.

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    21. Chinese businessmen come to WMass

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      Chinese businessmen come to WMass

      A western Massachusetts lawmaker is hosting a group of Chinese government and business leaders on Beacon Hill.  Wilbraham Senator Gale Candaras hosted an influential group of Chinese businessmen who are on a " buying trip" to purchase goods and forge long term business relationships in Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    22. Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to regionalize housing authorities stirs opposition in Western Massachusetts

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      Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to regionalize housing authorities stirs opposition in Western Massachusetts

      Patrick’s proposal would merge public housing management - including budgeting, planning and administrative functions - into six central offices, with local communities retaining control over land use and redevelopment decisions. Several speakers said Patrick’s bill would not only eliminate local management, butl also lump different communities with different needs under one umbrella. Judy Cezeavt, a board member of the Wilbraham Housing Authority, said her town and North Adams would be under the same management.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    23. AIM Urges Secretary Sebelius to Approve Health-Reform Waiver

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      AIM Urges Secretary Sebelius to Approve Health-Reform Waiver

      AIM in its letter tells Secretary Sebelius that the association and its 5,000
      members have been consistent champions of both federal and state health reform.
      The organizations believes, however,  that Massachusetts deserves the
      opportunity to retain important elements of a groundbreaking seven-year state
      reform initiative that has extended health insurance coverage to 98 percent of
      its people.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    24. Boston consultant hired to help determine potential future uses of former Monson Developmental Center site | masslive.com

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      Boston consultant hired to help determine potential future uses of former Monson Developmental Center site | masslive.com

      The Monson Developmental Center Reuse Committee has selected a consultant to come up with a plan for the reuse of the now-closed Monson Developmental Center on State Street.  Disaster Recovery Manager Daniel J. Laroche said the Boston firm of Jones, Lang and Lasalle was selected. It will work with West Springfield-based Fuss & O'Neill on the study.

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