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    1. Area malls welcoming new stores, businesses and changes in 2012

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2012)

      Area malls welcoming new stores, businesses and changes in 2012

      "Generally, what's been happening is that malls are trying to be more responsive to their competition, from other stores and the Internet. Most malls now are shifting their focus to becoming entertainment centers," Costanzo said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    2. First Niagara Bank gives $50K grant to Springfield YMCA for teen programs

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2012)

      First Niagara Bank gives $50K grant to Springfield YMCA for teen programs

      The YMCA of Greater Springfield announced recently that it has received a $50,000 grant from First Niagara Bank to support its Y-AIM program. Y-AIM (Achieve academically, Inspire to attend college, Move toward personal, family and community advancement) works to provide talented, underachieving at-risk youth entering the ninth grade with a solid support system throughout all four years of high school.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    3. 'Training and Workforce Options' is a program offered by Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2012)

      'Training and Workforce Options' is a program offered by Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College

      Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College joined efforts in October to establish Training and Workforce Options, or “TWO,” in which the two institutions combine their resources to offer training suited to a company’s needs.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    4. Solutia Inc. donates $30,000 to the Springfield post-tornado revitalization effort

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2012)

      Solutia Inc. donates $30,000 to the Springfield post-tornado revitalization effort

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, joined Sullivan in thanking Solutia for the donation during a press conference conducted at the federal courthouse on State Street. Solutia Plant Manager David Lahr presented the check, and was joined by union leaders from the plant.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    5. Bradley International Airport plan expected to prevent long runway delays

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2012)

      Bradley International Airport plan expected to prevent long runway delays

      Since the Oct. 29 storm, the FAA, TSA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, airlines, ground services, DOT, and the newly-created Connecticut Airport Authority developed the plans and programs announced on Thursday, the authority said.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    6. MassMutual reports strong sales, lower earnings

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2012)

      MassMutual reports strong sales, lower earnings

      But sales of MassMutual’s core products, retirement plans and whole-life insurance policies, remained strong, according to a company news release. For the year ended 2011, sales for whole-life insurance were $241 million, up 2 percent from $237 million in 2010, and retirement plan sales from its Retirement Services business totaled $6 billion, up 13 percent from $5.3 billion in 2010. Both were record levels for the company.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual

    7. Baystate welcomes first patient in the Davis Family Heart & Vascular Center at its new "Hospital of the Future"

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2012)

      Baystate welcomes first patient in the Davis Family Heart & Vascular Center at its new "Hospital of the Future"

      The center is part of the $296 million MassMutual Wing at the hospital, a 640,000-square-foot addition that will also house a new emergency room due to open in November. Even then the new wing will still have unfinished space for future expansion.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Springfield, other high schools offering more college-level Advanced Placement courses

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2012)

      Springfield, other high schools offering more college-level Advanced Placement courses

      The program, run through the non-profit Mass Insight, provides assistance so schools can expand Advanced Placement offerings in math, science, technology and English. They pay for teacher training, textbooks and stipends for educators who run Saturday study sessions and reduce the cost of the test.  A dozen Western Massachusetts schools including Central and the High School of Science and Technology in Springfield, Easthampton High, Palmer High, and West Springfield High are all members of the initiative.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    9. Westfield prepares to launch $400,000 transportation study

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 2 2012)

      Westfield prepares to launch $400,000 transportation study

      Six consultants, none local, have submitted proposals in response to the planned joint study by Westfield and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. The anticipated cost of the review is $400,000, financed by the state’s Department of Transportation.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Mason Square supermarket could be viable, according to CEO who has made urban stores work

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 1 2012)

      Mason Square supermarket could be viable, according to CEO who has made urban stores work

      A full-line supermarket complete with fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices could be profitable in the low-income Mason Square neighborhood, according to a man who's built a successful chain of ShopRite supermarkets in inner-city Philadelphia.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield Technical Community College   Stop & Shop

    11. MGM Resorts unveils website about Brimfield casino; plans to send newsletters about project to all residents

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 1 2012)

      MGM Resorts unveils website about Brimfield casino; plans to send newsletters about project to all residents

      MGM Resorts International has launched a website for its proposed $600 million-plus Rolling Hills Resort & Casino, and plans to send out informational packets to all residents about the project planned for the northwest corner of town.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   The Republican

    12. "PLAYING IN THE VALLEY"

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 1 2012)

      "PLAYING IN THE VALLEY"

      The Video Gaming industry is growing in Massachusetts. Video gaming represents a $2 billion dollar industry and employs almost 4,000 people across the state

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College

    13. Spheres of Influence

      Explore BusinessWest (Mar 1 2012)

      Spheres of Influence

      Through most of his career in the plastics business, Mel O’Leary has kept a low profile. Make that a very low profile. Indeed, over the course of the past 29 years, during which he’s shaped Meredith-Springfield into one of the nation’s more accomplished blow-molding specialists, O’Leary has let the company’s products — actually, other people’s products, ranging from maple-syrup containers to detergent bottles — do the talking for him.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Holyoke Planning Board meeting on $16 million Big Y project postponed

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 29 2012)

      O’Connell Development Group here is planning a commercial project with two buildings and 110,000 square feet of retail that might include a restaurant, bank and other stores, officials said.  Supporters have said the project will benefit the city with 250 jobs, $400,000 a year in property tax revenue and restoring life to a dormant site.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    15. Westfield schedules road upgrades at Barnes Regional Airport

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 29 2012)

      Westfield schedules road upgrades at Barnes Regional Airport

      City officials will open bids March 15 on an estimated $1.3 million relocation of an access road at Barnes Regional Airport.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    16. 'Picture Westfield' project, on view at Westfield Athenaeum in March, captures city life

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 29 2012)

      'Picture Westfield' project, on view at Westfield Athenaeum in March, captures city life

      The “Picture Westfield” project, conceived by Kate Deviny, the former special collections and technology librarian at the Westfield Athenaeum (now the director at the Great Barrington Libraries), and Eileen Doherty, a photographer and volunteer, is a study in a typical week in the city.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Westfield State University   Springfield

    17. Mass. foodmaker buys CT's Grote & Weigel

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Feb 29 2012)

      The company, which shut its doors earlier this month, has found salvation from Massachusetts food maker J. Polep Distribution Services, which bought Grote's assets from a bank and has pledged to reopen production facilities on Monday.

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    18. Manufacturers hire in tech and management

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Feb 29 2012)

      Manufacturers hire in tech and management

      Among Massachusetts manufacturers, the greatest percentage of advertised job openings were in the computer equipment sector at 28 percent, followed by positions in pharmaceutical and medicine at 24.7 percent. The most sought-after occupations by state manufacturers included sales and customer service representatives, computer and information technology-related positions, and managers.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    19. Charters for two new proposed schools granted in Springfield and Holyoke

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      The Baystate Academy Charter School will open in fall 2013. The school will be located in Springfield and will enroll a maximum of 560 students in grades 6-12. The Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School will open in fall 2012. The regional school will be located in Holyoke and include the towns of West Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, South Hadley and Northampton. The school will enroll a maximum of 500 students in grades 9-12.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    20. Eric Carle Museum announces 10th anniversary celebration

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      “Our founders, Eric and Barbara Carle, dreamed of creating a museum that would celebrate picture books and inspire a love of art and reading,” says Alexandra Kennedy, executive director. “We’re very proud of the many ways the Museum has fulfilled that mission. In just ten years The Carle has become a vital center for artists, writers, teachers, librarians, scholars, and families — a place where important conversations about the future of art, books, and education happen every day.”

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      Mentions:   Amherst   The Republican

    21. New MassMutual wing promises natural healing

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      New MassMutual wing promises natural healing

      The new MassMutual Wing and Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center on the Springfield campus of Baystate Medical Center borrow from Mother Nature when it comes to the healing arts.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president: Bay State poised to take advantage of recovery, but problems loom

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president: Bay State poised to take advantage of recovery, but problems loom

      The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield drew 585 people to the MassMutual Center for the annual luncheon, said Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers. In recent years, the chambers had hosted the lunch at Chez Josef in Agawam. But the chambers moved this year’s event to Springfield in recognition of the city’s recovery from the devastating tornadoes.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   The Republican

    23. MAAC basketball tournament fans expected to bring business to MassMutual Center and downtown Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      MAAC basketball tournament fans expected to bring business to MassMutual Center and downtown Springfield

      The MAAC – it stands for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – is bringing 20 teams – 10 women's and 10 men’s teams. A few of those teams have already committed to bringing cheerleaders, dance teams and pep bands, according to the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. The tourism bureau also estimates that up to 2,000 hotel and motel rooms will be booked over the five days from March 1 to March 5.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. Officials to gather in Boston to introduce the Northeast Climate Sciene Center at UMass-Amherst

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      In October 2011, the federal government awarded a $7.5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts to create the Northeast Climate Science Center, which will study how climate change affects ecosystems, wildlife, water, and other resources from Maine to Missouri. The Amherst center is among eight national climate centers created to study the effects of climate change.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Amherst

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