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    1. Union Station in Northampton proposed to be converted into banquet facility

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      Union Station in Northampton proposed to be converted into banquet facility

      Union Station, the building by the railroad tracks that has been dormant as a restaurant since 2011, will be coming back to life as a banquet facility. Three Northampton businessmen, Jeremiah Micka, David Fortier and John Rhoades, operating as Notch 8 Inc., have a purchase and sales agreement to buy the rail-side property, including an adjacent parking lot, from owner Matthew Pitoniak.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    2. Veterans search for jobs at the 'Employ Wisdom, Hire a Vet' job fair in Chicopee

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      Veterans search for jobs at the 'Employ Wisdom, Hire a Vet' job fair in Chicopee

      This is the second straight year that the city of Chicopee and Employer Support of The Guard And Reserve has hosted its 'Employ Wisdom, Hire a Vet', said Kimberly A. Babin, director of Veterans Services for the city. The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce also helped out with recruiting employers.
      Besides the 20-or so employers on site, Hero 2 Hired, a program of the Department of Defense, has access to 3.7 million jobs and 100,00 employers across the country through its website, said Lonnie D. Lawrence, a program analyst with Hero 2 Hired. Hero 2 Hired was at ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. $2.5 million Western Avenue renovation project set for public hearing in Westfield

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      $2.5 million Western Avenue renovation project set for public hearing in Westfield

      Plans continue to move forward on the $2.5 million Western Avenue upgrade project with another public meeting on the issue scheduled for June 17 that will allow residents to voice concerns on the initiative that has been 10 years in the making.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    4. Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

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      Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans to announce more than $100 million in grants for life-sciences-related capital projects in the Pioneer Valley at a press conference at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences industry, his office announced in a prepared statement.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    5. Springfield Technical Community College students help colleague found MJ's Mobile Detailing Service

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      Springfield Technical Community College students help colleague found MJ's Mobile Detailing Service

      Springfield Technical Community College student Mark Chamberlain, 27, of Hampden, still shakes his head in disbelief when he thinks about how his car-detailing business got off the ground. What started out as a night at the bar, chatting with his buddies about possible business ideas, prompted the small group to take their ideas to the next level. Today, Chamberlain, along with his friend and business partner, Joseph Carlos, of Springfield, is the successful owner of MJ's Mobile Detailing Service.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    6. Springfield College aids literacy efforts at Elias Brookings and William DeBerry elementary schools

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      Springfield College aids literacy efforts at Elias Brookings and William DeBerry elementary schools

      Springfield College students visit DeBerry and Brookings elementary schools each year during the college's annual Humanics in Action Day to read to students, and the college's Partners Program, which pairs 80 students annually with children from DeBerry and Brookings schools for weekly sessions, has served more than 1,200 youngsters in its 20-year history.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    7. Amherst Town Meeting dismisses proposal to seek conservation restriction on land sited for student housing

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      Amherst Town Meeting dismisses proposal to seek conservation restriction on land sited for student housing

      The Georgia-based Landmark Properties has an option to buy 154 acres of land owned by W.D. Cowls for $6.5 million and wants to develop and manage a project called "The Retreat," a community of 190 cottage-style units of student housing.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    8. Strategic Choices | BusinessWest

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      Strategic Choices | BusinessWest

      In 1998, when Jason Mark was teaching a class on Internet strategy, he told students that, before they used any type of technology to create a website, they needed to identify their goals and what they were trying to accomplish.
      “Even though there is so much different technology that developers can use today, the exact same process still needs to take place,” said the co-founder of Gravity Switch in Northampton. “People need to know what their goals are, and businesses should not assume that technology will fix all their problems. If it were that easy, their competitors would have already ...

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    9. Elevating Their Game | BusinessWest

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      Elevating Their Game | BusinessWest

      Mary Kay Wydra, exective director of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, agreed. She told BusinessWest that the bureau, which was in what she called “survival mode” during and just after the Great Recession, when visitorship was down and the state was cutting back its contributions to such organizations, is now being much more aggressive in pursuit of conventions, meetings, and events — and sports can and should be a big part of that equation.

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    10. State awards $1.1 million in Vocational School Equipment grants

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      State awards $1.1 million in Vocational School Equipment grants

      The 64 vocational technical programs in Massachusetts represent more than 44,000 students. These schools offer hands-on learning in a number of innovative educational programs to support a range of career fields, especially growing work force sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy and information technology.

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      Mentions:   Timothy P Murray

    11. Palmer Foundry expands, thrives making things of aluminum

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      Palmer Foundry expands, thrives making things of aluminum

      Robert M. Logan, president of Palmer Foundry walked though the company's shipping warehouse pointing at crates full of finished cast aluminum parts and rattling off their destinations: the West Coast, Europe, Canada, China and other parts of Asia.

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      Mentions:   Palmer

    12. Peter Picknelly, investors, add Duval Precision Grinding in Chicopee to portfolio

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      Peter Picknelly, investors, add Duval Precision Grinding in Chicopee to portfolio

      Investors Peter A. Picknelly, the chief executive officer of Peter Pan Bus Lines, Getz and Brian Stefano bought Duval at the end of last year, adding the precision grinding company to a portfolio of businesses including Camfour, a firearm sporting-goods wholesaler in Westfield, Hill Country, a similar wholesaler in Texas, and Belt Technologies in Agawam, which manufactures specialty stainless steel belts for industrial use, including making the inside of McDonald's hamburger grills work properly.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Chicopee   Westfield

    13. State data center nears opening on Springfield's Elliot Street

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      State data center nears opening on Springfield's Elliot Street

      The state has been moving equipment, setting it up and performing tests at the new state data center on Elliot Street at the former Technical High School since February

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Technical High School

    14. 11 Massachusetts farms to get $700,000 in grants announced by Gov. Deval Patrick during visit to Kosinski Farm in Westfield

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      11 Massachusetts farms to get $700,000 in grants announced by Gov. Deval Patrick during visit to Kosinski Farm in Westfield

      Gene M. and Susan J. Kosinski, along with their sons, Michael G. and Edward J. Kosinski, greeted Patrick, as well as Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, making his last public appearance as lieutenant governor, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan and Commissioner of Agriculture Greg Watson to their 80-year-old farm located at Russellville and North roads.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   Timothy P Murray

    15. Northampton I-91 Exit 19 interchange goes into design phase; work projected to be done by 2019

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      Northampton I-91 Exit 19 interchange goes into design phase; work projected to be done by 2019

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is proceeding into the design phase of a plan to reconfigure the Interstate 91 interchange at exit 19. The plan, called Alternative 13A, features a roundabout at the foot of the ramp coming off the northbound lanes of I-91 and a new, wider entrance ramp off Bridge Street into the southbound lanes. There is no southbound exit in the plan. To get onto I-91 north, motorists will still have to drive down Damon Road to its intersection with King Street.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    16. Amherst College seeks stronger footing after $245M science-center stumble

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      Amherst College seeks stronger footing after $245M science-center stumble

      Weinman said the college intends to restart development of its science center once a new, more appropriate construction site is identified.

      In President Martin’s email earlier this month, she said “demands” of the previous site were contributing to cost overruns and unanticipated delays, adding that the college is committed to complete the new center on schedule in 2018.

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      Mentions:   Amherst College   Amherst

    17. Gov. Deval L. Patrick delivers keynote at STCC 46th commencement

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      Gov. Deval L. Patrick delivers keynote at STCC 46th commencement

      SPRINGFIELD — As Springfield Technical Community College graduated its largest class in its history, keynote speaker Gov. Deval L. Patrick told each member of the Class of 2013 he or she is living the American dream.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center

    18. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal: Springfield's $200 million State Street redevelopment project is nearing completion

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      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal: Springfield's $200 million State Street redevelopment project is nearing completion

      At a news conference outside the Springfield Library and Museums, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said street improvements underway in the Armory-Quadrangle neighborhood represent the last stage of a project that already includes the new federal court house on State Street and the soon-to-be-completed state data center on Elliot Street.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    19. June 20 Advanced Manufacturing Summit

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      June 20 Advanced Manufacturing Summit

      Manufacturing is dead in Massachusetts, right? WRONG! For
      those of you who agree with the EDC’s position on this, we encourage you to
      attend the Advanced Manufacturing Summit, to be held on June 20, 2013 at Gillette
      Stadium.

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      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    20. Spfld plant bought by Chinese company

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      Spfld plant bought by Chinese company

      A food company in Springfield was purchased by a company in China. Carando Foods on Carando Drive, which is part of Smithfield Foods, was just acquired by Shuanghui. At a price tag of more than $4.7 billion dollars, it's the largest purchase of a U.S. company by a Chinese company.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. MA vocational schools receiving grants

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      MA vocational schools receiving grants

      Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray announced more than $1 million in grants for vocational school Wednesday; this could impact a local school near you. 25 vocational school districts across Massachusetts are getting more than $1 million in grants to better equip their students with the challenges of the modern workforce. Franklin County Technical School District and Springfield Public Schools are some of the western Massachusetts schools that will receive money.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Timothy P Murray

    22. West of the River Chamber sets annual meeting

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      West of the River Chamber sets annual meeting

      The West of the River Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual breakfast meeting on June 20 at 7 a.m. at Chez Josef in Agawam. The event is sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino of New England and will kick off with the welcoming of new chairman Ken Vincunas of Development Associates and the incoming board of directors.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Development Associates

    23. Great New England Wings & Wheels show will bring World War II aircraft and vintage cars to Westover in Chicopee

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      Great New England Wings & Wheels show will bring World War II aircraft and vintage cars to Westover in Chicopee

      The “first edition” of the Great New England Wings & Wheels show will debut Aug. 24 and 25 at Westover Metropolitan Airport, 255 Padgette St. Planning for the show came about in the wake of the federal budget sequestration’s effects on military air shows around the nation. This show will take place on the civilian portion of Westover and is not expected to include any active military aircraft.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    24. Daniel Warwick: Springfield graduates bring honor, pride to educators, community

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      Daniel Warwick: Springfield graduates bring honor, pride to educators, community

      For superintendents, graduation is the pinnacle event of the year. But, commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2013 will hold a special meaning for me because after more than four decades as an educator, this year I have the distinct honor and privilege of declaring the graduates of the Springfield Public Schools.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Springfield

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