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    1. Women honored for vision in helping detained teens

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 18 2011)

      Women honored for vision in helping detained teens Judith S. Cohen, a volunteer, and Jennifer A. LaValley, educational director of the program, were honored recently at the Common Ground Inclusion Awards. The ceremony was held at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    2. Massachusetts Avoids Political, Economic Fury in 2011

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Aug 18 2011)

      The political and economic battles that usually consume Massachusetts seemed to rage mostly outside the borders of the commonwealth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Rick Lord

    3. In tight economy, Pioneer Valley experts look to fire up regional job engines

      Explore GazetteNET (Aug 17 2011)

      In tight economy, Pioneer Valley experts look to fire up regional job engines Though he called the regional economy "sluggish," Allan Blair of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, says companies here remain sound. They are, however, moving cautiously - holding off on hiring and watching what they spend - because of the volatility around the world. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Coca-Cola   Springfield

    4. Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville: Springfield's Renaissance School can be "national model in education"

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2011)

      Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville: Springfield's Renaissance School can be "national model in education" Secretary of Education Paul Reville praised the performance of the 1170 Carew St. magnet school, saying it has set high standards while turning out students who are academically and socially accomplished. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Renaissance School   Springfield

    5. INTERNATIONAL DELEGATIONS VISITING WESTERN MASS

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 17 2011)

        The EDC has pursued an international business development strategy for the past few years. We recognized that as business was becoming increasingly global, we needed to position the region to take advantage of opportunities. Our initial goal was to increase the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (“FDI”) into the region. This remains a goal, but it has been joined by finding opportunities for companies from our region in the global marketplace.   One of our tactics has been to work with economic development and trade and investment agencies from different countries around the (primarily developed) world to assess opportunities for trade ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    6. UMass' growing cost of debt making it difficult to invest in faculty, projects, new president Robert Caret says

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2011)

      UMass' growing cost of debt making it difficult to invest in faculty, projects, new president Robert Caret says The growing cost of covering debt is crowding out the ability of the University of Massachusetts’ five campuses to invest in faculty, staff and other projects and is driving up tuition and fees for students, UMass president Robert Caret said Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson

    7. Massachusetts ranked 3rd in nation for children's overall well-being, Kids Count report says

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      Massachusetts ranked 3rd in nation for children's overall well-being, Kids Count report says More Massachusetts children are in school and fewer are giving birth than in 2000, helping to make Massachusetts one of the best states for children’s overall well-being. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    8. UMass drug-testing lab may be closed by state health officials

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 16 2011)

      Jennifer Manley, communications director for the state Department of Public Health, issued a statement on Tuesday that said: “As a result of the ongoing national economic downturn, agencies across state government have experienced unprecedented budgetary constraints. We are in the process of developing implementation plans for the FY12 budget, and no decisions have been made regarding the UMass Lab.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announces $230,000 in grants to assist with tornado recovery plans

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 16 2011)

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announces $230,000 in grants to assist with tornado recovery plans Murray announced the planning grants during a Springfield visit and tour of the Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start program office on Madison Avenue in the Maple High-Six Corners area, which was among buildings that were damaged, (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    10. Legacy of Growth

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 16 2011)

      Legacy of Growth Sean Gray says Berkshire Bank has become adept at mergers in recent years — not only executing them, but choosing the right ones. “Acquisition is one of our core competencies. We’re very focused on growth,” said Gray, executive vice president of retail banking for the Pittsfield-based institution. Indeed, late last month, Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., the bank’s parent company, completed the acquisition of Legacy Bancorp Inc., also based in Pittsfield, and merged the two banks under the Berkshire Bank banner. The deal leaves Berkshire Hills with more than $4 billion in assets and a branch network of 63 locations ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    11. To a Higher Plane

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 16 2011)

      To a Higher Plane Like all financial institutions in the region, Chicopee Savings Bank is struggling to grow in a challenging environment marked by historically low interest rates, razor-thin margins, and unparalleled competition. Despite the hurdles, the institution has managed to grow market share, increase deposits, and, in general, position itself for when there is less turbulence. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    12. Recovery in Slow Motion

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 16 2011)

      Recovery in Slow Motion Jeff Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, took a glass-half-full outlook on the current situation, as might be expected given his title, but he said that the growing level of uncertainty will certainly challenge the economy to make any significant gains over the last third of the year. “Core businesses, including manufacturers, seem to be holding their own, and there have been relatively few layoffs,” he said while describing the regional picture, adding quickly that Baystate’s workforce reduction and a smaller cutback at Hasbro earlier in the year have been the notable exceptions. And ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hasbro, Inc.   Jeff Ciuffreda

    13. STR Holdings' QA business selling to UL - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 16 2011)

      Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) has agreed to acquire the quality assurance business of STR Holdings Inc. for an estimated $275 million in cash. (Read Full Article)

    14. The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 16 2011)

      The brain gain -- Retaining our precious talent - Mass High Tech Business News Economic growth and its resulting jobs are driven by innovation. Innovation comes from talented people. Last year, CNBC named Massachusetts the No. 1 state in education and No. 2 in access to capital. We must work together and do everything possible to earn the No. 1 spot in retaining talent as well. Our success, and the future success of the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Boston Fed

    15. Six Flags New England working to add new roller coaster ride to its Agawam amusement park

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 15 2011)

      Six Flags New England working to add new roller coaster ride to its Agawam amusement park Six Flags New England is working to replace one of its original rides with a new attraction, a roller coaster to be called the "Giant Inverted Boomerang." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Six Flags New England   The Republican

    16. More than 800 athletes compete in 2011 JCC Maccabi Games in Springfield

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      More than 800 athletes compete in 2011 JCC Maccabi Games in Springfield Rain could not wipe out the soccer games for the 2011 JCC Maccabi Games at American International College on Monday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    17. $9 million mortgage taken out on former Hill & Dale Mall site in Northampton

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 15 2011)

      $9 million mortgage taken out on former Hill & Dale Mall site in Northampton Colvest-Northampton, a Connecticut-based group that is developing the former Hill & Dale Mall on King Street, has taken out a $9 million mortgage on the property, a sign some believe bodes well for a high quality project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Colvest Group   Berkshire Bank   Northampton

    18. Governor Malloy ratifies creation of Connecticut Airport Authority, a quasi-public agency to oversee Bradley International Airport

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 15 2011)

      Governor Malloy ratifies creation of Connecticut Airport Authority, a quasi-public agency to oversee Bradley International Airport The quasi-public agency frees Bradley and the state’s five other general aviation airports from the state Department of Transportation’s control, with the goal of minimizing the bureaucratic red tape that has hindered airport development and operations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican   Donald Williams

    19. Webster Bank pledges $40,000 to Baystate Medical Center's capital campaign

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      Webster Bank pledges $40,000 to Baystate Medical Center's capital campaign Webster Bank has pledged $40,000 to the capital campaign for Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   The Republican

    20. LEGO showcases upgrades to North American headquarters in Enfield

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      LEGO showcases upgrades to North American headquarters in Enfield The new, cutting-edge space at Enfield will accommodate the growing toy manufacturer’s need for more office space to house an ever-expanding employee base. The new offices include single-story and double-story spaces, some featuring creative, open floor plans and others featuring more traditional spaces. Home to LEGO’s R&D operations, the space puts visitors face-to-face with such colorful fixtures as a 15-foot-long saber toothed tiger crafted from LEGO building bricks, and a LEGO model of Lightning McQueen, the freewheeling racecar of Disney/Pixar’s Cars. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   The Republican   Calare Properties

    21. Peter Pan Bus Lines to debut premium express service for Springfield to Hartford run

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      Peter Pan Bus Lines to debut premium express service for Springfield to Hartford run It’s for highway rollers at Peter Pan Bus Lines Inc. in Springfield. Peter Pan and business partner Greyhound introduced their premium express service to Springfield through Hartford to New York City Aug. 16. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    22. Editorial: As national economy limps along, the Bay State's economy is running just fine

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      We’re not entirely sure why Massachusetts is enjoying a recovery that most expected would be firmly in place by now around most of the country. Perhaps it’s the Bay State’s powerful arsenal of growth companies, combined with a very large and stable university and medical community, along with a construction industry finally coming out of its doldrums. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    23. Class in Student Leadership in Asset Management program get hard life lesson in unpredictable stock market

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      Class in Student Leadership in Asset Management program get hard life lesson in unpredictable stock market The Student Leadership and Asset Management program brought together 21 local students, some are college students and some are at the Springfield High School for Science and Technology. David J. Callahan, chairman and CEO of Palmer Paving, founded the program with a $150,000 donation to provide summer jobs for area youth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Palmer   Western New England University

    24. Officials cut ribbon on $500,000 renovation of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2011)

      Officials cut ribbon on $500,000 renovation of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center Dr. Elizabeth Boyle, the clinic’s medical director, said that patients and staff are excited to see the expanded space intended to foster improved access, direct patient care and high quality services. The renovations took place in a section of the building that was previously used for office space. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Baystate Health   Springfield

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