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    1. Springfield's Sabis International Charter School wins national recognition

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      Springfield's Sabis International Charter School wins national recognition

      George Saad, vice president of the Sabis corporation, said the recognition will serve as motivation for future accomplishments at the Springfield school.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    2. United Way of Hampshire County reaches $1.25 million goal with 3,600 individual and organizational supporters

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      United Way of Hampshire County reaches $1.25 million goal with 3,600 individual and organizational supporters

      Even before the close of its 2013 fiscal year on June 30, the United Way of Hampshire County announced it reached its ambitious campaign goal of $1.25 million through the support of 3,600 individuals and local organizations.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Ware

    3. Governor Will Let Stand Repeal of Fair-Share Assessment on Employers

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      Governor Will Let Stand Repeal of Fair-Share Assessment on Employers

      John Regan, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at AIM, said the
      new implementation date for federal penalties does not diminish the value to
      employers and consumers of eliminating Fair Share and the Medical Security Trust
      Fund.

      “The temporary presence or absence of health reform penalties does not drive
      benefit decisions for the vast majority of Massachusetts employers,” Regan said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    4. Gov. Deval Patrick signs pared down $33.6 billion state budget, vetoes $465 million in spending | masslive

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      Gov. Deval Patrick signs pared down $33.6 billion state budget, vetoes $465 million in spending | masslive

      In a showdown with state legislators, Gov. Deval L. Patrick today vetoed $465 million from the state budget including $177 million in local aid for cities and towns and $240 million in transportation funding.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield

    5. Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts | masslive

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      Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts | masslive

      “Changing the H-1B visa program will impact Boston and Massachusetts to a greater extent than they will many other parts of the United States,” Kerr said. “We’re a place that has always relied a lot on immigration in science and other technology. Our schools have lot of immigrants who graduate from them and want to stay in the United States.”

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    6. Amherst Business Improvement District hires Sarah la Cour as interim operations director

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      Amherst Business Improvement District hires Sarah la Cour as interim operations director

      La Cour is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts and a partner in Conservation Works LLC.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. West Springfield signs casino host community agreement with Hard Rock, which promises $26 million annual payments to city, region

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      West Springfield signs casino host community agreement with Hard Rock, which promises $26 million annual payments to city, region

      Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger signed a host community agreement with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England on Thursday that provides more than $26 million in annual payments to the city and region. The agreement was announced during a press conference in the municipal office building starting at 5:30 p.m. (View a summary of the agreement at the end of this article).

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    8. F-15 fighter jets based in Westfield moving temporarily to Westover in Chicopee

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      F-15 fighter jets based in Westfield moving temporarily to Westover in Chicopee

      Residents near Westover Air Reserve Base are likely to experience increased noise from training flights of F-15 Eagle fighter jets that will be stationed there or as long as six months.  About 14 of the jets from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing will be temporarily located at Westover while Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield undergoes a $30 million project to repair its runways.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   Barnes Municipal Airport

    9. Go Fresh mobile farmer's market expands in Springfield to promote healthy living

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      Go Fresh mobile farmer's market expands in Springfield to promote healthy living

      A mobile farmer’s market, featuring fresh produce for underserved neighborhoods, rolled into Court Square on Thursday – the newest stop in the three-year Go Fresh Springfield program.  Many pedestrians, including City Hall employees, took time to visit the market and purchase some of the fresh local fruits and vegetables. The program has grown from three stops to 12 stops around the city, and is part of the “Live Well Springfield” initiative to promote healthy living and activity.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    10. Springfield Chamber of Commerce endorses MGM Springfield casino plan ...

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      Springfield Chamber of Commerce endorses MGM Springfield casino plan ...

      Chamber Executive Director Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda said Thursday's announcement is a clarification of an early chamber decision to back the concept of a Springfield casino. The chamber took that position before the city chose MGM Resorts International as its entry into the Western Massachusetts casino derby.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    11. Mohegan Sun releases four traffic options for proposed $1 billion resort casino in Palmer

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      Mohegan Sun releases four traffic options for proposed $1 billion resort casino in Palmer

      In addition to the three traffic proposals that were outlined at a Town Council meeting last week, Mohegan released a fourth proposal that which shows an alternative flyover ramp design requested by the state Department of Transportation. At-large Town Councilor Paul E. Burns said he was pleased that Mohegan released the plans. Burns on Tuesday questioned why Mohegan had not yet made the plans public for its nearly $1 billion casino project, despite pledging to do so at the council meeting last week.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   West Springfield   Palmer

    12. Ground broken for new Elias Brookings Museum Magnet School in Springfield, 2 years after tornado

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      Ground broken for new Elias Brookings Museum Magnet School in Springfield, 2 years after tornado

      Two years after a devastating tornado, local and state officials, parents, staff and students celebrated the start of a project to build a new, $27.9 million Elias Brookings Museum Magnet School on Walnut Street, a short distance from the original, wrecked building. Those speaking during the groundbreaking ceremony said the project reflects the great commitment and partnership that emerged following the June 1, 2011 tornado, turning the tragedy into a great, deserved opportunity for the school and its students, the neighborhood and the city.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   West Springfield

    13. Feds nix Conn. on high-speed rail line paperwork

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      John Porcari, Deputy Secretary of Transportation, told Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that state transportation officials must keep three grants separate for the $365 million rail line from New Haven to Springfield, Mass. The federal portion is about $191 million and the state has committed about $175 million.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Holyoke Medical Center names Spiros Hatiras as president and CEO | masslive

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      Holyoke Medical Center names Spiros Hatiras as president and CEO | masslive

      The Board of Directors of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center announced Tuesday that Spiros Hatiras will become the next president and chief executive officer of Holyoke Medical Center and its affiliates.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    15. Stearns Square Thursday concerts to heat up downtown Springfield

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      Stearns Square Thursday concerts to heat up downtown Springfield

      "I can't say enough about the work that (executive director) Don Courtemanche, his crew and the SBID do in putting on these shows," Newland said. "On Thursday nights in the summertime, the CityBlock concerts show Springfield for what it truly is. A city of great character, with great restaurants and nightclubs that can be a whole lot of fun."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District   Don Courtemanche

    16. State Treasurer Steven Grossman to join officials at groundbreaking ceremony for new Elias Brookings Elementary School in Springfield

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      State Treasurer Steven Grossman to join officials at groundbreaking ceremony for new Elias Brookings Elementary School in Springfield

      State Treasurer Steven Grossman, chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, will join Jack McCarthy, the MSBA's executive director, and other officials at an 11 a.m. Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony at Elias A. Brookings Elementary School, 367 Hancock St. The brick-and-mortar building that housed the K-8 school in the city's Six Corners neighborhood was rendered unusable by the June 2011 tornado, forcing city officials to house students in temporary buildings.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    17. Manhan Internal Medicine adds staff, completes renovation

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      Manhan Internal Medicine adds staff, completes renovation

      Manhan Internal Medicine, a family medicine practice made up of four health-care providers, recently completed an office renovation that doubles the space and makes an on-site blood draw station available to patients. The practice also brought on two additional physician assistants as well. In this way, the practice is building on a model that Mark Bigda, an internist with a focus on adult and family medicine, sees as the way forward for family medicine at a time when physicians are backing away from family practice to focus on a specialty.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    18. 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Sylvia Hatchell tells hall of fame crowd to follow their passion

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      2013 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Sylvia Hatchell tells hall of fame crowd to follow their passion

      It was her first time at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And she almost missed it. Sylvia Hatchell, the University of North Carolina women’s coach, spoke to a crowd of more than 40 people Tuesday as part of the 60 Days of Summer program. A delayed flight caused Hatchell to walk through the door just minutes before her scheduled speaking time, something she hopes doesn’t happen again in a few months. A member of the Class of 2013, Hatchell will be enshrined Sept. 8.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    19. Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

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      Regional Business Opportunities from Paris Air Show

      But we also joined with the Hartford-Springfield Economic
      Partnership and the State of Connecticut in a lead generation initiative for
      New England’s Knowledge Corridor©. We met with over 20 international companies (from
      France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Israel, Italy, even Liechtenstein) that have
      an interest in the US market.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor   Michael Graney

    20. 40 Under Forty Event 2013 | BusinessWest

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      40 Under Forty Event 2013 | BusinessWest

      More than 650 people flocked to the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House on June 20 to celebrate BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2013 and the many accomplishments of its members. Attendees enjoyed picture perfect weather, fine food, and perhaps the best networking event of the year.

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    21. Hasbro pays $112M for mobile game developer

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      Hasbro pays $112M for mobile game developer

      The Company’s DragonVale game was the number one top grossing iPad app and the number four top grossing iPhone app of 2012, according to Backflip.  The move will help Hasbro to advance its popular brands which include My Little Pony, Transformers, and Monopoly into all forms, according to Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner. “As mobile play continues its rapid growth, Backflip’s leadership position, great games and established network of users, makes Hasbro a more meaningful participant in digital gaming.”

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      Mentions:   Hasbro, Inc.

    22. MassMutual and Western New England University School of Law give high school students a taste of the law profession | masslive

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      MassMutual and Western New England University School of Law give high school students a taste of the law profession | masslive

      'We've always thought that the strength of our community is its diversity,' said Eric J. Gouvin, professor and newly appointed dean of the Western New England law school. 'It would be great if the face of the profession would look a lot more like the faces in that room.'

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

    23. Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway subject of 2015 deadline for Springfield to improve access

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      Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway subject of 2015 deadline for Springfield to improve access

      A state board has granted the city until Dec. 1, 2015, to provide a new ramp system to allow unhampered handicapped accessibility to the 3.7 mile Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway in Springfield.  In a recent letter, the state’s Architectural Access Board listed the 2015 deadline for demolishing an existing, often-malfunctioning elevator, and extending an existing ramp to provide improved access to the bikeway.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    24. Health-care jobs important to Springfield economy, but where is the growth? | masslive

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      Health-care jobs important to Springfield economy, but where is the growth? | masslive

      Fourteen percent of the jobs in Greater Springfield are in the health-care industry, placing the Pioneer Valley among the top 20 metropolitan areas nationally in terms of the share of employment made up by health-care jobs.  The numbers are from a Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program MetroMonitor report on health care and its importance in the economies of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

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