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    1. Holyoke plan for $168 million high performance computing center proceeds through regulatory channels

      Explore masslive.com (May 3 2011)

      Holyoke plan for $168 million high performance computing center proceeds through regulatory channels The plan for a $168 million high performance computing center for downtown is before the Conservation Commission and the Stormwater Authority, with only minor issues, an official said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke   The Republican

    2. CL&P Announces Electric Vehicle Research Study

      Explore businesswire.com (May 3 2011)

      NU has already installed charging stations at company offices in Berlin and Hartford, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Manchester, New Hampshire. Additionally, NU’s Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) subsidiary has one customer site installed and another planned. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    3. Mass. med device exports grow

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      “The new Deloitte analysis of the medical device industry in the state shows device companies are still creating hundreds of jobs and the trend line for the future looks even brighter as we come further out of the global recession,” MassMedic President Tom Sommer said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMedic   Tom Sommer

    4. Springfield College receives Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts for renovation of historic Judd Gymnasia

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2011)

      Springfield College receives Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts for renovation of historic Judd Gymnasia On May 4th, Preservation Massachusetts will honor Springfield College with a Paul E. Tsongas Award in recognition of their adaptive reuse project at Judd Gymnasia which includes the Stitzer YMCA Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Viewpoint, Springfield Schools Superintendent Alan Ingram: Leave race out of teacher hiring decisions

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2011)

      Viewpoint, Springfield Schools Superintendent Alan Ingram: Leave race out of teacher hiring decisions The best teachers are highly qualified, caring, engaging and effective. They come in many packages. They are men and women; fresh out of college and veteran teachers. Some live in the community where they teach, others commute greater distances. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    6. Editorial: Now's time to prime the Western Massachusetts economy

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2011)

      Editorial: Now's time to prime the Western Massachusetts economy Local public and private sector leaders are patiently laying the groundwork for projects ranging from a $168 million high-performance data center to a spate of solar energy projects across the region. Still it will take time for the west to catch up with the west. . (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    7. UMass Entrepreneurship Initiative class teaches inventors to think about business fundamentals

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2011)

      Andrew Day calls himself an inventor entrepreneur. But when the Longmeadow man approached South Hadley investor Paul Silva with his plan to create gasoline, he was talking in terms of “mass and energy balances. I thought I was talking about business.” But to Silva it wasn’t a business at all. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    8. Massachusetts job numbers gradually improving despite no help from state's largest employers

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      Massachusetts job numbers gradually improving despite no help from state's largest employers With economic conditions steadily improving, the state has still managed to boost its employment by just 1.1 percent in the past year (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Raytheon   Springfield

    9. Springfield-based NXT Nutritionals gets Pentagon OK to sell Susta sweetner on military bases

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2011)

      Springfield-based NXT Nutritionals gets Pentagon OK to sell Susta sweetner on military bases A sweetener with its roots in Springfield is starting to show up in military chow lines both stateside and around the World. NXT Nutritionals, a 6-year-old company with offices on East Columbus Street, has received Pentagon approval to sell its Susta sweetener and Healthy Dairy-brand of smoothies and yogurt cups containing Susta for use in military dining halls, including the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   The Republican

    10. STCC President Ira Rubenzahl says community college certificate programs offer a quick start for unemployment

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2011)

      STCC President Ira Rubenzahl says community college certificate programs offer a quick start for unemployment ”Enrollment has risen rapidly in our certificate programs,” says Leona Ittleman, Dean of the School of Business and Information Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   The Republican

    11. Amherst Town Meeting to consider long-term lease for solar project at closed landfill

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2011)

      Amherst Town Meeting to consider long-term lease for solar project at closed landfill The town is working with Boston-based BlueWave Capital LLC to build the solar generating system. The project could produce 4.75 megawatts of electricity, enough to provide energy to all town buildings and schools, street lights and more. Depending on the cost of energy over time, the project could save the town about $25 million during the next 25 to 30 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   The Republican

    12. Massachusetts School Building Authority releases Needs Survey report

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2011)

      Massachusetts School Building Authority releases Needs Survey report Schools across Western Massachusetts received mixed ratings, with dozens of capital and renovation projects in the works around the region. Authority officials said that over 84 percent of the state’s 1,757 public schools received good scores for building conditions and less than 2 percent, 23 schools, received the poorest rating. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    13. Holyoke eyes former H.H. Richardson-designed train station on Bowers Street to be new train station

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      Holyoke eyes former H.H. Richardson-designed train station on Bowers Street to be new train station The city is seeking a developer for a partnership to do the $3 million renovation of the old train station. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Kathleen G. Anderson

    14. Clean energy is good business for Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2011)

      Clean energy is good business for Massachusetts Clean-energy investors and entrepreneurs will find these figures encouraging. For manufacturers and other Massachusetts businesses sensitive to power costs, this news may be less heartening. Massachusetts sits at the end of the energy pipeline, which means electricity costs in the Bay State are consistently some of the highest in the nation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   The Republican

    15. Census 2010 data show "white flight" trend continues for Massachusetts cities

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2011)

      “The American Dream is, if you can afford it, you buy a home in suburbia,” Swan said. “That’s been traditional. Some of that is still taking place. A lot of young white folk who are successful in Springfield – career people who are successful – they will buy a home in Longmeadow, or a home in Hampden or Wilbraham if they have the opportunity to do so. In fact, some young blacks will do the same thing.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Northampton

    16. Massachusetts economy grows by 4.2%; Western Mass. still lags behind

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2011)

      Buoyed by a brisk high-tech sector, the state’s gross product grew at an annualized rate of 4.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to a report released Thursday by MassBenchmarks, a study of the state’s economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    17. Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 28 2011)

      Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program MassDEP Commissioner Kenneth L. Kimmell said Springfield's recycling has increased by 60 percent since the program launched in 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    18. TD Bank to add 100-plus new jobs in Mass. | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Apr 28 2011)

      TD Bank plans to add more than 100 jobs in Massachusetts over the next 18 months as the lender expands its branch network and boosts its commercial lending operations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank

    19. MassMutual to lay off 75 IT employees from Springfield operation

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2011)

      MassMutual to lay off 75 IT employees from Springfield operation Mark E. Cybulski, director of corporate relations, said the layoffs were the result of a review of operations for its Enterprise Technology Organization, which is in charge of information technology systems. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2011)

      Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield The project, to be called S.S. Goodwin Street, and formally 225 Goodwin St., will generate enough electricity to power 350 to 400 homes, according to Carl J. Frattini, the electric company’s director of business development. He addressed about 20 residents who had gathered at the American Legion Hall on Oak Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    21. Holyoke breaks ground on new $8.1 million senior center

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      Holyoke breaks ground on new $8.1 million senior center A ceremonial ground-breaking Wednesday previewed the construction that is scheduled to begin in late May on a new, $8.1 million senior center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield   The Republican

    22. OriginLab to Release Origin 8.5.1 and OriginPro 8.5.1

      Explore InfoTech Spotlight (Apr 27 2011)

      We have two offices in Massachusetts: our corporate headquarters, located in Northampton and our development office, located in Wellesley Hills. OriginLab also has a subsidiary in Guangzhou China to offer support during business hours in Europe and Asia. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton

    23. Westfield's legislative delegation seks to restore Western Massachusetts Hospital funding

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2011)

      Westfield's legislative delegation seks to restore Western Massachusetts Hospital funding “Representatives from throughout Western Massachusetts provided the means to gain full support in the House on Tuesday to restore half of the cut,” Humason said. “We are looking to Sen. Knapik and the Senate to be a little more successful,” he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   The Republican

    24. Local business leaders head to Boston

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 27 2011)

      Senator Gale Candaras hosted the Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee Chambers of Commerce Wednesday to give a voice to the business interests of western Massachusetts. "We want to hear from them, what we can do to help them as businesses grow and prosper." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

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