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    1. What's in Store for the Westinghouse Site?

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 19 2011)

      What's in Store for the Westinghouse Site? “We think the site has a lot of potential, and clearly some of that is for retail uses,” he said, “because it is within a fairly dense residential area and has such easy and immediate access to 291. That access accounts for much of the site’s appeal, but there’s also the visibility from the highway.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Holyoke

    2. Rebuilding Springfield

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 19 2011)

      Rebuilding Springfield Jerry Hayes says that, while it might be tempting to say there isn’t a book one can turn to for help as Springfield goes about the process of rebuilding after the June 1 tornadoes, the truth is there are several. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Westfield State University

    3. MLSC opens applications for tax incentives - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 19 2011)

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has opened up the application process for the 2011 Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program, which has the potential to dole out up to $25 million in tax breaks each year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    4. Springfield City Council approves sale of old school administration building

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2011)

      Springfield City Council approves sale of old school administration building The City Council was willing Monday to sell the vacant, century-old former School Department office building at 195 State St., for a nominal fee of $1, saying the proposed market rate housing project, the future tax revenues, and the reuse of the site was too important to let slip away. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield City Council   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Hasbro: Boys up, Girls down; Transformers will rock revenue

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 18 2011)

      Hasbro: Boys up, Girls down; Transformers will rock revenue Hasbro Inc. (Nasdaq: HAS) shares rose 1.5 percent, pre-market, Monday, as the Pawtucket, R.I. company reported net earnings up 33 percent on net revenues of $908.5 million for the second quarter of 2011. Some of the boost came from a tax adjustment related to the Ocean State game maker’s move to consolidate 145 Massachusetts jobs, moving about half to Rhode Island and laying off the other half. The firm still employs about 750 at a manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow, Mass. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hasbro, Inc.

    6. Review of power rates could stall merger of utilities - The Boston Globe

      Explore Boston.com (Jul 18 2011)

      The Patrick administration is seeking to delay approval of the merger between Boston’s NStar and Connecticut-based Northeast Utilities until at least next year - a move that, if successful, could unravel the deal to create one of the nation’s largest utility companies. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    7. 2015 National Square Dance Convention coming to Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2011)

      2015 National Square Dance Convention coming to Springfield In the first six months of 2011, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau helped make 16 major conventions happen for Springfield and the region. Of those, 10 utilized the MassMutual Center. The others were at area hotels or the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield, Szenda said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   West Springfield   Springfield

    8. The Brookings Institution: Pioneer Valley is a green jobs growth area

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2011)

      The Brookings Institution: Pioneer Valley is a green jobs growth area The Pioneer Valley has 10,443 jobs in the “green economy,” including forest rangers, growers of organic produce and installers of weather stripping, according to the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based public-policy research organization. (Read Full Article)

    9. Viewpoint: Summer programs fight learning gap in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2011)

      Viewpoint: Summer programs fight learning gap in Springfield As a community, it’s our responsibility to provide these kids with options for summer education and enrichment, which can have a profound impact on their life trajectories. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Hasbro, Inc.

    10. Groundbreaking for Easthampton Savings Bank

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2011)

      Groundbreaking for Easthampton Savings Bank Easthampton Savings Bank recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of their new loan center at 241 Northampton St. in Easthampton. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Springfield   Northampton

    11. Tool Suite to Advance Cyber Security and Computer Systems Training and Education

      Explore Press Release Distribution Online (Jul 17 2011)

      BlueRISC, a leader in advanced systems for cyber-security, makes its WindowsSCOPE Pro 1.0 (http://www.windowsscope.com) computer analysis toolkit available for the educational sector. The WindowsSCOPE software is the most sophisticated and complete platform to learn about operating systems internals, understand core concepts in computers syste... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Blue RISC

    12. Big Y Foods begins hiring for new World Class Market in Meriden, Conn.

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 16 2011)

      Big Y Foods begins hiring for new World Class Market in Meriden, Conn. Big Y Foods will next week begin looking to hire more than 100 part-time and full-time positions available at its newest World Class Market in Meriden, Conn. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Baystate Medical Center Begins Registration for "Mini-Medical School"; Fall 2011 Semester

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 15 2011)

      Baystate Medical Center Begins Registration for "Mini-Medical School"; Fall 2011 Semester Area grammar and high schools aren’t the only academic institutions opening their doors once again in September. Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School – which begins its fall session on Sept. 15 – is now accepting registrations for the eight-week health education series. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   The Republican

    14. Peter Pan selling 1930s GM Futurliner, 1 of 9 remaining, on eBay

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 15 2011)

      Peter Pan selling 1930s GM Futurliner, 1 of 9 remaining, on eBay Peter Pan Bus Lines is auctioning its 1939 General Motors Futurliner bus, one of only nine Futurliners still in existence. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   The Republican

    15. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepting applications for tornado relief grants

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 15 2011)

      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepting applications for tornado relief grants The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is hoping to assist non-profit organizations affected by the June 1 tornado with $145,000 in grants. “We are taking applications from non-profit organizations that were directly affected by the tornadoes or are helping people affected by the tornado with food, housing, shelter and other services,” said Nancy Reiche, the agency’s vice president for programs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   United Bank

    16. Atkins considers second store in Amherst

      Explore GazetteNET (Jul 14 2011)

      AMHERST - Atkins Farms Country Market, an institution in South Amherst for nearly 50 years, might open a second store at the opposite end of town. Pauline Lannon, president of Atkins, said Thursday that Atkins is exploring opening a second store in the North Amherst village center as a way of keeping up with customer demand and offering easier access to its products for more area residents.--Atkins Corner road changes take shape read more (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    17. Springfield Redevelopment Authority names new developer for vacant Elm Street building at Court Square

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 14 2011)

      Springfield Redevelopment Authority names new developer for vacant Elm Street building at Court Square “For the benefit of Springfield, that building cannot be left vacant,” Picknelly said Thursday. “It simply can’t. Springfield is our home, our city, and it (the site) has to be developed.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Westfield State University

    18. Boston Fed: Recovery left midsize New England cities behind | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 14 2011)

      Some midsize New England cities with healthcare industry presence draw a relatively high percentage of their jobs from such facilities, Rosengren said, citing Providence, R.I., New Haven, Conn., greater Hartford, Conn., and Springfield, Mass. “As we think about future developments in our mid-sized cities, it is important that leaders at commun... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Boston Fed

    19. Springfield City Council committee votes to recommend proposed sale of former School Department headquarters

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 13 2011)

      Springfield City Council committee votes to recommend proposed sale of former School Department headquarters Mayor Domenic Sarno chose CSM North as the preferred development of the vacant building at 195 State St. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    20. 6 Western Massachusetts schools named Innovation Schools by Gov. Deval Patrick

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 13 2011)

      The schools are in Springfield, Greenfield, West Springfield, Monson and in the Quaboag Regional District. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    21. Mass. biz groups urge veto overrides on health insurance issues | Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Jul 13 2011)

      Also signing on to the letter were the Massachusetts High Technology Council Massachusetts High Technology Council Latest from The Business Journals Lobbying war heats up over Right to RepairCourion CEO voted to board of Mass. Hig... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Chamber of Commerce   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    22. Rebuild Springfield names advisory committee for post-tornado rebuild, launches search for consultants

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 13 2011)

      Rebuild Springfield names advisory committee for post-tornado rebuild, launches search for consultants “As we enter the crucial rebuilding phase, we must move quickly to develop actionable and realistic strategies – a blueprint that will reflect a community-embraced vision for a stronger and even more vibrant Springfield,” Sarno said in a prepared statement. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    23. More Employers Offer Health Insurance, Fewer Employees Take It

      Explore AIM Business Insider (Jul 13 2011)

      The number of Massachusetts employers offering health insurance has increased, but fewer employees are enrolling in company sponsored plans (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Rick Lord

    24. Editorial: Hoop City Jazz Festival chases the blues away

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 12 2011)

      Editorial: Hoop City Jazz Festival chases the blues away The world-class event has the potential to make Springfield synonymous with jazz. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Hampden Bank

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