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    1. Big Y hires 1,084 — including all managers and pharmacists — as it takes over Hannaford stores

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      Big Y hires 1,084 — including all managers and pharmacists — as it takes over Hannaford stores

      Big Y Foods Inc. has hired 1,084 employees to staff the eight Hannaford locations in eastern Massachusetts it is taking over as part of a merger between two rival supermarket chains. The list of those hired includes all the managers and all of the pharmacists from the Hannaford locations, Big Y said Wednesday in a news release.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    2. Aegis of Holyoke announces partnership with Yanmar

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      Aegis of Holyoke announces partnership with Yanmar

      Aegis Energy Services, Inc., s Holyoke-based provider of cogeneration technology, has announced a strategic alliance with Yanmar, a 100-year-old Japanese diesel engine and equipment manufacturer and cogeneration provider, accordign to a news release. The Aegis and Yanmar relationship will broaden the reach of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems by offering a wider product line to serve facilities of all sizes – from hotels, hospitals and residential buildings with large footprints to smaller facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, apartment complexes, boutique hotels, restaurants and more.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    3. Holyoke Community College, Greater Holyoke Chamber announce Leadership Holyoke 2016

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      Holyoke Community College, Greater Holyoke Chamber announce Leadership Holyoke 2016

      The Greater Holyoke Chamebr of Commerce is looking for participants for Leadership Holyoke 2016. "Leadership Holyoke is back again! Join an exciting group of business and community leaders who are interested in learning about Holyoke and meeting elected officials and business owners who share their knowledge with Leadership participants," the chamber said this week in a joint news release.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Holyoke

    4. Economic-development Leaders to Address Holyoke Chamber Breakfast

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      Economic-development Leaders to Address Holyoke Chamber Breakfast

      The Economic Development Business Breakfast of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Wyckoff Country Club. Attendees will learn about community-development updates and initiatives straight from local economic-development leaders, including Marcos Marrero, director of Holyoke Economic Development; Mike Sullivan, South Hadley town administrator; and Mike Vedovelli, Chicopee Director of Economic Development.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Chicopee   Holyoke

    5. Big Y completes $4.1M renovation of Cooley Street supermarket

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      Big Y completes $4.1M renovation of Cooley Street supermarket

      Big Y Foods Inc. announced Tuesday that it has completed a $4.1 million renovation of its World Class Market at 300 Cooley St. in the Sixteen Acres neighborhood. The Springfield-based chain, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is planning a grand reopening for Friday.  Upgraded features are similar to those at its Wilbraham location often used by the family-run company as a showplace.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    6. Tips to seek grants for arts, other projects coming at Holyoke workshop

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      Tips to seek grants for arts, other projects coming at Holyoke workshop

      The Holyoke Local Cultural Council will offer tips at a workshop on how to apply for the annual round of state grants for projects in the arts, humanities and sciences Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Senior Center, 291 Pine St. "This is truly what we try to do on the cultural council is fund as many diverse projects as we can. We kind of think of it as seed money to get various projects going in Holyoke," council Chairwoman Navae Fenwick Rodriguez said in a phone interview Aug. 19.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    7. What's a 'dynamic merge system'? MassDOT public meeting on I-91 Springfield project will explain

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      What's a 'dynamic merge system'? MassDOT public meeting on I-91 Springfield project will explain

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to use "dynamic merge technology" to smooth traffic flow through the Interstate 91 construction zone and will explain the system at a public meeting on Sept. 13. The meeting, the latest in a series of quarterly public meetings, is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, in the third floor conference room of the MassLive Building, 1350 Main St.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    8. Free job training available to Holyokers in MGM Springfield casino, Holyoke Community College culinary program

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      Free job training available to Holyokers in MGM Springfield casino, Holyoke Community College culinary program

      The training will be provided by a new facility called the MGM Resorts HCC Center for Culinary Arts at Holyoke. That facility is scheduled to open a year from now in the Cubit Building at 164 Race St., a former factory building downtown that is under renovation. But until that space is ready, the numerous training sessions will begin in October and continue over the next year in HCC classrooms, the kitchen at Dean Technical High School here at 1045 Main St. and sites in Springfield, said Robert Griffin, director of program operations at the Kittredge Center for Business and ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. Operator of CityStage, Springfield Symphony Hall sees financial challenges as it renews venue contracts

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      Operator of CityStage, Springfield Symphony Hall sees financial challenges as it renews venue contracts

      Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp. formed in the late 1990s as a division of the Springfield Business Development Corp. The group took over management of the former StageWest in 1998, renaming the venue CityStage. StageWest, a resident professional theater company that had operated in the Columbus Center space since it opened in 1984, shut down after accumulating $700,000 in debt — a financial situation blamed at the time on a waning subscriber base, poor management and challenges nonprofit theaters were facing around the country, according to a report in the Union-News, predecessor to The Republican.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    10. CNBC lists Springfield on 'Top 10' list of overlooked cities with rising business opportunities

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      CNBC lists Springfield on 'Top 10' list of overlooked cities with rising business opportunities

      The news organization listed the MGM Springfield casino project in the South End and the CRRC USA Rail Corp. subway car factory project in East Springfield as two major economic development projects under construction. In addition, CNBC cited the city's FutureCity 2026 report's findings that three-quarters of Springfield's companies are small businesses with fewer than four employees, 20 percent higher than the nationwide and state averages, according to the CNBC summary.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    11. Springfield Cultural District Seeking Unconventional Gallery Proposals

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      Springfield Cultural District Seeking Unconventional Gallery Proposals

      The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) has issued a call to artists for a unique opportunity in downtown Springfield. The cultural district is searching for artists to host a solo show and sell their work in one of three locations downtown: New England Public Radio (NEPR), SilverBrick Lofts, and 1550 Main. Applications are due on Thursday, Sept. 1. The request for proposals asks for proposals from artists of all mediums to show their work from October to December 2016. Requirements to what the art should look like are fairly laid-back, to best enable creative expression. All art will be available ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Eastern States Exposition Taps White Lion to Brew Its Centennial Ale

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      Eastern States Exposition Taps White Lion to Brew Its Centennial Ale

      White Lion Brewing Co., in collaboration with Williams Distributing and the Student Prince and the Fort, will commemorate the Eastern States Exposition’s 100th anniversary with an exclusive centennial ale.  This limited-quantity Kolsch ale will be featured at one of the newest Big E venues from Sept. 16 through Oct. 2: the Wurst Haus, located near the New England Center and the Coliseum, where the Student Prince and the Fort will feature its German menu.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition   Student Prince

    13. Chicopee Cultural Council to request input on arts funding

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      Chicopee Cultural Council to request input on arts funding

      The city's Cultural Council will hold a public meeting to get input from residents on how they think state money for the arts should be spent. Every year state lawmakers allocate money in the budget to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which then distributes money to each community to fund arts programs. The funding can be spent on a wide variety of programs and activities in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. In the past the Chicopee Cultural Council has funded library programs for children, outdoor concerts, field trips, theater productions and writing workshops.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    14. Financial Review Publication Names PeoplesBank to Top Ten List

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      Financial Review Publication Names PeoplesBank to Top Ten List

      AdvisoryHQ has named PeoplesBank to its list of The Top Ten Banks in Massachusetts after an extensive review, PeoplesBank said. The publication described the list as follows: "The names on this list of banks in Massachusetts are all very distinctive from one another, yet all have many advantages, benefits, and value-creating products and services that make them excellent choices for consumers seeking the very best in financial services.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. Brian Houle Receives Spherion Staffing’s Excellence in Safety Award

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      Brian Houle Receives Spherion Staffing’s Excellence in Safety Award

      Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing, and workforce-solutions provider, recently honored West Springfield franchise owner Brian Houle with the company’s 2016 Excellence in Safety Award. The annual award recognizes the Spherion owner who maintains the lowest workplace-injury rate among placed employees during the previous year and consistently demonstrates a safety-first mentality. Through an emphasis on safety protocols and a commitment to ensuring employees understand and adhere to workplace regulations, Houle and his team improved their year-over-year injury frequency rate by nearly 20%. Houle frequently participates in panels and calls to relay new safety-improvement best practices, and implements new ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System

    16. The Eastern States Exposition celebrates centennial with new book documenting 100 years of...

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      The Eastern States Exposition celebrates centennial with new book documenting 100 years of...

      The Eastern States Exposition is celebrating its centennial with a new book that looks back on 100 years of the "Big E." The book, titled "Eastern States Exposition Centennial: A Century of Fun at The Big E," was written by Wayne Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican, and was launched at a book signing on Thursday that coincided with the city's CityBlock Summer Concert Series. The book signing took place in front of the city's new mural of the founder of the Eastern States Exposition, Joshua L. Brooks – which was painted by local Springfield artist John Simpson.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition   The Republican

    17. I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

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      I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

      The $183.3 million reconstruction of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is six months ahead of schedule because of the incentives for speedy work the state built into the contractors deals, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary of transportation and CEO of MassDOT. All highway ramps and lanes are expected to open to the public in December 2017. Final completion and punch list work, like signs and landscaping, won't be done until 2018.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    18. Federal Aviation Administration presents formal certification of Westfield Technical...

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      Federal Aviation Administration presents formal certification of Westfield Technical...

      The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday presented its formal certification of Westfield Technical Academy's new aviation technology program. And, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., which operates a maintenance repair facility at Barnes Regional Airport, provided an additional $100,000 to its already committed $200,000 to help finance the program. John Feliciano, manager of the FAA office at Bradley International Airport, along with several other FAA representatives presented program certification to Superintendent of Schools Stefan Czaporowski and teacher Galen B. Wilson during a ceremony Thursday afternoon at Westfield Technical Academy

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Westfield

    19. At 'topping off' ceremony for $95 million Springfield factory, CRRC says it will start hiring workers in October

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      At 'topping off' ceremony for $95 million Springfield factory, CRRC says it will start hiring workers in October

      Chinese rail car maker CRRC plans to start hiring production workers for its new subway-car plant here on Page Boulevard in October and start sending them to China for advanced training by February. That's the next step, CRRC officials said, following Thursday's "topping off" ceremony at the $95 million plant in East Springfield. "This first group of workers will come back and help train others," said Bo Jia, vice president of CRRC MA, through a translator. "We are very excited."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College

    20. Proposed $17 million hotel across street from MGM Springfield casino temporarily delayed by Historical Commission vote

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      Proposed $17 million hotel across street from MGM Springfield casino temporarily delayed by Historical Commission vote

      Developer Louis Masaschi of Longmeadow hopes to demolish the former Smith Carriage Co. building on Park Street to build a hotel near the MGM Springfield casino, but the project has been temporarily delayed by vote of the Historical Commission. Masaschi said this week he is planning a Home2 Suites by Hilton at 24 Park St., in the South End, that will be a five-story, 112-room hotel costing more than $17 million. It would be diagonal from the $950 million casino project.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    21. Photos: United Way teams with Peter Pan Bus Lines to deliver 1500 backpacks full of school...

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      Photos: United Way teams with Peter Pan Bus Lines to deliver 1500 backpacks full of school...

      The United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peter Pan Bus Lines teamed up on Wednesday to deliver backpacks filled with donated school supplies to six separate school districts in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday. School supplies were collected all summer at various locations throughout the Pioneer Valley. Students from the Westover Job Corps in Chicopee offered to stuff all 1,500 backpacks.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   West Springfield   Six Flags New England

    22. People In Business: Jeffrey A. Lomma of The Springfield Regional Chamber

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      People In Business: Jeffrey A. Lomma of The Springfield Regional Chamber

      The Springfield Regional Chamber has announced that Jeffrey A. Lomma of Longmeadow has joined the Chamber team as its Member Services Director, effective today. Lomma will be responsible for ensuring the continuous and steady growth of the Chamber's membership by building and maintaining a comprehensive and aggressive membership recruitment, retention and service program. He will also develop and manage programs and services that grow member businesses, service member needs and increase the overall value offered to members.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Westfield

    23. Professional, scientific, business services job grow in Greater Springfield

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      Professional, scientific, business services job grow in Greater Springfield

      Professional, scientific and business services — a category that includes law firms, architects and engineering — lead job growth in Greater Springfield. Mining, logging and construction also showed growth, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    24. Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

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      Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

      Gov. Charlie Baker will join executives from rail car maker CRRC MA, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and others Thursday to conduct a "topping off" ceremony for CRRC MA's new $95 million plant in East Springfield. The ceremony is stet to being at noon, according to the governor's office. Also scheduled to speak are: state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve; CRRC Vice President Yu Weiping and CRRC MA President and Chairman Chuanhe Zhou.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

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