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    1. Springfield Innovation Hub plans cafe, co-working space and 'activation' of Bridge Street Park where Steiger's once stood | masslive

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      Springfield Innovation Hub plans cafe, co-working space and 'activation' of Bridge Street Park where Steiger's once stood | masslive

      The Springfield Innovation Hub will be one of the tenants in the Springfield Innovation Center being created by DevelopSpringfield in 16,450 square feet of space now owned by DevelopSpringfield at 270 and 276-284 Bridge St. facing the park.  He hopes to have the cafe, once planned for the former Cobalt space at City Stage, open in April 2015. Bean said the idea moved when DevelopSpringfield firmed up its plans for Bridge Street.  The location is right around the corner from where New England Public Radio opened its new studios and offices this week.  The Springfield Innovation Center received $2 ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield

    2. Minutemen at the MassMutual Center: UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg, Springfield officials gather to celebrate ...

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      Minutemen at the MassMutual Center: UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg, Springfield officials gather to celebrate ...

      Wednesday on the Center Court hardwood at the Basketball Hall of Fame, Kellogg joined Springfield mayor Domenic J. Sarno, athletic director John McCutcheon and other officials to announce this year's game and celebrate UMass' successful relationship with the city. "It's really been a special time for UMass to form a partnership with the city of Springfield, a place where I grew up and is a special place for me and my family," said Kellogg, who graduated from Cathedral High School before playing at UMass from 1991-95.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center

    3. Channing Bete Co., publisher in South Deerfield, lays off 13 workers | masslive

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      Channing Bete Co., publisher in South Deerfield, lays off 13 workers | masslive

      Channing Bete Co., the publisher known for its 'Scriptographic' booklets promoting healthy living and positive social interactions, has laid off 13 workers, according to the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board.  Employees at the Career Center in Greenfield learned of the layoffs Tuesday, said Patricia H. Crosby, 
executive director
 of the Board. She would expect the former Channing Bete employees to start working with the center and with the Rapid Response Team from the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board   Yankee Candle Co.

    4. Westfield Athenaeum offers kids’ computer

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      Westfield Athenaeum offers kids’ computer

      The Westfield Athenaeum recently acquired an Early Literacy Station, a comprehensive, turn-key educational solution loaded with over 70 educational software programs for kids between the ages of 2 and 8. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet which is age-appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for children. It is designed to support school readiness and early education while making learning exciting and engaging.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    5. Springfield awards $250,000 in federal disaster aid funds for job training, workforce development, targeting residents in tormado-damaged areas

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      Springfield awards $250,000 in federal disaster aid funds for job training, workforce development, targeting residents in tormado-damaged areas

      The grant money was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funds. There will be special focus on recruiting residents of the Six Corners and South End neighborhoods, as the residents of these neighborhoods “face multiple barriers to employment and both areas were heavily impacted by both the long and short term effects of the natural disasters that occurred in 2011,” according to a summary issued by the Mayor’s Office.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    6. Public invited to legislative summit to identify priorities for Western Massachusetts

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      Public invited to legislative summit to identify priorities for Western Massachusetts

      The Hampshire Council of Governments will host a legislative summit with the goal of identifying priorities common to the four western counties of Massachusetts and developing a legislative agenda. Members of the public, business owners and local officials are encouraged to attend the free event. "HCOG Legislative Summit: Developing an Agenda for Western Massachusetts" will be held Sat., Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Northampton

    7. Harold Grinspoon Foundation's JCamp 180 program will bring together 425 fund raisers

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      Harold Grinspoon Foundation's JCamp 180 program will bring together 425 fund raisers

      Camp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, will bring together some 425 leaders, Nov. 2 and 3, at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, to celebrate their raising some $90 million, over the last 10 years, through the foundation's matching challenge grant campaign, for Jewish children's camps across the country

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. New England Public Radio goes live from Springfield downtown studios | masslive

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      New England Public Radio goes live from Springfield downtown studios | masslive

      New England Public Radio is now broadcasting from its new studios in downtown Springfield, space it hopes opens up a new era for the National Public Radio affiliate that had outgrown its facilities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The public radio station, formerly known as WFCR Five College Radio, had been operating mostly out of obsolete space in an old dormitory on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst called Hampshire House. It is space the station still will use as a news bureau and for intern programs

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Route 5 project may 'overlap' with start of I-91 replacement in Springfield, traffic impact to be minimal: Mass DOT official

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      Route 5 project may 'overlap' with start of I-91 replacement in Springfield, traffic impact to be minimal: Mass DOT official

      The viaduct project will replace the mile-long elevated highway that runs between State Street and Interstate 291. It is estimated it will cost $230 million and take between three to six years. The section of the highway through Springfield is heavily traveled. Surveys have put the number of daily vehicles at an average of 72,000 on weekdays and 54,000 on weekends. During the peak commuting times on weekday mornings and evenings, it sees between 4,500 and 5,700 vehicles per hour. During construction, the state has plans to keep two of three lanes in each direction open ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. First Amtrak train on Knowledge Corridor to stop in Northampton on Dec. 29

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      First Amtrak train on Knowledge Corridor to stop in Northampton on Dec. 29

      The first Amtrak train on the new Knowledge Corridor will stop in Northampton on its journey north on Dec. 29, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Built with $73 million in federal stimulus money, the Knowledge Corridor will also stop in Springfield, Holyoke and Greenfield. Riders will be able to go from Washington, D.C., to Burlington, Vt. Until now, the line has gone through Amherst, but it ran through Northampton until 1989, when the condition of the tracks made it unsafe for passenger trains.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    11. United Way, Stay in School to Host Community Summit on Nov. 6

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      United Way, Stay in School to Host Community Summit on Nov. 6

      United Way of Pioneer Valley and Stay in School, a community initiative launched by United Way designed to increase student attendance in Springfield schools, will host the Springfield GradNation Community Summit 2014, a conference for youth, parents, and members of the community, on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in the Judd Gymnasia at Springfield College, 263 Alden St., Springfield.  The summit’s focus is “middle school success = pathway to graduation.” Educators say better school attendance and engagement in middle school leads to higher high-school graduation rates. Summit leaders will share what they have learned from ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    12. United Bank releases first quarterly earnings report post-merger | masslive

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      United Bank releases first quarterly earnings report post-merger | masslive

      United Financial Bancorp, parent company of United Bank, announced a net income of $10 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30.  It was the first set of financial results announced after united Bank's $369 million merger with Connecticut's Rockville Bank became official.  the combined bank took United's name, is headquartered in Connecticut and headed by Rockville's former CEO. net income was 19 cents per share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, compared to Rockville's net income of $4.6 million, or 18 cents pershare, for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.  Operating net income ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   United Bank

    13. Springfield icon The Fort/Student Prince to reopen Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26 | masslive

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      Springfield icon The Fort/Student Prince to reopen Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 26 | masslive

      Veteran restaurateur Andy Yee jokes that he is learning how to say aloha in German.
      Yee, whose family has run the Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee for 50 years, is one of the partners along with Peter Picknelly and others who bought the Student Prince Cafe and The Fort Dining Room this summer from longtime owners the Scherff family in order to save the downtown stalwart from closing.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    14. Hampshire College to break ground on new building next month; hopes to meet Living Building Challenge

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      Hampshire College to break ground on new building next month; hopes to meet Living Building Challenge

      Now Hampshire College has announced that it will be breaking ground on a new 15,000 square foot two-story building to meet the sustainability requirements of the Living Building Challenge as well, according to a college press release.  The college will break ground on the multifunctional R. W. Kern Center Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst   Northampton

    15. Former North Adams Regional Hospital gets $3 million state grant | masslive

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      Former North Adams Regional Hospital gets $3 million state grant | masslive

      Berkshire Medical Center has received a $3 million grant from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission to create a 'Patient Centered Medical Neighborhood' as well as enhance behavioral health care in Northern Berkshire County.  State Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, and State Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi, D-North Adams announced the grant Thursday

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    16. Springfield to focus on middle-school students to improve 56.6 percent graduation rate

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      Springfield to focus on middle-school students to improve 56.6 percent graduation rate

      Keynoter Smith, former director of the Social Innovation Fund for the Corporation for National & Community Service, and recently appointed special assistant to President Obama and senior director of cabinet affairs for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, will return to his native Springfield for the event.
      The Stay in School campaign was launched in 2013 in partnership with the Springfield Public Schools to increase school attendance. Increased attendance is a key ingredient to academic success and graduation from high school.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    17. White Lion intends to brew craft beer in Springfield

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      White Lion intends to brew craft beer in Springfield

      Berry said the company has initial plans to explore options for bringing the brewing operations within the Springfield city limits. “It’s a two-phase process,” he said. “Phase one is to introduce the product and the brand and let the beer, the brand and the compelling story resonate in the area [to create] organic growth and strategic growth. We’ll do that all while trying to identify 9,000 to 10,000 square feet to bring a multi-barrel production facility, job creation and a landmark where folks can go and do some tasting right here in the city of Springfield ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Amherst

    18. Rolling Green in Amherst receives $1.6 million in tax credits for next 5 years

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      Rolling Green in Amherst receives $1.6 million in tax credits for next 5 years

      State Rep. Ellen Story, one of several who spoke at the announcement ceremony, said she had seen Town Manager John P. Musante happy, but wasn't sure she had ever seen him as happy as he was when Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein was there to deliver the news. Gornstein said that the state money is extremely competitive but after meeting with Musante and other town officials in Boston, he saw "how important, how much it means to residents here to town officials" to provide affordable housing. And he said, "there is a tremendous need for ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Easthampton

    19. BMC HealthNet renews contract with Holyoke Medical Center | masslive

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      BMC HealthNet renews contract with Holyoke Medical Center | masslive

      BMC Healthnet Plan has renewed a one-year contract with Holyoke Medical Center and with Holyoke medical Center's Western Mass Physicians Associates, according to a news release. BMC Healthnet, a Medicaid managed care insurer owned by Boston Medical Center, canceled its contract with Baystate Health, its hospitals including Baystate Medical Center, and Baystate's doctor's practice Baycare Health Partners in a dispute over the rates paid for medical care.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    20. MassDOT Board of Directors approves Springfield CNR Changchun contract for the MBTA | masslive

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      MassDOT Board of Directors approves Springfield CNR Changchun contract for the MBTA | masslive

      The MassDOT Board of Directors unanimously approved a contract worth at least $556.6 million with CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles to build MBTA subway cars in Springfield at anew $60 million factory.  The CNR factory means 100 construction jobs. When operational, the facility will create 150 new manufacturing jobs.  The site selected by CNR Changchun on Page Boulevard was once home to Westinghouse and was attractive to Changchun because its 40 acres were cleared for possible casino development. The site also has high-capacity power lines and access to both CSX rail lines and to Interstate 291.  The MBTA is buying ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   CSX

    21. Springfield Innovation Center to boost start-up business downtown | masslive

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      Springfield Innovation Center to boost start-up business downtown | masslive

      DevelopSpringfield will transform two neighboring vacant Bridge Street buildings into the Springfield Innovation Center, a nursery and proving ground for the next generation of Springfield start-up companies.  The center would combine the Valley Venture Mentors cooperative work-space and advising programs along with an innovation cafe and rental space for companies that have outgrown Valley Venture Mentors' space but are not yet ready to fully strike out on their own, said Jay Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield City Council   Springfield

    22. Westfield businesses challenged to support arts and entertainment

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      Westfield businesses challenged to support arts and entertainment

      United president Dena Hall promised to match the $10,000 in support of arts and entertainment activities promoted by Westfield on Weekends and the city. Joining United Bank in the challenge was James R. Adams, city councilor and vice president of Frition-Adams Funeral Home, who donated $1,500 to the cause. Immediately following was Prob Reshamwala, owner of Mina's Wine and Spirits of Elm Street with a $162 contribution, Mayor Daniel M. Knapik and City Council President Brent B. Bean II with $100 each.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   United Bank   Daniel M. Knapik

    23. White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

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      White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

      White Lion Brewing, Springfield's first craft brewery, held a launch party at Springfield Museums Tuesday night, drawing an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd of more than 300 guests. Founded by Raymond Berry, the nascent operation currently contract brews in Ipswich, but hopes to open a brewing plant in downtown Springfield within the next two years. The event was populated by movers and shakers in the city, including Mayor Domenic Sarno, former state Sen. Brian P. Lees and others. "This is great for Springfield. Ray has really done this the right way," Lees said. "As a former marketing major, he really ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    24. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $66 million in Massworks grants for 31 projects across the state

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $66 million in Massworks grants for 31 projects across the state

      Amherst officials celebrated the news that the town had received a $1.5 million MassWorks grant Tuesday for infrastructure improvements, but it was just one of 31 projects to receive funding. Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced $66 million in funding for 31 projects in 28 communities. He said the funding means thousands of jobs and new housing units

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

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