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    1. Hartford-based health insurance company Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion | masslive.com

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      Hartford-based health insurance company Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion | masslive.com

      Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.  The proposed cash-and-stock deal, announced early Friday, could make Aetna the nation's second-largest insurer and a sizeable player in the rapidly growing Medicare Advantage business, which offers privately run versions of the federally funded health care program for the elderly and some people with disabilities.  It also would bolster Aetna's presence in the state- and federally funded Medicaid program and Tricare coverage for military personnel and their families.


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    2. Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden big draw at Springfield Quadrangle

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      Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden big draw at Springfield Quadrangle

      There are a lot of characters hanging around the Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums and they go by the names Horton, Grinch, Max, Thidwick and more. These characters were born in the mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss and comprise the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    3. Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley

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      Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley

      Developer Eugene Crowley of Natick said the new store could open by the end of the year. The Planning Board approved plans for the 6,900-square- foot store in April. Crowley developed Hadley Corner, which includes Starbuck's, Sprint, Aspen Dental, Hot Table Panini, Pizza Studio and the Men's Wearhouse, which opened this spring. There is one available business for rent. Crowley in an email said they are being selective with the final tenant as the plaza is doing well. The Roanoke Advance Auto Parts has stores in Springfield, Easthampton, Ware, West Springfield, Westfield and Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    4. Photos: Baystate Academy Charter Public School unveils new location in Springfield

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      Photos: Baystate Academy Charter Public School unveils new location in Springfield

      Baystate Academy Charter Public School officials on Thursday offered a "sneak peek" tour of the new location, the former site of the U.S. Envelope Company headquarters on Roosevelt Avenue. The school started out on Franklin Street at the former Our Lady of Rosary School building but has outgrown that site. Starting in the fall, the next school year will take place at the new Roosevelt Avenue address with grades 6 through 9, with 320 students enrolled

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    5. Baystate Health Announces Completion of Noble Acquisition

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      Baystate Health Announces Completion of Noble Acquisition

      The trustees of Baystate Health and Noble Hospital announced that Noble and its affiliated entities are now part of Baystate Health. As of July 1, the hospital will be known as Baystate Noble Hospital and will join Baystate’s team of community hospitals in Greenfield, Palmer, and Ware. Ronald Bryant, currently president and CEO of Noble Hospital, will accept the position of president of Baystate Noble Hospital, in accordance with Baystate Health’s structure for its community-hospital leadership. 

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    6. South Hadley company chosen for Springfield Civic Center parking garage renovation project

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      South Hadley company chosen for Springfield Civic Center parking garage renovation project

      The Springfield Parking Authority has selected Marois Construction of South Hadley for an $889,940 project to renovate and repair the Civic Center parking garage in downtown Springfield. The parking authority's board is meeting July 14, to consider approving the contract with Marois and a notice to proceed, with renovations slated to begin shortly thereafter, said Mary E. McNally, the authority's executive director. The renovations should be completed by late October, she said Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    7. Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

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      Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

      As the Springfield school system prepares to welcome newly minted college graduates to teach in the city, one of the first questions out-of-town recruits ask is: "Where's a nice place to live?" The school district and DevelopSpringfield believe they've found the perfect address: the Silverbrick Lofts apartment complex at 15 Taylor St. in downtown Springfield, which has recently undergone a $6 million renovation. If the soaring architecture and light-drenched units of the four-building, pet-friendly complex aren't enough of an incentive to buy-in, there's a 10 to 20 percent rental discount for teachers.

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    8. Holyoke business Elevation Art and Framing opens at Gateway City Arts

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      Holyoke business Elevation Art and Framing opens at Gateway City Arts

      Elevation Art and Framing has marked its grand opening at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St. "It's great to be in Gateway City Arts because they have a lot of classes here. It's great to be in an arts environment," owner Colleen Conlon said in a phone interview Wednesday (July 1). Conlon, a Connecticut native and now Holyoke resident, said her is goal is to deliver excellent design and creative quality framing with high-quality materials to enhance and protect artwork or other important displays.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    9. United Personnel Honored with Champions of Hope Award

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      United Personnel Honored with Champions of Hope Award

      A local, woman-owned business, United Personnel has received various awards throughout its history, including Champions of Hope from United Way, Businesswoman of Distinction Award from Pioneer Valley Girl Scouts, Inner City 100 list by Inc. magazine, list of 500 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America by Inc. magazine, Super 60/Fabulous 50 Away by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and Top 100 Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts from Babson College and Commonwealth Institute.

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    10. Health New England's $2.6 million risk adjustment fee less than expected | masslive.com

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      Health New England's $2.6 million risk adjustment fee less than expected | masslive.com

      Health New England has been assessed a payment of $2.6 million as its risk adjustment cost for selling individual and small group coverage on the state health exchange. It is one of the lower assessments for payment among carriers in the exchange, and considerably less than anticipated.  What affect such fees will have for consumers remains to be seen, as the risk assessment program launches for the first time under the Affordable Care Act, but its enactment is part of the act's mandate to extend universal coverage through exchange insurers like HNE

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    11. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, 3 members of governor's cabinet, hear of manufacturing industry's need for skilled workers in Pioneer Valley | masslive.com

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      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, 3 members of governor's cabinet, hear of manufacturing industry's need for skilled workers in Pioneer Valley | masslive.com

      Hampden County is home to 608 manufacturing facilities employing a total of 20,243 workers with a total payroll of more than $1 billion.  Many of those employers -- small precision machine shops working in the aerospace and medical device industries -- would like to hire even more people and increase that payroll, according to Springfield Technical Community College. But they cannot do so because there is a lack of prospective workers with the right training for a high-tech manufacturing environment where computers control the machines and tolerances are measured tighter than the naked eye can see.

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    12. CityBlock gets underway with Jane Monheit on Thursday in downtown's Stearns Square | masslive.com

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      CityBlock gets underway with Jane Monheit on Thursday in downtown's Stearns Square | masslive.com

      The 2015 CityBlock Summer Concert Series presented by MassMutual gets underway on Thursday night with modern jazz star Jane Monheit headlining the outdoor stage in downtown's Stearns Square.  Monheit brings a formidable jazz pedigree to the series.  She has been in demand since emerging as a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute's 1998 vocal competition. In addition to her own recordings, she has worked alongside the likes of Terence Blanchard, Tom Harrell, and Ivan Lins.

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    13. A Matter of Perspective

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      A Matter of Perspective

      Meehan, who said he essentially put himself on a track for either of those pursuits, eventually became chancellor of UMass Lowell, where, by all accounts, he led a stunning resurgence at the school.  And last month, he was chosen to succeed Robert Caret as president of the entire university system, thus becoming the first UMass undergrad (he earned a degree in education and political science at the Lowell campus) and first chancellor within the five campuses to ascend to the president’s office.

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    14. Community Spotlight: Westfield

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      Community Spotlight: Westfield

      New buildings are under construction, while older ones that sat empty for as long as a decade are being transformed and repurposed. Phase I of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail is underway, work is being done in the so-called Gaslight District, and other initiatives are becoming a reality.  “Fourteen years ago, Mayor [Richard] Sullivan showed me his plan for the city, and I saw what the future could be,” said Knapik, adding that this action plan and its prospects for becoming reality led him to seek election to the City Council, where he held a seat from 2001 to 2009 ...

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    15. New England Public Radio foundation buys WNNZ tower site in Westfield | masslive.com

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      New England Public Radio foundation buys WNNZ tower site in Westfield | masslive.com

      New England Public Radio Foundation purchased the WNNZ tower site and equipment building on Root Road in Westfield from Iheart Media + Entertainment Inc. on June 12 for $167,809.  The property totals 19.6 acres, according to the Westfield Assessors office.  Iheart Media + Entertainment Inc, was once known as Clear Channel.  New England Public Radio, which operates WFCR (88.5 FM) and WNNZ (640 AM) with simulcast on frequencies throughout Western Massachusetts, purchased the frequency and broadcasting equipment in 2010 for $600,000, which included a loan and legal fees associated with the purchase.

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    16. US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Richard Neal tour FloDesign Sonics in Wilbraham, learn about filterless purification | masslive.com

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      US Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Richard Neal tour FloDesign Sonics in Wilbraham, learn about filterless purification | masslive.com

      Warren, D-Massachusetts, toured the labs with U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. It was the second science-related tour of the day for Warren who had been to robotics technology incubator Technocopia and co-working space Running Start, earlier in the day, in Worcester.  At FloDesign, Neal said, the tour highlights the role of government-funded research.  Kowalski said FloDesign has just more than $1 million in federal funding from the National Science Foundation, and about $150,000 from the National Institutes of Health. The money, contained in multiple grants, is helping FloDesign and its local investors commercialize the technology.

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    17. Tighe & Bond Promotes Three Managers to Vice President

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      Tighe & Bond Promotes Three Managers to Vice President

      Following the firm’s annual stockholder meeting, Tighe & Bond announced the promotion of three of its veteran managers to vice president: Christopher Bone, Antonio da Cruz, and John McClellan.  Bone, who has 22 years of engineering experience and works out of Tighe & Bond’s Westfield office, joined the firm in 1999. Over the years, he has served as an environmental engineer and project manager for numerous high-profile wastewater and water-resources projects. He has overseen the design of numerous new treatment plants, and also has a history of finding innovative and cost-effective solutions for challenging upgrades at existing facilities. Currently, he ...

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    18. Open-air market on ground floor, lofts upstairs planned for Holyoke's The Cubit | masslive.com

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      Open-air market on ground floor, lofts upstairs planned for Holyoke's The Cubit | masslive.com

      Two brothers have paid $325,000 for the former Cubit Wire & Cable Co. Inc. building at 181 Appleton St. and plan to spend millions more turning it into a destination spot.  'The idea is we want to attract people here. A lot is already going on with events by our neighbors. We want to contribute to that,' Marco L. Luzuriaga said in a tour of the site June 18 with brother Denis A. Luzuriaga.  The plan is for an open-air market to operate on the first floor -- the Canal Market -- featuring fresh, locally provided produce, bread and other goods. The ...

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    19. MassDOT: I-91 project should not delay MGM Springfield casino opening

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      MassDOT: I-91 project should not delay MGM Springfield casino opening

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has stated that it does not believe its Interstate 91 viaduct construction project in downtown Springfield should create any need for a proposed delayed opening of the MGM Springfield casino project. "MassDOT does not believe that the schedule for the (I-91) viaduct project need result in a delay in the construction of a casino in Springfield," MassDOT spokesman Michael Verseckes said in a prepared release. "In short, to speculate that completion of either project will be delayed when both projects are just getting under way is premature."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation   MGM

    20. I-91 reconstruction will add up to 15 minutes to travel time, state says; crowd at Springfield hearing has its doubts

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      I-91 reconstruction will add up to 15 minutes to travel time, state says; crowd at Springfield hearing has its doubts

      A guffaw of disbelief went up Thursday night as Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials experts explained that the planned reconstruction of the Interstate 91 deck through downtown Springfield will add just 10 minutes to 15 minutes to the average trip along the 2.5-mile viaduct during the construction. Don Cooke, managing director at Vanesse Hansen Brustlin and a traffic consultant on the project admitted that traffic will be volatile once construction begins. Motorists, he said, will scurry around looking for alternate routes.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Eastern States Exposition

    21. Do-si-do your partner and welcome to Springfield, National Square Dance Convention: Letter to the editor

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      Do-si-do your partner and welcome to Springfield, National Square Dance Convention: Letter to the editor

      You're probably wondering about all the colorful dance outfits and vibrancy in downtown Springfield this weekend. A couple of years ago Mary Kay Wydra, Director of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lenny and Connie Houle and I made a pitch to host the 64th Annual National Square Dance Convention right here in downtown Springfield. In a video tape presentation in Detroit, Michigan my pitch reminisced about being a fourth grader at White Street School.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    22. Mason Square early childhood center plan moving ahead in Springfield

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      Mason Square early childhood center plan moving ahead in Springfield

      The Early Childhood Center, which will house up to 14 pre-kindergarten classrooms, is one of five programs in Massachusetts sharing a total of $60 million from the preschool development expansion grant initiated by the Obama administration. In December when the grants were announced, Springfield School Superintendent Daniel Warwick said research clearly shows that "students who are exposed to quality early education, enter kindergarten poised for greater success than those who have not had that opportunity."

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    23. Roundtable discussion at UMass Springfield focuses on housing development, jobs, food access

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      Roundtable discussion at UMass Springfield focuses on housing development, jobs, food access

      Paul McMorrow, Director of Policy and Communications for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, said the objective of the discussions, which were held in six cities across the state, is to take what they learn and use it to shape Gov. Charlie Baker's overall community development plan. The topics discussed included preparing communities for success, fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, sector strategies, competitiveness and regulations, talent retention and workforce development and housing development.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    24. Springfield officials support MGM's request to delay casino project opening to September 2018 | masslive.com

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      Springfield officials support MGM's request to delay casino project opening to September 2018 | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield will ask the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to permit a delay of several months for its $800 million casino project, that includes a negotiated additional payment of $1 million for the city.  The delay was negotiated and supported by top city officials, including Mayor Domenic Sarno. The city has sent a letter of support for the casino project delay to the state Gaming Commission.

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