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    1. Campagnari Construction seeks to buy former Page Boulevard fire station in Springfield for office, apartments

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      Campagnari Construction seeks to buy former Page Boulevard fire station in Springfield for office, apartments

      Campagnari Construction has filed a proposal to buy the former Page Boulevard fire station from the city for $20,000 to convert to office space and two market-rate apartments. Matthew Campagnari, owner of the company, submitted the high bid for the city-owned station, which is located at 833 Page Blvd. at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. State, MassChallenge Launch Government Innovation Competition

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      MassIT, the Commonwealth’s lead state agency for technology across the executive branch, announced a first-of-its-kind MassIT Government Innovation Competition, with a $50,000 prize for the winning project. MassIT will partner with MassChallenge, a start-up accelerator that supports high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs, on this initiative. The goal of the MassIT Government Innovation Competition is to provide high-quality startups with incentives to develop innovative solutions that can help the state government meet constituent needs more efficiently and at lower cost to taxpayers. For the first time, the Commonwealth will have access to entrepreneurs focused on improving the constituent-government relationship. The Commonwealth ...

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    3. Millfest to be held Sept. 10 at Ludlow Mills

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      Millfest to be held Sept. 10 at Ludlow Mills

      Ludlow Mills on State Street will be the site of “Millfest” presented by the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. until dusk. The rain date is Sept. 11. Millfest will take place in an outdoor tent setting and will provide attendees the opportunity to network in a casual and informal setting. Attendees will be able to network with many of the businesses that are based in the industrial complex and learn about the Ludlow Riverwalk which is expected to be ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    4. Mass energy department awards UMass-Amherst $2.5 million to create endowed chair in renewable energy

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      Mass energy department awards UMass-Amherst $2.5 million to create endowed chair in renewable energy

      The University of Massachusetts College of Engineering has been awarded $2.5 million from the state Department of Energy Resources to create a new endowed chair in renewable energy. Tim Anderson, dean of the College of Engineering, said he plans to conduct a national search beginning in the fall of 2015, according to a UMass release. "There has been tremendous progress in renewable energy during the past 10 years," Anderson said. "The endowed chair will ensure that the College of Engineering stays at the frontier of energy research."

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    5. Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

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      Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

      Baystate Health has been a member of Premier and its predecessor companies for 30 years, leveraging both its performance and supply-chain services. Last fall, the health system deployed PremierConnect Enterprise to quickly and more efficiently access, integrate, and interpret its clinical, financial, and operational data. Seeing the positive results, the Innovation Center signed a separate, multi-year agreement to use PremierConnect Enterprise to integrate payer, provider, and other healthcare data from participating innovators within a structured collaborative environment. By leveraging PremierConnect Enterprise’s platform and unique healthcare-data model, innovators will easily access and manipulate data for testing and scaling new HIT ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    6. Common Capital announces loan to Quabbin Harvest, a co-op grocery in Orange

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      Common Capital announces loan to Quabbin Harvest, a co-op grocery in Orange

      Common Capital, the Holyoke based nonprofit lender to small business, has closed a $40,000  loan to help Quabbin Harvest, a soon-to-open grocery cooperative in Orange. Chris Sikes, Common Capital's CEO, made the announcement in an email Wednesday. Common Capital is making the loan in partnership with the Cooperative Fund of New England and the Mount Grace Land Trust. The trust  purchased the building at 12 North Main St. where the new market is being built. The location was the former Workers Credit Union building. The market is set to open in the middle of September, said Quabbin ...

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      Mentions:   Common Capital   Holyoke

    7. East Springfield biomass wood-burning plant permit reinstated by Massachusetts Land Court

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      East Springfield biomass wood-burning plant permit reinstated by Massachusetts Land Court

      Massachusetts Land Court has granted Palmer Renewable Energy’s request to reinstate its building permit for a biomass wood-burning plant in East Springfield, undoing the Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision that the building permit was invalid. The decision states that no special permit is needed and the building permit is reinstated, City Solicitor Edward Pikula said. Pikula said he is still reviewing the decision. Palmer Renewable Energy proposed building a 35-megawatt, wood-to-energy plant on the grounds of Palmer Paving Co. property near the intersection of Page Boulevard and Cadwell Drive.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield

    8. Kinder Morgan: no tariff needed to pay for Tennesee Gas Pipeline - The Republican

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      Kinder Morgan: no tariff needed to pay for Tennesee Gas Pipeline - The Republican

      Kinder Morgan officials say they can afford to build a natural gas pipeline across Massachusetts whether or not a ratepayer tariff is approved to help pay for the $2-3 billion project. Representatives from the energy company were on hand Tuesday night for a well-attended Select Board meeting and public speak-out in Northfield, one of 44 municipalities the highly-contested Tennessee Gas Pipeline would cross in in six counties on its way from New York state to the Boston area.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke   Westfield

    9. Environmental cleanup of Ludlow Mills project completed

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      Environmental cleanup of Ludlow Mills project completed

      The $1.45 million environmental cleanup of the 170-acre Ludlow Mills property has been completed, Kenneth Delude, president of the Westover Area Development Corp., told the Board of Selectmen. The 170-acre project is free of soil and water contaminants, Delude told the Board of Selectmen. Delude said he wished to thank State Rep. Thomas Petrolati, D-Ludlow, and State Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham, for their assistance in securing state funds for the cleanup. Delude also reported that the Westmass Area Development Corp. will soon awards bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project at Ludlow Mills. The Riverwalk will offer public ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Ludlow Mills   Westmass Area Development Corp.

    10. UMass computer scientist receives $536,527 National Science Foundation grant

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      UMass computer scientist receives $536,527 National Science Foundation grant

      University of Massachusetts computer scientist Benjamin Marlin has received a five-year, $536,527 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant to develop machine learning-based tools for analyzing large-scale clinical and mobile health (mHealth) data.  "Machine Learning for Complex Health Data Analytics," is designed to help health researchers handle what he calls a data revolution, according to a UMass release

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    11. Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

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      Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

      The $115 million project is being funded with a $75 million Federal Railroad Administration grant and $40 million in state funds. "The Knowledge Corridor is a rail asset that will play a key role in the region's transportation system, both by delivering improved customer service in the form of faster travel times, as well as by being built to a standard that can accommodate more freight," said state Department of Transportation Secretary Richard A. Davey. "Purchasing the line will also allow us to preserve the line's viability for the long-term, and will position the Commonwealth to use this ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

    12. Lamson & Goodnow: New management team sees growth, rehiring, once the Chapter 11 reorganization is in place

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      Lamson & Goodnow: New management team sees growth, rehiring, once the Chapter 11 reorganization is in place

      The new management team at cutlery manufacturer Lamson & Goodnow is convinced the company, founded in 1837, can thrive again.  But Lamson & Goodnow's future is not in its 19th century factory complex along the Deerfield River in the Shelburne Falls section of Buckland in western Franklin County.  “We are not sure where we will end up. We know this is not the right kind of factory we need,” said James Pelletier, chief operating officer. 'Once we sell this building, we will look for a suitable home. We want to be as close by as we can be. We have a ...

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    13. Under Construction: land cleared for Westfield State's $48 million science and technology classroom building

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      Under Construction: land cleared for Westfield State's $48 million science and technology classroom building

      Workers have cleared land on the Westfield State University Campus for the construction of a new $48 -million science and technology classroom building.  It will be the first new academic building on the university's campus in 40 years.
      The university expects more site work to commence in the first week of September, spokeswoman Molly Watson said.  The building is expected to be completed in 2016.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Dr. Evan S. Dobelle

    14. Construction begins on $7.5 million Westfield Senior Center

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      Construction begins on $7.5 million Westfield Senior Center

      Construction of the center by Westfield's own Forish Construction Inc. is expected to be completed by September 2015, ending more than 25 years of planning for the new facility. "Seniors deserve this," said veteran City Councilor Brian P. Sullivan. "It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It has been a long time in coming," he said. City Councilor James R. Adams joined Mayor Daniel M. Knapik in thanking the more than 50 seniors present for their patience.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    15. Northampton Friendly's on King Street closed

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      Northampton Friendly's on King Street closed

      The Friendly's Restaurant on King Street, a downtown fixture for years, has closed. Signs on the window and door of the 63 King St. business inform customers that the restaurant, popular for its affordable meals and ice cream, is no longer open. It refers them to other Friendly's locations in Florence and Hadley.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    16. Springfield City Council grants tax incentive for Freedom Credit Union expansion

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      Springfield City Council grants tax incentive for Freedom Credit Union expansion

      The City Council approved a five-year tax incentive for Freedom Credit Union on Monday that assists its expansion plans in Springfield. Freedom announced a $2.2 million expansion last week, saying it will continue to operate its headquarters at 1976 Main St. while expanding to a building behind that property at 77 Boyleston St. The taxes will continue to be paid on the existing value of the property, with the tax exemption “granted and shall apply only to the new assessed value” of the property for the five year period, under the approved tax-increment financing (TIF) agreement. The exemption on ...

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    17. Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

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      Regional Employment Board of Hampden County: Pioneer Valley manufacturers

      Precision manufacturers making everything from handguns to artificial hips here in Western Massachusetts are likely to need 1,700 new workers in just the next three years, according ot a study released Monday by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association. Those jobs will need filling, or work will leave the region, despite the fact that the region's seven vocational technical high schools and Springfield Technical Community College will only graduate 284 job-ready students in those same three years, said David M. Cruise, president and CEO of ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Boeing

    18. Mayhew Seel in Turners Falls announces SureForce clamps

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      Mayhew Seel in Turners Falls announces SureForce clamps

      Mayhew Tools announces SureForce Clamps, a new product line of mechanical and hydraulic clamps that incorporate patented innovations to provide the highest clamping force available for their size.  Mayhew is the exclusive importer of these European made clamps for the United States, Canada, and Mexico, according to a news releas.  Numerous innovations are incorporated within the SureForceTClamps. The popular screw type clamps employ ball bearings that reduce friction. This allows the clamping force to be up to 40 percent greater than other screw clamps, given the same amount of torque. These clamps have additional features such as enclosed threads, which ...

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    19. ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

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      ATK Sporting Group to lay off additional 95 employees manufacturing Savage Arms guns in Westfield, 25 in Ontario

      ATK Sporting Group, which purchased the Westfield-based Savage Arms in 2013, will spend the next two weeks laying off more than 100 workers at its Westfield and Lakefield, Ontario manufacturing plants.  Company spokesman Tim Brandt confirmed to CBS-3 Springfield Saturday afternoon that of the 120 people who will lose their jobs in the coming weeks, 95 will be at the Westfield facility on Springdale Road.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    20. Archipelago Investments plans a 78-unit housing complex with space for 4 retail shops at Carriage Shops site

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      Archipelago Investments plans a 78-unit housing complex with space for 4 retail shops at Carriage Shops site

      Archipelago Investments is proposing to build a five-story brick and white cedar apartment and retail complex just a stone's throw from its 36-unit project called Kendrick Place. The company submitted plans for its 49,100-square foot project called 1 East Pleasant on the Carriage Shops site to the Planning Department earlier this month. The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on the site plan review for Oct. 1.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    21. Columbia Gas donates natural gas combustible indicators to Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team

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      Columbia Gas donates natural gas combustible indicators to Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team

      Members of the Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue team are now better prepared to conduct confined space rescues thanks to to Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. The company donated three natural gas combustible indicators – and provided the training to safely use them – Friday morning. Confined spaces pose can pose safety challengers to rescuers because they can contain hazardous materials in gas or liquid form. The donation of the state-of-the-art detectors, which monitor air for the displacement of oxygen and the presence of toxic or explosive gases, allows members of the team to perform an initial assessment of the air before they enter ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    22. UMass benefits from governor's environmental bill

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      UMass benefits from governor's environmental bill

      The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and two other sites it operates in the eastern part of the state stand to reap $37.5 million for various projects and improvements, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Deval Patrick. The legislation authorizes a total of $1.9 billion for environmental projects throughout the state. Among those is $4 million for water quality innovation to support the work of David Reckhow, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UMass. The funding will go towards testing and pilot facilities for water technology at various locations in the state.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. ERC5, ACCGS Team Up for Millfest After 5

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      ERC5, ACCGS Team Up for Millfest After 5

      Ludlow Mills on State Street in Ludlow will be the site of Millfest, the first After 5 of the chamber season, on Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to dusk. The event will be presented by the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5), an affiliate of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS), in partnership with the ACCGS. The rain date is Sept. 11.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    24. Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

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      Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

      Shovels will be ceremonially plunged into the soil Monday (Aug. 18) to mark a ground-breaking for the $19 million conversion of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus on Chestnut Street into 54 apartments. "This groundbreaking ceremony represents the city's continued efforts to make downtown a vibrant place to live," Mayor Alex B. Morse said Thursday. The event between Dwight and Hampden streets will begin at 10 a.m. Speakers will include property owner E. Denis Walsh of Weld Management, Gregory Bialecki, state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and Morse.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

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