1. Deval Patrick touts $5.2 million investment in UMass Springfield satellite center as vital for education, economic development

    Deval Patrick touts $5.2 million investment in UMass Springfield satellite center as vital for education, economic development

    Gov. Deval Patrick, in providing $5.2 million on Thursday to allow completion of the University of Massachusetts satellite center at Tower Square, called it an essential investment in education and economic development. Patrick was joined by local officials, business leaders and university officials in viewing the new center, under construction on the second floor of Tower Square. The $5.2 million investment includes construction and all furnishings with the Springfield center scheduled to open this fall. There is an incredible concentration of colleges and other educational institutions and “brain power” within an hour and 15 minutes of downtown Boston ...

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