1. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse sees progress with numerous projects like passenger rail, CanalWalk, buildings redeveloped, but critics raise questions

    Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse sees progress with numerous projects like passenger rail, CanalWalk, buildings redeveloped, but critics raise questions

    Mayor Alex B. Morse Tuesday listed dozens of projects happening or about to happen that he said will catalyze different parts of the city. The number of projects could be considered impressive -- it took Morse nearly an hour to list them -- from the second phase of the Canalwalk to the resumption possibly this year of passenger rail service to renovation of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus into apartments, but not everyone agreed the list added up to progress. Morse, state Rep. Aaron M. Vega, D-Holyoke, and other officials held the community projects-update meeting at Prospect Heights apartments ...

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    1. Some of these things are covered in the media.
    2. I'm hoping the first train comes through in December, although it's possible spring of next year at the latest.
    3. It's an expensive project, about $28 million. We're moving forward.
    4. Hopefully, we'll get that moving sometime later this year.
    5. It's a gas station and convenience store. They go hand-in-hand now.
    6. There is no economic development going on in Holyoke now. There's not.
    7. I don't understand how they ended up with the property in the first place.
    8. There's a lot that needs to be done.
    9. It's a real honor to represent this city.
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