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    1. Rep. Richard Neal, quoting Ronald Reagan, makes case for expanding earned income, child tax credit

      Rep. Richard Neal, quoting Ronald Reagan, makes case for expanding earned income, child tax credit

      Research suggests expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, like U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal wants to do, would boost 1.9 million Massachusetts families, giving a quarter of the state’s population tax cuts or refunds averaging $1,820 in 2020. “And the best part about it is that it is an incentive to work,” said Neal, a Springfield Democrat and chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.

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    2. Springfield Union Station platform nears completion; Amtrak sees record-breaking year

      Springfield Union Station platform nears completion; Amtrak sees record-breaking year

      The refurbished Platform C at Springfield’s Union Station should be completed in three or four weeks, possibly in time for the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas travel seasons, according to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, which owns and manages the depot. At issue are final touches to the elevator that will bring passengers up from the station’s concourse and pedestrian tunnel to the platforms where they board trains, said Executive Director Christopher J. Moskal.

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    3. CVS opens near MGM Springfield Sunday; developer says it’ll draw shoppers to neighborhood

      CVS opens near MGM Springfield Sunday; developer says it’ll draw shoppers to neighborhood

      CVS opens its $2 million store Sunday in the new Davenport Square on Main Street across from MGM Springfield in the city’s South End. It's a step landlord and developer Charles Irving, president of Davenport Properties, said will help existing businesses and lure new ones to the neighborhood. One criticism of MGM is that it has not, as promised, brought a retail rejuvenation to the surrounding neighborhood.

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    4. Williams Distributing sells Chicopee warehouse and land for $5 million as part of Quality Beverage deal

      Williams Distributing sells Chicopee warehouse and land for $5 million as part of Quality Beverage deal

      Quality Beverage paid $5 million for the Williams Distributing real estate at 880 Burnett Road last month, according to documents on file with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. In August, officials with both companies announced that Quality Beverage would buy the Chicopee-based beer distributorship — the business and the real estate — for an undisclosed sum.

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    5. End of partnership with US HealthVest could delay plans for Baystate Health psychiatric hospital in Holyoke

      End of partnership with US HealthVest could delay plans for Baystate Health psychiatric hospital in Holyoke

      Baystate Health’s search for a new partner in its quest to build a standalone psychiatric hospital in Holyoke might set the project back three to six months. “But we feel that the plan is a good one,” Baystate President and President and CEO Mark A. Keroack said. “We are committed to finding a partner who can make this happen.”

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    6. Big Y opens two new stores, hires 225 employees

      Big Y opens two new stores, hires 225 employees

      Big Y will open two new Connecticut World Class Market locations — at 656 New Haven Avenue in Derby and 150 Boston Post Road in Milford — on Thursday, Nov. 7, the Springfield-based chain announced Monday. The supermarket chain said it began construction on both the 55,060-square-foot Milford market and 59,502-square-foot Derby location in January. Big Y hired 135 new employees in Milford and 90 employees in Derby.

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    7. Springfield Y opens Tower Square child education center; fitness center expected by end of the month

      Springfield Y opens Tower Square child education center; fitness center expected by end of the month

      As workers stocked supplies Friday in the YMCA of Greater Springfield Learning Center at Tower Square, CEO Dexter Johnson crawled into a cabinet to fix a sink drain. "You have to do what you have to do," Johnson joked. Because on Monday morning — starting before 7 a.m. — 200 youngsters participating in the Y’s educational programs for preschoolers, and before- and after-school programs for older children, will arrive for the first time at the new facility.

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    8. Long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center restoration nears completion; Bridge Street scaffolding to come down next week

      Long-awaited Springfield Innovation Center restoration nears completion; Bridge Street scaffolding to come down next week

      Artisans working nearly four stories above Bridge Street affixed this week the last bits of replacement decorative terra-cotta tile on the soon-to-be-revealed facade of the Springfield Innovation Center. The scaffolding, in place since September 2018, will come down next week, said Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, which is managing the Innovation Center project for owner DevelopSpringfield.

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    9. Hooplandia tournament will inject $12M into Springfield-area economy, visitors bureau says

      Hooplandia tournament will inject $12M into Springfield-area economy, visitors bureau says

      Hooplandia, the 3-on-3 basketball tournament coming to The Big E and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in June, could mean $12 million in local spending. To put that number in perspective, the 2019 American Hockey League All-Star Classic Game at the MassMutual Center in January pumped $2.8 million through the local economy, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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    10. Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

      Big boost on campus: Massachusetts could offer a match for donations to UMass, public universities, community colleges

      Donors to endowment funds at state universities and community colleges, including University of Massachusetts campuses, could see their dollars partially matched under a supplemental budget pending on Beacon Hill. "Their money goes further, and who doesn't want their money to go further," said Erica Broman, vice president for institutional advancement at Westfield State University and executive director of the Westfield State Foundation.

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    11. Auctions set for downtown Springfield buildings, including landmark at State and Main

      Auctions set for downtown Springfield buildings, including landmark at State and Main

      Three downtown Springfield buildings, two of them five-story landmarks facing Main Street, are scheduled to be sold at auction Nov. 15. All three are owned by Louis Masaschi and Jeanette Norman Masaschi of JLL Realty — but under different corporate names for each property. This is according to property records kept by the city and by the Hampden Registry of Deeds, cross referenced with corporate records kept by the secretary of state.

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    12. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, PeoplesBank and urgent care planned for Center Street in Ludlow

      Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy’s, PeoplesBank and urgent care planned for Center Street in Ludlow

      The Center Street neighborhood near the MassPike entrance/exit will be getting busier with three projects from two developers totaling $6 million in investment. The projects include a PeoplesBank branch, Wendy’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, ConvenientMD urgent care and retail building where the tenants are not-as-yet made public, according to Town Planner Doug Stefancik.

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    13. L.L. Bean opens first Western Massachusetts store at Mountain Farms in Hadley

      L.L. Bean opens first Western Massachusetts store at Mountain Farms in Hadley

      Inside the new L.L. Bean store in the Mountain Farms complex, shoppers seemed intent on buying gear for autumn in New England from the retailer. "Our only goal is to get people outside," said store manager Ben Klock. "It's not just about selling people merchandise. We want people to get the clothing, gear and tools they need to feel comfortable getting outside and enjoying that time with their families."

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