1. Articles from Jim Kinney

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    1. U.S. Mint hosts contest for Basketball Hall of Fame coin

      U.S. Mint hosts contest for Basketball Hall of Fame coin

      The United States Mint is hosting a design competition looking for artists capable of creating the obverse, or heads, side of new commemorative U.S. Coins celebrating the game of basketball and benefitting the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The winning artist will receive $5,000. The winner’s initials will be included on the coins, according to a news release Thursday from the Hall of Fame.

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    2. Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show returns this weekend

      Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show returns this weekend

      The Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show promises 350 vendors specializing in all aspects of the home and garden improvement and maintenance with more than 600 booths at the Eastern States Exposition grounds this weekend. The four-day show, which begins Thursday, is put on each year by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts.

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    3. New CVS, Cumberland Farms seen as key to Springfield development

      New CVS, Cumberland Farms seen as key to Springfield development

      CVS or Cumberland Farms may not sound like exciting additions to Springfield’s retail mix. But they are necessary, if unglamorous, additions if Springfield wants people to work, play, shop and live in the downtown, said developer Charles Irving of Boston-based Davenport Companies. This firm has a deal with CVS to build a $2 million store in its Davenport Square property across Main Street from the $960 million MGM Springfield casino.

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    4. The Republican introduces POP Network news and advertising video screens - masslive.com

      The Republican introduces POP Network news and advertising video screens - masslive.com

      Shoppers and travelers in Greater Springfield are noticing the POP Network, The Republican’s latest news and advertising product.  The POP Network — the acronym stands for “point of purchase” — is 33 video screens in 24 locations including retailers and Springfield Union Station. They play a silent, 7-minute loop of news content and advertisements, with each news video or advertisement lasting 15 seconds.

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    5. East Windsor anticipates $8.5 million a year from Tribal Winds casino - masslive.com

      East Windsor anticipates $8.5 million a year from Tribal Winds casino - masslive.com

      The Mohegans and Mashantucket Pequots are ready to start construction of their Tribal Winds casino now that the Department of the Interior has given a final OK to the expansion of tribal gaming.  Now it’s up to the small town where the $300 million to $400 million casino would be built to react and to prepare. The tribes plan to build on the former Showcase Cinema property of Interstate 91, but still need town approval.

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    6. Big Y Springfield distribution expansion gets $4M local tax incentive

      Big Y Springfield distribution expansion gets $4M local tax incentive

      The state gave its approval to an eight-year local property tax incentive to Big Y Foods for the expansion of its distribution center on Roosevelt Avenue. The incentive, already approved by the city of Springfield, has a value of about $4.2 million, according to a Office of Housing & Economic Development news release issued Wednesday. Springfield-based Big Y is nearing completion of a $46 million expansion and renovation of its distribution center. The supermarket chain is doubling the size of its warehouse, adding 232,000 square feet to make a new total of 425,000 square feet. The project is ...

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    7. Developer plans 130-room hotel, rock-climbing and skydiving center at former Springfield jail

      Developer plans 130-room hotel, rock-climbing and skydiving center at former Springfield jail

      Pioneer Valley Hotel Group had been eyeing the former York Street Jail site in the city’s waterfront for years, President Shardool Parmar said Tuesday, but the three-acre site was being used as a staging area for nearby construction projects. Now that the supplies and equipment are gone, Parmar’s company is in negotiations with the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, owner of the site, to build a 130-room hotel there.

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    8. $400M in new Springfield development outlined, including downtown hotel and retail projects

      $400M in new Springfield development outlined, including downtown hotel and retail projects

      The city is home to more than $4 billion worth of construction projects either completed or in planning — both public and private — since the June 2011 tornado. That number, revealed Tuesday afternoon by Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy at his annual economic development presentation, includes $400.4 million in new projects announced since March 2018. The development update catches the city as it pivots from mega developments that are now completed such as the $95 million CRRC MA rail car factory; $960 million MGM Springfield casino; and the $183.3 million rehab of Interstate 91 to smaller projects, including a ...

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    9. United Bank puts former West Springfield headquarters on the market for $3.35M

      United Bank puts former West Springfield headquarters on the market for $3.35M

      United Bank, now based in Hartford, has put its former headquarters at 95 Elm Street in West Springfield on the market for $3.35 million. United Bank merged in 2014 with the former Rockville Bank in Connecticut. The resulting bank took the United name but moved its headquarters to Connecticut.

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    10. MGM Springfield says Wahlburgers will be ready in late 2019, early 2020

      MGM Springfield says Wahlburgers will be ready in late 2019, early 2020

      Wahlburgers is still coming to MGM Springfield, Michael Mathis, president and chief operating officer of the $960 million casino, said Monday. MGM is negotiating a lease with Wahlburgers — the casual restaurant company founded by actors Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg with their chef brother, Paul Wahlberg — and hopes to begin construction later this year, with an opening at the end of 2019 or in early 2020, Mathis said.

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      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    11. Excelsior! Easthampton’s Comics N’ More moves to street-level storefront, fights legions of retail doom (photos) - masslive.com

      Excelsior! Easthampton’s Comics N’ More moves to street-level storefront, fights legions of retail doom (photos) - masslive.com

      Christian W.Z. Reader pulls a white file box down from a shelf and slides it on a table.  “This is all Venom and Carnage,” Reader says as the boy begins eagerly flipping through comics featuring the Marvel Comics villains.  Reader owns Easthampton’s Comics N’ More with his wife, Phoebe R.R. Zax. It’s Wednesday in their subterranean lair. Wednesdays are new release days in the comics industry. Customers stream in all afternoon, regulars who subscribe to certain titles, pre-ordering and then picking them up on release day.

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    12. Westfield Promise program for early college gets $190K from state

      Westfield Promise program for early college gets $190K from state

      Westfield Promise, a program that allows students earn up to 12 college credits while still high school juniors and seniors, has received another $190,000 in state funding. The funding comes as Westfield State begins recruiting another cohort of 125 or so high school sophomores in Holyoke, Springfield and Westfield to form a new class, and as the first students to enter Westfield Promise prepare to graduate from the 2-year-old program.

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    13. Springfield development talk to ask ‘Where does CityStage fit?,’ provide update on $3B in projects

      Springfield development talk to ask ‘Where does CityStage fit?,’ provide update on $3B in projects

      That Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy will deliver an update on the city 's business triumphs and economic challenges at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next week and not at CityStage is telling. His talk entitled “The New Wave” on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Hall of Fame is a free event, but folks who want to go are asked to register at the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce website myonlinechamber.com

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    14. Smith & Wesson closing Springfield distribution center, warehouse in favor of new Missouri facility

      Smith & Wesson closing Springfield distribution center, warehouse in favor of new Missouri facility

      American Outdoor Brands Corp., parent company of Springfield stalwart Smith & Wesson, will close its distribution operations here and elsewhere around the country as it opens a new $75-million warehouse near Columbia, Missouri, this year.Executives at the publicly-traded AOBC touted the cost savings and efficiencies associated with consolidating into its new 600,000-square-foot Missouri warehouse in a conference call with analysts last week.

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    15. Loophole Brewing plans to make its own beers, beers for others in Holyoke

      Loophole Brewing plans to make its own beers, beers for others in Holyoke

      Home brewing hobbyists looking to leap into commercial production might sink $250,000 or more into equipment before anyone can pop the top on one of their beers. But soon, wannabe brewers will be able to contract with Loophole Brewing Services, which plans a $3 million-plus brewery and tasting room in what’s now a warehouse at 104 Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke. Loophole will share space with East Baking Co.

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    16. Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

      Argotec plans $20 million expansion, 50-job addition at Greenfield facility

      Argotec, a manufacturer of plastic film sheets for everything from waterproof clothing to bullet-resistant glass and smartphone screens, is planning a $20 million expansion in Greenfield that would see it add 50 jobs over the next 10 years. The expansion is detailed in paperwork submitted for state and local tax breaks. The inducement is expected to go before the Greenfield City Council soon and before a state review panel in March.

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