1. Articles from The Republican Editorials

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    1. Allan Blair's economic leadership served region well: Editorial

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      Allan Blair's economic leadership served region well: Editorial

      Allan Blair, who retires at the end of December after 18 years as president and CEO of the business-funded Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, has served the community well as the regional leader of these efforts. Due in large part to Blair’s efforts over three decades, Western Massachusetts is known for having the Commonwealth’s most collaborative economic development effort, much of it directly under the umbrella of the EDC. This is not easy work. It’s hand-to-hand combat, usually behind the scenes. But whenever a ribbon is cut, whenever an industrial park is developed, whenever a new ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    2. National Science Foundation $800,000 grant shows vision, strong priorities: Editorial

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      National Science Foundation $800,000 grant shows vision, strong priorities: Editorial

      An $800,000 grant has been awarded by the National Science Foundation to Holyoke Community College, the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College to create collaborative programs combining clean energy studies with sustainable agriculture.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    3. Richard Sullivan's return to Western Massachusetts as head of the Economic Development Council bodes well for the region: Editorial

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      Richard Sullivan's return to Western Massachusetts as head of the Economic Development Council bodes well for the region: Editorial

      The Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council has scored something of a coup by “recapturing” Richard K. Sullivan Jr. as its president and CEO. Sullivan will assume the post when Allan W. Blair, who currently holds the post, retires after 44 years in the field of job creation and business development. An energetic leader, a dynamic force who knows Massachusetts inside out, Sullivan will undoubtedly offer fresh and knowledgeable perspectives from his service in Boston, where he has had opportunities to travel internationally as part of the job. His current post is chief of staff for Gov. Deval Patrick. He’s ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   Allan W. Blair

    4. Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region

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      Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region

      The governor revealed that CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. will build a 125,000-square-foot rail car assembly plant and a 33,700-square-foot office building on this East Springfield graveyard of 7,000 good-paying industrial jobs. The factory’s initial work will be to assemble $1.5 billion worth of new cars for Boston’s Red and Orange lines, but the Chinese plan to make this their North American headquarters.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    5. Editorial: MassMutual's policies continue to win it distinction as an excellent place to work

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      Editorial: MassMutual's policies continue to win it distinction as an excellent place to work

      “The MassMutual community is proud of the recognition that our women- and mother-friendly practices have consistently received from Working Mother,” said Deb Palermino, executive vice president of human resources at MassMutual. Anything companies can do to make their environments more hospitable to mothers (and fathers) who wish to work will help boost the earning power and financial stability of families. Offering on-site day care, flexible schedules and generous maternity leave policies allow mothers to re-enter or stay in the corporate work force where they might have been squeezed out by rigid policies. Some of these steps, admittedly, are expensive. Others ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    6. Holyoke's Common Capital helps business get new start

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      Holyoke's Common Capital helps business get new start

      Common Capital invests in local small businesses – accepting loans from investors for as little as $1,000 to its Community First Fund. According to its website, it assists through consultation and floating loans to small businesses that will create jobs and help build the local economy. Businesses can apply online for loans of up to $50,000, but Common Capital offers loans of up to $300,000. Common Capital invests in a wide array of businesses throughout the valley. Based in Holyoke, it reaches as far south as Springfield, as far north as Greenfield, as far east as Pittsfield.

       

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      Mentions:   Common Capital   Springfield   Northampton

    7. Editorial: Springfield Tech Foundry to help high school students become innovators

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      Editorial: Springfield Tech Foundry to help high school students become innovators

      The brainchild of Delcie Bean, the Springfield Tech Foundry opened its doors to its first class of high school students Monday with a visit from Gov. Deval Patrick timed to the unpacking of their brand new laptops. Operating from ninth floor space at 1391 Main St., the program will train high school students in the soft and technical skills they need to land entry-level jobs in high technology immediately following their year’s worth of training.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    8. Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction

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      Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction

      Timothy Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, has floated a proposal to use those transportation funds to rehabilitate the locomotives and passenger cars needed in order to run commuter trains from Greenfield to Springfield five times a day during the viaduct construction project. Brennan also believes there’s a future for rail service in New England: Seniors and 20-somethings are less interested in cars than those in their middle age, he says, and both younger and older adults find train travel attractive for different reasons. Some companies, he said, in congested metropolitan areas allow their employees to ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    9. Editorial: Springfield schools see boost in test scores, morale

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      Editorial: Springfield schools see boost in test scores, morale

      We believe that there are greater things to come as Danny Warwick begins his second full year on the job. His leadership and willingness to try new approaches in an effort to raise the bar for Springfield students is the breath of fresh air the city schools need.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Dan Warwick

    10. Editorial: Baystate Health, UMass hospital collaboration healthy move for Western Massachusetts

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      Editorial: Baystate Health, UMass hospital collaboration healthy move for Western Massachusetts

      s partisan clashes in Washington continue over the future of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, two giant health care providers in Springfield and Worcester are thinking about forming a partnership as a key provision of the Affordable Care Act kicks into gear.  On the eve of Tuesday’s launch of a season of enrollment in Obamacare for millions of Americans who will seek coverage on so-called insurance exchanges, Baystate Health in Springfield and University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Health Care in Worcester said they plan to collaborate on specialized medical care, research projects and public health projects ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

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      Editorial: Bradley International Airport to Europe - on the horizon again

      Western Massachusetts companies that do business overseas have high hopes that Bradley International Airport will live up to its name and reinstate its short-lived nonstop service to Amsterdam – or another European city.  During a forum held last week at the Westfield headquarters of heating and air-conditioning equipment maker Mestek, an official of the Connecticut Airport Authority, which took over airport operations from the Connecticut state Department of Transportation on July 1, gave listeners a reason to hope.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Westfield

    12. Editorial: State grants light way for stronger Springfield schools

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      Editorial: State grants light way for stronger Springfield schools

      “By granting these funds,” said School Superintendent Daniel J. Warwick, “the state is saying they have confidence in the plans the schools have to continue building on the gains they’ve made in the past two years.”  Notably most of the funds are going to elementary and middle schools where it is hoped that a long term strategy can have an effect before students reach high school where poor preparation and lack of study skills reflect themselves in failing MCAS scores and high drop out rates.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Editorial: Summer jobs help teens realize brighter future

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      Editorial: Summer jobs help teens realize brighter future

      The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County has announced its goal of setting up jobs for 1,000 young people in Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and Westfield. As they seek funding for these programs, they have also urged private business and individuals to pitch in to hire young people with their own money or donate to programs that create employment for teens.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    14. Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

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      Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

      After a one-year hiatus, Eastec, the East Coast’s largest manufacturing trade show, returns to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield for a three-day run this week. And that is very good news for the local retail economy.  The Eastec show, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, had been an annual event until 2011 when organizers decided to hold the event only on odd-numbered years.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    15. Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

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      Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Much of the funding will go to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years in the state’s life sciences industry. The grants also include $3.8 million to Holyoke Community College for the creation of a Center for Life Sciences there. That space will be devoted to training a new generation of workers for the pharmaceutical, and medical devices industry and the emerging field of bio-infomatics.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    16. Editorial: Long-stalled Union Station project moving along tracks

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      Editorial: Long-stalled Union Station project moving along tracks

      Last week, members of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority were wowed by an architect’s plan to make the architectural beauty shine again. The $83 million plan to renovate and reopen the station on Frank B. Murray Street for train and bus travel calls for preserving its cavernous space and flooding them with natural light from the numerous windows that line its facade.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    17. Editorial: Community colleges in Western Massachusetts get job done

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      Editorial: Community colleges in Western Massachusetts get job done

      Almost a fifth of the 100 workers at Microtest Laboratories in Agawam got their basic training at Springfield Technical Community College.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    18. Editorial: JetBlue helps Bradley International Airport expand southern reach

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      Editorial: JetBlue helps Bradley International Airport expand southern reach Coming off a year when passenger travel at the Windsor Locks airport saw a 5 percent increase, 2011, JetBlue’s expansion augers well for 2012. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Editorial: Western Massachusetts mayors sworn-in; now comes the hard part

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      Editorial: Western Massachusetts mayors sworn-in; now comes the hard part On Monday and Tuesday, amid pomp and applause, three new mayors and five incumbents took the oath of office, sounding lofty and earnest goals for the future of their administrations. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    20. Editorial: Smith & Wesson hones historic brand

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      Sales of Springfield-made Smith & Wesson firearms are going great guns. And that’s great news for the iconic company, its employees – and the region’s longtime reputation as a place where premier products are made. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    21. Editorial: Ludlow mills gets a new lease on life

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      Editorial: Ludlow mills gets a new lease on life On Tuesday, Richard Sullivan Jr., Secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, stood inside the cavernous Mill 10 to announce a senior housing project. WinnDevelopment, which recently rehabilitated Longhill Gardens in Springfield, is renovating the building into a $20 million, 83-unit apartment complex (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   United Bank

    22. Editorial: Western Massachusetts construction projects sign of brighter days

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      Editorial: Western Massachusetts construction projects sign of brighter days The $168 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center celebrated the first phase of construction last month as workers raised the last steel beam of the building’s frame and topped it off with a pine tree. The ceremony represents an important milestone in the construction of the center that is rising on the site of the former Mastex factory on Bigelow Street. The 90,000-square-foot complex will conduct academic research using numerous computers sifting data into everything from medicine and the arts to climate change and cell structures. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    23. Editorial: Imagining a new cycle of economic growth in America

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      Editorial: Imagining a new cycle of economic growth in America When the Labor Department released the November jobless numbers last Friday, the unemployment rate had dropped by 0.4 percentage points to 8.6 percent. We’ve still got a very long way to go, but, thankfully, we are heading in the right direction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    24. Editorial: Massachusetts' community colleges have a critical mission

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      Editorial: Massachusetts' community colleges have a critical mission Western Massachusetts community college presidents have raised some legitimate concerns about a new report that recommends replacing the local governing boards at the schools with a centralized state board based in Boston. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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