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    1. Collective Copies to create bookstore within its Amherst retail space

      Collective Copies to create bookstore within its Amherst retail space

      The bookshop will have its grand opening on May 1 at 11 a.m., the 31st anniversary of Collective Copies. Strimer will discuss the first five years of Levellers Press, followed by Levellers' authors reading from their work. There will be a 4 p.m. public reception for all Levellers Press and Off the Common Books authors to which the public is invited. Since publishing "Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts," by Robert H. Romer, in 2009, Levellers Press of Amherst has produced nearly 50 titles.

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    2. Colorado collective buys Hadley solar array, offers solar use without panels

      Colorado collective buys Hadley solar array, offers solar use without panels

      Clean Energy Collective, a Colorado-based, community-owned solar developer, has purchased Western Massachusetts Community Solar Array, a 997 kW community solar facility in Hadley, from BlueWave Capital, a Boston-based solar developer and management company. The collective is also buying Southeastern Massachusetts Community Solar Array, a 997 kW facility in Rehoboth,

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    3. Cooley Dickinson grants three agencies close to $90,000 for health, planning

      Cooley Dickinson grants three agencies close to $90,000 for health, planning

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will collaborate with the United Way of Hampshire County to conduct an inventory of transportation programs and services of target populations in Hampshire and Franklin counties. These include low income housing and environmental justice neighborhoods. An environmental justice neighborhood concept is based on the principle that all people have a right to be protected from environmental pollution and to live in and enjoy a clean and healthful environment.

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    4. Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

      Breast cancer researcher D. Joseph Jerry: Targeting DNA repair and cells | masslive.com

      This renews scientists and clinicians in their efforts to find strategies to prevent and treat breast cancer, even when one finds the path difficult. The combined efforts of advocates and researchers have resulted in well-developed tools and resources that make breast cancer a model for understanding many other cancers.  It also represents the opportunities that are possible when the patient community is an active part of research, energizing and guiding priorities. The Advocacy Council, that is part of the Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, plays a pivotal role fostering innovative research here in Western Massachusetts.

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    5. New England Public Radio Foundation gets $113,432 state grant to aid in construction of downtown Springfield headquarters for WFCR/WNNZ

      New England Public Radio Foundation gets $113,432 state grant to aid in construction of downtown Springfield headquarters for WFCR/WNNZ

      The New England Public Radio Foundation has been awarded a state grant of $113,432 to assist construction of new headquarters for WFCR and all-news WNNZ in downtown Springfield. The grant, made June 17 from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, was announced in a release from the foundation.

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    6. Northampton's Cooley Dickinson Hospital officially affiliate of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, affiliation includes plans for comprehensive cancer center

      Northampton's Cooley Dickinson Hospital officially affiliate of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Healthcare, affiliation includes plans for comprehensive cancer center

      Cooley Dickinson Health Care officially became an affiliate of Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare System on July 1, according to a release from Cooley. The affiliation became final when amended articles of organization for Cooley Dickinson Health Care and Cooley Dickinson Hospital that made Mass General the sole corporate member of Cooley Dickinson Health Care Corp. became effective Dr. Peter L. Slavin, Mass General president, and Craig Melin, Cooley Dickinson president and chief executive officer, signed off on the affiliation closing memorandum, using telemedicine technology.

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    7. University of Massachusetts biostatisticians use new data analysis approach to 'advance genetic knowledge of many diseases'

      University of Massachusetts biostatisticians use new data analysis approach to 'advance genetic knowledge of many diseases'

      Foulkes, who directs the Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at UMass Amherst, explains that MixMAP draws on a principled statistical modeling framework and the vast array of summary data now available from genetic association studies to formally test at a new, locus-level, association.

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    8. Baystate Children's Hospital awarded $1.6 million federal grant to help area families cope with psychological trauma

      Baystate Children's Hospital awarded $1.6 million federal grant to help area families cope with psychological trauma

      The center’s mission is to lead the community in improving the health, safety, and well-being of children and families affected by trauma by providing expert medical and mental health treatment to address the negative effects of childhood trauma, in addition to providing prevention and education services to the community.

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    9. Baystate Children's Hospital Kristen Fioravanti-Collette named Nurse Educator of the Year in the pediatric and family medicine category by the Massachusetts chapter of March of Dimes

      Baystate Children's Hospital Kristen Fioravanti-Collette named Nurse Educator of the Year in the pediatric and family medicine category by the Massachusetts chapter of March of Dimes

      Baystate Children’s Hospital critical care nurse Kristen Fioravanti-Collette, a registered nurse at the master degree level from Ludlow, has been named Nurse Educator of the Year by the March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter, one of nine nurses in the state honored in the organization’s second annual Nurse of the Year Awards.

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    10. Springfield Symphony's Kevin Rhodes to give free lecture series at Bay Path College

      Springfield Symphony's Kevin Rhodes to give free lecture series at Bay Path College

      Kevin Rhodes, music director and conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, has partnered with Bay Path College to offer a free, three-part lecture series focusing on two popular classical musicians, the opera, and two defining works of classical music. The series is related to works being performed this season by the symphony.

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    11. New England Public Radio Foundation sets groundbreaking for Springfield facility with more than $5 million raised

      New England Public Radio Foundation sets groundbreaking for Springfield facility with more than $5 million raised

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Elizabeth Cardona, director of Gov. Deval Patrick's Springfield Office, are expected to joing Miller to celebrate the Amherst-based station's expansion.

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    12. Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts seeks nominations of area women whose lives opened doors for other women

      As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts will present “Standing on Her Shoulders” awards to 15 area women whose lives opened doors for other women but who are not well known as “risk-takers and innovators beyond their immediate circles.”

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    13. Baystate Medical fights No. 1 killer with Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center set to open March 2

      Baystate Medical fights No. 1 killer with Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center set to open March 2

      Baystate Medical will open its Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, which includes six advanced procedure/operating rooms, a dedicated 20-room unit for outpatient cardiovascular procedures, 96 private inpatient rooms and 32 cardiovascular critical care rooms and family and waiting areas, on March 2. The center is part of a $296 million expansion.

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    14. Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire

      Springfield Museums appoints new president as of May 1; Joseph Carvalho to retire
      The Board of Trustees of the Springfield Museums has appointed Holly Smith- Bové as the new president of the Museums, effective May 1. According to a release from the museums, Smith-Bové succeeds Joseph Carvalho who is retiring after 34 years at the organization and 16 years as its president.
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