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    1. ALDI discount grocery store wins permit to open facility off Riverdale Street in West Springfield

      ALDI discount grocery store wins permit to open facility off Riverdale Street in West Springfield

      Planning Board members encouraged the two parties to negotiate with each other, something Goldberg said came to nothing. He accused Developers Diversified Realty, which was not represented at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting and which rents space to a Stop and Shop supermarket, of trying to “sabotage” plans for the ALDI. There were no representatives of the Ohio company at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting.

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    2. CSX railroad agrees to accelerate Route 20 railroad bridge construction, West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger says

      CSX railroad agrees to accelerate Route 20 railroad bridge construction, West Springfield Mayor Gregory Neffinger says

      WEST SPRINGFIELD – Rail company CSX has agreed in principle to an accelerated construction technique for the replacement of the Union Street railroad bridge in the Merrick section, according to Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger.

              However, CSX has not confirmed that statement.

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    3. West Springfield dedicates Thomas A. Lagodich Riverfront Park Canoe and Kayak Launch along Connecticut River

      West Springfield dedicates Thomas A. Lagodich Riverfront Park Canoe and Kayak Launch along Connecticut River

      The Thomas A. Lagodich Riverfront Park Canoe and Kayak Launch off Riverdale Street was baptized twice Thursday in simmering summer heat. First, a sign was unveiled near Riverdale Street welcoming people to the attraction. After that, officials inaugurated the launch along the Connecticut River by sending out two crews paddling the aluminum canoe the late, beloved building commissioner used in the area.

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    4. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray hails Microtest Laboratories in Agawam as example of growth in life science industry

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray hails Microtest Laboratories in Agawam as example of growth in life science industry

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray this week hailed Microtest Laboratories Inc. as an example of the growth that is possible for life science businesses in West Massachusetts after taking a tour of its facilities.  “What struck me is the potential for growth,” Murray said.

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    5. Sisters of Providence seeks to open elder care center at former Brightside campus

      Sisters of Providence seeks to open elder care center at former Brightside campus

      Sister Kathleen Popko, president of the religious order, said Friday she expects the center, which will help elders remain in their homes rather then move to nursing homes, will be a boon to the area. The project is the first phase of a comprehensive plan the order is developing redevelop the 27-acre campus, which used to be a residential center offering services for emotionally disturbed children and their families.

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    6. Five Guys Burgers and Fries planned for former B'Shara's restaurant site in West Springfield

      Five Guys Burgers and Fries planned for former B'Shara's restaurant site in West Springfield

      He anticipates the restaurant, which will seat about 70, will employ around 50 full- and part-time employees.  Zinck opened a Five Guys restaurant in December in Little River Plaza on Route 20 in Westfield, where he said business has been good. A former women’s jewelery salesman, Zinck also owns four other Five Guys franchises. They are in Hanover, Swansea, North Dartmouth and Seekonk, all communities in the eastern part of the state.

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    7. Planned Route 20 railroad bridge project attracts more than 100 West Springfield residents to hearing

      Planned Route 20 railroad bridge project attracts more than 100 West Springfield residents to hearing

      The state Department of Transportation, which is doing the project at Charles Avenue, conducted the hearing to get comments prior to completing designs for the undertaking. Some surveying and sign-posting is set to start Monday. Plans call for a temporary bridge to be in place by Aug. 1 and a new bridge opening to traffic by Dec. 1, 2013.

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    8. Six Flags New England in Agawam to open 'Goliath,' its 11th roller-coaster

      Six Flags New England in Agawam to open 'Goliath,' its 11th roller-coaster

      “Six Flags New England is thrilled to announce the addition of ‘Goliath’ to our already amazing arsenal of rides,” John Winkler, president of the park, stated in a press release. “This ride delivers pure adrenaline from start to finish and solidifies our commitment to adding high volume fun for the entire family.”

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    9. Agawam officials upbeat about prospects for business development during 2012

      Agawam officials upbeat about prospects for business development during 2012

      “I’m very optimistic. I commend the Planning Department and the planning director,” Mayor Richard A. Cohen said during a recent interview. “I have been working very hard in difficult times, not only with businesses, but with the Agawam Small Business Association and the West of the River Chamber of Commerce. Eventually people will see the positive outcomes of our diligent work.”

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    10. New Mayor Gregory Neffinger looks to get off on the right foot with West Springfield businesses

      New Mayor Gregory Neffinger looks to get off on the right foot with West Springfield businesses

      Neffinger said he would like to look at such “micro” areas as Union Street and the vacant land around the CSX rail yard with an eye toward developing them. He also hopes to focus on drawing businesses to raw land in the Agawam Avenue neighborhood which was identified in the Merrick-Memorial Study as an area which could generate $1 million a year in property tax revenues if developed.

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