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    1. Springfield Technical Community College students help colleague found MJ's Mobile Detailing Service

      Springfield Technical Community College students help colleague found MJ's Mobile Detailing Service

      Springfield Technical Community College student Mark Chamberlain, 27, of Hampden, still shakes his head in disbelief when he thinks about how his car-detailing business got off the ground. What started out as a night at the bar, chatting with his buddies about possible business ideas, prompted the small group to take their ideas to the next level. Today, Chamberlain, along with his friend and business partner, Joseph Carlos, of Springfield, is the successful owner of MJ's Mobile Detailing Service.

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    2. Springfield College aids literacy efforts at Elias Brookings and William DeBerry elementary schools

      Springfield College aids literacy efforts at Elias Brookings and William DeBerry elementary schools

      Springfield College students visit DeBerry and Brookings elementary schools each year during the college's annual Humanics in Action Day to read to students, and the college's Partners Program, which pairs 80 students annually with children from DeBerry and Brookings schools for weekly sessions, has served more than 1,200 youngsters in its 20-year history.

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    3. State awards $1.1 million in Vocational School Equipment grants

      State awards $1.1 million in Vocational School Equipment grants

      The 64 vocational technical programs in Massachusetts represent more than 44,000 students. These schools offer hands-on learning in a number of innovative educational programs to support a range of career fields, especially growing work force sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy and information technology.

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    4. Connecticut River water quality monitoring project being planned by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

      Connecticut River water quality monitoring project being planned by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is still seeking volunteers to participate in a water quality monitoring project on the Connecticut River for three monitoring sites.  The sites are the Pioneer Valley Yacht Club, Longmeadow, Pynchon Point, Agawam and Brunelles Marina, South Hadley.  The Connecticut River will be monitored on a weekly basis between the last week of May to the first week of October.

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    5. Reaction to Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's resignation

      Reaction to Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's resignation

      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in a letter to supporters:

      "We have all been fortunate over the past six years to have benefited from the extraordinary service of our Lieutenant Governor, Tim Murray. Tim announced today that he will be leaving our office to become the new CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and they are very lucky to have him. Tim has played a central role in moving our agenda forward since our very first day in office. His portfolio is vast, and his footprint on our Commonwealth is immense. He has been a tireless advocate on ...

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    6. Massachusetts Education Secretary Matthew Malone to meet with Springfield advocates to discuss Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed education investments

      New state Secretary of Education Matthew Malone will meet with local education advocates Thursday to discuss Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed investments in education for fiscal year 2014.  The event is at noon, at the Community Music School, 127 State St., hosted by the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.  Malone will also be available to answer questions from the audience during the event.  Malone, a former superintendent of schools in Brockton and Swampscott, was appointed as the education secretary by Patrick in mid-December.

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    7. Westfield State University to offer medical interpreting class

      Students will receive comprehensive information about all aspects of practicing as a medical interpreter, including standards of practice and code of ethics. The program is registered with the International Medical Interpreters Association and designed to meet the educational prerequisites for the professional certification as required by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.

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    8. United Bank of West Springfield invests in Hampshire County Chamber of Commerce

      United Bank of West Springfield invests in Hampshire County Chamber of Commerce

      Dena Hall, senior vice president of marketing and community relations at United Bank, said she is encouraged by the vision that the leaders of the regional chamber have, and she knows that her company will benefit from the knowledge the regional body disseminates.  United Bank has 39 branches located throughout Western and central Massachusetts and Connecticut. It has three branches in Hampshire County – two in Northampton and one in Huntington, Hall said she sees the power of the regional chamber as a resource not only to chamber members but also to bank customers.

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    9. Springfield's Union Station project gets funding boost from MassDevelopment; grant targets site cleanup

      Springfield's Union Station project gets funding boost from MassDevelopment; grant targets site cleanup

      - A grant issued through MassDevelopment's Brownfields Redevelopment Fund [pdf] will help pay for the mitigation of environmental issues at Union Station, the site of a new regional transportation center. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced the grant Wednesday. Environmental issues at the site that runs along Frank B. Murray Street include petroleum and underground tanks at the former Hotel Charles location. The former baggage building and the terminal building are home to an asbestos roof, PCBs in window caulking, and asbestos-wrapped pipes.

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    10. Ludlow Mills site wins special designation to help with cleanup of property

      Ludlow Mills site wins special designation to help with cleanup of property

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray on Thursday announced that the 170-acre Ludlow Mills site in Ludlow has been designated for “a brownfields support team,” a state initiative that brings together state, local and federal agencies to help speed environmental cleanup and the reuse of industrial properties for economic development.

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    11. Springfield Housing Authority's YEAH! Network builds teen leaders

      Springfield Housing Authority's YEAH! Network builds teen leaders

      YEAH! Network officials came to the development with assistance from the Robinson Gardens Youth Group, formed last year as part of SHA's involvement with the Talk/Read/Succeed! program. T/R/S! is funded with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, managed by the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation to promote family literacy.

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    12. Kirk Smith, CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, says we should fully embrace our differences to achieve genuine inclusion

      Kirk Smith, CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, says we should fully embrace our differences to achieve genuine inclusion

      Our organization, the YMCA of Greater Spring- field, recently established a Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a subset of our corporate board, to help us grow in our understanding and hold ourselves accountable to measurable improvements when it comes to being more diverse and inclusive internally and externally at every level among our staff, volunteers, members, participants and partners.

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    13. Hard Rock International, one of 4 potential contenders for Springfield casino, may set sights on Boston

      Hard Rock International, one of four gaming companies vying for the rights to build a Springfield casino, may instead set its sights on the Boston area. In a Thursday interview with WHYN 560's "The Morning Show", Anthony Cignoli, a local partner in Hard Rock, said state Gaming Commission chairman Stephen P. Crosby had encouraged the company to investigate making a Boston-area proposal to compete with a proposed gaming complex at the Suffolk Downs site in East Boston.

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    14. Holyoke Community and Elms colleges reach agreement on criminal justice transfer program

      Holyoke Community and Elms colleges reach agreement on criminal justice transfer program

      A new agreement between Holyoke Community and Elms colleges will increase the transfer options available to students studying criminal justice at the community college. William Messner, president of Holyoke Community, and Mary Reap, president of the Elms, and other administrators from both schools signed an articulation agreement on Sept. 13, that spells out the details of two new transfer options.

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    15. YMCA of Greater Springfield: Black Urban Mentoring Program marks successes

      YMCA of Greater Springfield: Black Urban Mentoring Program marks successes

      The Black Urban Mentoring Program, or BUMP, is a program that began in 2009 at the Dunbar Community Center (now the Dunbar Y Family and Community Center). The problem it attempts to address is the lack of positive male role models for young black males aged 12 to 14. (This age group is at particular risk for dropping out of school.) The solution is to pair these young men with mentors in one-on-one relationships.

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