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    1. State gives $30,000 boost to Springfield's C3 policing program

      State gives $30,000 boost to Springfield's C3 policing program

      The Springfield Police Department's C3 anti-gang and community policing program has received a $30,000 boost to help fund various youth initiatives within the city. Sen. James Welch, D-West Springfield, who secured the funding through a state budget amendment, announced the funding to the New North Citizen's Council late Thursday morning. The money will be shared between the C3 units in the North End, South End/Metro area, Mason Square area and the Forest Park neighborhood.

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    2. $1.5 million grant to help Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee improve water quality in...

      $1.5 million grant to help Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee improve water quality in...

      The Connecticut River Clean-up Committee has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help the cities of Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee reduce sewer overflows and wastewater discharges and improve water quality in the Connecticut River watershed. The Baker-Polito administration awarded the grant, which will be administered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, earlier this week. "The Connecticut River is a vital resource for communities along its banks and the funds announced today will support important ongoing community efforts to keep contaminants out of the river, greatly improving water quality and quality of life for local residents," said Gov. Charlie ...

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    3. Baystate Health receives $1 million from state budget to support UMass Medical School...

      Baystate Health receives $1 million from state budget to support UMass Medical School...

      Baystate Health has received $1 million from the state budget to support an educational program designed to establish a pipeline for primary care physicians who will practice locally. The Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) educational track is part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School regional campus at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Twenty-one students - 15 of whom are Massachusetts residents - were accepted from a pool of 151 candidates who applied to become a part of the PURCH program.

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    4. Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, resigns

      Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, resigns

      Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, has resigned to continue his 17-year YMCA career at the executive level in Florida. Jeffrey Poindexter, the recently appointed chairman of the board of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, said the board will establish a search committee to identify a permanent replacement to lead the organization. Poindexter, in a release, said the search committee would likely consult YMCA of the USA, the national parent organization, to provide any necessary executive resources in the short term.

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    5. Ground-breaking ceremony set for $13.4 million state Department of Fire Services campus in Springfield

      Ground-breaking ceremony set for $13.4 million state Department of Fire Services campus in Springfield

      A ground-breaking ceremony for the $13.4 million transformation of the Springfield Fire Department’s former training center in Indian Orchard into the state Department of Fire Services Springfield campus will be held Monday afternoon. State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, Mayor Domenic Sarno, Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant and others will be on hand for a ground-breaking ceremony at the 100 Grochmal Ave. facility at 2:15 p.m.

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    6. Columbia Gas donates natural gas combustible indicators to Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team

      Columbia Gas donates natural gas combustible indicators to Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team

      Members of the Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue team are now better prepared to conduct confined space rescues thanks to to Columbia Gas of Massachusetts. The company donated three natural gas combustible indicators – and provided the training to safely use them – Friday morning. Confined spaces pose can pose safety challengers to rescuers because they can contain hazardous materials in gas or liquid form. The donation of the state-of-the-art detectors, which monitor air for the displacement of oxygen and the presence of toxic or explosive gases, allows members of the team to perform an initial assessment of the air before they enter ...

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    7. MassDOT, seeking ways to minimize traffic impact of $260 million rehab of I-91 viaduct in Springfield, posts online survey for commuters

      MassDOT, seeking ways to minimize traffic impact of $260 million rehab of I-91 viaduct in Springfield, posts online survey for commuters

      The state Department of Transportation, planning to start a $260 million rehabilitation of the Interstate 91 viaductin November, is surveying those who use the major artery with an eye to minimizing traffic problems. The first phase of the project involves beginning work on I-91 near the Interstate 291 connection. It also includes planning for the possibility of rebuilding the 2.5-mile stretch of highway either at or below grade. Doing so would reconnect the city to its waterfront for the first time since the highway was built in the 1960s.

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    8. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. will conduct its annual aerial inspections of transmission lines, towers and rights-of-way throughout its service area on Wednesday and Thursday. The helicopter may hover over certain areas or pieces of equipment for a period of time before moving on, WMECO spokeswoman Priscilla Ress said. The helicopter to be used is blue and silver and has a tail number of N1431W.

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    9. New England makes Super Bowl XLVIII: Program cover created at Holyoke's Hazen Paper Co.

      New England makes Super Bowl XLVIII: Program cover created at Holyoke's Hazen Paper Co.

      Throughout the company headquarters here, evidence of Hazen’s reach into the marketplace can be seen hanging on the walls or in display cases. There are examples of flashy lottery tickets from around the world, packaging for Titleist golf balls, Crown Royal, Giorgio Armani’s fragrance, Gio.  “The mall is a great place to walk around,” said Charles J. Sheehan, director of workforce development. 'We did this, and we did that and we did it in Holyoke.’  Hollywood is well-represented as well. Hazen’s first major successes in its new holographic venture came in 2007 when it was selected to ...

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    10. Springfield to receive Shannon grant of nearly $782,000 to combat youth, gang violence

      Springfield to receive Shannon grant of nearly $782,000 to combat youth, gang violence

      The city’s Shannon grant for fiscal year 2014, used to combat youth and gang violence, is up 10 percent from this year and tallies to nearly $782,000 officials said.  Funding from the grant, formally known as the Sen. Charles F. Shannon Community Safety Initiative, is primarily used for gang task force personnel and overtime, crime analysis and social intervention programs.

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    11. State Sen. Michael Knapik, R-Westfield, stepping down to take new position with Westfield State University

      State Sen. Michael Knapik, R-Westfield, stepping down to take new position with Westfield State University

      State Sen Michael R. Knapik, R-Westfield, is stepping down after more than 20 years of service to take a new position with Westfield State University. Knapik, a 10-term Republican senator and member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, is resigning to become executive director of university advancement. The position will require him to work closely with university President Evan S. Dobelle and the Westfield State Foundation Inc., the nonprofit organization that raises money and manages charitable gifts for the university.

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