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    1. Demolition of former Peter Pan bus terminal in full swing

      Demolition of former Peter Pan bus terminal in full swing

      Demolition of the former Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal Building in downtown Springfield is in full swing.  After weeks of gutting the interior, crews with Associated Building Wreckers have begun tearing down the exterior walls. The bus terminal at 1776 Main St. had been a downtown mainstay since it opened in 1969.  With the opening of Union Station across the street, Peter Pan relocated its offices and bus operation to the new location.

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    2. Mass DOT plans work next week on Morgan-Sullivan Bridge in advance of 4-year bridge...

      Mass DOT plans work next week on Morgan-Sullivan Bridge in advance of 4-year bridge...

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced workers will be out on the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge next week in preparation of the start of the a 47-month, $21.5 million rehabilitation project that is to begin in November. Beginning Monday, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane in either direction between 7 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. to allow for the clearing of trees and other work, according to the state DOT. Also beginning Monday, lane reductions will be in place from 8 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. to allow concrete deck repairs ...

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    3. Springfield announces summer Movies in the Park schedule

      Springfield announces summer Movies in the Park schedule

      The city announced the return of its Movies in the Park series, which is set to provide outdoor family entertainment on a large-screen in three city parks this summer. The series set to begin July 16 through Aug. 3, and there will be one showing each week in Kenefick Park, Blunt Park and Forest Park.  The nights planned at each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The announcment was made Thursday morning by Mayor Domenic Sarno and Patrick Sullivan, the city's executive director of parks, buildings and recreational management, during a brief presentation in Forest Park.

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    4. Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer and Springfield Sci-Tech's Fresh Start program team up to...

      Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer and Springfield Sci-Tech's Fresh Start program team up to...

      Arroyo and Williams were among the students at Sci-Tech who had the opportunity to get up close, to see, to touch and, yes, to smell draft horses on the front lawn of the State Street school. As part of a collaboration with the Sci-Tech Fresh Start Program, Blue Star Equiculture of Palmer brought three horses, Mario and Punch, two adults weighing 2,000 pounds each, and Blue the baby, to the school for a kind of meet-and-greet.

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    5. US News ranking puts Pioneer Valley 13th nationally for 'quality of life'

      US News ranking puts Pioneer Valley 13th nationally for 'quality of life'

      A national publication has ranked the Springfield area as among the top 20 most favorable areas in the county in terms of quality of life, making it the first time the region has made the list. Springfield rates 13th overall in U.S. News and World Report's recent rankings of the Best Places to Live in the United States for Quality of Life, 2017. Springfield did not rank in the top 20 in the publication's similar ranking in 2016. Springfield ranks just below Hartford, which came in 12th, and Portland, Maine, which was ranked fourth. Nowhere else in ...

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    6. Grand opening celebration for Springfield's Union Station planned for June

      Grand opening celebration for Springfield's Union Station planned for June

      In a brief ceremony Thursday morning in the great hall of Union Station, Judy Matt, president of the Spirit of Springfield, announced the building's rebirth is planned with a gala celebration on Saturday, June 24 from 6-11 p.m. Joining Matt in making the announcement were an array of government , media, and business leaders including Rep. Richard E. Neal, Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Matthis, Maura McCaffrey, president and chief executive officer of Health New England, and William Pepin, president and general manager for WWLP-22 News

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    7. Opening date for Dr. Seuss museum at Quadrangle announced; Springfield plans celebration...

      Opening date for Dr. Seuss museum at Quadrangle announced; Springfield plans celebration...

      The Springfield Museums announced Wednesday that the long-awaited museum dedicated to the works of Springfield native Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will have its grand opening celebration on the weekend of June 3-4. The museum at the Quadrangle, to be known as The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, will open in style with a weekend filled with celebrations and even a parade down Mulberry Street. "The opening of this museum is an important moment for the Springfield Museums," said John M. O'Brien III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Springfield Museums.

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    8. Goodbye HAPHousing, hello Way Finders; area affordable housing non-profit unveils new name

      Goodbye HAPHousing, hello Way Finders; area affordable housing non-profit unveils new name

      No longer will staff at HAPHousing have to deal with questions about what the letters H, A and P stand for. The Springfield-based agency that works to develop affordable housing throughout the region announced it will now be known as a name: Way Finders. The new name was unveiled Friday morning during a ceremony at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Way Finders President and CEO Peter A. Gagliardi said the agency, formed 40 years ago as the Housing Allowance Project, was originally focused only on finding affordable housing for low-income families. Over time it has evolved ...

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    9. Merriam-Webster, Springfield's 190-year-old dictionary company, is trending on Twitter

      Merriam-Webster, Springfield's 190-year-old dictionary company, is trending on Twitter

      Merriam-Webster, the Springfield-based dictionary company, has been around for nearly 200 years and in that time has been lauded in all sorts of ways. Here's a new one: social media darling. The dictionary, formed Springfield in 1828, has had an online presence since 1996, when the decision was made to put the entire contents of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Edition -- it's best seller -- on its website for free. Over time website traffic has grown to the point where it garners 100 million page views a month. But it is in the last year or so that Merriam-Webster has gained ...

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    10. WWLP-TV 22 has new owner with completion of Nexstar Media Group purchase of Media General

      WWLP-TV 22 has new owner with completion of Nexstar Media Group purchase of Media General

      The Nexstar Media Group has completed its $4.6 billion acquisition of Media General, gaining ownership of 71 television stations across the county including WWLP-TV 22 in Chicopee. Newstar Media Group now has control over 171 stations across 100 U.S. media markets which reach to just under 39 percent of households. The deal to acquire Media General was announced nearly a year ago. It had been held up by the Federal Communications Commission until Nexstar agreed to divest from 13 stations.

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      Mentions: Chicopee
    11. Barnes 104th Fighter Wing out of running for F-35 fighter jets

      Barnes 104th Fighter Wing out of running for F-35 fighter jets

      Barnes Air National Guard base in Westfield did not make the cut as the Air Force continues to narrow down the field of potential bases to house the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, the base announced on Tuesday. Barnes had been one of the bases under consideration for the advanced fighter jet, but did not make it through the round of cuts. The five remaining candidates for the two remaining slots are Dannelly Field Air Guard Station in Montgomery, Alabama; Gowen Field AGS in Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville AGS in Jacksonville, Florida, Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Detroit, and Truax ...

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    12. MassDOT installing traffic lights to downtown Springfield traffic flow from I-91 project detour

      MassDOT installing traffic lights to downtown Springfield traffic flow from I-91 project detour

      The state Department of Transportation is shoring up sections of East and West Columbus avenues that run under Interstate 91 in anticipation of increased traffic once the planned reconstruction of the highway begins. Amanda Skahan, spokeswoman for MassDOT, said workers have installed traffic signals where East and West Columbus meet Liberty Street. There will also be crosswalks installed and handicap accessible sidewalks installed at Liberty and East Columbus and Emery Street and East Columbus. The signals are installed, but the controlling system has not yet been put in place to make them function. That should happen shortly, she said. Once ...

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    13. 'That peanut shop' in Springfield (Hampton Farms) gives former jail inmates opportunities for employment success

      'That peanut shop' in Springfield (Hampton Farms) gives former jail inmates opportunities for employment success

      Out of jail, out of work and out of options, Roberto Morales thought he'd give "that peanut shop" a try. Eighteen months ago, he went to what he knew as the peanut shop, the Hampton Farms packaging plant on Avocado Street, to see if see if they were hiring. And if they were hiring, he was interested to know if they would hire an ex-convict who spent five years in prison for selling crack cocaine.

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    14. Route 5 project may 'overlap' with start of I-91 replacement in Springfield, traffic impact to be minimal: Mass DOT official

      Route 5 project may 'overlap' with start of I-91 replacement in Springfield, traffic impact to be minimal: Mass DOT official

      The viaduct project will replace the mile-long elevated highway that runs between State Street and Interstate 291. It is estimated it will cost $230 million and take between three to six years. The section of the highway through Springfield is heavily traveled. Surveys have put the number of daily vehicles at an average of 72,000 on weekdays and 54,000 on weekends. During the peak commuting times on weekday mornings and evenings, it sees between 4,500 and 5,700 vehicles per hour. During construction, the state has plans to keep two of three lanes in each direction open ...

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    15. Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield

      Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield

      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said the new facility represents “a unique collaboration between the state and the City of Springfield. It will make sure our firefighters are trained properly.” Better training for firefighters can only benefit area residents as firefighters will use that training to save buildings and save lives, he said. Conant, the current president of the Western Massachusetts Fire Chief’s Association, praised the work of all those who had a hand in the project dating back to when it was just an idea.

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    16. UMass rated among top 100 universities in world by international survey

      UMass rated among top 100 universities in world by international survey

      One of the most prominent higher-education surveys has listed the five-campus University of Massachusetts system as one of the top 100 universities in the world. The 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published by the Times of London, ranks the UMass system 91st, which is tied with the University of Pittsburgh. The ranking represents a jump of 41 places from the 2013 ranking when UMass was listed as the 132nd best university in the world.

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    17. Mass DOT survey details I-91 usage heading into $230 million Springfield viaduct replacement

      Mass DOT survey details I-91 usage heading into $230 million Springfield viaduct replacement

      The results of the survey were released in advance of the start of construction on the Interstate 91 viaduct replacement project, a massive undertaking that is expected to cost $230 million and take 3 to 6 years. Once construction begins, it is almost certainly going to affect the numbers for usage and commute times. With travel reduced from three to two lanes in each direction and planners saying congestion is all but unavoidable, people who ordinarily would take I-91 will likely look for alternative routes, and the disruption will likely add minutes to commuting times. The survey was conducted online ...

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    18. Western Massachusetts communities to see $1.3 million in federal EPA funding for cleanup at 'brownfield' sites

      Western Massachusetts communities to see $1.3 million in federal EPA funding for cleanup at 'brownfield' sites

      Western Massachusetts communities are due to see roughly a third of $4 million in federal funding being allocated to Massachusetts for environmental cleanup at former industrial sites throughout the state, officials said. Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, and the Franklin County Regional Council of Governments will see a total of $1.3 million under an Environmental Protection Agency brownfields cleanup program. Chicopee and Springfield each received $400,000, while the Franklin County council received $300,000 and Holyoke $200,000.

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    19. Mass DOT announces emergency repair to I-91 in Northampton

      Mass DOT announces emergency repair to I-91 in Northampton

      The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the left lane of Interstate 91 northbound is being closed for emergency repairs of a bridge over Route 5 just north of the Oxbow. As part of the work, the northbound on-ramp at exit 18 from Route 5 will also have to be closed. The closure will be effective immediately and is expected to last for four weeks, according to officials. Work at the site is not expected to begin until sometime next week because it will take time for the delivery of materials.

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    20. MassDOT officials: disruption to Springfield from I-91 viaduct project inevitable; only question is how much and for how long

      MassDOT officials: disruption to Springfield from I-91 viaduct project inevitable; only question is how much and for how long

      As the start of the $230 million project to rebuild the I-91 viaduct draws nearer, project officials admit there will likely be some disruption to traffic, but the two lingering questions at this point are how much and for how long? In a public hearing Tuesday night at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, officials with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the design firms contracted by the state acknowledged the answers to each will become apparent in time, but not right now.

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    21. Springfield's Union Station, Western Massachusetts projects included in state Senate's $13 billion transportation spending plan

      Springfield's Union Station, Western Massachusetts projects included in state Senate's $13 billion transportation spending plan

      Memorial Avenue in West Springfield would get a much-needed overhaul and the Union Station project in downtown Springfield would get an additional $10 million in funding according the transportation bill approved by the Massachusetts State Senate. The bill, which passed through the Senate late Thursday, proposes a massive $13 billion in capital spending over the next five years to pay for upgrades to the state’s transportation system.

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    22. Gov. Deval Patrick appoints Jamie Williamson of Springfield chair of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

      Gov. Deval Patrick appoints Jamie Williamson of Springfield chair of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

      Gov. Deval Patrick announced Tuesday that he has appointed Jamie R. Williamson, former executive director of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center in Holyoke, to be chairman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.Williamson, of Springfield, has been a member of the commission since 2010. She will replace previous chairman Julian Tynes, who is now the director of labor relations for the state Department of Transportation.

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    23. Developers of Kloudbook startup turn to Valley Venture Mentors for help getting off the ground

      Developers of Kloudbook startup turn to Valley Venture Mentors for help getting off the ground

      Kloudbook was born of a father’s frustration and a son’s drive.  The father, David Mullen, wanted there to be a way on the Internet to store and retrieve people’s current contact information – home and work phones, e-mails and cell phones – and the son, Michael Mullen, a University of Massachusetts senior, set about to make the idea into an actual thing.  That thing is Kloudbook, which they tout as the world’s first social network that deals only with up-to-date contact information. The Mullens believe it has the potential to soar high, providing they can get it off ...

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    24. Northampton company L-3 KEO announces elimination of 19 positions

      Northampton company L-3 KEO announces elimination of 19 positions

      L-3 KEO, the city's largest industrial employer announced Friday it is laying off 19 employees from its Northampton location in part because of declining defense spending and continuing impact of sequestration on the federal budget, according to company officials. "This difficult, but necessary action was taken to maintain the division’s overall competitiveness and improve its ability to win and execute new business pursuits in a declining defense budget and sequestration environment," the company said in a prepared statement. Positions being affected are both salaried and hourly, and employees have been offered severance packages and outplacement assistance.

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    25. Mohegan Sun impact report: Palmer casino would lessen unemployment, benefit housing sales, and have minimal impact on roads

      Mohegan Sun impact report: Palmer casino would lessen unemployment, benefit housing sales, and have minimal impact on roads

      Mohegan Sun Massachusetts on Monday released a report stating that a proposed $1 billion casino would have a minimal environmental and traffic impact on Palmer and surrounding communities and a positive effect on employment and housing sales. The 36-page document, titled “Report of Impacts on Nearby Communities,” was prepared for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority by consultants Beals and Thomas, of Southborough

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