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    1. Holyoke CareerPoint sets business lunch on youth summer jobs program

      Holyoke CareerPoint sets business lunch on youth summer jobs program

      The CareerPoint job center will hold a lunch Friday (March 13) to tell business owners about its "YouthWorks" summer jobs program. The event will be from 11 a.m,. to 1 p.m. at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St., said a press release that came from the office of Mayor Alex B. Morse. The name of Yolanda Ruiz, CareerPoint business account manager, was on the press release.

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    2. Holyoke Community College announces hospitality-culinary skills center at Innovation District meeting

      Holyoke Community College announces hospitality-culinary skills center at Innovation District meeting

      Holyoke Community College will open the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Excellence at a site downtown with plans to teach such skills to 175 students a year beginning in 2016, an official said Wednesday (March 4). The announcement was one of the features at the third annual meeting of the Holyoke Innovation District held at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street

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    3. Holyoke Innovation District meeting to focus on ongoing, new projects featuring state official Jay Ash

      Holyoke Innovation District meeting to focus on ongoing, new projects featuring state official Jay Ash

      The meeting is set for the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St. -- the very reason for the innovation district. Speakers will include Jay Ash, secretary of the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and Mayor Alex B. Morse. The Holyoke Innovation District is what officials call the downtown blocks around the computing center, a university research facility that is between Cabot and Appleton streets overlooking the first-level canal.

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    4. Holyoke's Marcotte Ford would get tax incentives for $5 million in expansions under recommendation

      Holyoke's Marcotte Ford would get tax incentives for $5 million in expansions under recommendation

      Marcotte Ford would receive tax incentives for two expansions worth nearly $5 million under a plan a City Council committee voted to recommend Monday (Feb. 23). The incentive known as Tax Increment Financing (TIF) would give the Main Street business five years of decreasing exemptions on the value of only the new properties being built, not the existing Marcotte Ford headquarters at 1025 Main St.

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    5. Holyoke studying what to do with former coal-burning plant with 'reuse' meeting set

      Holyoke studying what to do with former coal-burning plant with 'reuse' meeting set

      The conditions and limitations of the site of a former coal-burning plant will be among topics at a meeting Wednesday (Feb.11) about how to "reuse" the property. The meeting is from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the Senior Center, 291 Pine St. The Mount Tom Power Station closed last year. Such meetings -- the first was held Dec. 3 -- are organized by the city, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a state agency, and Ninigret Partners, an economic development consultant from Providence, Rhode Island.

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    6. Holyoke meeting set on reuse and clean-up of former coal plant, with owner representatives set to attend

      Holyoke meeting set on reuse and clean-up of former coal plant, with owner representatives set to attend

      Carol Churchill, spokeswoman for GDF SUEZ Energy North America, said Thursday the company will have two representatives at the meeting. She said the company wasn't represented at the first meeting on Dec. 3 because it was told too late for anyone to attend. The meetings are being held to discuss how the property should be reused and what a clean-up will entail, given the potential contaminants have entered the soil from years of operation of the plant on Route 5 north beside the Connecticut River.

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    7. Holyoke steps toward return of passenger train service with ground-breaking for $3.2 million platform

      Holyoke steps toward return of passenger train service with ground-breaking for $3.2 million platform

      "It's exciting to see Holyoke at the center of that in Western Massachusetts," Mayor Alex B. Morse said. Shortly after, a silver Amtrak trained pulled up to the dirt lot at Main and Dwight streets, a good 10 minutes early, and out stepped U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, Gov. Deval L. Patrick and other officials. Then the officials from up and down the levels of government grabbed a shovel each and conducted the ceremonial and simultaneous tossing of dirt to signal the launch of what will be a 400-foot-long concrete platform with a canopy. Morse and a ...

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    8. Holyoke to begin $3.2 million construction of passenger train platform at Main and Dwight streets

      Holyoke to begin $3.2 million construction of passenger train platform at Main and Dwight streets

      Ground will be broken Monday (Dec. 22) on a $3.2 million platform at Dwight and Main streets signaling the city's return to passenger train service upon its completion in September, officials said Thursday (Dec. 18). "The platform will have areas for seating, and the site will have a parking lot for 25 vehicles and a loop for bus drop off," said Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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    9. Holyoke ideas for reuse of former coal plant include mixed-use with community ownership, natural gas provider

      Holyoke ideas for reuse of former coal plant include mixed-use with community ownership, natural gas provider

      Among ideas pitched to reuse the closed Mount Tom Power Station on Route 5 Wednesday (Dec. 3) were to sell it to the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department to run as a natural-gas provider or to make it a mixed-use site. Whatever happens, a decision is perhaps years away, a consultant told a gathering of about 60 people at the Holyoke Transportation Center, 206 Maple St. "We like to look at things through a lense of possibilities and then try to figure out how you might actually do it," said Kevin Hively, founder of Ninigret Partners, an economic development consultant ...

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    10. Holyoke finalizes $750,000 sale of Lynch School to Miami firm that will build retail site with several tenants

      Holyoke finalizes $750,000 sale of Lynch School to Miami firm that will build retail site with several tenants

      Frontier Development of Miami, Florida will buy the old school and plans to redevelop the property into a two- to three-tenant retail site, officials have said. Tenants at other Frontier Development retail sites include AT&T, Sprint, AutoZone, Cold Stone Creamery, Foot Locker, Mattress Giant, Lane Bryant women's clothing and Starbucks, along with restaurants and pharmacies, according to the company website. The latter would seem to be out of play since Lynch sits across Northampton Street from a Walgreens and a Rite Aid.

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    11. Holyoke Chamber of Commerce offers tips on how to start business with 'Insurance' set to be 4th of 10 workshops

      Holyoke Chamber of Commerce offers tips on how to start business with 'Insurance' set to be 4th of 10 workshops

      The fourth of 10 workshops on how to start a business will be offered Wednesday (Nov. 5) with the discussion "All About Insurance." Michael Reagan of Goss & McClain Insurance Agency Inc., 1767 Northampton St., will discuss liability, Workers' Compensation, disability, health, unemployment automobile, property and loss of income insurance, said Kathleen G. Anderson, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. The workshops will be held at the Chamber offices at 177 High St. and will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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    12. Holyoke Water Works to begin building $3.2 million disinfection plant in spring

      Holyoke Water Works to begin building $3.2 million disinfection plant in spring

      Construction is scheduled to begin in March or April on a $3.2 million drinking water disinfection facility at 600 Westfield Road, an official said. The Holyoke City Council voted 14-0 Oct. 21 to approve borrowing to fund the project. The city must build the facility -- which uses ultraviolet light to disinfect water -- to comply with rules of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said David M. Conti, Holyoke Water Works manager.

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    13. Holyoke beginning $250,000 assessment of old Parsons Paper mill with aim of marketing the site

      Holyoke beginning $250,000 assessment of old Parsons Paper mill with aim of marketing the site

      Established in 1853, Parsons Paper Co. was the first paper company in a city that came to be called the Paper City, for the mills devoted to that endeavor, and now a $250,000 review is underway to make the ravaged site marketable again. "Essentially, it's looking at soil conditions where one would suspect contaminants could have accumulated due to prior operations of the paper mill site. It really depends on what is found," Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development, said in an email Friday (Oct. 17).

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    14. Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      The announcement of VertitechIT's work with Baystate Health came during a ceremony officially opening VertitechIT's headquarters at Open Square off Lyman Street. The 13-year-old company moved here in March from Northampton. Clownishly large scissors wielded by VertitechIT founders and Mayor Alex B. Morse snipped a computer cable filling in as a ribbon at the VertitechIT office. Chief Operating Officer Gregory H. Pellerin said the growing company needed a comfortable, tech-friendly place to expand. Holyoke, with the presence of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center a block away, provided that, he said.

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    15. Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      VertitechIT, a computer networking and consulting company, will hold a ceremony at its national headquarters here at 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 17) at Open Square off Lyman Street. The announcement will include discussion about high-tech jobs and a business arrangement with Baystate Health, Vice President Steve Shaw said in a phone interview Thursday

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    16. Holyoke businessmen plan to build gas station-convenience store at Hampden-Pleasant streets formerly owned by Eric Suher

      Holyoke businessmen plan to build gas station-convenience store at Hampden-Pleasant streets formerly owned by Eric Suher

      A local company plans to buy the site from a city development organization and build a $2 million gas station-convenience store. The facility is targeted to open next year and employ up to 14 people, officials said Thursday (Oct. 9). "I think it's a very positive project for the city of Holyoke. I think it's really positive for the neighborhood," said Matthew L. Donohue, a lawyer from Holyoke and one of three managers of Quabbin ACM, a limited liability company.

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    17. Holyoke City Council Finance Committee to consider borrowing $1.45 million to raze Essex House

      Holyoke City Council Finance Committee to consider borrowing $1.45 million to raze Essex House

      The City Council Finance Committee Friday (Sept. 19) will discuss whether to approve borrowing $1.45 million to pay for the demolition of the 134-year-old Essex House on High Street that the fire chief has said is unstable. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at City Hall. Reconsideration of the borrowing comes a week after business owners and others held a protest outside the building at 400 High St. to urge the council to approve the money to raze the structure. They said bricks have broken off and fallen onto nearby roofs and the protective fencing squaring off the ...

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    18. Holyoke gains historical certification as 'Certified Local Government' that opens way for grants

      Holyoke gains historical certification as 'Certified Local Government' that opens way for grants

      An odd designation could get the city some extra money. Holyoke has been incorporated as a city since 1850, but in the eyes of state and federal historical officials, the city now also is a Certified Local Government. The designation by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Park Service qualifies the city to apply for certain grants previously unavailable, said Olivia Mausel, Holyoke Historical Commission chairwoman.

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    19. Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

      Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

      Shovels will be ceremonially plunged into the soil Monday (Aug. 18) to mark a ground-breaking for the $19 million conversion of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus on Chestnut Street into 54 apartments. "This groundbreaking ceremony represents the city's continued efforts to make downtown a vibrant place to live," Mayor Alex B. Morse said Thursday. The event between Dwight and Hampden streets will begin at 10 a.m. Speakers will include property owner E. Denis Walsh of Weld Management, Gregory Bialecki, state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and Morse.

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    20. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      The work under the direction of the state Department of Transportation is to prepare for
      Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with the city Department of Planning and Economic Development. The city is informing manufacturers so they can notify employees and plan for deliveries scheduled that weekend, she said. Businesses should have the ability to use the Route 116 bridge and circle back south through South Hadley and Chicopee if deliveries are imperative that weekend, she said.

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    21. Holyoke Gas and Electric Manager James Lavelle said region needs more

      Holyoke Gas and Electric Manager James Lavelle said region needs more

      The proposed and controversial expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline possibly through Franklin County might not be a bad idea, said the head of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department. The Northeast needs additional natural gas pipeline capacity, said James M. Lavelle, manager of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department (HGE).

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    22. Conversion of old Holyoke Catholic High School into 54 apartments underway; construction to last a year | masslive

      Conversion of old Holyoke Catholic High School into 54 apartments underway; construction to last a year | masslive

      Construction began last month and the $19 million conversion of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus into 54 apartments should take a year, the owner said.  The apartments' rents will be geared to tenants with up to moderate incomes, with 10 percent, or five units, available for those receiving federal government rent help, E. Denis Walsh, of Weld Management, said Thursday (July 17).  An event to mark the ground-breaking of the job is being scheduled, he said.  Mayor Alex B. Morse said the conversion of the former school campus into apartments adds to the neighborhood's improvements.

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