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    1. Holyoke survey results to be aired for Whiting Farms Rd. site once desired by Walmart, Lowe's | masslive

      Holyoke survey results to be aired for Whiting Farms Rd. site once desired by Walmart, Lowe's | masslive

      The results of a survey that asked residents what kind of development they wanted on a 19-acre property on Whiting Farms Road will be discussed by a City Council committee Tuesday (July 22).  The council Ordinance Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  The city has received 361 completed surveys, said Marcos A. Marrero, director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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    2. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse sees progress with numerous projects like passenger rail, CanalWalk, buildings redeveloped, but critics raise questions

      Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse sees progress with numerous projects like passenger rail, CanalWalk, buildings redeveloped, but critics raise questions

      Mayor Alex B. Morse Tuesday listed dozens of projects happening or about to happen that he said will catalyze different parts of the city. The number of projects could be considered impressive -- it took Morse nearly an hour to list them -- from the second phase of the Canalwalk to the resumption possibly this year of passenger rail service to renovation of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus into apartments, but not everyone agreed the list added up to progress. Morse, state Rep. Aaron M. Vega, D-Holyoke, and other officials held the community projects-update meeting at Prospect Heights apartments, 41 ...

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    3. Holyoke to get 'progress' update about economic development, quality-of-life

      Holyoke to get 'progress' update about economic development, quality-of-life

      he Innovation District is the area downtown around the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center. The center is a $165 million research facility on Bigelow Street that overlooks the canals and is operated by a cluster of universities like Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, private companies and the state. Vega said among items he will discuss is the version of an economic development bill that the House of Representatives passed. It includes money to give tax incentives to companies that add jobs in Massachusetts' so-called "gateway cities." Such cities, of which Holyoke is one, are mid-size urban areas ...

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    4. Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

      Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

      Six members of the Climate Summer 2014 Team Western Mass. have been bicycling across the state and will be at the farmers' market here Thursday (July 3) to highlight concerns about the proposed expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. The expansion of the pipeline in the Northeastern United States is believed to include a route through Franklin County, though a company spokesman said routes haven't been finalized and the company is committed to public safety and protection of the environment. Tennessee Gas Pipeline is part of the Kinder-Morgan company of Houston, Texas.

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    5. Holyoke City Council committee supports sale of old Lynch School for $750,000 to Florida retail developer

      Holyoke City Council committee supports sale of old Lynch School for $750,000 to Florida retail developer

      A City Council committee voted 5-0 Monday (June 30) to recommend that the full council accept a Florida retail developer's offer of $750,000 for the old Lynch School. "It's an offer worth pursuing. I don't think we have to debate the need for economic development," Councilor at Large Joseph M. McGiverin said. If the City Council accepts the recommendation, voted at City Hall by the Development and Government Relations Committee, it would mean denial of a May 5 request from the School Committee to restore Lynch at Northampton and Dwight streets as a school. Committee member ...

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    6. Holyoke planners will take survey answers on Whiting Farms Road property until July 7

      Holyoke planners will take survey answers on Whiting Farms Road property until July 7

      Neighbors and others with an interest in Whiting Farms Road have until July 7 to provide survey answers to the city about the kind of development they'd like there. "Paper surveys were also mailed several weeks ago. I don't have a final tally of how much we've received thus far. Last I checked it was around 80 online and just around there in paper copies, but that was a few days ago and more come in the mail every day," said Marcos A. Marrero, director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development. The vacant 19-acre property ...

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    7. Holyoke to play host to Pioneer Valley Innovation Night with sea salt, nutrition counseling, other products unveiled

      Holyoke to play host to Pioneer Valley Innovation Night with sea salt, nutrition counseling, other products unveiled

      Innovators will showcase new products Thursday (June 26) at City Hall in the first Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights. "We're hoping for a big turnout. There's going to be a bunch of new products," said Jeffrey C. Bianchine, the city's creative economy coordinator. The event will be 6 to 8 p.m. upstairs in the ballroom at High and Dwight streets. Admission is free, with those who plan to attend asked to spread news about the event and the products on social media.

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    8. Holyoke Dean Technical High School to share grant for lab equipment, teacher development from biotech foundation

      Holyoke Dean Technical High School to share grant for lab equipment, teacher development from biotech foundation

      Dean Technical High School is one of 10 schools that will share a $250,000 grant next year from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation. The foundation will provide nearly $25,000 to the city's vocational school at 1045 Main St. for laboratory equipment, a press release said. Funding also will be provided for professional development for teachers, curriculum for biotech labs and helping students with "career exploration experiences," though it was unclear how much that funding will be.

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    9. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to get Mass Mentoring Partnership award in Boston

      Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to get Mass Mentoring Partnership award in Boston

      Mayor Alex B. Morse will receive an award Thursday (May 29) at Fenway Park in Boston from a group that promotes having adults mentor young people. "Mayor Morse was chosen for his work going above and beyond to strengthen the community of Holyoke through quality mentoring," according to the website of the Boston-based Mass Mentoring Partnership. Morse, who began his second term as mayor in January, said he has supported funding for mentoring, promoted it among organizations and made himself available to young people here.

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    10. Holyoke searches for downtown space for new public access cable TV station | masslive.com

      Holyoke searches for downtown space for new public access cable TV station | masslive.com

      The city is seeking space downtown for a station for residents to produce their own cable television programs with the $603,000 from the new, 10-year contract with Comcast, Mayor Alex B. Morse said Wednesday.  “I’m extremely pleased with the results of these negotiations and what it means for the city of Holyoke,” Morse said.
      The new contract also maintains the discount on bills for senior citizens of about 10 percent depending on eligibility requirements, increases the amount of money Comcast returns to the city, called Gross Annual Revenues (GAR), to about $400,000 a year from the previous ...

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    11. Holyoke City Council gives 2 more years to Jeff Bianchine as creative economy coordinator

      Holyoke City Council gives 2 more years to Jeff Bianchine as creative economy coordinator

      Bianchine's efforts have included setting up "pop up" stores offering art work for sale made by local artists around Christmas the past two years; fielding emails from artists and business owners seeking a building to operate in and asking how to navigate City Hall; and using $16,000 of a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to help building owners who would like help with an analysis and estimated costs of improvements needed to ensure building and other codes are met. Ordinance Committee Chairwoman Rebecca Lisi said Bianchine's efforts actually have helped the Creative Arts Center ...

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    12. Holyoke has agreement to sell former Lynch School for $750,000 to Frontier Development of Miami for retail site

      Holyoke has agreement to sell former Lynch School for $750,000 to Frontier Development of Miami for retail site

      Frontier Development of Miami, Fla. has agreed to buy the former Lynch School for $750,000 and develop it into a retail site, Mayor Alex B. Morse said Tuesday. Morse's decision came the morning after the School Committee voted Monday to ask that the City Council restore Lynch as a school facility as part of a multistep plan envisioned by Superintendent Sergio Paez.

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    13. Gov. Deval Patrick at Holyoke computing center launches $3 million investment in 'cloud' innovation

      Gov. Deval Patrick at Holyoke computing center launches $3 million investment in 'cloud' innovation

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick said here Friday the state will invest $3 million in launching a public "cloud" computing project for data storage and innovation. The state's money will be matched $16 million from universities and private companies, he said, at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street. "Massachusetts' competitive edge lies in our exceptional academic institutions, cutting-edge private companies, highly-skilled workforce and above all, our willingness to work together to address the increasing demand for big data solutions," Patrick said.

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    14. Holyoke Community College again to play host to electronics recycling to help scholarships

      Holyoke Community College again to play host to electronics recycling to help scholarships

      Old electronics like televisions and computers can be recycled for fees that will boost a scholarship fund at Holyoke Community College April 26. "This is the third time HCC students have held this event, with the plan to continue once every semester," said student Jeffery Anderson, organizer of the recycling effort since it began in 2012. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., people can bring unwanted electronics to the college's Parking Lot C near the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development, 303 Homestead Ave.

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    15. Holyoke Gas and Electric customers could net savings from ongoing meter study involving high performance computing center

      Holyoke Gas and Electric customers could net savings from ongoing meter study involving high performance computing center

      Researchers at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst are working with the HGE and the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center here on the pilot program. They are analyzing electricity usage as recorded by the "smart electric meters" the utility already has installed at its more than 18,000 customers' homes, said a press release from Patrick J. Callahan of the UMass Office of News and Media Relations. The project is funded by a $200,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, the press release said. Meters report electronically every five minutes and such detail is being gathered ...

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    16. Holyoke would get 55-unit Library Commons housing complex under plan set for discussion

      Holyoke would get 55-unit Library Commons housing complex under plan set for discussion

      HAPHousing will discuss its plan for a 55-unit housing complex that would be across the street from the Holyoke Public Library in a meeting set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on April 9 at the library, 250 Chestnut St. "We look forward to working with neighborhood residents, community organizations, elected officials and city staff to plan for this new housing investment in downtown Holyoke," said Peter A. Gagliardi, HAP president and chief executive officer.

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    17. Open Square at the center of Holyoke's mill past and creative present

      Open Square at the center of Holyoke's mill past and creative present

      Owner John P. Aubin has sought to position Open Square as a space filled with 'creative vibe' tenants digitizing their way in work and play through the internet-dominated world from the comfort of their wood-floored and exposed-brick-wall lofts to a future eager for their innovations.  'Business is about creating your own opportunities. I think if you’re doing it right, you’re going to create opportunities for others as well. My business is designing and building places that people want to live, work and play in,' Aubin said.

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    18. Holyoke Innovation District hears from Gerardo Ramos on coral, Simple Diaper and Linen, on their creativity in Holyoke

      Holyoke Innovation District hears from Gerardo Ramos on coral, Simple Diaper and Linen, on their creativity in Holyoke

      "My name is Gerardo Ramos and I'm an entrepreneur with a passion for coral," Ramos said at the Jan. 30 annual meeting of the Holyoke innovation District. The meeting brought together the creative-minded, business operators and city and state officials to discuss what they do in the continuing effort to highlight innovation and economic development anchored by the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.

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    19. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse touts grant opportunities, benefits to city of attending mayors' conference in Washington, D.C.

      Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse touts grant opportunities, benefits to city of attending mayors' conference in Washington, D.C.

      Mayor Alex B. Morse said a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayors helped the city because he established and strengthened contacts with officials that can spur receipt of grants. "The conference is a great opportunity to connect with mayors all across the country, from small cities to big cities, and learn best practices. Also, (mayors) have access to nine federal cabinet secretaries while here to discuss federal grants and programs," Morse said in a text message Thursday.

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    20. Holyoke City Council considers proposal to limit utility department's ability to buy, sell property

      Holyoke City Council considers proposal to limit utility department's ability to buy, sell property

      The Holyoke Gas and Electric Department would need approval of the City Council and mayor to buy or sell property under a proposal the council referred to committee Tuesday. The proposal filed by council President Kevin A. Jourdain follows concerns in the past few years about the possibility that a so-called big-box store like Walmart or Lowe's could open on a parcel of nearly 19 acres on Whiting Farms Road the department owns.

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    21. Holyoke Creative Arts Center moving to downtown site near other arts-related ventures

      Holyoke Creative Arts Center moving to downtown site near other arts-related ventures

      The non-profit Creative Arts Center opened nearly a century ago with a mission of teaching the creative arts and trades. Classes can last several weeks or consist of one-day workshops in crafts like quilting and upholstery to wood-carving and making of cupcakes. The center, at 400 South Elm St., is an independent non-profit that has received city funding to help with its rent since county government stopped funding such centers statewide. Funding from the city for this year is $42,000, said Bianchine, who is president of the center's board.

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    22. Holyoke high performance computing center scores high on U.S. Green Building Council's environmental rating

      Holyoke high performance computing center scores high on U.S. Green Building Council's environmental rating

      The high performance computing center downtown has received a top grade for being environmentally friendly.  The U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization, has given the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, as it is officially known, its highest rating of platinum certification, officials said this week. The rating is based on the Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking system and shows the computing center's commitment to sustainable energy and improved environmental performance, officials said.

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