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    1. Five Star Transportation, Whalley Computer honored as top of 'Super 60' by Springfield chamber

      Five Star Transportation, Whalley Computer honored as top of 'Super 60' by Springfield chamber

      School bus provider Five Star Transportation and Whalley Computer Associates Inc. were the top companies honored last week by the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual Super 60 lunch. The chamber event honors 60 locally owned companies each year -- 30 for revenue and 30 for revenue growth. The companies are nominated by banks, accounting firms and the like. Revenue figures are verified by the chamber but never made public. Some companies qualify under both categories.

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    2. MGM Springfield revenues in line with expectations, company tells investors

      MGM Springfield revenues in line with expectations, company tells investors

      MGM Springfield brought in $42.5 million in net revenue over its first five weeks of operation, according to the third-quarter earnings report released this week by parent company MGM Resorts International. That revenue resulted in earnings of $7.6 million. MGM reported $31.6 million in start-up preopening expenses recorded just in the third quarter. Regarding MGM Springfield, MGM Resorts chairman and CEO Jim Murren had this to say during a conference call with stock analysts:

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    3. Tower Square owners reveal plans for 'Steiger Park' on Main Street in Springfield

      Tower Square owners reveal plans for 'Steiger Park' on Main Street in Springfield

      The investors who bought the Tower Square office building, mall and hotel earlier this year now plan to build a luxury hotel on the site of a park across Main Street, according to managing partner Vid Mitta. The one-acre Steiger Park at Main and Bridge streets was part of MassMutual's $7 million sale of the Tower Square offices and mall in April to Dinesh Patel of East Longmeadow, Vid Mitta of Lexington and Rohit Patel and Kamlesh Patel of Maine. The investors had already bought the hotel for $10.5 million, also from MassMutual.

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    4. Springfield Macarons brings sweet treats downtown

      Springfield Macarons brings sweet treats downtown

      Springfield's Market Street outdoor pedestrian shopping plaza  might not be the Champs-Elysees -- it only goes from Harrison Street to Bruce Landon Way -- but now it has macarons, those tiny almond flour cookies that somehow convey freshness in a single bite. This section of the city has some new joie de vivre now that baker Jennifer Cruz has moved her Springfield Macarons business to space that was once part of the much beloved Johnson's Bookstore, at the rear of 1383 Main St.

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    5. New Springfield Regional Visitor Center opens at downtown 'crossroads'

      New Springfield Regional Visitor Center opens at downtown 'crossroads'

      Even in this day of smartphones and digital marketing, visitors to the city are still looking for an old-fashioned printed pamphlet and, probably more importantly, a friendly face, said Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District. "It's that human connection," he said. "People are still looking for that personal touch." It's the reason why the BID and the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday opened a new Springfield Regional Visitor Center at 1319 Main St.,  just across Bruce Landon Way from the MassMutual Center and across Main Street from the MassLive Building and Springfield ...

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    6. AIC opens Colaccino Center for Health Sciences, honors alumnus Frank Colaccino

      AIC opens Colaccino Center for Health Sciences, honors alumnus Frank Colaccino

      Frank Colaccino, American International College Class of 1973, remembers coming to the United States as a 6-year-old boy and sitting in an elementary school classroom without benefit of bilingual education and without understanding a word the teacher said. His older brother was in the same situation. "But we got through it all," Colaccino said. "And we became Americans."

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    7. Seen@ Associated Industries of Massachusetts' 2018 celebration at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

      Seen@ Associated Industries of Massachusetts' 2018 celebration at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts has honored Six Flags New England, of Agawam, and United Personnel, of Springfield, with its Next Century Award. AIM, a statewide employers group, has also honored brush manufacturer Sanderson-MacLeod, of Palmer, with its the 2018 Sustainability Award.

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    8. MGM Springfield generating 2,000 trips a week for Uber

      MGM Springfield generating 2,000 trips a week for Uber

      Uber, MGM Resorts' corporate partner in the ride-hailing market, reported this week that riders have made an average of about 2,000 Uber trips a week to and from MGM Springfield since the casino opened in August. Most of these trips are at night, with hundreds happening between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. The most popular destinations are to hotels in Springfield, to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and to Springfield's Union Station, Uber said in a news release. According to Uber's website and trip estimator utility, the trek from MGM Springfield to Bradley ...

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    9. 'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      One of the conference rooms at Rediker Software is called "The Bridge." The other - a more relaxed space that's got comfy couches and is around the corner from the shuffleboard table - is "Ten Forward," a reference to the lounge on the Starship Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." It's an indication of how Rediker's new office space here in the center of Hampden has a lot in common with the trendy work spaces of Silicon Valley and Boston's tech hubs.

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    10. Massachusetts business group honors Six Flags, United Personnel, Sanderson-MacLeod

      Massachusetts business group honors Six Flags, United Personnel, Sanderson-MacLeod

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts has honored Six Flags New England, of Agawam, and United Personnel, of Springfield, with its Next Century Award. AIM, a statewide employers group, has also honored brush manufacturer Sanderson-MacLeod, of Palmer, with its the 2018 Sustainability Award.

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    11. MassDOT takes next step toward $1 million east-west rail study

      MassDOT takes next step toward $1 million east-west rail study

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Tuesday that it has retained a consulting firm for $1 million to study the feasibility of east-west rail from Boston through Worcester to Springfield and as far west as Pittsfield. Victoria Mier, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said work will begin as soon as the deal is final and a notice to proceed is issued. Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, said he learned Saturday that MassDOT plans to issue that notice in early 2019, with the study beginning soon thereafter. It will take about one ...

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    12. UMass water technology lab could spur new developments

      UMass water technology lab could spur new developments

      Thirty companies are in the pipeline, waiting to use a $3.9 million water technology demonstration center that could be built at the University of Massachusetts in as soon as two years. About 250 people attended the "Innovations and Opportunities in Water Technologies" conference Monday at the Amherst campus. Now the job is to get the money, already called for in a 2014 state bonding bill, and include it in a state spending budget, said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development of Western Massachusetts.

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    13. United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others

      United Bank moves into Webster Bank offices in East Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, closes others

      United Bank has taken over six Wesbter Bank branches it bought from Webster back in May. The locations, including the West Springfield branch at 50 Elm St.,  the Springfield branch at 1355 Boston Road and an East Longmeadow branch at 62 Center Square, officially became United Bank branches Oct. 9. Signs were changed. The other branches were Waterford and Groton in Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. The bank converted customer accounts over Columbus Day weekend. United's branches at 95 Elm St., West Springfield, 459 Main St. in Indian Orchard and 94 Shaker Road in East Longmeadow have all closed.

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    14. Way Finders continues demolition at old Peter Pan bus station in Springfield

      Way Finders continues demolition at old Peter Pan bus station in Springfield

      Specialized crews are removing asbestos from the former Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal. Meanwhile, the head of Way Finders says construction of the housing agency's new headquarters should begin at the site in the middle of November. Demolition should take four weeks once the toxic asbestos is removed and disposed of, said Peter A. Gagliardi, president and CEO of Way Finders. Way Finders is the new name for what was once HAP Housing.

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    15. Picking up steam: Rail advocates to meet in Springfield for updates on CTrail, expanded north-south service and east-west plans

      Picking up steam: Rail advocates to meet in Springfield for updates on CTrail, expanded north-south service and east-west plans

      Rail passengers and their advocates will gather Saturday in Springfield at what they see as a watershed moment. The new CTrail train service from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven is five months old. Plans for new service north of Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield and east-west to the Berkshires from New York and between Boston and Springfield are picking up steam.

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    16. What does Sears bankruptcy mean for Springfield's Eastfield Mall?

      What does Sears bankruptcy mean for Springfield's Eastfield Mall?

      The expected bankruptcy of Sears Holdings Corp. may force the ailing retailer to sell its former store in Springfield as part of a nationwide real estate selloff, further clearing the way for redevelopment at the Eastfield Mall. It all depends on what Sears and its lenders want to do, said Chuck Breidenbach, managing director for MDC Retail Properties Group, in an email Wednesday. MDC is a unit of Mountain Development Corp., which owns the rest of the Eastfield Mall property, a total of 68 acres. Breidenbach is the executive in charge of Mountain Development's plans to turn Eastfield Mall ...

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    17. Liqueur entrepreneur headlines Springfield Chamber's Super 60 event

      Liqueur entrepreneur headlines Springfield Chamber's Super 60 event

      Lelaneia Dubay, co-founder of the Hartford Flavor Co. distillery in Connecticut, will give the keynote talk at the Springfield Regional Chamber's 2018 Super 60 celebration. The chamber uses the annual Super 60 event to honor the 60 fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the region. There are two categories: Companies are selected based on their percentage of revenue growth over a full three-year period or total revenues for the latest fiscal year.

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    18. PVTA gets $2.4M from feds for North End Springfield project (photos, video)

      PVTA gets $2.4M from feds for North End Springfield project (photos, video)

      The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $2.4 million to renovate 110-year-old PVTA maintenance facility in the North End into a modern place to store and repair its paratransit fleet. Meanwhile PVTA -- otherwise known as the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority -- will move its bus maintenance and operations to a new $55 million, 225,000-square-foot, state and federally funded depot on Cottage Street in March, said Administrator Sandra E. Sheehan.

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    19. State grants $3.2 million for housing in Falmouth, Newburyport, Northampton

      State grants $3.2 million for housing in Falmouth, Newburyport, Northampton

      Massachusetts officials Tuesday announced $3.2 million in grants toward the construction of affordable housing projects in Falmouth, Newburyport and Northampton. A 12-unit building at 35 Village Hill Road in Northampton on what was once the grounds of a state hospital will get $1.3 million. Other projects are at the YWCA at Hillside in Newburyport, which received $600,000, and at Gifford Street in Falmouth, which received $1.3 million.

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    20. Palmer Renewable Energy plans spring groundbreaking for Springfield biomass plant

      Palmer Renewable Energy plans spring groundbreaking for Springfield biomass plant

      Palmer Renewable Energy is planning a spring groundbreaking for the $150 million biomass energy plant it wants to build in East Springfield, an attorney representing the company said Monday. The move comes more than two years after the last time the wood-to-energy project was in the news and follows more than a decade of litigation, regulatory approvals and neighborhood protests. Palmer Renewable Energy and its 35-megawatt plant will be a tenant on the Palmer Paving site at 1000 Page Blvd., said Frank P. Fitzgerald, a lawyer for Palmer Renewable Energy.

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    21. Instead of 'closing doors' in city, YMCA of Greater Springfield has plans for Tower Square, considers renovation, new building

      Instead of 'closing doors' in city, YMCA of Greater Springfield has plans for Tower Square, considers renovation, new building

      To keep its doors open in the city, the YMCA of Greater Springfield must attract more dues-paying members, Dexter Johnson, president and CEO, said Monday. To get those members, the Y will need either a wall-to-wall renovation or reconstruction of its building at 275 Chestnut St., built in 1965, or it'll need a new building either at that site or someplace else, possibly working with local hospitals, Johnson said. The Y is on the verge of announcing the move of its child care and health and wellness exercise facilities to Tower Square, where children would use a rooftop patio ...

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    22. Palmer Paving sold to New York-based company for undisclosed price

      Palmer Paving sold to New York-based company for undisclosed price

      Palmer Paving, a maker of asphalt and builder of roads with facilities in Springfield, Palmer, Easthampton and Barre, Massachusetts, was sold in September to Peckham Industries Inc. of White Plains, New York. In a news release, Pekham promises to keep Palmer Paving's 150 employees and to retain Janet Callahan as President of Palmer Paving Corp. "We know that the Peckham group will enhance our business operations and provide great opportunities for our team here at Palmer," Janet Callahan said in a news release

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