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    1. Springfield plaza owners say Kmart wasn't in long-term plans anyway

      Springfield plaza owners say Kmart wasn't in long-term plans anyway

      Investors Davenport Companies and Albany Road Real Estate were not banking on Kmart sticking around when they bought Springfield Plaza for $35 million back in 2014. That's good thinking. On Friday troubled retailer Sears Holdings announced it would close the Springfield Plaza Kmart in early October and that a liquidation sale will begin Thursday, July 13.

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    2. Springfield Regional Chamber seeks 'Super 60' nominees

      Springfield Regional Chamber seeks 'Super 60' nominees

      The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the annual Super 60 awards program, sponsored by Farmington Bank.  The Super 60 awards program, in its 28th year, recognizes 30 local companies and institutions with the highest revenue and 30 local companies or institutions with the fastest-growing revenue for a total of "Super 60" winners. The annual Super 60 awards lunch will be Oct. 27 at Chez Josef in Agawam.

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    3. Greenfield Center for Human Development project gets MassDevelopment financing

      Greenfield Center for Human Development project gets MassDevelopment financing

      The largest social-service organization in Western Massachusetts bought and will renovate the former Central Appliance store at 102 Main St. with a $3.1 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment. MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, announced the financing Thursday. The Springfield-based Center for Human Development will use bond proceeds to renovate and furnish the 38,000-square-foot building. It will house offices, clinical space, and the organization's primary medical, dental, outpatient behavioral and wellness services, according to the news release.

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    4. UMass Amherst opens core facilities labs to manufacturers

      UMass Amherst opens core facilities labs to manufacturers

       Edward Leyden of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam has a customer in Canada who wants him to make a tiny metal part using 3-D printing. "Steel. Using laser beams to print in three dimensions using powdered metal dust. It is where we are going whether we want to or not," Leyden said.

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    5. Jobs are growing, so why not wages? MassBenchmarks analyzes the state economy

      Jobs are growing, so why not wages? MassBenchmarks analyzes the state economy

      Massachusetts employers are having a hard time filling open jobs, but demographics, low growth in productivity and competition are keeping wages low. All these factors are also making it hard for households to keep up and depressing state tax receipts, according to MassBenchmarks, a study of the state’s economy issued Wednesday by the UMass Donahue Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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    6. Tower Square sale: MassMutual to sell park at old Steiger site, too

      Tower Square sale: MassMutual to sell park at old Steiger site, too

      A park at the corner of Bridge and Main streets downtown -- once the site of a well-remembered department store -- is for sale along with the Tower Square complex, a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company official said this week. MassMutual put Tower Square, including the adjacent Marriott hotel, up for sale Monday after having developed the property and owning it for more than 45 years.

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    7. Springfield unemployment rate rises on the month; region up 4,000 jobs year over year

      Springfield unemployment rate rises on the month; region up 4,000 jobs year over year

      The city’s unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in May, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from the 6.9 percent recorded in April and from 6.9 percent recorded a year ago in May 2016. The city’s unemployment rate was last this high in July 2016 when it was also 7.6 percent. Construction continues earlier this month on the CRRC rail car plant in East Springfield.  Tracks are being installed in the interior of the building.

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    8. Ad Club of Western Mass honors 4 with Pynchon Medals for public service

      Ad Club of Western Mass honors 4 with Pynchon Medals for public service

      Six years ago, Kevin Major died after suffering a heart attack on Lake Congamond in Southwick. Within the last few weeks, a 31-year-old teacher in Southwick collapsed at school with a heart ailment -- and was revived with the use of an AED. That piece of equipment was available thanks to the KEVS Foundation, the organization formed by Major's mother, Susan Canning.  "We want everyone across the commonwealth and across the country to live in a heart-healthy community," Canning of Westfield, said Tuesday. "We need more saves."

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    9. MassMutual to sell Tower Square and Marriott Hotel properties in downtown Springfield

      MassMutual to sell Tower Square and Marriott Hotel properties in downtown Springfield

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has put Tower Square, including the adjacent Marriott hotel, up for sale after having developed the property and owned it for more than 45 years. James Lacey, vice president of media relations at the Springfield-based insurance giant, said the decision was reached Monday. He said this is not a lessening of MassMutual's commitment to the city, but instead an investment decision and a recognition that the property has gained value as Springfield has developed and is developing. The city of Springfield has the whole complex assessed at $34.2 million.

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    10. Asnuntuck Community College opens state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Enfield (photos)

      Asnuntuck Community College opens state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Enfield (photos)

      Asnuntuck Community College and the state of Connecticut rolled out a figurative red carpet Monday to students from Connecticut and Massachusetts interested in manufacturing careers and the training it takes to get those jobs. The college, located about nine miles from Springfield at 170 Elm St. in Enfield, hosted Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at its new 27,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

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    11. Track laid at CRRC subway car factory in Springfield

      Track laid at CRRC subway car factory in Springfield

      Workers are making tracks at the massive CRRC rail car factory now under construction in East Springfield. In addition to laying actual railroad tracks, they are installing electrical equipment and air handling systems, testing fire alarms, painting and putting the fixtures in the employee restrooms. Next week, workers are scheduled to put in the prefabricated electrical substation that will power the 2,240-foot-long test track, said Joseph Maliszewski, project manager at the site for Plaza Construction.

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    12. Massachusetts unemployment rate rises; economy adds jobs in education, health care, hospitality

      Massachusetts unemployment rate rises; economy adds jobs in education, health care, hospitality

      Massachusetts added 2,900 jobs in May, but the state's unemployment rate rose to 4.2 percent from 3.9 percent in April 2017. From May 2016 to May 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates Massachusetts has added 58,300 jobs.  The May state unemployment rate remains slightly lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    13. Westfield Gas & Electric buys derelict Meadow St. building

      Westfield Gas & Electric buys derelict Meadow St. building

      Westfield Gas & Electric, the city's municipal utility, purchased a derelict building May 20 to provide a buffer around one of its electrical substations along the Westfield River. The utility paid $63,000 for 20 Meadow St., according to papers on file at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. The seller was Wells Fargo National Bank, which had held the mortgage on the property. Westfield G&E General Manager Daniel Howard said this week that the building is structurally unsafe from the foundation on up and, liability wise, the utility has no alternative but to raze it.

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    14. TechSpring, Baystate's Springfield innovation center, receives $80K from state for digital health advances

      TechSpring, Baystate's Springfield innovation center, receives $80K from state for digital health advances

      TechSpring, Baystate Health's digital health care laboratory in downtown Springfield, has received $80,000 in state money from the the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative. Christian Lagier, managing director of TechSpring, said the money will help pay for the lab to do more outreach efforts, like its "Tap into TechSpring" networking events and its practice of opening its offices in the MassLive Building at 1350 Main St. in Springfield as co-working space for startups. He calls it innovation community building.

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    15. Eversource to host open house for Westfield Reliability Project

      Eversource to host open house for Westfield Reliability Project

      Eversource has proposed a new electric transmission line on an existing set of power structures as a long-term solution to address energy needs in the area. The utility plans to host an open house on the project, called the Westfield Reliability Project, with drop-in hours from 6-8 p.m. Thursday 15 at the Westfield High School cafeteria, 177 Montgomery Road. The Westfield Reliability Project includes constructing new equipment adjacent to Eversource's existing Pochassic Substation and related upgrades to the Buck Pond Substation, according to a news release.

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    16. Wellspring Harvest breaks ground for greenhouse in Springfield (photos, video)

      Wellspring Harvest breaks ground for greenhouse in Springfield (photos, video)

      By fall, between five and nine currently unemployed people will be working in a new hydroponic greenhouse growing salad greens for major local institutions like Baystate Medical Center, the public schools and Big Y supermarket. That's the plan from Wellspring Harvest, which broke ground Thursday at the former Chapman Valve site at 121 Pinevale St. in Indian Orchard. "This will be a great place to go grow food. This will be a great place to grow people," said greenhouse manager and grower Stephen Hilyard.

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    17. Sears plans to close Newburyport Kmart; Western Massachusetts Sears, Kmart locations spared

      Sears plans to close Newburyport Kmart; Western Massachusetts Sears, Kmart locations spared

      Sears Holdings has plans to close its Kmart location in Newburyport on Massachusetts' North Shore in September. But Sears locations in the Holyoke Mall, the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough and the Eastfield Mall in Springfield and the Kmart locations in Holyoke, Springfield and Palmer and the Sears Outlet in Holyoke have apparently been spared in this round  according to a list of 72 doomed stores circulated internally Tuesday and published online by Business Insider.

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    18. Timetable, price tag set for rehab of historic 31 Elm St. on Springfield's Court Square

      Timetable, price tag set for rehab of historic 31 Elm St. on Springfield's Court Square

      The "moon and the stars are aligning" for the rehabilitation of 31 Elm St., a historic building on Court Square, after more than 15 years of effort. That is how Peter Picknelly, founder of OPAL Real Estate Group and chairman of Peter Pan Bus Lines, described the situation Monday during a presentation to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority. He cited interested partners, funding and MGM Springfield's casino project rising nearby.

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    19. Ciro's restaurant preps for opening in Springfield's South End

      Ciro's restaurant preps for opening in Springfield's South End

      A new Ciro's restaurant will open next week in the city's South End, stirring memories of an identically named dining spot in that Italian-American neighborhood. "The name is historic," general manger David A. Vecchiarelli said. "It's a recognition of old time Springfield." The 904 Main St.restaurant is owned by attorney Gerald Glasser of the Springfield firm Kalill Glasser & Associates. Vecchiarelli and Glasser are working on the new Ciro's with Anthony Bruno. The 904 Main St. location was most recently home to Blackjack Steakhouse and briefly an Italian-American restaurant called Carpaccio.

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    20. Demolition of downtown Westfield building nearly done; city plans to create parking

      Demolition of downtown Westfield building nearly done; city plans to create parking

      The Central Street project is being funded through the federal government's Community Development Block Grant program, said Peter J. Miller, Westfield community development director. The demolition contract is for $139,000 with J Mor Enterprises of Hudson, New Hampshire, he said. The city bought the property, which sits on about a quarter acre of land, from Berkshire Bank in September for $80,000, according to records on file with the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. Miller said the city inherited a lease from Berkshire Bank of 25 parking spaces rented to University Housing, LLC, a private apartment complex at ...

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    21. Appleton Corp. to manage Springfield Union Station

      Appleton Corp. to manage Springfield Union Station

      The Springfield Redevelopment Authority has selected Appleton Corp. to manage day-to-day operations at Union Station when it reopens later this month. Union Station, built 91 years ago, closed in 1973. Its $94 million renovation was 40 years in the making. The grand reopening weekend is set for June 23, 24 and 25. Appleton Corp. is a unit of the O'Connell Companies in Holyoke. Construction company Daniel O'Connell's Sons, which served as general contractor on the Union Station redevelopment project, is also part of the O'Connell Companies.

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    22. At Union Station, Springfield business leader says 'give me a train, give me a bus' and partnerships with Boston possible

      At Union Station, Springfield business leader says 'give me a train, give me a bus' and partnerships with Boston possible

      Transit, either on a bus or a train, is an economic development issue for Christian Lagier, managing director of TechSpring, Baystate Health's technology innovation center in downtown Springfield. "If you want me to work with people in Boston and build partnerships there, you have to give me a train. You have to give me a bus," Lagier said during a tour of Springfield Union Station hosted Thursday by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, and the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. "I waste four hours driving. I need my laptop. On a bus or a train, I can get ...

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    23. MassMutual sells Chicopee conference center; new owner plans psychiatric hospital

      MassMutual sells Chicopee conference center; new owner plans psychiatric hospital

      MassMutual plans to sell its MassMutual Learning and Conference Center facility at 350 Memorial Drive, and the new owner plans to return the facility to its former use as a psychiatric hospital. The 12.2-acre property near the Massachusetts Turnpike was Charles River Hospital West before the Springfield-based insurance giant bought it and converted it into a place that includes banquet facilities, hotel rooms and 160 parking spaces for MassMutual to hold business meetings and occasional community events.

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