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    1. After departure of CEO, DevelopSpringfield taps Jeff Daley to oversee local projects

      After departure of CEO, DevelopSpringfield taps Jeff Daley to oversee local projects

      DevelopSpringfield, whose CEO leaves for a new job Oct. 5, has hired Westfield's former economic development officer to get work restarted at Springfield Innovation Center. Jeffrey R. Daley, the founder and principal of consultancy CJC Development Advisors in Westfield, will also handle the general transition for DevelopSpringfield as CEO Jay Minkarah leaves to take a job as the executive director of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission in New Hampshire, said Nick Fyntrilakis, chairman of the DevelopSpringfield board.

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    2. Real estate brokers to show Tower Square in weeks; potential buyers already received 'teaser' promotion

      Real estate brokers to show Tower Square in weeks; potential buyers already received 'teaser' promotion

      CBRE/New England in Boston, the brokers tasked with selling Tower Square, expect to start touring potential buyers through the 1.6 million-square-foot complex in about two weeks. More than 2,000 potential buyers got a "teaser" brochure this month touting the office tower, retail mall, hotel and parking complex as an investment property, said David J. Pergola, executive vice president and partner at CBRE/New England and its capital markets team.

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    3. Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield

      Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield

      Mexican restaurant chain Frontera Grill is coming to the former Ruby Tuesday location at 1411 Boston Road in Springfield. The new eatery should be ready in January or so, according to Frontera. The location has been vacant since Ruby Tuesday closed in August 2016 as part of a nationwide corporate downsizing that also claimed the Ruby Tuesday at the Enfield Square mall in Connecticut. Ruby Tuesday locations remain in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside and in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Landlords Basser-Kaufman in Woodmere, New York, confirmed that Frontera is coming to the location. Basser-Kaufman had been marketing the location, but ...

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    4. DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah steps down

      DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah steps down

      DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah has resigned, taking a job at a regional planning commission in New Hampshire, according to a statement issued by the organization Wednesday.  In the prepared statement, Minkarah said "It has been an honor to be a part of what is sure to be a great renaissance for the City. There are strong community partnerships working together with great projects poised for success." DevelopSpringfield formed in 2009, with a hefty donation from MassMutual toward its original pool of grant money. Minkarah was its president and CEO for five years.

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    5. Engineering firm Fuss & O'Neill moving into former courthouse in downtown Springfield

      Engineering firm Fuss & O'Neill moving into former courthouse in downtown Springfield

      Engineering firm Fuss & O'Neil has leased 11,133 square feet  of space at the former federal courthouse at 1550 Main St. and plans to move its Pioneer Valley headquarters there from West Springfield. "We are thrilled to be moving to Springfield," said Eric Bernardin of Fuss & O'Neill in a news release. "As an engineering firm, our job is to help create an environment that promotes and provides the groundwork for economic opportunity, civic involvement and arts and entertainment. We are excited to be part of helping Springfield grow and look forward to the future."

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    6. Women's clothing store coming to downtown Springfield; lured by MGM Springfield development

      Women's clothing store coming to downtown Springfield; lured by MGM Springfield development

      Charlene Naylor plans to open a new location of her Charlene's Boutique clothing store in downtown Springfield somewhere around Oct.  1. Naylor, who has a location on Boston Road and recently closed a shop in the Holyoke Mall, said she was drawn to her new location, 1394 Main St., by the promise of MGM Springfield. The $950 million casino and resort complex opens in Springfield's South End in 2018. Naylor described her merchandise as dressy and stylish.

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    7. 'How It's Made' TV show features Lamson kitchen knife factory in Westfield

      'How It's Made' TV show features Lamson kitchen knife factory in Westfield

      "How It's Made," the long-running Science Channel show that takes viewers on tours of factories to a soundtrack of peppy background music will feature Lamson Products and its Westfield kitchen knife factory in an upcoming episode. Jay Driscoll, social media coordinator for Lamson, said a crew from "How It's Made" visited Westfield this summer for a segment that will air later this fall. Neither he nor spokespeople for the Science Channel, one of the Discovery family of networks, could say exactly when it will air.

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    8. Former bowling alley in Westfield razed as part of urban renewal project at former Newberry's site

      Former bowling alley in Westfield razed as part of urban renewal project at former Newberry's site

      Crews from Associated Building Wreckers should have what remains of the former Westfield Candlepin Bowling Center at 11 Church St. cleared and the ground graded by Oct. 7, Westfield Advancement Officer Joe Mitchell said Friday. The Westfield Redevelopment Authority purchased the building from the Romani family earlier this year along with two nearby parcels in order to clear the property as part of the ongoing Elm Street urban renewal project. The cost of the property and demolition will total $509,000, paid by the city, Mitchell said.

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    9. Florence Bank begins push into Hampden County with grand opening of new West Springfield branch (photos)

      Florence Bank begins push into Hampden County with grand opening of new West Springfield branch (photos)

      If Florence Bank had built its newly opened West Springfield office a decade ago instead of in 2017, it would have been three times bigger than its 1,100 square feet. The bank of a decade ago would have needed teller lines and counter space for the types of routine day-to-day transactions many bank customers do online or through handheld apps, said Florence Bank President and CEO John F. Heaps.  "Now we have a branch where five people run the whole office, and they do everything," Heaps said.

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    10. Eversource to build its largest solar plant at Springfield's Smith & Wesson Industrial Park

      Eversource to build its largest solar plant at Springfield's Smith & Wesson Industrial Park

      The 5.6-megawatt solar farm Eversource plans to build at the Smith & Wesson Industrial Park off Roosevelt Avenue will also generate money the city can use to rehab the "blast zone" around upper Worthington and Lyman streets, the city's chief development officer said Wednesday. The neighborhood, just blocks from the city's downtown, was heavily damaged in the Scores Gentlemen's Club gas explosion on Thanksgiving weekend in 2012.

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    11. Greyhound begins operating out of Springfield Union Station

      Greyhound begins operating out of Springfield Union Station

      Bus carrier Greyhound, which is soon to end its partnership with Peter Pan Bus Lines, announced Monday that it has started operating out of Union Station. Greyhound has a dedicated ticket counter at the newly rebuilt station, which opened in June following a three-year, $95-million renovation. But Greyhound is not using that ticket counter yet, instead directing folks to the Peter Pan desk a few feet away. Last month, both Peter Pan and Greyhound announced that they will end their cooperation agreement as of Sept. 27. after nearly 19 years.

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    12. Pioneer Valley prepping pitch for Amazon HQ; company promises as many as 50,000 jobs

      Pioneer Valley prepping pitch for Amazon HQ; company promises as many as 50,000 jobs

      Western Massachusetts is in the early stages of preparing a proposal -- or of combining  with a neighbor's response -- to Amazon's broad but tantalizing search for second North American headquarters. Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, said Thursday he has notified mayors and heads of town governments here of Amazon's needs. He also informed them of the Pioneer Valley's potential to fill Amazon's needs. "You have to be in the game to win," Sullivan said.

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    13. 'Lease It Local' helps startups pay rent on Springfield storefronts

      'Lease It Local' helps startups pay rent on Springfield storefronts

      Entrepreneurs looking to rent a downtown storefront can look to DevelopSpringfield for a little help. The public-private partnership charged with fostering economic growth in the city said Wednesday that it is taking applications for "Lease It Local," a program that will help businesses rent, occupy and enliven storefronts that are now vacant or underused. An application and full details are available online at developspringfield.com/programs.html.

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    14. Out of the rough: Callaway Golf Co. grows Chicopee factory, production workforce

      Out of the rough: Callaway Golf Co. grows Chicopee factory, production workforce

      Golf is a game of precision. Making golf balls is no less exacting, as Dominic Duvall demonstrated recently at Callaway Golf Co.'s sprawling plant in the Willimansett section of town. He placed unfinished golf balls between the sharp points of an electronic micrometer to measure it to thousandths of an inch. Each ball, with it's aerodynamic surface geometry of 332 tiny indentations -- don't call them dimples -- can be no smaller than 1.68 inches in diameter and no heavier than 1.62 ounces. The Callaway plant makes 50 million golf balls a year. That's 20,000 ...

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    15. Peter Pan Bus Lines moves to Springfield Union Station

      Peter Pan Bus Lines moves to Springfield Union Station

      Peter Pan Bus Lines will move its bus operations and ticket counter into the newly reopened Springfield Union Station Wednesday, Sept. 6. Schedules will run as normal, Peter Pan said in a news release. The long-expected move, which the Springfield-based bus carrier and the Springfield Redvelopment Authority announced in May, will begin to clear the way for the redevelopment of the station at 1776 Main St.

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    16. Southworth Paper closing leaves gap for Turners Falls, Agawam

      Southworth Paper closing leaves gap for Turners Falls, Agawam

      The closing Wednesday of Southworth Paper Co., eliminating 120 jobs, leaves a gap in Agawam and the Turners Falls section of Montague, where paper mills were major employers for generations. "It's sad what has happened to the high-quality paper industry in this country," said Richard Kuklewicz, chairman of the Montague Board of Selectmen. "I feel badly for the people who worked there," he said. "To see the decline of the paper industry in Turners Falls is very difficult." In recent years company officials have said demand for paper was soft across the economy. David Southworth of Springfield said Wednesday ...

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    17. Springfield Cultural Walking Tour Map available as a mobile app

      Springfield Cultural Walking Tour Map available as a mobile app

      A guide to the city's cultural attractions -- from the historic H.H. Richardson Courthouse to a new pop-up art gallery -- is now as close as your phone or mobile device. The Springfield Cultural District announced Tuesday that its Cultural Walking Tour Map is now available as a free app for devices running either Google's Android or Apple's iOS. The map, created last summer, was previously only available as a paper handout or as a download from the website. It will still be available in those formats, and as a video map at springfieldculture.org.

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    18. CRRC rail car factory in Springfield gets certificate of occupancy

      CRRC rail car factory in Springfield gets certificate of occupancy

      Rail car manufacturer CRRC has received a certificate of occupancy for its 204,000-square-foot factory on Page Boulevard, the company said Monday in a press release. That certificate, which means the structure complies with building codes, was issued June 30, 45 days ahead of schedule.  CRRC is building a 204,000-square-foot, $95 million factory at the old Westinghouse site in East Springfield. Workers are expected to start building subway cars in the factory in early 2018.

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    19. Springfield on the rise: What's new in the downtown Transformative Development Initiative District?

      Springfield on the rise: What's new in the downtown Transformative Development Initiative District?

      From cafes to office tenants, MassDevelopment had a lot to show off on a tour this week of its Transformative Development Initiative District in downtown Springfield. Begun in 2014, the TDI program aims to focus economic development efforts in just a few downtown blocks of Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities.

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    20. Springfield's UMass Medical School Baystate campus welcomes first students

      Springfield's UMass Medical School Baystate campus welcomes first students

      When city native Kevin White was a kid, he told people he wanted to go to medical school. Now, he is -- and he's doing it here in his hometown, as part of the first class at the new Baystate campus of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Out of 22 members of this first-ever class of aspiring physicians, four are from Springfield or nearby communities. "It's something close to my heart. I was born in Baystate," said White, 22, referring to Baystate Medical Center. "I learned everything I needed to know in Springfield." And Springfield is where he ...

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    21. 'Walk right in': MassDevelopment offers tour of Springfield Transformative Development Initiative district

      'Walk right in': MassDevelopment offers tour of Springfield Transformative Development Initiative district

      DevelopSpringfield, a public-private partnership charged with fostering economic growth in the city, has money available to cover half the rent for a qualifying new business, up to $500 a month, while the new enterprise gets established downtown. Minkarah said application details will be available soon. The program is funded by a grant from MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency.

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    22. Rail passenger gathering at Springfield's Union Station to discuss future of train travel in New England

      Rail passenger gathering at Springfield's Union Station to discuss future of train travel in New England

      Rail passengers will gather Saturday in Springfield to tour Union Station and learn of possible improvements to rail travel in the region, including plans for an expansion of real service along the Connecticut River north of Springfield. They'll also learn about the possibility of, and stumbling blocks  for, increased east-west rail service from Springfield through Worcester to Boston, long-term plans to add service from Boston through Springfield to Montreal and the CT Rail project which will increase the frequency of service from Springfield to New Haven starting next May.

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    23. Westfield State University opens doors to high schoolers with pilot program

      Westfield State University opens doors to high schoolers with pilot program

      Nearly 100 students on campus for orientation earlier this week at Westfield State University won't be college freshman in the fall. They will be high school juniors taking college-level English in their high schools in Holyoke, Springfield and Westfield with both a high-school teacher and a Westfield State instructor. If all goes well, those students -- 20 or so from five area high schools -- will spend a good chunk of their senior year on the Westfield State campus taking one or two more courses on their way to a head start on a bachelor's degree quicker and more cheaply ...

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    24. Holyoke's oldest manufacturer sells off equipment at auction; 'I want to see where my machine goes, so I can go along with it,' former worker says

      Holyoke's oldest manufacturer sells off equipment at auction; 'I want to see where my machine goes, so I can go along with it,' former worker says

      Alan Bernier of South Hadley ran a sophisticated grinding machine at Holyoke Machine Co. for 33 years before the company, the oldest manufacturer in the city, closed in February. On Thursday he joined a crowd of hundreds at the company's liquidation auction. "I want to see where my machine goes so I can go along with it," he said. "I don't have a job now." Owner James Sagalyn said Holyoke Machine had simply outlived its usefulness. The paper mills and textile plants it was built to serve are either gone or are few and far between.

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