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    1. Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set

      Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set

      State Secretary of Education Matthew Malone is scheduled to join state and local officials Thursday for groundbreaking of the Westfield State University's $33 million science center. As the first new academic building on campus in three decades, the center will be 54,000-square feet and house state-of-the-art science laboratories, simulation labs for nursing and health science programs, and a technology-rich, interactive classroom that will serve a variety of academic departments.

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    2. Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

      Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

      Wearing hardhats, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, led a tour of city and state officials through the cavernous old building to show its transformation into a transportation hub. “Work is going on internally,” Sarno said, standing in the old baggage building as a jackhammer rattled behind him. “You don’t see it from the outside – the progress is internal.” In the most recent steps toward the projected July 2016 opening date, the Holyoke-based building contractor Daniel O’Connell’s Sons demolished the parking garage at 30 Frank B. Murray Street and is preparing ...

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    3. Focus Springfield Community Television gets new studio to go with new name, expanded mission

      Focus Springfield Community Television gets new studio to go with new name, expanded mission

      The city’s cable television station unveiled its new home Monday, a 6,500-square-foot media hub with two studios, a video lab, exhibition space and 21st century technology. The opening, held by Focus Springfield Community Television, marked the beginning of a new era for public access television in Springfield, station manager Steve Cary told about 100 people attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It’s a day to be grateful for a lot of things,” Cary said, expressing thanks to elected officials, contractors, studio employees and others who helped with the $1 million upgrade from the station’s old home in the ...

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    4. DevelopSpringfield awards $25,000 grant to State Street building housing new Q Smoking Good Food restaurant

      DevelopSpringfield awards $25,000 grant to State Street building housing new Q Smoking Good Food restaurant

      DevelopSpringfield has awarded a $25,321 grant to Wellfleet-based Lorilee I, LLC for improvements to its business and residential property at 886-892 State St. The developer will use the grant for windows, doors, signage and repairs to the property, which houses the Q Smoking Good Food barbeque restaurant and is located near Springfield College and American International College.

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    5. DevelopSpringfield plans tornado recovery progress report for anniversary of the June 1, 2011 tornado

      DevelopSpringfield plans tornado recovery progress report for anniversary of the June 1, 2011 tornado

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, city officials, neighborhood residents are expected to join DevelopSpringfield’s staff and board of directors for the gathering at 350 Central St.DevelopSpringfield is a non-profit organization started in 2008 to spur economic development and advance the revitalization of the city. After the June 1 tornado, the group joined the Springfield Redevelopment Authority to conduct public hearings across the city to establish goals and priorities for the tornado recovery.

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    6. Northampton-based ServiceNet to expand services with $426,000 grant from state Attorney General Martha Coakley's office

      Northampton-based ServiceNet to expand services with $426,000 grant from state Attorney General Martha Coakley's office

      Attorney General Martha Coakley has awarded nearly $8 million in mental health and substance abuse prevention grants to 22 organizations statewide, including $426,000 to Northampton-based ServiceNet Inc. The grants are the fruits of a settlement between Coakley’s office and Jansen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, to settle allegations of illegally marketing anti-psychotic drugs. “The programs supported by these funds will help end the stigma around behavioral health care and improve access to critical health services for families in every corner of Massachusetts,” Coakley said while announcing the grants.

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    7. Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter plans move to old Spalding Sports headquaters on Brookdale Street

      Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter plans move to old Spalding Sports headquaters on Brookdale Street

      The Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter plans to move its services to headquarters of the former Spalding Sports company at 150 Brookdale St., the charity announced today. Under a plan to be unveiled Wednesday, the new, 16,000-square-foot center will house the Red Cross administration, blood donation services, disaster services and preparedness, health and safety training.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    8. Western New England University wins $50,000 federal grant to compete in next year's Solar Decathlon

      Western New England University wins $50,000 federal grant to compete in next year's Solar Decathlon

      Western New England University has won a $50,000 grant for having one of 20 teams nationwide chosen to compete next year in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Along with Yale University, Western New England was one of two New England schools selected for the annual event.As part of the competition, Western New England engineering students will collaborate with their peers at the Universidad Tecnologica de Panama and the Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana in Honduras at the Irvine, Calif.-based event.

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