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    1. State awards Massachusetts downtown initiative grants to 14 communities

      State awards Massachusetts downtown initiative grants to 14 communities

      The Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) is awarding $210,000 in grants to fourteen communities across the state for projects focused on revitalizing downtown spaces with the support of high-impact consulting services.  The program is offered through the state’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. The Massachusetts Downtown Initiative makes grant awards of $15,000 to communities, to connect grantees to consultants with expertise to pursue downtown revitalization projects in one of seven categories: District Management, Design, Economics of Downtown, Parking, Small Business Support, Way Finding, and Housing.

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    2. WSU receives grant from Baker-Polito administration

      WSU receives grant from Baker-Polito administration

      Westfield State University (WSU) hopes that state funds received recently will lead to a new concentration focused on a burgeoning career field. WSU received $75,000 from Gov. Baker’s office last week, which will go toward the university’s attempt to create a biotechnology concentration in their biology program. The money is expected to help the university develop the concentration, with a tentative limited offering of it happening as soon as the fall of this year.

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    3. MassDOT visiting for Western Ave. Westfield project update

      MassDOT visiting for Western Ave. Westfield project update

      State officials are expected to visit the city next week to discuss how the Western Avenue improvement project is coming along. Members of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are holding a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., at South Middle School on West Silver Street, to provide residents with information about the project’s current status, as well as provide a chance to ask questions. The project is currently slated to begin construction in 2019, while going to bid for the fiscal year 2018.

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    4. Springfield recycling company receives award from Gov. Baker

      Springfield recycling company receives award from Gov. Baker

      Governor Charlie Baker awarded a Commonwealth’s Recycling Business Development Grant to a Springfield recycling business on Friday. Northstar Pulp & Paper Company, Inc. received $90,000, and will use the money to better regrind and recycle plastic. The company also plans to purchase 3 new machines that will better separate plastic from other materials. Despina Costa, the CFO of Northstar, told 22News, “To improve the product quality, because it’s going to remove dust and other contaminates, like metal, which are in the product that we recycle.”

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