1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Massachusetts' unemployment rate dips to 9.2 percent

      Explore masslive.com (May 20 2010)

      Massachusetts added more than 19,000 jobs last month, helping the state’s unemployment rate drop to 9.2 percent from 9.3 percent the previous month, and indicating an economic recovery. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   The Republican

    2. Massachusetts Senate fiscal 2011 budget would slash local aid about 4 percent

      Explore masslive.com (May 19 2010)

      Senate budget leaders on Wednesday released a lean state budget for next fiscal year that slashes local aid by about 4 percent, cuts higher education and seizes much of a no-interest state loan made to Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    3. American International College plans $13 million redevelopment project of State Street in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2010)

      American International College plans $13 million redevelopment project of State Street in Springfield American International College is proposing a $13 million redevelopment project on State Street that will include renovation and reuse of the long-vacant, boarded Mason Square fire station to include a cyber cafe, college radio station and possibly a small art gallery. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Home sales increase nearly 24% in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2010)

      Home sales increase nearly 24% in Pioneer Valley Home sales in the Pioneer Valley increased by 23.4 percent last month from 299 in April 2009 to 369. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Westfield

    5. Potential Holyoke computing center sites pose different challenges

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2010)

      Potential Holyoke computing center sites pose different challenges The plan is to announce sometime in the summer which of the two sites will house the $100 million computing center. Construction is to begin by fall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. Amherst eyes downtown business improvement district

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2010)

      Amherst eyes downtown business improvement district Ann M. Burke from the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is creating the plan based on what people in those groups and others said they would like to see accomplished in such a district, said Barry L. Roberts, a developer and improvement district committee member. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst College   Springfield

    7. Westfield State plans downtown student housing

      Explore masslive.com (May 15 2010)

      In what will be one of the first major steps in a town-gown partnership to revitalize this city's central business district, Westfield State College will lease a downtown apartment building as a launch site for student housing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

    8. Doing Business in: Springfield

      Explore BusinessWest (May 13 2010)

      As president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Denver knows that a lot of work needs to happen in the city he’s called home for most of his life — and, for all but four years since 1980, where he’s worked as well. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    9. UMass, New Mexico State, USC among 2010 Tip-Off Classic basketball teams

      Explore masslive.com (May 11 2010)

      UMass, New Mexico State, USC among 2010 Tip-Off Classic basketball teams The Minutemen will play New Mexico State in Springfield among its four tourney games. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    10. UMass-Amherst receives record 31,300 applications | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2010)

      UMass-Amherst receives record 31,300 applications | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com The University of Massachusetts campus here received a record number of applicants and is on target to bring in $3 million more in revenue with the addition of several hundred out-of-state students. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    11. Springfield Promise Program fuels college dreams

      Explore masslive.com (May 8 2010)

      Springfield Promise Program fuels college dreams Miguelina Felix, 17, is on her way to becoming the first member of her family to attend college, and she thanks the Springfield Promise program for helping that dream become a reality. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College

    12. Yankee Candle founder Michael Kittredge, Msnbc host Rachel Maddow and actor Bill Cosby among this year's college commencement speakers

      Explore masslive.com (May 8 2010)

      Yankee Candle founder Michael Kittredge, Msnbc host Rachel Maddow and actor Bill Cosby among this year's college commencement speakers Kittredge, the well-known, self-made entrepreneur who founded Yankee Candle Co. four decades ago, will be the commencement speaker at Bay Path College this year, hoping to impart some wisdom to a new generation of job-seekers emerging as graduates in one of the toughest economies in recent history. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    13. Owner of Fran Johnson's Golf & Tennis plans to reopen West Springfield store

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2010)

      Owner of Fran Johnson's Golf & Tennis plans to reopen West Springfield store Owner Cindy A. Johnson – whose father, Fran, started the business in 1975 – says she plans to have the business open again by the middle of next week. She’s working now to order new inventory. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   United Bank   The Republican

    14. AG unveils additional funding for youth jobs program

      Explore Boston.com (May 6 2010)

      AG unveils additional funding for youth jobs program The 16 programs include the St. Peter Teen Center, the Hyde Square Task Force in Jamaica Plain, the Boys and Girls Club of Holyoke, Worcester Public Schools, the Haverhill Community Violence Prevention Center, and Caring Health Center in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. MHC president to be feted by friends, faculty, students on Thursday

      Explore GazetteNET (May 5 2010)

      Among the speakers lined up to toast Mount Holyoke College President Joanne V. Creighton as she prepares to depart after 15 years as president are another college president, a student leader, and faculty who have worked with Creighton. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Mount Holyoke College   Carol T. Christ

    16. Study by Urban Land Institute envisions revitalized Springfield waterfront

      Explore masslive.com (May 4 2010)

      Study by Urban Land Institute envisions revitalized Springfield waterfront John D. Judge, the city’s chief development officer, talked about creating the Larry O’Brien Sports Institute, which would be named for the Hall of Famer and late Springfield resident who was U.S. postmaster general and NBA commissioner. Judge said such a facility would include a place where there would be camps and clinics and sports medicine would be practiced. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   The Republican

    17. Women's Partnership honors Carol Baribeau as 2010 woman of the year

      Explore masslive.com (May 3 2010)

      Women's Partnership honors Carol Baribeau as 2010 woman of the year Carol L. Baribeau doesn’t think of her involvement with cancer-related causes as an unpleasant reminder of her breast cancer diagnosis. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Palmer   Baystate Health

    18. 2010 Business Market Show: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield urges: Look, buy local

      Explore masslive.com (May 3 2010)

      2010 Business Market Show: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield urges: Look, buy local The chamber started the Business Market Show in 1990 on the sixth floor of the Springfield Marriott, said Russell F Denver, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center

    19. Massachusetts House snuffs out effort to increase local aid

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2010)

      Ira H. Rubenzahl, president of Springfield Technical Community College, said he was disappointed. The cuts are coming even though enrollment has increased, he said. “It’s very serious,” he said. “This will definitely cause us to have a fee increase.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    20. Chambers hear pitch on gambling - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, a vice president for the Greater Springfield chamber, said the event at the Statehouse is held partly to break down perceived barriers between elected leaders and business people. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Mohegan Sun   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

    21. Political activist Gloria Steinem to speak at Westfield State College

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      Political activist Gloria Steinem to speak at Westfield State College Westfield State College Foundation’s lecture series will feature feminist and political activist Gloria Steinem Wednesday at the campus Woodward Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   The Republican

    22. 3 Pioneer Valley organizations win National Endowment for Arts grants

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2010)

      “Massachusetts has always led the way in arts and culture, and this investment will bring the arts and arts education directly to more and more people and colleges in our state,” Kerry said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst College   Springfield   Amherst

    23. THE POWER OF EXPORTING

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 28 2010)

      Whether it’s fabricated metal, electronics, medical devices, specialty foods, wire, scrap metals, paper, or plastics, exports are responsible for many thousands of jobs in Western Mass. And most business owners, politicians, and media members don’t understand the tremendous impact that export sales have on the economic well-being of the Valley. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    24. East Longmeadow opens Green Learning Center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2010)

      “The Green Committee is a very active committee and this is just one way we are trying to inform residents about the importance of going green,” Driscoll said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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