1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Home sales rise 12.7%

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 26 2009)

      Sales of single-family homes increased across Massachusetts by 12.7 percent last month, from 3,957 in July 2008 to 4,460. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley

    2. Recession grinding on machine shops

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 25 2009)

      A trade group of local machine shops has shifted its focus from developing a work force of skilled machinists to simply finding enough business to keep each other afloat. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. Building owner looks for a plan

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 25 2009)

      The New Jersey-based company that owns a vacant building next to People's Bank on High Street is offering $50,000 and a low lease to an entrepreneur. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   People's Bank

    4. Businesses discount to take bite out of new sales tax

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 21 2009)

      Critics say such sales tax holidays don't create business, they make consumers shift purchases they would make anyway to that particular weekend. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    5. Mass. unemployment rate rises from 8.6% to 8.8% in July

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2009)

      Mass. unemployment rate rises from 8.6% to 8.8% in July Some 2,800 jobs were lost statewide last month. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    6. Foreclosure woes persist

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2009)

      The number of Hampden County mortgage foreclosures fell 12.35 percent in July from 81 in July 2008 to 71, according to statistics released Wednesday by The Warren Group, a Boston-based provider of real-estate information. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    7. Teenagers learn, earn by holding summer jobs

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 20 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The terraced amphitheater on Albany Street where the Gasoline Alley Foundation will graduate young people from its summer work program on Friday was choked with six years of brush growth before the youth started working. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield   New England Farm Workers Council

    8. A Degree of Progress?

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 19 2009)

      A Degree of Progress? It’s called the American Graduation Initiative, an Obama administration program to pump $12 billion into the nation’s community college over the next decade. While administrators at those institutions welcome the federal help, some wonder out loud whether the measure will have any meaningful impact and do what its name implies – graduate more individuals into the workforce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College   Springfield

    9. Mass. Hopes To Import Recovery

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Aug 17 2009)

      Battered Massachusetts exporters could soon see a lift from the slowly recovering economies in Germany, Japan and France, economic experts said yesterday. Massachusetts... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massport   Holyoke Community College   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    10. Springfield Technical Community College lays off 10 employees, anticipates further cuts

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2009)

      No faculty members were laid off. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    11. Gerardo Ramos growing his own ocean-life laboratory right in Holyoke

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2009)

      Gerardo Ramos growing his own ocean-life laboratory right in Holyoke He owns Marine Reef Habitat, an aquarium located in a tiny greenhouse on the corner of Main and Cabot streets. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    12. Governor's office chief quits

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 17 2009)

      The director of Gov. Deval L. Patrick's office in Western Massachusetts will step down on Friday amid uncertainty over the long-term future of the office. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield College   West Springfield

    13. Mass. ranks fourth in stimulus spending

      Explore Boston.com (Aug 14 2009)

      Massachusetts is ranked fourth in the nation when it comes to spending federal stimulus money. State officials overseeing the stimulus program said Massachusetts has been awarded $3.3 billion in federal funds and has spent about $1.5 billion on transportation, clean energy, health and human services, and education. The money also has been used to stave off even deeper cuts in ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke

    14. Mass. likely to lose seat in US House

      Explore Boston.com (Aug 14 2009)

      Massachusetts almost certainly will lose one of its 10 congressional districts after next year’s census, the result of a long-term population shift that is giving Southern and Western states more political power in Washington at the expense of the Northeast, say specialists who have been poring over data in advance of the 2010 count. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    15. Holyoke unveils new tourism brochure

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 13 2009)

      A group of Holyoke based organizations has joined forces to promote their culltural, recreational and educational events together under the title of PassportHolyoke. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    16. Insurers wary of health plans

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2009)

      A new public or government-run national health plan would drive private insurers like Springfield-based Health New England out of business within three years, said Peter F. Straley, president and CEO of Health New England. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Health New England   Peter F. Straley

    17. Western Mass. Electric Co. gets approval to build solar facilities ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2009)

      Western Mass. Electric Co. gets approval to build solar facilities ...The Republican - MassLive.comby The Republican Newsroom By PATRICK JOHNSON SPRINGFIELD - Western Massachusetts Electric Company announced Wednesday that the state Department of Public ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    18. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick awards $40.4 million in grants to communities ...

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2009)

      By DAN RING dring@repub.com BOSTON - Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Thursday awarded $40.4 million in grants, including $16.5 million for Western Massachusetts, for improving public housing, providing social services and upgrading roads. The governor ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield

    19. Dairy farmers teeter on edge

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2009)

      Because of the falling price of milk, Richard C. Woodger, of Granville, says the dairy industry is facing its worst economic crisis in decades. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    20. Stimulus funds help provide summer jobs to nearly 2,000 Western Mass. teen-agers

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 10 2009)

      Some students hope to turn their summer experiences into careers after they graduate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    21. Displaced workers upgrade their skills

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 10 2009)

      With the state's unemployment rate hovering around 8½ percent, scores of the unemployed are looking for new ways to get working. Area job training centers and local colleges are humming with activity from those looking to gain an edge over stiff competition in this hurting economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    22. UMass undergrads to get $1,100 fee rebate

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 7 2009)

      Gov. Patrick dedicated federal stimulus funds to the university to help cover the rebate. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    23. Draft downtown Westfield revitalization plan unveiled at Westfield State College Downtown Art Gallery

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2009)

      Draft downtown Westfield revitalization plan unveiled at Westfield State College Downtown Art Gallery The riverfront area is to become more 'people-oriented.' (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Westfield State University

    24. Governor asked for funds to spur development

      Explore telegram.com FRONTPAGE (Aug 5 2009)

      FITCHBURG — Developer Christopher J. Iosua was frustrated with the answer Gov. Deval L. Patrick gave him yesterday when he asked if small businesses on Main Street would see any economic stimulus money to help spur business development downtown. Mr ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

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