1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Officials unveil master plan

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 10 2009)

      WESTFIELD - A new master plan for revitalization of the city's downtown will require little government intervention but continued public support if its recommendations are to be realized, organizers say. (Read Full Article)

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

    2. B'Shara's Restaurant in West Springfield closes

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 9 2009)

      The eatery originated in Springfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    3. Marie Grady: Springfield Institute aims to help city reinvent itself

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 9 2009)

      In a warren of offices in downtown Springfield, the seeds of hope are as verdant as the tall tropical plant that rises up from a tiny indoor atrium beyond the basement window. Incongruous, it seems to spring from glass and concrete. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College

    4. 10,000 Mass. residents expected to exhaust unemployment benefits by end of month

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2009)

      2,500 residents had exhausted their benefits by the end of last month. (Read Full Article)

    5. Health plans, business groupssay proposal would cut costs

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2009)

      A consortium of health plans and business groups are pushing a plan they say could cut health-care premiums charged to small businesses by as much as 22 percent. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Westfield

    6. Arts on Green 'just awesome'

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 8 2009)

      The close of the 6th annual Westfield Arts on the Green festival Monday will give the non-profit artists group time to regroup and begin planning for 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    7. Colleges make green choices

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 7 2009)

      Colleges make green choices With the threat of rising energy costs and the availability of stimulus funds and tax incentives, colleges and universities have spent the summer making their dorms and classrooms more eco-friendly. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    8. BCC receives grant to bring green energy program to Fall River

      Explore Home - Fall River, MA - The Herald News (Sep 4 2009)

      BCC receives grant to bring green energy program to Fall RiverFall River Herald NewsThe $197000 grant, one of six awarded by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, will add to BCC's growing environmental programs and efforts, which include ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    9. UMass, towns praise bond

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 4 2009)

      Over a breakfast of locally produced eggs and fruit, personally prepared omelets, and breads and pastries of all kinds, members of the University of Massachusetts community joined with officials and residents of neighboring towns to celebrate the new academic year and growing town-gown relationships. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Dr. Robert C. Holub

    10. Auto sales cited in rise of state tax collections

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 4 2009)

      State tax collections in August rose above projections for the month, aided partly by the increased sales tax on auto purchases and the federal Cash for Clunkers program. (Read Full Article)

    11. Company begins work on new Suffield facility

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 3 2009)

      A 20-year-old nutritional supplements company based in East Windsor has broken ground on a new 23,000-square-foot facility in Suffield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Westfield

    12. Dispatch center grant awarded

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 3 2009)

      AMHERST - If the town and partner communities decide to proceed with a regional dispatch center, the state has awarded the project a $735,000 grant for pre-construction and design costs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Center relocation delayed

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 3 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The relocation of the William C. Sullivan Visitor Information Center to the nearby Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, initially planned last November, is now anticipated in late-September following the hall's enshrinement ceremony. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    14. State Street tour set for Sept. 12

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 2 2009)

      Brian Connors, deputy director of Springfield's Office of Planning & Economic Development and a member of the Springfield Preservation Trust, will lead a walking tour focused on the State Street corridor on Sept. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The tour will begin at the Springfield Museums. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield

    15. I Party For Work

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 2 2009)

      (Springfield, MA) -- If you are looking for work then it is time to party. Thats right, the job search now includes partying for job leads. Call it hyper-social networking. Embedded video from CNN Video... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Kevin E. Lynn

    16. First meal, hotel tax date passes

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 1 2009)

      Only seven Pioneer Valley communities, including Springfield and Northampton, opted for the state's new 0.75 percent local option meals tax by the Monday deadline. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Agawam rates high in report

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 31 2009)

      A policy center at Northeastern University in Boston has issued a highly favorable critique of Agawam as part of the city's own economic development study. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    18. Former state school proposal due

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 31 2009)

      The quasi-public MassDevelopment team that has studied the former Belchertown State School property will present its recommendations Sept. 8 on how the town should proceed with attracting commercial development to the site. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment

    19. Enrollment soars at area community colleges

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 31 2009)

      Enrollment soars at area community colleges Young students are trying to avoid rising college tuition prices and older people are looking for new job skills. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    20. New local-option tax available

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 30 2009)

      Only a handful of cities and towns have moved so far to take advantage of new local-option taxes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Economic engine

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 30 2009)

      University of Massachusetts researcher George Huber's discovery of a revolutionary technology that turns sawdust and other waste biomass into gasoline, diesel fuel and heating oil could provide a new engine for Springfield's economic growth. Startup company, Anellotech, which has... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Small excise tax boost expected in Western Mass. from 'cash for clunkers' program

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2009)

      Small excise tax boost expected in Western Mass. from 'cash for clunkers' program The program provided $64. 8 million in rebates in Massachusetts, according to the federal government. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    23. New online business directory promotes Mass. economy

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 27 2009)

      New online business directory promotes Mass. economy An online directory promoting Massachusetts businesses is being unveiled today by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts and Massachusetts: It’s All Here, a public-private marketing campaign for the state. The directory initiative was announced this morning at Roxbury Technology by Gregory Bialecki, Secretary of Housing & Economic Development; Richard Lord, CEO of AIM; and Elizabeth ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Gregory P. Bialecki

    24. Jobless rate jumps in area

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 27 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - Unemployment in Springfield and Holyoke surpassed 12 percent in July, causing the cities to be ranked fifth and fourth in the state, respectively, in residents without jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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