1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. UMass President Jack Wilson announces 'substantial agreement' on Holyoke computer center

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2009)

      The decision about whether to build the center along the Holyoke canals is expected by Oct. 16. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson

    2. Cities' leaders back tax credits

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2009)

      BOSTON - Municipal leaders in Holyoke and Springfield on Wednesday asked state legislators to approve special tax credits to help smaller cities around the state participate when the economy improves. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Kathleen G. Anderson   Springfield   Holyoke

    3. Meals tax to rise in 30 Mass. communities

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 1 2009)

      BOSTON - Dining out is about to be a bit more expensive in Boston, Worcester, Springfield and 27 other cities and towns in Massachusetts. Those communities chose to institute... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Springfield College Opens Wellness Research Center

      Explore CBS 3 Springfield (Sep 30 2009)

      As health issues, such as obesity and nutrition become more significant, one local college hopes to make an impact with its new research center. An already active Springfield College is adding more weight to its program. The college has opened the Center for Wellness and Research in the recently built exercise science and wellness facilities. Faculty and supervised students will research health issues like chronic diseases, diet and nutrition. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield

    5. Springfield College unveils new $22 million athletic complex

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 30 2009)

      Springfield College unveils new $22 million athletic complex SPRINGFIELD - The future dawned bright for Springfield College today with the official opening of its $22 million athletic complex. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield   Dr. Richard Flynn

    6. Children thank Big Y execs

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 30 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - More than 100 children entertained their benefactors as living proof of how donations are being spent on city children during a recent event at the King Street Square One Childhood Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    7. U.S. Census bureau to open 2 new offices in Western Mass. to make sure everyone is counted next year

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 29 2009)

      U.S. Census bureau to open 2 new offices in Western Mass. to make sure everyone is counted next year The region’s two congressmen are especially interested in the federal census because its results are used to determine how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Amherst

    8. Westfield State College looking for partner to help locate a Barnes & Noble bookstore downtown

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 29 2009)

      Barnes & Noble is scheduled to open its on-campus bookstore Oct. 13. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Dr. Evan S. Dobelle

    9. Meal, room taxes rising

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 29 2009)

      BOSTON - A new local tax on restaurant meals takes effect in 30 communities across the state on Thursday, including 10 in Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. International listing boosts Big E status

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 29 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Eastern States Exposition continued Monday on a pace to break its all-time attendance record just as a trade association of tour bus operators put it on its list of "Internationally Known Events" with the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Calif., and the Indianapolis 500. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    11. Big E posts second best attendance numbers ever

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2009)

      Big E posts second best attendance numbers ever if the weather cooperates, the Big E could realize one of it's most successful runs ever, its top official said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Black chamber turns the page

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 28 2009)

      It's been just more than a year and Simply Divine Beauty Lounge at 607 Dickinson St. is going strong, a fact its owner credits to the New England Black Chamber of Commerce. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Holyoke

    13. Student count might tip census in Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2009)

      The state could lose a seat in Congress following the census. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Western New England University   Springfield

    14. Computer center decision anticipated

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 24 2009)

      Computer center decision anticipatedThe Republican - MassLive.comIn a meeting at Holyoke Community College, Eric Nakajima, a top economic development official in the Gov. Deval L. Patrick administration, said Holyoke ...and more » (Read Full Article)

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

    15. State seeks way to stem exodus of young folks

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 24 2009)

      State seeks way to stem exodus of young folksThe Republican - MassLive.comSPRINGFIELD - As rising numbers of young adults move out of state, officials have begun a campaign to find ways to make Massachusetts a ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield College   Springfield

    16. Picture framing shop settles into new home

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD - A picture framing shop and art gallery that logged 119 years in Springfield has settled into new digs here on Elm Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    17. Palmer lobbies for casino bill

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2009)

      Palmer lobbies for casino billThe Republican - MassLive.comWestern Massachusetts should be defined as Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties. A referendum should be held to gauge public sentiment about ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    18. MassMutual Named a 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Company --Company ...

      Explore cnbc.com (Sep 22 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept 22, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today it has been named one of the 2009 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, a recognition of its commitment to provide ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    19. Business expands for veterinarians

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 21 2009)

      Family owned East Springfield Veterinary Hospital expanded in 2006 and it is under construction again. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. State unveils new marketing Web portal

      Explore Boston Business Journal (Sep 18 2009)

      Looking to establish a forum for local businesses and people to talk about Massachusetts in a good light, state economic officials unveiled Thursday a new marketing and Web site featuring the “Massachusetts: It’s all here” slogan. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Allan W. Blair   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    21. Kerry announces federal funds for WMass

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Sep 18 2009)

      Senator John Kerry announced Friday that three Western Massachusetts initiatives will be getting a total of $750,000 in federal funding. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   John Kerry   Holyoke

    22. UMass financial spur urged

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 18 2009)

      At the first University of Massachusetts Faculty Senate meeting of the academic year, University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub Thursday called on the faculty's creativity to help boost the university's financial resources. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson   Amherst

    23. Boston Marketing Agency 451 Marketing Launches Massachusetts: It's All Here Website

      Explore news.yahoo.com (Sep 18 2009)

      Boston-Based Online Lead Generation and Public Relations Agency 451 Marketing Designs and Develops New Massachusetts Web Portal (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Massachusetts Office of Business Development

    24. Smith College completes $73M engineering lab

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 18 2009)

      Smith College completes $73M engineering lab Colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts are tightening their belts and struggling to make their budgets. Smith College has struggled like the rest, but it boasts a gleaming new reminder that, no matter what the economy, the teaching must go on. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Northampton

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