1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Chancellor opposes funding limits

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2009)

      BOSTON - The chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is rebuffing efforts by a state senator to prevent state money from being used on a proposed public law school at the Dartmouth campus. (Read Full Article)

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

    2. Charitable agencies alter financial model

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - In an economic climate that has been nothing short of catastrophic, charitable agencies have been forced to revamp fund-raising approaches, rethink business models and struggle to meet skyrocketing needs during the neediest season of the year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    3. Program aims to boost companies' Web presence

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 21 2009)

      Program aims to boost companies' Web presence The program uses search engine optimization techniques to put a local business' information at or near the top of the list of search results from Web search engines. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    4. Loans replant businesses

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Dec 18 2009)

      Loans replant businessesBerkshire EagleTwo-and-a-half years ago, Lopez hired Charlene Golonka as a loan officer, specifically to reach businesses in the Western Massachusetts region. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   TD Bank

    5. Giving jobs for teen yields good payback

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 18 2009)

      Giving jobs for teens yields good payback The Republican’s editorial on teen joblessness was right on target, especially the last sentence that reads, “Teenagers have a lot to offer, and it’s a real shame when young people who want to... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield City Council

    6. Massachusetts Appoints New Director To Broadband Institute

      Explore The Gov Monitor (Dec 18 2009)

      Massachusetts Appoints New Director To Broadband InstituteGov MonitorJudy is particularly well-suited to this implementation challenge, and those of us in western Massachusetts, where our digital divide is most acute, ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    7. Residents plead for lower tax rate

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 18 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - Members of the public told the City Council Thursday night that a proposed increase in the property tax rates for this fiscal year would create added hardships on homeowners and businesses already struggling in a recession. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Russell Denver   Springfield

    8. Budget forum focuses on tourism, housing

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 18 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The last of 19 community forums by the administration of Gov. Deval L. Patrick, held to enable citizens to weigh in on next year's budget, drew about 30 people Thursday night to the former visitors' center on Hall of Fame Avenue. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Six Flags New England

    9. Massachusetts jobless rate drops from 8.9% to 8.8%

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 18 2009)

      Massachusetts jobless rate drops from 8.9% to 8.8%MassLive.comSPRINGFIELD - Unemployment in Massachusetts fell last month to 8.8 percent from 8.9 percent in October, its second consecutive monthly drop, ...and more » (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. UMass Amherst machining partnership wins NSF grant

      Explore masshightech.com (Dec 18 2009)

      UMass Amherst machining partnership wins NSF grant The National Science Foundation has given a $600,000 grant to promote precision machining by establishing a partnership among the University of Massachusetts Amherst and industry groups. (Read Full Article)

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

    11. Mass. unemployment rate falls to 8.8% from a high of 9.3%

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2009)

      State Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Nancy L. Snyder said the recovery is still “sluggish.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    12. State deficit estimated at $3 billion

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2009)

      BOSTON - Gov. Deval L. Patrick's top fiscal aide on Wednesday gave a grim outlook for the state's finances, saying the budget deficit for next fiscal year could be as high as $3 billion and that "everything is on the table" for possible cuts, including state aid for cities and towns. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick

    13. Grant to boost machine jobs

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 17 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - When Edward T. Leyden, president of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, toured laboratories at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he said he saw things he thought were science fiction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    14. W. Side approves tax hike

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD - What a difference a week makes. After clashing with the Town Council on Dec. 7, Mayor Edward J. Gibson emerged a winner from the council's special meeting on Monday at the J. Edward Christian Municipal Building. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    15. UMass hears budget update

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2009)

      AMHERST - University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub and James V. Staros, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, have been talking with faculty in small groups to review the upcoming budget. (Read Full Article)

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

    16. Library has aids for job seekers

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 16 2009)

      CHICOPEE - Based on the economy and job losses, Chicopee Public Library has taken the lead to become a source for job seekers through a new Career Self-Help Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    17. Springfield to begin search for energy conservation manager

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 15 2009)

      The new job will pay $42,568 to $54,274 a year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    18. Pioneer Valley job market declines slightly faster than other metropolitan areas

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      Springfield shares the middle fifth rankings with Boston, Worcester and New Haven and Hartford. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    19. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick cutting $2.4 million for program that helps people with severe mental illness

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      Cutting funds for the Program for Assertive Community Treatment in Springfield and Chelsea, however, is expected to save 84 other jobs in the mental health sector. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    20. Western Mass. projects funded in spending bill

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The $446.8 billion federal spending bill passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives includes $13.9 million in funding for Western Massachusetts projects, officials said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    21. Bing Arts Center fund raising restarted

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - A local nonprofit group has renewed its fund-raising efforts for the Bing Arts Center in Forest Park to assist with operational costs and equipment as it prepares for its official opening in the spring. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Hampden Bank

    22. UMass trustees OK public law school

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2009)

      BOSTON - Trustees of the University of Massachusetts voted by a wide margin on Thursday to approve creation of the state's first public law school, despite concerns of critics that it could take money away from other campuses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    23. Jobs subject of budget talk

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2009)

      Jobs subject of budget talkMassLive.comThat hearing will be hosted by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki. On Monday, the first session in Springfield, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    24. State, town to work on defunct school

      Explore Amherst Bulletin (Dec 10 2009)

      State, town to work on defunct schoolAmherst BulletinSample contracts with Springfield and Chicopee will be forwarded to the EDIC, said Richard Henderson, executive vice president for real estate for ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Northampton

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