1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. Northampton business leaders see opportunities in downtown's vacant storefronts

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 26 2009)

      Any improvement in the city's economy will come slowly, merchants say (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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