1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Seasonal hiring drives Springfield's unemployment rate down

      Explore masslive.com (May 26 2009)

      Seasonal hiring drives Springfield's unemployment rate down An official with the state Division of Unemployment Assistance said about 1,000 more people were employed in April than in March. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Greenfield

    2. State puts wind in new generating plans' sails

      Explore Boston Business Journal (May 26 2009)

      State puts wind in new generating plans' sails State puts wind in new generating plans' sailsBoston Business Journal,  USAThe state's image has been tarnished by lengthy fights to site developments, mainly in western Massachusetts. For example, the Hoosac Wind project, a 30 MW development proposed by Iberdrola SA, has been in the permitting process for nearly eight years, ... (Read Full Article)

    3. Verizon presses for bill to speed fiber-optic cable licensing in ...

      Explore masslive.com (May 25 2009)

      Hoping to expand its fiber-optic cable service more rapidly across the state, Verizon is pushing for passage of a measure in the state Legislature aimed at streamlining the licensing process. Saying it takes an average of a year to get the approvals ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Northampton   The Republican

    4. Consumer Confidence in Mass. may be negative, but it jumped 26 points last month

      Explore masslive.com (May 22 2009)

      Consumer Confidence in Mass. may be negative, but it jumped 26 points last month It is the highest consumer confidence level since late 2007. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    5. Cisco team to build relationships with New England companies

      Explore masshightech.com (May 22 2009)

      Cisco team to build relationships with New England companies This month, Cisco took its most significant step toward integretating itself into the New England community, quietly launching a six-person team focused on developing business relationships with New England-based companies specializing in five technology areas: collaboration, mobility, security, video networking and data center/virtualization. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    6. Mass. unemployment rate climbs to 8% - highest level since 1993 - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2009)

      Mass. unemployment rate climbs to 8% - highest level since 1993 - The Republican by The Republican Newsroom By JIM KINNEY SPRINGFIELD - Massachusetts unemployment rose to 8 percent in April from 7.7 percent in March, but the pace of job losses and home foreclosures appear to be slowing. Massachusetts lost 12100 jobs in April ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    7. More than 100 health care graduates are honored at Springfield Technical Community College

      Explore masslive.com (May 20 2009)

      The pinning ceremony represents the transformation from student to health care professional. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    8. MassMutual Financial Group lays off 58 employees from retirement income business

      Explore masslive.com (May 20 2009)

      The $500 billion company has laid off 176 workers this spring (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. Holyoke Medical Center wins preliminary approval to build 4-story medical office building

      Explore masslive.com (May 20 2009)

      The center currently employs more than 1,300 people. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    10. Better Business Bureau office in Chicopee to close, consolidate operations in Worcester

      Explore masslive.com (May 19 2009)

      Better Business Bureau office in Chicopee to close, consolidate operations in Worcester Springfield and Worcester had separate Better Business Bureaus until they merged in 1999. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    11. Market Show and Sec. of Housing & Economic Development bring good news

      Explore The Reminder Online (May 19 2009)

      Market Show and Sec. of Housing & Economic Development bring good news SPRINGFIELD There was good news and sort of good news at this year's Business Market Show. The definite good news is that more businesses had more booths this year at the annual event that showcases businesses from Western Massachusetts and their goods and services. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual Center   Russell Denver

    12. Organizations to offer enticement to encourage people to buy homes in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (May 19 2009)

      'Buy Springfield Now' is modeled after a similar program being offered in Worcester. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    13. Study says Springfield has saved millions of dollars on health care costs

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2009)

      The city joined the state-run Group Insurance Commission in January 2007. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield

    14. State oversight to continue in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2009)

      By MIKE PLAISANCE mplaisance@repub.com SPRINGFIELD - The state will maintain a presence in city finances even after the June 30 departure of the state-appointed Springfield Finance Control Board, councilors were told Monday. Specifically, whomever is appointed to the new... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Country Squire furniture store in Agawam going out of business

      Explore masslive.com (May 18 2009)

      Country Squire furniture store in Agawam going out of business Its sister business, Cooper's Curtains & Gifts Country, will remain open. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    16. MA economy gets bump from gay marriage

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 17 2009)

      A study says the over 12,000 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since 2004 have pumped over $111 million into the state's economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    17. UMass reorganization narrowly approved

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 15 2009)

      The Faculty Senate at the University of Massachusetts has narrowly approved creation of a College of Natural Sciences on the Amherst campus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    18. Arts grants aid sites in WMass

      Explore masslive.com (May 14 2009)

      A state official pointed out that the money for the grants was allocated last year and is not part of the 2010 budget. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    19. Senate Faculty OKs College of Natural Sciences at UMass

      Explore masslive.com (May 14 2009)

      The Board of Trustees will vote on the reorganization plan next month. (Read Full Article)

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

    20. Springfield City Council tables consideration of Mayor Sarno's proposed $529.5 million budget

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2009)

      Springfield City Council tables consideration of Mayor Sarno's proposed $529.5 million budget The majority said voting didn't make sense with deeper state funding cuts possible. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    21. Economic development secretary tells Springfield area chamber he sees positive signs in Mass. economy

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2009)

      Economic development secretary tells Springfield area chamber he sees positive signs in Mass. economy Gregory Bialecki said he does not expect to see any casino legislation until the fall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    22. Retail project faces delay

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - A proposed $45 million shopping center at the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. property in East Springfield is delayed, triggered, in part, by the poor economy. Packard Development of Newton is proposing the shopping center on the 41-acre parcel on Page Boulevard. When announced in March of 2008, the company anticipated approximately 20 stores including discount department stores, neighborhood convenience stores and two restaurants. The retail center was expected to cover 450,000 square feet, and create between 700 and 800 permanent retail jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield

    23. MassMutual adding agents

      Explore The Buffalo News (May 9 2009)

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. is on a push to hire 2,000 more agents nationwide, including about 20 positions at its agency in Buffalo, in response to surging consumer demand for financial planning and products. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    24. The Reminder Online - McCary to build synergy between OABA, Eastern States Exposition

      Explore The Reminder Online (May 8 2009)

      WEST SPRINGFIELD -- Newly elected chair of the Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA) Wayne McCary, president of Eastern States Exposition, plans to build a synergy between the two industries to yield a prosperous relationship during his one-year appointment. "It's really always been a marriage [between the OABA and The Big E]," McCa... (Read Full Article)

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