1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. Work scheduled for restoration of historic street lamps in Springfield's Court Square

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 28 2009)

      Springfield also plans to repair and restore the front steps and plaza of Symphony Hall. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    2. Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick agrees to restore $18 million in cuts to regional school transportation

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 28 2009)

      Patrick had under estimated the effects of cutting state aid for transportation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Amherst

    3. JA of Western Mass earns grant from Pitney Bowes Foundation

      Explore The Reminder Online (Dec 28 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - The Pitney Bowes Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to Junior Achievement (JA) of Western Massachusetts to sponsor 15 JA America Works programs in Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield College   TD Bank

    4. AIC looks west to attract students - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 28 2009)

      Chicopee/Holyoke News - MassLive.com (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   Chicopee

    5. More People Moving To Mass. For 1st Time In Years

      Explore wbztv.com (Dec 25 2009)

      An exodus from Massachusetts that has stretched across two decades is showing signs of ending. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst

    6. Students design 'green' school

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 24 2009)

      Students are creating environmentally friendly designs for key areas of their school. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield

    7. Grants boost community health centers in Springfield, Turners Falls and Worthington

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 24 2009)

      The quasi-public state Health and Educational Foundation Authority distributed grants to 14 health centers across the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. EDC disappointed to lose Danielle Paine

      Explore From the EDC (Dec 24 2009)

      To all of the recipients of the EDC’s Daily News, I have enjoyed working with and meeting so many of you over the past two and one half years as Manager of Communications for the Western Mass EDC. We have come a long way in communicating with the local business community in my tenure here and I am (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    9. Lioness Group made Kiley school partner

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 23 2009)

      The Lioness Group recently became a school partner with M. Marcus Kiley Middle School. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Springfield's unemployment rate drops slightly in November

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 22 2009)

      Springfield's unemployment rate was the ninth highest in the state, according to local unemployment numbers released Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Palmer   Springfield

    11. Non-profits, businesses lobby for funding

      Explore The Reminder Online (Dec 22 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD -- Advocates seeking funding for local tourism marketing efforts and housing for the poor were among those offering testimony at a budget hearing last week presided over by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki. (Read Full Article)

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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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