1. Articles in category: Education

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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)

    5. Pioneer Valley tourist industry seeking new ways to attract visitors to Western Mass.

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2009)

      Pioneer Valley tourist industry seeking new ways to attract visitors to Western Mass. About 150 people attended a "Tourism Trends" seminar Wednesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Greenfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    6. UMass can help city of Springfield - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2009)

      We have long advocated for expanded involvement of UMass-Amherst in Springfield. As one of 11 Massachusetts' "gateway cities" identified by economic development officials, Springfield has seen its fortunes decline as old industries died out and new ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    7. Insurance companies are looking for workers

      Explore HeraldTribune.com (May 6 2009)

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. -- and other insurance players -- are looking to hire new agents in the region. "We're recruiting dozens of new agents right now and we're working hard to attract top talent," Scott Rich, vice president of field ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    8. Northampton Pride March attracts estimated 10,000

      Explore masslive.com (May 2 2009)

      Northampton Pride March attracts estimated 10,000 The 28th annual Pride March & Rally drew repeat participants and newcomers as well. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton

    9. Springfield ranks high for biotech readiness - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (May 1 2009)

      The Republican - MassLive.com, MA - (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Baystate Health

    10. Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help

      Explore masshightech.com (May 1 2009)

      Community colleges tackle tech education with federal help Rapidly evolving technology, low minority and female participation, youth apathy, and the gulf between an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s are straining science, technology, engineering and math education at the community college level. Rather than buckle under, local community colleges are using funds from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to solve their problems. (Read Full Article)

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

    11. Massachusetts Biotechnology Council gives Springfield high rating for companies looking to set up laboratories or factories

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2009)

      Massachusetts Biotechnology Council gives Springfield high rating for companies looking to set up laboratories or factories Springfield was one of 17 cities in the state placed in the most-ready category. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Biotechnology Council   Baystate Health

    12. Mass. to build wind turbine along Turnpike - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Apr 29 2009)

      BOSTON — State energy and transportation officials are planning to install a wind turbine in western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    13. Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2009)

      Pilot Qteros biofuels plant in Springfield may have future creating ethanol microbes - MassLive.com Get Western Massachusetts breaking news, comment on the news, see photos and videos, and join the forum discussions at MassLive.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    14. The list: The Bay State's $8.4B wish list

      Explore Boston Business Journal (Apr 28 2009)

      The following is a list of the 1,739 "shovel ready" projects valued at roughly $8.4 billion the commonwealth submitted for consideration under the federal government's $789 billion stimulus plan. Project title — City/ Town — Total Federal Act ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massport   Holyoke Community College

    15. Microbe factory future pitched

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 28 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - A pilot biofuels plant planned for an Indian Orchard site this year could be expanded with federal and state support to create unique microbes that produce ethanol. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    16. UMass Researcher Sees Dollar Signs

      Explore Mass Media (Apr 27 2009)

      UMass Researcher Sees Dollar Signs This year UMass President Jack Wilson awarded $175,000 partitioned in seven $25,000 grants to UMass researchers to turn technologies developed at UMass labs into commercial products. These grants were awarded through the Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Properties (CVIP) Technology Development Fund created by Wilson in 2004. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Jack Wilson   Amherst

    17. Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2009)

      Students in Springfield College's AmeriCorps program pleased by community service bill signed by President Obama Lemanis isn't a football groupie, she is an AmeriCorps volunteer assigned to mentor the Putnam team for 900 hours this year. In return she is receiving a $640 monthly stipend and will receive a $2,362 voucher she can use to pay student loans or for other education expenses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield   Holyoke

    18. Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 21 2009)

      Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in March - The Republican Unemployment rate in Western Mass. dropped slightly in MarchThe Republican - MassLive.com, MAIt was 2.7 percent a year ago, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. (Click on image to enlarge.)This above chart shows the unemployment rate for this March and February in comparison with ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    19. Northampton merchants opt out Business Improvement District proposed for downtown

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 21 2009)

      Northampton merchants opt out Business Improvement District proposed for downtown The city is facing a lawsuit filed over the planned district. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton

    20. Employers saved from extra cost

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 21 2009)

      SPRINGFIELD - Federal money flowing into the state's unemployment trust fund will mean that Massachusetts employers will avoid paying an additional $150 million into the system in 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Small business money's tight - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 20 2009)

      By JIM KINNEY WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund has more than $1 million in small business loan applications and just $300000 left to loan out from a fund that started at more than $3 million. The agency is getting as many as ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield   Common Capital

    22. State’s employers shed an estimated 20,300 jobs in March

      Explore Wicked Local Blog (Apr 17 2009)

      The state’s employers shaved another 20,300 jobs from their payrolls in March as the Massachusetts unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    23. Mass. jobless rate rises - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 17 2009)

      By JIM KINNEY SPRINGFIELD - Massachusetts lost 20300 jobs in March, nudging the unemployment rate up to 7.8 percent from 7.7 percent in February. In the last year, the state has lost 105700 jobs, or 3.2 percent from the 3.3 million jobs that existed in ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. Federal stimulus funds reduce threats of layoffs, student fee ... - The Republican

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 13 2009)

      Federal stimulus funds reduce threats of layoffs, student fee ...The Republican - MassLive.com, MAby The Republican Newsroom By DIANE LEDERMAN AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts is looking at cuts of $10 million, not the $46 million as previously feared. That means most, if not all lecturers who had been notified they might lose their jobs, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski   Amherst

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