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    1. Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square

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      Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square

      “It’s a big day for Springfield,” said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer. “It’s very important to the revitalization, the vitality of downtown, to bring college-aged students down here. It will do a world of good for the downtown. We’re very excited.

      “Springfield is on the way back and this is really a big step,” Kennedy said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    2. Pafumi Motors in Springfield's Indian Orchard section moves as Family Dollar adds locations

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      Pafumi Motors in Springfield's Indian Orchard section moves as Family Dollar adds locations

      Pafumi Motors in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield is moving three doors down and across Main Street to make way as discount-retailer Family Dollar continues its local expansion. Pafumi Motors has temporary quarters nearby at Nick's Auto Body at 390 Main St. Construction has already begun on the department store, which could open as early as June.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    3. Living Local offers 'It's in the Bag' promotion to support Western Massachusetts businesses | masslive.com

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      Living Local offers 'It's in the Bag' promotion to support Western Massachusetts businesses | masslive.com

      Living Local, a Western Massachusetts-based group of independently owned businesses, is gearing up for the holidays with a promotion for customers.  The businesses, now totaling more than 50, are participating in “It’s in the Bag!” on Nov. 16, offering customers new and old an opportunity to take advantage of special offers, events or discounts.  For $5, customers can purchase the brightly colored, reusable shopping bag with the Living Local logo. Inside the bag will be information and promotional materials from all participating businesses, such as discounts on products and services.

      Examples of promotions include 20 percent off any toy ...

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    4. Cinda Jones hopes to lure satellite Atkins Farms market to new building in North Amherst

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      Cinda Jones hopes to lure satellite Atkins Farms market to new building in North Amherst

      The owner of Atkins Farms Country Market is again considering opening a second shop in North Amherst in a new building owned by WD Cowls. Two years ago, Atkins Farms officials were considering opening a second market in the former Cowls sawmill building in North Amherst but decided against it because they were in involved in a number of projects at their South Amherst store.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    5. Big Y completes $1.4 million in renovations to North Adams, Adams stores

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      Big Y completes $1.4 million in renovations to North Adams, Adams stores

      Big Y Foods Inc. has completed renovations at its two stores in northern Berkshire County. Big Y recently invested more than $1.4 million in its stores at 45 Veterans Memorial Ave. in North Adams and at 1 Myrtle St. in Adams. Both stores have been serving their communities as Big Y's since 1984.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    6. Former Union Station restaurant in Northampton to be home to new sports bar

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      Former Union Station restaurant in Northampton to be home to new sports bar

      Jeremiah Micka, who bought the one-time train station from Matthew Pitoniak with partners David Fortier and John Rhoades, said the Platform Sports Bar should be open for business by mid-January or early February. The bar, which will be located on the north side of the building, was once an open platform, Micka said, thus the name. The rest of the building will be turned into a 200-seat banquet hall. That part of the project will not be completed until early summer, Micka said.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    7. Luxe Burger Bar opening in Springfield in December, promises transformation of old Visitors Information Center on riverfront

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      Luxe Burger Bar opening in Springfield in December, promises transformation of old Visitors Information Center on riverfront

      The former Visitors Information Center at 1200 Hall of Fame Ave. was built to grab people's attention; it was not built for serving food. But by the time Luxe Burger Bar opens in early December it will do both, said restaurateur John Elkhay. Elkhay and Tom Cox of Chicopee-based Gardner Construction Industrial Services described last week how the building's tower, visible from Interstate 91, will soon be home to a suspended lighted sculpture with a 30-foot-long fabric wave. The fabric, besides being eye-catching, will serve as a noise baffle to dampen echoes in the glassed-in space where a ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Basketball Hall of Fame

    8. Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax in Massachusetts, but will it matter to consumers?

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      Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax in Massachusetts, but will it matter to consumers?

      Amazon and the state struck the bargain to start collecting tax here about a year ago after the company established a physical presence here in the state with research offices in Cambridge and bought robotics company Kiva System in Woburn for $775 million. Amazon recently advertised for 50 new employees and has promised to create hundreds of new jobs in the state in the next few years.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Western New England University   Springfield

    9. Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

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      Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

      “Big Y has long been dedicated to the education of the children in the communities we serve,” said Michele D’Amour, education partnership administrator. “The Education Express Program enables us to harness the power of our community and our shoppers to provide our local schools with the tools necessary to help educate tomorrow’s leaders.”

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    10. Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

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      Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

      A program run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston called Working Cities Challenge could provide much as $700,000 in grant money on the table to help Springfield develop a full-line supermarket and bring fresh produce to the "food desert" neighborhoods surrounding Mason Square.

      "We are also hoping to do some workforce development if we get the Working Cities grant," said A. John “Jay” Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, a public-private group  focused on economic development in the city.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    11. Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

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      Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

      Mama Iguana's owner Claudio Guerra said Monday the concept behind his Springfield restaurant, and his execution of that concept, led to the restaurant's demise, not a general reluctance to dine out in the city.  'I'm the first to admit that I goofed,' Guerra, who rented the site from developer Peter Pappas, said. 'But I know that the right concept, executed well, would succeed there. It's a great location.'

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Basketball Hall of Fame

    12. Making a Scene | BusinessWest

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      Making a Scene | BusinessWest

      Recognizing the economic-development potential of the arts, in 2011 Easthampton designated ECA a city committee. Today, it’s funded through the municipal budget, state grants, and private donations, and Maxey works out of the remodeled former town hall, along with a few other creative businesses.  Jean-Pierre Pache was the first tenant in the remodeled building, moving Eastmont Custom Framing — a business he started in 2001 — as well as a small art studio, to the historic property. As one of the more than 240 artists active with ECA, he said he has seen the town’s creative community boost more than ...

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    13. Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

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      Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co. are joining forces to develop their own convenience store brand featuring fuel called 'Big Y Express' with the first store to open sometime this fall in Lee, off exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.  The partnership marks the latest alliance between the two longtime Springfield-based businesses, and represents Big Y's first foray into the vehicle fueling market, following grocery competitors such as Stop & Shop and large warehouse clubs like Costco.

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    14. Big Y Foods, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to form new brand of convenience store | masslive

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      Big Y Foods, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to form new brand of convenience store | masslive

      Big Y Foods, Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co., Inc., have announced a partnership to develop their own brand of convenience stores with fuel under the name Big Y Express. The first facility will open in this fall in Lee at Exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods

    15. Big Y pulls out of Holyoke project, citing 'increasing costs' and 'unforeseen conditions'

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      Big Y pulls out of Holyoke project, citing 'increasing costs' and 'unforeseen conditions'

      Big Y Foods Inc. will not move forward with plans for a supermarket in Holyoke. "Economic conditions as well as increasing costs due to time and unforeseen conditions have altered the business model for their proposed location at the former Atlas-Copco site located on the northeast side of the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Lower Westfield Road," the chain wrote in an emailed news release Wednesday. "Coupled with the slow economic recovery and uncertainty in the region, the proposed site no longer fits with the company's long term objectives."

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    16. Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

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      Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

      One of the unusual things about Yankee Candle Co. is that the retail chain actually makes the bulk of its products that it sells, right here in Massachusetts. That’s not going to change, Yankee Candle CEO Harlan Kent tells me, at least not anytime soon now that the company is about to change hands.  “I don’t think that’s going to change going forward,” Kent says. “We have a world class, very competitive candle manufacturing operations here. We think the benefits of it are significant.”  Chicago private equity firm Madison Dearborn has reached a $1.75 billion deal ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle Co.   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    17. Jarden buying Yankee Candle for about $1.75B | masslive

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      Jarden buying Yankee Candle for about $1.75B | masslive

      Jarden Corp. founder and CEO Martin Franklin said in a statement Tuesday that this is the Rye, N.Y.-based company's first significant acquisition since April 2010.  Yankee Candle President and CEO Harlan Kent said the buyout gives Yankee Candle the resources and scale to strengthen its existing product development and distribution capabilities.  Yankee Candle will become a part of Jarden's branded consumables division, which will now make up about 35 percent of the company's total sales.

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    18. Big Y completes Ludlow renovation

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      Big Y completes Ludlow renovation

      Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the renovations at their Ludlow World Class Market at 433 Center St. The $1.3 million renovation effort began in May and included renovations in all departments, including a completely renovated bakery, take out foods, international deli, seafood and meat departments. The 56,218-square-foot store opened in 1970 and was last updated in 2001.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. Family Wireless shuts down, cites conflict with Verizon

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      Family Wireless shuts down, cites conflict with Verizon

      The locally owned Family Wireless chain of cellphone stores has shut down, claiming carrier Verizon won't provide it with enough options and products to sell customers.  'We cannot survive on the meager options Verizon has left us with,' a voice on the company's voice-mail system said Monday. Without Verizon the business cannot provide wireless service.  Verizon issued a statement denying any role in the decision by Family Wireless to close and stating it has a current contract with the business.  Family Wireless operates six locations, with stores in Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Lee, South Hadley, Southwick and Westfield.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield

    20. Lia Auto Group opens Lia Kia on King Street in Northampton

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      Lia Auto Group opens Lia Kia on King Street in Northampton

      The Lia Auto Group, which includes 17 dealerships in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, has announced the opening of Lia Kia. The dealership, located at 263 King Street in Northampton, opened July 25. It is the former Agway location. Now through August 31st, the Northampton Kia dealership is running a grand opening giveaway. Customers can walk in and enter to win a three year lease on a brand new 2013 Kia Optima. People can also enter by visiting www.LiaKiaOfNorthampton.com

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    21. TommyCar dealership building continues at old Kollmorgen site in Northampton; environmental tests clear project

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      TommyCar dealership building continues at old Kollmorgen site in Northampton; environmental tests clear project

      TommyCar Automotive Group bought the five-acre lot last year for $1.8 million, demolished the Kollmorgen building and is constructing Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships there. The state Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week after workers reported smelling fumes at an excavation site. O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, an environmental company from Springfield, was brought in to take soil samples.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    22. Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

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      Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

      TommyCar Auto Group, which also owns car dealerships in Hadley and Greenfield, bought the five-acre parcel last year for $1.8 million. It is moving its Volkswagen dealership to the site from around the corner on Damon Road and adding a new Hyundai dealership on the property. Both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week to investigate a report that several workers smelled fumes coming from an excavation site and that the fumes made one of them ill. The Northampton Fire Department has ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    23. Walmart announces plans for Holyoke store

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      Walmart announces plans for Holyoke store

      Walmart ended the speculation Tuesday and announced that it is the mystery retailer planning to build at 222 Whiting Farms Rd., between Autumn and Lynch Drives. Company spokesman Chris Buchanan said Walmart is currently finalizing its traffic plans to submit to the city at some point this summer. Those plans will be publicly available for review.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    24. Another hearing scheduled in Stop & Shop vs. Cernak Buick lawsuit over proposed Easthampton supermarket

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      Another hearing scheduled in Stop & Shop vs. Cernak Buick lawsuit over proposed Easthampton supermarket

      Lawyers involved in the more than three-year-old Stop & Shop-Cernak lawsuit will be back in court Thursday, bringing an old matter back before Judge Bertha D. Josephson. In March, Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder ruled that there was no violation of due process during Planning Board proceedings, but in April he scheduled the new hearing on the first count of the lawsuit, which argues that the Planning Board's decision to issue the permit to Stop & Shop in January 2010 was "arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law."

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

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