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    1. West Springfield seeks proposals for community block grants

      West Springfield seeks proposals for community block grants

      In June, the Baker administration awarded that amount to West Springfield for housing rehabilitation assistance for seven units, Gardner Street infrastructure improvements, code enforcement, creating a master plan for Merrick Neighborhood, support for family self-sufficiency and home-buyer programs, English for Speakers of Other Languages, camp scholarships and Head Start. The projects were among 41 in 59 different communities to receive a total of $32 million in Community Development Block Grants this year.

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    2. Creating value in Western Massachusetts and across the Commonwealth

      Creating value in Western Massachusetts and across the Commonwealth

      Governor Charlie Baker often says our economy is firing on all cylinders. Massachusetts currently has more people working than at any time in our history. Businesses continue to relocate, expand, and start up in the Commonwealth. And, we've benefitted from sustained job growth by adding more than 200,000 jobs since 2015.  Nearly every week, we are approached by an advanced manufacturer, a life sciences company, or tech firm who are eager to make Massachusetts their home, and in need of the space and talent to do it. The latter of which we have in abundance.

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    3. Neal, Lesser among 33 appointed to east-west rail advisory panel; Palmer gets a seat at...

      Neal, Lesser among 33 appointed to east-west rail advisory panel; Palmer gets a seat at...

      Western Massachusetts rail transit boosters U.S. Rep. Richard Neal state Sen. Eric Lesser are among a group of 33 people appointed to the state's east-west passenger rail study advisory committee, which will hold its first meeting on Dec. 18. The panel will be a sounding board for a rail proposal that could result in passenger service linking Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Boston. Although the final agenda is still being prepared, the state Department of Transportation said topics of discussion are likely to include the panel's role, a project overview, and discussion about the committee's and the ...

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    4. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, mountaineer help celebrate 'Women of Impact'

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, mountaineer help celebrate 'Women of Impact'

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito helped BusinessWest magazine and mountaineer Lei Wang -- the first Chinese woman and the first Asian-American to complete the Explorers Grand Slam -- to celebrate seven "Women of Impact" Thursday. Polito took the occasion to highlight her continued work on issues of women's economic and physical security. Look for a major public awareness campaign in the new year aimed at combating domestic violence. It'll be  the first time in decades the state will have done a similar education campaign in the media.

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    5. Irish lawmakers visit ICC of Western New England, tout importance of supporting Irish...

      Irish lawmakers visit ICC of Western New England, tout importance of supporting Irish...

      Irish parliamentary lawmakers stopped in West Springfield Thursday to get a firsthand look at how some of the more than $4 million Ireland has invested in U.S. groups is working to support and promote the country's culture in Western Massachusetts. Four members of Ireland's governing body -- a senator and three Teachta Dala -- visited the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, one of the organizations to receive Irish funding to support its arts, history and other educational efforts.

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    6. For sale: Springfield seeks bids, offers incentives for 2 city-owned houses

      For sale: Springfield seeks bids, offers incentives for 2 city-owned houses

      The city is offering incentives totaling up to $65,000 for the purchase and reuse of two historically significant, tax-foreclosed houses. The city is advertising for bids for the houses at 427 Bay St. and 74 Irvington St., offering funding assistance through the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The assistance is aimed at encouraging proposals and assisting with needed renovations, the city said.

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    7. HealthSouth changes its name to Encompass

      HealthSouth changes its name to Encompass

      HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts is changing its name to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts as part of a corporate rebranding. HealthSouth will host an Embrace Encompass event from from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 8. The event will be open to the public and will take place in the hospital cafeteria, 222 State St., Ludlow. Birmingham, Alabama-based HealthSouth Corp. launched its new name and brand on Jan. 1, 2018, according to a news release. It is transitioning 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 273 home health and hospice locations serving 36 states and Puerto Rico to the new ...

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    8. With CRRC in Springfield ready to deliver 1st MBTA Orange Line cars, China trade war worries loom

      With CRRC in Springfield ready to deliver 1st MBTA Orange Line cars, China trade war worries loom

      CRRC, the Chinese rail car manufacturer with a new factory in East Springfield, hopes the 90-day truce in the U.S.-China trade war announced this weekend turns into a lasting trade deal. But its still paying increased import duties of 25 percent imposed in July by the Trump Administration, CRRC spokeswoman Lydia Rivera said. And, according to the Associated Press, whether the truce is a breakthrough remains to be seen, with Trump tweeting his support for tariffs just a few days later. Rivera said CRRC has already asked the U.S. government for 16 tariff waivers in October and ...

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    9. SABIS students in Springfield honored for achievements at Princeton Model Congress in...

      SABIS students in Springfield honored for achievements at Princeton Model Congress in...

      SABIS Springfield students won eight awards in the competition, achieving a third-place victory in the overall competition. It is notable that the first place finisher was The Dalton School, where annual tuition is $48,450. Second place went to New York City's Trinity School where the annual tuition is $52,795.   In addition to the school's overall achievements, SABIS senior Jada Ficarra ran successfully for president of the Princeton Model Congress. Ficarra has worked hard for four years to make this dream a reality, according to organizers. 

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    10. MGM announces $1 million donation to scholarship program for children of employees

      MGM announces $1 million donation to scholarship program for children of employees

      MGM Resorts International announced a seven-figure investment this week in the education of employees' families.  The company will donate $1 million to the MGM Resorts Scholarship Program for Children of Employees. The donation will allow for the re-establishment of the program, which will offer scholarships up to $2,500 to children of full-time MGM employees starting in 2019.

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    11. Friendly's closes 6 restaurants, including Springfield and another Massachusetts location

      Friendly's closes 6 restaurants, including Springfield and another Massachusetts location

      Friendly's shut down a total of six restaurants in four states this weekend, a list that includes the Sumner Avenue location here in Springfield. The others are in Seekonk, Massachusetts; Bennington, Vermont; Rutland, Vermont; Dover, New Hampshire, and in East Greenbush, New York. East Greenbush is a suburb of Albany. Friendly's released the list Tuesday afternoon saying that it was eliminating under performing stores. "Over the past few years, we have identified and minimized the number of locations that no longer deliver the customer experience that we are working to create," Friendly's said in a news release ...

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    12. People in Business: Elms College names new Board of Trustees Members

      People in Business: Elms College names new Board of Trustees Members

      Chicopee - The board of trustees at College of Our Lady of the Elms have appointed a number of influential figures to be new members of the board. Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president/CEO of Western Mass Economic development Council: Before he became president and CEO of the EDC, Sullivan was Gov. Deval Patrick's top advisor and worked with all members of his cabinet to advance the administration's agenda. Prior to that, Sullivan served as secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, overseeing the commonwealth's six environmental, natural resource, and energy regulatory agencies: the departments ...

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    13. 110 Grill restaurant sets Holyoke Mall opening date, Saugus not far behind | masslive.com

      110 Grill restaurant sets Holyoke Mall opening date, Saugus not far behind | masslive.com

      The 110 Grill Restaurant will open Dec. 12 at Holyoke Mall, the chain announced this week.  The 180-seat restaurant is on the upper level near JCPenney. It will open at 4 p.m. serving lunch and dinner.  Based in Westford, 110 Grill has 16 locations in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire and recently bought the Evviva Cucina locations in Westford and Marlborough.

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    14. Saying Boston gets whatever it wants, WMass business leaders blast MassDOT's 'disrespect' of Greater Springfield politicians who want Interstate 91 viaduct buried

      Saying Boston gets whatever it wants, WMass business leaders blast MassDOT's 'disrespect' of Greater Springfield politicians who want Interstate 91 viaduct buried

      The Economic Development Council says the Massachusetts Department of Transportation disrespected local leaders this fall when it chose that cheaper option for the long-term future of the roadway. "If Marty Walsh walks into DOT and says, 'I want this alternative,' nobody says 'No, Mayor of Boston, stick it in your ear and go away.' The mayor of Springfield, not so much," Springfield lawyer Paul P. Nicolai said Friday in an interview. Nicolai is chairman of the EDC's infrastructure committee and one of the people who helped formulate the EDC's response to the transportation department's final report on ...

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    15. Westfield gets 1st community solar farm

      Westfield gets 1st community solar farm

      Green Street Power Partners will soon put online its 4.8-megawatt solar array at the intersection of Routes 10 and 202 with Summit Lock Road in Westfield. The company hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday. It'll be the fourth large-scale solar project in Westfield providing power to Westfield Gas & Electric and its customers, general manger Anthony Contrino said in interview this week. The rates Westfield Gas & Electric pays for the power are a confidential part of its contract with solar developer Green Street power, but he said the price is matched with market rates for power.

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    16. Berkshire Gas moratoriums in Franklin and Hampshire counties to continue indefinitely

      Berkshire Gas moratoriums in Franklin and Hampshire counties to continue indefinitely

      A four-year moratorium on new or expanded natural gas accounts in parts of Franklin and Hampshire counties won't be lifted any time soon. Berkshire Gas Co. president Karen Zink on Nov. 16 sent a letter to more than 300 people and businesses on a waiting list for service. The letter said the moratorium "will have to continue indefinitely due to the limitations on the capacity of the delivery system," and that investments to lift the moratorium would "drive our natural gas service rates well beyond those of competing fuels."

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    17. Demolition of former Peter Pan bus terminal in full swing

      Demolition of former Peter Pan bus terminal in full swing

      Demolition of the former Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal Building in downtown Springfield is in full swing.  After weeks of gutting the interior, crews with Associated Building Wreckers have begun tearing down the exterior walls. The bus terminal at 1776 Main St. had been a downtown mainstay since it opened in 1969.  With the opening of Union Station across the street, Peter Pan relocated its offices and bus operation to the new location.

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    18. Delaney's Market take-home meals from The Log Cabin coming to downtown Springfield, 3 other Massachusetts locations

      Delaney's Market take-home meals from The Log Cabin coming to downtown Springfield, 3 other Massachusetts locations

      Restaurateur Peter Rosskothen will expand his Delaney's Market take-home meal concept with a location on Main Street in downtown Springfield to open in early 2019. Rosskothen opened the first and at this point only Delaney's Market in the Longmeadow Shops in 2016. He said Thursday he has further plans to add more locations in Wilbraham, Westfield and at his Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road in Holyoke. The Wilbraham and Westfield locations are not done deals yet, he said.

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    19. Springfield gains, pursues state grants for park improvements

      Springfield gains, pursues state grants for park improvements

      The state recently awarded $200,000 to the city to create a walking trail at Ruth Elizabeth Park in Six Corners. The project will be part of a multiphase effort to create and improve trails and public access in several city parks. In addition, the city is awaiting a decision from the state on its application for a $400,000 grant for renovations and improvements at Emily Bill Park in lower Liberty Heights. State grants for parks are "extremely important," Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said.

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    20. State gives $30,000 boost to Springfield's C3 policing program

      State gives $30,000 boost to Springfield's C3 policing program

      The Springfield Police Department's C3 anti-gang and community policing program has received a $30,000 boost to help fund various youth initiatives within the city. Sen. James Welch, D-West Springfield, who secured the funding through a state budget amendment, announced the funding to the New North Citizen's Council late Thursday morning. The money will be shared between the C3 units in the North End, South End/Metro area, Mason Square area and the Forest Park neighborhood.

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    21. The Republican releases new book focused on City of Westfield celebrating 350 Years

      The Republican releases new book focused on City of Westfield celebrating 350 Years

      Did you know Westfield was a key stop in history in 1776 when Henry Knox rolled through the city with his train of cannon, oxen and men from Fort Ticonderoga in New York en route to Boston to take on the British? Did you know that a Wright Brothers biplane touched down in 1914 on a strip of land off Southampton Road? Do you remember the team of 14- and 15-year-old boys who played in the Babe Ruth World Series in California in 1992?

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    22. Boston-based developer expects to announce new retail tenant near MGM Springfield by end of year

      Boston-based developer expects to announce new retail tenant near MGM Springfield by end of year

       Developers Davenport Companies is in discussions with a retail tenant who might take up most of the Main Street-fronting space in its long-planned Davenport Square project near MGM Springfield. Charles Irving, principal with Boston-based Davenport, said recently that he expects to make a public announcement of the deal sometime before January. Davenport has long proposed an 11,000-square-foot multi-tenant building with parking to the rear on the site. The Head Start daycare facility is currently the only business on the property, occupying a section to the rear away from Main Street.

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