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    1. Big Y extends price freeze on 15,000 items to Sept. 2

      Big Y extends price freeze on 15,000 items to Sept. 2

      Big Y World Class Market has extended its price freeze from 10,000 to 15,000 everyday grocery items and until Sept. 2. Springfield-based Big Y said prices could go down and sales will continue. Big Y operates 71 supermarkets throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. “When we announced our first price freeze, we heard from over 5,000 customers who indicated how important this action is to them,” said Michael D’Amour, chief operating officer for Big Y, in a statement. “These remain uncharted times, so we feel this is another way we can help our customers and the community.”

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    2. ‘It’s the biggest challenge our industry has ever faced’: MGM Springfield reopens casino, looks to renegotiate deal with city

      ‘It’s the biggest challenge our industry has ever faced’: MGM Springfield reopens casino, looks to renegotiate deal with city

      Two years ago, the media tours of MGM Springfield focused on the decor — Edison bulbs in the light fixtures, dark woodwork to carry on the antique look — and local touches of Springfield memorabilia on display in a $960 million casino decades in the making. This week, the MGM media tour focused on handwashing stations, places where customers can grab a free but mandatory face mask, and plexiglass shields that make some gaming tables look like salad bars.

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    3. West Springfield Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet will not reopen post COVID-19

      West Springfield Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet will not reopen post COVID-19

      The Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet at 440 Westfield St. will not reopen from its coronavirus shutdown, according to a social media post from its manager. The shop has been removed from a list of Massachusetts Freihofer’s shops on the website of parent company Bimbo Bakeries USA, which has a regional headquarters and distribution center in Chicopee.

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    4. Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants

      Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants

      National Endowment of the Humanities grants totaling $135,000 for 26 organizations in Greater Springfield and the Berkshires were announced on Friday. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, who represents 87 cities and towns that make up the First Congressional District, announced the grants with Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles. Fourteen grants were earmarked to cultural organizations in Berkshire County and totaled $72,500.

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    5. People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      Baystate Health announces the appointment of Marion A. McGowan, BSN, MPM, PhD as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She is President and CEO of Health New England, and SVP for Payer Innovation at Baystate Health. Marion’s successes during her professional healthcare career, from her start as a staff nurse to her continually expanding, impactful and engaging leadership roles overseeing strategy development, operations, service models, value based payments and population health, position her ideally for this new role. Prior to joining Baystate Health, Marion served as Chief Clinical Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President of Population Health at UPMC ...

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    6. ‘This is where we had to be’: Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame reopens following $23M renovation, coronavirus shutdown

      ‘This is where we had to be’: Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame reopens following $23M renovation, coronavirus shutdown

      In a modernization push, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year updated its exhibits with interactive touchscreen-activated kiosks as part of a $23 million top-to-bottom renovation. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic made touching shared surfaces and going around without a mask troublesome.

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    7. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will be broadcast, online event this summer because of pandemic - masslive.com

      Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will be broadcast, online event this summer because of pandemic - masslive.com

      The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival regularly fills Court Square with thousands of revelers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers this summer to turn to community television and the web as a venue.  A day of music performances will be shown on Focus Community TV and streamed on springfieldjazzfest.com on Aug. 15. Organizers Blues to Green will broadcast highlight performances from the past six years from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Springfield community leaders serving as hosts.

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    8. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to reopen Wednesday following $23M renovation - masslive.com

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to reopen Wednesday following $23M renovation - masslive.com

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday following a six-month closure due to renovations and the coronavirus pandemic.  “We’re very excited to reveal our museum renovations to the basketball community and understand these are unprecedented times for public health. Above all, the health and safety of our guests and employees are of the utmost importance,” said John Doleva, president and CEO of the Hall of Fame.

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    9. WinnCompanies, one of Massachusetts’ largest low-income landlords, extends eviction ban to those affected by coronavirus to the end of 2020 - masslive.com

      WinnCompanies, one of Massachusetts’ largest low-income landlords, extends eviction ban to those affected by coronavirus to the end of 2020 - masslive.com

      One of the largest low-income landlords announced on Monday that it will continue its moratorium on tenant evictions in cases of financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 through Dec. 31. The company is the largest operator of affordable housing in Massachusetts. In terms of ownership, it owns 51 apartment communities in 22 cities and towns in Massachusetts, including Boston and nearly all of the state’s Gateway Cities, providing housing for more 12,240 individuals living in more than 6,500 households.

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    10. Massachusetts businesses retained 2.2 million jobs through use of Paycheck Protection Program

      Massachusetts businesses retained 2.2 million jobs through use of Paycheck Protection Program

      Using about 113,000 loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, Massachusetts retained more than 2.2 million jobs according to data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday. The data included about 700,000 small businesses loans as part of $660 billion of funding as part of the PPP loans that first launched in April.

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    11. Indian Orchard businesses get lifeline from Eastman Foundation: $20,000 in coronavirus recovery grants offered

      Indian Orchard businesses get lifeline from Eastman Foundation: $20,000 in coronavirus recovery grants offered

      Sanitizer and plexiglass shields might be small things. But lacking required equipment and supplies could keep small businesses from reopening from the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why the Eastman Foundation, through the Indian Orchard Citizens Council, is offering a total of $20,000 in grants to small businesses in this neighborhood in northeastern Springfield.

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    12. MGM Springfield plans to reopen July 13 as Massachusetts moves forward with Phase 3

      MGM Springfield plans to reopen July 13 as Massachusetts moves forward with Phase 3

      Massachusetts casinos could reopen as early as Monday, but MGM Springfield plans to hold off on an official reopening to the public until Monday, July 13. The Springfield casino plans to hold a soft opening the weekend before officially reopening. When the casino does resume services, it will have to space out slot machines and other games to keep people at least 6 feet apart to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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    13. $600 unemployment enhancement could continue, more stimulus likely in coronavirus fight, says US Rep. Richard E. Neal

      $600 unemployment enhancement could continue, more stimulus likely in coronavirus fight, says US Rep. Richard E. Neal

      The U.S. House and Senate are likely to pass another stimulus payment program and the federal government might extend a $600-a-week enhancement for unemployment insurance recipients, payments meant to soften the blow the coronavirus dealt to the economy, said U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. Neal spoke Thursday to reporters gathered outside his office in the federal courthouse on State Street.

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    14. Massachusetts new claims for unemployment drop slightly

      Massachusetts new claims for unemployment drop slightly

      Slightly fewer Massachusetts residents are filing new claims for unemployment insurance, according to statistics released Thursday by the federal government. There were 29,167 new claims for unemployment compensation filed in the week ending June 27, according to the Department of Labor. That’s down 838 claims from 30,005 claims filed the week prior. The numbers from the week of June 20 have been revised upward, according to the Labor Department.

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    15. Hampshire Mall says Cinemark is preparing to reopen; chain ripped out Eastfield Mall location during coronavirus shutdown

      Hampshire Mall says Cinemark is preparing to reopen; chain ripped out Eastfield Mall location during coronavirus shutdown

      Management at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley says Cinemark is preparing to reopen its movie theater at the mall with the rest of its chain later this month. “Our team has been on site preparing for the reopening of the Cinemark at Hampshire Mall XD,” said Lynn Gray, general manger at the Hampshire Mall. “From the mall management standpoint, we’ve been working with them towards the reopening.”

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    16. Springfield Leadership Institute 2020 participants adjust to virtual learning

      Springfield Leadership Institute 2020 participants adjust to virtual learning

      For decades the Springfield Regional Chamber has brought together local leaders to help them develop their skills when it comes to management, problem-solving and other tools to advance their careers. This year the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for participants to meet in person, but a recent group still graduated from the course.“The 16 business professionals who embarked on our Leadership Institute program in late February had no idea that the world would soon shift drastically due to COVID-19,” said Nancy Creed, president of the Springfield Regional Chamber. “Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, this year’s class proved ...

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    17. At Baystate, Mercy, Cooley Dickinson and Holyoke Medical Center, hospital losses from coronavirus response mount -- and reopening might not be the cure

      At Baystate, Mercy, Cooley Dickinson and Holyoke Medical Center, hospital losses from coronavirus response mount -- and reopening might not be the cure

      Holyoke Medical Center took a $6-million-a-month budget hit from the coronavirus pandemic as expenses mounted and people stopped going in for other types of care. Spiros Hatiras, the hospital’s president and CEO, said Wednesday that Holyoke was nearly able to fill the gap with $3 million in cost cutting, including employee furloughs, and with aid from the state and federal government.

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