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    1. Western Massachusetts manufacturers, workforce boards team to meet future staffing needs

      Western Massachusetts manufacturers, workforce boards team to meet future staffing needs

      Advanced manufacturing is a priority industry in the Pioneer Valley region. The member companies of the Western Massachusetts chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association are primarily small and medium sized enterprises that are part of a supply chain engaged in producing precision mechanical parts, components, and sub-assemblies utilizing high technology equipment, lean manufacturing, and world-class innovation technology development.

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    2. Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce innovates for the future

      Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce innovates for the future

      First, in 2018, the chamber began staging quarterly meetings with a segment of its membership -- the downtown businesses -- to bring value to a group of members who share common challenges and opportunities, and who could work together to affect positive changes to our historic central business district.

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    3. Springfield-built Orange Line cars get first daytime T tryout

      Springfield-built Orange Line cars get first daytime T tryout

      The T tested Springfield-built Orange Line trains for the first time Friday during regular service hours, giving Boston commuters their first glimpse of the new cars from CRRC MA.The MBTA has been testing the cars for months, said spokesman Joe Pesaturo. But Friday was the first time they were tested in between trains running with passengers aboard. The CRRC trains will start hauling passengers for the first time in early spring, Pesaturo said. The new cars ran between 10 a.m. and noon

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    4. Springfield economic development chief bullish on city’s prospects, large and small

      Springfield economic development chief bullish on city’s prospects, large and small

      Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s chief development officer, is bullish on the economic outlook in 2019, and says the reasons are easy to spot — ranging from the nearly $1 billion MGM Springfield casino in full swing to other less dazzling but still impressive projects on tap.Some of the major projects in Springfield in recent years, such as the Union Station redevelopment and the CRRC rail car factory on Page Boulevard, continue to gain steam and bring heightened economic development prospects, Kennedy said. The new year will bring more progress, he said.

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    5. Springfield Union Station looks to grow while driving development

      Springfield Union Station looks to grow while driving development

      Springfield Union Station will need to go to the City Council again later this year for more money to close a funding gap, said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer. But the Springfield Redevelopment Authority says it’s working to attract more tenants and make ends meet, and that the station is already paying for itself by encouraging more development in its neighborhood just north of downtown. Peter Pan Bus Lines moved its headquarters into Union Station in 2018, clearing the way for it to sell 1776 Main St., the site of the old Springfield Bus Terminal, to ...

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    6. Springfield’s CRRC begins shipping cars to Boston, plans for Philadelphia, Los Angeles projects

      Springfield’s CRRC begins shipping cars to Boston, plans for Philadelphia, Los Angeles projects

      Officials from Los Angeles and Philadelphia were there in December when Gov. Charlie Baker and representatives from the MBTA came to Springfield to celebrate completion of the first Orange Line cars at CRRC MA’s factory. The transit systems in those two cities are CRRC’s next customers. Los Angeles has ordered 64 subway cars at a cost of $178.4 million, with an option for 218 more beginning in 2021.  CRRC will build 45 double-decker passenger cars for SEPTA, Greater Philadelphia’s transit system, for $137.5 million. SEPTA has an option to purchase 10 additional cars after that.

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    7. Baystate Health seeks input for Community Health Needs Assessment report

      Baystate Health seeks input for Community Health Needs Assessment report

      Beginning Friday, Baystate Health will be holding the first of several Community Conversations to learn which health needs are most important to the local population.  The first gathering will take place Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Riverview Senior Center on 122 Clyde St. in Springfield This first Community Conversation will be conducted in Spanish, and lunch will be provided.  The goal is to gather as many community members and stakeholders as possible to ensure that all aspects of community issues and assets can be included in the final 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment  report ...

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    8. Daily Beast columnist Margaret Carlson to speak at Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce 'Outlook’ lunch

      Daily Beast columnist Margaret Carlson to speak at Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce 'Outlook’ lunch

      Margaret Carlson, columnist for The Daily Beast and the first woman columnist at Time magazine, will be the keynote speaker at the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce Outlook lunch next month. Carlson was formerly chief political columnist for Bloomberg News and White House correspondent for Time. She appeared on CNN’s “Capital Gang” for 15 years. The event is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 4 at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St.

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    9. Valley Venture Mentors, DevelopSpringfield show off Innovation Center, Hub ahead of grand opening (photos, video)

      Valley Venture Mentors, DevelopSpringfield show off Innovation Center, Hub ahead of grand opening (photos, video)

      On Wednesday, Kennealy — who took over the state’s top economic development job from Jay Ash in December — toured the new Valley Venture Mentors Hub in DevelopSpringfield’s Springfield Innovation Center, 270-276 Bridge St. downtown. “I believe, and the administration belies, that great companies can and should be grown everywhere,” Kennealy said.

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    10. Ludlow Mills, WinnDevelopment appreciate state redevelopment money -- but want it faster

      Ludlow Mills, WinnDevelopment appreciate state redevelopment money -- but want it faster

      WinnDevelopment and Westmass Area Development Corp. have plans to turn Mill 10, the prominent clock tower building at the front of the property, into market-rate apartments for families and couples along with lower-floor office space at a cost of about $40 million. The project at Mill 10 was first announced in 2016. But, Curtis said the funding is still not in place. He expects to start construction in a year or so.

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    11. MGM Springfield poised to take over management of Symphony Hall | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield poised to take over management of Symphony Hall | masslive.com

      The city is reportedly negotiating with MGM Springfield to manage the municipally-owned Symphony Hall after considering competing proposals from the casino giant and Spectacle Management Inc., of Lexington.  Timothy J. Plante, the city’s chief administrative and financial officer, confirmed he is negotiating a contract with the preferred management company, but that the review committee is not revealing the firm yet.

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    12. Bay Path University awarded $1.6 million grant for technology programs

      Bay Path University awarded $1.6 million grant for technology programs

      Bay Path University received a $1.58 million grant from the nonprofit Strada Education Network for a three-year project titled “Closing the Gaps: Building Pathways for Adult Women in a Technology-Driven Workforce.” Bay Path said in a news release Tuesday that it will use the money to research and engage with employers and to build up its The American Women’s College program to enroll more adult women. The courses offer cybersecurity and information technology studies.

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    13. Wyckoff Country Club in Holyoke sold; will operate ‘just as it’s been for the last 60 years,’ new owner says

      Wyckoff Country Club in Holyoke sold; will operate ‘just as it’s been for the last 60 years,’ new owner says

      A group of local investors are in the final stages of buying Wyckoff Country Club from the family of the late longtime owner Clarence “Clarky” E. Wojtowicz, with plans to keep it open as a semi-private 18-hole golf course with a bar, restaurant and banquet facility. “Just as it’s been for the last 60 years,” said Bob VanZandt Sr., one of the new owners. In addition to VanZandt, owner and president of American Tire Sales & Service in Springfield, the group includes his wife, Beth, and brothers Charlie and William Arment, owners of Charlie Arment Trucking, also in Springfield.

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    14. Baystate Health plan for new psychiatric hospital raises questions, hopes in community

      Baystate Health plan for new psychiatric hospital raises questions, hopes in community

      Baystate Health’s plan to build a behavioral health hospital has left folks who work in mental health in the Pioneer Valley with a lot of questions, as well as a sense of reassurance. The new hospital will be for children and adolescents as well as adults and will serve patients with mental health and substance abuse needs, Baystate announced Monday. It will be a partnership with for-profit provider US HealthVest of New York. “It’s good to see that they are reviewing their utilization of psychiatric beds,” said Nick Fleisher, vice president of community-based services for Clinical & Support Options ...

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    15. Springfield-Holyoke-Northampton-Greenfield passenger trains a go for summer

      Springfield-Holyoke-Northampton-Greenfield passenger trains a go for summer

      Expanded passenger rail service north of Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and Geenfield is still on track for this summer. The estimated start date is June, said Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, following a meeting this week with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Construction work on Knowledge Corridor along the Connecticut River — including replacing ties and repairing bridges — might push that start date back to July, but no later, Brennan said he was assured in meetings this week.

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    16. Westover Air Reserve Base, Rep. Richard Neal welcome $46.2 million maintenance hangar funding (photos, video)

      Westover Air Reserve Base, Rep. Richard Neal welcome $46.2 million maintenance hangar funding (photos, video)

      Westover Air Reserve Base aircraft maintainers were out Thursday in 4-degree weather working on the base’s massive C-5M Super Galaxy cargo jets. But more of that work will happen inside once a $46.2 million hangar is built, probably by the year 2022. The new hangar, to be called the Regional ISO Maintenance Hangar, was announced at a Thursday news conference. It will be the size of two football fields and more than 90 feet tall inside, said Col. David C. Post, commander of the of the 439th Maintenance Group at Westover. That’s big enough to fit the ...

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    17. New Valley Bank & Trust names senior staff, board of trustees | masslive.com

      New Valley Bank & Trust names senior staff, board of trustees | masslive.com

      New Valley Bank & Trust Co., the first new bank to open in Springfield in 12 years, announced its board of trustees and key senior staff members Tuesday.  New Valley will have its executive offices and a small walk-up retail branch in the Monarch Place office tower downtown. It is also planning to open a branch office in Sixteen Acres.

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    18. Northampton’s Harlow Leather and Luggage sold, will remain open

      Northampton’s Harlow Leather and Luggage sold, will remain open

      Harlow Leather & Luggage — believed to be the the oldest continuously operated retailer in downtown Northampton — has been sold and will remain open. Former owner Robert Burdick said Mark Parsons, owner of Berkshire Classics Leather and Silver in Lenox, has bought him out. Parsons had been a silent partner in the Northampton shop, Burdick said.

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    19. Hazen Paper of Holyoke’s holographic handiwork makes 16th straight Super Bowl appearance

      Hazen Paper of Holyoke’s holographic handiwork makes 16th straight Super Bowl appearance

      Ninety-four-year-old Hazen Paper has 200 employees, about 150 of them in Holyoke, and is the only North American company that designs, creates and reproduces these holographic images on one manufacturing campus. They also have a warehouse operation in the Housatonic section of Great Barrington. Robert E. Hazen, executive vice president for sales and marketing, said having all the aspects of the process in one place means Hazen can turn around a project more quickly than its competitors.

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    20. Toolmaker gets $2.8 million tax-exempt bond for factory at old Oxford Pickle site in South Deerfield

      Toolmaker gets $2.8 million tax-exempt bond for factory at old Oxford Pickle site in South Deerfield

      Eric Hagopian is moving his combined cutting tool businesses — the duMONT Company and Hassay Savage Company — to the former Oxford Pickle factory site in South Deerfield in part so he can attract trained machinists from southern Franklin County. He’ll close the two company’s current locations, first Hassay Savage in the Turner Falls section of Montague on Industrial Boulevard followed by the duMONT plant on Wells Street in Greenfield.

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    21. Holyoke Community College secures $35K state grant for hotel training lab

      Holyoke Community College secures $35K state grant for hotel training lab

      Holyoke Community College has obtained a $35,000 grant to build a hotel training lab at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street, further expanding the school's hospitality program. The lab simulates a hotel front desk and reception area, along with a guest room fitted with the latest technologies. The program benefits noncredit and associate degree candidates in HCC's hospitality management program. The lab will open in February.

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    22. CRRC exec: US-China trade problems are ‘only temporary’

      CRRC exec: US-China trade problems are ‘only temporary’

      CRRC MA — the company’s name for its Massachusetts operations — employs approximately 213 people. The manufacturing facility in Springfield employs 126, including 71 union production employees, and expects to grow as it adds more production of MBTA Red Line cars to the Orange Line cars it’s already building. In 2014, CRRC received a $566 million contract from the MBTA to build 152 Orange Line cars and 252 Red Line cars at the Page Boulevard site. In December 2016, the state upped the order with another 120 new Red Line cars, with production set to begin in June 2022 at ...

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    23. Architectural plans approved for Holyoke's Victory Theater

      Architectural plans approved for Holyoke's Victory Theater

      Architects working on the rehabilitation of the Victory Theater at 81-98 Suffolk St. submitted final drafts to the Holyoke Planning Board on Tuesday. The board reviewed and approved fence heights, a parking reduction plan and the theater's marquee. Donald T. Sanders, executive director of the Massachusetts Festival of the Arts, which owns the theater, said the board's approval represented a significant milestone in the project. The historic 1,600-seat theater opened in 1920 and closed in 1979. MIFA bought the city-owned property in 2009 for $1,500.

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