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    1. Massachusetts-based Tree House Brewing Co., Hopsters named among fastest growing breweries in the country - masslive.com

      Massachusetts-based Tree House Brewing Co., Hopsters named among fastest growing breweries in the country - masslive.com

      Tree House Brewing Co. and Newton-based Hopsters have been named two of the fastest growing breweries in the country.  A new report from the Brewers Association revealed the top 50 fastest growing craft breweries in the country for 2018. Among them is Charlton-based Tree House Brewing Co., which came in at 45, and Hopsters, which is located in Newton and ranked 15th on the list.

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    2. MassMutual, with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, has eliminated traditional job titles

      MassMutual, with more than 10,000 employees worldwide, has eliminated traditional job titles

      Springfield-based MassMutual has eliminated traditional job titles, meaning roles like "assistant vice president" no longer exist within the company. Susan Cicco, MassMutual's head of Human Resources and Employee Experience, said the titles were confusing and didn't accurately reflect what employees contributed to the organization.

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    3. Iya Sushi and Noodle Kitchen in Amherst: Growing business and growing a relationship for the Yees, Picknellys and Vanns

      Iya Sushi and Noodle Kitchen in Amherst: Growing business and growing a relationship for the Yees, Picknellys and Vanns

      Peter A. Picknelly stood in the unfinished Iya Sushi and Noodle Kitchen restaurant and looked out at traffic moving on Amherst’s busy Pleasant Street. "You are going to make a lot of money here," he said to Andy Yee before Yee caught him. “We,” Picknelly corrected himself. “We are going to make a lot of money here.” Iya, expected to open in May, will be the sixth restaurant owned in partnership by the Yee family’s Bean Restaurant Group, Picknelly, the chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines, and father-and-son business consultants Michael K. Vann and Kevin B ...

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    4. Red Rose Pizzeria adding 2nd kitchen to handle crowds spurred by MGM Springfield

      Red Rose Pizzeria adding 2nd kitchen to handle crowds spurred by MGM Springfield

      With business booming, Red Rose Pizzeria is constructing a second kitchen and hiring additional staff to deal with the influx of customers seen since last year’s opening of the neighboring MGM Springfield. “We’re excited,” Red Rose owner Tony Caputo said on Friday. “We are adding on a state-of-the-art kitchen, basically duplicating everything we have now to be able to serve our guests better. It will be much better for everyone — customers and staff.”

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    5. Springfield Restaurant Week: A look at what’s on the menu for $20.19

      It’s that time of year again in Springfield when dozens of restaurants around the city offer a night out for a fraction of menu price. 2019 marks the fifth annual Springfield Restaurant week and features over 40 participating restaurants this year, from April 5 through April 14. Most menu offerings are for $20.19, with reduced prices for lunch and a higher price at steakhouses and a picnic option.

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      Mentions: Springfield Amherst
    6. U.S. Mint hosts contest for Basketball Hall of Fame coin

      U.S. Mint hosts contest for Basketball Hall of Fame coin

      The United States Mint is hosting a design competition looking for artists capable of creating the obverse, or heads, side of new commemorative U.S. Coins celebrating the game of basketball and benefitting the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The winning artist will receive $5,000. The winner’s initials will be included on the coins, according to a news release Thursday from the Hall of Fame.

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    7. Bradley International Airport to host Frontier Airlines flights to Denver, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham - masslive.com

      Bradley International Airport to host Frontier Airlines flights to Denver, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham - masslive.com

      Frontier Airlines began service Thursday to and from Bradley International Airport to Denver.  The airline said it is offering fares as low as $59 one-way as a promotion at FlyFrontier.com.  Frontier will begin other flights from Bradley to Orlando International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport Apr. 30.

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    8. People in Business: Eastern States Exposition announces staff changes

      People in Business: Eastern States Exposition announces staff changes

      Eastern States Exposition has announced the following staff appointments and promotions. Robert Gottsche, jr., a native of Agawam, and resident of Westfield, was promoted to sales manager. Gottsche will be responsible for all Big E vendors and concessionaires, and will oversee ESE’s year-round event coordinators.

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    9. Jamilla Deria named director of UMass Fine Arts Center in Amherst

      Jamilla Deria named director of UMass Fine Arts Center in Amherst

      Jamilla Deria has been named director of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts. Deria, who has served as program director for Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., will begin her duties in June. She succeeds Willie L. Hill, who retired from the post in February after serving nearly 20 years as director.

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    10. Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show returns this weekend

      Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show returns this weekend

      The Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show promises 350 vendors specializing in all aspects of the home and garden improvement and maintenance with more than 600 booths at the Eastern States Exposition grounds this weekend. The four-day show, which begins Thursday, is put on each year by Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts.

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    11. New CVS, Cumberland Farms seen as key to Springfield development

      New CVS, Cumberland Farms seen as key to Springfield development

      CVS or Cumberland Farms may not sound like exciting additions to Springfield’s retail mix. But they are necessary, if unglamorous, additions if Springfield wants people to work, play, shop and live in the downtown, said developer Charles Irving of Boston-based Davenport Companies. This firm has a deal with CVS to build a $2 million store in its Davenport Square property across Main Street from the $960 million MGM Springfield casino.

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    12. The Republican introduces POP Network news and advertising video screens - masslive.com

      The Republican introduces POP Network news and advertising video screens - masslive.com

      Shoppers and travelers in Greater Springfield are noticing the POP Network, The Republican’s latest news and advertising product.  The POP Network — the acronym stands for “point of purchase” — is 33 video screens in 24 locations including retailers and Springfield Union Station. They play a silent, 7-minute loop of news content and advertisements, with each news video or advertisement lasting 15 seconds.

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    13. East Windsor anticipates $8.5 million a year from Tribal Winds casino - masslive.com

      East Windsor anticipates $8.5 million a year from Tribal Winds casino - masslive.com

      The Mohegans and Mashantucket Pequots are ready to start construction of their Tribal Winds casino now that the Department of the Interior has given a final OK to the expansion of tribal gaming.  Now it’s up to the small town where the $300 million to $400 million casino would be built to react and to prepare. The tribes plan to build on the former Showcase Cinema property of Interstate 91, but still need town approval.

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      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    14. Girls Inc. of Holyoke unveils its new name

      Girls Inc. of Holyoke unveils its new name

      Girls Inc. is of Holyoke has been working with young women in Western Massachusetts for many years, so the organization felt it was time to match its name to its reach.

      From now on Girls Inc. of Holyoke will be known as Girls Inc. of the Valley.

      “Not everyone realizes that we serve girls from several communities. As we continue to grow and expand our footprint, we are proud to have a name that better shows who we are," said Executive Director Suzanne Parker in a prepared statement.

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    15. Big Y Springfield distribution expansion gets $4M local tax incentive

      Big Y Springfield distribution expansion gets $4M local tax incentive

      The state gave its approval to an eight-year local property tax incentive to Big Y Foods for the expansion of its distribution center on Roosevelt Avenue. The incentive, already approved by the city of Springfield, has a value of about $4.2 million, according to a Office of Housing & Economic Development news release issued Wednesday. Springfield-based Big Y is nearing completion of a $46 million expansion and renovation of its distribution center. The supermarket chain is doubling the size of its warehouse, adding 232,000 square feet to make a new total of 425,000 square feet. The project is ...

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    16. Developer plans 130-room hotel, rock-climbing and skydiving center at former Springfield jail

      Developer plans 130-room hotel, rock-climbing and skydiving center at former Springfield jail

      Pioneer Valley Hotel Group had been eyeing the former York Street Jail site in the city’s waterfront for years, President Shardool Parmar said Tuesday, but the three-acre site was being used as a staging area for nearby construction projects. Now that the supplies and equipment are gone, Parmar’s company is in negotiations with the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, owner of the site, to build a 130-room hotel there.

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    17. $400M in new Springfield development outlined, including downtown hotel and retail projects

      $400M in new Springfield development outlined, including downtown hotel and retail projects

      The city is home to more than $4 billion worth of construction projects either completed or in planning — both public and private — since the June 2011 tornado. That number, revealed Tuesday afternoon by Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy at his annual economic development presentation, includes $400.4 million in new projects announced since March 2018. The development update catches the city as it pivots from mega developments that are now completed such as the $95 million CRRC MA rail car factory; $960 million MGM Springfield casino; and the $183.3 million rehab of Interstate 91 to smaller projects, including a ...

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    18. United Bank puts former West Springfield headquarters on the market for $3.35M

      United Bank puts former West Springfield headquarters on the market for $3.35M

      United Bank, now based in Hartford, has put its former headquarters at 95 Elm Street in West Springfield on the market for $3.35 million. United Bank merged in 2014 with the former Rockville Bank in Connecticut. The resulting bank took the United name but moved its headquarters to Connecticut.

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    19. MGM Springfield says Wahlburgers will be ready in late 2019, early 2020

      MGM Springfield says Wahlburgers will be ready in late 2019, early 2020

      Wahlburgers is still coming to MGM Springfield, Michael Mathis, president and chief operating officer of the $960 million casino, said Monday. MGM is negotiating a lease with Wahlburgers — the casual restaurant company founded by actors Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg with their chef brother, Paul Wahlberg — and hopes to begin construction later this year, with an opening at the end of 2019 or in early 2020, Mathis said.

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    20. Excelsior! Easthampton’s Comics N’ More moves to street-level storefront, fights legions of retail doom (photos) - masslive.com

      Excelsior! Easthampton’s Comics N’ More moves to street-level storefront, fights legions of retail doom (photos) - masslive.com

      Christian W.Z. Reader pulls a white file box down from a shelf and slides it on a table.  “This is all Venom and Carnage,” Reader says as the boy begins eagerly flipping through comics featuring the Marvel Comics villains.  Reader owns Easthampton’s Comics N’ More with his wife, Phoebe R.R. Zax. It’s Wednesday in their subterranean lair. Wednesdays are new release days in the comics industry. Customers stream in all afternoon, regulars who subscribe to certain titles, pre-ordering and then picking them up on release day.

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    21. Westfield Promise program for early college gets $190K from state

      Westfield Promise program for early college gets $190K from state

      Westfield Promise, a program that allows students earn up to 12 college credits while still high school juniors and seniors, has received another $190,000 in state funding. The funding comes as Westfield State begins recruiting another cohort of 125 or so high school sophomores in Holyoke, Springfield and Westfield to form a new class, and as the first students to enter Westfield Promise prepare to graduate from the 2-year-old program.

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    22. Beacon Hill leaders seek conversation on transportation funding - masslive.com

      Beacon Hill leaders seek conversation on transportation funding - masslive.com

      ransportation funding is back in the hot seat, with top Beacon Hill officials pledging to take a new look this year at how the state pays for its trains, buses and roads.  House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, said Tuesday that “everything and anything is on the table” this year when it comes to addressing the state’s transportation needs.

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      Mentions: Robert DeLeo
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