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    1. Springfield Housing Authority offers literacy program, expands elderly services

      Springfield Housing Authority offers literacy program, expands elderly services

      The Springfield Housing Authority has been awarded a $482,094 federal grant which will help the agency expand services for seniors as well as establish a literacy program. The three-year U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency grant will fund the Talk/Read/Succeed! program at Duggan Park Apartments, a family development with 196 units in the Indian Orchard section of the city, according to the agency. The grant will also provide staffing for additional Resident Services programming at Riverview Apartments, which includes 302 units for elderly and handicap residents, and another 42 family ...

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    2. Chandler's Restaurant at Yankee Candle in South Deerfield to be replaced with Au Bon Pain

      Chandler's Restaurant at Yankee Candle in South Deerfield to be replaced with Au Bon Pain

      Chandler's Restaurant, the award-winning restaurant at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, will soon serve its last meal.  The company told employees Monday that the restaurant will be closed and replaced with an Au Bon Pain in July. Chandler's has offered traditional American dishes for both a lunch crowd and couples seeking romantic candlelight dinners since 1995. The restaurant's last day of operation will be May 14.

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    3. Chipotle Mexican Grill opening on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield

      Chipotle Mexican Grill opening on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield

      A new chain restaurant is slated to make its debut on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield. Chipotle Mexican Grill will open its doors for the first time at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March, 16, according to representatives of the Denver-based company, which employs over 45,000 people and has a net income of around $475 million. Mayor Will Reichelt is among the dignitaries slated to attend a 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening day of the restaurant, which is located at 241 Memorial Ave. The restaurant will be open from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m ...

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    4. First CRRC employees ready to go to China

      First CRRC employees ready to go to China

      Recently hired engineers at CRRC MA Corp. in Springfield are learning about the subway cars they'll soon start building through reams of specifications and diagram after diagram. Starting next month, they'll have their hands on the real thing in the Chinese factory where they were developed. On April 7, CRRC will send four engineers, a number of production supervisors and 22 newly hired union production workers to Changchun, China, for three months of training. It's the beginning of what CRRC calls the technology transfer of its rail car design to Springfield.

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    5. Staff at The Republican take top honors in regional newspaper awards

      Staff at The Republican take top honors in regional newspaper awards

      Staff at the Springfield daily newspaper earned more than two-dozen awards in the 30,000 and over circulation category at the association's dinner on Feb. 25 at the Boston Mariott Long Wharf Hotel. The contest annually recognizes outstanding journalism at New England newspapers in five weekly and daily categories. More than 3,226 entries were reviewed by judges for work published between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31. "The Republican received a total of 21 awards, ranging from reporting, photography, layout and design, headline writing and videography. We received nine first-place awards. It was truly a great effort across ...

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    6. Massachusetts Broadband Institute OKs proposal for internet service to six towns

      Massachusetts Broadband Institute OKs proposal for internet service to six towns

      Peter Larkin, board chairman of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, said there is no perfect solution, but the institute is committed to helping each town find the best possible project. "We're going to stumble, and we're going to be successful," Larkin said. "This administration is committed to this cause." Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration revamped the state's "Last Mile" broadband program and brought Larkin on to oversee it. The goal of the program is to bring high-speed internet connectivity to 40 rural towns in Western Massachusetts that do not have it.

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    7. CareerPoint brings job center to Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, plans to go to more schools

      CareerPoint brings job center to Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, plans to go to more schools

      CareerPoint, a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center located nearby at 850 High St., hosted a grand opening Friday for its office at William J. Dean Technical High School. "It's OK to not know as a high school freshman what you want to do with the rest of your life," said David Gadaire, executive director of CareerPoint. "What's not OK is not wanting to do anything."

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    8. Western Mass. employers get training funds

      Western Mass. employers get training funds

      Manufacturers and one community service organization in the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires were among the 111 employers from across the state that received a total of $7.9 million in workforce training grants this week. The money, which comes from a fund to which employers contribute, will train 5,243 workers and help create an expected 522 new jobs. "Workforce training grants invest in the strength of our workers and Massachusetts' labor market," Gov. Charlie Baker said in a news release. "We are pleased these funds can assist workers in developing the skills they need to advance their careers ...

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    9. Western Massachusetts colleges host career fair March 29 in Springfield

      Western Massachusetts colleges host career fair March 29 in Springfield

      Nearly 100 companies are expected when the College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts hosts its annual career fair March 29 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center on the campus of Western New England University. Employers will offer full-time and part-time employment opportunities and internships, according to a news release from Western New England. The College Career Centers of Western Massachusetts is a consortium of eight colleges in Hampden County: American International College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Holyoke Community College, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, Western New England University and Westfield State University.

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    10. HitPoint Studios in Springfield is at forefront of augmented reality gaming | masslive.com

      HitPoint Studios in Springfield is at forefront of augmented reality gaming | masslive.com

      When Paul Hake comes up with an idea for work, he hopes his 6-year-old daughter likes it. If not, it's likely back to the drawing board.  Hake is the founder of HitPoint Studios in Springfield. The company has designed games for a number of clients, including Microsoft, Disney, Hasbro Toys, Nokia and Dreamworks. While they make various types of games, they primarily focus on augmented reality (AR) games for children.  When people think of AR games they likely think of Pokemon Go, which was a first of its kind for many. But HitPoint Studios actually designed a similar game ...

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    11. Radio Shack to close stores in Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield and Chicopee

      Radio Shack to close stores in Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield and Chicopee

      Radio Shack employees in Greater Springfield have been told that stores in West Springfield at Century Plaza, in Chicopee on Memorial Drive, at Springfield Plaza and in the Westgate Shopping Plaza in Westfield will all close by the end of this month. Stores on King Street in Northampton and in Great Barrington are the  only stores in this part of the state not scheduled to close, but their future certainly remains in doubt. The stores are corporate-owned.

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    12. Massachusetts adds 13k jobs in January, unemployment rises

      Massachusetts adds 13k jobs in January, unemployment rises

      The Massachusetts unemployment rate rose in January to 3.2 percent from 3.1 percent a month earlier, according to statistics released Thursday by the state the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Massachusetts added 13,000 jobs in January, according to those same numbers. The Jobless rate increased because the pool of those looking for work also increased. Updated local jobless numbers won't be available for a few more weeks. 

       

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    13. Springfield mayor, Park Commission approve final plans for downtown Strearns Square...

      Springfield mayor, Park Commission approve final plans for downtown Strearns Square...

      A proposed $1.2 million major improvement project for Stearns Square and Duryea Way in the downtown moved another step forward Wednesday with approval of the design plans by Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Park Commission. The improvements include restoration of the downtown park and fountain at Stearns Square, new and widened sidewalks, retained trees and new landscaping, and enhancements for pedestrians and outdoor dining, according to city officials and the design firm. "The renovation of Stearns Square and Duryea Way is an integral part of the renaissance of our downtown," Sarno said. "The proposed improvements along with significant ...

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    14. Poll: 77 percent of expanding businesses in Massachusetts say they would choose investing in the commonwealth all over again

      Poll: 77 percent of expanding businesses in Massachusetts say they would choose investing in the commonwealth all over again

      Companies that have relocated or expanded in Massachusetts over the past decade nearly always say they chose the Bay State because of its expert work force. And more than three-quarters, 77 percent to be exact, of those companies told pollsters from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute and MassEcon. The survey also showed that and 64 percent rated the state as a "good" or "very good" place to do business, according to the report released on Tuesday  Forty companies relocated or expanded in Western Massachusetts, defined here as Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire counties, from 2004 through 2015. Another 21 expanded ...

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    15. Greenfield's Ann Hamilton retires after more than 30 years with Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

      Greenfield's Ann Hamilton retires after more than 30 years with Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

      Before Ann Hamilton accepted the position of executive director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, she cultivated an interest in land use and community development and accepted a part-time position with Go Greenfield, now the Greenfield Business Association. Her husband - always supportive and tolerant of her activities - often joked that he could always recognize her because she would come home wearing a nametag from some meeting or event, Hamilton remembers.

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    16. Springfield Central Cultural District extends 'Call for Art' deadline, encourages artists...

      Springfield Central Cultural District extends 'Call for Art' deadline, encourages artists...

      The Springfield Central Cultural District has extended the search for artists to submit artwork and host solo shows throughout downtown Springfield. Artists chosen for the program will be able to show and potentially sell their work in an art gallery space at New England Public Radio, the SilverBrick Lofts or 1550 Main Street as well as earn a $200 stipend through the "Art Stop pop-up gallery program."  The new deadline for applications is Friday, March 17. "This is a great opportunity for both emerging and professional artists," said Morgan Drewniany, executive director of the District in a statement.

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    17. Sunshine Village in Chicopee gets $2M bond

      Sunshine Village in Chicopee gets $2M bond

      MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, has issued a $2 million in tax-exempt bond on behalf of Sunshine Village Inc. Sunshine Village, which provides services to 425 adults living with disabilities, will use the money to make interior and exterior renovations to its Davis and Casey buildings, according to a news release from state Sen. Eric P. Lesser, D-Longmeadow, and state Rep. Joseph F. Wagner, D-Chciopee. At the Davis Building, work will include redesigning the front entryway and installing new windows and mechanical, engineering and plumbing systems. At the Casey Building, Sunshine Village will install new insulation, painting ...

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    18. President Christina Royal of Holyoke Community College to speak at International Women's...

      President Christina Royal of Holyoke Community College to speak at International Women's...

      Christina Royal, the first female president of Holyoke Community College, will be the keynote speaker as the college celebrates International Women's Day at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the courtyard of the 303 Homestead Ave. campus. Refreshments and group discussions will follow the rally, which is open to all, said a press release from Holyoke Community College (HCC). "International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity," according to internationalwomensday.com

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    19. After 4 decades and $95 million renovation, grand opening date set for Springfield's Union Station

      After 4 decades and $95 million renovation, grand opening date set for Springfield's Union Station

      The general public will get its first chance in four decades to visit Springfield Union Station at a pair of special events in June.

      There will be a black tie gala celebrating the rebirth of Union Station on Saturday, June 24. An Open House for the public is scheduled to take place the next day, Sunday, June 25.  Built in 1926, Union Station closed in the 1970s. But it will soon reopen following a massive overhaul. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, hosted a walk through of the refurbished station for media members Monday afternoon. "I have always been a ...

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    20. Amid ongoing negotiations, Peter Picknelly confirms plan to move Peter Pan into Springfield's Union Station

      Amid ongoing negotiations, Peter Picknelly confirms plan to move Peter Pan into Springfield's Union Station

      Peter Pan Bus Lines will probably partially demolish and then completely remodel its bus terminal on Main Street as part of a series of moves made possible by the opening of Springfield Union Station and the redevelopment of Court Square. "It will look like a whole new building," said Peter A. Picknelly, chairman & CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines of the bus station his father opened April 1, 1969. "I can't say too much right now about the new use coming in."

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    21. Women's Fund event to feature former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy

      Women's Fund event to feature former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy

      Former Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Murphy, known in recent years for her efforts to end the gender wage gap for women in the workforce, will be the keynote speaker for the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts' annual graduation celebration May 22 at the Log Cabin.Murphy, who is also being honored with the fund's "She Changes the World" award, is president of The WAGE Project Inc. The nonprofit is an outgrowth of her 2005 book with E.J. Graff, "Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It So We Will."

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    22. Greenfield Savings Bank plans additional branches in Amherst, Northampton

      Greenfield Savings Bank plans additional branches in Amherst, Northampton

      Greenfield Savings Bank will open downtown branch offices in Amherst and Northampton by midsummer to augment branches already in those communities, the bank announced this week. The downtown Amherst location will be at 108 North Pleasant St. and the downtown Northampton office will be at 207 Main St. "The new branches will enhance convenience for our customers in both of these communities," John Howland, president of Greenfield Savings Bank, said in a news release. "This is especially true for our downtown Amherst- and Northampton-based commercial customers. Last year our commercial loan originations increased more than 20 percent and the additional ...

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    23. Walk-through set for Springfield Union Station as grand opening approaches

      Walk-through set for Springfield Union Station as grand opening approaches

      Springfield will host events in June celebrating the reopening of Union Station after more than four decades decay. And U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, who's been working to refurbish and reopen Union Station since his first run for city council, plans to detail those celebrations Monday afternoon during a media walk-through of the facility on Frank B. Murray Street on the northern edge of the Springfield's downtown business district. The tour begins at 2 p.m. Construction on the $95-million rehab effort began in 2014. Workers demolished a baggage warehouse to make room for bus berths. A ...

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    24. Sen. Eric Lesser meets with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to discuss high-speed rail

      Sen. Eric Lesser meets with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to discuss high-speed rail

      State Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, met with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday as part of Lesser's push to establish high-speed rail between Boston and Springfield. "I am glad we have allies in Connecticut who understand the power of regional transportation to transform our economies," Lesser said in a statement. "East-west rail will be a victory not only for Massachusetts but for our region, including Connecticut, and we have built broad regional support for this proposal." Connecticut has been working to develop commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford and Springfield.

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