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    1. WGBY, Springfield schools team up to get kids moving

      WGBY, Springfield schools team up to get kids moving

      Fitness trackers have grown in popularity over the years, with people monitoring everything from their heart rates to their every step. Students at Brightwood, Elias Brookings, Lincoln and Gerena elementary schools in Springfield are also monitoring their steps with a little help from WGBY. The local PBS station has teamed up with the Springfield Public Schools to implement the "Cyberchase" Step It Up program.

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    2. Balise buys South End property from Springfield; auto dealership has spent $3.1M in past year

      Balise buys South End property from Springfield; auto dealership has spent $3.1M in past year

      Balise Motor Sales has purchased more real estate in Springfield's South End and has now amassed all or most of three city blocks between Main Street and East Columbus Avenue. Property records on file at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds show that Balise, using the name BAR South Land Holdings, has spent more than $3.1 million on real estate in the neighborhood since April 2016.

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    3. Baker administration relieves MassBroadband of $20 million in grantmaking authority

      Baker administration relieves MassBroadband of $20 million in grantmaking authority

      The MBI board of directors on Tuesday, March 28, agreed to let Gov. Charlie Baker's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development take $20 million in grant-making authority off its plate. Starting April 3, eligible towns will apply for one-stop infrastructure grants through the cabinet-level office. That ought to streamline the process, said housing and economic development deputy secretary Carolyn Kirk. Town leaders have long complained of delays and shifting parameters, and at a Feb. 16 public forum in Worthington directed sharp words at the broadband institute, which was formed in 2008 by then-Gov. Deval Patrick and the state ...

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    4. Chicopee West End improvements begin, could spark mill development

      Chicopee West End improvements begin, could spark mill development

      The city will begin the first step to correct an ancient problem with infrastructure that could lead to the development of the west end of the city's downtown. The City Council voted 13-0 to allocate $325,000 to replace a nearly 50-year-old pump station, add a standby generator and repair a sewer line that is all located near the Cabotville and Lyman mills of Front Street. The city received an about $2.64 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant from the state which is to be used to fund a number of improvements, including replacing storm drains, improving the sewage system ...

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    5. $2.5M awarded to Sisters of Providence for new elderly housing in West Springfield

      $2.5M awarded to Sisters of Providence for new elderly housing in West Springfield

      The nonprofit Sisters of Providence has been awarded $2.5 million in state and federal funding for construction of a 36-unit housing complex in West Springfield for homeless senior citizens, the Baker-Polito administration announced Tuesday. "Our administration strongly believes in the value of affordable housing, and as advocates for every Massachusetts resident we will continue to work with our federal, local and community partners to ensure housing is a shared priority," Gov. Charlie Baker said.

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    6. Dietz & Company Architects moving to Springfield Union Station

      Dietz & Company Architects moving to Springfield Union Station

      Kerry L. Dietz, owner and principal of Dietz & Company Architects, announced Tuesday that the company, the largest architecture firm in the region, will move into Union Station from offices nearby at 17 Hampden St., also in downtown Springfield. "We thank Kerry Dietz for her long-term commitment to being part of downtown Springfield and being a pioneer at Springfield Union Station," said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in a press release. "Her company does outstanding work throughout New England and we are so happy she is continuing to do that work right here in Springfield."

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    7. Cafe plans perking for Springfield Innovation Center

      Cafe plans perking for Springfield Innovation Center

      Looking for that after-work drink in downtown Springfield? Soon you might be able to order your favorite cocktail by smartphone app before leaving the office. It'll be ready and waiting when you get to Ground Up, the new name of the cafe planned for the Springfield Innovation Center on Bridge Street. Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean, one of the backers of the cafe venture, recently detailed plans for Ground Up, which he and his partners expect to open in June. They're in the process of getting a liquor license.

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    8. STCC workforce training program sets employer forums

      STCC workforce training program sets employer forums

      Training & Workforce Options, a set of training programs that brings the latest skills to workers, often known by the acronym TWO, will host employer forums in the coming weeks: one focusing on the manufacturing industry on Wednesday and another focusing on long-term health care on April 4. TWO is a collaboration between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.

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    9. MassDOT to host public meeting set on Interstate 91 viaduct progress

      MassDOT to host public meeting set on Interstate 91 viaduct progress

      MassDOT has scheduled another public meeting to update the public on the ongoing $183.3 million rehab of Interstate 91 in Springfield. The meeting will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the MassLive Building - 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1350 Main Street, Springfield. MassDOT has hosted these meetings roughly every three months since work began. MassDOT says the Interstate 91 project is now three months ahead of its original schedule. The original schedule had the highway completely reopening in August 2018.

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    10. State reassures communities as MassBroadband123 operator declares bankruptcy

      State reassures communities as MassBroadband123 operator declares bankruptcy

      A 1,200-mile, state-owned broadband backbone serving Central and Western Massachusetts will stay in service for at least 13 weeks while its operator negotiates Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a state official said on Thursday. In addition, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative denies responsibility for any financial woes experienced by KCST in its troubled operation of MassBroadband123, said Paul McMorrow, spokesman for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. "That was not a business plan that was foisted on anyone," McMorrow said in a conference call with reporters.

       
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    11. Springfield CRRC plant gets $137.5M Philly train car job

      Springfield CRRC plant gets $137.5M Philly train car job

      The CRRC plant now under construction in East Springfield was awarded a deal Thursday to build 45 train cars for SEPTA, Philadelphia's transit system, for $137.5 million. The deal includes an option for SEPTA to buy 10 more cars for another $23.5 million, according to a report on Philly.com, the online home of the Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.  The cars are expected to arrive in Philadelphia in 2019. They'll be double-deckers, adding about 6,000 seats to SEPTA's busiest commuter rail lines.

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    12. Tax credits to help expanding Agawam company hire more workers

      Tax credits to help expanding Agawam company hire more workers

      Tax incentives are helping an Agawam business and a dozen other Massachusetts companies create and retain thousands of jobs to deliver millions in private investment, according to the state's Economic Assistance Coordinating Council, which approved the incentives on Wednesday. The EACC's Economic Development Incentive Program is helping 13 companies in 11 communities create 1,181 jobs, retain 4,685 existing jobs, and deliver over $469 million in private investment, state officials said. The program offers investment tax credits and other incentives to companies that create jobs and build new facilities in Massachusetts. Investment tax credits are basically an ...

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    13. Seen@ Western Mass. Dress for Success 'Thank You Breakfast' in Springfield

      Seen@ Western Mass. Dress for Success 'Thank You Breakfast' in Springfield

      On Wednesday morning, 85 volunteers, board members and community supporters gathered to learn about and celebrate the impact that the Western Massachusetts Dress for Success is having on women and families throughout the region at its Annual Referring Agency Thank You Breakfast. "If not for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and referring agencies, Dress for Success would not be where it is today," said Dawn Creighton, president of the Dress for Success Board of Directors, in a statement. "Over the past 12 months, we have helped nearly 400 women advance in their careers through our workplace mentoring ...

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    14. Take a tour of the model of the new MBTA Orange Line cars being built in Springfield (video)

      Take a tour of the model of the new MBTA Orange Line cars being built in Springfield (video)

      MBTA officials allowed a peek at what the new MBTA Orange Line cars will look like once they start rolling into Boston in two to three years. The MBTA's Mark DeVitto walked MassLive.com through a mock up of the new Orange Line car, showing the design picked out by the public, new security cameras inside the car, wider doors and other measures designed to improve the safety of the line. CRRC MA, a Chinese-owned company, is building the frames of the cars and then shipping them over to a Springfield, Mass. factory for completion and delivery.

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    15. Longmeadow's Willie Ross School for the Deaf recognized by state

      Longmeadow's Willie Ross School for the Deaf recognized by state

      The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- a division of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services -- also presented Willie Ross transition specialist Karen Stackow with their Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award. The school said the state recognized its "50 years of serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing children of Western Massachusetts with outstanding attention to the unique needs of a diverse population." The school was founded in 1967.

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    16. Springfield College event to feature retired Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick...

      Springfield College event to feature retired Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick...

      Springfield College will host its annual social sciences lecture on March 30, featuring former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland as the keynote speaker. Ireland served as a judge for 37 years, and in 1997, was the first African American to be appointed to the state Supreme Judicial Court, eventually becoming the first African American Chief Justice before he retired in 2014. The Springfield native's address will focus on his career and his experience working in various levels of the judicial system including his time working in Boston's Juvenile Court.

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    17. Greater Springfield job market: What industries are hiring?

      Greater Springfield job market: What industries are hiring?

      No sector of the economy in Greater Springfield added jobs in January, but year over year, education and health services, trade transportation and utilities and a few other sectors did record gains. That's according to numbers released this week by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Relations and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  As a region, Greater Springfield lost 12,100 jobs in January from December, a decline of 3.6 percent. That's a larger percent decline than the statewide average of 2.54 percent. But on the year, the region is up 3,000 ...

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    18. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson to headline Springfield Chamber's Outlook 2017 lunch

      Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson to headline Springfield Chamber's Outlook 2017 lunch

      Eugene Robinson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post, will deliver the keynote address at the at the Springfield Regional Chamber's Outlook 2017 luncheon on April 10. Robinson is also a political commentator appearing on television programs such as political commentator on news programs such as MSNBC's Hardball, The Rachel Maddow Show, and NBC's Meet the Press.The lunch, an annual affair meant to take a look at he political and economic year ahead, will be from from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 10 at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St ...

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    19. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gets up close look at MBTA train cars set to be built in...

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gets up close look at MBTA train cars set to be built in...

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is getting an up close look at the new MBTA Orange Line cars. Baker is scheduled to see a model on Tuesday. The model came via cargo ship from China and is sitting in Medford's Wellington Yard. The Chinese-owned firm CRRC MA is building the cars inside a $95 million subway car factory in Springfield. The company has a contract with Massachusetts to build 152 Orange Line cars and 252 Red Line cars, and is seeking contracts with other US transit agencies. Transporation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, Acting MBTA General Manager Brain Shortsleeve and MBTA Chief ...

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    20. Planet Fitness to celebrate grand opening in Springfield with giveaways, free pizza

      Planet Fitness to celebrate grand opening in Springfield with giveaways, free pizza

      A new Planet Fitness location has opened in Springfield and the owners are celebrating with free food, charity donations and raffle prizes.  The 22,000-square-foot gym just off Boston Road features cardio machines, strength equipment, a locker room with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage beds, massage chairs, tanning beds and a red light therapy booth that seeks to increase circulation and produce elastin and collagen in the body.  The location has tailored its workout equipment to gym goers hoping to fit a quick workout into their days, with a 20 station circuit of strength machines and cardio-step stations that takes ...

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    21. Stanley Black & Decker completes Lenox American saw purchase, plans to continue operating East Longmeadow plant

      Stanley Black & Decker completes Lenox American saw purchase, plans to continue operating East Longmeadow plant

      Connecticut-based tool giant Stanley Black & Decker earlier this month completed its purchase of Newell Brands' tool division, which includes Lenox American Saw and its 500,000-square-foot factory here with 640 employees. The $1.95 billion acquisition was first announced in October. The deal represents more than $700 million of revenues from brands like Lenox and Irwin hand tools, Stanley Black & Decker said in a news release.

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    22. New start-up offers fine dining and fast food delivery in Western Massachusetts

      New start-up offers fine dining and fast food delivery in Western Massachusetts

      A new service in the Pioneer Valley offers a wide menu of food options, from sushi or a rack of lamb to donuts and coffee. Dine In Deliver offers delivery from local and franchise restaurants in Western Massachusetts.  Customers visit the delivery service website and place their order online. Dine In Deliver offers delivery currently from 21 restaurants, including: Chick-fil-a, Dunkin Donuts, Europa Restaurant in Ludlow, Master Chef in South Hadley, Rumbleseat Bar and Grille in Chicopee and Taco Bell / Pizza Hut Express in Chicopee.

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    23. Springfield unemployment rate rises in January, but is lower than it was a year ago

      Springfield unemployment rate rises in January, but is lower than it was a year ago

      Unemployment in the city of Springfield rose in January, likely because seasonal jobs at stores and delivery services ended, according to numbers released Friday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for the city of Springfield in January was 7.2 percent, up two percentage points from 5.2 percent recorded in December. But the unemployment rate was higher, at 8.9 percent, a year ago in January 2016. Unlike statewide and national unemployment data, local employment numbers are not adjusted for seasonal changes in the ...

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    24. PVTA plans to cut hundreds of bus stops in Springfield

      PVTA plans to cut hundreds of bus stops in Springfield

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority has exactly 814 stops in the city of Springfield -- and that's about twice as many as an intracity bus line needs to have in a city this size. So, with a plan that's been in the works for months but is now in front of the City Council, the transit authority hopes to cut the number of Springfield stops by more than 45 percent, to just 442. The move, said outgoing PVTA Administrator Mary MacInnes, will bring some rationality to a transit layout where some stops are just 400 feet apart.

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