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    1. Skechers footwear store coming to West Springfield's Century Center

      Skechers footwear store coming to West Springfield's Century Center

      Skechers, the California-based global footwear company, is opening a 10,000-square-foot store at Century Center, the 285,000-square-foot shopping complex on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield.  The store is set to open in March, according to Andrew M. Cohen, owner of Century Center, the region's first strip mall. "We are excited to have the No. 2 shoe brand in the world join the center," he said in a statement Thursday. Cohen said Skechers will be a "great addition" to Century Center, located just over the Memorial Bridge from Springfield.

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    2. Could Tandem Bagel come to Amherst's Mill District?

      Could Tandem Bagel come to Amherst's Mill District?

      In the fall of 2013, Cinda Jones launched a petition drive to lure Atkins to the Mill District she was developing in North Amherst. Two years later, Atkins North opened. Now the president of WD Cowls, Inc. is hoping to lure Tandem Bagel to the space occupied by Bread & Butter, which will be closing soon.  "Maybe if we give them enough LOVE they'll consider coming to The Mill District! Let them hear the love!!!," Jones posted on the Mill District Facebook page, along with a link to Tandem's menu. In an email, Jones wrote, "they inquired about the ...

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    3. Westfield Technical Academy, city get boost from local businesses

      Westfield Technical Academy, city get boost from local businesses

      Westfield Mayor Brian P. Sullivan, chairman of the School Committee, suspended the rules at Monday night's meeting to acknowledge David Prouty, owner of Proudly Landscaping, and 2017 Westfield Technical Academy graduate Matthew Wilcox, owner of Wilcox Landscaping, and to accept a donation to the school's Ornamental Horticulture Program. Sullivan recounted a call from Prouty, a Westfield resident, following an early December snowstorm. The city was scheduled to collect bagged leaves that week, but snow removal slowed them down. With more snow on the way, Prouty offered to help collect leaves.

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    4. Holyoke Mall focused on restaurant, entertainment options, has no immediate replacement for Babies 'R' Us

      Holyoke Mall focused on restaurant, entertainment options, has no immediate replacement for Babies 'R' Us

      "Holyoke Mall is focused on adding more restaurant and entertainment options to its mix similar to the Sumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar that just opened here," spokeswoman Lisa Wray wrote in an email responding to questions about Babies 'R' Us. "We hope to make several more leasing announcements in the coming months when they are finalized."

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    5. $20,000 state grants helping Holyoke students in early college programs

      $20,000 state grants helping Holyoke students in early college programs

      The state gave its blessing and $20,000 Tuesday for "early college" programs for public school students working with Holyoke Community College and Westfield State University. The ties with colleges are part of the Holyoke public schools' redesign of the high schools and middle schools intended to establish a pathway for every student to college and a career, said Stephen K. Zrike, the state-appointed receiver in charge of managing the Holyoke public schools.

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    6. New restaurant and retail store coming to Springfield's Boston Road neighborhood

      New restaurant and retail store coming to Springfield's Boston Road neighborhood

      Colvest is completing a retail center on Boston Road that will be home to a new Moe's Southwestern Grill restaurant and Batteries + Bulbs store. The center already has a Sprint cellphone store. It's next to the Aldi discount supermarket at the corner of Pasco Road and adjacent to the Colvest building that houses MedExpress Urgent Care at 1312 Boston Road.

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    7. Cymba Bottle Opener Co. customizes the beverage-entry tools in Holyoke

      Cymba Bottle Opener Co. customizes the beverage-entry tools in Holyoke

      The Cymba Bottle Opener Co. at 362 Race St. is a growing company that makes a dozen versions of the devices built to access a beverage, mostly for breweries seeking openers that are branded with their logos or slogans. "We customize them to the customer's needs. We'll brand them, any kind of color they want," co-owner Edward Sordillo said Monday. Designs include the spike, which is an actual forged railroad spike obtained from steel makers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and fashioned with a hook-and-space to lift a lid, he said.

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      Mentions: Chicopee Holyoke
    8. River Valley Co-op chooses Easthampton car dealer site for 2nd store

      River Valley Co-op chooses Easthampton car dealer site for 2nd store

      River Valley Co-op has identified the former Fedor Pontiac Oldsmobile property on Route 10 as the best spot for its second location. The grocery cooperative announced Monday that it has an option agreement to purchase the property at 228 Northampton St. from the Fedor family. The price was not disclosed. The dealership is vacant, having closed in 2010 when General Motors downsized its dealer network and ended the Pontiac brand during the automaker's post-recession bankruptcy. Oldsmobile went out of production in 2004.

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    9. Colvest Group buys former Bill Willard concrete property on King Street in Northampton

      Colvest Group buys former Bill Willard concrete property on King Street in Northampton

      The new owners of the Bill Willard Inc. concrete plant property on King Street plan to redevelop the 3-acre site into retail or office space. In the near term, The Colvest Group of Springfield will tear down some -- if not all -- three buildings, remove abandoned petroleum tanks and improve the property's appearance. "Our goal is to do some cleanup on the property, it is unsightly," said Colvest CEO Frank Colaccino. "We need to make that property presentable." The structures to the rear of the land that were once part of the concrete plant will go, Colaccino said. He and ...

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    10. Meet MGM Springfield's 'all star' executive team responsible for the $960 million casino

      Meet MGM Springfield's 'all star' executive team responsible for the $960 million casino
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      Mentions: Springfield
    11. STCC hosts Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair (photos)

      STCC hosts Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair (photos)

      The Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair was held Friday at the Springfield Technical Community College Scibelli Hall gym. Girls enrolled in area high school vocational and technical programs, along with guidance counselors and teachers, attended the event, which kicked off with a welcome by STCC President John Cook and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. Following the speaking program the student were divided into two groups, allowing them to network and ask questions with trade union representatives to help them plan a career in the skilled trades. Representatives were also present from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary ...

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    12. Plans to convert Chicopee downtown mill to apartments submitted, could help redevelop downtown

      Plans to convert Chicopee downtown mill to apartments submitted, could help redevelop downtown

      A proposal to convert a downtown vacant mill into a modern apartment building with 105 live-work lofts is officially getting underway. Mount Holyoke Development, owned by Herbert Berezin, has applied for a special permit to renovate the former 65,000 square-foot, five-story historic mill at the corner of Front and Depot streets, that was most recently used by Lyman Mills.

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      Mentions: Chicopee Holyoke
    13. People in Business: Maggie Ducheney named Board Member for Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield

      People in Business: Maggie Ducheney named Board Member for Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield

      Valley Educational Associates, Inc., a nonprofit that supports adults with developmental disabilities through supported employment and day services in Springfield, Chicopee and West Hatfield, announces Maggie Ducheney has recently joined the board of the Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield.

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    14. Tower Square Health Expo in Springfield offers 20 services including DNA testing

      Tower Square Health Expo in Springfield offers 20 services including DNA testing

      DNA testing will be among 20 services available at the Tower Square Health and Wellness Expo on Wednesday. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the food court on the second floor. The snow date is Thursday. True Blue Health and Wellness will be one of 20 vendors offering services, screenings and education during the free daylong expo. True Blue's "True Blueprint Genetic Testing" uses cheek swabs to collect testing material. The cost of the test is covered by most health insurance plans.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    15. Salons raise more than $5,000 for Unify Against Bullying

      Salons raise more than $5,000 for Unify Against Bullying

      When salon owner Kelly Murphy attended a fashion show put on by Unify Against Bullying a couple of years ago, she immediately wanted to get involved with the anti-bullying nonprofit. "We were blown away," said Murphy, the owner of The Cutting Edge Salon and Day Spa in Agawam. "I thought, why not bring local salons together ... for a great cause?" Murphy organized the Cut-A-Thon, a daylong event in which salons donated profits from haircuts, blowouts and styling to Unify. Two salons participated in 2016, the first year, but last October six salons - five in Western Massachusetts and one in Melrose ...

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    16. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal to address Holyoke Chamber reception

      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal to address Holyoke Chamber reception

      U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be the main speaker at this year's Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Candidates and Elected Officials Reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Gary Rome Hyundai. The intent of the event at the dealership at 150 Whiting Farms Road is to introduce elected officials to the business community with a format that is a little speaking and lots of mingling, organizers said. Spiros Hatiras, president and chief executive officer of Holyoke Medical Center, also is scheduled to make remarks, organizers said.

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    17. Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute ready for students

      Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute ready for students

      Warren Leigh, chair of hospitality management and culinary arts programs at Holyoke Community College, looked over the student lounge at HCC's new MGM Culinary Arts Institute in the Cubit Building. He put himself in the shoes of a high school student choosing among HCC and bigger-name culinary programs like the Culinary Institute of America or Johnson & Wales University.

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    18. Westfield accepting applications for community development grants

      Westfield accepting applications for community development grants

      Westfield Community Development Director Peter J. Miller anticipates approximately $345,000 will be allocated to the city, which amounts to about $280,000 in grants after administrative and other costs. This is typical of the past few years. "For years we received $400,000 and into the $500,000s," said Miller. "Since 2000 the program has been cut significantly." Larger communities in the region, including Westfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield, receive automatic allocations from the federal government, while smaller communities such as Southwick compete against other towns for state CDBG funds.

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    19. Mercy Medical Center names Harvard graduate to top post

      Mercy Medical Center names Harvard graduate to top post

      Dr. Mark Dumais has been named chief medical officer for Mercy Medical Center. A Harvard Medical School graduate who also holds a master's degree in business administration, Dumais will provide clinical and administrative leadership at the 182-bed acute care hospital as well as its affiliated facilities, including the 126-bed Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke.

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    20. Springfield cultural organizations hope to boost region's economy through 'cultural...

      Springfield cultural organizations hope to boost region's economy through 'cultural...

      The Springfield Central Cultural District, Springfield Cultural Council, city of Springfield and the Mass Cultural Council are embarking on a new and formal cultural relationship. All three partners, while formerly working on cultural activities to boost the local economy through creative expression separately, signed a "cultural compact" on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Springfield City Hall, to increase collaboration and partnership, together.

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    21. SilverBrick plans renovations at former YMCA at 122 Chestnut St.

      SilverBrick plans renovations at former YMCA at 122 Chestnut St.

      "Exquisite historic detail" inspired  The SilverBrick Group to buy the former YMCA building at 122 Chestnut St., said Aaron J. Papowitz, the company's founder and managing principal. SilverBrick bought the 99-unit apartment building, which served as the Springfield YMCA from 1919 to 1951, in December for $4.8 million. The company already owns the nearby SilverBrick Lofts on Main Street and plans to rebrand the YMCA building as  SilverBrick Square.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    22. Chicopee Electric Light working to offer municipal Internet to businesses then residents

      Chicopee Electric Light working to offer municipal Internet to businesses then residents

      The city's electric company hopes to begin offering high-speed broadband Internet this year, first making the service available to local businesses and then building out a network neighborhood-by-neighborhood. But one City Councilor who has studied how communities throughout the country have offered Internet services to their citizens said he will push to take a more aggressive approach to creating a full fiber optic network faster that can reach all residents and businesses in the city.

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    23. Coming for Holyoke E.N. White School students: STEM middle school

      Coming for Holyoke E.N. White School students: STEM middle school

      Courses in science, technology, engineering and math -- known as STEM -- will be the focus of a new middle school that will begin in the fall at Dean Technical High School, officials said Monday. "A STEM experience will offer our students highly engaging, hands-on learning that promotes strong problem-solving and communication skills," said Stephen K. Zrike, the state-appointed receiver in charge of managing the public schools. "These skills are critical to achieving success through college and in today's dynamic workforce," he said. The new school will be for middle school students from E.N. White School, 1 Jefferson St., because ...

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