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    1. Newly re-branded Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts shows...

      Newly re-branded Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts shows...

      Health care professionals and invited guests were on hand for private and group tours during a name rebranding event at the former HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts Tuesday. The Alabama-based HealthSouth Corporation kicked-off a name re-branding with their new name, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts. The nationwide name re-branding began on January 1.

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    2. Solarize Mass Springfield-Longmeadow program schedules informational sessions

      Solarize Mass Springfield-Longmeadow program schedules informational sessions

      SolarFlair Energy, Inc. has been selected as the installer for the Solarize Mass Springfield-Longmeadow program, according to a press release. The community-based education and outreach program is run by local volunteers and supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state Department of Energy Resources to offer residents and businesses pre-selected solar photovoltaic systems at lower costs, the release states.

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    3. Sears' reported plans to liquidate may advance Eastfield Mall redevelopment

      Sears' reported plans to liquidate may advance Eastfield Mall redevelopment

      Ailing retailer Sears Holdings is on the path to liquidation after more than 126 years as “The Place America Shops,” according to reports Tuesday morning. Chairman Eddie Lampert’s $4.4 billion bid to buy Sears and Kmart out of bankruptcy has been deemed insufficient, CNBC and Reuters reported. As a result, what’s left of Sears will be forced to sell off its assets and close all the remaining Sears and Kmart locations. There are now fewer than 866 locations for both Sears and Kmart including Kmarts in Holyoke and Palmer.

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    4. ‘10,000 square feet of awesome’ set to open at Springfield Innovation Center (photos, video)

      ‘10,000 square feet of awesome’ set to open at Springfield Innovation Center (photos, video)

      Delivery crews hauled new office furniture into the Springfield Innovation Center Friday as Kristin Leutz, CEO of Valley Venture Mentors, pointed out all the uses VVM will have for its space in the building, which is nearing the final stages of more than $7 million in renovations spearheaded by DevelopSpringfield. VVM’s Hub for business startups will have “hot desk” — space where entrepreneurs can grab a first-come, first-served place to work — as well as reserved desks, private offices, private phone rooms for making calls without disturbing others, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a shared kitchen and a nursing room. “A new ...

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    5. Springfield’s Chestnut Towers sells within company for $12 million

      Springfield’s Chestnut Towers sells within company for $12 million

      Chestnut Towers in Springfield changed hands last month but didn’t really change hands. According to papers filed at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds Dec. 12, the 489-apartment complex looming over Springfield’s downtown was sold by Related Springfield Associates Limited Partnership to Chestnut Park Preservation LLP for $12 million.

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    6. KeyBank appoints new Business Banking relationship manager for the Western Massachusetts Market

      KeyBank appoints new Business Banking relationship manager for the Western Massachusetts Market

      KeyBank announced the appointment of Thomas Tierney as a business banking relationship manager for the Western Massachusetts market. In this role, Mr. Tierney will manage commercial relationships for businesses with annual revenues ranging from $3 million to $20 million. In addition to supporting the bank’s existing client relationships. Tierney will be responsible for generating new business banking opportunities, and expanding commercial loans and deposit relationships for the bank. He will report to Allison Standish-Plimpton who serves as senior vice president and business banking sales leader for KeyBank’s Connecticut and Western Massachusetts markets.

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    7. Chipotle Mexican Grill opens new restaurant in East Longmeadow

      Chipotle Mexican Grill opens new restaurant in East Longmeadow

      Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its East Longmeadow restaurant at 42 Center Square in December. Erin Wolford, senior director of external communications at California-based Chipotle said the location has about 25 employees. The spot was the former Sleepy’s mattress shop. East Longmeadow approved a Five Guys Burgers & Fries for the location, but the plan fell through. The town approved Chipotle in July.

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    8. The Egg & I plans Monday reopening at former Friendly’s in South Hadley

      The Egg & I plans Monday reopening at former Friendly’s in South Hadley

      The Egg & I, a breakfast and lunch staple in town since 1989, will reopen Monday in its new location at the former Friendly’s at 489 Newton St. (Route 116) after a four-month hiatus. The Egg & I closed its old location on Main Street in South Hadley Falls at the end of August, said owner David Simard. “It’s more centrally located (in the plaza)," he said Wednesday. “We are trying to get back on our feet here. The Egg & I has been an institution in South Hadley for a lot of years.” Simard is only the most recent owner ...

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    9. STCC hires vice president of advancement and external affairs

      STCC hires vice president of advancement and external affairs

      Springfield Technical Community College has named its first ever vice president of advancement and external affairs. STCC president John B. Cook announced the appointment of Denise Hurst, of Springfield, in a campus-wide email on Nov. 7. Since 2009, Hurst has served as an elected member of the Springfield School Committee. She is a member of numerous boards, including the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

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    10. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts to unveil new name

      HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts to unveil new name

      HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts will unveil its new name and brand as part of its management Company’s name change and rebranding initiative. Beginning Jan. 1, the inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be known as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts. It will continue to provide the same high quality, post-acute care for patients overcoming a variety of major illnesses and injuries.

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    11. Springfield mulls future of closed CityStage, MGM commitment for shows | masslive.com

      Springfield mulls future of closed CityStage, MGM commitment for shows | masslive.com

      With the closing of CityStage nearly a month ago, city officials and the Springfield Parking Authority have not yet announced any plans for the authority-owned site, including potential future uses and capital improvements.  In addition, there is no information yet regarding what impact the closing of CityStage has on MGM Springfield’s contractual commitment to underwrite and present performances at downtown entertainment venues, including CityStage, in 2019 and beyond, officials said.

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    12. Tower Square in Springfield gets an AT&T store; mall continues focus on amenities and services

      Tower Square in Springfield gets an AT&T store; mall continues focus on amenities and services

      Tower Square is getting a cell phone store as its new owners position the 48-year-old mall as the place downtown workers can find goods and services quickly and without driving. Taylor Made Communications of East Hartford is opening an AT&T preferred retail store, said Demetrios Panteleakis, president of the MacMillan Group, which represents the tower and its new owners. The store, which Panteleakis said will open within 30 days, will offer cell phone products and repairs, AT&T Direct TV Network services, home security products and an internet café.

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    13. Massachusetts Department of Transportation to reveal data on potential MassPike exit between Westfield and the Berkshires

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation to reveal data on potential MassPike exit between Westfield and the Berkshires

      Massachusetts Department of Transportation planners investigating the feasibility of a new MassPike exit between Westfield and Lee are looking at the demographics and travel patterns of hilltown residents as a conceptual study moves forward. Cassandra Gascon, project manager for the study, said the working group for the project will meet again in January or early February. At that meeting, MassDOT will likely reveal the traffic and population data it has gathered so local officials can comment. The goal is to decide exactly where the new exit should go and to build a case to obtain funding for a construction project ...

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    14. Applications open for Lumberyard affordable apartments in downtown Northampton

      Applications open for Lumberyard affordable apartments in downtown Northampton

      Those interested in learning more about the Lumberyard affordable housing development at 256 Pleasant St. have been invited to attend an informational meeting. Valley Community Development Corporation plans an open house for Saturday, Jan. 5, between 10 and 11 a.m. at Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley St. The new, downtown building, located at the site of the former Northampton Lumber, holds 55 apartments. Forty-three are designated for households with incomes up to 60 percent of the area median, and 12 for low-income households.

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    15. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy thanked by Springfield officials for bringing CTrail to Union Station

      Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy thanked by Springfield officials for bringing CTrail to Union Station

      The $103 million renovation of Springfield’s Union Station, which reopened 18 months ago, might not be as big a deal for the city without the additional CTrail trains that have been coming in. And its for those trains — CTRail’s Hartford Line Service between Springfield, Hartford and New Haven with connections to New York City via Metro-North — that the city thanked outgoing Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Thursday.

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    16. DevelopSpringfield seeks to begin renovations at historic Maple St. school

      DevelopSpringfield seeks to begin renovations at historic Maple St. school

      A million-dollar plan to renovate the former Springfield Female Seminary, one of Springfield’s oldest buildings, into small offices and co-working space for entrepreneurs seems to be finally moving forward. DevelopSpringfield, a nonprofit funded in part by MassMutual that buys and rehabs troubled properties, advertised this month for contractors for the WorkHub at 77 Maple project. Bids are due Jan. 3.

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    17. Florence Bank opens Springfield branch; donates to Greenleaf Community Center (photos)

      Florence Bank opens Springfield branch; donates to Greenleaf Community Center (photos)

      The new office is Florence Bank’s first in Springfield and its second in Hampden County following one that opened at 1010 Union St. in West Springfield in September 2017. Headquartered in the Florence section of Northampton, Florence Bank plans to build two or three more Hampden County branches over the next few years, with at least one starting construction 2019, said President John F. Heaps Jr.

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    18. Statistics show MGM Springfield exceeding goals for local hiring, workforce diversity

      Statistics show MGM Springfield exceeding goals for local hiring, workforce diversity

      MGM Springfield, in its first quarterly report since opening Aug. 24, said Thursday that it is meeting and exceeding its goals for local hiring and workforce diversity related both to its operations and completed construction work. Representatives of MGM Springfield including President Michael Mathis presented the quarterly report during a Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting at the MassMutual Center on Main Street. As of Oct. 10, covering the most recent quarterly report, hiring of Springfield residents was at 38.4 percent, compared to the goal of 35 percent, Mathis said.

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    19. White Lion Brewery moves equipment into Tower Square in downtown Springfield

      White Lion Brewery moves equipment into Tower Square in downtown Springfield

      Springfield will soon have a brewery downtown. White Lion Brewery moved their brewing equipment into their new space in Tower Square on Thursday. The company has leased 10,000 square feet within Tower Square, with plans to open a production and packaging facility with taproom in 2019. The space was once occupied by Spaghetti Freddy’s but has been vacant for more than a decade. White Lion was previously in talks to build a brewpub in the MassLive building but faced setbacks due to engineering concerns, The Republican reported.

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    20. Demolition begins at Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee

      Demolition begins at Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee

      A crowd gathered at daybreak Wednesday to see one last show at the Hu Ke Lau. Crews from Associated Building Wreckers began demolition of the 53-year-old restaurant and showplace known for its scorpion bowls, Polynesian dance show and for hosting top-name comedians like Joan Rivers and Rosie O’Donnell. "The house that my parents built," said Andy Yee, managing partner of the family owned Bean Restaurant Group. "I'm witnessing it all."

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    21. MGM Springfield, Spectacle Management tout experience as they compete for Symphony Hall management contract

      MGM Springfield, Spectacle Management tout experience as they compete for Symphony Hall management contract

      The presidents of the two companies competing for a long-term city contract to manage Symphony Hall touted the experience of their companies and praised the opportunity offered at the historic building. MGM Springfield, which opened a $960 million casino in August downtown, and Spectacle Management Inc., of Lexington, which manages various entertainment venues in eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, submitted competing proposals to manage Symphony Hall by Monday’s deadline. The proposals are under review by city officials and being kept confidential during the evaluation.

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