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    1. Springfield Housing Authority selects mayor's chief of staff, Denise Jordan, as new...

      Springfield Housing Authority selects mayor's chief of staff, Denise Jordan, as new...

      Denise R. Jordan, who has served as chief of staff for Mayor Domenic J. Sarno since he took office a decade ago, has been appointed executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority. The five-member authority, which oversees public housing in Springfield, selected Jordan by unanimous vote from among three finalists for the job. Final interviews occurred last week and the appointment was confirmed Monday. The appointment is pending state review and drafting of a contract. "I'm excited at the opportunity to help be a part of the Springfield Housing Authority," Jordan said Monday.

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    2. Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College has introduced an online program for candidates to earn a paralegal studies certificate in legal nurse consulting. The 18-credit program may be done in less than one year by completing three, 8-week sessions online. Courses include health law, principles of litigation and tort and personal injury. Candidates must hold an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree as well as a current license to practice as a registered nurse. They must have completed 2,000 hours of clinical practice as a registered nurse. "The best candidates for the legal nurse consulting track are licensed nurses who are ...

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    3. Colony Club, Springfield institution that has hosted 6 presidents, closes after 103 years

      Colony Club, Springfield institution that has hosted 6 presidents, closes after 103 years

      The Colony Club in Springfield's Tower Square, a downtown staple since 1915 that has hosted six presidents, shut down Monday. "We wanted to cease operations with our heads held high," said Mark Teed, president of the Board of Governors."We made the toughest decision of all." The Club made a major push for members three years ago on its 100th birthday. But that recruiting effort was unsuccessful. It was down to 215 members from more than 300 in 2015. "I think it was just a model that wasn't meeting the needs of young executives," Teed said. "There was ...

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    4. Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...

      Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...

      The owner of the MassLive building at Court Square is proposing a valet parking program, intended to improve the experience for visitors of the office building and its neighbor, City Hall. As proposed, six parking spots will be set aside on City Hall Place, a one-way side street between the MassLive building, at 1350 Main St., and City Hall. The valet stand would be at the corner of Court Street and City Hall Place, and the attendants would park cars in the the designated spaces and at the nearby Civic Center garage on Bruce Landon Way.

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    5. Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday

      Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday

      Wellspring Harvest will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday to commemorate the completion of its hydroponic greenhouse and the beginning of its agricultural production.  The cooperative corporation will officially open its Indian Orchard greenhouse with a 2 p.m. ribbon cutting event at the 121 Pinevale St. location.  Following the ribbon cutting, Wellspring Harvest will hold a two-hour open house, which will feature demonstrations of hydroponic growing techniques, tours and free lettuce samples, according to organizers.

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    6. Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...

      Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...

      The Sisters of Providence have broken ground on Hillside Residence, a $10 million project to build 36 units of affordable, elder care housing on the 27-acre Providence campus at 2112 Riverdale St. The project calls for integrating housing for residents age 62 or older with the health services they will need as they grow older, according to Sister Kathleen Popko, president of the Sisters of Providence.  "At times, the dream seemed futile," Popko told the crowd gathered Friday at the site where the housing will soon rise, recalling the ups and downs of trying to secure project funding over the ...

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    7. Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

      Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

      A new mobile water treatment lab run by UMass Amherst will help small towns test new water treatment technology.  "Some of our smaller towns are risk-averse to testing new technologies on their water treatment," said Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, D-Lenox. "This would allow them to kick the tires and test it on a much smaller basis." Pignatelli said making a mistake with a new technology can cost towns tens of thousands of dollars, so this is an opportunity for small systems to test out new technologies and see if they will work on a larger scale.

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    8. Chicopee Construction company to move to mostly vacant industrial park, city approves tax...

      Chicopee Construction company to move to mostly vacant industrial park, city approves tax...

      A local construction company is planning to move to a parcel of land in the Chicopee River Business Park, which has been mostly empty since it was created more than 25 years ago. A. Crane Construction LLC. is purchasing an about 10-acre lot known as Parcel 8 on East Main Street. The property is across the street from the main part of the Business River Park and on the side that runs along the Chicopee River, said Eric Nelson president and CEO of Westmass Westmass Area Development Corporation, which owns the industrial park. The company has not closed on the ...

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    9. Springfield Innovation Center construction to resume in June

      Springfield Innovation Center construction to resume in June

      DevelopSpringfield says it will restart renovation work in mid-June on the long-stalled Springfield Innovation Center. MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, sent DevelopSpringfield a commitment letter this week putting the local agency one step closer to getting the financing it needs to complete the project, said Nicholas Fyntrilakis, chairman of the DevelopSpringfield board of directors.

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    10. Reshaping philanthropy in our community

      Reshaping philanthropy in our community

      As the generosity-dust settles on the sixth and likely final Valley Gives Day, I'm feeling more than a little sentimental. This one-day festival of community philanthropy began with a question posed by devoted community member Paul Doherty: "How can we make this Valley the most generous region in the country?" Looking back now, the "we" has clearly emerged as the most important part of that question.

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    11. Yee family, Masse's Seafood taking over Brunelle's Marina Dockside Restaurant in South Hadley, planning improvements, new name

      Yee family, Masse's Seafood taking over Brunelle's Marina Dockside Restaurant in South Hadley, planning improvements, new name

       Luke Brunelle, owner of Brunelle's Marina on the Connecticut River in South Hadley, said he's a pretty good restaurateur for the Dockside -- but only in the winter. "When I'm not doing any boat business," Brunelle said. "In the summer, there is just too much going on. I just can't pay enough attention and I can only hope I made the right decisions back before the season." The decision he made this offseason was to bring in old friends -- the Yee family, longtime owners of the former Hu Ke Lau in Chicopee and current owners and operators ...

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    12. New $45 million Chicopee development will include 4-story hotel, 3 restaurants, gas station

      New $45 million Chicopee development will include 4-story hotel, 3 restaurants, gas station

      A new about $45 million development planned for Burnett Road calls for a four-story hotel, a sit-down restaurant, a coffee shop, two fast food restaurants and a gas station with convenience store. Friday Dinesh Patel, whose business is in Springfield, submitted site plans for his project to be located on about eight acres of property on Burnett Road, next to the existing Pride Station and Fifties Diner. Patel is seeking permits to build a four-story, 14,044 square-foot hotel as the anchor of the new project that will be located near the end of Interstate-291 and the on and off ...

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    13. Ludlow Mills lands $300K in historic tax credits, says Rep. Thomas Petrolati

      Ludlow Mills lands $300K in historic tax credits, says Rep. Thomas Petrolati

      The mammoth Ludlow Mills complex has landed $300,000 in historic tax credits from the state, said Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, D-Ludlow, a strong supporter of the ongoing preservation and redevelopment project along the banks of the Chicopee River.  The funding will help developer WinnCompanies complete a restoration project that's expected to produce 89 residential units and create up to 100 construction jobs at the iconic Clock Tower Building at Mill 8, one of the many buildings at the sprawling complex covering 170 acres between State Street and the river.

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    14. As bio convention nears, House passes major life sciences bill

      As bio convention nears, House passes major life sciences bill

      The Massachusetts House on Wednesday nearly unanimously approved a bill to support the state's life sciences industry, legislation which hews closely to the $1 billion, ten-year initiative launched by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2007. The House vote Wednesday coincided with a press conference to tout an upcoming international biotech conference in Boston, which could give Gov. Charlie Baker an opportunity to sign an industry-friendly bill into law at the industry's largest gathering of the year. The bill (H 4501) provides about $463 million in new capital authorizations for the state Life Sciences Capital Fund, with an emphasis on ...

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    15. Springfield seeks to promote sidewalk cafes with new outdoor seating permits

      Springfield seeks to promote sidewalk cafes with new outdoor seating permits

      The city is preparing to offer outdoor seating permits to local restaurants, saying it will allow eateries to expand their service and add to the city's vitality. Applications will be available soon, and the new program is expected to begin in June, officials said. Applications must be reviewed and approved by various city departments and receive final approval from the Department of Public Works. Brian Connors, deputy planner for economic development, said interest in outdoor dining has been growing in recent years, and he would expect it to continue to grow as tourism expands in the city. Union Station ...

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    16. Simply Grace, winner of US Small Business Administration honor, proves that yes, people will shop in downtown Springfield (photos, video)

      Simply Grace, winner of US Small Business Administration honor, proves that yes, people will shop in downtown Springfield (photos, video)

      Simply Grace, a collection of shops in downtown Springfield begun three years ago as a holiday pop-up, was lauded Wednesday by the U.S. Small Business administration as it prepares to expand with a hair and nails salon. "I remember when we were praying for $100 in sales for a week," said co-owner Mikki Lessard, recalling a touch-and-go transition into a year-round enterprise. "I remember when we fought the winter doldrums because you all in Springfield stay in your offices when it's cold out."

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    17. Unify Against Bullying hosts sold-out 2018 Fashion Show in Holyoke (photos)

      Unify Against Bullying hosts sold-out 2018 Fashion Show in Holyoke (photos)

      he fourth annual all-inclusive fashion show for Unify Against Bullying was held at The Log Cabin Tuesday with more than 700 attending the four-hour event. A social hour prior to the fashion show featured a silent auction, food stations, an open-air photo booth, and an after show meet and greet. Student models and performers from across Massachusetts and Connecticut came together to raise awareness with the challenges associated with bullying. The event featured a live musical performance of "Stop the Violence" by Holyoke High School graduate Kenny Roche.

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    18. Chicopee grants tax agreement to company building assisted living complex on Facemate land

      Chicopee grants tax agreement to company building assisted living complex on Facemate land

      The City Council granted a 10-year tax incentive plan to a company that purchased a former factory property from the city and plans to build an assisted living complex on the land. The agreement is with DS Development, which is constructing the RiverMills Assisted Living facility on a parcel of property that the city cleaned up after acquiring the long closed Facemate factory property off West Main Street. The company, based in Weston, purchased the nearly four-acre parcel of land next to the RiverMills Senior Center for $750,000. It received final permits from the city in November 2017 and ...

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    19. 100 days from MGM Springfield's grand opening, $960 million casino nears completion (photos, video)

      100 days from MGM Springfield's grand opening, $960 million casino nears completion (photos, video)

      With just 100 days until MGM Resorts International opens the doors to its $960 million casino in downtown Springfield, construction on the site is ongoing, with new details of the massive structure being revealed daily.  Historic facades from the site's previous structures have been recreated or retained, to give the 14.5 acre site abutted by the South End and downtown areas a touch of flare reminiscent of days gone by, within the state-of-the-art entertainment and gambling complex. Inside the casino, aspects of the region's history and culture, ranging from Dr. Seuss and Emily Dickinson to Indian Motocycle ...

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    20. Cabotville redevelopment project to create 600 luxury SilverBrick lofts in Chicopee...

      Cabotville redevelopment project to create 600 luxury SilverBrick lofts in Chicopee...

      The Cabotville Mill renovation project calls for construction to be done in two equal phases with about 300 apartments, to be constructed in each phase. For now, there is no schedule of when work will begin, but plans indicate the first phase of construction is to start about three months after a special permit is granted, taking about a year to finish. The second phase will begin about three months after the first phase is completed. Thursday Aaron Papowitz, founder and managing principal of the SilverBrick Group, announced he had purchased the Cabotville Mill property from 200 Tillary LLC. and ...

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    21. People in Business: Christian P. D'Amour heads Table & Vine Division

      People in Business: Christian P. D'Amour heads Table & Vine Division

      Big Y Foods, Inc. has announced the appointmet of Christian P. D'Amour as senior manager of their Table & Vine division. Table & Vine is a destination for fine wine, local beer, craft spirits, gourmet foods and more and a subsidiary of Big Y. In His role, D'Amour will be responsible for this division's sales, marketing and operations. His responsibilities include the flagship location in West Springfield, as well as the 7 store locations within Massachusetts. Big Y World Class Markets and the beer category in all Connecticut stores.

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    22. Seen@ photos: Cruise Night 2018 kicks off at Court Square in Springfield

      Seen@ photos: Cruise Night 2018 kicks off at Court Square in Springfield

      The weekly event is sponsored by the Springfield Business Improvement District and features cars, live music, classic tunes spun by DJ Bruce Marshall from Classic Hits 97.7 FM, raffles and giveaways. "What a thrill it is to be back for the fourth season," said Michelle Grout, program coordinator for the Springfield BID. "We're off to a great start." Grout said they were expecting 75 cars to show up, but by the middle of the event, more than 95 vehicles filled the park.

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    23. Springfield City Council approves tax incentives for former YMCA building to aid major...

      Springfield City Council approves tax incentives for former YMCA building to aid major...

      The City Council, in a reversal of a March vote, has granted tax incentives to the owner of the former YMCA building on Chestnut Street, providing property tax relief in conjunction with renovations of the site for market rate apartments. The vote was 10-3 in favor of the tax incentive to SilverBrick Group LLC. SilverBrick purchased the downtown property for $4.8 million in December, and is planning renovations estimated at $6.2 million at the property located at 122 Chestnut St., officials said.

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