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    1. Springfield on the rise: $15 million Sister Caritas Cancer Center expansion due for fall completion | masslive

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      Springfield on the rise: $15 million Sister Caritas Cancer Center expansion due for fall completion | masslive

      The Sisters of Providence Health System hopes to consolidate its cancer treatment operations in one location with the $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center.  The project will include the construction of 10 infusion bays for cancer treatments w, bringing the total number up to 32. the existing 22 infusion bays are in constant use and will be upgraded as well with more privacy as part of this project, according to information provided by Mercy Medical Center.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    2. Western New England University and Affiliated Chambers offer "Leadership 2015" | masslive

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      Western New England University and Affiliated Chambers offer "Leadership 2015" | masslive

      Western New England University and the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield are partnering to offer 'Leadership 2015: Skills for Personal, Organizational, and Community Development.'  There will be seven consecutive workshop sessions will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday from February 12 through March 26.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

    3. Springfield Falcons creating strong business partnership with MGM Springfield

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      Springfield Falcons creating strong business partnership with MGM Springfield

      The Springfield Falcons have already taken advantage of MGM Springfield's presence in the community, long before the resort and casino's grand opening in 2017. The two sides have been marketing partners since the beginning of the 2012-2013 season, and the relationship continues to grow. Chris Thompson, Vice President of Business Development for the Falcons, negotiated the marketing agreement with MGM Springfield. He calls it "a pretty well-rounded partnership" that allows MGM Springfield to gain brand exposure in the MassMutual Center while giving back to the community through the Falcons.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    4. Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College ink agreement to lower college costs for students

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      Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College ink agreement to lower college costs for students

      The presidents of Westfield State University and Holyoke Community College said a new agreement between the institutions, capping the cost of an associate degree plus a bachelors's degree at $30,000 for eligible students, will expand access to a higher education to those who can't afford it while adding to the pool of highly skilled workers the region's economy needs.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Westfield State University   Holyoke

    5. Economists anticipate moderate growth in Massachusetts tax revenue next year | masslive

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      Economists anticipate moderate growth in Massachusetts tax revenue next year | masslive

      Alan Clayton-Matthews, an economist at Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, added the state can use public investment to shield the state's economy somewhat from global factors. For example, he said, the state can invest in educating people and building infrastructure. 'If the state manages the public economy well, it will help growth in the future,' Clayton-Matthews said.

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    6. Bay Path University opens Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow | masslive

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      Bay Path University opens Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow | masslive

      Bay Path University's new Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center features a simulated emergency room where students in the physician assistant program can practice assessing patients and a model apartment where student occupational therapists can practice teaching people living with physical limitations how to perform everyday tasks.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   United Bank   Carol A. Leary

    7. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno: Environmental center project at Forest Park ready to move forward

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      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno: Environmental center project at Forest Park ready to move forward

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said this week that a major renovation-expansion project at the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center at Forest Park is ready to move "full steam ahead," after a New Hampshire company submitted the apparent low bid of $3.4 million. While the low bid was higher than the estimated cost of $3 million, the project is a priority and can be afforded, Sarno said. The city will borrow for the cost, but with most of the expense being covered by federal disaster aid funds, officials said. "Of course I'm in full support of that project, not ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Easthampton

    8. Construction of Riverwalk project along Chicopee River in Ludlow about to commence

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      Construction of Riverwalk project along Chicopee River in Ludlow about to commence

      Construction of a $600,000 Riverwalk project at the Ludlow Mills will begin in early February, Kenn Delude, president and CEO of Westmass Area Development Corporation, said. A contract for the work has been awarded to Gomes Construction of Ludlow, he said. For this project there is construction work that can be done in winter, Delude said. He said there is a large pile of bricks behind the mill buildings which will be ground up and used to make the walking path. The Riverwalk is being funded through a partnership between HealthSouth and Westmass. The Riverwalk will offer public space ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Kenn Delude   HealthSouth

    9. UMass Five College Credit Union opens branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield | masslive

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      UMass Five College Credit Union opens branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield | masslive

      UMassFive College Federal Credit Union has opened a branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield following the credit union's merger with the Credit Union of the Providence System.  The branch is at the Mercy Medical Center at the Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital in Springfield, at 233 Carew Street in Room 110.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Baystate Health finances $77 million in projects in Springfield and Greenfield through MassDevelopment | masslive

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      Baystate Health finances $77 million in projects in Springfield and Greenfield through MassDevelopment | masslive

      Baystate Health has financed $77.115 million in building projects – a new addition with operating rooms at Baystate Franklin in Greenfield and an inpatient pharmacy and 96 patient rooms in Springfield – by selling bonds through MassDevelopment.  Baystate plans to hold separate media events in Greenfield and in Springfield over the next few weeks detailing both projects. But an old release describing them can be found here.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. 42 Design Fab Studios in Springfield builds wonderlands with lions, trees and Celtics greats | masslive

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      42 Design Fab Studios in Springfield builds wonderlands with lions, trees and Celtics greats | masslive

      We use a physical environment to tell a story,' said 42 Design Fab Studio co-owner Todd Harris.  And soon, that story will be Springfield's story. The owners and mangers of the Springfield Riverfront Redevelopment that includes the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame building has hired 42 Design Fab Studio to build rolling kiosks to replace the storefront William C. Sullivan Tourist information Center at the Hall of Fame's main concourse. The tourist center space has been taken over by an office tenant, and building management has hired 42 Design Studios to build the rolling kiosks with graphic ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    12. Western Massachusetts native and lawyer Seth Stratton to serve as VP of MGM Springfield casino | masslive

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      Western Massachusetts native and lawyer Seth Stratton to serve as VP of MGM Springfield casino | masslive

      Springfield native and Longmeadow resident Seth Stratton, is set to take over the role of vice president and general counsel for the estimated $800 million downtown development, which is slated to hold a grand opening in 2017. In this new role, Stratton will be responsible for overseeing legal affairs and government relations at the casino, according to MGM.  MGM Springfield president Michael Mathis said that since the first day Stratton joined the team offering legal counsel, he has been a crucial part of the local efforts.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM   MGM Resorts International

    13. Northampton: Click Workspace to move downtown, triple size of operations with purchase of former antiques center | masslive

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      Northampton: Click Workspace to move downtown, triple size of operations with purchase of former antiques center | masslive

      It's out with the old and in with the new for the downtown building that housed the Antique Centers of Northampton for nearly three decades.  Stakeholders of Click Workspace, a co-working enterprise that acts as a temporary home-base for entrepreneurs, techies and creative professionals, closed on the purchase of the 9,000-square-foot building at 9-1/2 Market Street in Northampton last week.  The three-story structure was purchased for just under $800,000 by Market9.5 LLC -- a company run by Click founders Ali Usman and Lisa Papademetriou and President Mary Yun.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    14. Chicopee Chamber annual CEO luncheon program highlights women’s fund

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      Chicopee Chamber annual CEO luncheon program highlights women’s fund

      The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will launch its annual CEO luncheon program on Feb. 11 with Elizabeth Barajas-Román, CEO of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, as the keynote speaker.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    15. Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline friends, foes gear up for battle in 2015; events planned | masslive.com

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      Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline friends, foes gear up for battle in 2015; events planned | masslive.com

      Friends and foes of a high-pressure, high capacity natural gas pipeline that would cross portions of Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties on its way to a distribution hub in Dracut are gearing up for a fight in 2015. 

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    16. Girls Who Code comes to Springfield to get young women interested in technology careers | masslive

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      Girls Who Code comes to Springfield to get young women interested in technology careers | masslive

      MassMutual is bringing Girls Who Code, a national group aiming to bring more young women into lucrative tech careers, to Springfield this summer.  It is the first time Girls Who Code will be in Springfield. The program is expanding 19 seven-week summer immersion programs that served 375 girls in 2014 to 60 programs reaching 1,200 girls in 2015.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    17. Valley Venture Mentors celebrates grand opening of downtown accelerator space in Springfield | masslive

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      Valley Venture Mentors celebrates grand opening of downtown accelerator space in Springfield | masslive

      Valley Venture Mentors held a grand opening party on Friday, opening the doors to their new accelerator space in Tower Square.  Within the space, VVM will offer coworking, training and event rooms for community and innovation parters in the area. Additionally, the mentorship program will serve as home base for 30 growing business accepted into their accelerator class.  Entrepenuers in the program are enrolled in a rigorus training program that works to overcome typical causes of startups to fail. At the end of the program, they are eligible to win $50,000.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Valley Venture Mentors

    18. Springfield Union Station demolition progresses; real estate consultant coming

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      Springfield Union Station demolition progresses; real estate consultant coming

      Upstairs on a second-floor mezzanine, city chief development officer Kevin Kennedy marveled at how opened up the 66,000-square-foot main waiting room looked and felt now that demolition had begun. And, from the mezzanine, it was all visible. "Imagine what a magnificent space this will be," Kennedy said of the mezzanine. "With these great windows to the outside on one side and the view of the grand waiting room on the other."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Kevin Kennedy

    19. Big Y hiring for Big Y Express location in Pittsfield | masslive

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      Big Y hiring for Big Y Express location in Pittsfield | masslive

      Springfield-based Big Y Foods Inc. will hire 12 part-time positions available for its newest location; Big Y Express Gas & Convenience Store located at 202 West St, Pittsfield.  The store opens at the end of February  The hiring and interviewing will be completed at the Big Y Supermarket location at 200 West St, Pittsfield. All interested applicants should apply at www.bigy.com.  Big Y Express offers flexible shifts and many scheduling options. Big Y's employee benefits include competitive wages, paid holidays, paid time off, tuition assistance, scholarships, a 401(k) plan, and a work/life care program, according to ...

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    20. Johnson Memorial Medical Center plans bankruptcy to become part of Saint Francis Care

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      Johnson Memorial Medical Center plans bankruptcy to become part of Saint Francis Care

      The emerging pattern in the delivery of health care, in this age of accountable and affordable care, is for smaller hospitals systems to merge with bigger ones. In December, Michigan-based Trinity Health, the country's second largest non-profit health system, announced it had signed a definitive agreement for Hartford-based Saint Francis Care to join its system. Today, another Connecticut-based system, Johnson Memorial Medical Center, announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to allow it to become a subsidiary of Saint Francis Care. Johnson Memorial has been in a two-year affiliated arrangement with Saint Francis Care. "Throughout our working ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    21. Popular Mechanics highlights Holyoke as one of 'The 14 Best Startup Cities in America' | masslive

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      Popular Mechanics highlights Holyoke as one of 'The 14 Best Startup Cities in America' | masslive

      In their upcoming February issue, Popular Mechanics highlights what they consider to be the best 14 startup cities in the country.  'No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs,' the editors write.  Mayor Alex B. Morse wrote the description of innovation in Holyoke for the magazine. Since taking office in 2011, Morse said his administration has considered it a priority to make the city a center of innovation in the region.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    22. Blackjack Steakhouse doubles down on Springfield's South End restaurant scene | masslive

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      Blackjack Steakhouse doubles down on Springfield's South End restaurant scene | masslive

      Blackjack, which opened officially this week in the former Carpaccio space, is just a few blocks south of the planned site of MGM Springfield's $800 million casino complex. MGM plans to begin construction this year with a projected opening in 2017.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    23. HitPoint Studios, Springfield-based game developer, expanding reach to mobile devices, smart TVs | masslive

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      HitPoint Studios, Springfield-based game developer, expanding reach to mobile devices, smart TVs | masslive

      HitPoint is using a $2 million investment package to build a new platform on mobile devices and smart TVs, a sort-of Netflix for gamers, but with a lot more bells and whistles.  MassMutual's Springfield Venture Fund, River Valley Investors and independent investors put up more than half of the money to help the company build and release the platform.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Amherst

    24. Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean on how to turn youth into a strong workforce | masslive

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      Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean on how to turn youth into a strong workforce | masslive

      Delcie Bean wants to do everything he can to make Massachusetts the technology capital of the Northeast, but he knows he can't do it alone.  The Paragus Strategic IT CEO's progressive position on how to sustainably grow his Hadley company was the major motivation behind launching his nonprofit venture, Tech Foundry, in 2014.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

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