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    1. The Eastern States Exposition celebrates centennial with new book documenting 100 years of...

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      The Eastern States Exposition celebrates centennial with new book documenting 100 years of...

      The Eastern States Exposition is celebrating its centennial with a new book that looks back on 100 years of the "Big E." The book, titled "Eastern States Exposition Centennial: A Century of Fun at The Big E," was written by Wayne Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican, and was launched at a book signing on Thursday that coincided with the city's CityBlock Summer Concert Series. The book signing took place in front of the city's new mural of the founder of the Eastern States Exposition, Joshua L. Brooks – which was painted by local Springfield artist John Simpson.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition   The Republican

    2. I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

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      I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

      The $183.3 million reconstruction of Interstate 91 through downtown Springfield is six months ahead of schedule because of the incentives for speedy work the state built into the contractors deals, said Stephanie Pollack, Massachusetts secretary of transportation and CEO of MassDOT. All highway ramps and lanes are expected to open to the public in December 2017. Final completion and punch list work, like signs and landscaping, won't be done until 2018.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    3. Federal Aviation Administration presents formal certification of Westfield Technical...

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      Federal Aviation Administration presents formal certification of Westfield Technical...

      The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday presented its formal certification of Westfield Technical Academy's new aviation technology program. And, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., which operates a maintenance repair facility at Barnes Regional Airport, provided an additional $100,000 to its already committed $200,000 to help finance the program. John Feliciano, manager of the FAA office at Bradley International Airport, along with several other FAA representatives presented program certification to Superintendent of Schools Stefan Czaporowski and teacher Galen B. Wilson during a ceremony Thursday afternoon at Westfield Technical Academy

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Westfield

    4. At 'topping off' ceremony for $95 million Springfield factory, CRRC says it will start hiring workers in October

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      At 'topping off' ceremony for $95 million Springfield factory, CRRC says it will start hiring workers in October

      Chinese rail car maker CRRC plans to start hiring production workers for its new subway-car plant here on Page Boulevard in October and start sending them to China for advanced training by February. That's the next step, CRRC officials said, following Thursday's "topping off" ceremony at the $95 million plant in East Springfield. "This first group of workers will come back and help train others," said Bo Jia, vice president of CRRC MA, through a translator. "We are very excited."

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College

    5. Proposed $17 million hotel across street from MGM Springfield casino temporarily delayed by Historical Commission vote

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      Proposed $17 million hotel across street from MGM Springfield casino temporarily delayed by Historical Commission vote

      Developer Louis Masaschi of Longmeadow hopes to demolish the former Smith Carriage Co. building on Park Street to build a hotel near the MGM Springfield casino, but the project has been temporarily delayed by vote of the Historical Commission. Masaschi said this week he is planning a Home2 Suites by Hilton at 24 Park St., in the South End, that will be a five-story, 112-room hotel costing more than $17 million. It would be diagonal from the $950 million casino project.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. Photos: United Way teams with Peter Pan Bus Lines to deliver 1500 backpacks full of school...

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      Photos: United Way teams with Peter Pan Bus Lines to deliver 1500 backpacks full of school...

      The United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peter Pan Bus Lines teamed up on Wednesday to deliver backpacks filled with donated school supplies to six separate school districts in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday. School supplies were collected all summer at various locations throughout the Pioneer Valley. Students from the Westover Job Corps in Chicopee offered to stuff all 1,500 backpacks.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   West Springfield   Six Flags New England

    7. People In Business: Jeffrey A. Lomma of The Springfield Regional Chamber

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      People In Business: Jeffrey A. Lomma of The Springfield Regional Chamber

      The Springfield Regional Chamber has announced that Jeffrey A. Lomma of Longmeadow has joined the Chamber team as its Member Services Director, effective today. Lomma will be responsible for ensuring the continuous and steady growth of the Chamber's membership by building and maintaining a comprehensive and aggressive membership recruitment, retention and service program. He will also develop and manage programs and services that grow member businesses, service member needs and increase the overall value offered to members.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Westfield

    8. Professional, scientific, business services job grow in Greater Springfield

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      Professional, scientific, business services job grow in Greater Springfield

      Professional, scientific and business services — a category that includes law firms, architects and engineering — lead job growth in Greater Springfield. Mining, logging and construction also showed growth, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

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      Gov. Baker, CRRC executives to attend 'topping off' of East Springfield train car factory

      Gov. Charlie Baker will join executives from rail car maker CRRC MA, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and others Thursday to conduct a "topping off" ceremony for CRRC MA's new $95 million plant in East Springfield. The ceremony is stet to being at noon, according to the governor's office. Also scheduled to speak are: state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve; CRRC Vice President Yu Weiping and CRRC MA President and Chairman Chuanhe Zhou.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    10. People In Business: Jim Sotiropoulos of The Markens Group

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      People In Business: Jim Sotiropoulos of The Markens Group

      Springfield-based association management company, The Markens Group (TMG), recently announced that Jim Sotiropoulos has come on board as Director of Member Relations. Sotiropoulos brings 15 years of nonprofit management experience to the TMG team. Throughout his career, Jim has successfully managed projects, guided development, and trained staff members in a variety of industries such as river recreation, automotive insurance, and forestry. Prior to joining TMG, Sotiropoulos served as Executive Director for a 501(c)3 in the Pioneer Valley. He holds an MS in Natural Resources and Conservation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a BS in ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Springfield

    11. Wellspring buying part of Chapman Valve site for greenhouse, plans Sept. 7 event for investors

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      Wellspring buying part of Chapman Valve site for greenhouse, plans Sept. 7 event for investors

      Wellspring is in the process of buying part of the old Chapman Valve site in Indian Orchard so it can build a quarter-acre hydroponic greenhouse supplying fresh veggies to local institutions, as well as training to as many as nine workers who will have a chance to earn part ownership in the business. It's a cooperative worker-owned business model Wellspring already uses at its upholstery shop in the South End, which now employs seven people, and at Old Window Workshop, a window restoration business with three employees in the process of affiliating with Wellspring and also located in the ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Big Y Foods   Baystate Health

    12. Ad Club of Western Mass. reveals winners of 2016 Pynchon Awards for community service

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      Ad Club of Western Mass. reveals winners of 2016 Pynchon Awards for community service

      The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts announced the five recipients of its 2016 William Pynchon Awards Friday in advance of an award dinner set for Oct. 27. The Order of William Pynchon class of 2016 is: Michaelann Bewsee, Jack Dill, Gale Kirkwood, Brian Tuohey and Angela Wright. Named for Springfield's founder, the award recognizes people from Western Massachusetts for longtime community involvement.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Holyoke Community College   Palmer

    13. Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program

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      Bridging community and health: Holyoke Community College offers new public health program

      A new program at Holyoke Community College seeks to better connect communities to medical services outside of a doctor's office.  HCC has created a Community Health Worker certificate this year, the first institution in the area to offer such a program.  Community health covers a spectrum of needs, from providing direct services - such as informal counseling and health screenings - to offering culturally appropriate health information to people in their homes, schools or other community spaces. Position titles in the field vary from harm reduction counselors working with drug addicts to public health nurses employed by municipalities.  

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Baystate Health   Springfield

    14. UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

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      UMass gets $5M from state for cybersecurity

      The state has awarded the University of Massachusetts $5 million for computer equipment to power its data science and cybersecurity initiatives in Springfield and Amherst, which are already supported by MassMutual. Think of computer programs that teach themselves to work better by studying examples of their own calculations, said Andrew Kachites McCallum, UMass professor and director of the Center for Data Science. These new graphic processing units, which will be installed at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke, learn lessons in days that it took earlier technologies months to learn.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Springfield

    15. State Senators Eric Lesser and Stan Rosenberg holding local government roundtable in...

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      State Senators Eric Lesser and Stan Rosenberg holding local government roundtable in...

      Massachusetts state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, along with state Senator Eric Lesser will host a roundtable for local town administrators and managers in Longmeadow on Wednesday morning. Representatives from the First Hampden and Hampshire District towns of Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Granby, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham are expected to participate, a statement from Lesser's Chief of staff Michael Clark says.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    16. Tesla builds electric car Superchargers at Lee Big Y

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      Tesla builds electric car Superchargers at Lee Big Y

      High-end electric car maker Tesla Motors is building one of its Supercharger stations at the Big Y World Class Market here. The charging stations are part of what Tesla calls the most convenient and extensive network of electric auto charging stations. In an email, Tesla spokeswoman Sonja Koch said the chargers are capable of providing up to 120 kilowatts of power and replenishing 150 miles of range in 30 minutes.  The Lee site will be Tesla's second area charger. One opened in February at The Riverdale shops, 935 Riverdale St., West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   West Springfield   Springfield

    17. Office space: What is right for your employees

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      Office space: What is right for your employees

      A collaborative environment is something Evan Plotkin, President and Owner of NAI Plotkin took into consideration for their company move from 41 Taylor Street in Springfield, MA to 1350 Main Street Springfield, MA. As the owner of a full service real estate company offering management services such as facilities, property, condo association, and construction management, he tackled their own project using the same approach they would for a client.  Plotkin evaluated their current challenges, such as, the fact his staff are split across two floors and not being centrally located to amenities and other business professionals in the area. The ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Ideas sought from Holyokers for $300,000 'pedestrian plaza'

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      Ideas sought from Holyokers for $300,000 'pedestrian plaza'

      It would be called "the Center City Pedestrian Plaza," cost about $300,000 and look like -- however the public wants it to look like. "Community feedback is a vital part of this planning process," Mayor Alex B. Morse said this week. The public is invited to a meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitors' Center at 221 Appleton St. to discuss a plan to build a "civic plaza" on a vacant lot adjacent to the Proulx Parking garage on Dwight Street across from City Hall.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    19. $20 million Ingleside Square in Holyoke so far employs 211 at restaurants, vitamin store

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      $20 million Ingleside Square in Holyoke so far employs 211 at restaurants, vitamin store

      Four chain businesses have opened in the new $20 million Ingleside Square plaza where managers said Monday 211 people are employed. The site at Whiting Farms Road and Lower Westfield Road has an Applebee's restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, a McDonald's restaurant and a Vitamin Shoppe. Managers discussed what makes their Holyoke stores unique.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Northampton

    20. Arrha Credit Union sets grand opening of West Springfield office | masslive.com

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      Arrha Credit Union sets grand opening of West Springfield office | masslive.com

      Arrha Credit Union plans a grand opening of its new office at 63 Park Ave. on Sept. 8 at from 4 to 6 p.m.  The 2,500-square-foot branch office occupies what was once the site of West Springfield's Knights of Columbus lodge hall. Arrha bought the site in June 2015 for $350,000 from the Knights of Columbus Council 2212. The Catholic fraternal organization had a lodge on the site facing the West Springfield green since 1924, but maintaining the building had gotten to be too much.

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    21. Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow making 20,000 plastic spheres for Kennedy Center in Washington

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      Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow making 20,000 plastic spheres for Kennedy Center in Washington

      Plastics manufacturer Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow is manufacturing 20,000 hollow plastic spheres that will be incorporated into the poured concrete of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington as part of a $100 million expansion set to open in 2018. The spheres, which Meredith-Springfield has manufactured for other architectural projects, are used to create voids within wire cages set into the concrete. This means the structure can be lighter because the spheres displace roughly 30 percent of the structural concrete that would have been used. This means the design can incorporate long spans without the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. Baystate Medical Center preps to open Springfield school; looks to enroll 25 for fall 2017

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      Baystate Medical Center preps to open Springfield school; looks to enroll 25 for fall 2017

      Doctors of the future won't begin Baystate Health's new medical school until August of 2017. But Baystate's doctors of the present will soon — probably in the next few weeks, and definitely before September — start combing through 600 or more applications, said Dr. Andrew W. Artenstein, regional executive dean of the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate and chief physician executive and chief academic officer for Baystate Health.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    23. Facing budget gap of $75 million, Baystate Health to eliminate about 300 positions | masslive.com

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      Facing budget gap of $75 million, Baystate Health to eliminate about 300 positions | masslive.com

      In the face of a budget shortfall of $75 million spurred by several factors, Baystate Health officials are poised to eliminate 300 positions system-wide, with the heaviest focus on Springfield-based operations, according to a memo to employees sent by Baystate President and CEO Mark Keroack.  In the memo, Keroack says the most significant factor is the 'continuing shortfalls in the reimbursements we receive for providing Medicaid services,' an issue about which Baystate officials have pleaded with elected officials to help address.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    24. Ad Club launches website | masslive.com

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      Ad Club launches website | masslive.com

      The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts recently launched its redesigned website, adclubwm.org, with the assistance of Envision Marketing Group (EMG) of East Longmeadow, according to a news release.  'It's been on our radar screen for months and we finally pulled the trigger on the redesign project with the help of our communications committee, headed by Gary Czelusniak, interim communications director. For too long we were like; the cobbler's children without shoes,' said David Cecchi, Ad Club president.

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      Mentions:   Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts

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