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    1. Massachusetts adds 9,100 jobs on the month, unemployment drops | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts adds 9,100 jobs on the month, unemployment drops | masslive.com

      Massachusetts added 9,100 jobs in May, 8,800 of them in the private sector, according to statistics released Thursday by the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Massachusetts statewide unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent, that is a 0.4 of a percentage point better than a month before and down was down 1.4 percent from the May 2013 rate of 7.0 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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    2. Westfield's planned $5.9 million upgrade of downtown's Gaslight District underway

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      Westfield's planned $5.9 million upgrade of downtown's Gaslight District underway

      The long-awaited $5.9 million upgrade of the city's Gaslight District should be in full swing next week, officials said Thursday. The project, which includes new water, sewer and underground electrical power, will take two construction seasons to complete, City Engineer Mark S. Cressotti said. It is being funded primarily by water and sewer. Gagliarducci Construction Inc., of Springfield, was selected to complete the project.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    3. Baystate board of trustees move toward Phase 3 of Baystate Medical Center expansion

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      Baystate board of trustees move toward Phase 3 of Baystate Medical Center expansion

      In addition to the naming this week of 3300 Main St., an outpatient facility, as The Tolosky Center, in honor of Mark R. Tolosky, who steps down at month's end as president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health, after a 22-year career with the system, Baystate's board of trustees has announced, in Baystate Health employees' Connections publication, "intentions to begin the third phase of the Baystate Medical Center expansion."

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. John Gormally discusses sale of Springfield's ABC40/FOX 6 to Meredith Corporation | masslive.com

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      John Gormally discusses sale of Springfield's ABC40/FOX 6 to Meredith Corporation | masslive.com

      John Gormally, president of Gormally Broadcasting, announced Wednesday afternoon that he signed an agreement to sell WGGB-TV (ABC40 and FOX 6 Springfield) to media company Meredith Corporation.  When asked what brought about the sale, Gormally said in a phone interview on Wednesday, 'Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted.'  The media entrepreneur said he was interested in purchasing other media outlets, but found it difficult to compete with large broadcasters, and then talks turned to his own business ventures.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    5. University of Massachusetts Amherst freezes fees, tuition for undergraduate students

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      University of Massachusetts Amherst freezes fees, tuition for undergraduate students

      For the second year in a row, there will be no increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students at the University of Massachusetts. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the freeze on Wednesday, crediting an increase in state support for the university.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   University of Connecticut   Amherst

    6. Mental Health Association launches $4.5 million, 16-unit housing complex in Springfield for disabled, low income residents after tornado losses

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      Mental Health Association launches $4.5 million, 16-unit housing complex in Springfield for disabled, low income residents after tornado losses

      The Mental Health Association launched a 16-unit, $4.5 million housing project on Magazine Street on Wednesday, serving to replace similar housing for disabled clients that was destroyed in a tornado three years ago. Mental health advocates, project partners, and city officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for “Magazine Commons,” at the project site, 115 Magazine St., in the McKnight neighborhood. The site is adjacent to the Mental Health Association headquarters.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassDevelopment   West Springfield

    7. Baystate Health names building for outgoing chief Mark Tolosky

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      Baystate Health names building for outgoing chief Mark Tolosky

      Mark R. Tolosky is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of Baystate Health at month's end, and, on June 18, his 22-year career, that focused on Baystate Medical Center's expansion and modernization, was honored, in brick and mortar, with the naming of the center's 3300 Main St. outpatient facility, The Tolosky Center.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    8. MassDOT announces elimination of existing MassPike toll rate structure, offers savings for Western and Central Mass. drivers

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      MassDOT announces elimination of existing MassPike toll rate structure, offers savings for Western and Central Mass. drivers

      As Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials prepare to embrace all-electronic tolling in 2016, state transportation officials announced Wednesday a new toll structure that will save some drivers in Western and Central Massachusetts money. With the new, all-electronic tolling system, drivers will no longer pay by E-ZPass transponder or cash as they exit, but rather while they drive. Tolls will be collected electronically either through a motorist’s E-ZPass or via a program in which a camera captures the license plate and the vehicle’s registered owner is billed by mail.

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   West Springfield   Springfield

    9. Committee votes to dissolve Westfield BID | masslive

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      Committee votes to dissolve Westfield BID | masslive

      The Westfield Business Improvement District is on the edge of dissolution after a unanimous vote in the City Council government relations subcommittee to support dissolution.BID Executive Director Maureen Belliveau said she was extremely disappointed with the vote. She said there is not going to be an alternative to take the BID’s place once it’s gone.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Business Improvement District

    10. MassMutual displays $38 million in renovations to its Enfield campus | masslive

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      MassMutual displays $38 million in renovations to its Enfield campus | masslive

      MassMutual Financial Group hosted an open house Tuesday to show off part of the $38 million in ongoing renovations at its 66-acre Bright Meadow Boulevard Campus.  The Enfield project includes $15 million in renovations to the entrance, lobby, meeting rooms, call center and other interior spaces and $23 million for what the company described as a state-of-the-art data center capable of also providing backup electricity for much of the campus. It's all home to MassMutual's retirement services and workplace insurance business.  'It's exciting when you see something come together,' said Roger Crandall, chairman, president and CEO of ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Elaine Sarsynski   Springfield

    11. Springfield officials laud new $1.29 million grant for new skills training center at Forest Park

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      Springfield officials laud new $1.29 million grant for new skills training center at Forest Park

      David Cruise, president and chief executive officer of the Regional Employment Board, said he is “excited” about the program and is optimistic about the employment opportunities it will create. It will particularly target residents in poorer neighborhoods and in high unemployment areas, he said. Through partnerships, the city will offer educational workshops, employee training courses and programs, and business management seminars, according to the grant announcement. Local officials praised the efforts of Neal and U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren in helping to secure the grant. "This funding for the Springfield Job Creation/Technical Training Facility will help ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    12. VertitechIT buys Pennsylvania company | masslive

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      VertitechIT buys Pennsylvania company | masslive

      VertitechIT of Holyoke has announced the acquisition of Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Health Technology Solutions.  HTS President Terry Grogan has been appointed VertitechIT chief information officer.  Health Technology Solutions develops technology solutions and services for healthcare providers and academic institutions throughout the United States. Grogan brings with her more than 15 years of experience directing information technology services in healthcare environments with specific expertise in operational and regulatory matters. She currently serves and will continue as the acting Chief Technology Officer for the Temple University Hospital System.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. Holyoke Canal Walk Phase II construction begins, Gov. Deval Patrick, former U.S. Rep. John Olver on hand for groundbreaking | masslive

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      Holyoke Canal Walk Phase II construction begins, Gov. Deval Patrick, former U.S. Rep. John Olver on hand for groundbreaking | masslive

      Gov. Deval Patrick, retired U.S. Rep. John Olver and officials from the city and from the the state Department of Transportation marked the ceremonial groundbreaking for Phase II of the Holyoke Canal Walk on Monday with a stroll along Race Street.
      The $3.5 million project is expected to last two years, according to contractor ET & L Corp of Stow.  Race Street, once the site of mills that made Holyoke an industrial power, is now home to arts business, galleries and performance spaces like Paper City Studios Gateway City Arts and the Parsons Hall Project Space.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Northampton

    14. Bradley International Airport: Old Terminal B to come down in August | masslive

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      Bradley International Airport: Old Terminal B to come down in August | masslive

      The outdated Terminal B building at Bradley International Airport will be demolished starting in August to make way for a new $250 million ground transportation center with consolidated car rentals, bus docks and the potential to connect with regional commuter rail, said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority.  Dillon updated members of New England's Knowledge Corridor Partnership Friday during the group's annual State of the Region Conference at the Airport Sheraton.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    15. Knowledge Corridor: Educated workers an asset now, but shortage looms | masslive

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      Knowledge Corridor: Educated workers an asset now, but shortage looms | masslive

      Hodge's talk, with PowerPoint slides available on the corridor's website www.knowledgecorridor.org, was the result of a $90,000 three-year study of the region's work force and talent pool. The money came from a $4.2 million federal grant the partnership received in 2010. The partnership is using other money from the grant to look at issues including: sustainability in housing, land use, environment, water infrastructure, transportation, employment, climate action, leadership development and food security.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   MassMutual   Springfield

    16. Springfield Technology Park: Building 104 demolition begins in earnest next week, space where M1 Garand manufactured converted to school, parking and high-tech business space | masslive

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      Springfield Technology Park: Building 104 demolition begins in earnest next week, space where M1 Garand manufactured converted to school, parking and high-tech business space | masslive

      Greeley estimates that more than $100 million has been spent on renovations, equipment and upgrades at Building 104 since 1941, each new user replacing outmoded technology with equipment that itself has now been consigned to history.
      An example is a large clean room electronics company SpringBoard built to replace and earlier one used by Digital. Today, with only a few shafts of natural light penetrate into the room. Massive overhead filters once cleaned the air. A perforated floor designed to suck away dust and contaminates feels spongy underfoot.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    17. On Two Wheels: Stearns Square concerts remain 'Bike Night' for motorcyclists

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      On Two Wheels: Stearns Square concerts remain 'Bike Night' for motorcyclists

      The Springfield Business Improvement District, which runs the concert series, also has maintained a strict start (usually 7:30) time over the years and limits the sets to usually about 90 minutes thus allowing for people to have a fun night and still get home at a decent hour.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    18. Mass DOT survey details I-91 usage heading into $230 million Springfield viaduct replacement

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      Mass DOT survey details I-91 usage heading into $230 million Springfield viaduct replacement

      The results of the survey were released in advance of the start of construction on the Interstate 91 viaduct replacement project, a massive undertaking that is expected to cost $230 million and take 3 to 6 years. Once construction begins, it is almost certainly going to affect the numbers for usage and commute times. With travel reduced from three to two lanes in each direction and planners saying congestion is all but unavoidable, people who ordinarily would take I-91 will likely look for alternative routes, and the disruption will likely add minutes to commuting times. The survey was conducted online ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    19. Massachusetts House passes economic development package with August sales tax holiday | masslive

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      Massachusetts House passes economic development package with August sales tax holiday | masslive

      DeLeo’s bill includes a $15 million middle skills jobs training grant fund, $10 million for brownfields redevelopment, efforts to boost jobs in so-called Gateway Cities and a Big Data Innovation and Workforce Fund, focusing on analytics and data-based industries. Patrick’s proposals to curb the use of non-compete agreements and hand municipal governments more power over liquor licenses were not included in the House legislation.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Robert DeLeo   Chicopee

    20. Former Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce addresses 2014 annual meeting of East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce | masslive.com

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      Former Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce addresses 2014 annual meeting of East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce | masslive.com

      The former CEO of Alex and Ani, the Rhode Island-based jewelry producer that enjoyed a sales explosion under his tenure, had words of wisdom for attendees of the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday morning.

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary   Bay Path College

    21. Holyoke Dean Technical High School to share grant for lab equipment, teacher development from biotech foundation

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      Holyoke Dean Technical High School to share grant for lab equipment, teacher development from biotech foundation

      Dean Technical High School is one of 10 schools that will share a $250,000 grant next year from the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation. The foundation will provide nearly $25,000 to the city's vocational school at 1045 Main St. for laboratory equipment, a press release said. Funding also will be provided for professional development for teachers, curriculum for biotech labs and helping students with "career exploration experiences," though it was unclear how much that funding will be.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke

    22. Transforming Springfield into a tech hub: Tech Foundry prepares for first class of students

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      Transforming Springfield into a tech hub: Tech Foundry prepares for first class of students

      Tech Foundry is a new style of education. It’s a nonprofit that teaches high school seniors technical and workplace skills, but its curriculum was developed in partnership with tech companies. The students learn the skills the company would want in an entry-level employee. Director of Operations Natalie Sacco said the target student is someone graduating high school who is unsure of their next step. Maybe college isn’t the right choice. Students could choose Tech Foundry’s summer program “instead of a four-year college, which is something that is sort of crammed down everyone’s throats,” she said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    23. Holyoke to see unveiling of 'Urban Collaborative' planning guides from Conway School graduate students | masslive.com

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      Holyoke to see unveiling of 'Urban Collaborative' planning guides from Conway School graduate students | masslive.com

      The planning guidelines -- 'a canvas for innovation' -- will influence how public infrastructure such as public art will be arranged, Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development, said in a phone interview Wednesday.  The students' work also features recommendations for the conservation-minded like dealing with stormwater, he said.

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    24. Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hands out Howdy Awards | masslive

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      Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hands out Howdy Awards | masslive

      The gala dinner, held at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, attracted more than 300 tourism industry professionals.  The awards are meant to honor front-line service workers who often do not get the recognition they deserve. The bureau also awarded a Spotlight Award to Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The spotlight award recognizes individuals and organizations for their dedication and outstanding contribution to the region's hospitality industry.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Baystate Health   Springfield

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