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    1. Rolling Green in Amherst receives $1.6 million in tax credits for next 5 years

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      Rolling Green in Amherst receives $1.6 million in tax credits for next 5 years

      State Rep. Ellen Story, one of several who spoke at the announcement ceremony, said she had seen Town Manager John P. Musante happy, but wasn't sure she had ever seen him as happy as he was when Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein was there to deliver the news. Gornstein said that the state money is extremely competitive but after meeting with Musante and other town officials in Boston, he saw "how important, how much it means to residents here to town officials" to provide affordable housing. And he said, "there is a tremendous need for ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Easthampton

    2. BMC HealthNet renews contract with Holyoke Medical Center | masslive

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      BMC HealthNet renews contract with Holyoke Medical Center | masslive

      BMC Healthnet Plan has renewed a one-year contract with Holyoke Medical Center and with Holyoke medical Center's Western Mass Physicians Associates, according to a news release. BMC Healthnet, a Medicaid managed care insurer owned by Boston Medical Center, canceled its contract with Baystate Health, its hospitals including Baystate Medical Center, and Baystate's doctor's practice Baycare Health Partners in a dispute over the rates paid for medical care.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    3. MassDOT Board of Directors approves Springfield CNR Changchun contract for the MBTA | masslive

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      MassDOT Board of Directors approves Springfield CNR Changchun contract for the MBTA | masslive

      The MassDOT Board of Directors unanimously approved a contract worth at least $556.6 million with CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles to build MBTA subway cars in Springfield at anew $60 million factory.  The CNR factory means 100 construction jobs. When operational, the facility will create 150 new manufacturing jobs.  The site selected by CNR Changchun on Page Boulevard was once home to Westinghouse and was attractive to Changchun because its 40 acres were cleared for possible casino development. The site also has high-capacity power lines and access to both CSX rail lines and to Interstate 291.  The MBTA is buying ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   CSX

    4. Springfield Innovation Center to boost start-up business downtown | masslive

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      Springfield Innovation Center to boost start-up business downtown | masslive

      DevelopSpringfield will transform two neighboring vacant Bridge Street buildings into the Springfield Innovation Center, a nursery and proving ground for the next generation of Springfield start-up companies.  The center would combine the Valley Venture Mentors cooperative work-space and advising programs along with an innovation cafe and rental space for companies that have outgrown Valley Venture Mentors' space but are not yet ready to fully strike out on their own, said Jay Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield City Council   Springfield

    5. Westfield businesses challenged to support arts and entertainment

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      Westfield businesses challenged to support arts and entertainment

      United president Dena Hall promised to match the $10,000 in support of arts and entertainment activities promoted by Westfield on Weekends and the city. Joining United Bank in the challenge was James R. Adams, city councilor and vice president of Frition-Adams Funeral Home, who donated $1,500 to the cause. Immediately following was Prob Reshamwala, owner of Mina's Wine and Spirits of Elm Street with a $162 contribution, Mayor Daniel M. Knapik and City Council President Brent B. Bean II with $100 each.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   United Bank   Daniel M. Knapik

    6. White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

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      White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

      White Lion Brewing, Springfield's first craft brewery, held a launch party at Springfield Museums Tuesday night, drawing an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd of more than 300 guests. Founded by Raymond Berry, the nascent operation currently contract brews in Ipswich, but hopes to open a brewing plant in downtown Springfield within the next two years. The event was populated by movers and shakers in the city, including Mayor Domenic Sarno, former state Sen. Brian P. Lees and others. "This is great for Springfield. Ray has really done this the right way," Lees said. "As a former marketing major, he really ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst

    7. Gov. Deval Patrick announces $66 million in Massworks grants for 31 projects across the state

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      Gov. Deval Patrick announces $66 million in Massworks grants for 31 projects across the state

      Amherst officials celebrated the news that the town had received a $1.5 million MassWorks grant Tuesday for infrastructure improvements, but it was just one of 31 projects to receive funding. Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced $66 million in funding for 31 projects in 28 communities. He said the funding means thousands of jobs and new housing units

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

    8. Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region

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      Viewpoint: CNR Changchun's plan to build facility in Springfield complements bright future for region

      The governor revealed that CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. will build a 125,000-square-foot rail car assembly plant and a 33,700-square-foot office building on this East Springfield graveyard of 7,000 good-paying industrial jobs. The factory’s initial work will be to assemble $1.5 billion worth of new cars for Boston’s Red and Orange lines, but the Chinese plan to make this their North American headquarters.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    9. Public invited to Changchun Railway Vehicles / MBTA Springfield announcement today | masslive

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      Public invited to Changchun Railway Vehicles / MBTA Springfield announcement today | masslive

      The MBTA has chosen CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles and its Springfield location for $1.5 billion in work assembling new subway cars for the Red Line and the Orange Line of Boston's subway system.  The public is invited to Gov. Deval Patrick's formal announcement, 1 p.m. today at Changchun's site, the former Westinghouse site at 655 Page Boulevard.  The MBTA board is expected to vote Wednesday (Oct. 22), on the first phase of Changchun's Red and Orange line work during a meeting in Boston.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    10. Former North Adams Regional Hospital to get $6 million in capital improvements from new owner Berkshire Medical Center | masslive

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      Former North Adams Regional Hospital to get $6 million in capital improvements from new owner Berkshire Medical Center | masslive

      Berkshire Health Systems, owners of Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield and new owners of the former North Adams Regional Hospital, have pledged $6 million in improvements to the former North Adams hospital and has plans to offer there mammograms again.

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    11. $200,000 Gulfstream grant boosts Westfield aviation program toward funding goal | masslive

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      $200,000 Gulfstream grant boosts Westfield aviation program toward funding goal | masslive

      Gulfstream awarded $200,000 in grant funding last week to the emerging aviation technology program at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, which has gained steam during the past few months and may start as early as next fall.
      The school aims for about $3.5 million to get the aviation technology program up and running, said principal Stefan Czaporowski. The project has been in full gear for only a few months, and already organizers have their sights on about $2.26 million in city, state and grant funding.  'We're getting there,' Czaporowski said. 'Since the beginning, there has been ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    12. Discussion of new site for South Hadley Electric Light Department expected to draw crowd Tuesday

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      Discussion of new site for South Hadley Electric Light Department expected to draw crowd Tuesday

      The company's property manager, Dominic Angelini, of Westfield, says he will attend the Tuesday night meeting and make a presentation. “I plan to present the 28 Gaylord St. property as: 1] A very good alternative; 2] At a significant reduced cost of the proposed new facility at $ 10.8 million,” Angelini said in a statement. “I have sent my handout with my comments to Reinhardt [and] to all the commissioners two weeks ago.”

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    13. First Niagara Bank branches in Chicopee, West Springfield among 17 company plans to close in new year | masslive

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      First Niagara Bank branches in Chicopee, West Springfield among 17 company plans to close in new year | masslive

      Two First Niagara Bank branches in Western Massachusetts will be closed in early 2015, as the Buffalo, New York-based financial company tweaks its business model amid changing preferences of the banking public.  According to First Niagara, which currently operates more than 400 branches in four states, the growing number of customers who are using online and mobile banking helped lead to the decision to close 17 branches and two drive-thru service centers in January 2015.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    14. Meridian Industrial Group of Holyoke gets state employee training grant | masslive

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      Meridian Industrial Group of Holyoke gets state employee training grant | masslive

      Meridian Industrial Group, a Holyoke company that specializes in machining very large parts for the power generation, medical, defense and aerospace industries, has received a $63,900 worker-training grant from the state.  The company will use the grant to train 28 employees and add three more. It has a total of 30 employees.  The grant was one of 28 grants from the Workforce Training Fund announced recently by Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian. The grants are awarded through the Commonwealth Corp. All told, they will go to 72 companies around Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. Holyoke beginning $250,000 assessment of old Parsons Paper mill with aim of marketing the site

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      Holyoke beginning $250,000 assessment of old Parsons Paper mill with aim of marketing the site

      Established in 1853, Parsons Paper Co. was the first paper company in a city that came to be called the Paper City, for the mills devoted to that endeavor, and now a $250,000 review is underway to make the ravaged site marketable again. "Essentially, it's looking at soil conditions where one would suspect contaminants could have accumulated due to prior operations of the paper mill site. It really depends on what is found," Marcos A. Marrero, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development, said in an email Friday (Oct. 17).

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      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    16. Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

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      Holyoke company VertitechIT announces deal with Baystate Health to manage new data system

      The announcement of VertitechIT's work with Baystate Health came during a ceremony officially opening VertitechIT's headquarters at Open Square off Lyman Street. The 13-year-old company moved here in March from Northampton. Clownishly large scissors wielded by VertitechIT founders and Mayor Alex B. Morse snipped a computer cable filling in as a ribbon at the VertitechIT office. Chief Operating Officer Gregory H. Pellerin said the growing company needed a comfortable, tech-friendly place to expand. Holyoke, with the presence of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center a block away, provided that, he said.

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Baystate Health   Kathleen G. Anderson

    17. Massachusetts unemployment rises despite job gains | masslive

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      Massachusetts unemployment rises despite job gains | masslive

      The state of Massachusetts added 9,400 jobs in September for a new total of more than 3.4 million.  The state's unemployment rate rose by two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent. the labor force increased by 14,600, a good sign economists say because it shows more people are looking for work. That larger labor force can lead to a higher unemployment rate.

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    18. 'Top Chef Springfield'?: Business Improvement District could offer restaurant space to competition winner | masslive

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      'Top Chef Springfield'?: Business Improvement District could offer restaurant space to competition winner | masslive

      Imagine a 'Top Chef' or 'Chopped'-style contest with a ready-to-go restaurant location in downtown Springfield offered as the prize.  'We are working on a restaurant contest where we would help out a new restaurateur,' said Christopher Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Springfield Business Improvement District

    19. Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

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      Holyoke officials to welcome VertitechIT national computer consultant to new Open Square headquarters

      VertitechIT, a computer networking and consulting company, will hold a ceremony at its national headquarters here at 5 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 17) at Open Square off Lyman Street. The announcement will include discussion about high-tech jobs and a business arrangement with Baystate Health, Vice President Steve Shaw said in a phone interview Thursday

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    20. MBTA: Red and Orange line decision due within a month, two companies want to build the cars in Springfield | masslive

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      MBTA: Red and Orange line decision due within a month, two companies want to build the cars in Springfield | masslive

      MBTA staff plan to recommend a manufacturer of the new Red Line and Orange Line subway cars to the T's board of directors within a month.  The decision will likely have an impact here in Springfield where two manufacturers - Hyundai Rotem, a South Korean industrial giant, Chinese company, CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., the largest maker of rail cars in the world - have both announced plans to do the work in Springfield if they are selected.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield

    21. Close encounter with Douglas Trumbull: Visual effects wizard on working in the Berkshires, cinematic breakthroughs

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      Close encounter with Douglas Trumbull: Visual effects wizard on working in the Berkshires, cinematic breakthroughs

      Academy Award winner Douglas Trumbull, whose screen credits include “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner,” has engineered a high frame rate, 3-D system, which is light years ahead of what Hollywood is now utilizing. “The day of the multiplex is waning… with streaming, downloading and Netflix and HBO doing amazing content on television. So, of course, young movie-goers don’t see any difference. They would just as well watch ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ on this,” Trumbull said while tapping his smartphone during a recent visit to his studio.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   MGM

    22. Springfield seeks to sell closed fire stations in Forest Park, Indian Orchard | masslive.com

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      Springfield seeks to sell closed fire stations in Forest Park, Indian Orchard | masslive.com

      City officials are expanding their effort to sell and find new uses for long-vacant fire stations, advertising for redevelopment proposals for two former fire houses in Forest Park and Indian Orchard.  Proposals are being solicited in separate efforts for the former Oak Street fire station in Indian Orchard, and the also-closed Oakland Street station in Forest Park. The proposals are due by 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Office of Procurement at City Hall.

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    23. Holyoke jeweler James Sutter reinvents his business at historic Gateway City Arts

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      Holyoke jeweler James Sutter reinvents his business at historic Gateway City Arts

      The closed Sutter’s Jewelry storefront on Northampton Street is only a symbol of new, bright beginnings. Just as jewelry can be recreated into something new, so can this jeweler’s business, as his craft is now located in the reinvented historic paper mill building on 92 Race St., inside the Gateway City Arts Building.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   The Republican

    24. The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

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      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce have joined forces in successfully attracting the top leaders of the state Legislature and the Greater Springfield delegation to the House and Senate for an afternoon-long exchange of ideas and information. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be the keynote speaker for the event on Nov. 7 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. House speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Everett, will also be a keynote speaker.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Robert DeLeo   West Springfield

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