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    1. Holyoke gains historical certification as 'Certified Local Government' that opens way for grants

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      Holyoke gains historical certification as 'Certified Local Government' that opens way for grants

      An odd designation could get the city some extra money. Holyoke has been incorporated as a city since 1850, but in the eyes of state and federal historical officials, the city now also is a Certified Local Government. The designation by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Park Service qualifies the city to apply for certain grants previously unavailable, said Olivia Mausel, Holyoke Historical Commission chairwoman.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    2. Western Massachusetts business leaders get capitol perspective on economy, trade, civil rights, during chamber Washington trip

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      Western Massachusetts business leaders get capitol perspective on economy, trade, civil rights, during chamber Washington trip

      Business leaders from the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce learned Wednesday from Washington insiders why the economy may be doing better than many suspect and why that sense of growth is not widely shared on the nation's Main Street.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    3. Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

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      Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

      The recent graduate of the High School of Science and Technology is enrolled at Springfield Technical Community College and will use the money to help pay for her books. “My job was to make sure the kids were focused, to show them how to behave in school and help them read,” Sands explained. “I liked it a lot. It taught me a lot of things about working, and helping young people.” Sands was one of 11 teens who found work through a jointly-sponsored effort that included funding from New England Farm Workers Council, and recruitment and oversight by the Springfield ...

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      Mentions:   TD Bank   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    4. Chicopee Chamber continues workshop series

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      Chicopee Chamber continues workshop series

      The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital, will present the second in a six-part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business,” on Sept . 25. The series addresses best practices for all types of businesses. The second seminar, “Negotiating and Understanding Leases; Before You Sign, Signing, and Renegotiating the Lease,” will be presented by attorney Stanley A. Szlachetka.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    5. Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set

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      Groundbreaking for Westfield State University's $33 million science center set

      State Secretary of Education Matthew Malone is scheduled to join state and local officials Thursday for groundbreaking of the Westfield State University's $33 million science center. As the first new academic building on campus in three decades, the center will be 54,000-square feet and house state-of-the-art science laboratories, simulation labs for nursing and health science programs, and a technology-rich, interactive classroom that will serve a variety of academic departments.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    6. Amherst Chamber honoring Rotary Club, Stephanie O'Keeffe and Tony Maroulis at annual dinner

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      Amherst Chamber honoring Rotary Club, Stephanie O'Keeffe and Tony Maroulis at annual dinner

      The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce will be honoring the Rotary Club, former Select Board Chairwoman Stephanie J. O'Keeffe and former chamber leader Tony A. Maroulis at the annual dinner Oct. 2. Tickets went on sale earlier this month for the Annual Awards Dinner at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, in Hadley. According to a press release, the dinner, a yearly celebration that is the highlight of the Amherst Area business community social calendar, is expected to sell out.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Don Courtemanche

    7. Sale of Springfield's ABC40/FOX 6 to Meredith Corporation gets initial FCC review | masslive

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      Sale of Springfield's ABC40/FOX 6 to Meredith Corporation gets initial FCC review | masslive

      The purchase agreement of ABC40/FOX 6 from Gormally Broadcasting to the Meredith Corporation has passed a preliminary Federal Communications Commission review and has been accepted for filing by the FCC.  The status change indicates that, upon initial review, the FCC has determined the application is acceptable, though it does not guarantee its final approval. 'The Commission reserves the right to return any of the applications if, upon further examination, it is determined the application is not in conformance with the Commission's rules or its policies,' the FCC says on their website.  In June, John Gormally, president of Gormally ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Springfield BID/ DevelopSpringfield announce plans to light downtown buildings | masslive

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      Springfield BID/ DevelopSpringfield announce plans to light downtown buildings | masslive

      Eight Downtown Springfield Buildings on Main Street from Falcon Way to Bridge Street will be illuminated under a $400,000 architectural lighting program announced Tuesday by the Springfield Business improvement District and DevelopSpringfield. The idea is to both highlight the unique architecture downtown as well as to provide a feeling of security and welcome for visitors, said BID Executive Director Chris Russell.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Springfield Business Improvement District

    9. Springfield officials, downtown organizations coordinate efforts to deal with I-91 viaduct project, proposed dining district, other issues

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      Springfield officials, downtown organizations coordinate efforts to deal with I-91 viaduct project, proposed dining district, other issues

      Representatives of several downtown organizations met Monday with city officials to discuss cooperative strategies ranging from preparations for the Interstate 91 viaduct rehabilitation project to promotion of a dining district. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer, said meetings are being conducted for coordination and planning purposes. Monday’s meeting was at City Hall. There are many endeavors in the downtown district including a new study on the Worthington Street corridor, the major state repairs to Interstate 91 that will create parking and traffic issues, and renovations underway at Union Square and the ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    10. Five Colleges Consortium planning to build annex to house 2.5 million volumes

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      Five Colleges Consortium planning to build annex to house 2.5 million volumes

      The Five Colleges Consortium will soon be building a library annex to meet the growing space needs at the Five Colleges. The annex will be able to hold 2.5 million volumes. Five College officials are still evaluating sites, said Kevin Kennedy
, communications director,
 in an email but the plan is to build and open it sometime next year. He said that preliminary estimates are between $9 and $12 million depending on the site. Five Colleges, Inc. will finance the cost of the annex through a substantial down payment and borrowing and will repay the financing by leasing space ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst

    11. ISO New England adjusts to changing electricity market | masslive

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      ISO New England adjusts to changing electricity market | masslive

      From a closely guarded control room in Holyoke, analysts forecast the region's electrical usage, directing power plants to fire up or wind down as they strive to maintain a constant level of electricity along New England's 8,500 miles of high voltage power lines.  The future holds new challenges for ISO New England, which oversees the electrical grid from Maine to Connecticut. The annual forward capacity market that will be held in February, looking at power generation capability for the 2017-2018 season, will for the first time include a deficit.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    12. Mestek of Westfield opens Luxton-Reed Center, expands chilled beam cooling equipment manufacturing here | masslive

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      Mestek of Westfield opens Luxton-Reed Center, expands chilled beam cooling equipment manufacturing here | masslive

      You can't rent it for the night, but Westfield-based Mestek Co. and its Dadanco division wants you to buy the super-efficient made-in Westfield HVAC technology the company has installed in that room and in the replica hospital room, laboratory, elementary-school-classroom and office at its Luxton-Reed Center.  The $3.5 million office and research center is in the former H.B. Smith assembly factory at 47 industrial Park Road. Luxton-Reed is zero-net energy with the 406 solar panels on the roof making more energy on a good day than the facility uses.  The idea behind the demonstration rooms, said Chris ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik   Mestek, Inc.

    13. Better Homes Inc. proposed $10 million housing project at former Brookings Elementary School in Springfield

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      Better Homes Inc. proposed $10 million housing project at former Brookings Elementary School in Springfield

      Better Homes Inc., has submitted a proposal to buy the tornado-damaged, former Elias Brrookings Elementary School on Hancock Street, and convert it into a $10 million housing complex. The proposal by Better Homes, a Springfield-based, nonprofit housing organization also known as Home City Housing, was the only bid received by Friday’s city deadline, and will be referred to a city-appointed review committee, according to the city. Under the proposal, Better Homes is offering to purchase the property from the city for $215.000, and redevelop it into 45 mixed-income housing units. The housing would include one-, two- and three-bedroom ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

    14. Gary Rome Hyundai seeks to buy Whiting Farms Road site, submits $2 million proposal for property

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      Gary Rome Hyundai seeks to buy Whiting Farms Road site, submits $2 million proposal for property

      The Holyoke Gas and Electric Department has awarded a contract for a Whiting Farms Road property to Gary Rome Hyundai with an expectation an agreement will be signed soon, despite neighbors' opposition to certain kinds of development at the site, officials said. Bids for the 19-acre property were publicly opened by Holyoke Gas and Electric Commission (HGE) in May. The commission awarded the contract to Gary Rome, which submitted a bid for $2,050,000, at a public meeting on June 4, officials said. Gary Rome Hyundai has a dealership at 1000 Main St. in the city. Gary Rome Auto ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican   Jim Lavelle

    15. Rolling Green in Amherst will keep 41 units affordable with property sale to Beacon Communities

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      Rolling Green in Amherst will keep 41 units affordable with property sale to Beacon Communities

      Town Manager John P. Musante called the sale "a milestone in our efforts to preserve affordable housing at Rolling Green Apartments."  There have been 41 such affordable units here but they were not protected by a deed restriction and owners had indicated they would raise rents 5 percent per year until they reached market rate.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Easthampton

    16. Iconic Student Prince Cafe, Fort restaurant sold for $160,000 in Springfield, Peter Picknelly confirms

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      Iconic Student Prince Cafe, Fort restaurant sold for $160,000 in Springfield, Peter Picknelly confirms

      Bus magnate Peter A. Picknelly purchased the iconic Student Prince Cafe and Fort restaurant for $160,000, he confirmed. The sale does not include the property on Fort Street, but the business and all of its contents save for the fabled beer stein and corkscrew collections owned by the Scherff family. Those valuable collectibles will be on lease annually, said Picknelly, chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    17. Springfield Technology Park gets $3.1 million bond for Phoenix Public Charter Academy | masslive

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      Springfield Technology Park gets $3.1 million bond for Phoenix Public Charter Academy | masslive

      Springfield Technology Park has received $3.1 million in tax-exempt bond funding too build the Phoenix Public Charter Academy on part of land where the M1 Garand rifle was manufactured during World War II.  MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, announced the funding Wednesday.  Workers are done demolishing the 70,000-square-foot middle portion of Building 104, the building where Springfield Armory and its workers churned out 3.5 million M1 rifles during World War II,said Paul Stelzer, president of Appleton Corporation and manager of the park.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield Technical Community College

    18. Pioneer Valley, Springfield, business leaders push education, access, marketing in Plan for Progress update | masslive

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      Pioneer Valley, Springfield, business leaders push education, access, marketing in Plan for Progress update | masslive

      The Planning Commission already hosted a meeting last week focusing on infrastructure needs, said Timothy Brennan, the executive director. A later this month focuses on collaborative engagement. A draft plan will be ready by the end of 2014.  Updated periodically since 1994, the Plan for Progress has given the region's leaders focus and resulted in the creation of the Economic Development Council itself as well as successful pushes for more broadband access, the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center in Holyoke and the in-progress efforts to rehab Springfield's Union Station.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. MassLive celebrates new downtown Springfield offices with Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Domenic Sarno | masslive

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      MassLive celebrates new downtown Springfield offices with Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Domenic Sarno | masslive

      Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Domenic Sarno were among the 300 or so visitors Wednesday night who helped MassLive celebrate its new offices at 1350 Main St. in Springfield's downtown.  Patrick said he was excited to help MassLive, the online partner of The Republican, mark the opening of its 11,000 square feet of office space in the tower formerly known as One Financial Plaza.  'But I'm even more excited about what is happening here in downtown Springfield,' said Patrick, who leaves office in January.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    20. Once homeless, Jessica Prokop draws standing ovation at United Way of Pioneer Valley fund-raiser breakfast; Michael Mathis stresses MGM philanthropy

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      Once homeless, Jessica Prokop draws standing ovation at United Way of Pioneer Valley fund-raiser breakfast; Michael Mathis stresses MGM philanthropy

      Keynote speaker Michael Mathis, president and chief operating officer of MGM Springfield Development, the breakfast's signature sponsor, highlighted the event's theme, "A New Generation of Philanthropic Leaders," through photos of his two sons, with heads shaven for a St. Baldrick's Foundation fund-raiser for childhood cancers, projected on a screen.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    21. UMass sees 12 percent hike in fundraising in fiscal 2014, record-breaking endowment

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      UMass sees 12 percent hike in fundraising in fiscal 2014, record-breaking endowment

      The University of Massachusetts system has seen a 12 percent hike in fundraising during the last fiscal year bringing in $116.6 million and boosting the endowment to a record $757 million, according to a press release. President Robert L. Caret made the announcement Wednesday at a meeting of the Board of Trustees Committee on Administration and Finance in Boston.  "We have established increased private-support as a top priority and are pleased to be seeing clear signs of success," Caret said in a statement.  "At a time when state government has stepped up its financial commitment to UMass, we see ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Robert Caret

    22. National Nonwovens in Easthampton seeks high-speed data link to build global competitiveness | masslive.com

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      National Nonwovens in Easthampton seeks high-speed data link to build global competitiveness | masslive.com

      An Easthampton textile manufacturer will be before the city's Planning Board tonight seeking approval for a pair of antennas to provide a high-speed data communications link between its two buildings.  National Nonwovens is upgrading its computer systems so it can grow and become part of the global marketplace, company president and CEO Anthony J. Centofanti said Tuesday. The antennas and wireless link between 110 Pleasant Street and 23 Mechanic Street are an essential part of that upgrade, he said.  The antennas will be on existing building structures and won't be visible from Pleasant St., plans show. The installation ...

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    23. MassLive opens new offices, lights sign with help of Gov. Deval Patrick | masslive

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      MassLive opens new offices, lights sign with help of Gov. Deval Patrick | masslive

      MassLive is hosting an office opening and sign-lighting party on Wednesday, Sept. 10, with special guest Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick.  The by-invitation event runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1350 Main St., with Patrick expected to speak sometime after 5 p.m. MassLive, the online partner of The Republican, leased 11,000 square feet of the office tower.  Formerly known as One Financial Plaza, 1350 Main St. has been renamed the MassLive Building, and the large signs adorning the building will be lit for the first time Wednesday, MassLive President Allison Werder said.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’

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      Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’

      “With more frequent larger rain storms, ‘soaking up the rain’ can be an important strategy to help avoid flooding,” says Patty Gambarini, environmental planner for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “Strategies for soaking up the rain can also beautify landscapes, and prevent water pollution.” Homeowners and businesses from throughout the Pioneer Valley can learn about soaking up the rain at a hands-on demonstration workshop to be held on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new science wing of Springfield’s Central High School, 1840 Roosevelt Ave. The workshop will cover a range of ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

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