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    1. New Mass. broadband chair stresses 'flexible' solutions for each town

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      New Mass. broadband chair stresses 'flexible' solutions for each town

      Peter Larkin said Massachusetts Broadband Institute will work with every town individually to determine the best way to extend broadband internet to each community. "We're walking the communities through this one by one," Larkin said. There are currently 44 towns, mostly in rural parts of Western Massachusetts, that have no access to high-speed internet. The state instituted the so-called Last Mile Program, run by the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, to connect every home to broadband internet.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Broadband Institute

    2. Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,...

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      Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,...

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is expected to draw more than 300 developers and corporate decision makers to its Western Massachusetts Developers Conference next week. Gov. Charlie Baker will be the keynote speaker, wrapping up a morning-long event Thursday, June 23 at the MassMutual Center convention space downtown, said Richard K. Sullivan Jr. president and CEO of the Council.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   MassMutual   Springfield

    3. Wingate at Wilbraham sold for $13.5 million

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      Wingate at Wilbraham sold for $13.5 million

      The former owners, CCP Properties Business Trust, is part of Care Capital Properties of Chicago. Care Capital already owns Wingate properties around the state including Wingate at South Hadley, Wingate at Springfield, Wingate at West Springfield and Wingate at Worcester as well as Parkway Pavilion Health Center in Enfield, Connecticut. The deal is the result of a lease buyback agreement Wingate entered into in 2006. Wingate had an option to buy the property back, which they did.

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    4. Springfield Thunderbirds announced as name, mascot of city's AHL franchise

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      Springfield Thunderbirds announced as name, mascot of city's AHL franchise

      Springfield Thunderbirds, it is. The city's new American Hockey League franchise, and affiliate of the Florida Panthers of the NHL, announced the team's nickname and mascot in a public event Wednesday at the MassMutual Center (watch that press conference here). "The Springfield Thunderbirds' name represents the strength and pride of western Massachusetts," team Executive Vice President Nathan Costa said in a release from the team. "It is is a nod to our hockey past, a tribute to the men and women of the Air Force who are so vital to this region, and a symbol of the new ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    5. West of the River Chamber events to feature Howie Carr, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito | masslive.com

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      West of the River Chamber events to feature Howie Carr, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito | masslive.com

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be the guest speaker at The West of the River Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting later this month, while author, columnist and radio host Howie Carr is slated to address the group in September.  The annual meeting will take place at Chez Josef, 176 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam, on June 23 from 7 to 9 a.m. The chamber will welcome new chairman Brian Houle and the incoming board of directors at the meeting. The Sept. 22 'Business Breakfast with Howie Carr' will also take place at Chez Josef.

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    6. Big Y partnering with Johnson Memorial Hospital to open retail health clinic in local grocery store

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      Big Y partnering with Johnson Memorial Hospital to open retail health clinic in local grocery store

      Johnson Memorial Hospital and Big Y plan to open a retail health clinic at the Big Y World Class Market at the Stafford Springs grocery store by the end of summer. It will be Johnson Memorial Hospital's first retail clinic, said Fiona Phelan, a spokeswoman for Trinity Health - New England. It's partner in Trinity Health - New England, St. Francis in Hartford, already has similar clinics in Simsbury, Connecticut; Manchester, Connecticut; and Glastonbury, Connecticut, Phelan said.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Western New England University   Springfield

    7. CEO Scott Given of UP Education Network, group taking over struggling Springfield school,...

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      CEO Scott Given of UP Education Network, group taking over struggling Springfield school,...

      The CEO of UP Education Network, the charter system that's taking over a struggling Springfield middle school this fall, has announced his resignation. CEO Scott Given said in a statement last week that he will stay with UP until early winter 2016, "laying the groundwork for a successful handoff." This past winter, Given and the organization's board of trustees decided that it would be a good time for him to step down, according to UP spokeswoman Victoria Criado.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. New Springfield GIS map tool now available for smartphones, tablets

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      New Springfield GIS map tool now available for smartphones, tablets

      The city has unveiled its new, mobile-device-friendly, GIS online mapping tool which can provide detailed information on every property and building in the city. The new site can be found at https://maps.springfield-ma.gov/gis/. Springfield's previous GIS -- the initials stand for geographic information services -- site has proven very popular, according to a news release, and was among the top 10 most visited pages on the city website. But the old site was from 2003 and had been developed in-house by City of Springfield staffers.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Westfield

    9. STCC's Gateway to College -- providing path to high school diploma, college credit --...

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      STCC's Gateway to College -- providing path to high school diploma, college credit --...

      For those facing such obstacles, Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College is a non-traditional high school program that serves students who are not successful in a traditional high school setting. Many students who apply to the program have disengaged from their studies and are looking for an opportunity to achieve their high school diploma in an alternative setting, said Jennifer Sánchez, Gateway to College program director at STCC.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    10. Investors to fund local startups at Valley Venture Mentors event | masslive.com

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      Investors to fund local startups at Valley Venture Mentors event | masslive.com

      A group of local startups will pitch investors and win funding at an event hosted by Valley Venture Mentors Wednesday afternoon.  The 'Pre-Seed Demo Day' is a pilot program that will connect participants in VVM's accelerator program with investors, who will make early stage, low-dollar commitments to companies within hours of hearing their pitches, VVM Executive Director Paul Silva said.  'œWe're going to have 10 or so companies who just graduated from the accelerators,' Silva said. 'They're going to do these pitches and essentially do speed dating with investors in the room.'€


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      Mentions:   Valley Venture Mentors

    11. Western Mass. Women's Fund CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Roman to attend White House summit

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      Western Mass. Women's Fund CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Roman to attend White House summit

      Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts, along with several of the fund's board members, will be among the 5,000 participants in the White House's United State of Women Summit. Tuesday's gathering at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is hosted by first lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah Winfrey. It  is being described as the first large scale event of its kind designed to both celebrate advancements in the area of gender equality as well as address issues of inequality.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Easthampton

    12. Springfield Redevelopment Authority sponsors vendor workshops for businesses

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      Springfield Redevelopment Authority sponsors vendor workshops for businesses

      The Springfield Redevelopment Authority will sponsor two free vendor workshops on Tuesday, June 14, at the FutureWorks Career Center, for those interested in establishing their own business and expanding their marketability. The classes being offered are: "Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth," and "COMMBUYS Vendor Registration Assistance." The program begins at 9:30 a.m., at Futureworks, located at 1 Federal St.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   FutureWorks Career Center

    13. MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

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      MassMutual donates $15M to boost computer science at UMass Amherst and Springfield

      MassMutual announced Friday that it will donate $15 million to University of Massachusetts computer science programs over the next 10 years. Of the $15 million, $12 million will support the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Center for Data Science with additional faculty, a doubling of the number of available courses and an expansion of the master's degree program. In Springfield, the company will donate $3 million over 10 years to expand a cybersecurity certificate program taught at the university's center in MassMutual owned Tower Square. The cybersecurity certificate program is an eight-week, 15-credit-hour program. "We believe the world ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   MassMutual

    14. MassDOT to host public meeting with I-91 Springfield updates, Q&A

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      MassDOT to host public meeting with I-91 Springfield updates, Q&A

      The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will host a public meeting and forum on its ongoing Interstate 91 downtown Springfield viaduct rehabilitation project on June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame theater, 1000 Hall of Fame Ave. MassDOT promises that its engineers and contractors will provide details on the construction and demolition progress to date, existing lane and ramp closures and detour routes. The presentation will conclude with a question and answer session.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    15. 'Seussian Soiree' launches public portion of campaign to open new Dr. Seuss museum at the...

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      'Seussian Soiree' launches public portion of campaign to open new Dr. Seuss museum at the...

      At a large gathering on the Quadrangle, the Springfield Museums Thursday evening launched the public portion of its $7 million capital campaign to build a Dr. Seuss museum — a place that will promote literacy and honor the legacy of the Springfield native whose books have helped generations of children learn to read. Donald D'Amour, co-chair of the fundraising campaign, said $5.3 million has been raised to date. "We are here to open the public phase of the campaign," D'Amour said. He said the campaign is asking for donations in any amount, especially from those living in the ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    16. Take a look as conversion continues of The Cubit in Holyoke into lofts, HCC's culinary arts program | masslive.com

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      Take a look as conversion continues of The Cubit in Holyoke into lofts, HCC's culinary arts program | masslive.com

      The Cubit has a new roof, and eventually there will be cooking.  The 96-year-old factory at Appleton and Race streets also is getting 88 new windows and soon will be home to the Holyoke Community College (HCC) Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.  In the past year, the Luzuriaga brothers have made strides in their conversion of the former Cubit Wire & Cable Co. Inc. building at 181 Appleton St. into a mixed-use facility overlooking the canals and called The Cubit.

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    17. Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

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      Study says Massachusetts economy may soon run out of college grads

      Massachusetts has more adult degree-holders than any other state with 51.5 percent of adults ages 25 to 54 possessing a four-year degree or better. But Massachusetts is projected to end the decade with fewer working age college-educated residents than it began with unless the rate of degree production improves, the study said. The report estimates that 660,000 college-educated workers plan to retire in the next five years.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield

    18. Hood-Big Y compact strengthens local base: Editorial

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      Hood-Big Y compact strengthens local base: Editorial

      The expansion of the partnership between Big Y Foods, Inc., and Hood LLC is good news for local customers at the state and local economy. These are two Massachusetts-based companies with the same values and goals, according to Hood CEO and president John Kaneb, who trumpeted the relationship. Those values and goals go directly to creating jobs and bolstering the regional farm economy. No two companies are better suited to do so than these family-owned operations, and working together ensures the best results for customers and farmers.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    19. Israeli-founded companies generated $9B in revenue in Massachusetts, study finds | masslive.com

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      Israeli-founded companies generated $9B in revenue in Massachusetts, study finds | masslive.com

      The New England-Israel Business Council is an organization that promotes economic development opportunities between New England and Israel. Goodtree is a board member of the council, a board member of the Massachusetts startup accelerator MassChallenge's program in Israel, and a partner in an Israeli venture capital firm.

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    20. $13.5 million Library Commons project to offer 47 market rate and affordable apartments in Holyoke | masslive.com

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      $13.5 million Library Commons project to offer 47 market rate and affordable apartments in Holyoke | masslive.com

      HAPHousing is converting three vacant buildings located near the Holyoke Public Library into a 47-apartment complex called the Library Commons project. The organization held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss the project.  In addition to the one, two and three-bedroom apartments, the project includes: street-level retail space, a children's play structure, open green space, on-site tenant laundry facilities, meeting space, classrooms and a studio/art gallery.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    21. Springfield-based MassMutual Financial Group climbs to 76 on annual Fortune 500 list | masslive.com

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      Springfield-based MassMutual Financial Group climbs to 76 on annual Fortune 500 list | masslive.com

      MassMutual Financial Group jumped 18 places on the annual Fortune 500 list of America's top companies to No. 76, its highest ranking in history, the company said Monday. At No. 76, MassMutual is the second highest-ranking company in the state behind No. 73, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. at $39.4 billion. Liberty Mutual has significant operations in the Springfield Technology Park including a call center and paralegal operations.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Liberty Mutual   Springfield

    22. Springfield FutureCity 2026: Consultant urges more support for small businesses | masslive.com

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      Springfield FutureCity 2026: Consultant urges more support for small businesses | masslive.com

      Nearly three-quarters of Springfield's companies are small businesses with fewer than four employees. That is around 20 percentage points higher than the Massachusetts and nationwide averages, which place about half the businesses in this smallest category.  This is according to FutureCity 2026, an economic development strategy prepared for the city, the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and DevelopSpringfield, the city's public-private economic development agency, by New York City consultants Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Corporate Services.

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    23. Faces to host 'business positive' block party in Northampton to counter news of closed storefronts | masslive.com

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      Faces to host 'business positive' block party in Northampton to counter news of closed storefronts | masslive.com

      Empty storefronts in downtown Northampton have received a lot of attention over recent months, both on the streets and in the news.  Residents and business owners have varied opinions as to whether the vacancies -- several of which have been filled -- signal troubled times for downtown commerce.  Regardless, Faces co-owner Dan McCarthy wants to change that narrative. That's why his store and a few others in the 100 Main St. block are hosting a 'business positive' block party on Saturday, July 9.

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    24. Springfield announces downtown restaurant loan fund, Stearns Square park rehab during Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visit | masslive.com

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      Springfield announces downtown restaurant loan fund, Stearns Square park rehab during Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visit | masslive.com

      The city plans to establish a $1.5 million loan fund to help prospective restaurateurs open downtown and possibly give existing eateries a capital boost.  Also, the city plans to spend about $1 million rehabilitating and landscaping city parks at Stearns Square and Duryea Place to include new lighting and paved bump-outs for sidewalk cafe seating. It's part of what Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said is an effort to 'connect the dots' and invigorate neighborhoods heading from the soon-to-reopen Springfield Union Station south to MGM Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

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