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    1. Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

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      Holyoke and state officials set ceremonial ground-breaking of old Holyoke Catholic High School into $19 million conversion to apartments

      Shovels will be ceremonially plunged into the soil Monday (Aug. 18) to mark a ground-breaking for the $19 million conversion of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus on Chestnut Street into 54 apartments. "This groundbreaking ceremony represents the city's continued efforts to make downtown a vibrant place to live," Mayor Alex B. Morse said Thursday. The event between Dwight and Hampden streets will begin at 10 a.m. Speakers will include property owner E. Denis Walsh of Weld Management, Gregory Bialecki, state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and Morse.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    2. $53.8 million sale of ABC40 and FOX 6 in final stages of FCC review

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      $53.8 million sale of ABC40 and FOX 6 in final stages of FCC review

      The sale of WGGB, ABC40 and FOX6, to the owners of WSHM, CBS3 Springfield, is awaiting final approval by the Federal Communications Commission. Gormally Broadcasting LLC of Springfield plans to sell WGGB to Meredith Corp. of Des Moines, Iowa, for $53.8 million. Gormally purchased the station from Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2007 for $21.2 million. The 30-day public comment period recently ended and the acquisition is before the FCC for final approval. Under the terms of a 44-page purchase and sale agreement filed with the FCC on June 19, Meredith has up to 60 days after that filing ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   The Republican

    3. Gov. Deval Patrick signs economic development bill, introduces new bill on liquor licenses | masslive.com

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      Gov. Deval Patrick signs economic development bill, introduces new bill on liquor licenses | masslive.com

      Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday signed an $80 million economic development bill into law, but vetoed tax credits for live theater and angel investors.  Patrick, a Democrat, also reintroduced legislation with two provisions he supports that were not included in the bill – limiting non-compete agreements and giving local municipalities control over the number of liquor licenses they can issue.  'There is more I want,' Patrick said. 'But that is not to take away from an enormously important piece of legislation that was thoughtfully and successfully crafted by the legislature.'

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Gregory P. Bialecki

    4. Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to get new emergency room as part of Baystate Health purchase

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      Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer to get new emergency room as part of Baystate Health purchase

      Massachusetts Public Heath Council approved Thursday the sale of Wing to Baystate. Also approved at the meeting is a $25 million project to add four new operating rooms on to Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield and a $7 million project to build a new pharmacy at Baystate Medical Center here in Springfield. The Public Health Council must approve hospital expansions in the state. The idea is to restrain the arms race for facilities and equipment that can lead to wasteful overutilization of health care dollars.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    5. New Springfield downtown study calls for focus on dining, culture, housing

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      New Springfield downtown study calls for focus on dining, culture, housing

      The “Worthington Street District Plan” was revealed Wednesday during a presentation at Kimball Towers on Chestnut Street, attended by city officials, business representatives and other downtown activists. The $200,000 study was commissioned by the city and DevelopSpringfield, funded by Columbia Gas in the aftermath of a gas explosion on Worthington Street in November 2012 that caused millions of dollars in damage in that area and injured 21 people. The explosion occurred after a Columbia Gas worker, responding to a report of a gas leak, punctured a gas line that was not correctly marked.The heart of the plan is ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    6. Freedom Credit Union details $2.2 million expansion plans as commitment to growth, jobs

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      Freedom Credit Union details $2.2 million expansion plans as commitment to growth, jobs

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer, joined in praising the expansion of Freedom’s headquarters at 1976 Main St., to a building at 77 Boylston St, directly behind Freedom. “We are committed to the city, and we are committed to Western Massachusetts,” said Crosby, who serves as president and chief executive officer. Freedom plans to relocate 26 Springfield employees to that location, along with 16 employees from Feeding Hills, and hire an additional 13 employees to staff the new building.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    7. $36.2 million village, solar farm proposed for former Belchertown State School land; $1 million in annual taxes estimated for town

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      $36.2 million village, solar farm proposed for former Belchertown State School land; $1 million in annual taxes estimated for town

      A private developer proposed a $36.2 million construction project built over a 10-year period at the former Belchertown State School that includes 310,000 square feet of interior building space for an assortment of uses within 220 total units.  And a renewable energy firm presented plans to erect a 3 megawatt solar farm.  The developers said the 80-acre parcel would use 40 acres for the buildings, 20 for solar, and there is 20 acres of wetlands.  The ideas were unveiled at a public forum at town hall on Wednesday.  According to one of the developers, Windsor Mallett, the concept ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    8. Freedom Credit Union to announce a $2.2 million downtown expansion

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      Freedom Credit Union to announce a $2.2 million downtown expansion

      Freedom Credit Union plans to unveil a $2.2 million downtown expansion Tuesday. The credit union is keeping details close to the vest until the announcement Tuesday, Aug. 12 announcement. But Springfield Mayor Domenic J.Sarno is expected to attend a 10:30 a.m. ceremony with Freedom Credit Union CEO Barry F. Crosby.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Northampton

    9. Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

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      Holyoke planners informing manufacturers about 1- and possibly 2-day closure of Canal St. for rail improvements

      The work under the direction of the state Department of Transportation is to prepare for
      Amtrak's passenger rail system linking Connecticut and Vermont, with stops in Springfield , Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield, said Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, development specialist with the city Department of Planning and Economic Development. The city is informing manufacturers so they can notify employees and plan for deliveries scheduled that weekend, she said. Businesses should have the ability to use the Route 116 bridge and circle back south through South Hadley and Chicopee if deliveries are imperative that weekend, she said.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    10. Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

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      Amtrak passenger service ready to roll by New Years, according to Pan Am

      Motorist and patrons of businesses along Damon Road were surprised Saturday when crews closed the road between King and Bridge streets as crews improved the crossing on Damon Road. The work was part of the same project that prompted Pan Am Railways to install a temporary camp to feed workers on the line near North and Market streets. The crew was replacing the old freight rails with welded rails more suitable for passenger trains along the "Knowledge Corridor," the stretch of track between Springfield and Greenfield that is part of the Amtrak route.

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      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Amherst

    11. Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

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      Caring Health expands to Pine Point/ Indian Orchard

      The Caring Health Center will open a satellite medical facility at 860 Boston Road on Monday August 11 as a way to better serve the Indian Orchard neighborhoods.; and Pine Point  The Caring Health Center is utilizing a $650,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant to expand medical treatment for residents in the northeast section of the city, according to a news release. The Pine Point / Indian Orchard areas have long been sited as communities in need of health care services, Caring Health is responding to the need.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    12. Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

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      Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

      Google has awarded Garvey Communication Associates Inc. with a Google Partner designation, a unique certification that designates company as an experienced and trusted online advertising expert. Under the direction of Media Director Mary K. Fallon, the agency has built up a team of Google AdWords Qualified Individuals and achieved its partner designation through “demonstrated expertise, experience, and a measurably high level of customer satisfaction” the Google description of partner qualifications.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    13. Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

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      Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

      New England favorite Friendly's Ice Cream has entered into a marketing relationship with the New England Patriots.  Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the day after the regular-season opener against Miami, Kids eat free on the day after a Patriots victory. Rules for the promotion are: one free Level 1 kid’s meal for every adult entree purchased, Friendly's said this week in a news release  The Friendly's sponsorship also includes in-stadium promotions and signs, social media and appearances by the Patriots Cheerleaders and mascot, Pat Patriot, at Friendly’s events. Friendly’s will also extend the benefits of ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    14. J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

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      J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

      Residents and supporters gathered Friday to celebrate the expansion of programs at the J.C.. Williams Community Center in Six Corners, while board members offered their best wishes and help for another center fighting foreclosure. Steven R. Williams, Sr., president and founder of J.C. Williams Community Center, said his organization is aware of the news that the Dunbar Community Center is faced with possible foreclosure, and stands ready to help in any way possible.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Maureen Belliveau resigns as Westfield BID director

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      Maureen Belliveau resigns as Westfield BID director

      Amid the Westfield Business Improvement District's dissolution process, Maureen Belliveau is stepping down as the BID's executive director. Kevin O'Connor, chair of the BID's board of directors, said Friday morning that Belliveau's exit does not come as a surprise, but the board hoped it would not happen before the BID's planned final dissolution Sept. 12.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Lisa McMahon   Westfield Business Improvement District

    16. Elizabeth Barajas-Román named to head Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

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      Elizabeth Barajas-Román named to head Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

      Elizabeth Barajas-Román has been named chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts. Barajas-Román, who holds a master's degree from Harvard University, had been a manager at Pew Charitable Trusts, where she coordinated lobbying efforts on behalf of children's health. She succeeds long-time director Carla Oleska, who stepped down earlier this year and is now vice president of institutional development at Elms College in Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    17. Archipelago Investments expected to file plans for Carriage Shop redevelopment soon

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      Archipelago Investments expected to file plans for Carriage Shop redevelopment soon

      Archipelago, which is building Kendrick Place nearby, intends to raze the shops for a new mixed-use building of retail and residential. According to a purchase offer from Archipelago to members of the condominium trust, the company is offering $4.6 million for the purchase.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    18. Deerfield board selects Kayce Warren as next town administrator

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      Deerfield board selects Kayce Warren as next town administrator

      The Board of Selectmen has offered the post of town administrator, vacant for more than a year, to Kayce D. Warren, who is currently filling the position on an interim basis. "I'm pleased the board offered me the position," Warren said Thursday, declining to comment further on her intentions. The board made the selection Wednesday night, choosing Warren from a pool that originally included 14 candidates. There has been no permanent town administrator in Deerfield since Bernard Kubiak retired in June 2013. Wendy Foxmyn served as interim administrator from July 2013 to February 2014.

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    19. Beautification services end this week as Westfield Business Improvement District continues dissolution

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      Beautification services end this week as Westfield Business Improvement District continues dissolution

      Kevin O’Connor, chair of the BID’s board of directors, said the BID gave notice to its office landlord and is working with other organizations to hand off the torch for community events and services. He said the BID likely will complete its dissolution around mid-September.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Business Improvement District

    20. New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

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      New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

      The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has a new executive director and soon it will have a new headquarters on Brookdale Drive.  The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced Tuesday that Kim Goulette, most recently executive director of Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry in Chicopee, as the new head of the Pioneer Valley Chapter. She replaces Rick Lee, who is retiring. Lee, whose last day is Wednesday, will have spent 30 years with the Red Cross.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    21. Wisconsin-based developer buys vacant mills in Lee and Lenox Dale

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      Wisconsin-based developer buys vacant mills in Lee and Lenox Dale

      A Wisconsin-based development company has bought three vacant paper mills in western Massachusetts and is talking with local officials and others about how to use the properties. Niagara Worldwide of Niagara, Wisconsin, bought the Columbia and Greylock mills in Lee and the Niagara Mill in Lenox Dale. The sale prices weren't disclosed.

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    22. More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

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      More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

      Hiring an economic development director, creating more housing and affordable commercial space to promote start-ups were some of the preliminary recommendations consultants for U3 Advisors presented Tuesday afternoon to the Town Gown-Steering Committee. This was just a preliminary report and consultants will be coming back next month with a final report. In April, the town and the University of Massachusetts hired U3 Advisors of Philadelphia in partnership with Corneil Collaborative and The Cecil Group as the consultants to work on the town-gown issues of improving both housing availability and boosting economic development.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    23. Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

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      Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

      Communities in the four Western Massachusetts counties found there is strength in unity, saving nearly $1 million by purchasing goods and services recently through the Hampshire Council of Governments. Working cooperatively with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning
      Commission and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, the council, which has 15 member communities in Hampshire Country, saved an average of 48 percent by bidding on behalf of 116 police, fire and school department, according to executive assistant Lydia King.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    24. Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

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      Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

      Employers in Massachusetts are hiring again and gaining confidence in the economy, according to survey results released Tuesday by Associated Industries of Massachusetts.  The Associated industries business confidence index rose 2.5 points in July to 56.2 points on a 100-point scale where 50 is neutral. That's up from 53.7 points the month before in June and from 52.5 points in July 2013.  Associated industries is a statewide business group. The confidence index has been up and down since the start of the recession, said Andre Mayer, Associated Industries senior advisor.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

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