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    1. MIAA unveils plans to bring state basketball championship to Springfield

      MIAA unveils plans to bring state basketball championship to Springfield

      The MIAA, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Western Mass. Sports Commission jointly announced plans today to hold the state finals at Springfield College as well as the Mass. Mutual Center. According to Jim Peters of the MIAA, they will wait until the conclusion of the state semifinals to determine which four games would be held at the Mass. Mutual Center and which four would go to Springfield.

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    2. Mass. manufacturing job loss slows

      Mass. manufacturing job loss slows

      The number of manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts has declined over each of the past two years, but the loss of jobs is slowing, according to state figures. A 2012 study by the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University projected the state would lose about 2,000 manufacturing jobs annually from 2013 to 2018, for a total of 10,000 fewer jobs. “The commonwealth has been doing better than ... projected,” Mark S. Sternman, a spokesman for MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, said yesterday at an early State House kickoff of October ...

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    3. Springfield to host MIAA hoop finals

      Springfield to host MIAA hoop finals

      The MIAA announced yesterday that, starting next March, all state finals for the boys and girls basketball tournaments will take place in Springfield, hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission. On Saturday, March 19, eight state championship boys and girls hoop games will be played in Springfield — four to be played at the MassMutual Center, and the other four at Springfield College’s Blake Arena. This move ends the run of State Final Saturday in Worcester, where the DCU Center would host six games in one day.

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    4. Gov. Patrick announces $31M in development grants

       Thirty-eight cities and towns across Massachusetts are set to receive $31 million in federal Community Development Block Grants. Gov. Deval Patrick says the money will help pay for housing rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure. Patrick planned to officially announce the grants Friday in West Springfield.

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    5. Weeklong heat wave taxing New England power grid

      Weeklong heat wave taxing New England power grid

      Spokeswoman Marcia Blomberg says ISO expects to have enough power to meet demand, but there's a potential that a surplus of more than 2,000 megawatts could run thin. The Holyoke-based grid operator says it may seek emergency electricity from other regions or ask businesses to reduce power use. - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2013/07/weeklong_heat_wave_taxing_new_england_power_grid?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fbusiness+%28Business+-+BostonHerald.com%29#sthash.ShgeO2Hf.dpuf

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    6. State considers offering computing center to businesses

      State considers offering computing center to businesses

      Massachusetts is considering allowing small manufacturers to use computers at the Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke to help make parts for larger manufacturers, state officials said yesterday. The plan, which is still in the conceptual stage, is part of a broader effort to help train workers and give them access to the hardware and software they need to make parts that large manufacturers increasingly are designing with computers, said Greg Bialecki, secretary of housing and economic development.

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    7. UMass Amherst researchers develop high-tech uniforms for soldiers

      UMass Amherst polymer scientists Kenneth Carter and James Watkins, collaborating with team leader Francesco Fornasiero of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, recently received a five-year, $1.8 million grant to design ways to manufacture the new material as part of a $13 million project funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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    8. Report: Pioneer Valley facing major skills gap

      The region’s higher education institutions have a crucial role to play in influencing the region’s future supply of workers, the report indicates. Even though the number of students enrolled full-time in public two- and four-year institutions in the region has grown over the last decade, the rate of growth has trailed both the growth in the state and in the United States. The number of students earning post-secondary degrees at institutions in the Pioneer Valley also trailed the growth in Massachusetts for certificates, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees.

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    9. Patrick’s jobs czar: we’re almost back - BostonHerald.com

      Patrick’s jobs czar: we’re almost back - BostonHerald.com

      Bialecki said he is planning a new initiative to woo companies from the metropolitan New York area, targeting financial services and information technology firms. He hopes some of those companies will consider relocating customer service jobs outsourced abroad so they are closer to home, particularly in the lower-cost Springfield area.
      A successful example, he said, is a Liberty Mutual customer service call center located in downtown Springfield, announced in 2008.

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    10. Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com

      Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com
      “Our key thing is getting public support of this product, but it also would help us move forward with our clinical development and the insurance reimbursement pathway,” founder and CEO Brian Mullen said. “It would help us to reach out to doctors and other caregivers of kids with autism and bring them into the process with us.”
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    11. Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com

      Trade groups gain feds’ ear - BostonHerald.com
      CEOs of Massachusetts biotech and medical device companies who have had issues with new federal policies will gain direct access to the commissioner of their chief regulatory agency today. U.S. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will accompany Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg to two roundtables in Boston. “Massachusetts is...
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    12. Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com

      Raising money and scraping by - BostonHerald.com
      Amherst-based Therapeutic Systems — which in May launched its wearable Vayu vest that’s designed to help soothe autistic children — has raised $325,000 in initial seed-round funding in addition to $66,500 in prize and grant money. As one of 125 finalists in MassChallenge, its two executives hope not only to win some of the start-up comp...
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    13. MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest

      MassChallenge finalist pumped up by autism vest
      Mullen co-developed the vest’s DeePAD technology, which is licensed from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. It’s based on research started when he was earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering there and continued during Ph.D. studies. The vest, which sells for $2,000 and comes in three sizes, is fabricated by medical device manufacturer Dielectrics Inc. in Chicopee. It has a removable hand pump that allows the child, his parent, occupational therapist or other caregiver to inflate or deflate the internal vest “bladder” to apply the desired level of deep pressure to the child.
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    14. Power play over utility cos. merger

      “I don’t think it’s good to drag on and on,” May said of the longer-than-usual merger review. “I think it sends a bad message to businesses in Massachusetts and sends a bad message to investors on Wall Street. “The market has received this merger very, very well. They think it makes tremendous sense for this region,” he said. “You hate to lose that luster, so to speak, of all of the positive reactions.”
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    15. Springfield insurance giant donates $100G to tornado aid

      “Our sincerest thoughts and sympathies are with those who were impacted by this devastating event,” MassMutual chief Roger Crandall said in a statement. “We hope that these funds and efforts from our volunteers will help bring comfort and security to those who have been impacted, including our own employees and financial professionals who call this region home."
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    16. Plans on track to 'connect the unconnected' in central, western Massachusetts

      The Massachusetts Broadband Institute, established in a $40 million bond bill in 2008 to extend broadband service to communities with limited access or no access at all, on Wednesday outlined a plan to build 1,338 miles of broadband infrastructure across 120 western and central Massachusetts communities in the next two years
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