1. About Chicopee

    Chicopee

    Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States of America. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2007 census, the city had a total population of 54,653, making it the second largest city in Western Massachusetts. The current mayor is Michael D. Bissonnette.


    The city is made up of several neighborhoods, the result of the city's origin as a collection of villages in the northern-most part of Springfield, which it seceded from in 1848. These villages are now represented by the neighborhoods of Aldenville, Willimansett, Chicopee Center (Cabotville), Chicopee Falls, and Fairview.

    The city has since filled in most of its open space resulting in a number of new neighborhoods. These neighborhoods include Chicomansett (often referred to as part of Willimansett, this area is located at the southern intersection of Meadow and Chicopee Streets northward to Meetinghouse Road), Ferry Lane (an offshoot of Chicomansett surrounding Ferry Lane), Sandy Hill (the area overlooking Chicopee Center, connecting Cabotville and Aldenville), and the geographically isolated Burnett Road neighborhood.

    Chicopee uses the nickname “Crossroads of New England” as part of a business-development marketing campaign. The name reflects the city's convenient location amongst a number of metropolitan areas and its transportation network. Chicopee is located 29 miles away from Hartford, 92 miles away from Boston, 90 miles from Albany, and 140 miles from New York City. Four highways run through its boundaries: I-90, I-91, I-291, and I-391. State routes such as Route 33, 116, and 141, are major providers of regional linkage. The city is home to Westover Metropolitan Airport and is also served by Bradley International Airport in nearby Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Westover Air Reserve Base, was built here in 1940. It has one of the largest runways on the east coast at 11,597 x 301 feet (92 m).

    Reflecting the Polish background of many of its residents, a number of Polish-American businesses are based in Chicopee. These include the Chicopee Provision Company,a major producer of Polish sausage kielbasa under the Blue Seal brand and Millie's Pierogi Company, a producer of traditional Polish dumplings pierogi. Chicopee held an annual kielbasa festival at the Fairfield Mall (now the site of Chicopee Crossing on Memorial Drive) until the mid 1990's. The festival featured the World's Largest Kielbasa for a number of years (several times the city's kielbasa lost to a kielbasa in Krakow, Poland).

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    2. MCC arts grant money awarded to area communities

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      MCC arts grant money awarded to area communities ... adults. The cities and towns within the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District are Agawam, Easthampton, Parts of Chicopee, Westfield, Granville, Montgomery, Russell,Southampton, Southwick and Tolland. The Massachusetts Cult... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Chicopee proposes funding industrial park development near Massachusetts Turnpike

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      Chicopee proposes funding industrial park development near Massachusetts Turnpike ...ld create jobs for Chicopee and the region. But others questioned the benefit of permitting the land when the Chicopee River Business Park, which has 110 acres of permitted, prepared business property in Chicopee and 40 ... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Interstate 91 viaduct reconstruction expected to be finished by late fall of 2017; lane closures to begin early next year

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      Interstate 91 viaduct reconstruction expected to be finished by late fall of 2017; lane closures to begin early next year ...dcasts will be available as far east as Ludlow and as far west as Westfield, south in Longmeadow and north in Chicopee. The stations will broadcast traffic information. The Springfield Armory National Historic Site alrea... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   West Springfield

    5. Pride truck stop near MassPike Exit 6 in Chicopee gets council OK for $1 million upgrade | masslive.com

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      Pride truck stop near MassPike Exit 6 in Chicopee gets council OK for $1 million upgrade | masslive.com The about $1 million project at 363 Burnett Road near the Massachusetts Turnpike Exit 6 at the end of Interstate 291 is expected to begin this fall and the station will be closed for about a year during construction, Councilor Timothy S. McLellan said. The proposal will swap existing pumps with more modern and efficient ones, increase the number of pumps, replace the canopy over the diesel pumps and reconfigure ... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Holyoke Medical Center opening physical therapy site in West Springfield

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      Holyoke Medical Center opening physical therapy site in West Springfield ...bilitation Excellence (CORE), she said in a phone interview. Plans are to have physical therapy satellites in Chicopee and South Hadley, she said. "The CORE satellite location speaks to our continued efforts to provide p... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Holyoke planners seek traffic study for Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room project

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      Holyoke planners seek traffic study for Holyoke Medical Center $12 million emergency room project ...rking lot. Holyoke Medical Center is a 198-bed facility with 1,200 employees that treats people from Holyoke, Chicopee, South Hadley, Granby, Easthampton, Southampton, West Springfield and Belchertown, the hospital websi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Holyoke Medical Center   Springfield

    8. Mass. Department of Transportation to seek bids for North End Main Street reconstruction project

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      Mass. Department of Transportation to seek bids for North End Main Street reconstruction project ...h End. The estimated $6 million, state-funded project will extend along Main Street from Osgood Street to the Chicopee city line. In connection with the project, the City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Thursd... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Holyoke Medical Center gets OK to demolish Isabella Street home for parking lot

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      Holyoke Medical Center gets OK to demolish Isabella Street home for parking lot ...infection. Holyoke Medical Center is a 198-bed facility with 1,200 employees that treats people from Holyoke, Chicopee, South Hadley, Granby, Easthampton, Southampton, West Springfield and Belchertown, the hospital websi... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Ludlow Mills - Winner of 2015 Brownfield Renewal Award : Social Impact

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      Ludlow Mills - Winner of 2015 Brownfield Renewal Award : Social Impact ...etween the 1870's and the 1920's, most of the historic rope mill buildings located along State Street and the Chicopee River were built by the Ludlow Manufacturing when operations were at its peak. The site is part of th... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Holyoke Water Works to update Councilors about $3.2 million facility, other issues

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      Holyoke Water Works to update Councilors about $3.2 million facility, other issues ...comparison, here are the average household water bills in other cities and towns, according to the website: --Chicopee $360, --Westfield $347 --Springfield $330 --Worcester $421 --Amherst $408 --Northampton $660 --South ... (Read Full Article)

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    12. 4 charter schools proposed for Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Palmer area towns

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      4 charter schools proposed for Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Palmer area towns ...ng charter school network or to create a network by adding a school. The Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee has filed a letter of intent to open another school in Holyoke. Along with the requests to open new s... (Read Full Article)

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    13. With plans to employ around 100, Mohawk paper company opens new facility in South Hadley

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      With plans to employ around 100, Mohawk paper company opens new facility in South Hadley ... manufacturing center. The firm invested around $2 million in the plant. "We felt very badly we didn't choose Chicopee [but] this was a better building," he said. "I want to thank everyone." State Rep. John Scibak, D-Sou... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Developer now signing leases for luxury apartments at former Parsons Street School in Easthampton

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      Developer now signing leases for luxury apartments at former Parsons Street School in Easthampton ...ttage Street Cultural District. He had words of praise for his subcontractors, including Pilgrim Interiors of Chicopee, Four Seasons Plumbing of Dalton, S.T. Floor Covering in West Springfield, and interior designer Susa... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Chicopee Pride station on Burnett Road to see $1 million in improvements

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      Chicopee Pride station on Burnett Road to see $1 million in improvements ...roposing an alternate plan to add a driveway that would allow trucks to exit at New Lombard and Burnett Road. CHICOPEE – Approvals for plan to update and reconfigure pumps and make other improvements at the Pride Gas Sta... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Westfield International Air Show returns to Barnes Air National Guard Base in 2016

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      Westfield International Air Show returns to Barnes Air National Guard Base in 2016 ...eels of the Great New England Air Show at Westover Air Reserve Base, which drew 300,000 people to the base in Chicopee in May. "The two bases want to get back in a pattern of taking turns hosting an air show every other ... (Read Full Article)

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