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Dec 19
Groundbreaking Ceremony – Amtrak

Join us for this exciting moment in the revitalization of downtown Holyoke! Mayor Alex Morse invites you to attend a brief ceremony, beginning at 1:00pm, that will feature remarks from local and...

Posted on December 19, 2014 in Events, Featured
Dec 17
Salon Jade Beauty Salon Opens on Lyman Street

Mayor Morse joined Salon Jade owner Jasmine Reyes at the ribbon cutting for the newly opened beauty salon at 234 Lyman Street. Salon Jade is open Tuesday-Saturday; call 535-5160 to make an...

Posted on December 17, 2014 in News
Dec 15
Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Grand Colleen

The 2015 Holyoke Grand Colleen Pageant will be held on Saturday, January 3 at 7PM in the Auditorium of Holyoke High School. Applications are available on  the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee website....

Posted on December 15, 2014 in News
Dec 15
State Grant to Finance HCC Culinary Arts Center in Downtown

A state grant of $1.75 million will allow HCC’s culinary arts and hospitality program to build a new center in downtown Holyoke that will enable the school to double its size and...

Posted on December 15, 2014 in News
Dec 12
Call for Art: Images of Industry

The City of Holyoke seeks “images of industry” from regional artists to incorporate into a proposed series of banners.  Vertical banners will be displayed on lamp posts along the streets of downtown...

Posted on December 12, 2014 in News
Dec 12
Partial Building Collapse – Update

UPDATE: Following the partial building collapse of 400 High Street, City officials have announced an alternate route for traffic heading north on High Street. High Street between Essex and Appleton Streets will...

Posted on December 12, 2014 in News
Dec 11
Partial Building Collapse on High Street

Due to the partial building collapse of 400 High Street, Holyoke Fire and Police Department officials have shut down traffic on High Street between Essex and Appleton Streets.  Drivers and pedestrians are...

Posted on December 11, 2014 in News
Dec 11
Student Design Competition Exhibition

Holyoke Public Library Opens Exhibit of the 2013-2014 NESEA Student Design Competition To engage the next generation of designers and engineers in the key energy issues and strategies of the day, NESEA...

Posted on December 11, 2014 in News
Dec 10
First Night Jr.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for our 18th annual “First Night Jr” presented by the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round & the Children’s Museum at Holyoke. For the low price of $8...

Posted on December 10, 2014 in Events, Featured
Dec 08
Community Field Outdoor Ice Skating

Join with family and friends for the great New England tradition of outdoor ice skating at Holyoke’s innovative four-season park, Community Field.  Too warm for ice?  Not to worry, our 300′ ice...

Posted on December 8, 2014 in Events, Featured
Dec 05
Grant to Finance HCC Culinary Center in Downtown Holyoke

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki  announced today more than $1.75 million in capital equipment grants to support additional programming and workforce development in the culinary arts at Holyoke Community...

Posted on December 5, 2014 in News
Dec 05
Gateway City Arts & City Councilor Gladys Lebron-Martinez to Invite You to Parranda

Date: 12/12/2014 4 PM – 6 PM Parranda throughout the city Departing promptly at 4 PM from Holyoke City Hall, followed by food and festivites from 7PM – 12 AM at The...

Posted on December 5, 2014 in News
Dec 04
Governor-elect Baker Visits City Hall

Yesterday afternoon, Governor-elect Charlie Baker visited Holyoke City Hall, where he met privately with Mayor Alex Morse and State Representative Aaron Vega and discussed important issues facing the city. Prominent among those...

Posted on December 4, 2014 in News
Nov 26
Giving Thanks

I love this time of year. For me, it’s a time when I can slow down a bit and reflect, and to take note of life’s many blessings. All year round, I...

Posted on November 26, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Nov 25
Mount Tom Power Plant Site Reuse Study

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Ninigret Partners, in cooperation with the City of Holyoke, would like to invite you to the Public Kickoff Meeting for the Mount Tom Power Plant...

Posted on November 25, 2014 in News
Nov 25
City Hall Closed For Thanksgiving Day Break

Holyoke City Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving Day Break Wednesday, November 26th – Friday, November 28th. City Hall will be open for normal operating hours starting again on Monday, December 1st....

Posted on November 25, 2014 in News
Nov 21
Winter Clothing Collection

You can make a difference! Now through December 12th, Peck-Lawrence and Kelly Full Service Community Schools and Morgan School are collecting new or clean, gently used clothes and winter gear to help...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in Events, Featured
Nov 21
Mayor Morse Issues Executive Order on Immigration, Creates Human Rights Advisory Committee

Mayor Morse is proud to announce two steps the City will take in an effort to protect basic human rights and to improve public safety. This afternoon, the mayor signed an executive...

Posted on November 21, 2014 in News
Nov 14
Young at Heart Chorus to Peform Nov. 20 at Gateway City Arts

On November 20, the internationally-renowned Young at Heart Chorus will be performing at Gateway City Arts, which is located at 92 Race Street. The Young at Heart Chorus consists of senior citizens,...

Posted on November 14, 2014 in News
Nov 13
Keeping Homeowners Warm this Winter

Mayor Alex B. Morse reminds homeowners that the City of Holyoke hasfinancial assistance available for repair and replacement of residentialheating and hot water systems.  The Neighborhood Improvement Programprovides sliding scale financial assistance...

Posted on November 13, 2014 in News
Nov 12
Thoughts on the 2014 Elections

I love Election Days. There’s just something about seeing people holding signs and standing in line that makes me proud to live in a country like ours. And of course, Election Day...

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Nov 06
New Playground At Kelly School

Mayor Alex B. Morse, Principal Jacqueline Glasheen and the Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department celebrated the opening of a new playground at Kelly Full Service Community School on Wednesday morning. In 2013,...

Posted on November 6, 2014 in News
Oct 28
Election Information

The State Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 4th. Polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm. Visit the City Clerk’s web page for information about who will be on the...

Posted on October 28, 2014 in News
Oct 24
Free Dementia Care Presentation at Holyoke Senior Center

Free Dementia Care Presentation in Holyoke   On Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2-4 PM at the Holyoke Senior Center, Heather McKay, a nationally recognized dementia care expert who works with the National...

Posted on October 24, 2014 in News
Oct 22
Holyoke Council on Aging to Show “Gen Silent” Documentary at Holyoke Senior Center

On Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30pm, the Holyoke Council on Aging will be showing the documentary “Gen Silent” at the Holyoke Senior Center located at 291 Pine St. Admission is free. This...

Posted on October 22, 2014 in News
Oct 17
Reflections On Public Art And The Community

You may have seen, on the side of the City Hall parking deck, a new piece of public art. The mural, created by local artist David Flores, celebrates the contributions of Holyoke’s...

Posted on October 17, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Oct 15
Cleanup at Parsons Paper Site to Begin

Holyoke Redevelopment Authority and Northeast Utilities Sign $250,000 Mitigation Agreement to Begin Environmental Assessment and Cleanup at Parsons Paper Site  HOLYOKE – Environmental assessment work is expected to begin this fall at the former...

Posted on October 15, 2014 in News
Oct 14
Seeking Christmas Tree Donations

The City of Holyoke Tree Selection Committee invites city residents who wish to donate a tree for possible selection as this year’s City’s Christmas Tree to contact the Mayor’s Office at (413)...

Posted on October 14, 2014 in News
Oct 07
Save The Stained Glass Windows

Mayor Alex B. Morse announced a drive to raise $220,000 to restore stained glass windows at City Hall. Mayor Morse has appointed as capital campaign co-chairs former mayor Elaine Pluta, who made...

Posted on October 7, 2014 in News
Oct 01
HCC Film Festival Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

Holyoke Community College will be holding a film festival featuring movies from the Spanish-speaking world.  Three films remain in the series, all free and open to students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community,...

Posted on October 1, 2014 in News
Oct 01
Auditor Position Interviews

Holyoke City Council   The Holyoke City Council will be conducting interviews for the open City Auditor position for the City of Holyoke at 6:00PM at Holyoke City Hall in the Council...

Posted on October 1, 2014 in News
Sep 22
Youth Sports Sign Up Information

If you are new to programs in Holyoke or just need to know when to sign up your child, here is a helpful guide for youth sport sign ups in the City....

Posted on September 22, 2014 in News
Sep 18
Reflections on Community and the Essex House

As the weather begins to change, I can’t help but take note of the passing time. It’s hard to believe yet another fall is approaching. With the shortening days and the increased...

Posted on September 18, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Sep 17
City of Holyoke Refinances Debt, Saves $151,037

Jon D. Lumbra, City Treasurer, received competitive bids from bond underwriters on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 for a $4,482,000, 20-year Series A bond issue and a $3,855,000 2-year Series B refunding bond...

Posted on September 17, 2014 in News
Sep 15
Application Being Accepted for School Committee Vacancy

The City of Holyoke welcomes applicants to apply to fill the vacant Ward 4 seat on the School Committee. This vacancy is for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31,...

Posted on September 15, 2014 in News
Sep 10
2014 Primary Election Results

The following are the election results from the 14 precincts in the city of Holyoke. Please note that these are unofficial results. Please follow this link for the official precinct breakdown as...

Posted on September 10, 2014 in News
Sep 08
Holyoke Announces Call for Art for Mosher Street Bridge

In recognizing that public art creates a unique sense of place and pride for all citizens and visitors to our community; and in preparation for the return of passenger rail service, the...

Posted on September 8, 2014 in News
Sep 05
State Primary Election Tuesday Sept. 9th

The State Primary election is coming up on Tuesday Sept. 9th. Follow this link for information about who will be on the ballot and to find sample ballots. Polls will be open...

Posted on September 5, 2014 in Community News, Homepage Slideshow, News, Special Announcements
Sep 03
Celebrating Holyoke

In August of 2015, Celebrate Holyoke is coming back. Last week, I announced a new initiative to revive this weekend-long event. Just two days after launching it, the Celebrate Holyoke 2015 Facebook...

Posted on September 3, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Aug 28
Mayor Morse Announces New Celebrate Holyoke Initiative

Today, Mayor Morse announced a new initiative to revive Celebrate Holyoke, a weekend-long community event in downtown Holyoke. The much-beloved event will come back to Holyoke in August of 2015. Celebrate Holyoke consists...

Posted on August 28, 2014 in News