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Sep 26
Pumpkin Glow / Calabaza Brillo

Join us at Wistariahurst for an exhibition of over 100 pumpkins, hand carved by the community on view for this outdoor event as part of Next Stop Holyoke. Games and crafts will...

Posted on September 26, 2016 in Events, Featured
Sep 25
Holyoke Arts Bazaar

It’s back! The 2016 Arts Bazaar will be taking place Sunday, October 9th from 10am to 4pm at Heritage State Park, Holyoke MA. Come shop for local creations. Get your Christmas shopping...

Posted on September 25, 2016 in Events, Featured
Sep 25
Purple Light Nights

Join Womanshelter/Compañeras and our special guests, the Westover Job Corps, as we light up the canal to bring awareness to domestic violence through the Purple Light Nights® campaign. Support victims who are...

Posted on September 25, 2016 in Events, Featured
Sep 14
Michael McManus Named New Superintendent of Holyoke DPW

Mayor Alex B. Morse has named Michael McManus of Holyoke as the new Superintendent of the Department of Public Works in Holyoke. Mr. McManus will begin his new position on Monday, September...

Posted on September 14, 2016 in News
Sep 13
Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled. The City of Holyoke Department of Public Works will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The collection will take place at...

Posted on September 13, 2016 in News
Sep 12
Tax Collector Improves Online Payments

Beginning Monday September 19, 2016, online payments made through E-check/ACH will no longer incur a convenience fee. Previously, it cost tax payers $0.50 to pay their bills online with an E-check/ACH transaction....

Posted on September 12, 2016 in News
Sep 08
Mayor Proposes “Holyoke Reinvestment Bond” to Transform Holyoke

On Tuesday September 6th, Mayor Alex Morse submitted a sweeping multi-million dollar bond package to the City Council that if approved will result in significant and transformative investments throughout the city. “This...

Posted on September 8, 2016 in News
Sep 01
Leadership Holyoke 2016

Learn about Holyoke, meet elected officials and business owners, develop leadership skills, increase your knowledge of the community, and acquire the skills needed to serve as board members and community leaders. Beginning...

Posted on September 1, 2016 in News
Aug 16
Apply for New, Free HCC Hospitality Training Program

Need a job? Free training opportunity for unemployed individuals. Get the skills and certifications you need to build a winning resume. Get the help and contact you need to get a good...

Posted on August 16, 2016 in News
Aug 10
New Laptops for Public Schools Educators and Students

Holyoke Public Schools educators and students are in for a pleasant surprise when they return to school this year – their bulky desktop computers will be replaced with new, light-weight laptops. The...

Posted on August 10, 2016 in News
Jul 29
Discounted Slide the City Tickets Available for Limited Time

Celebrate Holyoke is thrilled to welcome the return of Slide the City to Holyoke on Saturday, August 27 as part of its three day event, and will once again be selling discounted...

Posted on July 29, 2016 in News
Jul 20
Celebrate Holyoke Announces 2016 Music Line Up

The planning committee for Celebrate Holyoke 2016 is pleased to announce the musical lineup for this year’s three day summer festival, highlighting a diverse range of musical favorites from around the region....

Posted on July 20, 2016 in News
Jul 07
HCC and MGM Springfield Announce Partnership for New Culinary Center Downtown

The City of Holyoke, Holyoke Community College, and MGM Springfield announced a new culinary and hospitality center in Downtown Holyoke. The creation of a new community partnership such as this will aim...

Posted on July 7, 2016 in News
Jun 30
Mayor Morse and the City of Holyoke Awarded Mayors’ Climate Protection Award

This past Friday, Mayor Alex B. Morse and the City of Holyoke were awarded one of the 2016 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards along with $5,000 towards local non-profit organizations. The award was...

Posted on June 30, 2016 in News
Jun 24
City Council Special Meeting

Special Meeting of the Holyoke City Council Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:15pm   Agenda: The following revolving funds need to be re-authorized: 1. Community Emergency Response Team (Cert) Support, $4,000 2. Community...

Posted on June 24, 2016 in City Council, Events, News
Jun 21
Holyoke Water Works Annual Quality Report

The Holyoke Water Works (HWW) is pleased to present its 2015 Annual Water System Report. The report is designed to inform the citizens of Holyoke about the high quality water and services...

Posted on June 21, 2016 in News
Jun 20
Friends of Holyoke Public Schools Awards $11,000 in Grants

Holyoke has dedicated teachers aiming to further enrich the lives of their students, so much so that they were recently recognized by the Superintendent’s office. Earlier this spring grant applications were made...

Posted on June 20, 2016 in News
Jun 13
HCC Receives Gateway Program Excellence Award

Holyoke Community College’s Gateway to College Program began in 2008 and has proven to be a model for how we solve persistent problems as a nation, according to Emily Froimson, president of the Gateway...

Posted on June 13, 2016 in News
Jun 03
Public Safety Meeting 6/9/16

Holyoke Massachusetts City Council Notice of Committee Meeting There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on Public Safety At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Thursday, June 9, at...

Posted on June 3, 2016 in News
May 26
Mayor Morse’s FY17 Budget Reflects Department Reorganization to Streamline Government, Enhance Services for Residents

Earlier this month Mayor Alex B. Morse released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), reflecting leaner operations through shared administrative positions, work realignment or eliminating positions through attrition. “I was...

Posted on May 26, 2016 in News
May 23
We Mean Business

Opportunities exist for young people here in Holyoke. Last month, students from the Holyoke High School Business Club visited various businesses in Holyoke to learn about current activities supporting Holyoke’s growing diverse...

Posted on May 23, 2016 in News
May 22
Fireworks Celebration

The City of Holyoke’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration will take place on Friday, June 24th, with the rain date of Saturday, June 25th, on the beautiful grounds of Holyoke Community College, located...

Posted on May 22, 2016 in News
May 13
Pilot Program Helps Migrant Workers Read and Write in Spanish

Holyoke Community College (HCC) and Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start Inc., are working in collaboration on a pilot program called Planting Literacy that helps migrant workers learn to read and write in...

Posted on May 13, 2016 in News
May 04
HG&E Fishway Opens For The Season

Migrating fish get a lift over the Holyoke Dam The first and most successful fish lift on the Atlantic Coast, Robert E. Barrett Fishway at the Holyoke Dam, opens for its annual...

Posted on May 4, 2016 in News
Apr 27
Not Too Young To Get A Job

…or be THINKING about getting a job. Students from The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Inc. -  meet the students from Holyoke Community College (HCC). The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Inc....

Posted on April 27, 2016 in News
Apr 25
Message from the Holyoke Water Works

The Holyoke Water Works will be conducting its annual Water Main/System Flushing Program beginning May 6, 2016 and continuing through May 20, 2016. Only selected and critical hydrants will be flushed. Not...

Posted on April 25, 2016 in News
Apr 20
Infrastructure Day- Saturday, May 14, 2016

flyer_7sm Infrastructure_Day Program….  Click to download program and map Learn about the Holyoke Dam, its construction, the Venturi Meter, Clemens Herschel, the extensive canal system, how the water from the canals powered...

Posted on April 20, 2016 in News
Apr 13
Online Sign-Ups for Fall Field Hockey Now Open

YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2016 FOR PLAYERS ENTERING GRADES 1-8 IS NOW OPEN! Holyoke Youth Field Hockey welcomes all abilities and provides your stick for the season too!  New rules make...

Posted on April 13, 2016 in News
Mar 06
Infrastructure Day- Saturday, May 14

Calling all Holyokers!! Holyoke is celebrating the 1900 dam and the three levels of canals during a special event Saturday,  May 14th- Infrastructure Day.  Currently some of those who are coordinating this...

Posted on March 6, 2016 in News
Feb 05
Speaking Another Language

Voluntary Spanish classes are a way for employees to provide better service to a growing Hispanic population. And four City of Holyoke employees did just that. Through a partnership with Holyoke Community...

Posted on February 5, 2016 in News
Feb 02
Holyoke Parks & Recreation Announces New Girls’ Lacrosse Program

Holyoke Parks and Recreation announces that through the hard work of an individual, the support of Parks & Recreation, and the genreous support of the local business community, there will be a...

Posted on February 2, 2016 in News
Feb 02
Holyoke Parks & Recreation Volleyball Programs

  The Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department announces the dates for co-ed adult volleyball and youth volleyball spring programs. Programs begin on March 4, 2016 and run through April 29, 2016. There...

Posted on February 2, 2016 in News
Feb 01
Free Blood Pressure Check

Are you at risk for high blood pressure? Get it checked. It only takes a few minutes to get it checked out. It’s easy, quick and painless. The Board of Health is...

Posted on February 1, 2016 in News
Jan 29
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Holyoke Board of Health will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Hall Annex, 20 Korean...

Posted on January 29, 2016 in News
Jan 27
Tickets Available for Improv Fundraiser to Benefit Holyoke Public Schools

The Board of Directors for Friends of Holyoke Public Schools are pleased to announce the return of the Improv Asylum, the acclaimed improvisation comedy theater headquartered in Boston, to make its fourth...

Posted on January 27, 2016 in News
Jan 14
Municipal Firefighter Exam

Want to be a firefighter? Step One…take the exam. This examination will determine the pool of applicants eligible for appointment to the position of Firefighter in those cities and towns covered by...

Posted on January 14, 2016 in News
Jan 09
Community Field Ice Skating Reopens

Community Field, Holyoke’s innovative four season park, is home to outdoor ice skating. The refrigerated ice skating pathway is over 300′ long, 10′ wide and is popular with skaters of all ages....

Posted on January 9, 2016 in News
Dec 30
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Holyoke Board of Health will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Hall Annex, 20 Korean...

Posted on December 30, 2015 in News
Dec 28
Are you signed up for Emergency Notification?

The City of Holyoke’s public notification system delivers bulletins, storm news and other information by home and cell phone, email and text message. Residents and businesses listed in the public telephone directory...

Posted on December 28, 2015 in News
Dec 23
Holiday Greetings from Mayor Morse

This is a lovely time of year in the city of Holyoke. The Christmas Tree is up on the lawn of City Hall, and a genuine spirit of generosity—whether in the form...

Posted on December 23, 2015 in Mayor's Blog, News