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Mar 02
Small, Gritty, and Green

Smaller Cities, Greener Futures. Join us tonight for a free public lecture presented by The Conway School, focusing on issues relevant to small, post-industrial cities. The event will be held from 6:30...

Posted on March 2, 2015 in News
Feb 27
Pop-up Dinner Party

A Special Dining evening out! Gateway City Arts is hosting a special evening. They will be serving a delicious three course meal featuring appetizers, soup du jour, a main course of fresh...

Posted on February 27, 2015 in Events, Featured
Feb 25
Police Officer Examination

Written Examination: Saturday, April 25, 2015 ApplicationDeadline: March 13, 2015 Apply online at: This examination will determine the pool of applicants eligible for appointment to the position of police officer for cities...

Posted on February 25, 2015 in Events, Featured
Feb 24
Mayor Morse to Promote Four Police Officers in Ceremony

 This Thursday, Mayor Alex Morse will preside over a promotion ceremony for four Holyoke police officers. Lt. Matthew F. Moriarty will be promoted to captain; Sgt. Joseph Garcia will be promoted to...

Posted on February 24, 2015 in News
Feb 22
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race

The 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Race will be held on March 21st.  Race Headquarters 143 Maple St (100 Yards in front of Start Line) Kids Fun Run FREE!! Starts at Hampden St...

Posted on February 22, 2015 in Events, Featured
Feb 22
St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the year… There are many reasons why the people of Holyoke love their city, but one reason that is prominent for many residents is the Holyoke...

Posted on February 22, 2015 in Events, Featured
Feb 09
Holyoke Is Rising

We are working all that much harder! This, the sentiment of many leaders, individuals, agencies, and companies throughout the City of Holyoke. From economic development projects to a continued focus on workforce development...

Posted on February 9, 2015 in News
Jan 28
John Henry of Holyoke Receives Thomas F. Rohan Award from Parade Committee

The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee awarded John Henry, of Holyoke, the 2015 Thomas F. Rohan Award. The The award goes to a long-standing parade committee member “who has made significant...

Posted on January 28, 2015 in News
Jan 26
HCCS BOT meeting

Notice of Meeting     In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A, Sections 18-25, notice is hereby given that the Holyoke Community Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday,...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in News
Jan 26
Interns for Artists, Arts-based Businesses & Nonprofits

One of the advantages of our 5 College area is access to interns! For students, interning defines career paths and build resumes. For creative businesses and non-profit organizations, interns bring fresh ideas,...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in Events, Featured
Jan 16
City of Holyoke to Reopen Former Suffolk Street Parking Garage Starting January 20

The City of Holyoke will reopen the Suffolk Street Parking Garage for public parking starting Tuesday,  January 20, returning 400 parking spaces to the downtown parking inventory. Hourly parking will be available...

Posted on January 16, 2015 in News
Jan 15
Holyoke 2014: A Year of Economic Progress

Breathing new life into a city’s economy doesn’t happen overnight. Even the wisest economic investments can take years to pay off. But in 2014, we got to see that begin to happen;...

Posted on January 15, 2015 in Mayor's Blog, News
Jan 12
Navae Fenwick Rodriguez Takes Over as Interim Director of Council on Aging

Council on Aging Director Kathy Bowler recently announced that she will be leaving her position to take on a statewide position working with senior centers across the Commonwealth. She brings a wealth...

Posted on January 12, 2015 in News
Jan 05
City Seeks Public’s Input for Housing and Community Development Needs

The City of Holyoke would like your input regarding important housing and community development needs and priorities.  Every five years the City of Holyoke develops a Consolidated Plan, a document required by the US Department...

Posted on January 5, 2015 in News
Jan 02
Mothers’ Day Tea at Wistariahurst

Honor someone special with an outing to Wistariahurst. Enjoy a select variety of teas and sweet treats in Belle’s beautiful Music Room. Look out the garden windows at the budding Wisteria vine...

Posted on January 2, 2015 in News
Dec 29
High Street Now Open to Traffic Between Cabot and Essex Streets

Since the Essex House’s partial collapse, High Street between Cabot and Essex has been closed to most traffic. After consulting with appropriate departments and business owners in the area, the City has...

Posted on December 29, 2014 in News
Dec 23
Holyoke Marks Groundbreaking of Passenger Rail Platform

Yesterday, Governor Patrick joined Mayor Morse, Representative Vega, Senator Humason, former Congressman Olver, Congressman Neal, and other local leaders at the groundbreaking of the new $3.2 million passenger rail platform for the...

Posted on December 23, 2014 in News
Dec 23
Holiday Hours

We wish you a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Please find the following City Hall schedule: CITY HALL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Christmas Eve – CLOSED Christmas Day – CLOSED Dec. 26 – CLOSED...

Posted on December 23, 2014 in News
Dec 22
City of Holyoke Honors Officer John DiNapoli

Mayor Morse has ordered that all City flags be flown at half-mast in honor of John DiNapoli, a Holyoke police officer killed in the line of duty 15 years ago today. Tonight...

Posted on December 22, 2014 in News
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 09
How to Start and Mainain Your Own Business – a workshop series

Hiring and Firing Employee Handbook Insurance Performance Evaluation Job Descriptions Sexual Harassment Sensitivity Training Human Recourses Triple Net Lease   Kathleen Anderson, President of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce with the...

Posted on December 9, 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
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