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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 21
Suburban Basketball Information

Holyoke Parks & Recreation tryouts for the competitive travel basketball league will be held for boys on Monday, November 3rd at Lynch Gym.  There will be one 5th/6th grade and one 7th/8th...

Posted on October 21, 2014 in Events, Featured
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 16
Canal Creature Crawl

Every year on the Saturday before Halloween, a diverse group of people come together to walk, dance, and show off their costumes for the creature habitats who line the path which leads to Heritage...

Posted on October 16, 2014 in Events, Featured
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 09
Halloween Safety Event

The Holyoke Fire Department announces their annual Halloween Safety Event. Halloween is a fun and spooky time of year. Make trick or treating safe for little monsters with a few easy safety tips....

Posted on October 9, 2014 in Events, Featured
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 30
Monster Mash and Dance Party

There’s Monster Mash in Holyoke Heritage State Park on Saturday, October 25th! Come join in the fun with your costume. The activities are free and sponsored by the Holyoke Parks & Recreation...

Posted on September 30, 2014 in Events, Featured
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
Aug 22
Holyoke Alleyway Revitalization Project Launches Fundraiser

The Holyoke Alleyway Revitalization Project (HARP) consists of a group of Holyoke residents whose mission is to clean up and transform an urban alley for daily use as an attractive, connecting walkway/...

Posted on August 22, 2014 in News
Aug 22
Brick to Hold One-Year Anniversary Celebration Aug. 23

The group of artists, designers, and other creative people known as Brick will be holding its one-year anniversary celebration on August 23 at its headquarters of 384 Dwight Street. The party is...

Posted on August 22, 2014 in News
Aug 20
Holyoke Senior Fest a Big Success

On Tuesday, August 19, over 600 seniors and numerous elected officials and candidates celebrated the 16th Annual Senior Fest indoor picnic. The City of Holyoke’s Parks and Recreation Department organized the event,...

Posted on August 20, 2014 in News
Aug 19
The Fish Return: Reflections on Coral Reef Restoration and Downtown Holyoke

Did you know that a Holyoke man has made it his personal mission to restore a coral reef off the coast of Puerto Rico? Would you believe me if I told you...

Posted on August 19, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Aug 19
Department of Public Works to Begin Repaving 19 Streets

Starting August 27, the DPW will begin repaving the following streets: Whitney Avenue from Interstate 91 to Lower Westfield Road. Gordon Drive from Whiting Farms Road to the end. Whiting Farms Road...

Posted on August 19, 2014 in News
Aug 18
Nearly 100 Gather for Chestnut Park Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony

This morning, nearly 100 people gathered to mark the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Chestnut Park Apartments project. Mayor Morse emceed the event, and other speakers included Ward One City Councilor Gladys...

Posted on August 18, 2014 in News
Aug 12
Holyoke Teen Pregnancy Rate Drops by 32%

According to figures released by the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy, the City of Holyoke’s teen pregnancy rate dropped by 32% between 2010 and 2012. The 2012 statistics are the most recent...

Posted on August 12, 2014 in News
Aug 08
Mayor Morse to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Session on Reddit

Next Friday, starting at 2 P.M., Mayor Morse will be holding an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit. An AMA consists of a series of questions from Reddit users. The mayor...

Posted on August 8, 2014 in News
Aug 07
19 Holyoke Students Complete Summer School, Receive High School Diplomas

This afternoon, in a ceremony at Holyoke High School, 19 Holyoke students received high school diplomas. The 19 students — 13 from Holyoke High and 6 from Dean — officially earned their...

Posted on August 7, 2014 in News
Aug 05
Ripples of Hope: Reflections on the Roca Initiative

Just yesterday, I announced a new blight reduction initiative with Roca, an organization whose mission is to help disenfranchised young people move out of lives of poverty and violence. Under a new...

Posted on August 5, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Aug 04
Holyoke Students Awarded Scholarships from Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program

The 2014 Dunkin’ Donuts Western Massachusetts Franchisee Scholarship Program selected Holyoke students Marissa Bernard, Sydney Castonguay, Erin Hebert, Ryan Kirton, and Grace Lavelle as recipients of $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships were awarded to...

Posted on August 4, 2014 in News
Aug 01
Open Burning Prohibited

Fire Chief John A. Pond reminds residents that Holyoke is among 22 cities and towns in the state where all open burning is prohibited because of the density of population and the...

Posted on August 1, 2014 in News
Jul 31
School Committee

Regular Meeting of the School Committee SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA DATE:                ­­­­­MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014 TIME:                 6:00 PM LOCATION:     Fifield Community Room Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street   CALL TO ORDER  ...

Posted on July 31, 2014 in News
Jul 31
Absentee Ballots Now Available

Absentee ballots for the September 9 primary election are now available through the registrar of voters’ office. Any registered voter interested in voting absentee may download a form here, request a ballot...

Posted on July 31, 2014 in News
Jul 30
Renovated Avery Field Now Open to Public

Yesterday, several hundred residents gathered in the newly renovated Avery Field to mark the ribbon-cutting of the improved park. Mayor Alex Morse addressed those in attendance about the importance of parks to...

Posted on July 30, 2014 in News
Jul 28
Volleyball Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature

The Massachusetts Senate and House have both voted to designate volleyball as the official team and recreational sport of the Commonwealth. Volleyball was invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts by Dr. William Morgan in...

Posted on July 28, 2014 in News
Jul 24
Fill Out Transportation Improvement Projects Survey

The Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released “Transportation Improvement Projects that are Important to You,” a survey seeking feedback from members of the public. The one-page survey can be found...

Posted on July 24, 2014 in News
Jul 22
Reflections on the Summer Tour: Democracy in Action

Last week, I kicked off what will be a summer-long series of neighborhood meetings throughout the city. I am calling it my summer tour—because it makes me feel like I’m in a...

Posted on July 22, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Jul 22
Take Holyoke Food Cooperative Survey!

Organizers of the Holyoke Food Cooperative have been working to bring a co-op to downtown Holyoke, which would provide downtown residents with access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat. Please take this...

Posted on July 22, 2014 in News