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Apr 22
Holyoke Legislature Sends Transportation Bond Bill to Governor

State Representative Aaron Vega (D – 5th Hampden) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature today to enact a $12.766 billion transportation finance bill to bolster the state’s transportation systems, improve existing...

Posted on April 22, 2014 in News
Apr 22
Mayor Chosen as one of BusinessWest’s 40 under 40

In 2007, BusinessWest introduced a new recognition program called 40 Under Forty. It was intended as a vehicle to showcase young talent in the four counties of Western Mass. and, in turn,...

Posted on April 22, 2014 in News
Apr 18
Mayor Announces Availability of Up to $1.5 Million in HOME Funds

Mayor Alex B. Morse is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1.5 million in HOME funds for the development or rehabilitation of owner occupied or rental housing or for direct...

Posted on April 18, 2014 in News
Apr 15
Mayor’s First 100 Days in Office

It’s hard to believe that 100 days have already passed since I was sworn in as Holyoke’s Mayor for a second time. I’m still extremely humbled to have received Holyoke’s support last...

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
Apr 15
Holyoke Police Foot Persuit 5K Run/Walk

Can you outrun the law? Find out at the 4th Annual Holyoke Police Foot Persuit 5K Run/Walk Registration is $30 Register by April 26 to guarantee a free shirt.  Visit the website...

Posted on April 15, 2014 in Events, Featured
Apr 10
Holyoke to Receive $150,000 to Repair Potholes

Holyoke is poised to receive $150,000 from the state to help repair potholes and other damage caused by the late winter’s severe weather under a $40 million 2014 Pothole and Winter Recovery...

Posted on April 10, 2014 in News
Apr 07
Holyoke to Receive Funding to Plant Trees & Reduce Energy

  BOSTON –  Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan today announced a new tree planting program to reduce energy use in urban neighborhoods and lower heating and cooling costs for...

Posted on April 7, 2014 in News
Apr 03
Holyoke Public Library Corporation Board of Directors meeting

HOLYOKE PUBLIC LIBRARY CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS April 8, 2014, at 4:30 PM Library – 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke Call to order:                   Roll call                   Approve minutes of March 11, 2014...

Posted on April 3, 2014 in Events, News
Apr 02
Autism Awareness Month

HOLYOKE – Mayor Alex Morse and City Treasurer Jon D. Lumbra have once again teamed up to participate in the “Light it Up Blue” campaign, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day...

Posted on April 2, 2014 in News
Apr 01
Walk for Autism… Making a Difference, One Step at a Time!

Save the date for the 4th Walk for Autism, to benefit the Holyoke Public Schools Autism Classrooms. Sunday, June 8th, 20114 Walk starts at 10:30 am The Dam Cafe to Nick’s Nest,...

Posted on April 1, 2014 in Events, Featured
Mar 31
Mayor Alex Morse to Deliver State of the City Address

Mayor Alex B. Morse will deliver his first State of the City address on behalf of the City of Holyoke. The Mayor will deliver the address at 7PM at the start of...

Posted on March 31, 2014 in News
Mar 29
Spring Gallery Exhibition: Work and Culture

Artist Deborah Baronas finds that the combination of art and history is especially potent as it can inspire and educate a broad audience. Her hand stenciled scrims on view in the Gallery...

Posted on March 29, 2014 in Events, Featured
Mar 26
HCC Announces Major Contribution

Holyoke Community College announced a major contribution from a retired professor to help launch a state of the art health education center.  Professor emerita and alumna Elaine Marieb, ’80, has issued a...

Posted on March 26, 2014 in News
Mar 25
Geriatric Authority Update

MAYOR MORSE PROVIDES UPDATE REGARDING GERIATRIC AUTHORITY HOLYOKE –  In an effort to continue providing clear and accurate communication to the public, media, residents and employees of the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke,...

Posted on March 25, 2014 in News
Mar 21
Geriatric Authority of Holyoke Board of Directors

Meeting Agenda 1.Call to order 2. Roll call and announcement of quorum 3. Approval of minutes 4. report of director 5. Report of CEO 6. Committee reports if any 7. Executive session...

Posted on March 21, 2014 in News
Mar 19
HHS Football Player Justin White Honored with Francis X. Keating Award

Holyoke has many great students and athletes who have worked hard to overcome challenges and succeed, and Justin White, a student and football star at Holyoke High School, will be recognized for...

Posted on March 19, 2014 in News
Mar 17
Holyoke Parade Committee Announces 2014 Line of March

Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just around the corner, and this year’s line of march has been released! Visit the article on Masslive to find out where you can expect to...

Posted on March 17, 2014 in News
Mar 14
2014 HCC Cougar Crawl 5K Run/Walk

Run, walk or roll, if you must, and help raise money for the Building Healthy Communities Campaign at Holyoke Community College! The 4th Annual Cougar Crawl 5K Run/Walk Challenge begins at 10...

Posted on March 14, 2014 in Events, Featured
Mar 14
Kelly School Wins Award for Walking School Bus

   The Kelly Full Service Community School was recently named the recipient of the Community Collaboration for Safe Routes Success award for their Walking School Bus program. The award, which was presented...

Posted on March 14, 2014 in News
Mar 13
Mayor Morse and Dr. Paez Attend Education Conference

Mayor Morse and Superintendent to AttendGates Foundation Education Conference in DC HOLYOKE – Mayor Morse and Superintendent Dr. Paez will travel to Washington DC from March 13 to March 14 for a conference...

Posted on March 13, 2014 in News
Mar 13
Certificate Fees to Increase April 1

City Council approved to increase fees for birth, marriage and death certificates at the city clerk’s office to $10 each from the current $7 as of April 1, 2014. The Council approved...

Posted on March 13, 2014 in News
Mar 12
Biking and Pedestrian Committee Seeks Community Members

The Bicycling and Pedestrian Committee is seeking volunteers to join as community representatives. The newly established Committee was approved by the City Council this past November, and is currently comprised of nine...

Posted on March 12, 2014 in News
Mar 11
VeritechIT Has Room To Grow at Open Square

VeritechIT, a local technology consulting firm, is getting bigger, better office space at the former textile and paper factory know as Open Square. A historic 19th-century mill complex, Open Square is urban...

Posted on March 11, 2014 in News
Mar 11
Summer Sport Programs Registration Now Open

Holyoke Parks & Recreation offers professional instruction in all sport activities throughout the summer for ages 5 & up, full day and 1/2 day programs, a low instructor to camper ratio, early...

Posted on March 11, 2014 in Community News, Events
Mar 08
Tackling Growing Heroin Problem in W. Mass

Mayor Alex B. Morse and local officials join Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) in call for more resources for treatment, expanded availability ofnaloxone to help first responders prevent drug overdoses. As Hampden and Hampshire...

Posted on March 8, 2014 in News
Mar 05
St. Patrick’s Parade to be Broadcast and Livestreamed

Those who can’t make it home for Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade are in luck this year.  WGBY-TV, Channel 57, will live-stream this year’s Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the internet,...

Posted on March 5, 2014 in News
Mar 04
Mayor Morse Announces Renewed License with Comcast

Mayor Alex Morse announced the renewal of the City of Holyoke’s ten year license with cable television provider Comcast Communications. The agreement includes several new provisions, including senior discounts, a substantial increase...

Posted on March 4, 2014 in News
Mar 03
State Urges People to Check Unclaimed Property

BOSTON — The state says its newest update to the unclaimed property list in Massachusetts has 45,000 new listings owed a total of $100 million. State Treasurer Steve Grossman says those numbers...

Posted on March 3, 2014 in News
Mar 01
Statement on Closing Geriatric Authority

The following is a statement from Mayor Alex B. Morse on the closing of the Geriatric Authority of Holyoke: “No one is happy about the situation at the Geriatric Authority. I know...

Posted on March 1, 2014 in News
Feb 28
Construction on Willimansette Bridge Expected to Start Spring

The Willimansette Bridge has been closed since 2011, and the project was recently halted and delayed.  Read the full story on Masslive about the update on the project, and what it means...

Posted on February 28, 2014 in News
Feb 26
Mayor Announces Senior and Vet Tax Write Off Programs

The Senior Tax Credit Work-off Program allows seniors to volunteer 93 hours within a one-year period and they will receive a $750 dollar abatement towards their property tax bill. The program is...

Posted on February 26, 2014 in News
Feb 25
2014 Firefighter, Municipal Service Exam

  The Human Resources Division (HRD) is currently accepting applications for both components of the 2014 Firefighter, Municipal Service Examination. This examination consists of two components: the Written examination and the Entry...

Posted on February 25, 2014 in Events, Featured
Feb 25
Holyoke City Clerk Introduces New Services & Changes

City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee is asking residents to return their census forms, in order to update and compile the most active voter list. In addition, next week the Clerk’s office will...

Posted on February 25, 2014 in News
Feb 24
Sheila Fallon Named Holyoke’s 2014 Grand Colleen

On Saturday night, five young ladies vying for the title of Holyoke’s Grand Colleen were asked to share their most proudest moment with the audience and judges. See what the contestants had...

Posted on February 24, 2014 in News
Feb 20
XFest 2014

Artists from around the country will venture to Holyoke this weekend to take part in XFest 2014, a festival of improvised music, visuals and movement.  Organized and hosted by 119 Gallery and Open Field,...

Posted on February 20, 2014 in News
Feb 18
Baseball & Softball Open Gym

This is an open time for throwing and catching only (no hitting) for players to throw around before their season at Lynch Gym.  Individuals and teams are welcome but there will be...

Posted on February 18, 2014 in Events, Featured
Feb 17
Sustainability Project Focuses on Children

A passion for the environment and a desire to be a part of positive change became the vision for two Holyoke College Community students. The Children’s Garden Project began two years ago...

Posted on February 17, 2014 in News
Feb 14
City of Holyoke Announces Change in Email Domain

The City of Holyoke announced a change in the email domain for City of Holyoke employees, effective immediately. The change in domain applies to any municipal employees whose email address formerly ended...

Posted on February 14, 2014 in News
Feb 11
Happening in Holyoke: Economic Development Growth

Holyoke is in the midst of a robust revitalization, but we still have a long way to go. Find out what’s already been happening in Holyoke, what’s expected to happen, and why...

Posted on February 11, 2014 in News
Feb 11
Holyoke Medical Center Reaches Out to Community

Spiros Hatiras, new CEO and President of Holyoke Medical Center is broadening the hospital’s horizons, and reaching out to surrounding community’s to see how Holyoke Medical Center can better address the needs...

Posted on February 11, 2014 in News