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Dec 06
High School Redesign Discussion

The Holyoke Schools Innovation and Design Team will have a public information session about the Redesign Project. The district is leading a big change process; it’s important that people be informed about...

Posted on December 6, 2016 in Events, Featured
Dec 05
Christina Royal Next President of Holyoke Community College

The state Board of Higher Education has unanimously approved Christina Royal as the next president of Holyoke Community College. Royal is replacing William Messner, who retired in August after 12 years as the college’s...

Posted on December 5, 2016 in News
Dec 01
Chamber Pop-Up Shop

Please join us at our first annual Chamber Pop-Up Shop! Please come out and support our local vendors as they will be displaying their products at the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Breakfast....

Posted on December 1, 2016 in Events, Featured
Dec 01
Be Safe – Holiday Fire Tips

A message from the Holyoke Fire Department: Facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common,...

Posted on December 1, 2016 in Events, Featured
Dec 01
Holyoke Contracts with Action Ambulance Service Inc.

After an extensive public RFP process, the city of Holyoke has awarded its EMS Ambulance contract to Action Ambulance Service Inc. This is the first time Holyoke has made a change to...

Posted on December 1, 2016 in News
Nov 30
Holyoke Announces Dementia Friendly Community Efforts

On November 29, Mayor Alex B. Morse and the Council on Aging announced its partnerships with community organizations in an effort for Holyoke to be a Dementia Friendly Community. A dementia friendly...

Posted on November 30, 2016 in News
Nov 29
New Property Values

The Holyoke Board of Assessors has completed its triennial update of Real Estate property valuations Fiscal Year 2017. The pending preliminary values, which are subject to final approval by the Department of...

Posted on November 29, 2016 in Featured, News
Nov 27
Grand Colleen Accepting Applications

St. Patrick’s Day might seem a long way away, but applications are already being accepted for Holyoke’s Grand Colleen contest. This year the pageant will take place on January 7, 207 at...

Posted on November 27, 2016 in Events, Featured
Nov 21
AG Healy Announces New Hotline

Attorney General Healey established a new 1-800 hotline for residents to report bias-motivated threats, harassment, and violence that will be managed by attorneys and staff in the AG’s Office. The hotline number...

Posted on November 21, 2016 in News
Nov 15
College At Holyoke High School

Thanks to a program offered by Holyoke Community College (HCC), high school students in Holyoke are offered a college level education while in high school. “It’s a great way to expand and...

Posted on November 15, 2016 in News
Nov 10
Brenna McGee to Receive Women of Excellence Award

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL)  announced their 2016 Elected Women of Excellence Award Winners. Holyoke’s City Clerk, Brenna Murphy McGee, was among the women to receive this prestigious award. “I...

Posted on November 10, 2016 in News
Nov 07
Election Results

The election results are posted here on the City Clerks page.

Posted on November 7, 2016 in News
Nov 04
5th Annual Nick Cosmos Memorial Boxing Show

On Saturday, December 17th the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke will be holding the 5th annual Nick Cosmos Memorial Boxing Show. Proceeds from this event will allow after-school programming for...

Posted on November 4, 2016 in Events, Featured
Nov 03
Painless American Government.

Stay informed on all the issues because your voice counts! Learn about state government, how it operates, how bills get passed, how voter initiatives matter. Holyoke College Community (HCC) who students are enrolled...

Posted on November 3, 2016 in News
Oct 31
HCC Celebrates Non-native English Speaking Students

It has been three decades since Holyoke Community College (HCC) introduced their English as a Second Language Program (ESL). Three decades…ESL at HCC grew from a non-credit program with three part-time teachers...

Posted on October 31, 2016 in News
Oct 28
Holyoke Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%

According to statistics released Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Holyoke’s unemployment rate fell to 5.4%, the lowest level in 15 years, or since December of 2001....

Posted on October 28, 2016 in News
Oct 25
Holyoke Wins Community Development Award

Mayor Alex B. Morse is pleased to announce that the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts has been selected as this year’s National Community Development Association (NCDA)- Region 1 winner of its Community Development...

Posted on October 25, 2016 in News
Oct 24
Early Voting

Just a reminder that early voting begins today,  Monday, October 24, 2016.  Anyone registered to vote in the City of Holyoke is eligible to vote during this early period.  Attached please find...

Posted on October 24, 2016 in News
Oct 21
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Due to a large number of people in need of food and the lack of funding The Salvation Army of Holyoke is not able to provide turkeys this year for the families...

Posted on October 21, 2016 in Events, Featured
Oct 21
#GreenNFit Block Rebuild Day

Revitalize CDC’s popular #GreenNFit Neighborhood Block Rebuild welcomed hundreds of volunteers (including city employees) and dozens of sponsors from the community to help rebuild 12 homes on the blocks of Beech Street...

Posted on October 21, 2016 in News
Oct 19
Employee Fall Walking Challenge

Holyoke’s Workplace Wellness has a walking challenge for our employees! OCTOBER 24TH – NOVEMBER 18TH Challenge yourself this fall to get up and move! Aim to walk at least 5 days a week....

Posted on October 19, 2016 in News
Oct 12
New Look For Holyoke Public Schools

We are excited to introduce the new Holyoke Public Schools logo, that was designed by Chris Harmon from the Dean Technical High School Graphic Arts team. The logo contains the same colors...

Posted on October 12, 2016 in News
Oct 11
Holyoke Seeks City Christmas Tree

Mayor Alex B. Morse invites all residents in the local area who wish to donate a tree for possible selection as this year’s City Christmas Tree to contact the Mayor’s Office at...

Posted on October 11, 2016 in News
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 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