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May 28
Immigrant Heritage Month

Please join us as we proclaim June to be “Immigrant Heritage Month” and recognize those immigrants who strive to make Holyoke a better place to live and work.

Posted on May 28, 2016 in Events, Featured
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 25
Re-Opening of Pina Park

Children young and old are encouraged to attend a festive and fun re-opening ceremony at Pina Park, on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm. The Park is located on the corner...

Posted on May 25, 2016 in Events, Featured
May 24
Outdoor Movie Night: Disney’s Zootopia

We want to get a jump start on summer a little early! So join Holyoke Parks & Recreation at Community Field (1 Community Field Rd.) for a FREE outdoor showing of Disney’s...

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Events, Featured
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 21
The Great Holyoke Brick Race

It’s back! The Great Holyoke Brick Race returns to Race street this spring for the fifth time!  Only in Holyoke will you find this weird and wild tournament where bricks are transformed...

Posted on May 21, 2016 in Events, Featured
May 16
Domino Tournament

On June 4th, 2016, Womanshelter/Compañeras will be hosting its first ever Domino Tournament! The event will take place as one of the premier events at the Hub at Gateway City Arts, and...

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Events, Featured
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 11
HCC Youth Summer Programs

Holyoke Community College summer courses/clinics offer plenty of exciting opportunities for young people ages 6-17. Develop artistic abilities, learn about career areas, improve athletic skills, problem-solve, and create while learning how to apply your...

Posted on May 11, 2016 in Events, Featured
May 09
Summer 1/2 Day Tennis Program

Registration is now open for Holyoke Parks & Recreation’s 1/2 day summer tennis program. The tennis program is for children entering grades 1-9 that are beginners through intermediate players. Space is limited. Sign...

Posted on May 9, 2016 in Featured
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
Apr 12
Full Day Summer Basketball Registration is Open

This popular full day program is for players entering grades 3 – 9 and is held in Holyoke High School’s air conditioned gyms. Week #1 runs June 27 -July 1 and week...

Posted on April 12, 2016 in Featured
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

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

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
Dec 22
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 New Years Eve –...

Posted on December 22, 2015 in News
Dec 21
The Giving Season from HG&E

Customers to receive 10% holiday discount from HG&E Per a vote by Holyoke Gas & Electric Commission, HG&E customers will receive an additional 10% prompt payment discount on energy services billed during...

Posted on December 21, 2015 in News
Dec 11
Paper City Act of Kindness Toy Drive

A group of local citizens has gotten together to hold the Act of Kindness Toy Drive. Nelson Rivera, founder of Favela Clothing company, and Hanser Perez, owner of Slay Way Boards, reached...

Posted on December 11, 2015 in News
Dec 08
Hazards Mitigation Plan

In 2015, the City of Holyoke completed a Hazards Mitigations Plan in collaboration with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Mitigation as defined by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency...

Posted on December 8, 2015 in News
Dec 07
Holyoke Historical Commission Meeting

December 14, 20156:30 pm4th Floor Conference Room, City Hall Annex Agenda: Minutes We’ll give summary of the Saturday, the 12th, Inventory meeting  Update on 123 Sargeant Street Update on Parsons Paper Update...

Posted on December 7, 2015 in News
Dec 07
Smoke Alarm Public Awareness Campaign

A Sound You Can Live With. A Focus on Replacing Aging Smoke Alarms. Fire Chief John Pond joins State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie, president of...

Posted on December 7, 2015 in News
Dec 03
Dog Clinic Success

We are very proud to make this belated rundown regarding a “Dog Wellness Clinic” in the city of Holyoke. This was the first wellness clinic of its kind in the city offered...

Posted on December 3, 2015 in News
Nov 23
Holyoke Public Schools Expand its Pathway to Success Program

The Holyoke Public Schools will expand its Pathways to Success Program, an alternative route to graduation for students who did not succeed in a mainstream high school environment. This program has typically...

Posted on November 23, 2015 in News
Nov 18
Thrive Center Opens in Holyoke

HCC, the United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peoples Bank celebrated the opening of their second financial success center. Thrive @ Picknelley Center offers a variety of free financial services and workshops...

Posted on November 18, 2015 in News
Nov 17
Salvation Army Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance Available

Holyoke Corps continues tradition of serving local families in need. Holyoke, MA – With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is once again prepared to assist those in our community...

Posted on November 17, 2015 in News
Nov 09
Parade Committee Seeking Applicants for Grand Colleen Pageant

Calling all Irish ladies of Holyoke and South Hadley! Entries for the Holyoke Grand Colleen Pageant are now being accepted! Please fill out the application and resume forms (which are attached below)...

Posted on November 9, 2015 in News