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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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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 09
Update on the State of the City

In this edition of From Room One, I would like to take an opportunity to bring folks up to date on some of what’s been happening here in Holyoke. All across the...

Posted on July 9, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, News
May 19
Lynch School Redevelopment Brings Opportunity and Growth to Holyoke

When Lynch Middle School closed its doors for good in 2008, many wondered what would become of the property. After the School Committee voted to dispose of the site and give it...

Posted on May 19, 2014 in Mayor's Blog, 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