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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
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 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
Nov 07
Community Conversation with Seniors

  State Representative Aaron Vega Hosts a Community Conversation with SeniorsFriday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. Representative Aaron Vega wishes to invite all seniors, their loved ones, and caregivers to a Community Conversation...

Posted on November 7, 2015 in Events, News
Nov 04
Seeking Christmas Tree Donations-Deadline Extended

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 November 4, 2015 in News
Nov 03
Fire Safety Tips

Below is a link for the Ultimate Fire Safety Guide for Young Families   This site provides a lot of information for fire safety for the entire family.  In example: Fire Facts...

Posted on November 3, 2015 in News
Oct 16
Holyoke Hotel Restaurant Center: Ingleside Square Secures Additional Tenants

Additional tenants have been secured at the former Holyoke Hotel site, owned by 66 Holyoke LLC, after an announcement earlier this year to redevelop the property into a destination commercial plaza. The...

Posted on October 16, 2015 in News
Oct 14
Holyoke Icon Enjoys Brighter Outlook

At a presentation with Mayor Alex Morse and Marcos Marrero, the Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Holyoke, AACO Realty announced today the commencement of their redevelopment plan...

Posted on October 14, 2015 in News
Oct 07
Marcos Marrero Appointed to Governor’s Economic Planning Council

Marcos Marrero, the City of Holyoke’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, has been sworn in as a member of the Baker-Polito administration’s Economic Development Planning Council. The Council held its first...

Posted on October 7, 2015 in News
Oct 07
Mayor Morse Proposes New Blight Reduction Strategies

Over the past four years, Mayor Morse made blight reduction an important priority of his administration. Generally speaking, blight describes areas of an urban community that are in disrepair. In Holyoke, much...

Posted on October 7, 2015 in News
Oct 06
City of Holyoke Seeks Residents to Serve on Citizens Advisory Council

The City of Holyoke seeks residents to serve on the volunteer Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to assist the Office for Community Development in identifying community development and housing needs in the City...

Posted on October 6, 2015 in News
Oct 02
Buy Holyoke Now Open House

This Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, come on out to the Buy Holyoke Now Open House. Starting at 11:00 AM:• 2 Wayne Court – Melissa Whitelock –...

Posted on October 2, 2015 in News
Sep 15
Holyoke Reminds Residents of Precautions Against West Nile Virus

Mayor Alex Morse and the Holyoke Board of Health wish to remind residents to take necessary precautions given the recent cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts. West Nile Virus is a...

Posted on September 15, 2015 in News
Sep 07
Holyoke Local Cultural Council Grant Writing Workshop

Learn about the Local Cultural Council grant program, the state and local requirements for grant applications, and how to write a successful proposal for the 2016 funding cycle!  The application deadline for...

Posted on September 7, 2015 in Events, News
Sep 07
Holyoke Community College Welcomes You!

A new year begins.  In our community YOU are our community! Holyoke Community College is so pleased to welcome incoming freshmen and returning students!  For more information please visit

Posted on September 7, 2015 in News
Sep 07
Harry, Hardware, Holyoke

Have you ever had an interest in collecting memorabilia and historical photographs? Holyoke Community College’s Tabor Art Gallery will be home to this unique collection of artifacts from Harry Craven, owner of the Highland Hardware and...

Posted on September 7, 2015 in News
Aug 31
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 August 31, 2015 in News
Aug 24
Amtrak Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us for the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Holyoke Passenger Rail Platform at Depot Square at 12:30PM on Thursday, August 27 at the intersection of Dwight and...

Posted on August 24, 2015 in News
Aug 17
City Unveils Public Art Project at Mosher Street Bridge

The City of Holyoke will unveil a new public art project, “Arrivals,” under Mosher Street Rail Bridge on Wednesday August 19th, 2015 at 4:30 PM. There will also be tours of the...

Posted on August 17, 2015 in News
Aug 12
Farmers’ Market EBT/Snap Benefits

Are you an EBT or SNAP user? If you are, come on down to the Holyoke Farmers’ Market and get more for your money! We have two ongoing programs that help you...

Posted on August 12, 2015 in News
Aug 12
Human Rights Advisory Committee Formed, Will Survey Community

Last November, Mayor Alex Morse announced that he would be forming a Human Rights Advisory Committee to advise his office. The purpose of the committee was to ensure that issues of basic...

Posted on August 12, 2015 in News
Aug 04
City of Holyoke to Raise POW/MIA Flag, Dedicate Purple Heart Trail

On Friday, August 7 at 4:30 PM, the City of Holyoke will raise the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Flag in front of City Hall.    It has been almost 25...

Posted on August 4, 2015 in News
Jul 27
Holyoke Public Schools is Hiring!

Amazing changes are happening right here in Holyoke! Starting on July 6th, Holyoke Public Schools went into state receivership. Dr. Stephen Zrike, the receiver, was appointed by the Commissioner of Elementary and...

Posted on July 27, 2015 in News
Jul 24
Get Ready for Celebrate Holyoke!

After a ten year absence, Celebrate Holyoke is coming back with full force! From August 21st to August 23rd, Heritage State Park will be the location of a free festival with entertainment,...

Posted on July 24, 2015 in News
Jul 17
Healthy Holyoke Asthma Awareness Fair

On Monday August 3, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 PM, join Healthy Holyoke, the Holyoke Medical Center, and many others in raising awareness and promoting healthy lifestyles in the city! Help your child with...

Posted on July 17, 2015 in News
Jul 14
PVPC Seeks Public Input for Bike Share Survey

Bike sharing is an alternative mode of urban transportation that stands readily available at central locations and can be used for a fee, free from the worries of ownership of the bicycles....

Posted on July 14, 2015 in News
Jul 13
Summer Reading Program

Read for fun! Reading just 5 books over the summer months will help young people overcome learning loss. And regular access to public libraries can make the difference between their summer setback...

Posted on July 13, 2015 in News
Jul 06
Summer Series of Neighborhood Meetings Kicks off July 7

Beginning July 7, Mayor Alex Morse will begin a summer-long series of neighborhood meetings. The purpose of this second annual “Summer Tour” is for the mayor, as well as representatives from various city...

Posted on July 6, 2015 in News
Jun 21
Sweet Win! Still…

In the end – Holyoke was still standing! In the much anticipated “As Schools Match Wits”, Holyoke High beat the 5-time champion – Longmeadow High. It was an epic battle and we...

Posted on June 21, 2015 in News