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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
Jun 18
Summer Concert Series

Holyoke Rotary Club presents ‘Positively Holyoke’ Summer Concert Series in cooperation with DCR’s Holyoke Heritage State Park. The concerts will take place Wednesdays from July 8th through July 29th from 6:00-8:00 pmat Heritage State Park on Appleton Street...

Posted on June 18, 2015 in News
May 29
Help Us Save the Stained Glass Windows!

In reverence to civic government during the boom of the industrial revolution, the citizens of Holyoke constructed a City Hall that still drops jaws today. A magnificent example of Victorian Gothic Style,...

Posted on May 29, 2015 in News
May 15
Mayor Morse Presents FY16 Budget

Below is the full transcript of Mayor Morse’s letter to the City Council: Dear Councilors, After much due diligence and with an eye towards fiscal stability, I present you with a $125,860,553...

Posted on May 15, 2015 in News
May 13
John Murphy Summer Baseball League

The Holyoke Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring  the John Murphy Baseball League. Former Holyoke Community College coach, Terry Murphy, will again be coordinating the program, which is designed to create balanced competitive...

Posted on May 13, 2015 in News
May 13
City of Holyoke to Begin Clean Up Activities for 689 Main Street

The City of Holyoke will begin clean-up activities at 689 Main Street, the former site of “Automania”, which will include demolition of the building and removal of hazardous materials in order to...

Posted on May 13, 2015 in News
Apr 23
Help Bring Back Celebrate Holyoke

Join us in bringing back Celebrate Holyoke from August 21-23, 2015! Celebrate Holyoke was once a highly anticipated event every summer, bringing together friends, families, and neighbors from throughout Holyoke, Western Massachusetts, and...

Posted on April 23, 2015 in News
Apr 17
Holyoke ‘Operation Full Throttle’ nets 211 arrests, 9200 heroin bags, 5 guns

After a sweep that began on April 3, the Holyoke Police Department concluded “Operation Full Throttle” on April 16. The 13-day operation resulted in 211 arrests, and the seizure of 9200 heroin...

Posted on April 17, 2015 in News
Apr 10
Holyoke High Business Club Visits Center City Businesses

On Wednesday April 8, students from the Holyoke High School Business Club visited various businesses within Center City Holyoke to learn about current activities supporting Holyoke’s growing diverse economy. 32 students spent...

Posted on April 10, 2015 in News
Apr 09
April 18 Great Holyoke Trash Bash

On April 18, The Holyoke Youth Task Force (HYTF), the lead agency for Holyoke’s Global Youth Service Day, will host the “Great Holyoke Trash Bash,” an effort to clean up downtown Holyoke....

Posted on April 9, 2015 in News
Apr 07
“Los Monologos de la Vagina” en Holyoke

Acompañanos el sabado 18 de abril para la presentacion de “Los Monologos de la Vagina” en Holyoke! Este evento sera una recaudacion de fondos para Womanshelter/Compañeras y el trabajo que ellos hacen...

Posted on April 7, 2015 in News
Apr 05
Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration

From the tentative steps of the toddlers to the feeding frenzy of the under six group, the kids had a ball. Each egg opened to reveal either a piece of candy or...

Posted on April 5, 2015 in News
Apr 02
Holyoke Easter Drag on April 5

HOLYOKE – Mayor Alex B. Morse invites the public to join him on Easter Sunday, April 5 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM for Holyoke’s annual Easter Drag. This longstanding Easter tradition brings families...

Posted on April 2, 2015 in News
Mar 30
City Hall to be Lit Blue for Brain Injury Awareness Month

Earlier this month, Governor Baker declared the Month of March “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each year, in the state of Massachusetts, 67,048 citizens sustain a traumatic brain...

Posted on March 30, 2015 in News
Mar 27
Holyoke to Launch SPARK Program to Create 300 New Businesses

On Monday, the City of Holyoke will officially launch SPARK – Stimulating Potential, Accessing Resources & Knowledge – from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Volleyball Hall of Fame. The goal of...

Posted on March 27, 2015 in News
Mar 16
Mayor Morse Appoints Navae Fenwick-Rodriguez as New Council on Aging Director

Mayor Morse recently announced that he would appoint Navae Fenwick-Rodriguez, who had been serving as interim director for the past two months, as the new director of Holyoke’s Council on Aging. Rodriguez,...

Posted on March 16, 2015 in News