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Mar 22
Overcoming Obstacles with the Help of Holyoke Community College
Overcoming Obstacles with the Help of Holyoke Community College

Holyoke native Sam Arroyo has returned to college and the subject that still fascinates him — science. He is not only majoring in chemistry again, but is part of the STEM Scholars program...

Posted on March 22, 2017 in News
Mar 21
Holyoke Veterans Tax Work Off Program Now Accepting Applications
Holyoke Veterans Tax Work Off Program Now Accepting Applications

The Holyoke Veterans Tax Work off Program for 2017 is now accepting applications. This is the 5th year that the City of Holyoke has offered this program to Veterans and Widows of...

Posted on March 21, 2017 in News
Mar 16
River Roll and Stroll
River Roll and Stroll

Come together on the bridge that connects Holyoke and South Hadley for a vehicle-free, care-free Sunday celebration. Experience the Connecticut River in a whole new way! This popular street festival will include...

Posted on March 16, 2017 in Events, Featured
Mar 10
Bike and Pedestrian Committee Seeking Members
Bike and Pedestrian Committee Seeking Members

Do you walk? Do you bike? The Holyoke Biking and Pedestrian Committee is looking for people interested in biking and walking issues in the city. The committee advises the City Council on...

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Events, Featured
Mar 08
Adopt-an-Island Program Seeking Participants
Adopt-an-Island Program Seeking Participants

Mayor Alex Morse is looking for organizations, businesses, and individuals to take part in the Adopt-an-Island program. The program is aimed at building a community that helps to beautify the city. By...

Posted on March 8, 2017 in News
Mar 06
Main Street Fire Families Receive Funds
Main Street Fire Families Receive Funds

The Chamber Centennial Foundation along with staff from Mayor Alex Morse’s office distributed 30 checks to the families affected by the North East Street fire in Holyoke. The Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund...

Posted on March 6, 2017 in News
Mar 06
Using Irish Records for your Family History
Using Irish Records for your Family History

Two back-to-back workshop/presentations at the Holyoke Public Library will help those interested in their Irish ancestors dig into the Irish records. Lisa Dougherty, genealogist-in-residence for the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany,...

Posted on March 6, 2017 in Events, Featured
Mar 01
SPARK Learn Series
SPARK Learn Series

Join us for the next workshop in our SPARK Learn Series. Find out how to turn your hobby into a successful business and gain awareness of the free small business resources in...

Posted on March 1, 2017 in Events, Featured
Feb 07
Federal Grant Giving a Boost
Federal Grant Giving a Boost

Holyoke Community College has been awarded a $75,000 federal grant to boost career pathways programs at Holyoke’s William J. Dean Technical High School.  The Career Technical Education (CTE) Partnership Implementation Grant will...

Posted on February 7, 2017 in News
Feb 01
First Year Achievements of Holyoke Problem Property Group
First Year Achievements of Holyoke Problem Property Group

In January of 2016, the Problem Property Group began in the City of Holyoke with the goal of having various City Departments sit down at one table to discuss ongoing issues with...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in News
Jan 25
Fire Relief Fund Exceeded Goal
Fire Relief Fund Exceeded Goal

Mayor Morse is proud to announce that the Holyoke Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund exceeded its goal of $100,000, raising $103,908 within three weeks since the fire on Northeast Street. The Go Fund...

Posted on January 25, 2017 in News
Jan 24
St. Patricks Parade Committee’s Citizenship Award
St. Patricks Parade Committee’s Citizenship Award

The Holyoke St. Patricks parade committee recognized the Latino community in its selection of the cities first Latino community member. The Citizenship Award is presented to a person or organization that may...

Posted on January 24, 2017 in News
Jan 18
For The Love Of Holyoke
For The Love Of Holyoke

“There is something about Holyoke that just gets under your skin,” Florio said Friday. “This is a wonderful community and I am proud, but totally humbled, to have been asked to accept...

Posted on January 18, 2017 in News
Jan 11
HCC Offering Exploratory Bilingual Culinary Training to Native Spanish Speakers
HCC Offering Exploratory Bilingual Culinary Training to Native Spanish Speakers

   Holyoke Community College will be holding two bilingual culinary exploratory sessions to introduce native Spanish speaking clients of Nuestras Raices and students of the Community Education Project to career, training, and...

Posted on January 11, 2017 in News
Jan 02
Mayor’s Fire & Emergency Relief Fund
Mayor’s Fire & Emergency Relief Fund

On New Years Day firefighters were called to an early morning fire at the corners of North East St. and East Dwight St. that destroyed an entire apartment building. Mayor Alex Morse...

Posted on January 2, 2017 in News
Jan 01
Public Records Request
Public Records Request

On June 3, 2016, Governor Baker signed An Act to Improve Public Records into law. Many of the provisions in the new law took effect on January 1, 2017. Please visit the...

Posted on January 1, 2017 in News
Dec 21
Pouliot Pool to Undergo Renovation
Pouliot Pool to Undergo Renovation

Mayor Alex B. Morse is proud to announce that the City of Holyoke has been awarded a $400,000 Massachusetts Parkland Acquisition and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant for the reconstruction of the...

Posted on December 21, 2016 in News
Dec 13
First Annual Menorah Lighting
First Annual Menorah Lighting

Mayor Morse would like to invite the public to join him in celebrating the first night of Chanukah on Saturday, December 24th at 5:30 pm in front of City Hall.   The...

Posted on December 13, 2016 in News
Dec 09
Holyoke Historic Preservation Plan
Holyoke Historic Preservation Plan

The City of Holyoke was awarded a Survey and Planning Grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission to complete this update of the 1991 Preservation Plan. Matching funds for the project were provided...

Posted on December 9, 2016 in Events, Featured
Dec 09
State Rep. Aaron Vega Announces Holiday House Competition
State Rep. Aaron Vega Announces Holiday House Competition

State Rep. Aaron Vega Announces the 3rd Annual Vega Holiday House Competition For the third year in a row, State Rep. Aaron Vega will be holding a Holiday House competition.  Holyoke residents...

Posted on December 9, 2016 in News
Dec 05
Christina Royal Next President of Holyoke Community College
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
Holyoke Contracts with Action Ambulance Service Inc.
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
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
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 News
Nov 27
Grand Colleen Accepting Applications
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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%
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
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
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
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
#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
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
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
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