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Jul 26
Summer Volleyball Festival
Summer Volleyball Festival

Enjoy a fun afternoon at Heritage State Park in Holyoke as the International Volleyball Hall of Fame hosts the 2nd Annual Summer Volleyball Festival – Celebrating Volleyball Worldwide – featuring a co-ed...

Posted on July 26, 2017 in Events, Featured
Jul 25
River Valley Counseling Center Golf Tournament
River Valley Counseling Center Golf Tournament

Friday, September 15, 2017 East Mountain Country Club 1458 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA  Shotgun start: 10:30 AM; scramble format  Tournament Contests on the course, Raffles and Auction River Valley Counseling Center,...

Posted on July 25, 2017 in Events, Featured
Jul 25
Bridging The Gap To Success
Bridging The Gap To Success

Kira Tillman spent the better part of an hour rolling newspapers into tight, stout tubes. She bound them each with gift-wrapping tape so they wouldn’t unfurl and then stuffed the tubes with...

Posted on July 25, 2017 in News
Jul 20
Backpack Drive
Backpack Drive

The Mount Tom Lodge is sponsoring it’s first Annual Backpack Drive to help fill the backpacks of the children of Holyoke who need assistance with school supplies for the coming school year....

Posted on July 20, 2017 in Events, Featured
Jul 19
413′s Finest Car Meet
413′s Finest Car Meet

Sunday August 6th, 2017 From 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Rain Day August 13th)   Entrance fee: $10 car or bikes (spectators are free!) Spectator parking on Race Street   Awards: Top...

Posted on July 19, 2017 in Events, Featured
Jul 18
Receivership Program Makes an Impact
Receivership Program Makes an Impact

City officials credit the Problem Property Group in Holyoke for improving coordination of city-wide blight remediation efforts including filing cases in Housing Court seeking the appointment of a receiver for vacant and...

Posted on July 18, 2017 in News
Jul 12
Shannon Initiative
Shannon Initiative

As one of eleven Charles E. Shannon Grant recipients, the Greater Holyoke Area stakeholders have been partnering since 2012 to address gang and youth violence in both Chicopee and Holyoke.   The...

Posted on July 12, 2017 in News
Jul 10
Summer Concert Series
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 19th through August 9th from 6-8:00 pm at Heritage State Park...

Posted on July 10, 2017 in Events, Featured
Jun 29
SPARK Learn Series
SPARK Learn Series

Are your material costs too high? Are you paying for too many labor hours. What’s driving those bottom lines to be black or red? We’ll show you how to get information out...

Posted on June 29, 2017 in Events, Featured
Jun 07
Celebrate Holyoke Announces August 2017 Festival
Celebrate Holyoke Announces August 2017 Festival

Planning for Celebrate Holyoke has been underway for months. The Executive Committee welcomes applications from local food, alcohol and other vendors, including artisans and community organizations. Volunteers are greatly needed during the...

Posted on June 7, 2017 in News
Jun 06
HCC to Celebrate Completion of Energy Conservation Project
HCC to Celebrate Completion of Energy Conservation Project

UPDATE: See the story from yesterday’s event at the HCC website here.   As talk about climate change heats up around the world, Holyoke Community College plans to celebrate a major reduction...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in News
May 25
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May 23
From Curiosity to Chemistry
From Curiosity to Chemistry

Kaishla Cabrera spent her early childhood in New York City. She was five years old on 9/11 and in preschool that morning. She recalls the shock and chaos, and the smoke rising...

Posted on May 23, 2017 in News
May 16
Mayor Morse to Honor Two Local Immigrants for Immigrant Heritage Month
Mayor Morse to Honor Two Local Immigrants for Immigrant Heritage Month

On Monday, June 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at Wistariahurst, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will present citations to Marikler Toensmeier and Iohann Rashi Vega in honor of the contributions they have made...

Posted on May 16, 2017 in News
May 03
Property Preservation
Property Preservation

Holyoke Problem Property Group Implements Improved Method of Property Preservation This year the City of Holyoke has changed how it preserves properties. By ordinance the City now requires vacant and abandoned properties...

Posted on May 3, 2017 in News
Apr 24
Mayor Morse to Establish Sister City Relationship with Tralee, Ireland
Mayor Morse to Establish Sister City Relationship with Tralee, Ireland

Mayor Alex B. Morse is in Ireland for the next week and will meet with the Mayor of Tralee in the southwest of Ireland on Tuesday April 25th in regards to establishing...

Posted on April 24, 2017 in News
Apr 20
Rental Property Fire Protection System Incentive Program
Rental Property Fire Protection System Incentive Program

Mayor Alex B. Morse and the Problem Property Group, in partnership with the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development, Fire Department, Building Department, and Olde Holyoke Development Corporation, is offering financial...

Posted on April 20, 2017 in News
Apr 19
Property Auction Date Set
Property Auction Date Set

The City of Holyoke has scheduled an auction of 23 properties that have been taken for nonpayment of taxes. The auction is set for May 24th at 6pm at the Senior Center....

Posted on April 19, 2017 in News
Apr 12
Open Space and Park Plan
Open Space and Park Plan

The City of Holyoke’s Conservation Commission and Parks Department are updating the City’s Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) to take stock of the City’s parklands and to receive citizen input on...

Posted on April 12, 2017 in News
Apr 11
Spring Draining of Holyoke Canals
Spring Draining of Holyoke Canals

Every Spring the Holyoke Canal System is drained for maintenance and clean up. It usually takes two or three days to drain all three canals as gates spill water from one canal...

Posted on April 11, 2017 in News
Apr 04
Mayor Morse Announces Immediate Demolition of Major Blighted Property
Mayor Morse Announces Immediate Demolition of Major Blighted Property

 Today, Mayor Alex Morse announced that demolition has started at 278 Pine Street. The 24,500 square foot structure was built in 1935 and contained 21 apartment units. Standing vacant for years, it...

Posted on April 4, 2017 in News
Mar 28
City Receives Positive Financial Rating
City Receives Positive Financial Rating

Sandra Smith, City Treasurer, received competitive bids from bond underwriters on Thursday, February 16, 2017 for a $5,035,000, 10-year refunding bond issue. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey was the winning bidder on the Bonds...

Posted on March 28, 2017 in News
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 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
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
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