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May 25
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May 23
Memorial Day Parade
Memorial Day Parade

Date: Monday, May 29th at 8:00 am Location: War Memorial – 310 Appleton Street Holyoke, MA 01040 Coffee and doughnuts beginning at 8 am, Parade begins at 9 am from the War...

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Events, Featured
May 23
Holyoke Fireworks
Holyoke Fireworks

The City of Holyoke’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration will take place on Friday, June 30th, with the rain date of Saturday, July 1st, on the beautiful grounds of Holyoke Community College, located...

Posted on May 23, 2017 in Events, Featured
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 16
Tax Possession Public Auction
Tax Possession Public Auction

CITY ORDERED PUBLIC AUCTION SEVERAL PROPERTIES TO BE SOLD AT TAX POSSESSION PUBLIC AUCTION DATE: WEDNESDAY – MAY 24 AT 6:00 PM AUCTION LOCATION: HOLYOKE SENIOR CENTER 291 PINE ST – HOLYOKE, MA...

Posted on May 16, 2017 in Events, Featured
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
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 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 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