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Aug 04
City of Holyoke to Raise POW/MIA Flag, Dedicate Purple Heart Trail
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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…
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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 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
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
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 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
Mar 12
Free Screening of “The Anonymous People” March 25 at HCC
Free Screening of “The Anonymous People” March 25 at HCC

An award-winning film about America’s addiction epidemic will be shown at Holyoke Community College on March 25 at 11 a.m. in the Leslie Philips Theater in the Fine & Performing Arts building....

Posted on March 12, 2015 in News
Mar 12
Summer Field Hockey One Week/Full Day Clinic
Summer Field Hockey One Week/Full Day Clinic

Premier Performance Field Hockey:  We offer a full-day, one week field hockey clinic at the Roberts Sports Complex, our synthetic turf facility. The program runs Monday – Friday, July 20 – 24 from...

Posted on March 12, 2015 in News
Mar 10
Neighborhood Improvement Program
Neighborhood Improvement Program

Ice Dams? Water Leaks? Winter Property Damage Have You Down? Funding Is Available for Repairs! The Neighborhood Improvement Program provides grants to Holyoke home owners for a variety of home repairs like...

Posted on March 10, 2015 in News
Mar 05
Holyoke Innovation District Holds Third Annual Meeting
Holyoke Innovation District Holds Third Annual Meeting

The Holyoke Innovation District (HID) held its 3rd Annual Meeting on March 4th, 2015 at 2:30 at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) located at 100 Bigelow Street in Holyoke,...

Posted on March 5, 2015 in News
Feb 24
Mayor Morse to Promote Four Police Officers in Ceremony
Mayor Morse to Promote Four Police Officers in Ceremony

 This Thursday, Mayor Alex Morse will preside over a promotion ceremony for four Holyoke police officers. Lt. Matthew F. Moriarty will be promoted to captain; Sgt. Joseph Garcia will be promoted to...

Posted on February 24, 2015 in News
Feb 09
Holyoke Is Rising
Holyoke Is Rising

We are working all that much harder! This, the sentiment of many leaders, individuals, agencies, and companies throughout the City of Holyoke. From economic development projects to a continued focus on workforce development...

Posted on February 9, 2015 in News
Jan 28
John Henry of Holyoke Receives Thomas F. Rohan Award from Parade Committee
John Henry of Holyoke Receives Thomas F. Rohan Award from Parade Committee

The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee awarded John Henry, of Holyoke, the 2015 Thomas F. Rohan Award. The The award goes to a long-standing parade committee member “who has made significant...

Posted on January 28, 2015 in News
Jan 26
HCCS BOT meeting
HCCS BOT meeting

Notice of Meeting     In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 30A, Sections 18-25, notice is hereby given that the Holyoke Community Charter School Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday,...

Posted on January 26, 2015 in News
Jan 16
City of Holyoke to Reopen Former Suffolk Street Parking Garage Starting January 20
City of Holyoke to Reopen Former Suffolk Street Parking Garage Starting January 20

The City of Holyoke will reopen the Suffolk Street Parking Garage for public parking starting Tuesday,  January 20, returning 400 parking spaces to the downtown parking inventory. Hourly parking will be available...

Posted on January 16, 2015 in News
Jan 12
Navae Fenwick Rodriguez Takes Over as Interim Director of Council on Aging
Navae Fenwick Rodriguez Takes Over as Interim Director of Council on Aging

Council on Aging Director Kathy Bowler recently announced that she will be leaving her position to take on a statewide position working with senior centers across the Commonwealth. She brings a wealth...

Posted on January 12, 2015 in News
Jan 05
City Seeks Public’s Input for Housing and Community Development Needs
City Seeks Public’s Input for Housing and Community Development Needs

The City of Holyoke would like your input regarding important housing and community development needs and priorities.  Every five years the City of Holyoke develops a Consolidated Plan, a document required by the US Department...

Posted on January 5, 2015 in News
Jan 02
Mothers’ Day Tea at Wistariahurst
Mothers’ Day Tea at Wistariahurst

Honor someone special with an outing to Wistariahurst. Enjoy a select variety of teas and sweet treats in Belle’s beautiful Music Room. Look out the garden windows at the budding Wisteria vine...

Posted on January 2, 2015 in News
Dec 29
High Street Now Open to Traffic Between Cabot and Essex Streets
High Street Now Open to Traffic Between Cabot and Essex Streets

Since the Essex House’s partial collapse, High Street between Cabot and Essex has been closed to most traffic. After consulting with appropriate departments and business owners in the area, the City has...

Posted on December 29, 2014 in News
Dec 23
Holyoke Marks Groundbreaking of Passenger Rail Platform
Holyoke Marks Groundbreaking of Passenger Rail Platform

Yesterday, Governor Patrick joined Mayor Morse, Representative Vega, Senator Humason, former Congressman Olver, Congressman Neal, and other local leaders at the groundbreaking of the new $3.2 million passenger rail platform for the...

Posted on December 23, 2014 in News
Dec 22
City of Holyoke Honors Officer John DiNapoli
City of Holyoke Honors Officer John DiNapoli

Mayor Morse has ordered that all City flags be flown at half-mast in honor of John DiNapoli, a Holyoke police officer killed in the line of duty 15 years ago today. Tonight...

Posted on December 22, 2014 in News
Dec 17
Salon Jade Beauty Salon Opens on Lyman Street
Salon Jade Beauty Salon Opens on Lyman Street

Mayor Morse joined Salon Jade owner Jasmine Reyes at the ribbon cutting for the newly opened beauty salon at 234 Lyman Street. Salon Jade is open Tuesday-Saturday; call 535-5160 to make an...

Posted on December 17, 2014 in News
Dec 15
Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Grand Colleen
Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Grand Colleen

The 2015 Holyoke Grand Colleen Pageant will be held on Saturday, January 3 at 7PM in the Auditorium of Holyoke High School. Applications are available on  the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee website....

Posted on December 15, 2014 in News