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OPED Seeking Volunteers for Cannabis Citizens Review Committee

Cannabis Citizens Review Committee The Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED) is looking for resident volunteers from Wards one and two to serve on a Cannabis Citizens Review Committee (CCRC). The CCRC will review proposals for spending the city’s Cannabis Impact Innovation and Impact fund. The Impact Fund is created by an Impact fee … Continued

Office of Outdoor Advertising to Hold Public Hearing for 3 Country Club Rd

Please be advised that on Thursday, September 8, 2022 the Office of Outdoor Advertising will hold a public meeting at 11 AM. Please note that this hearing will be conducted as a virtual online event – a registration link will be provided. The agenda includes application by Lamar Central Outdoor, LLC to replace an existing, … Continued

State Grant Funds Improvements to Holyoke’s Anniversary Hill Park

Yoni Glogower, Director of the Holyoke Office of Conservation and Sustainability, has landed a $100,000 Mass Trails grant for improvements at Anniversary Hill Park. The funding for a new ADA accessible trail, informational kiosk, and other trail upgrades is part of a larger vision to revitalize Holyoke’s largest park. MassTrails is an inter-agency initiative of … Continued

Heat Advisory Thursday 8/4 and Friday 8/5 – How to Cool Off

    The National Weather Service is forecasting high heat and humidity for tomorrow 8/4/22 and Friday 8/5/22. A heat advisory has been issued from 11am Thursday to 8pm Friday. If you are looking to cool off and get out of the heat, here are a few options. All of these are free to enter, … Continued

City Officials Participate in Dedication of Two Habitat Houses on Jackson Street

Photo caption: Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia (right) congratulates first-time homeowner Juan Gonzalez at July 18 ceremony. Photo credit: Holyoke Mayor’s Office   HOLYOKE — Several Holyoke city officials participated in the dedication of two Habitat for Humanity houses at 117 and 113 Jackson Street on July 18. Also present were the newly minted homeowners … Continued

Fire Department Accepting Applications for New Firefighters

The Holyoke Fire Department is seeking new firefighters. Learn about a career in fire service and apply to take the 2022 Firefighter Exam       Take the first step toward a career as a municipal firefighter. Attend the next Western Mass Open House Thursday, July 28th 6:00 – 7:30 PM or Saturday, July 20th … Continued

City of Holyoke Seeks Community Input on COVID-19 Recovery

City of Holyoke Seeks Community Input on COVID-19 Recovery Enter to Win Lunch with Mayor Joshua Garcia or a $200 Gift Card The City of Holyoke received over $40 million in American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the United States Treasury to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. … Continued

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Confirm Eight New Monkeypox Cases

BOSTON (June 30, 2022) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced eight additional cases of monkeypox in adult males within the past week, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases in the Commonwealth to 21 since the first Massachusetts case was announced May 18. DPH provides public updates on monkeypox in Massachusetts on … Continued

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