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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

Holyoke Invites Applications for Ward 3 School Committee Seat

The City of Holyoke invites any interested residents of Ward 3 to apply for interim appointment to the Ward 3 School Committee seat vacated by the recent resignation of Rebecca Birks. The application deadline is July 22nd. Candidates will be interviewed at an August 4th joint meeting of the Holyoke School Committee, City Council, and … Continued

OPED and PVPC Present on Holyoke Historic and Cultural Tourism Plan

  On Wednesday, June 22nd, the City of Holyoke Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED) and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) hosted a public meeting at the Senior Center. OPED and PVPC presented information about the Holyoke Historic and Cultural Tourism Plan, the new Explore Holyoke website and Community Calendar, and the Holyoke … Continued

Mayor Joshua Garcia Speaks at Opportunity Academy Graduation

HOLYOKE — In English then in Spanish, Holyoke Schools Superintendent Anthony Soto congratulated the Opportunity Academy’s Class of 2022 at commencement exercises Thursday morning. Soto cited the students’ “never give up” attitude for navigating hybrid learning and the pandemic on top of their high school curriculum. The Academy is an alternative school that enables students … Continued

Annual Citywide Trash Cleanup Planned for June 25th

HOLYOKE — The annual citywide trash clean-up, organized by OneHolyoke and the Mayor’s Office, will take place Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. Supplies, tools and guidelines for picking up trash will be available at OneHolyoke’s Community Building at 43 North Canal Street in the Flats at 10 a.m. on the 25th. Individuals who … Continued

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