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Please be advised that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and through the day on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

The City of Holyoke wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!


Proposed FY23 Supplemental of the Supplemental Budget

This communication is a snapshot overview of the submitted supplemental of the supplemental budget for FY23 proposed to the City Council for review and approval which results in adjustments in areas to get us closer to our target objectives. The city budget concludes with an additional $124,911 to the overall budget from what was last … Continued

Statement of Interest – ARPA Funds

The City of Holyoke received nearly $40 million in American Rescue Plan Act -Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivered $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: City Projects briefing and Enforcement Plans

Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, along with Planning & Economic Development Director Aaron Vega, will provide an update on projects and plans for the City of Holyoke on Wednesday September 21, at 1 p.m. in the Mayor’s Office at Holyoke City Hall. “The Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED) has been busy,” Director Vega said. … Continued

NOTICE: High Street Repaving Schedule

The City of Holyoke will be repaving High Street starting Thursday morning, Sept. 22. Mayor Joshua A. Garcia asks members of the public to plan accordingly. “We will need the cooperation of the public in the process,” Garcia said. “Please take notice of the following and plan ahead.”  Milling of High Street is to be … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Holyoke CERT launches relief support for residents of Puerto Rico

HOLYOKE — The City of Holyoke’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been activated to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which has sustained catastrophic damage by Hurricane Fiona. The response team is made up of community organizations, city officials, and volunteers dedicated to helping their community during emergencies. Currently, a local business owner who is on … Continued

Holyoke takes up challenge of Kmart Plaza possibilities

  HOLYOKE — City officials, including Councilors Linda Vacon and David Bartley, and members of the City’s Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED), met Monday at Kmart Plaza to discuss opportunities to boost business at the shopping center. Located on Route 5 at the corner of Northampton Street and Whiting Farms Road, the Kmart … Continued

Municipal Resources, Inc. contracted with for Police Department Audit

A notice of award was given to Municipal Resource, Inc. for the police department audit project. A sub-group from the Police Relations Advisory Committee reviewed the proposals and selected Municipal Resources as the most advantageous. The audit looks forward to analyze the organizational structure/governance; the communications, cross functionality, and horizontal integration of the departments’ internal … Continued

Back to School Information

If you are a family that is still thinking about where to enroll your child, consider the Holyoke Public Schools! Students in grades 1 through 12 begin on Monday, August 29. Students in preschool and kindergarten begin a week later on Tuesday, September 6. To enroll, please visit and complete the enrollment process as soon … Continued

PUBLIC NOTICE: Delay in Trash & Recycling Pickup

This is an important message from the Department of Public Works. Due to various staffing concerns, the DPW has fallen behind in trash and recycling collection. If you are a Tuesday pick up and have not been picked up, trucks are expected to be completing your route tomorrow. Please expect this delay for the remainder … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Holyoke’s Christmas Tree Selection

Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia invites anyone in the local area who wishes to donate a tree for possible selection as this year’s City Christmas tree to contact the Mayor’s Office at (413)561-1600.   Trees must be located within the local area and must be away from electrical lines. The deadline for tree submissions is Friday, … Continued

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