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Keeping Time: A Short Documentary on the Restoration of Our Clock Tower

Keeping time is a beautifully made video highlighting the historic City Hall building in our City. Narrated by Dave Cotton who graciously donated his time (over 700 hours) and resources to restore and clean the clock which was out of commission for decades. Video published by Kate Way on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user36808308

Holyoke Public Schools Student Enrollment Is Easy!

If you know anyone with children in the Holyoke Public Schools please encourage them to enroll their child(ren) into (PreK, K, and all grade levels) by visiting www.enrollholyoke.com and upload forms, or call (413) 561-0862 to make an appointment for assistance on the phone or to set up a time to exchange the paperwork with … Continued

Mayor Alex Morse calls on PVTA to Waive Fares for Remainder of Coronavirus

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is calling on the PVTA to extend their fare collection moratorium for the remainder of the Coronavirus crisis. The PVTA, which has been operating fare-free for two months, announced last week that they will be resuming fare collection beginning July 19th. “Resuming fare collection during the pandemic should be a last … Continued

Holyoke/West Springfield – Design Public Hearing webinar and Comment Period

A Design Public Hearing Webinar will be published on the MassDOT website on July 15, 2020 to present the design for the proposed rehabilitation of Route 5 & shared use path in Holyoke and West Springfield, MA. For more information please visit: https://www.mass.gov/event/holyokewest-springfield-design-public-hearing-webinar-and-comment-period-2020-07-15t000001   For the design plans follow this link: (1/2) MassDOT Route 5 … Continued

Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income An effort to realize Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s economic dream, the coalition will commit to advocacy in favor of cash-based policies, and explore guaranteed income programs in cities reaching more than 8 million American residents. Mayor Alex Morse is joining 15 other mayors … Continued

Yard Waste Facility on Berkshire Street to Re-Open by Appointment Only

Starting on July 11th (from 8:00am to 4:00pm) the Yard Waste Facility on Berkshire Street will re-open by appointment only. Appointments will be made for yard waste that can’t be left at the curbside only, such as brush and woody debris. Appointments can be made by calling: (413) 322-5645. If there is no answer, please leave … Continued

Statement From Mayor Alex Morse on Soldiers Home Report

  “I find little solace in the report commissioned by Governor Baker regarding the Holyoke Soldiers Home or even the subsequent press conference. While I generally concur with the findings, there is no amount of reporting, resignations, or renovations that will bring back the heroes we have lost. We know today what those responsible for caring … Continued

June 17, 2020 Executive Order From Mayor Alex Morse

Mayor Alex Morse has issued an Executive Order declaring Racism and Police Violence to be matters of public health that constitute a public health emergency. The Executive Order includes a list of initial actions that the City is taking to combat this public health crisis. Included in the Executive Order is a provision that provides … Continued

Mayor Alex Morse Responds to Planned Hospital Closures

The Following Statement from Mayor Alex Morse is in response to the recently announced planned closures of the Holyoke Medical Center Birthing Unit and the Providence Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Facility.  Hospital Closures Demonstrate Broken Healthcare System and Government Failures The recently announced closures of Providence Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Services and Holyoke Medical Center’s Birthing Unit … Continued

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