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Two polling places for the May 19th Special Election Have Moved

Two polling places have been moved for the upcoming May 19 special election:   * Precinct 3A voters will cast their ballots at Metcalf School instead of the Elmwood Fire Station. * The polling station for Precinct 1B has been moved from Prospect Heights to City Hall.   City Clerk, Brenna Murphy McGee would also … Continued

City of Holyoke Health Department Issues Mandatory Orders on Face Coverings

The City of Holyoke’s Public Health Director, Sean Gonsalves, issued orders, effective Sunday, April 26th, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., establishing that all consumers and employees must wear face coverings at all times when social distancing can not be maintained, at any businesses providing essential services within the City of Holyoke. This letter has been adopted from … Continued

City of Holyoke Launches Video Contest to Promote Social Distancing

#HolyokeAtHome The City of Holyoke is encouraging social distancing through a contest called #HolyokeAtHome. Residents are encouraged to submit a creative 30-second video of themselves at home.    The contest will be open from 6 pm tonight until 6 pm on Friday the 10th when voting will open to the public. Three winning entries will be chosen … Continued

Mayor Morse Remarks on Situation at Soldiers Home

  “It has been devastating to hear about the full extent of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home. While I am grateful that the State is now taking swift action to ensure residents and staff get necessary care and treatment, I am grief-stricken for those we have already lost, and my heart goes out … Continued

Mayor Alex Morse Announces the use of Community Development Block Grant Program to Support Community Efforts

Mayor Alex Morse Announces the use of Community Development Block Grant Program to Support Community Efforts PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES, RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS WHO PROVIDE STABLE HOUSING TO LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS    To meet the increased community needs during the COVID-19 Emergency, Mayor Alex Morse and the Holyoke Office for Community Development are … Continued

City of Holyoke Escalates Response in Preparation for Coronavirus Impacts

Mayor creates dedicated response teams to address the local economy, social services and shelter needs caused by Covid-19 The City of Holyoke today announced a new Incident Command Structure designed to rapidly respond to the needs of Holyoke citizens during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Anticipating the volume and complexity of the challenges to come, … Continued

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