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Category: BOH News

Mayor’s proposed Ezekiel’s Plan / Operation Safe Streets

HOLYOKE — Mayor Joshua A. Garcia has released his public safety plan — “Ezekiel’s Plan / Operation Safe Streets” — named after the unborn child who died October 7 in a shooting incident on Maple and Sergeant Streets. “Holyoke is a compassionate city,” Garcia stated in the plan’s Executive Summary, “but that commitment to compassion … Continued

Holyoke residents to receive new trash carts

HOLYOKE — Starting September 18, the Department of Public Works will distribute new, 96-gallon trash carts to city residents. Effective the week of September 25, bags of garbage left in front of homes will no longer be picked up. Garbage placed in cans, containers, or carts other than the city-issued models also will not be … Continued

West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito

A West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample was detected in the city of Holyoke as part of ongoing mosquito monitoring in the region. Additional monitoring will be conducted in Holyoke. More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-arbovirus-update West Nile Virus is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. More information about different … Continued

Take the Community Health Equity Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is committed to better serving communities that experience barriers to health. The Community Health Equity Survey was developed in collaboration with community members and partners across the state and reflects the priorities and experiences of Massachusetts residents. The information you share will help DPH and community partners determine how … Continued

Bear sightings – what to know

There have been multiple reports of increased Bear sightings in the city. I want to offer some important information for the public to know. From the Holyoke Board of Health Black bears in Massachusetts can pose certain risks to public safety, particularly when they come into close proximity to human-populated areas. While black bears are … Continued

West Nile Virus Positive Sample

A West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample was detected in the neighboring community of West Springfield as part of ongoing mosquito monitoring in the region. Additional monitoring will be conducted in West Springfield and Holyoke. More information can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-arbovirus-update WNV is most commonly spread to people through the bite of an … Continued

Air Quality Advisory

There is an air quality advisory issued for fine particles for Western and Central Massachusetts.  For more information, please visit DEP’s MassAir Online at: https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/dep/massair/web/#/pollution/map/forecast

Continuing Air Quality Concerns

Poor air quality continues to affect the area due to ongoing wildfires in Canada. Until the air quality improves, here are some suggestions to reduce the impact: limit outdoor time, avoid high-intensity outdoor activities, use fans and AC to stay cool, keep windows and doors closed to limit outdoor air coming inside and, if available, … Continued

Holyoke Pop Up Warming Shelter

Due to the cold-snap forecast for this upcoming weekend, the Holyoke Pop Up Warming Shelter will open Friday, February 3rd, 2023 to Sunday, February 5th beginning at 5:00 pm at Providence Ministries, 51 Hamilton Street. There will be warm beds, meals, snacks, showers, dry clothes and other assistance. Hamilton Street is off of Main Street … Continued

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