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Category: Mayor

Upcoming Anticipated Paving Schedule for 2024

Chapter 90 funds from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the source of funding Cities and Towns use to improve and maintain publicly accepted roads. The order of roads to be improved have been identified through our City’s pavement management system that rates the conditions of roads, usage, and determines the order of priority for repair. … Continued

FY25 Budget Planning Process Has Begun

The new budget preparation season is here! A memo to all departments with instructions for the FY25 budget planning process were distributed. While departments work on their first draft budget requests, I have been meeting one-on-one with City Councilors to go over their objectives and priorities. Their input helps me identify what some of the shared … Continued

Current Status of Liquor License Renewals

The following list reflects the current status of all liquor licenses as of January 31, 2024: Inspections completed (passed): 200 Whiting Farms (JPs) 151-155 Chestnut St (Ivory Billiards) 50 Holyoke St (99 Restaurants) 50 Holyoke St (Round One) 488-496 Pleasant St (Mel’s) 92 Race St (Gateway City Arts) 1 Country Club (D. Hotel & Suites) … Continued

2024 City of Holyoke Annual Plan and CDBG Applications

The following links are the FY2024 Annual Plan and CDBG Proposal Guidelines, and also contains the Annual Plan calendar, sample application and budget forms, and the CDBG Proposal Guidelines. 2024 Holyoke Annual Plan and CDBG Application CDBG Budget A – Public Services and Non Construction CDBG Budget B – Housing Rehab, Construction, Demolition  The Annual … Continued

Pop-up Warming Shelter Activated for Homeless Amid Winter Storm

In response to the impending winter snowstorm, the City of Holyoke announces the opening of an emergency shelter dedicated to providing refuge for the homeless population. Location: Hamilton Street (Access through Kate’s Kitchen door in the back parking lot) Opening Time: 5:00 PM, Saturday Closing Time: 7:00 AM (Must exit by 8:00 AM) This emergency … Continued

Holyoke Schools Superintendent Makes Case to End Receivership

Citing an effective turnaround strategy, Holyoke Receiver/Superintendent Anthony Soto recommended in a December 21 letter to the state Education Commissioner “that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education begin the transition to exit receivership in a careful and highly planned manner.” In his letter to Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley, Soto outlines the turnaround plan drawn … Continued

New middle school qualifies for supplemental grant funding

The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) recently notified Holyoke officials that they will provide additional reimbursement for the new middle school construction project. The Owner’s Project Manager (Anser Advisory) has estimated the additional funding will be approximately $11.7 million, which would bring the MSBA’s total contribution to an estimated $57.6 million. This would reduce the … Continued

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