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Category: Mayor

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 Invites Applications for Ward 3 School Committee Seat

The City of Holyoke invites any interested residents of Ward 3 to apply for interim appointment to the Ward 3 School Committee seat vacated by the recent resignation of Rebecca Birks. The original application deadline was July 22nd, however members of the Ward 3 community can still apply until the open seat is filled.  Candidates … Continued

City Officials Participate in Dedication of Two Habitat Houses on Jackson Street

Photo caption: Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia (right) congratulates first-time homeowner Juan Gonzalez at July 18 ceremony. Photo credit: Holyoke Mayor’s Office   HOLYOKE — Several Holyoke city officials participated in the dedication of two Habitat for Humanity houses at 117 and 113 Jackson Street on July 18. Also present were the newly minted homeowners … Continued

Holyoke Invites Applications for Ward 3 School Committee Seat

The City of Holyoke invites any interested residents of Ward 3 to apply for interim appointment to the Ward 3 School Committee seat vacated by the recent resignation of Rebecca Birks. The application deadline is July 22nd. Candidates will be interviewed at an August 4th joint meeting of the Holyoke School Committee, City Council, and … Continued

Mayor Joshua Garcia Speaks at Opportunity Academy Graduation

HOLYOKE — In English then in Spanish, Holyoke Schools Superintendent Anthony Soto congratulated the Opportunity Academy’s Class of 2022 at commencement exercises Thursday morning. Soto cited the students’ “never give up” attitude for navigating hybrid learning and the pandemic on top of their high school curriculum. The Academy is an alternative school that enables students … Continued

Mayor and Superintendent Participate in School Lockdown Drills

HOLYOKE — On Friday, June 10, Mayor Joshua A. Garcia and Schools Superintendent Anthony Soto participated in a lockdown drill at Kelly School. Such drills were already standard practice in Holyoke schools before the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. But, in the wake of that shooting, Mayor Garcia said he wanted to better understand how Holyoke’s … Continued

Mayor’s Proposed FY23 Budget

The following is a snapshot overview of the proposed budget and the FY23 proposed budget in detail (note: these are subject to change between now and June 30): FY23 Holyoke Consolidated Budget Workbook – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12wSsfKieel2ljRRpDng9XT3DnJJ0Tkp8/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116914758029716249319&rtpof=true&sd=true Proposed Working Budget Detailed – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/111428Z6FXhLjRv52dTH8vbk64cnDkN-xWtHFOSV6cXE/edit?usp=sharing This budget is based on current revenue and expense projections and a balanced understanding … Continued

Request For Proposals 2022-017 Performance Audit Holyoke Police Department

Request For Proposals 2022-017 Performance Audit Holyoke Police Department The City of Holyoke is seeking sealed proposals from qualified and experienced firms or individuals to conduct a complete performance audit of the Holyoke Police Department. Proposals will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 15, Holyoke City Hall, Holyoke, MA 01040 until 2:00 PM … Continued

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