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Apr 08
Livable Communities Survey / Encuesta de Comunidades Habitables

The cities of Chicopee and Holyoke, and the town of South Hadley, have partnered with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to create a regional action plan for more age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities. ...

Posted on April 8, 2019 in News
Apr 04
Jack’s Walk

The opioid crisis in America has touched nearly all of us either directly or by affecting someone we know. This scourge is at epidemic proportions. Please join with family, friends, and supporters on Saturday, May 4th for...

Posted on April 4, 2019 in Events, Featured
Mar 28
Spring Celebration Easter Egg Hunt

Holyoke Parks & Recreation cordially invites the community to Holyoke’s Annual Spring Celebration 2019!  The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Heritage...

Posted on March 28, 2019 in Events, Featured
Mar 20
Holyoke Fish Lift Set to Open The Viewing Season

The annual viewing season of the lift at the Robert E. Barrett Fishway — which carries fish over the dam — begins May 8th. The fishway consists of two lifts that carry...

Posted on March 20, 2019 in Events, Featured
Mar 19
“Heart of Holyoke” Crowdfunding Campaign

The City of Holyoke and the Center for Design Engagement in collaboration with Holyoke residents and community-based organizations officially launched an exciting artistic placemaking project celebrating the Puerto Rican Cultural Area of...

Posted on March 19, 2019 in News
Mar 18
Annual Pride Flag Raising

Mayor Alex B. Morse invites the community to attend the Annual Pride Flag Raising at Holyoke City Hall on May 31st at 4:00 p.m. This ceremony is the kick off to our...

Posted on March 18, 2019 in Events, Featured
Mar 06
Major Improvements in Graduation and Dropout Rates for Holyoke Public Schools

The Holyoke Public School district (HPS) has made major gains in graduation and dropout rates (the highest since the MCAS was introduced as a graduation requirement).   Holyoke’s 2017-18 graduation rate is 72%,...

Posted on March 6, 2019 in News
Feb 27
Outlook 2019 Viewpoint Mayor Alex Morse

From filling vacant buildings to creating career opportunities, Holyoke moves forward (thinking) with innovative ideas. Mayor Alex Morse is optimistic about the future of Holyoke 2019. He and his team continue to...

Posted on February 27, 2019 in News
Feb 13
Celebrating Organ Donor Day

Please view the video of the event here. Video by Holyoke Media Valentine’s Day is a day of caring and sharing your heart with others. What better way to show this than...

Posted on February 13, 2019 in News
Jan 29
Holyoke Company Goes To The Super Bowl!

For the past 15 years, Hazen Paper Company has produced the eye catching Super Bowl Program and its holographic cover. This years eye catching cover features a compelling three-dimensional image of the...

Posted on January 29, 2019 in News
Jan 24
Hotel Training Lab Coming To Holyoke

Holyoke Community College has secured a $35,000 grant to establish a hotel training lab on the second floor of the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. The award, announced by Gov. Charlie Baker...

Posted on January 24, 2019 in News
Jan 17
City Partnering with Providence Ministries to Provide Food

The City of Holyoke and Providence Ministries are partnering to support furloughed federal workers and those impacted by the shutdown of the federal government. Margaret’s Pantry, a program of Providence Ministries, will provide...

Posted on January 17, 2019 in News
Jan 11
Kelly School-Safe Routes To School Project

Parents of Kelly School can be credited for all their hard work in collaborating and working together on behalf of its students. This project includes the construction of pedestrian improvements at the...

Posted on January 11, 2019 in News
Jan 10
Grand Marshall Reception

The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc. has chosen Roger J. Reidy, Jr. as the 68th Grand Marshal for the 2019 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade.  This is the highest local honor given...

Posted on January 10, 2019 in News
Dec 27
Ashley Reservoir Temporary Maintenance Notice

January 2 – February 2 (the end date may vary)  7 am – 3 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays Due to required transmission line maintenance, a portion of the Ashley Reservoir...

Posted on December 27, 2018 in News
Dec 26
Holyoke Police Bring Christmas Joy

For 32 years, Holyoke police have collected toys and delivered them to homeless shelters and poor neighborhoods in the city. A number of now-retired police officers saw too many children going without in...

Posted on December 26, 2018 in News
Dec 23
Holiday Schedule

Mayor Alex B. Morse announces this years Holiday schedule. City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, and also Monday, December 31st and January 1st, 2019. Enjoy your...

Posted on December 23, 2018 in News
Dec 19
New Speed Limit Announced

In an effort to keep the City’s streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorist, The City of Holyoke will be implementing a statutory 25 miles per hour (mph) speed limit in...

Posted on December 19, 2018 in News
Dec 19
Puerto Rican New Arrivals Program

Holyoke Community College will celebrate the success of 30 evacuees who left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and have just completed a special, five-month program to help them improve their English literacy...

Posted on December 19, 2018 in News
Dec 18
HCC Giving Tree Campaign

Faculty, staff and students at Holyoke Community College helped spread holiday cheer this month as they delivered a record number of donated gifts to representatives from five local charities at the closing...

Posted on December 18, 2018 in News
Dec 17
DPW Yard Waste Facility Notice

Friday, December 21st, will be the last day this season that the Yard Waste Facility will be open for public drop off.  The DPW will continue to collect curbside yard waste and...

Posted on December 17, 2018 in News
Dec 04
Stash Holiday Market Brings Handmade Goods to Holyoke

The Holyoke Creative Arts Center (HCAC) is excited to present Stash, a limited holiday retail engagement in the Race Street Galley at 80 Race Street in downtown Holyoke. Stash is a collection...

Posted on December 4, 2018 in News
Dec 03
Happy Holidays From Holyoke Gas and Electric

As a holiday gesture, HG&E customers will receive an additional 10% prompt payment discount on energy services billed during the December billing cycle. This discount applies to commercial and residential gas and...

Posted on December 3, 2018 in News
Nov 29
Help Us Design Our New Middle Schools

The Holyoke Public Schools is working with a team of architects to design two new middle schools in Holyoke. We invite community members to meet with the designers to explore ways of...

Posted on November 29, 2018 in Featured, News
Nov 15
Fire Safety Tips

In a typical home fire, smoke, heat and toxic gases build up rapidly. When the smoke detector sounds get out of the building immediately before your escape route is blocked. To survive...

Posted on November 15, 2018 in Featured, News
Nov 13
Mt. Tom Power Plant To Be Replaced By 17,000 Solar Panels

Massachusetts largest solar energy system is coming to Holyoke! The former coal power plant is being transformed and replaced with 17,000 solar panels, making it the biggest solar farm in the Commonwealth....

Posted on November 13, 2018 in News
Nov 01
$1.6 Million Grant to Benefit HCC, Three Community Health Centers

Holyoke Community College is the lead partner in a project that will bring $1.6 million in federal grant money to the Pioneer Valley to train community health workers in the battle against...

Posted on November 1, 2018 in News
Oct 25
Marijuana Training at HCC

The Cannabis Control Commission recently approved a first of its kind proposal from the City, Hoyoke Community College, and the Cannabis Community Care & Research Network to train Holyokers for jobs in...

Posted on October 25, 2018 in News
Oct 22
Mayor Alex Morse honored by West Springfield Democratic City Committee

Mayor named “2018 Democrat of Distinction” HOLYOKE – Mayor Alex Morse was honored yesterday by the West Springfield Democratic Committee at its Eighteenth Annual Brunch on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The event...

Posted on October 22, 2018 in News
Oct 19
Early Voter Information

Announcements: Early Voting will take place during this year’s state election.  Early Voting will begin October 22, 2018 and run through November 2, 2018.  Please visit the City Clerk page for all...

Posted on October 19, 2018 in News
Oct 19
State Awards grants to test, prototype and deploy renewable energy technology in Holyoke

Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) and Power Development International (PDI) have been awarded a $212,000 grant by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to further advance the commercial-scale deployment of high-efficiency, low...

Posted on October 19, 2018 in News
Oct 18
A Fond Farewell

We take time out to reflect on what it means to have commitment to our community of Holyoke. Rory Casey and Paul Payer have given years of hard work and service to...

Posted on October 18, 2018 in News
Sep 07
Jose Juan Barea Visits Holyoke

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has won the 2017-2018 J. Walter Kennedy Award, awarded annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association (PBWA) to a player, coach or team trainer “who shows outstanding...

Posted on September 7, 2018 in News
Aug 29
Looking Back 143 Years

Sitting high above the historic Holyoke City Hall, the clock tower’s four 8-foot Belgium milk glass panels light up the night’s sky. If you live nearby like Theresa Cooper-Gordon, you can see the...

Posted on August 29, 2018 in News
Aug 09
Ashley Reservoir Update

Holyoke Water Works Institutes Public Safety and Protective Measures at Holyoke’s Drinking Water Supply The Holyoke Water Works (HWW) and the City of Holyoke will be instituting changes on Route 202 near...

Posted on August 9, 2018 in News
Jul 31
West Nile Virus Confirmed In Holyoke-Update From Holyoke Board of Health

July 31, 2018 – Update from The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)   The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that West Nile virus (WNV) has...

Posted on July 31, 2018 in News
Jul 18
Holyoke Finalist In Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Holyoke has been selected as a finalist in the running to receive up to $732K as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, a program that...

Posted on July 18, 2018 in News
Jul 05
Holyoke. A Passage of Time.

Holyoke City Hall’s Tower Clock is Operating for the First Time In Decades Long known for its innovation, ingenuity and fortitude, Holyoke is also known as one of the first planned industrial...

Posted on July 5, 2018 in News
Jun 27
ValleyBike Share

ValleyBike Share is coming to Holyoke! What is ValleyBike Share? It’s a fleet of public rental bikes in a network of stations throughout Holyoke, Springfield, South Hadley, Northampton and Amherst (including UMASS)...

Posted on June 27, 2018 in News
Jun 25
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting June 27, 2018 – 6:15 PM Parks & Recreation Main Office   Agenda:   Call to Order   Acceptance of minutes from the April 26, 2018 Commission...

Posted on June 25, 2018 in News