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FY24 Budget Planning process has begun

The new budget preparation season is here! Department Heads were sent instructions for preparing their anticipated budget needs for the next fiscal year. Their completed budget will be a primary source for the preparation of our entire City budget. The Auditor is working with the City Treasurer to update revenue receipts so we can forecast … Continued

FY 2023 CDBG Application

The FY2023 CDBG Application is released! The FY2023 Program Guidelines and Instructions contain all of the required links, forms, and directions for a streamlined application. For program guidelines, click:

FY23 CDBG Notice of Availability

City of Holyoke Office for Community Development Notice of Availability FFY2023 Community Development Block Grant Proposal Applications Date of Notice: January 17, 2023 On January 20, 2023, the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development will release the FY2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposal Applications for funding of activities in the City of Holyoke … Continued

REPORT – Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

On September 8, 2022, 9 City of Holyoke staff members from 5 different departments attended the 2022 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Chicago. These employees include: Aaron Vega – Director, Office of Planning and Economic Development Jennifer Keitt – Development Specialist, Office of Planning and Economic Development Jack Carolan – Planner II, Office of Planning … Continued

Mayor Proclaims “Kwanzaa Week” in Holyoke

  PHOTO CREDIT: HOLYOKE MAYOR’S OFFICE PHOTO CAPTION: Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia reads a proclamation acknowledging the contributions the African-American community during a Kwanzaa observance in his office December 28. Looking on (from left) are Theresa Cooper-Gordon, Ayanna Crawford and State Representative Pat Duffy.   HOLYOKE — During a ceremony held in his office … Continued

Holyoke Police Mark Anniversary of Officer John DiNapoli’s Death

Photo credit: HOLYOKE MAYOR’S OFFICE Photo caption: Andrew DiNapoli (center) stands behind the monument to his father as he thanks those who gathered for the December 22 wreath-laying ceremony.   HOLYOKE — City police were joined by Holyoke firefighters, City Council members, Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, municipal employees, and members of the community for a … Continued

Mayor Speaks at Habitat for Humanity Celebration of New, Unusual House

Mayor Speaks at Habitat for Humanity Celebration of New, Unusual House   HOLYOKE — Mayor Joshua A. Garcia spoke on Friday to a gathering of builders, vocational education students and Habitat for Humanity volunteers and staff at a ceremony marking progress on a unique new house. The house at 360 Chestnut Street is being constructed using … Continued

Holyoke Holiday Food Drive To Benefit Kate’s Kitchen

Photo credit: Holyoke Mayor’s Office Photo caption: This food drive collection box outside the Holyoke Mayor’s Office is one of four set up in City buildings.   HOLYOKE — The city of Holyoke is holding a food drive to benefit Kate’s Kitchen, one of the charitable services of Providence Ministries at 51 Hamilton Street. Collection … Continued

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, the Board of Health would like to share some food safety tips to keep your family and friends safe from food borne illnesses.   Store Turkey Properly Frozen raw turkey should be stored in the freezer until you are ready to thaw it. Make sure … Continued

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