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OPED Seeking Volunteers for Cannabis Citizens Review Committee

Cannabis Citizens Review Committee The Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED) is looking for resident volunteers from Wards one and two to serve on a Cannabis Citizens Review Committee (CCRC). The CCRC will review proposals for spending the city’s Cannabis Impact Innovation and Impact fund. The Impact Fund is created by an Impact fee … Continued

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 takes up challenge of Kmart Plaza possibilities

  HOLYOKE — City officials, including Councilors Linda Vacon and David Bartley, and members of the City’s Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED), met Monday at Kmart Plaza to discuss opportunities to boost business at the shopping center. Located on Route 5 at the corner of Northampton Street and Whiting Farms Road, the Kmart … Continued

Municipal Resources, Inc. contracted with for Police Department Audit

A notice of award was given to Municipal Resource, Inc. for the police department audit project. A sub-group from the Police Relations Advisory Committee reviewed the proposals and selected Municipal Resources as the most advantageous. The audit looks forward to analyze the organizational structure/governance; the communications, cross functionality, and horizontal integration of the departments’ internal … Continued

Back to School Information

If you are a family that is still thinking about where to enroll your child, consider the Holyoke Public Schools! Students in grades 1 through 12 begin on Monday, August 29. Students in preschool and kindergarten begin a week later on Tuesday, September 6. To enroll, please visit and complete the enrollment process as soon … Continued


The following was retrieved from   (BOSTON–07/29/2022) The Massachusetts Legislature today passed comprehensive legislation, An Act relative to military spouse-licensure portability, education and enrollment of dependents, addressing the Commonwealth’s most immediate needs in the veteran community and making necessary updates to service member quality-of-life issues and acknowledgements of our military branches and individual service, including supporting … Continued

Office of Outdoor Advertising to Hold Public Hearing for 3 Country Club Rd

Please be advised that on Thursday, September 8, 2022 the Office of Outdoor Advertising will hold a public meeting at 11 AM. Please note that this hearing will be conducted as a virtual online event – a registration link will be provided. The agenda includes application by Lamar Central Outdoor, LLC to replace an existing, … Continued

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