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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
Jun 19
Holyoke Joins List of Communities to Sue Opioid Manufacturers

On May 21st, 2018, Mayor Alex Morse announced that the City of Holyoke, Massachusetts, would be taking a much-needed step to hold accountable the companies responsible for dumping millions of dollars’ worth...

Posted on June 19, 2018 in News
Jun 05
Holyoke Community College’s 71st Commencement

More than 900 marched across the stage at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield on Saturday. Holyoke Community College (HCC) celebrated 903 new graduates, awarding 787 associate degrees and 140 certificates in...

Posted on June 5, 2018 in News
Jun 04
Holyoke Housing Authority Regular Board Meeting


Posted on June 4, 2018 in News
Jun 01
Holyoke Public School Students Win Scholarships

Mayor Alex B. Morse will be making an official announcement of the winners of two scholarship awards totaling $10,000 from the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) to Holyoke Public School...

Posted on June 1, 2018 in News
May 31
Holyoke Purchases Mater Dolorosa Church

In a recent announcement, the Springfield Catholic diocese agreed to sell the Mater Dolorosa Church to the city of Holyoke. The Diocese closed the 117 year old church in 2011 due to...

Posted on May 31, 2018 in News
May 29
The Holyoke Veterans’ Services office is now accepting applications for the Hometown Hero Banner Program and the Purple Heart Trail Program.

The Hometown Hero Banner program is intended to showcase and honor Veterans from the City of Holyoke or who currently reside in Holyoke. Banners will exhibit the image of the Veteran, branch...

Posted on May 29, 2018 in News
May 29
Wear Orange

On Friday, June 1st, Mayor Alex Morse will host an event at City Hall starting at 4:00 pm to bring awareness to gun violence. Citizens from across the country will be participating...

Posted on May 29, 2018 in News
May 23
Holyoke Canal Tours

Information regarding Sign up for the Holyoke Canal Tour Tours (Bus or Walking) – Holyoke Canal System Tour   Tours (Bus or Walking) Holyoke Canal Tour – 2018 (Third Annual) Saturday, June...

Posted on May 23, 2018 in News
May 17
NOTICE: Yard Waste Disposal

The Department of Public Works is currently performing maintenance at the Yard Waste Disposal Facility located on Berkshire Street to remove material and increase capacity.  As such, please be advised that the...

Posted on May 17, 2018 in News
May 16
Public Safety Meeting

City Council Holyoke Massachusetts Notice of Committee Meeting There will be a regular meeting of the Committee on Public Safety At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Wed. May 16, at...

Posted on May 16, 2018 in News
May 08
Mayor Morse Names Captain Manuel Febo Holyoke’s Next Chief of Police

Last month, Holyoke Police Chief Jim Neiswanger announced his intention to retire on July 20th. After that announcement, Mayor Alex Morse decided he would choose an internal candidate as the next chief....

Posted on May 8, 2018 in News
Apr 30
HG&E Fishway Opens For The Season

The first and most successful fish lift on the Atlantic Coast, Robert E. Barrett Fishway at the Holyoke Dam, opens for its annual viewing season on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, with special...

Posted on April 30, 2018 in News
Apr 25
Urban Garden in a Box

Story Update: On Thursday, April 26th, we hosted Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Jay Ash for two exciting announcements.  First, we announced a $200,000 grant to purchase two Freight Farms units. Freight Farms...

Posted on April 25, 2018 in News
Apr 24
Notice to Holyoke Residents-Road Paving

ROAD PAVING NOTICE:The Holyoke DPW will be milling and paving the following streets in the near future:Lawler StreetUpland StreetView StreetHoly Family RoadMeadowbrook RoadWhitney Avenue – from Lower Westfield Road to Homestead Avenue.Cherry...

Posted on April 24, 2018 in News
Apr 18
Holyoke Innovation Week April 22nd-29th

The Holyoke Innovation District Task Force is celebrating the fifth full year of joint work in the community by launching and inviting everyone from the city and beyond to Holyoke Innovation Week....

Posted on April 18, 2018 in News
Apr 15
Arbor Day Ceremony

The Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department, City Forester John Twohig, and the prestigious emcee of the day, State Representative Aaron Vega cordially invites the public to attend the City of Holyoke’s Annual...

Posted on April 15, 2018 in News
Apr 13
HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute Grand Opening

Celebration guests had the opportunity to tour the kitchens and classrooms in the 20,000 square-foot space and sample culinary creations prepared by HCC Culinary Arts students. The $6.43 million facility has been open...

Posted on April 13, 2018 in News
Apr 08
Household Hazard Waste Collection Schedule

Holyoke DPW Announces Opening of Yard Waste Facility and Dates for 2018 Hazardous Waste Drop-Off. The City of Holyoke Department of Public Works is pleased to announce the Holyoke Yard Waste Facility,...

Posted on April 8, 2018 in News
Apr 05
Juan Anderson-Burgos


Posted on April 5, 2018 in News
Apr 05
Posted on April 5, 2018 in News
Apr 04
Grand Opening of Culinary Arts Institute

HCC to celebrate grand opening of Culinary Arts Institute with free food and ribbon-cutting April 12 HOLYOKE — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will be the first featured speaker at a grand opening...

Posted on April 4, 2018 in News
Mar 27
Diversifying City Boards and Commissions

Mayor Morse touts progress on diversifying city boards and commissions, seeks applications for openings. Mayor Alex Morse has delivered on his promise to increase diversity and inclusion in Holyoke’s government. Since taking...

Posted on March 27, 2018 in News
Mar 21
Mini Golf in the Library! ¡Minigolf en la Biblioteca! April 6 and 7

  We are pleased to announce plans for the Third Annual “Mini Golf in the Library! ¡Minigolf en la Biblioteca!”on April 6-7, 2018 – a series of FUN events in the Holyoke...

Posted on March 21, 2018 in Community News, Events, News
Mar 21
Holyoke On The Move

Mayor Alex B. Morse announces progress on key city projects, other investments Although the weather might not seem cooperative, the City of Holyoke has continued to make significant investments in the community...

Posted on March 21, 2018 in News