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Category: City News

Keeping Time: A Short Documentary on the Restoration of Our Clock Tower

Keeping time is a beautifully made video highlighting the historic City Hall building in our City. Narrated by Dave Cotton who graciously donated his time (over 700 hours) and resources to restore and clean the clock which was out of commission for decades. Video published by Kate Way on Vimeo:

Anticipated Vulnerabilities: Displacement and Migration in the Age of Climate Change, a report on the experiences of the effect of Hurricane Maria on the City of Holyoke.

Anticipated Vulnerabilities: Displacement and Migration in the Age of Climate Change, a report on the experiences of the effect of Hurricane Maria on the City of Holyoke.   Hurricane Maria was a deadly category 5 Hurricane that devastated the Caribbean on September 20, 2017, especially the island of Puerto Rico where it’s destructive force is … Continued

Holyoke Public Schools Student Enrollment Is Easy!

If you know anyone with children in the Holyoke Public Schools please encourage them to enroll their child(ren) into (PreK, K, and all grade levels) by visiting and upload forms, or call (413) 561-0862 to make an appointment for assistance on the phone or to set up a time to exchange the paperwork with … Continued

Mayor Alex Morse calls on PVTA to Waive Fares for Remainder of Coronavirus

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is calling on the PVTA to extend their fare collection moratorium for the remainder of the Coronavirus crisis. The PVTA, which has been operating fare-free for two months, announced last week that they will be resuming fare collection beginning July 19th. “Resuming fare collection during the pandemic should be a last … Continued

Holyoke/West Springfield – Design Public Hearing webinar and Comment Period

A Design Public Hearing Webinar will be published on the MassDOT website on July 15, 2020 to present the design for the proposed rehabilitation of Route 5 & shared use path in Holyoke and West Springfield, MA. For more information please visit:   For the design plans follow this link: (1/2) MassDOT Route 5 … Continued

Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income An effort to realize Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s economic dream, the coalition will commit to advocacy in favor of cash-based policies, and explore guaranteed income programs in cities reaching more than 8 million American residents. Mayor Alex Morse is joining 15 other mayors … Continued

Yard Waste Facility on Berkshire Street to Re-Open by Appointment Only

Starting on July 11th (from 8:00am to 4:00pm) the Yard Waste Facility on Berkshire Street will re-open by appointment only. Appointments will be made for yard waste that can’t be left at the curbside only, such as brush and woody debris. Appointments can be made by calling: (413) 322-5645. If there is no answer, please leave … Continued

Call for Planning Board Applicants

There is an open position available on the City of Holyoke Planning Board. The Planning Board consists of 5 members, and one Associate Member appointed by the Mayor for staggered 5-year terms. A complete description of the role is below. Qualifications: Applicants must be Holyoke Residents. Ideal applicants will have a demonstrated record of community … Continued

Statement From Mayor Alex Morse on Soldiers Home Report

  “I find little solace in the report commissioned by Governor Baker regarding the Holyoke Soldiers Home or even the subsequent press conference. While I generally concur with the findings, there is no amount of reporting, resignations, or renovations that will bring back the heroes we have lost. We know today what those responsible for caring … Continued

June 17, 2020 Executive Order From Mayor Alex Morse

Mayor Alex Morse has issued an Executive Order declaring Racism and Police Violence to be matters of public health that constitute a public health emergency. The Executive Order includes a list of initial actions that the City is taking to combat this public health crisis. Included in the Executive Order is a provision that provides … Continued

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