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Fact Sheet: Helping Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage

Posted on May 19, 2022

Please visit the follow link for more information regarding the current infant formula shortage:  https://www.hhs.gov/formula/index.html    

Mayor’s Proposed FY23 Budget

Posted on May 12, 2022

The following is a snapshot overview of the proposed budget and the FY23 proposed budget in detail (note: these are subject to change between now and June 30): FY23 Holyoke Consolidated Budget Workbook - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12wSsfKieel2ljRRpDng9XT3DnJJ0Tkp8/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=116914758029716249319&rtpof=true&sd=true Proposed Working Budget Detailed - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/111428Z6FXhLjRv52dTH8vbk64cnDkN-xWtHFOSV6cXE/edit?usp=sharing This budget is based on current revenue and expense projections and a balanced understanding...

Survey Open for Holyoke Business Owner’s regarding COVID-19

Posted on May 10, 2022

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY OR SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW: http://tinyurl.com/holyokebusinesssurvey  

Sheriff’s Department Cadets Take On Holyoke Clean-Up

Posted on May 10, 2022

HOLYOKE — Aspiring corrections officers now undergoing training with the Hampden County Sheriff's Department will undertake a day of community service in Holyoke on Wednesday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thirty-four correctional officer cadets in training will spend the day removing litter and trash from alleys, vacant lots and other sites in Holyoke....

Holyoke Announces Collaboration with Conway School to Study Improvements to Holyoke Food Systems

Posted on May 4, 2022

    The City of Holyoke is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Conway School of Landscape Design. During Conway's winter term, three talented graduate students--Kyle Finnell, Sean Hagan, and Harrison Takeno Houser--prepared a study in support of the Holyoke's food system, based on community engagement results, previously conducted research, and the student team's...

Request For Proposals 2022-017 Performance Audit Holyoke Police Department

Posted on May 3, 2022

Request For Proposals 2022-017 Performance Audit Holyoke Police Department The City of Holyoke is seeking sealed proposals from qualified and experienced firms or individuals to conduct a complete performance audit of the Holyoke Police Department. Proposals will be received by the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 15, Holyoke City Hall, Holyoke, MA 01040 until 2:00 PM...

Holyoke Observes Arbor Day with Tree Planting

Posted on May 3, 2022

Several City Councilors, Conservation Commission members, Board of Health and DPW staff, representatives from Wistariahurst, State Rep. Pat Duffy, Paulo Friere students and neighbors turned out to plant 21 trees that Friday afternoon. Among the varieties planted in the park were Swamp White Oak, Pin Oak, Black Gum, Sargeant Cherry, American Hornbeam and European hornbeam. Yoni...

City of Holyoke Fireworks

Posted on May 2, 2022

HOLYOKE —   The City of Holyoke will be hosting the annual 4th of July fireworks on Friday, June 24th (with a rain-date of June 25th). The event will take place on the grounds of Holyoke Community College, on 303 Homestead Avenue. Vendors interested in taking part in the event should contact the Parks and Recreation Department...

Curative COVID-19 Testing Site is Now Open at Holyoke Community College

Posted on April 26, 2022

Covid testing is once again available at HCC. A mobile testing trailer, provided by Curative, will be located in M Lot on the HCC campus daily. A parking map is attached. Booking is open now at cur.tv/hcc / Appointments preferred but not required. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday:...

Road Paving Schedule

Posted on April 25, 2022

In preparation for upcoming repaving work, Palmer Paving will be milling several roads Tuesday, April 26, 2022, including: Rock Valley Road from Southampton Road to the Easthampton line Green Willow Drive McLellan Drive Village Road Ross Road Lenox Road Work will begin at 7:00 AM and continue throughout the day. There will be some traffic...

Steps to Stay Healthy during COVID-19

Posted on April 21, 2022

  Please see the attached flyers below that were produced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Available in both English and Spanish, these documents provide 7 steps you can take in order to keep you and your family health during COVID-19.
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Office of Planning and Economic Development Announces Holyoke Restaurant Week

Posted on April 12, 2022

Save the date for Holyoke Restaurant Week! The Holyoke Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED), in collaboration with Glammoré Premier Events, is happy to announce an exciting cultural event called Explore Holyoke Restaurant Week (EHRW). Building off the 2019 Holyoke Tourism Plan, OPED has been working with a large tourism stakeholders’ group to move...

National Borinqueneers Day Flag Raising at City Hall

Posted on April 11, 2022

The public is invited on Wednesday, April 13, from noon to 12:30 to attend a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall as Holyoke observes National Borinqueneers Day. On January 1, 2021, Congress declared that April 13 would be designated National Borinqueneers Day to honor “the bravery, service, and sacrifice” of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a U.S....

Holyoke Gas & Electric Commission Meeting – April 12, 2022

Posted on April 8, 2022

HOLYOKE GAS & ELECTRIC COMMISSION MEETING APRIL 12, 2022 5:00 PM https://www.holyoke.org/meetings/holyoke-gas-electric-commission-meeting-april-8-2022/
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CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS! HOLYOKE TOURISM PLAN: ARTISTIC BIKE RACKS

Posted on April 6, 2022

The City of Holyoke Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED), Department of Public Works (DPW), and the Biking and Pedestrian Committee are excited to announce a strategy to amplify the access to biking facilities around the city through an RFP. A chosen vendor will install 2-3 artistic bike racks that represent the city's community,...

Mayor Garcia Attends Conference in Brockton

Posted on April 1, 2022

On Wednesday, March 30, Mayor Garcia, Community Development Director Alicia Zoeller and Mayor's Aide Stephen Fay traveled to Brockton (population 106,000) to attend a mayors' conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Mayors' Association (MMA). The topics discussed were housing, homelessness and ARPA. Mike Kennealy, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, talked about...

Employee Retention Incentive announced

Posted on March 21, 2022

Over the course of the pandemic, City of Holyoke employees have worked diligently to pivot and adapt to the changing environment to keep up with our municipal obligations while attempting to keep our staff and the public safe. The pandemic had created a set of new challenges on top of existing pre-covid challenges employees faced...
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Holyoke Historic and Cultural Tourism Survey

Posted on March 21, 2022

    The City of Holyoke has a variety of historic and cultural resources for residents and guests to enjoy. By responding to this survey you will help the City gain insight as to which resources are valued the most and to offer suggestions for what you would like to see further developed or provided...

Road Closure Information for Parade Weekend

Posted on March 15, 2022

With the return of the annual Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Road Race and Parade, certain roads will be closed along race and parade routes. Drivers traveling around Holyoke should take note of the following information:   Saturday, March 19th Road Race Downtown will be closed at the following locations 7am High Street from Lyman Street...

Mayor Garcia Participates in Read Across America

Posted on March 4, 2022

Holyoke Mayor Joshua A. Garcia reads “Grace for President” to third-graders Friday, March 4, at the William G. Morgan School on South Bridge Street. He was one of several representatives of Holyoke city departments to participate this week in Read Across America, a program designed to engage young children in reading. Photo credit: Holyoke Mayor’s...

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Migratory Water Birds

Posted on March 4, 2022

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been detected in migratory water birds in the Atlantic Flyway in Nova Scotia, Canada, South Carolina (SC), North Carolina (NC), Virginia (VA), and Florida (FL), Maryland (MD), and New Hampshire (NH), Massachusetts(MA), Connecticut(CT), New York(NY), Maryland(ME) and others. It has recently been found in a commercial turkey flock in Nova...

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Updates to Stop the Spread Testing Program

Posted on March 4, 2022

Due to a significant decline in demand at state sponsored Stop the Spread testing sites and the wide availability of rapid antigen tests, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced updates to the Stop the Spread (STS) testing program. As the Commonwealth continues to evolve in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stop the Spread testing...

Wistariahurst and Holyoke Veterans’ Services collaborate on project

Posted on February 24, 2022

Wistariahurst and Holyoke Veterans' Services collaborate on project

From the Mayor’s Desk 2/19/2022

Posted on February 22, 2022

In just a few weeks, we will mark two years since the pandemic began. In that time, Holyoke has weathered a period of suffering and loss that has become far too common for communities across the Commonwealth and around the world. Recovering from this crisis has and will continue to be one of the top...

Holyoke Firefighter Honored As a “Hometown Hero” for Life-Saving Intervention

Posted on February 17, 2022

  At right: Holyoke Fire Captain Kevin McDonnell shows his award after Wednesday’s ceremony in West Springfield. At left: Holyoke Fire Captain Kevin McDonnell (center) listens as Agawam firefighter Bob LaFrance talks to reporters after Wednesday’s ceremony. At right is Westfield firefighter Sean Major. Photo credit: Holyoke Mayor’s Office   HOLYOKE — Holyoke Fire Department...

Vendor Deadlines for Holyoke St Patrick’s Day Parade Weekend

Posted on February 16, 2022

To assure permits are considered and approved in time for this year's St Patrick's Day Parade weekend festivities, local officials are asking potential vendors to be aware of deadlines to apply for various permits that will be required. Any food permits to be approved by the Board of Health must be filled out by March...

Pioneer Valley Healthy Air Network: Live Air Quality Conditions

Posted on February 7, 2022

The Holyoke Board of Health is proud to share the Pioneer Valley Healthy Air Network's live air quality dashboard. Here you can view live air quality conditions in the Greater Springfield Area. The dashboard can be viewed at the following link: https://pvhealthyair.org/ The Pioneer Valley Healthy Air Network is an organization that involves participation from...
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Mayor Garcia Announces Pop-Up Warming Shelter for Saturday, Feb 5

Posted on February 4, 2022

In anticipation of the upcoming freezing temperatures, Mayor Joshua A. Garcia is announcing an agreement between the City of Holyoke and Providence Ministries to offer a pop-up warming shelter. The shelter is located at 51 Hamilton Street in Holyoke and will be open for any residents in-need from 5:00pm on Saturday, February 5th, to 9:00am...

Holyoke Property Preservation Group releases its first 5 year report

Posted on February 1, 2022

The Property Preservation Group is a working group started in 2015 comprised of professional employees who work for the City. Each of these participating members have some part in addressing vacancy and blight in the City. Since December of 2015, this group has met once a month to focus on long standing issues in the...

Holyoke Launches Partnership Encouraging Businesses to Increase Employee Vaccinations

Posted on February 1, 2022

The City of Holyoke has partnered with Archipelago Strategies Group (ASG) to launch an unprecedented project in the region to empower and encourage Holyoke businesses to get their employees vaccinated against COVID-19. The city is providing this handbook to assist, educate, inform, and promote business who get their employees vaccinated. Inside this document you will...
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Community Preservation Act Committee Seeks Public Input on New Project Proposals – Closed

Posted on January 31, 2022

The Holyoke Community Preservation Act Committee is seeking the public's input as they work toward making determinations on which projects to support for fiscal year 2022 round of allocations. CPA funds, a program approved by voters in 2016, can provide support for programs that fall under the categories of open space protection, historic rehabilitation, affordable...

Holyoke Mall Vaccine Clinic – Closed 1/29/22

Posted on January 28, 2022

The Holyoke Mall Vaccine Clinic will be closed this Saturday, 1/29/22 due to the forecasted snowstorm. Appointments for this clinic will be honored 2/5/22.

Stop the Spread Testing Sites Closing

Posted on January 27, 2022

The Stop the Spread Testing Sites in Holyoke will be closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022 due to the forecasted snowstorm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

City of Holyoke Tackles COVID-19 with Business-Focused Vaccine Awareness Initiative

Posted on January 27, 2022

Innovative “Educate to Vaccinate” campaign teams up with local businesses to ensure that vaccination rates stay on the rise. HOLYOKE, Mass. – January 25, 2022 – The coronavirus pandemic has affected communities in the Greater Springfield area in an intense and sudden way, especially those with large percentages of daily commuters - the city of...

Mayor Garcia Appoints Chairs of Mayoral Advisory Councils

Posted on January 24, 2022

(HOLYOKE) — Mayor Joshua A. Garcia has appointed seven Holyoke residents to act as Chairs for each of the Mayor’s Advisory Councils. The appointments and their respective Advisory Councils are as follows: Community Collaborations & Communications - Cynthia Espinosa; Executive Director, Nueva Esperanza Government Restructure - Devin Sheehan; Fmr. Holyoke School Committee Member & Senior...
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Mayor to Hold Promotion Interviews for Police Officers

Posted on January 24, 2022

On Wednesday, January 26th, February 2nd, and February 9th, Mayor Garcia will hold interviews to determine promotions for police officers. To make the process more transparent, he will plan to hold the interviews publicly via Zoom as well as broadcast over local access Channel 15. The interviews will take place in City Council Chambers from...

Mayor Garcia Announces Pop-Up Warming Shelter

Posted on January 21, 2022

(HOLYOKE) — In anticipation of the upcoming freezing temperatures, Mayor Joshua A. Garcia is announcing an agreement between the City of Holyoke and the Mount Tom Masonic Lodge to offer a pop-up warming shelter. The shelter is located at 235 Chestnut Street in Holyoke and will be open for any residents in-need from 4:00pm on...

Notice of Availability of FFY2022 Community Development Block Grant Proposal Applications

Posted on January 21, 2022

On January 14, 2022, the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development released the FFY2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Proposal Applications for funding of activities in the City of Holyoke to benefit low and moderate income persons or low and moderate income areas.  Eligible activity categories include Public Services, Public Facilities, Housing, Infrastructure, and Economic...

American Rescue Plan Act Funds Provide Relief and Recovery Grants to Holyoke Businesses

Posted on January 18, 2022

American Rescue Plan Act Funds Provide Relief and Recovery Grants to Holyoke Businesses Over $400,000 to date committed to helping small businesses in hard-hit sectors make it through the winter months HOLYOKE - Small businesses in Holyoke that have been hard hit by the Covid 19 pandemic and resultant restrictions have been accessing a Relief...

City Council Seeks Candidates for Water Commissioner Vacancies – Expired

Posted on January 6, 2022

The City Council will be making appointments to fill two vacancies for Water Commissioner at their next meeting on Tuesday, January 18th. One appointment will be to fill the remaining two years of the term for the seat that had been held by John Barrett who passed away last year. The term will expire at...

COVID-19 MASK MANDATE 1/6/2022

Posted on January 4, 2022

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS CITY OF HOLYOKE BOARD OF HEALTH COVID-19 MANDATORY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR WEARING OF MASKS OR OTHER FACE COVERINGS IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE  WHEREAS, the City of Holyoke continues to see an alarming increase in positive COVID-19 cases, especially in the younger population; and WHEREAS, the Delta and Omicron variants are...
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At Home Covid-19 Testing Kits Available

Posted on December 21, 2021

The city of Holyoke has received at-home COVID-19 test kits from the State. We will be sending kits home with every student in the Holyoke Public Schools. Kits will also be available from the following agencies. Tests are available on a first come first serve basis so please verify availability.   Holyoke Public Library Holyoke...

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR PERSONS IN QUARANTINE DUE TO COVID-19

Posted on December 2, 2021

You are receiving this information because you have been identified as being a close contact to someone who has the Covid-19 Virus. The Covid-19 Virus is spread through respiratory secretions such as mucous droplets from coughing, sneezing and breathing. An infected person may not know that they are shedding the virus because they may not...

INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR PERSONS IN ISOLATION DUE TO COVID-19

Posted on December 2, 2021

You are required to isolate (separate yourself) from other people because you have been diagnosed or tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) or because you had a high-risk exposure to Covid-19 and now have symptoms. Even if you have been vaccinated and test positive for the virus you must remain in isolation at your home....
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Massachusetts Residents Encouraged to Plan Ahead For the Shutdown of 3G Cellular Networks

Posted on November 22, 2021

The federal government and cellular providers have announced that older phones and devices will lose call and data functions, including the ability to contact 911   The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) is supporting efforts by carriers and the federal government to raise awareness about plans by major cellular providers to phase...
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Baker-Polito Administration Encourages COVID-19 Boosters for All Fully Vaccinated Individuals 18+

Posted on November 18, 2021

BOSTON– Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced that effective immediately, all Massachusetts residents aged 18 and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 booster six months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two months since receiving a Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine. Massachusetts residents can access booster doses from more than 1,000...
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MassDevelopment to Hold Public Hearing on Bonding for Gándara Mental Health Center Project

Posted on November 9, 2021

MassDevelopment is considering approval of a conduit bond financing for a project being undertaken by Gándara Mental Health Center, Inc. in the cities listed on the attached notice. By having MassDevelopment issue the bonds, they can be sold to investors at a lower interest rate because interest on the bonds is exempt from federal income...
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CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 years

Posted on November 5, 2021

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that children 5 to 11 years old be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. CDC now expands vaccine recommendations to about 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to...
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Lyman Street Bridge to be Reopened to Traffic on Friday November 5th

Posted on November 3, 2021

After over 2 years of construction by MassDOT and their contractor New England Infrastructure, the City of Holyoke is pleased to announce that the Lyman Street Bridge over the 1st Level Canal will be reopened to traffic on Friday, November 5th. Construction will continue through November so there will still be traffic delays in the...
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VIRTUAL DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING / REUNIÓN PÚBLICA VIRTUAL DE DISEÑO – Resurfacing on Cabot and Race Streets / Re-pavimentar en las Calles Cabot y Race

Posted on October 29, 2021

A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be hosted on the MassDOT website below to present the design for the proposed Resurfacing and related work on Cabot Street and Race Street (Center City Connector) project in Holyoke, MA When Wednesday, , November 10, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Attend www.mass.gov/massdot-highway-design-public-hearings   Una reunión pública...

Covid 19 Relief & Recovery Grants Available

Posted on October 14, 2021

Covid 19 Relief & Recovery Grants for Small Businesses and the Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Industry are launched in Holyoke $800,000 in American Rescue Plan Act Funds allocated by Acting Mayor Terence Murphy to address the local negative economic impacts of the pandemic to be distributed as grants  HOLYOKE - As part of his initial...

Northampton Street Roadway Milling, Paving and Related Work from October 14th through October 21st

Posted on October 8, 2021

Effective Thursday October 14th through Thursday October 21st roadway milling, paving and related work will occur on Northampton Street (Rte.5) from Allyn Street to Mountain Park Road. This much needed project is being completed by Northeast Paving as part of the City’s roadway maintenance program. This work will provide a smooth pavement surface for the...

Citywide Mask Mandate to Go into Effect 10/6/2021

Posted on October 5, 2021

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS  CITY OF HOLYOKE  BOARD OF HEALTH  COVID-19 MANDATORY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR WEARING  OF MASKS OR OTHER FACE COVERINGS IN  THE CITY OF HOLYOKE  WHEREAS, the Delta variants are now accounting for approximately 99% of positive cases in Massachusetts (source https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions) and cases have appeared in Holyoke and WHEREAS, these variants are...

Office of Planning and Economic Develop to Host ‘Doors Open Holyoke’ Event

Posted on September 21, 2021

The Holyoke Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED), in collaboration with Glammoré Premier Events, is happy to announce an exciting cultural event called Doors Open Holyoke. Doors Open Holyoke, which will take place on Saturday, October 16th, 2021, will let visitors experience historical, cultural, and architectural treasures and look behind doors that are not...
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Community Preservation Act Committee Seeks Input (Closed)

Posted on September 15, 2021

This survey has now been closed and is no longer being monitored. The Community Preservation Act Committee is looking for your input. In an effort to understand the public's level of awareness of CPA funded projects, the Committee is encouraging participation in a survey. The survey will also help the Committee understand how much the...

Notice of Availability – ARPA Round II

Posted on September 14, 2021

Acting Mayor Terry Murphy In conjunction with the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development Notice of Availability of American Rescue Recovery Act Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Round II - $3,850,000.00 (County funds) Date of Notice: September 14, 2021 Round II ARPA consists of $3.85 million allocated to the City of Holyoke by the...
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Office of Planning and Economic Development to Host ValleyBike Share Ribbon Cutting Event

Posted on September 2, 2021

The Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED) invites the public to join the ValleyBike Share Ribbon Cutting Event on Friday, September 17 starting at 10am at one of three new ValleyBike stations in the City of Holyoke, El Corazón Station located at 282 Main Street.   ValleyBike Share is the first bike share program...

Tropical Storm Henri – Guidance and Resource Page

Posted on August 22, 2021

10 PM Update - Schools will be open at their regular times tomorrow morning. The tropical storm was downgraded to a depression earlier this evening. A flood watch will remain in effect until 8 PM on Monday.   5:30 PM Update - Due to the potential for high wind gusts later today and overnight the...

VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction

Posted on August 2, 2021

On July 31, 2021, the extension of the national eviction moratorium — temporary ban on evictions implemented during the coronavirus pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — will end. This change will impact Americans, including Veterans, across the country who live in communities without local eviction moratoriums in place. VA is ready to assist Veterans...
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MassDOT to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Improvement Design for High & Maple Streets

Posted on July 30, 2021

A Virtual Public Meeting will be posted on the MassDOT website to present the proposed Improvement design and related work on High streets & Maple in Holyoke, MA. The purpose of this meeting is to offer the public the opportunity to become fully familiar with the proposed Road Sign Improvement and related work on High...
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City of Holyoke Seeks Citizens Advisory Committee Members

Posted on July 29, 2021

City of Holyoke Seeks Citizens Advisory Committee Members July 29, 2021   The City of Holyoke seeks residents to serve on the volunteer Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to assist the Office for Community Development in identifying community development and housing needs in the City and to review federal grant applications and make funding recommendations to the...

ARPA Public Comment Period Extended to noon on 7/26/21

Posted on July 23, 2021

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD - Extended to July 26 @ Noon The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds will be administered by the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development with the assistance of the Mayor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office, and Auditor’s Office consistent with the administration of the Community Development Block Grant funds.    Coronavirus State...
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Planning and Economic Development Transitions El Corazón/Heart of Holyoke Placekeeping Project Management to Nueva Esperanza

Posted on July 21, 2021

HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS -- JULY 21, 2021 El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke is a cultural placekeeping project celebrating the Puerto Rican Cultural Area of Holyoke. The project commissions public art works, including banners, large-scale art works, dynamic lighting, murals, food trucks, and art festivals on Main Street, to reflect the vital culture of the...

ARPA Grant Proposal Deadline Extended

Posted on July 16, 2021

ARPA Grant Proposal Deadline Extended Date of Notice:  June 1, 2021 Date of Revision:  June 16, 2021  June 16, 2021 Updates The application deadline is extended to June 28, 2021, at 6:00 pm EST.   The character length limits for each response have been added to each question. At this time, the city is not accepting applications from...
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City Seeks Input on Composition of School Building Committee

Posted on July 6, 2021

Mayor Murphy and Superintendent Soto are seeking input on the composition of a School Building Committee. After receiving the input, the information will be used to develop a recommendation/application form. He will also meet with the Mayoral candidates to solicit their input to ensure this is a committee that has the support of the incoming...
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Mass VaxMillions Registration Details Announced

Posted on June 30, 2021

The Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts State Lottery announced registration details for the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway, which will begin on July 1.   Beginning Thursday, July 1, eligible residents will be able to enter the giveaway at VaxMillionsGiveaway.com   Click here for the announcement and full details!
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Mayor Murphy to Make Important Announcement on Creation of a Community Police Relations Board

Posted on June 23, 2021

Acting Mayor Terry Murphy is inviting the press for a very important announcement on Thursday June 24 at 4:00 pm at his office. Mayor Murphy will speak about establishing a “Community Police Relations Board” which will work directly with Room 1. Acting Mayor Murphy is seeking applications of interest from Holyoke residents to be submitted...
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Board of Health Releases Findings from Holyoke Covid-19 Antibody Study

Posted on June 21, 2021

The Board of Health recently completed an antibody test study on COVID-19 that was done in collaboration with the Harvard-MGH Global Health Initiative. The infographics below explains the primary results of the study. The documents provide a report that contains more in depth details of the study. City of Holyoke Serosurvey Report   Informe del...
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State of Massachusetts Launches VaxMillions Giveaway

Posted on June 16, 2021

The State of Massachusetts is launching the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway as one of many strategies to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and to encourage residents to get vaccinated and be safe   The VaxMillions Giveaway will consist of five weekly statewide drawings with participants being eligible to win one of the prizes below:  Massachusetts residents 18 years of age...
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June 15th City Council Meeting to be Held at City Hall

Posted on June 14, 2021

Holyoke City Council to resume meetings at City Hall The Holyoke City Council will hold its first meeting at City Hall since going remote over a year ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Acting Mayor Murphy, the Board of Health, and Holyoke Media have been working with the City Council over the last several weeks...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 6-11-21

Posted on June 11, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not change...

Mayor Murphy Invites the press to a round table on Tuesday June 15

Posted on June 11, 2021

HOLYOKE - Acting Mayor Terry Murphy and Andrew Melendez from the Latino Chamber of Commerce are inviting the press to a Latino Business Forum on Tuesday June 15 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 on the first floor of City Hall in Room 6. The goal is to gain greater understanding of any unique challenges these...

Acting Mayor Murphy invites the press to a listening session on Monday June 14

Posted on June 11, 2021

Acting Mayor Murphy invites the press to a listening session on Monday June 14 HOLYOKE - Acting Mayor Terry Murphy is inviting the press to a listening session on Monday, June 14 at 3:00 PM at 208 Race Street, STEAM building. This is the location of the Opioid Substance Abuse Task Force and the Crisis...

Free Car Checkup Event Hosted by Holyoke Fire Department

Posted on June 8, 2021

  Holyoke Fire Department will be hosting a free car check up. Do you have the right car seat for your child? Have your car seat checked by trained car seat technicians. 600 High Street Friday, June 11, 2021 1pm-4pm

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 6-4-21

Posted on June 4, 2021

  STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

City Seeks Proposals for use of American Rescue Plan Act Funds

Posted on June 4, 2021

    The United States Department of the Treasury has issued an Interim Finale Rule (31 CFR Part 35) to implement the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act. The City of Holyoke will be awarded $29,894,310.00 in two tranches to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address economic...

Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

Posted on June 1, 2021

Acting Mayor Terry Murphy  In conjunction with the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development  Notice of Availability  of  American Rescue Recovery Act  Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds  Date of Notice: June 1, 2021  The United States Department of the Treasury has issued an Interim Finale Rule (31 CFR Part 35) to implement  the Coronavirus...
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City Hall to re-open June 1st

Posted on May 27, 2021

Holyoke City Hall & City Hall Annex, located at 536 Dwight Street, will officially re-open to the public on June 1st. The schedule of operation will be Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The Council on Aging & Senior Center will have all services available by June...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 5-25-21

Posted on May 25, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th Both Stop the Spread test sites in Holyoke will be closed on Saturday 5/29/21 and Monday 5/31/21, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 5-21-21

Posted on May 21, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...
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Mayor Murphy Invites Restaurant Owners to a Listening Session Next Tuesday, May 25

Posted on May 19, 2021

Mayor Terry Murphy and Aaron Vega, Director of Planning and Economic Development, invite all restaurant owners and managers to a listening session on Tuesday, May 25 at 2:00 pm in the City Hall Auditorium/ballroom to learn about the challenges and opportunities in the restaurant industry in Holyoke. There will be a virtual option if you cannot attend...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 5-17-21

Posted on May 17, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID 19 Report Holyoke 5-14-21

Posted on May 14, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH SPTEMBER 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...
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Mayor Terry Murphy Invites the Community to Participate in Their Local Government

Posted on May 14, 2021

Mayor Terry Murphy is inviting all Holyoke residents interested in serving the City through its boards and commissions to send a letter of interest to the Mayor’s Office. “The City of Holyoke is best served when we work together to solve critical issues. I extend an invitation to all residents to fully engage and participate...

COVID Report Holyoke 5-13-21

Posted on May 13, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...
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Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department Lifeguard Training Course 2021

Posted on May 12, 2021

Para traducir esta página, haga clic en el icono del globo y seleccione su idioma. The Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department is holding American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Re-Certification Classes   Lifeguard Certification Class Classes will be held on May 22 & June 5 Classes will run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 8:00...
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Phase 2A Water Main Replacement Project to Begin Soon in the Highlands Area of Holyoke

Posted on May 3, 2021

Residents are advised that work will begin soon on a Holyoke Water Works water main replacement project in the Highlands area of Holyoke. Work will take place in Fairfield, Morgan, Pearl, and Nonotuck Streets, along with Loomis Avenue and small segments of Pleasant and Northampton Streets. Construction is expected to continue into this fall with...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 5-3-21

Posted on May 3, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-30-21

Posted on April 30, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-27-21

Posted on April 27, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-23-21

Posted on April 23, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-20-21

Posted on April 20, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...
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EL CORAZÓN/HEART OF HOLYOKE PLACEMAKING PROJECT ARTWORK OPENING

Posted on April 20, 2021

El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke Cultural Place keeping project is opening the second phase of public art installations for view next week! This phase of work includes Large Scale Photo Banners on four buildings along Main Street, a Panel Mural project on the corner of Sergeant & Main Street, and two Storefront Installation...
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Mayor Murphy Invites Business Leaders to a Listening Session Next Friday, April 23   

Posted on April 16, 2021

Mayor Murphy is inviting 50 business Leaders to a listening session next Friday, April 23rd, at 1:30 PM at the City Hall Auditorium. This listening session is intended to give business leaders the opportunity to meet the new Mayor as well as have their voices heard when it comes to the challenges and needs they...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-16-21

Posted on April 16, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-13-21

Posted on April 13, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

Springdale Corridor – Main Street Improvement Project Seeks Input

Posted on April 12, 2021

SPRINGDALE CORRIDOR-MAIN ST IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SEEKS INPUT        The City of Holyoke is in partnership with Nitsch Engineering to design the Springdale Corridor-Main Street Project. This project (formerly announced as the CT River Pathway) will provide a safe and innovative shared-used path for residents and visitors by connecting Route 5 to Springdale Park. This project...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-9-21

Posted on April 9, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-6-21

Posted on April 6, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 4-2-21

Posted on April 2, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 30th   WALK UP COVID-19 Testing Site in Holyoke.   The walk-up COVID testing site is at the War Memorial, located at 310 Appleton Street. The lot at 323 Appleton Street may still be used as parking for the test site. Hours of operation will not...
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