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Organizations Accepting Donations to Support Residents who Lost their Possessions in Friday’s Fire

Posted on July 1, 2022

HOLYOKE — Providence Ministries, Enlace de Familias and Nueva Esperanza are accepting donations — monetary as well as supplies — to support the 25 individuals who lost their homes and possessions during an early morning fire at 551 South Bridge Street. Providence Ministries, which is located a block from the fire scene, served as a...

Massachusetts Public Health Officials Confirm Eight New Monkeypox Cases

Posted on July 1, 2022

BOSTON (June 30, 2022) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced eight additional cases of monkeypox in adult males within the past week, bringing the total number of monkeypox cases in the Commonwealth to 21 since the first Massachusetts case was announced May 18. DPH provides public updates on monkeypox in Massachusetts on...

Holyoke Invites Applications for Ward 3 School Committee Seat

Posted on June 29, 2022

The City of Holyoke invites any interested residents of Ward 3 to apply for interim appointment to the Ward 3 School Committee seat vacated by the recent resignation of Rebecca Birks. The application deadline is July 22nd. Candidates will be interviewed at an August 4th joint meeting of the Holyoke School Committee, City Council, and...
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OPED and PVPC Present on Holyoke Historic and Cultural Tourism Plan

Posted on June 28, 2022

  On Wednesday, June 22nd, the City of Holyoke Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED) and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) hosted a public meeting at the Senior Center. OPED and PVPC presented information about the Holyoke Historic and Cultural Tourism Plan, the new Explore Holyoke website and Community Calendar, and the Holyoke...

Mayor Joshua Garcia Speaks at Opportunity Academy Graduation

Posted on June 17, 2022

HOLYOKE — In English then in Spanish, Holyoke Schools Superintendent Anthony Soto congratulated the Opportunity Academy’s Class of 2022 at commencement exercises Thursday morning. Soto cited the students’ “never give up” attitude for navigating hybrid learning and the pandemic on top of their high school curriculum. The Academy is an alternative school that enables students...

Annual Citywide Trash Cleanup Planned for June 25th

Posted on June 15, 2022

HOLYOKE — The annual citywide trash clean-up, organized by OneHolyoke and the Mayor’s Office, will take place Saturday, June 25, starting at 10 a.m. Supplies, tools and guidelines for picking up trash will be available at OneHolyoke’s Community Building at 43 North Canal Street in the Flats at 10 a.m. on the 25th. Individuals who...

Mayor and Superintendent Participate in School Lockdown Drills

Posted on June 14, 2022

HOLYOKE — On Friday, June 10, Mayor Joshua A. Garcia and Schools Superintendent Anthony Soto participated in a lockdown drill at Kelly School. Such drills were already standard practice in Holyoke schools before the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. But, in the wake of that shooting, Mayor Garcia said he wanted to better understand how Holyoke’s...

Eversource to Begin Transmission Work in Holyoke and Surrounding Communities

Posted on June 13, 2022

This month, Eversource will begin transmission work in Holyoke, Chicopee, and South Hadley, which includes replacement of 10 lattice structures with new steel structures and installation of a new optical grounding wire (OPGW) at the top of all structures within the right-of-way. The OPGW will be installed between Mt. Tom Substation in Holyoke and the...

Holyoke Water Works Receives Runner Up Award for the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Award

Posted on June 10, 2022

Sherwin-Williams has announced the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Award Winners   The Impact Award recognizes exceptional projects that feature high-performance coating and lining materials from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine. As the runner up award winner, Holyoke Water Works realized major savings in the restoration of five surface water storage tanks for the City of...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...

South Canal Street to be closed at Main St and Sargeant Street starting Tuesday March 30th thru Friday April 2nd

Posted on March 30, 2021

South Holyoke Sewer Separation Work is Continuing South Canal St to be closed at Main St and Sargeant St from Tue March 30th thru Fri April 2nd     Effective Tuesday, March 30th through Fri April 2nd South Canal St from Main Street to Sargeant St will be closed to thru-traffic. Local traffic only will be allowed. At...
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City of Holyoke Invited into Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Accelerated Repair Program

Posted on February 3, 2021

The City of Holyoke and the Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) are excited to receive an invitation from the MSBA into their Accelerated Repair Program. In a recent letter to Mayor Alex B. Morse, MSBA Executive Director John K. McCarthy shared, “The MSBA’s Board of Directors voted to invite the City of Holyoke into the Accelerated...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 1-31-21

Posted on January 31, 2021

Both Stop the Spread test sites in Holyoke will be closed on Monday 2/1/2021, due to the predicted snowstorm.   STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST  Staffing at both test sites has been increased. The staff at the drive-through site has been doubled to lower wait times and increase the volume...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 1-29-21

Posted on January 29, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST  Staffing at both test sites has been increased. The staff at the drive-through site has been doubled to lower wait times and increase the volume of vehicles that can be accepted.   Changes have been made in operations at the drive-through site to clearly establish...

COVID-19 Report 1-10-21

Posted on January 10, 2021

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST  Staffing at both test sites has been increased. The staff at the drive-through site has been doubled to lower wait times and increase the volume of vehicles that can be accepted.   Changes have been made in operations at the drive-through site to clearly establish...
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Scott Tower and Anniversary Hill Park Community Survey

Posted on January 8, 2021

The City of Holyoke and its partner, Kestrel Land Trust, would like to know your thoughts about restoring Scott Tower and Anniversary Hill, and reuniting it with Community Field Park for the public to enjoy. Please fill out the questionnaire below by January 22nd if you are interested in sharing your vision. These responses will...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 12-23-20

Posted on December 23, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST STOP THE SPREAD HOLIDAY HOURS   HCC drive-through site:   Monday 12/21 & 12/28: 7am-12 Tuesday 12/22 & 12/29: 1pm-7 Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 7am-12 Thursday 12/24 & 12/31: Closed Friday 12/25 & 1/1: Closed Saturday 12/26: 7-11     Appleton Street walk-up site:   Wednesday...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 12-22-20

Posted on December 22, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST STOP THE SPREAD HOLIDAY HOURS   HCC drive-through site:   Monday 12/21 & 12/28: 7am-12 Tuesday 12/22 & 12/29: 1pm-7 Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 7am-12 Thursday 12/24 & 12/31: Closed Friday 12/25 & 1/1: Closed Saturday 12/26: 7-11     Appleton Street walk-up site:   Wednesday...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 12-21-20

Posted on December 21, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST STOP THE SPREAD HOLIDAY HOURS   HCC drive-through site:   Monday 12/21 & 12/28: 7am-12 Tuesday 12/22 & 12/29: 1pm-7 Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 7am-12 Thursday 12/24 & 12/31: Closed Friday 12/25 & 1/1: Closed   Appleton Street walk-up site:   Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 10am-1...

COVID-19 Report Holyoke 12-20-20

Posted on December 20, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST STOP THE SPREAD HOLIDAY HOURS   HCC drive-through site:   Monday 12/21 & 12/28: 7am-12 Tuesday 12/22 & 12/29: 1pm-7 Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 7am-12 Thursday 12/24 & 12/31: Closed Friday 12/25 & 1/1: Closed   Appleton Street walk-up site:   Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 10am-1...

COVID-19 Report 12-18-20

Posted on December 18, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST STOP THE SPREAD HOLIDAY HOURS   HCC drive-through site:   Monday 12/21 & 12/28: 7am-12 Tuesday 12/22 & 12/29: 1pm-7 Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 7am-12 Thursday 12/24 & 12/31: Closed Friday 12/25 & 1/1: Closed   Appleton Street walk-up site:   Wednesday 12/23 & 12/30: 10am-1...
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Holyoke Winter Farmers’ Market Opens December 19th

Posted on December 16, 2020

This winter, the newly relaunched Holyoke Winter Farmers’ Market will bring an array of locally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs, and more to the heart of the city. The market launches on December 19th, and will run from 11 am-2 pm at the Holyoke War Memorial at 310 Appleton Streeton on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of...

COVID-19 Report 12-14-20

Posted on December 14, 2020

STOP THE SPREAD TESTING SITES EXTENDED TESTING THROUGH March 31ST Beginning this week, staffing at both test sites will be increased. The staff at the drive-through site has been doubled in order to lower wait times and increase the volume of vehicles that can be accepted.   Changes have been made in operations at the...
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Update from the Board of Health

Posted on December 11, 2020

Hello All, It has been a few weeks since my last correspondence and I thought I would provide an update of where Holyoke is at as it relates to the pandemic. To begin, these communications are going to shift away from a direct focus on the metrics. The case counts are so far beyond what...
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Massachusetts Rolls back to Phase III, Step I

Posted on December 11, 2020

Effective December 13, all cities and towns in Massachusetts will revert to Phase 3, Step 1 of the Re-Opening Plan. View the Rollback Order here
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Testing Site Improvements

Posted on December 3, 2020

Dear Community Members, I am happy to announce that there will be increased staffing and a few changes in operations at the Stop the Spread test sites in Holyoke. Beginning this week, staffing at both test sites will be increased. The staff at the drive-through site has been doubled in order to lower wait times...
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Statement From Mayor Alex B. Morse Regarding His Future

Posted on December 1, 2020

Next month will mark ten years since I stood on the steps of City Hall and declared my candidacy for mayor of the city of Holyoke.  What a day that was. Weeks shy of my twenty-second birthday, I stood in the freezing cold, surrounded by family, friends, and my earliest supporters, and I made my...
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WANTED: new members for the Biking and Pedestrian Committee

Posted on November 30, 2020

WANTED: new members for the Biking and Pedestrian Committee Do you like to walk or bike around Holyoke? Are you interested in advocating for safer streets and promote walking and bicycling? Then the committee needs you! The Holyoke Biking and Pedestrian Committee was established in 2016 to advice City Departments and City Council on bicycle...
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City Seeks Residents to Join the Library Board of Directors

Posted on November 17, 2020

The Holyoke Public Library is seeking to fill 3 (three) positions on their Board of Directors as City Representatives. If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of interest and resume to: mayorsoffice@holyoke.org   The deadline for applications is December 1, 2020   For more information please contact the Mayor's Office at (413)...
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Mayor Morse Announces Leadership Transition in the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development

Posted on November 12, 2020

Mayor Morse announces leadership transition in the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development Director Marcos Marrero departing in January, Mayor appoints outgoing State Representative Aaron Vega as successor    On Thursday, Mayor Alex B. Morse announced the resignation of Marcos Marrero as Director of the City’s Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED). Marcos’...

Holyoke COVID-19 Antibody Study / Estudio de anticuerpos contra la COVID-19 de Holyoke

Posted on November 10, 2020

Holyoke COVID-19 Antibody Study Holyoke Residents! The Holyoke Board of Health and Massachusetts General Hospital are conducting a research study to determine how COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has spread in our community through antibody testing and surveying selected households. To learn more, go to the Holyoke Board of Health’s website or MGH...
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