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MGI

Mayor Alex Morse Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

Posted on July 10, 2020

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...
dpw

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

Posted on July 8, 2020

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...
The Planning Board Needs You!

Call for Planning Board Applicants

Posted on June 25, 2020

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...
MABM

Statement From Mayor Alex Morse on Soldiers Home Report

Posted on June 25, 2020

  "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...
June 17 EO

June 17, 2020 Executive Order From Mayor Alex Morse

Posted on June 18, 2020

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...
Seal of the Mayor

Mayor Alex Morse Responds to Planned Hospital Closures

Posted on June 16, 2020

The Following Statement from Mayor Alex Morse is in response to the recently announced planned closures of the Holyoke Medical Center Birthing Unit and the Providence Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Facility.  Hospital Closures Demonstrate Broken Healthcare System and Government Failures The recently announced closures of Providence Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Services and Holyoke Medical Center’s Birthing Unit...
together

Mayor Morse is Calling for Residents and Community Members to Apply to the Newly Announced Civilian Review Committee by June 13.

Posted on June 10, 2020

Mayor Morse is calling for residents and community members to apply to the newly announced Civilian Review Committee, with the goal of engaging the community through direct participation while collecting feedback and issuing policy recommendations to the city’s policing policies to the Mayor, the Chief of Police, and the City Council in the event of...
BLM

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and Police Chief Manny Febo Release Updated Policies, Announce Civilian Review Committee

Posted on June 5, 2020

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and Police Chief Manny Febo Release Updated Policies, Announce Civilian Review Committee Holyoke codifies the “8 Can’t Wait” policies, Mayor Morse signs Mayor’s pledge called on by the Obama Foundation Mayor Alex Morse and Police Chief Manny Febo have released an updated set of policies for the Holyoke Police Department in...
corazon/heart of Holyoke

El Corazón/Heart of Holyoke is seeking local artists with strong connections to the vibrant PuertoRican/Latinx community in Holyoke

Posted on June 4, 2020

EL CORAZÓN/HEART OF HOLYOKE PLACEMAKING CALL FOR ART   El Corazón / The Heart of Holyoke is launching a second phase of public art projects. We are seeking local artists with strong connections to the vibrant Puerto Rican/Latinx community in Holyoke. This call for art is for the following public projects to be installed along...
USA

The United Veterans of Holyoke and Veterans’ Services in Cooperation with Holyoke Media to Provide Memorial Tribute

Posted on May 13, 2020

The United Veterans of Holyoke and Veterans' Services in cooperation with Holyoke Media will stream a Memorial Day Tribute, Monday, May 25, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM. Special highlights will include a Montage of Departed Residents from the Holyoke Soldiers Home, remarks from Mayor Alex Morse, Holyoke City Council President Todd McGee, State Representative Aaron...
voting

Two polling places for the May 19th Special Election Have Moved

Posted on April 29, 2020

Two polling places have been moved for the upcoming May 19 special election:   * Precinct 3A voters will cast their ballots at Metcalf School instead of the Elmwood Fire Station. * The polling station for Precinct 1B has been moved from Prospect Heights to City Hall.   City Clerk, Brenna Murphy McGee would also...
Facemask

City of Holyoke Health Department Issues Mandatory Orders on Face Coverings

Posted on April 23, 2020

The City of Holyoke’s Public Health Director, Sean Gonsalves, issued orders, effective Sunday, April 26th, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., establishing that all consumers and employees must wear face coverings at all times when social distancing can not be maintained, at any businesses providing essential services within the City of Holyoke. This letter has been adopted from...
Seal of the Mayor

Public Statement from Mayor Morse Calling on the State to take Emergency Operation Control of Long Term Care Facilities, Citing Failed Response

Posted on April 21, 2020

PUBLIC STATEMENT Holyoke, Massachusetts, April 21, 2020 — The recently released State data on positive cases in long term care facilities is alarming, but to the best of our local knowledge, it is an undercounting of the true nature of the spread of this virus in these facilities. The Holyoke Board of Health has been speaking...
HAH

City of Holyoke Launches Video Contest to Promote Social Distancing

Posted on April 3, 2020

#HolyokeAtHome The City of Holyoke is encouraging social distancing through a contest called #HolyokeAtHome. Residents are encouraged to submit a creative 30-second video of themselves at home.    The contest will be open from 6 pm tonight until 6 pm on Friday the 10th when voting will open to the public. Three winning entries will be chosen...
COVID

Mayor Morse Remarks on Situation at Soldiers Home

Posted on March 30, 2020

  “It has been devastating to hear about the full extent of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home. While I am grateful that the State is now taking swift action to ensure residents and staff get necessary care and treatment, I am grief-stricken for those we have already lost, and my heart goes out...
COVID19 Report

Weekend Report 3/28 & 3/29

Posted on March 30, 2020

On Sunday President Trump extended the voluntary national shutdown through April 30. The federal guidelines recommend against large group gatherings and urge older people and anyone with existing health problems to stay home. People are urged to work at home when possible and avoid restaurants, bars, non-essential travel and shopping trips. Massachusetts has created a website...
Press Release

Mayor Alex Morse Announces the use of Community Development Block Grant Program to Support Community Efforts

Posted on March 27, 2020

Mayor Alex Morse Announces the use of Community Development Block Grant Program to Support Community Efforts PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES, RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS WHO PROVIDE STABLE HOUSING TO LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS    To meet the increased community needs during the COVID-19 Emergency, Mayor Alex Morse and the Holyoke Office for Community Development are...
COVID

City of Holyoke Escalates Response in Preparation for Coronavirus Impacts

Posted on March 25, 2020

Mayor creates dedicated response teams to address the local economy, social services and shelter needs caused by Covid-19 The City of Holyoke today announced a new Incident Command Structure designed to rapidly respond to the needs of Holyoke citizens during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Anticipating the volume and complexity of the challenges to come,...
HWW

Holyoke Water Works Reminds Residents to Throw Wipes in the Garbage System

Posted on March 24, 2020

  Holyoke Water Works is urging all residents to reject the label on so-called ‘flushable wipes’ or other wipes and dispose of them in the garbage. That’s because they are clogging sewer systems and blockages caused by wipes cause utility workers to remove them in confined places – many times this must be done by...
COV4-3.20

City of Holyoke Issues Order for Closure of Personal Service Establishments

Posted on March 20, 2020

  The City of Holyoke is taking appropriate steps to protect the public health and well-being of the community and has taken prior actions to limit the congregation of people within retail establishments. At this time the City of Holyoke is taking additional steps to reduce the opportunity for close contact among the public and...
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City of Holyoke Issues Updated and Enhanced Guidance for Retail Closures

Posted on March 18, 2020

COV Order #3: Updated Order on Retail Closures to the Public   The City of Holyoke is taking appropriate steps to protect the public health and well-being of the community. Of particular concern is limiting the opportunities for indoor congregation of persons, which aids the spread of infection. On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 the City...
Senior Center

Holyoke Senior Center to Close & Suspend All Services Until Further Notice

Posted on March 17, 2020

  In accordance with city-wide policy, and amid growing concerns regarding the potential spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Holyoke Council on Aging and Senior Center will be closed until further notice beginning Thursday, March 19.  All services will be suspended.  Seniors in need of assistance during this time are encouraged to leave a message...
covid

Notice of Closure of the Holyoke Mall and other Retail Establishments

Posted on March 17, 2020

The City of Holyoke has declared a state of emergency in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community and is taking appropriate steps in order to protect the public health and wellbeing. Of particular concern is limiting the opportunities for indoor congregation of persons, which aids the spread of infection....
MABM

Remarks From Mayor Alex Morse Regarding City Response to COVID-19

Posted on March 13, 2020

“Yesterday I declared a state of emergency in the City of Holyoke. Beginning on Monday, March 16th City Hall and City Hall Annex will be closed to all public walk-in traffic, but will remain open for City Staff. Members of the Public seeking City Hall assistance are asked to contact (by phone or email) departments...
HPS

Statement From Superintendent Dr. Stephen Zrike in Regards to School

Posted on March 13, 2020

“In collaboration with state and local officials, Holyoke Public Schools has made the difficult decision to close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Pending new information regarding the health and safety of students and our community, the tentative plan is to reopen schools on Monday, March 30.  All school-related activities and events are...
ENS

City of Holyoke Encourages Residents to Sign up for its Emergency Notification System

Posted on March 12, 2020

Sign up for our Emergency Notification System! In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert. That’s why the City Holyoke will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property. The best way to ensure you receive critical alerts is through our...
St. Pats Statement

Holyoke St. Patricks Parade and Road Race events canceled

Posted on March 10, 2020

  Statement from Mayor Alex B. Morse:   This afternoon, we announced that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Road Race will be canceled this year in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This decision was made this morning following a meeting of the Mayor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council which includes the Police...
Residents

For Residents Needing Housing Assistance as a Result of Fire, Condemnation, or Ordered to Vacate

Posted on February 12, 2020

  HOUSING ASSISTANCE HOLYOKE RESIDENTS DISPLACED BY FIRE, BUILDING CONDEMNATION, OR A CITY ORDER TO VACATE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN: Emergency Shelter Springfield Office of MA Department of Housing and Community Development 243 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 413-858-1000 or call 1-866-584-0653 and speak with a Homeless Coordinator   Housing search and financial assistance for qualified households  ...
Lyman

Lyman Street Bridge to be Closed Until Late 2021 for Reconstruction

Posted on February 6, 2020

Effective Wednesday, February 12th, the Lyman Street Bridge over the First Level Canal will be closed to traffic as the next phase of work on the removal and reconstruction of the existing bridge begins. This much-needed project in downtown Holyoke is being completed by New England Infrastructure (NEI) working for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). In addition...
Hazen

Hazen Paper Company Making Super Bowl History Since 2004

Posted on February 4, 2020

  HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Since 2004, the NFL and publisher H.O. Zimman has trusted Hazen Paper Company in Holyoke to make the annual Super Bowl game book POP with a touch of holography. Hazen Paper Company has been in business in Holyoke since 1925. While most paper mills in Holyoke closed after World War II,...
boards and commissions

City of Holyoke Seeks Residents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

Posted on January 30, 2020

The City of Holyoke is seeking to fill vacancies on essential boards and commissions appointed by the Mayor. Boards and commissions offer an opportunity for community members to fully engage in their local government and bring a range of new experiences, skills, expertise, and perspectives to share to make their community a better one. City...
Census

United States 2020 Census: Now Hiring!

Posted on January 8, 2020

Are you looking for ways to help your community? The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area. All 2020 Census jobs are temporary. The largest number of positions available are for census takers. By working for the Census Bureau, you can help them reach their goal for...

Welcome to our future website!

Posted on July 25, 2019

Welcome to our future website! As you can see, there’s not much here yet, however, true to the principles of the U.S. Digital Services Playbook, we’ve launched this test site (what we call ‘Alpha’), so we can build openly, iteratively and collaboratively with our community. Phases There are three phases to our official launch: Alpha:...
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