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May 26
Mayor Morse’s FY17 Budget Reflects Department Reorganization to Streamline Government, Enhance Services for Residents
Mayor Morse’s FY17 Budget Reflects Department Reorganization to Streamline Government, Enhance Services for Residents

Earlier this month Mayor Alex B. Morse released his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17), reflecting leaner operations through shared administrative positions, work realignment or eliminating positions through attrition. “I was...

Posted on May 26, 2016 in News
May 23
We Mean Business
We Mean Business

Opportunities exist for young people here in Holyoke. Last month, students from the Holyoke High School Business Club visited various businesses in Holyoke to learn about current activities supporting Holyoke’s growing diverse...

Posted on May 23, 2016 in News
May 22
Fireworks Celebration
Fireworks Celebration

The City of Holyoke’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration will take place on Friday, June 24th, with the rain date of Saturday, June 25th, on the beautiful grounds of Holyoke Community College, located...

Posted on May 22, 2016 in News
May 13
Pilot Program Helps Migrant Workers Read and Write in Spanish
Pilot Program Helps Migrant Workers Read and Write in Spanish

Holyoke Community College (HCC) and Holyoke Chicopee Springfield Head Start Inc., are working in collaboration on a pilot program called Planting Literacy that helps migrant workers learn to read and write in...

Posted on May 13, 2016 in News
May 04
HG&E Fishway Opens For The Season
HG&E Fishway Opens For The Season

Migrating fish get a lift over the Holyoke Dam The first and most successful fish lift on the Atlantic Coast, Robert E. Barrett Fishway at the Holyoke Dam, opens for its annual...

Posted on May 4, 2016 in News
Apr 27
Not Too Young To Get A Job
Not Too Young To Get A Job

…or be THINKING about getting a job. Students from The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Inc. –  meet the students from Holyoke Community College (HCC). The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club, Inc....

Posted on April 27, 2016 in News
Apr 25
Message from the Holyoke Water Works
Message from the Holyoke Water Works

The Holyoke Water Works will be conducting its annual Water Main/System Flushing Program beginning May 6, 2016 and continuing through May 20, 2016. Only selected and critical hydrants will be flushed. Not...

Posted on April 25, 2016 in News
Apr 20
Infrastructure Day- Saturday, May 14, 2016
Infrastructure Day- Saturday, May 14, 2016

flyer_7sm Infrastructure_Day Program….  Click to download program and map Learn about the Holyoke Dam, its construction, the Venturi Meter, Clemens Herschel, the extensive canal system, how the water from the canals powered...

Posted on April 20, 2016 in News
Apr 13
Online Sign-Ups for Fall Field Hockey Now Open
Online Sign-Ups for Fall Field Hockey Now Open

YOUTH FIELD HOCKEY REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2016 FOR PLAYERS ENTERING GRADES 1-8 IS NOW OPEN! Holyoke Youth Field Hockey welcomes all abilities and provides your stick for the season too!  New rules make...

Posted on April 13, 2016 in News
Mar 06
Infrastructure Day- Saturday, May 14
Infrastructure Day- Saturday, May 14

Calling all Holyokers!! Holyoke is celebrating the 1900 dam and the three levels of canals during a special event Saturday,  May 14th- Infrastructure Day.  Currently some of those who are coordinating this...

Posted on March 6, 2016 in News
Feb 05
Speaking Another Language
Speaking Another Language

Voluntary Spanish classes are a way for employees to provide better service to a growing Hispanic population. And four City of Holyoke employees did just that. Through a partnership with Holyoke Community...

Posted on February 5, 2016 in News
Feb 02
Holyoke Parks & Recreation Announces New Girls’ Lacrosse Program
Holyoke Parks & Recreation Announces New Girls’ Lacrosse Program

Holyoke Parks and Recreation announces that through the hard work of an individual, the support of Parks & Recreation, and the genreous support of the local business community, there will be a...

Posted on February 2, 2016 in News
Feb 02
Holyoke Parks & Recreation Volleyball Programs
Holyoke Parks & Recreation Volleyball Programs

  The Holyoke Parks & Recreation Department announces the dates for co-ed adult volleyball and youth volleyball spring programs. Programs begin on March 4, 2016 and run through April 29, 2016. There...

Posted on February 2, 2016 in News
Feb 01
Free Blood Pressure Check
Free Blood Pressure Check

Are you at risk for high blood pressure? Get it checked. It only takes a few minutes to get it checked out. It’s easy, quick and painless. The Board of Health is...

Posted on February 1, 2016 in News
Jan 29
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Holyoke Board of Health will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Hall Annex, 20 Korean...

Posted on January 29, 2016 in News
Jan 27
Tickets Available for Improv Fundraiser to Benefit Holyoke Public Schools
Tickets Available for Improv Fundraiser to Benefit Holyoke Public Schools

The Board of Directors for Friends of Holyoke Public Schools are pleased to announce the return of the Improv Asylum, the acclaimed improvisation comedy theater headquartered in Boston, to make its fourth...

Posted on January 27, 2016 in News
Jan 14
Municipal Firefighter Exam
Municipal Firefighter Exam

Want to be a firefighter? Step One…take the exam. This examination will determine the pool of applicants eligible for appointment to the position of Firefighter in those cities and towns covered by...

Posted on January 14, 2016 in News
Dec 30
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Holyoke Board of Health will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Hall Annex, 20 Korean...

Posted on December 30, 2015 in News
Dec 28
Are you signed up for Emergency Notification?
Are you signed up for Emergency Notification?

The City of Holyoke’s public notification system delivers bulletins, storm news and other information by home and cell phone, email and text message. Residents and businesses listed in the public telephone directory...

Posted on December 28, 2015 in News
Dec 22
Holiday Hours
Holiday Hours

We wish you a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Please find the following City Hall schedule: CITY HALL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Christmas Eve – CLOSED Christmas Day – CLOSED New Years Eve –...

Posted on December 22, 2015 in News
Dec 21
The Giving Season from HG&E
The Giving Season from HG&E

Customers to receive 10% holiday discount from HG&E Per a vote by Holyoke Gas & Electric Commission, HG&E customers will receive an additional 10% prompt payment discount on energy services billed during...

Posted on December 21, 2015 in News
Dec 11
Paper City Act of Kindness Toy Drive
Paper City Act of Kindness Toy Drive

A group of local citizens has gotten together to hold the Act of Kindness Toy Drive. Nelson Rivera, founder of Favela Clothing company, and Hanser Perez, owner of Slay Way Boards, reached...

Posted on December 11, 2015 in News
Dec 08
Hazards Mitigation Plan
Hazards Mitigation Plan

In 2015, the City of Holyoke completed a Hazards Mitigations Plan in collaboration with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Mitigation as defined by The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Massachusetts Emergency...

Posted on December 8, 2015 in News
Dec 07
Holyoke Historical Commission Meeting
Holyoke Historical Commission Meeting

December 14, 20156:30 pm4th Floor Conference Room, City Hall Annex Agenda: Minutes We’ll give summary of the Saturday, the 12th, Inventory meeting  Update on 123 Sargeant Street Update on Parsons Paper Update...

Posted on December 7, 2015 in News
Dec 07
Smoke Alarm Public Awareness Campaign
Smoke Alarm Public Awareness Campaign

A Sound You Can Live With. A Focus on Replacing Aging Smoke Alarms. Fire Chief John Pond joins State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie, president of...

Posted on December 7, 2015 in News
Dec 03
Dog Clinic Success
Dog Clinic Success

We are very proud to make this belated rundown regarding a “Dog Wellness Clinic” in the city of Holyoke. This was the first wellness clinic of its kind in the city offered...

Posted on December 3, 2015 in News
Nov 23
Holyoke Public Schools Expand its Pathway to Success Program
Holyoke Public Schools Expand its Pathway to Success Program

The Holyoke Public Schools will expand its Pathways to Success Program, an alternative route to graduation for students who did not succeed in a mainstream high school environment. This program has typically...

Posted on November 23, 2015 in News
Nov 18
Thrive Center Opens in Holyoke
Thrive Center Opens in Holyoke

HCC, the United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peoples Bank celebrated the opening of their second financial success center. Thrive @ Picknelley Center offers a variety of free financial services and workshops...

Posted on November 18, 2015 in News
Nov 17
Salvation Army Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance Available
Salvation Army Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance Available

Holyoke Corps continues tradition of serving local families in need. Holyoke, MA – With Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly approaching, The Salvation Army is once again prepared to assist those in our community...

Posted on November 17, 2015 in News
Nov 09
Parade Committee Seeking Applicants for Grand Colleen Pageant
Parade Committee Seeking Applicants for Grand Colleen Pageant

Calling all Irish ladies of Holyoke and South Hadley! Entries for the Holyoke Grand Colleen Pageant are now being accepted! Please fill out the application and resume forms (which are attached below)...

Posted on November 9, 2015 in News
Nov 07
Community Conversation with Seniors
Community Conversation with Seniors

  State Representative Aaron Vega Hosts a Community Conversation with SeniorsFriday, November 13, 2:00 p.m. Representative Aaron Vega wishes to invite all seniors, their loved ones, and caregivers to a Community Conversation...

Posted on November 7, 2015 in Events, News
Nov 04
Seeking Christmas Tree Donations-Deadline Extended
Seeking Christmas Tree Donations-Deadline Extended

The City of Holyoke Tree Selection Committee invites city residents who wish to donate a tree for possible selection as this year’s City’s Christmas Tree to contact the Mayor’s Office at (413)...

Posted on November 4, 2015 in News
Nov 03
Fire Safety Tips
Fire Safety Tips

Below is a link for the Ultimate Fire Safety Guide for Young Families   This site provides a lot of information for fire safety for the entire family.  In example: Fire Facts...

Posted on November 3, 2015 in News
Oct 16
Holyoke Hotel Restaurant Center: Ingleside Square Secures Additional Tenants
Holyoke Hotel Restaurant Center: Ingleside Square Secures Additional Tenants

Additional tenants have been secured at the former Holyoke Hotel site, owned by 66 Holyoke LLC, after an announcement earlier this year to redevelop the property into a destination commercial plaza. The...

Posted on October 16, 2015 in News
Oct 14
Holyoke Icon Enjoys Brighter Outlook
Holyoke Icon Enjoys Brighter Outlook

At a presentation with Mayor Alex Morse and Marcos Marrero, the Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Holyoke, AACO Realty announced today the commencement of their redevelopment plan...

Posted on October 14, 2015 in News
Oct 07
Marcos Marrero Appointed to Governor’s Economic Planning Council
Marcos Marrero Appointed to Governor’s Economic Planning Council

Marcos Marrero, the City of Holyoke’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, has been sworn in as a member of the Baker-Polito administration’s Economic Development Planning Council. The Council held its first...

Posted on October 7, 2015 in News
Oct 07
Mayor Morse Proposes New Blight Reduction Strategies
Mayor Morse Proposes New Blight Reduction Strategies

Over the past four years, Mayor Morse made blight reduction an important priority of his administration. Generally speaking, blight describes areas of an urban community that are in disrepair. In Holyoke, much...

Posted on October 7, 2015 in News
Oct 06
City of Holyoke Seeks Residents to Serve on Citizens Advisory Council
City of Holyoke Seeks Residents to Serve on Citizens Advisory Council

The City of Holyoke seeks residents to serve on the volunteer Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to assist the Office for Community Development in identifying community development and housing needs in the City...

Posted on October 6, 2015 in News
Oct 02
Buy Holyoke Now Open House
Buy Holyoke Now Open House

This Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, come on out to the Buy Holyoke Now Open House. Starting at 11:00 AM:• 2 Wayne Court – Melissa Whitelock –...

Posted on October 2, 2015 in News
Sep 15
Holyoke Reminds Residents of Precautions Against West Nile Virus
Holyoke Reminds Residents of Precautions Against West Nile Virus

Mayor Alex Morse and the Holyoke Board of Health wish to remind residents to take necessary precautions given the recent cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts. West Nile Virus is a...

Posted on September 15, 2015 in News