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Information on the Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on March 16, 2020

THE CITY OF HOLYOKE WILL NO LONGER UPDATE THIS PAGE – WE HAVE REORGANIZED AND MIGRATED THIS INFORMATION TO A NEW DEDICATED PAGE. CLICK HERE FOR LATEST INFORMATION The City of Holyoke, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Federal Government are all operating under a State of Emergency. The City of Holyoke is doing everything...

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Emergency Actions to Address COVID-19

Posted on March 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2020 CONTACT Sarah Finlaw Baker-Polito Administration Announces Emergency Actions to Address COVID-19 Governor announces emergency on three week school closures, prohibiting gatherings of 25 of more BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a three-week suspension of school operations for educational purposes at all public and private elementary and secondary (K-12) schools...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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,...
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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...

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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