Gateway Cities http://wamc.org en Grants To Support English Language Programs In Gateway Cities http://wamc.org/post/grants-support-english-language-programs-gateway-cities <p>Recent state grants will support English language learning and early career education programs in <a href="http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/planning/gatweay.html" target="_blank">Massachusetts Gateway Cities</a>.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 84292 at http://wamc.org Grants To Support English Language Programs In Gateway Cities Competition Encourages Collaboration to Revitalize Small Cities in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/competition-encourages-collaboration-revitalize-small-cities-mass <p></p><p>A statewide competition in Massachusetts hopes to help up to 20 small cities find ways to solve major problems through collaborations.</p><p></p><p>The Working Cities Challenge, which will launch on Friday, intends to revitalize small and medium sized post-industrial cities in the commonwealth by bringing together leadership from the public and private sectors to brainstorm and initiate their own solutions. Eligible cities in Western Massachusetts include Pittsfield, Westfield, Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:29:10 +0000 Lucas Willard 63753 at http://wamc.org Competition Encourages Collaboration to Revitalize Small Cities in Mass. Think Tank Urges Transportation Investment in Mass. Gateway Cities http://wamc.org/post/think-tank-urges-transportation-investment-mass-gateway-cities <p></p><p>A new report by Massachusetts think-tank MassINC shows a significant economic impact from the lack of adequate public transportation available in Gateway Cities.</p><p></p><p>The report released this week titled “Reinventing Transit: Investing in Public Transportation for Strong Gateway Cities Economies” reveals that the inadequate public transportation systems in place in mid-size, post-industrial cities in the commonwealth not only hinder workers, but also contribute to below-average labor force participation.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:13:25 +0000 Lucas Willard 58780 at http://wamc.org Think Tank Urges Transportation Investment in Mass. Gateway Cities Mass. Secretary of Education Makes First Tour of Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/mass-secretary-education-makes-first-tour-berkshires <p></p><p>The recently appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Education visited with school superintendents and local officials in the Berkshires today to hear suggestions for improving the state education system.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58342 at http://wamc.org Mass. Secretary of Education Makes First Tour of Berkshires Pittsfield Park Reopens After State Funded Improvements http://wamc.org/post/pittsfield-park-reopens-after-state-funded-improvements <p>Massachusetts&rsquo; Gateway Cities Program funded improvements to the First Street Commons in Pittsfield, a park that had previously fallen into disrepair. At a ceremony today outside the park, state and city officials gathered to officially open the new gateway entrance to the Commons.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 38129 at http://wamc.org Pittsfield Park Reopens After State Funded Improvements