Alex Morse http://wamc.org en Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities http://wamc.org/post/mayoral-preliminaries-be-held-mass-cities <p></p><p></p><p>Voters in several Massachusetts cities are heading to the polls to whittle down the number of candidates running for mayor.</p><p>Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, the state's youngest mayor at age 24, has four challengers in his bid for a second term.</p><p>In Lawrence, Mayor William&nbsp;Lantigua faces five challengers in today’s preliminary election, with the two top-vote getters advancing to the general election in November.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:21:28 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73762 at http://wamc.org Mayoral Preliminaries To Be Held In Mass. Cities Holyoke Mayor Prepares To Seek Second Term http://wamc.org/post/holyoke-mayor-prepares-seek-second-term <p>Alex Morse, who at the age of 22, was the youngest mayor in the history of Holyoke Massachusetts when he was elected in 2011 is seeking a second two-year term.&nbsp; It appears he will face at least five challengers.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Morse about the young mayor’s first term.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:42:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 69086 at http://wamc.org Holyoke Mayor Prepares To Seek Second Term Holyoke Mayor Now Shuts The Door To Casino Developers http://wamc.org/post/holyoke-mayor-now-shuts-door-casino-developers <p>The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has changed his mind, again, on the casino issue. Mayor Alex Morse’s surprise decision&nbsp; cuts the competition for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:10:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 53898 at http://wamc.org Holyoke Mayor Now Shuts The Door To Casino Developers Developers Look To Revive Holyoke Casino Project http://wamc.org/post/developers-look-revive-holyoke-casino-project <p>The mayor of&nbsp; Holyoke Massachusetts earlier this week, shockingly, opened the door to a casino development in his city.&nbsp; Now a plan to build a resort casino on a golf course is being revived.&nbsp; But is Holyoke too late in the casino game in western Massachusetts?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:48:41 +0000 Paul Tuthill 52876 at http://wamc.org Developers Look To Revive Holyoke Casino Project Alternative Uses For Coal Plant To Be Studied http://wamc.org/post/alternative-uses-coal-plant-be-studied <p>The future is in doubt for one of just two remaining coal powered electricity generating plants in Massachusetts.&nbsp; Municipal officials and environmentalists believe age and the current economics of burning coal will bring an end to the Mount Tom Power Plant in Holyoke.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38101 at http://wamc.org Alternative Uses For Coal Plant To Be Studied Urban Planner Hired To Direct Economic Development http://wamc.org/post/urban-planner-hired-direct-economic-development <p><font size="2">The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has made the first major appointment<br /> of his new administration. Mayor Alex Morse, Wednesday, appointed a new<br /> director of economic development. WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief<br /> Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mayor Morse has hired Marcos Marrero, a young urban planner and<br /> policy professional with experience in energy and sustainability<br /> projects to implement the young mayor&#39;s vision for revitalizing one of<br /> the state&#39;s poorest cities.<br /> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37616 at http://wamc.org Urban Planner Hired To Direct Economic Development