State and local officials led by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today marked the start of construction on a project to expand a pedestrian walkway around an industrial canal in Holyoke. Officials say the canal walk will be an inviting place for both city residents and visitors.
A new public cloud computing infrastructure is going to be developed in Massachusetts, as the state looks to position itself as a leader in the new sector known as “big data.”
Massachusetts will put $3 million toward developing the open cloud project. The announcement was made by Governor Deval Patrick Friday at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke.
" Massachusetts Open Cloud will be a virtual laboratory to big data researchers and innovators in industry, academia , and government all across the Commonwealth."
The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has made the first major appointment of his new administration. Mayor Alex Morse, Wednesday, appointed a new director of economic development. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Mayor Morse has hired Marcos Marrero, a young urban planner and policy professional with experience in energy and sustainability projects to implement the young mayor's vision for revitalizing one of the state's poorest cities.