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New England News
6:17 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Expansion Of Holyoke Canal Walk Begins

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.

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New England News
12:42 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Holyoke Mayor Prepares To Seek Second Term

Credit Alex Morse

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.  It appears he will face at least five challengers.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Morse about the young mayor’s first term.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Holyoke Mayor Now Shuts The Door To Casino Developers

Credit Alex Morse

The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has changed his mind, again, on the casino issue. Mayor Alex Morse’s surprise decision  cuts the competition for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   In another stunning switch, Mayor Alex Morse announced Thursday that he once again opposes any casino development in Holyoke.  The change came less than three weeks after Morse had angered many of his political supporters by announcing he would open the door to casino developers.

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New England News
12:48 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Developers Look To Revive Holyoke Casino Project

Credit Alex Morse

The mayor of  Holyoke Massachusetts earlier this week, shockingly, opened the door to a casino development in his city.  Now a plan to build a resort casino on a golf course is being revived.  But is Holyoke too late in the casino game in western Massachusetts?     WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Almost ten months after newly elected Mayor Alex Morse almost literally slammed the door of his city hall office  on their casino proposal, Paper City Development Company managing partner Joe Lashinger has asked for another meeting with the mayor.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Massachusetts Computing Center Set To Start Operating

Some of the cabinets that will house computers in the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center in Holyoke
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick headed a list of hundreds of government, academic and business leaders who gathered in Holyoke Friday to mark the completion of an energy efficient high performance computing center.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

 Governor Patrick said the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center holds great scientific and economic promise, and he praised the partnership of government, academia and business that built the $165 million dollar center.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Holyoke City Hall Hires Literacy Coordinator

Holyoke Early Literacy Coordinator Andrew Melendez
WAMC

    The latest results of standardized tests taken by Massachusetts students were a mixed bag.  The  2012 MCAS scores were the highest in the 14 year  history of the test.  Education officials say the achievement gap is closing between minorities and whites.  But early childhood education advocates decry the lack of progress in third grade reading, which is a strong predictor of future success in school. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

  

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Track Upgrades Begin To Bring High Speed Rail To Western Mass.

This site near downtown Holyoke MA is where a passenger platform for high speed rail is proposed
WAMC

Work has begun on a project that officials say will bring high speed passenger train service to the most heavily populated cities of western Massachusetts.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Report Ranks Massachusetts Municipalities For Solar Power Development

Part of a solar array in Holyoke MA.
WAMC

A new report highlights the  30 fold growth in solar power in Massachusetts in just five years. The report ,released Tuesday, by an  environmental advocacy group ranks each of the state’s cities and towns for solar power development.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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New England News
3:30 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Officials Seek Summer Jobs For Young People

Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke, MA and young people at Hampden Co. REB 2012 Youth Summer Jobs Campaign kickoff
WAMC

Hoping to reverse what has been called a lost decade of employment for
young people, officials in western Massachusetts have launched a youth
summer jobs campaign.  WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill
reports.

        Saying that government funded youth summer jobs programs will
not come close to meeting the demand, workforce development specialists,
and the mayors of the region's two largest cities appealed to the
private sector to offer work to teenagers this summer.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Community Effort Addresses Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy prevention messages on display in Holyoke, MA
WAMC

A community wide collaboration is credited with helping to reduce teenage pregnancy in Holyoke Massachusetts.  Officials acknowledge there is much work yet to do, as Holyoke has the highest teen birth rate in the state.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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