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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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