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Oct 18
Construction Under Way on Two Major HCC Campus Building Projects
Construction Under Way on Two Major HCC Campus Building Projects

HOLYOKE — As construction nears completion on HCC’s new Culinary Arts and Hospitality center in downtown Holyoke, two major building projects on the college’s Homestead Avenue campus have just begun. Construction fences...

Posted on October 18, 2017 in News
Oct 17
Child Passenger Safety Training
Child Passenger Safety Training

Being a Certified Passenger Safety (CPS) Tech is a great way to help your community and save lives. Become a nationally certified CPS technician! This training will take place at the Holyoke Fire Department...

Posted on October 17, 2017 in Events, Featured
Oct 17
Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation in Massachusetts
Largest Utility-Scale Energy Storage Installation in Massachusetts

ENGIE North America and Holyoke Gas & Electric (HG&E) announced plans for the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts. Green Charge, an ENGIE NA subsidiary, will operate the three-megawatt energy storage...

Posted on October 17, 2017 in News
Oct 06
Holyoke Police Officers to Aid Puerto Rico
Holyoke Police Officers to Aid Puerto Rico

A group of bilingual Holyoke Police officers will be deployed to Puerto Rico to help supplement law enforcement agencies on the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The request for officers...

Posted on October 6, 2017 in News
Oct 05
HeART for Puerto Rico Benefit Fundraiser
HeART for Puerto Rico Benefit Fundraiser

Presented by Gateway City Arts, Signature Sounds Presents, WRSI – 93.9 The River and Radioplasma. Let’s come together in this time of need! Join us for a weekend of music, live shows,...

Posted on October 5, 2017 in Events, Featured
Oct 04
Homework House’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Homework House’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

A decade of inspiring, transforming, supporting. Homework House will be celebrating 10 years! The Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Breakfast will be at The Log Cabin​ in Holyoke.  At the breakfast, you’ll hear from parents,...

Posted on October 4, 2017 in Events, Featured
Oct 02
Halloween Gala at Wistariahurst
Halloween Gala at Wistariahurst

Historic Holyoke at Wistariahurst is pleased to invite you to our 2017 Halloween Gala. Join us in raising funds to support the on-going programmatic and preservation work of Wistariahurst, while you enjoy...

Posted on October 2, 2017 in Events, Featured
Oct 02
Holyoke Cultural Council Grants Available
Holyoke Cultural Council Grants Available

Is your programming set to happen in Holyoke or to provide public benefit for Holyokers? The Mass Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council (LCC) Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in...

Posted on October 2, 2017 in News
Sep 28
Puerto Rico Update
Puerto Rico Update

Mayor Alex Morse, in partnership with Enlace de Familias and other local organizations convened a meeting of city officials, state agencies, and community based organizations to prepare for the expected increase in Puerto...

Posted on September 28, 2017 in News
Sep 25
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts
Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

Mayor Alex B. Morse releases official statement in regards to aid relief. “The news and images from Puerto Rico over the past few days has been devastating for so many of us...

Posted on September 25, 2017 in News
Sep 21
Free Veterans Lunch Program
Free Veterans Lunch Program

It begins with a meal. Then comes companionship and the brother and sisterhood of fellow veterans. A meal will foster conversation, friendship and healing for those that need it. The goal of...

Posted on September 21, 2017 in News
Sep 18
Valley Social Event
Valley Social Event

Please join us for your favorite social event of the fall! A Night of Local Food, Wine, Beer, Music & Friends to Support and Celebrate the Therapeutic Equestrian Center at Slainte, Holyoke,...

Posted on September 18, 2017 in Events, Featured
Sep 12
ValleyBike Share Program to Launch Spring 2018
ValleyBike Share Program to Launch Spring 2018

ValleyBike Share – the regional coalition of municipalities and UMass seeking to establish bicycle sharing in Amherst, Holyoke, Northampton, South Hadley, and Springfield has selected Bewegen Technologies as the vendor who will...

Posted on September 12, 2017 in News
Aug 31
Historic Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour
Historic Church Campus and Neighborhood Tour

Churches, the silent sentinels of our community – what do you know about them? Join historian and guide Robert Comeau for walking tours of 4 historic Holyoke church campuses and surrounding neighborhoods....

Posted on August 31, 2017 in Events, Featured
Aug 31
Mayor Alex B. Morse Announces  2017 Community Development Block Grant Allocations
Mayor Alex B. Morse Announces 2017 Community Development Block Grant Allocations

A recent event in the gardens of Wistariahurst Museum attended by over thirty community members and representatives of municipal departments and non-profit agencies, Mayor Alex B. Morse announced the 2017 Community Development...

Posted on August 31, 2017 in News
Jul 25
Bridging The Gap To Success
Bridging The Gap To Success

Kira Tillman spent the better part of an hour rolling newspapers into tight, stout tubes. She bound them each with gift-wrapping tape so they wouldn’t unfurl and then stuffed the tubes with...

Posted on July 25, 2017 in News
Jul 18
Receivership Program Makes an Impact
Receivership Program Makes an Impact

City officials credit the Problem Property Group in Holyoke for improving coordination of city-wide blight remediation efforts including filing cases in Housing Court seeking the appointment of a receiver for vacant and...

Posted on July 18, 2017 in News
Jul 12
Shannon Initiative
Shannon Initiative

As one of eleven Charles E. Shannon Grant recipients, the Greater Holyoke Area stakeholders have been partnering since 2012 to address gang and youth violence in both Chicopee and Holyoke.   The...

Posted on July 12, 2017 in News
Jun 07
Celebrate Holyoke Announces August 2017 Festival
Celebrate Holyoke Announces August 2017 Festival

Planning for Celebrate Holyoke has been underway for months. The Executive Committee welcomes applications from local food, alcohol and other vendors, including artisans and community organizations. Volunteers are greatly needed during the...

Posted on June 7, 2017 in News
Jun 06
HCC to Celebrate Completion of Energy Conservation Project
HCC to Celebrate Completion of Energy Conservation Project

UPDATE: See the story from yesterday’s event at the HCC website here.   As talk about climate change heats up around the world, Holyoke Community College plans to celebrate a major reduction...

Posted on June 6, 2017 in News
May 25
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May 23
From Curiosity to Chemistry
From Curiosity to Chemistry

Kaishla Cabrera spent her early childhood in New York City. She was five years old on 9/11 and in preschool that morning. She recalls the shock and chaos, and the smoke rising...

Posted on May 23, 2017 in News
May 16
Mayor Morse to Honor Two Local Immigrants for Immigrant Heritage Month
Mayor Morse to Honor Two Local Immigrants for Immigrant Heritage Month

On Monday, June 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at Wistariahurst, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will present citations to Marikler Toensmeier and Iohann Rashi Vega in honor of the contributions they have made...

Posted on May 16, 2017 in News
May 03
Property Preservation
Property Preservation

Holyoke Problem Property Group Implements Improved Method of Property Preservation This year the City of Holyoke has changed how it preserves properties. By ordinance the City now requires vacant and abandoned properties...

Posted on May 3, 2017 in News
Apr 24
Mayor Morse to Establish Sister City Relationship with Tralee, Ireland
Mayor Morse to Establish Sister City Relationship with Tralee, Ireland

Mayor Alex B. Morse is in Ireland for the next week and will meet with the Mayor of Tralee in the southwest of Ireland on Tuesday April 25th in regards to establishing...

Posted on April 24, 2017 in News
Apr 20
Rental Property Fire Protection System Incentive Program
Rental Property Fire Protection System Incentive Program

Mayor Alex B. Morse and the Problem Property Group, in partnership with the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development, Fire Department, Building Department, and Olde Holyoke Development Corporation, is offering financial...

Posted on April 20, 2017 in News
Apr 19
Property Auction Date Set
Property Auction Date Set

The City of Holyoke has scheduled an auction of 23 properties that have been taken for nonpayment of taxes. The auction is set for May 24th at 6pm at the Senior Center....

Posted on April 19, 2017 in News
Apr 12
Open Space and Park Plan
Open Space and Park Plan

The City of Holyoke’s Conservation Commission and Parks Department are updating the City’s Open Space and Recreation Plan (OSRP) to take stock of the City’s parklands and to receive citizen input on...

Posted on April 12, 2017 in News
Apr 11
Spring Draining of Holyoke Canals
Spring Draining of Holyoke Canals

Every Spring the Holyoke Canal System is drained for maintenance and clean up. It usually takes two or three days to drain all three canals as gates spill water from one canal...

Posted on April 11, 2017 in News
Mar 28
City Receives Positive Financial Rating
City Receives Positive Financial Rating

Sandra Smith, City Treasurer, received competitive bids from bond underwriters on Thursday, February 16, 2017 for a $5,035,000, 10-year refunding bond issue. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey was the winning bidder on the Bonds...

Posted on March 28, 2017 in News
Mar 22
Overcoming Obstacles with the Help of Holyoke Community College
Overcoming Obstacles with the Help of Holyoke Community College

Holyoke native Sam Arroyo has returned to college and the subject that still fascinates him — science. He is not only majoring in chemistry again, but is part of the STEM Scholars program...

Posted on March 22, 2017 in News
Mar 21
Holyoke Veterans Tax Work Off Program Now Accepting Applications
Holyoke Veterans Tax Work Off Program Now Accepting Applications

The Holyoke Veterans Tax Work off Program for 2017 is now accepting applications. This is the 5th year that the City of Holyoke has offered this program to Veterans and Widows of...

Posted on March 21, 2017 in News
Mar 10
Bike and Pedestrian Committee Seeking Members
Bike and Pedestrian Committee Seeking Members

Do you walk? Do you bike? The Holyoke Biking and Pedestrian Committee is looking for people interested in biking and walking issues in the city. The committee advises the City Council on...

Posted on March 10, 2017 in Events, Featured
Mar 06
Main Street Fire Families Receive Funds
Main Street Fire Families Receive Funds

The Chamber Centennial Foundation along with staff from Mayor Alex Morse’s office distributed 30 checks to the families affected by the North East Street fire in Holyoke. The Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund...

Posted on March 6, 2017 in News
Feb 07
Federal Grant Giving a Boost
Federal Grant Giving a Boost

Holyoke Community College has been awarded a $75,000 federal grant to boost career pathways programs at Holyoke’s William J. Dean Technical High School.  The Career Technical Education (CTE) Partnership Implementation Grant will...

Posted on February 7, 2017 in News
Feb 01
First Year Achievements of Holyoke Problem Property Group
First Year Achievements of Holyoke Problem Property Group

In January of 2016, the Problem Property Group began in the City of Holyoke with the goal of having various City Departments sit down at one table to discuss ongoing issues with...

Posted on February 1, 2017 in News
Jan 25
Fire Relief Fund Exceeded Goal
Fire Relief Fund Exceeded Goal

Mayor Morse is proud to announce that the Holyoke Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund exceeded its goal of $100,000, raising $103,908 within three weeks since the fire on Northeast Street. The Go Fund...

Posted on January 25, 2017 in News
Jan 24
St. Patricks Parade Committee’s Citizenship Award
St. Patricks Parade Committee’s Citizenship Award

The Holyoke St. Patricks parade committee recognized the Latino community in its selection of the cities first Latino community member. The Citizenship Award is presented to a person or organization that may...

Posted on January 24, 2017 in News
Jan 18
For The Love Of Holyoke
For The Love Of Holyoke

“There is something about Holyoke that just gets under your skin,” Florio said Friday. “This is a wonderful community and I am proud, but totally humbled, to have been asked to accept...

Posted on January 18, 2017 in News
Jan 11
HCC Offering Exploratory Bilingual Culinary Training to Native Spanish Speakers
HCC Offering Exploratory Bilingual Culinary Training to Native Spanish Speakers

   Holyoke Community College will be holding two bilingual culinary exploratory sessions to introduce native Spanish speaking clients of Nuestras Raices and students of the Community Education Project to career, training, and...

Posted on January 11, 2017 in News