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NBSB Donates $5,000 Toward New Police Cruiser

December 24th, 2014
NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank recently announced a donation of $5,000 to a citizen-driven campaign to help the North Brookfield Police Department purchase a new police cruiser. The campaign was initiated by concerned...

Yellow Cab Co. to Offer Free Rides Home on New Year’s Eve

December 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The United Way of Pioneer Valley is once again teaming up with Yellow Cab Co. of Springfield, Williams Distributing, and Rock 102/Lazer 99.3 to offer the Dial-A-Ride program for Pioneer Valley residents to get a free cab ride...

Bright Nights to Continue Through Jan. 4

December 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Bright Nights at Forest Park, celebrating its 20th season, will keep the holiday spirit aglow through Jan. 4, with more than 650,000 lights lining a three-mile drive. Displays include Toy Land, Seuss Land, Winter Woods, North...

Dakin Humane Society Launches ‘Happy Neuter Year’ Campaign

December 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society wants you to ring in the New Year by making a resolution to neuter your male dog or cat during its “Happy Neuter Year” campaign. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of...

Berkshire Medical Center Named Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

December 24th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

Unemployment Up Slightly in November, Down for Year

December 23rd, 2014
BOSTON — The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for November were up in 20 labor market areas and two areas remained unchanged over the month, according to the...

Mercy Continuing Care Network Recognized for Excellence

December 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE — Three Mercy Continuing Care Network facilities have received the Excellence in Action award from My InnerView, the nation’s leading provider of performance-improvement solutions for the senior-care industry. Farren Care Center...

Wingate at Hampden Earns Deficiency-free Rating from State

December 23rd, 2014
HAMPDEN — Wingate at Hampden, a skilled-nursing and rehabilitation center, announced it has been awarded a deficiency-free survey from the Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH). The leading measure of nursing-home excellence, a...

Salon Herdis Welcomes Tara Abramowicz to Staff

December 23rd, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Salon Herdis announced that Tara Abramowicz, a Redken creative colorist and image consultant, has joined the staff. She holds several certifications, including Redken certified hair colorist and Redken certified design and...

$5 Million Allocated to UMass Amherst for R&D Center at Westover

December 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE — Gov. Deval Patrick recently released a business plan on growth opportunities at Westover Airport, outlining numerous steps the Commonwealth and Greater Chicopee region can undertake to grow the economy in Western Mass. and to...

Peter Hazel Joins North Brookfield Savings Bank

December 22nd, 2014
NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank announced that Peter Hazel has been hired as vice president and commercial loan officer. Hazel has more than 30 years of commercial-lending and business-development experience, including as...

Elms College Upgrades Library to Meet Students’ Evolving Needs

December 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE — To help today’s digitally advanced students get the best possible use out of their library system, Elms College is giving the Alumnae Library a facelift this month in the form of a new ‘learning commons’ that will...

ENERGIA Fitness Studio Opens Second Location

December 22nd, 2014
HADLEY — ENERGIA Fitness has announced its second location and the launch of 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition, a Balanced Approach to Health & Wellness, opening today with a limited schedule at 226 Russell St. in Hadley. The grand opening is...

Elms College Garners $27,000 Grant to Expand Mobile Healthcare

December 19th, 2014
CHICOPEE — The Elms College School of Nursing’s caRe vaN has received a one-year, $27,000 grant from the Raskob Foundation of Wilmington, Del. to expand its mobile healthcare project, which offers free nursing services to the homeless...

Massachusetts Adds 13,500 Jobs in November

December 19th, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November for a total preliminary estimate of 3,438,500. The...