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James Kurose to Head Directorate for National Science Foundation

September 26th, 2014
AMHERST — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected UMass Amherst Professor James Kurose to serve as assistant director for its directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). The three-year appointment...

Communities Awarded $7 Million for Municipal-resiliency Projects

September 26th, 2014
BOSTON – Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett has awarded $7.4 million in grants to municipalities under the Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative. The funding will be used for six projects to implement...

Coldwell Banker Ranked Among Top Charitable Contributors

September 26th, 2014
BOSTON — The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Chicopee, Longmeadow, and Westfield announced that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England has been ranked as one of the top corporate charitable contributors in...

Employment Picture Improves Slightly in Massachusetts

September 26th, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for August were down in most labor-market areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The preliminary...

UMass Moves Up in Ranking of Public Universities

September 25th, 2014
AMHERST — UMass Amherst now ranks among the nation’s top 30 public universities, moving up 10 spots during the past year in the 2015 Best Colleges guide released recently by U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 600 public,...

UMass Among Entities to Be Caught ‘Green-handed’

September 25th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW — Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer and new XLERATOReco hand dryer, announced registered projects for the third annual international Green Apple Day of...

‘Mornings with the Mayor’ Session Slated for Oct. 16

September 25th, 2014
CHICOPEE — MicroTek Inc. will be hosting “Mornings with the Mayor” on Oct. 16 at its new location, 2070 Westover Road in Chicopee. Coffee and light breakfast refreshments will be served, while Mayor Richard Kos provides updates...

Caregiver Homes Receives Highest Status of Case Management

September 25th, 2014
BOSTON — Caregiver Homes Network Inc. has achieved the highest accreditation status of case-management accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The structured family-caregiving model of care delivered by...

Springfield Falcons, Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Affiliation

September 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Falcons and Columbus Blue Jackets are extending their affiliation through the 2015-16 season with an option for two additional years, Falcons President Sarah Pompea and Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo...

Pro-casino Ad Focuses on Jobs

September 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The first television commercial defending the state’s casino law focuses on Springfield and the prospects for thousands of new jobs if a gaming complex is built in the city’s South End. The ad, from the casino-backed...

Westfield State to Host Lecture Series on Public Higher Education

September 24th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Westfield State University will host Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg as part of its Guest Lecture Series on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Scanlon Banquet Hall. Sahlberg will present his lecture, “Protecting the Promise...

New UMass Football Facilities to Be Dedicated Sept. 26

September 24th, 2014
AMHERST — As part of the 2014 homecoming festivities, the UMass Amherst will officially hold dedication celebrations for the new UMass Football Performance Center and the Martin and Richard Jacobson Press & Skybox Complex on Sept. 26. The...

STCC Names Collins Dean of Academic Advising and Student Success

September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Kamari Collins was recently appointed to the position of dean of academic advising and student success at Springfield Technical Community College by the STCC board of trustees after serving as the college’s director of...

Fourteen Bulkley Richardson Attorneys Selected as ‘Best Lawyers’

September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Fourteen lawyers from Bulkley Richardson were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2015. Bulkley Richardson had the most honorees of any law firm in Springfield, with 12 of its 14 selected...

Seven Robinson Donovan Attorneys Named to ‘Best Lawyers’

September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Robinson Donovan, P.C. announced that seven of its attorneys will be included in the 2015 edition of the prestigious national guide Best Lawyers in America. Robinson Donovan attorneys were included in a number of categories,...