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PeoplesBank Again Named a “Top Place To Work”

November 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE — Recently, The Boston Globe recognized PeoplesBank as a Top Place To Work for the third year in a row. Massachusetts-based companies that are eligible for Top Place To Work consideration undergo a rigorous evaluation by survey firm...

Massachusetts Adds 1,200 Jobs in October

November 21st, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported this week that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs in October for a total preliminary estimate...

Polish National Credit Union Donates $15,000 to Westfield Senior Center

November 21st, 2014
WESTFIELD — At a check presentation ceremony on November 13, the Polish National Credit Union made a $15,000 donation to the capital campaign of the Friends of the Westfield Senior Center Inc. The donation was made at the Westfield River...

STCC Professor Named 2014 Massachusetts Professor of the Year by Carnegie Foundation

November 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh their 2014...

Yankee Ingenuity

November 20th, 2014
Springfield Developer Bucks Current Trends with Unique, Retro-inspired Project Leslie Clement has always had a creative mind. She graduated from Indiana University with a Liberal Arts degree, having studied dance, music, art, and culture for many...

Dakin Humane Society Exceeds Fall Matching Challenge Campaign

November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has announced the successful conclusion of its Fall Matching Challenge Campaign, in which an anonymous donor agreed to match, dollar-for-dollar, all monetary donations up to $125,000. Thanks to contributions...

Baystate Medical Announces Temporary Traffic Change

November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Access to Baystate Medical Center, including Baystate Children’s Hospital and the Medical Office Building, via the hospital’s Medical Center Drive entrance off Springfield Street will be temporarily closed to both...

Grainger Foundation Supports STCC Foundation

November 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Ill., has donated $5,000 to the Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Foundation in support of its Foundation Innovation Grant program....

Westfield State Honors Westfield Educator

November 20th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Westfield State alumna Jessica Kennedy, assistant principal at South Middle School in Westfield, was one of eight educators to receive the Massachusetts State Universities Alumni Recognition Award for 2014. The State Universities...

Staples to Close More Stores, Posts Solid 3Q

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November 19th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples Inc. says it will close more stores than previously announced this year as it tries to reposition itself to remain competitive. The office supply retailer also delivered a solid third-quarter performance and...

Springfield BID Launches ‘Park with Ease’ program

November 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — In response to ongoing concerns about limited parking in the city’s downtown, the Springfield Business Improvement District has launched a ‘Park with Ease’ program for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend....

Mercy Medical Center to Host ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony

November 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The construction project to expand the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center is on schedule, and a ‘topping off’ ceremony will be held Nov. 20 to mark the completion of the project’s main...

Baystate Franklin Seeking Applications to Fund Community Health Initiatives

November 19th, 2014
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) has issued a request for proposals to not-for-profit and governmental organizations serving Franklin County and the North Quabbin area, to address...

Festival of Trees Premiere Party Slated

November 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Boys & Girls Club will host a Premiere Party for the 14th Annual Festival of Trees on Nov. 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Tower Square, 1500 Main St. The Premier Party is an invitation-only event, held to provide...

Campbell, Trietsch Named to HNE Board

November 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Maura McCaffrey, HNE president & CEO and Mark Keroack, MD, Baystate Health president & CEO, announced that welcome Carol Campbell and Howard Trietsch, MD have been named to the HNE Board of Directors. Campbell is the...