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Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame to Induct Bruce Landon

November 12th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Falcons Director of Hockey Operations Bruce Landon will be recognized for his accomplishments and contributions to hockey in Massachusetts with an induction into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame today. Landon...

Paragus, R.H. White Named ‘Employers of Choice’ by EANE

November 12th, 2014
AGAWAM — Two Massachusetts businesses were selected as Employer of Choice Award recipients by the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast (EANE). Paragus Strategic IT of Hadley and R.H. White Construction Companies, based in Auburn, received their...

Springfield Central Cultural District to Host First Event

November 12th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The new Springfield Central Cultural District will stage its first major event, “Plug into the Creative Valley,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The free event will be held at the Springfield Central Library...

CDH to Kick Off Trees of Love & Thanksgiving Campaign

November 12th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — The trees in the Healing Garden at Cooley Dickinson Hospital will again be aglow this holiday season, and a lighting ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4:30 p.m., will kick off the 15th annual Trees of Love & Thanksgiving...

UMass Records Best-ever Year for Startup Businesses

November 11th, 2014
AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts created six new startup companies within the past year, its best-ever annual performance, and set new records for patent applications and the number of faculty members disclosing inventions, President...

ACCGS Super 60 Lunch Set for Nov. 14

November 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) will stage its 25th annual Super 60 recognition celebration on Nov. 14 at Chez Josef in Agawam. The event’s keynote speaker will be John Maguire, president...

Eye and LASIK Center Announces Gift of Sight Program

November 11th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Just in time for the holidays, and in celebration of the eighth anniversary of the practice’s West Springfield location, the surgeons and staff at Eye and LASIK Center will perform free LASIK for 10 individuals during...

Country Bank Offers Congratulations to Baystate VNA & Hospice

November 11th, 2014
WARE — In 1914, the Ford Motor Co. announced an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for that day’s labor, baseball legend Babe Ruth made his major-league debut with the Boston Red Sox, and the Baystate Visiting Nurse Assoc. was...

Construction Unemployment Falls to Lowest Rate Since 2006

November 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction employers added 12,000 jobs in October and the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4%, the lowest rate for October since 2006, according to an analysis by Associated General Contractors of America....

Bay Bath to Show Documentary ‘What is Philanthropy?’ Tonight

November 10th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — A detailed documentary that focuses on the seemingly simple act of giving will be screened at Bay Path University tonight, Nov. 10, at Mills Theatre on the Longmeadow campus. The event is free and open to the public. The...

Tattoo Afterlife Celebrates Grand Opening in Northampton

November 10th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — On Nov. 8, Tattoo Afterlife, located in the former car-dealership space on the corner of Pleasant and Pearl streets, celebrated its grand opening with guest artists and an afterparty at One Bar & Grill. Matt Olivieri and...

Baystate Dental Receives 2014 Westfield Preservation Award

November 10th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Baystate Dental P.C., with 13 locations in the Greater Springfield region, recently received the 2014 Westfield Preservation Award from the Westfield Historical Commission for the renovation and repurposing of its former...

DevelopSpringfield to Create Downtown Innovation Center

November 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick’s recent announcement of $2 million in MassWorks Infrastructure Program funding to MassDevelopment marks a critical step toward the creation of the Springfield Innovation Center. The project is a...

Morrison Mahoney Elects Jennifer Rymarski Partner

November 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Morrison Mahoney LLP announced that attorney Jennifer Rymarski has been elected a partner. Rymarski, who practices in the Boston-based firm’s Springfield office, serves a wide base of clients in the arenas of medical...

MGM Resorts International Accepts Massachusetts Casino License

November 7th, 2014
BOSTON — MGM Resorts International received a unanimous vote from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, officially granting MGM Springfield a license to operate a resort casino in downtown Springfield. In June, the MGC...