Mount Tom Power Plant Site Reuse Study

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Ninigret Partners, in cooperation with the City of Holyoke, would like to invite you to the Public Kickoff Meeting for the Mount Tom Power Plant Site Reuse Study.

MassCEC, the City of Holyoke and Ninigret Partners are undertaking a study of the site of the Mount Tom coal-fired power plant in order to assess the potential for cleanup and reuse of the site. The plant has been taken offline, and this study seeks to ...

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Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) – a Launch Party for New Products

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6p.m., The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA; a data center dedicated to supporting the growing research computing needs of five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts will host the 2nd Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) through the generous sponsorship of the City of Holyoke.

PINS, a quarterly product launch party designed to showcase a wide range of new and innovative products within the Pioneer Valley. The platform ...

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Revamped Festival Gives Nod to Return of Passenger Rail

In anticipation of the return of passenger rail service to Holyoke and in an effort evolve from past successes of Discover Holyoke Day; the non-profit marketing group PassportHolyoke has expanded its fall festival into a three day series of art and cultural events called Next Stop: Holyoke.  This Columbus Day weekend, October 11-12, the Paper City will put on display its art, music, food, sport, history and culture for all to celebrate.

Through a collaboration of local cultural non-profit ...

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Conway School Urban Collaborative to Present Design Work in Holyoke

The City of Holyoke and the Conway School presented its first Urban Collaborative work on Thursday, June 12 from 6:30-7:30PM in the storefront of the Latino Professional Building, located at 225 High Street in Holyoke.

The projects were undertaken by Conway School graduate students with guidance from City and community leaders in Holyoke and Springfield over the winter and spring months, and present planning recommendations on topics such as innovative urban placemaking, green streets and urban agriculture.

In January the City of ...

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Events Tap Power of Social Media to Promote New Products

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6p.m., the City of Holyoke’s City Hall second floor Auditorium will be the host site of the very first Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS); a series of quarterly events designed to showcase a wide range of new and innovative products and services from Massachusetts-based companies.

PINS, a grass roots, no frills, innovation exhibit showcasing at various locations throughout the Valley has two main goals to generate brand awareness and job creation. The live Pioneer Valley Innovation ...

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Post Oil City: The History of the Urban Future

An Exhibition of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/

Institute for Cultural Relations with support from Goethe Institut Boston

September 1- October 31, 2013
Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

 

At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, any solution for dealing with the effects of climate change and the end of  development based on fossil fuels has to take city planning into account.

The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the Urban Future,” presents innovative projects in ...

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Documentary on Holyoke Pop-up Restaurant

This April, the Holyoke Public Library and the Office of Planning and Economic Development co-sponsored Holyoke: Points of View – a month long celebration of art and culture.  Among the festivities produced was a pop-up art & dinning fundraiser called “Deposit”, the brain-child of Holyoke native Brendan Cieko.

Ceiko brought top chefs from Boston (Whisk) to the Paper City ...

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Rail Platform Design Meeting Scheduled

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Holyoke Transportation Center, Room 402-403, to show the current status of the Passenger Rail platform design and hear feedback from the community. The public in encouraged to attend and hear a presentation from the consultant, Michael Baker Engineering, Inc., followed by a question and feedback period.

Construction of the rail platform is planned for this year on the southeast corner of Main and Dwight Streets and ...

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Holyoke: POV draws crowds downtown

It’s been happening for decades – but now boiling over – Holyoke has seen in influx of artists; designers and producers of creative, cultural and intellectual products that are being exported around the globe. Once a city with the most millionaires per capita, Holyoke is again asserting itself on the world stage.

Holyoke: Points of View was a series of art and cultural events in April 2013 that drew thousands to Holyoke’s redeveloping downtown center. Made possible by the ...

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Get Your Business Online with Google

The EDC is partnering with Google to offer a free training for small business on how to take your business from offline to online on April 15 at the Springfield Marriott.

Google will provide guidance on how to build a free website, register a domain name and create an online business listing. They will also cover tools to help increase your online exposure through search engine optimization, using web analytics and increasing customer satisfaction, loyalty and word of mouth promotion.

Even if your ...

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