Holyoke awarded $200K for Brownfield Cleanup

The City of Holyoke has been awarded $200,000 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a competitive brownfields cleanup grant that would go towards cleaning up a contaminated property at 689 Main Street. Formerly the location of an automotive sale and service facility known as “Automania”, the half acre site has sat vacant since 1996 in an area that has been used for industrial purposes since 1900. The property has been owned by the City since 1996 for ...

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Grant Program encourages Artists to save — application deadline 10/11

Assets for Artists (A4A) is excited to announce its Fall 2013 grant cycle for artist-entrepreneurs living or operating their creative business anywhere in Massachusetts.

Since 2008, A4A has been committed to helping Massachusetts artists build the foundation for a lifetime of creative work. Apply now to join them!

“This grant and its process was deeply changing, even transformative, ...

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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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Life Science grants awarded to projects in Holyoke

At a press conference at Holyoke Community College, Mayor Alex B. Morse and Governor Patrick announced the award of $9 million in capital grant funds for Western Massachusetts life science projects through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s (MLSC) first round of state-wide grants. These grants are part of a $1 billion investment by Commonwealth over the next 10 years in Massachusetts life sciences. The MLSC awarded grants in Holyoke to the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), Holyoke Community ...

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Dean Technical High School to receive new science laboratories

In an effort to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculum in the City, Dean Technical High School looks to make upgrades to their science laboratories. The State School Building Authority has approved the reimbursement of approximately 80% of the project or $6.3 million. The next step is to seek local approval from the City Council to bond for the remaining funding of the project.

Preparing the future workforce for job opportunities in the growing STEM fields is key to ...

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Holyoke awarded $30K for Creative Economy

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) this week announced new grants to support artist work and live spaces across the Commonwealth through their ArtistLink grant program. The MCC awarded the City of Holyoke $20,000 and an additional $10,000 to the Canal Gallery onDwight Street.

“These funds will allow us to plan for the expansion of the creative economy in Holyoke. At the same time we’ll be able to provide direct assistance to property owners so that they can transform their spaces for ...

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Assets for Artists in Holyoke

Assets for Artists has announced their Fall 2012 grant cycle for art entrepreneurs living and working in Massachusetts. Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines – visual artists, performers, designers, photographers, film-makers, artisans, etc. — whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. By meeting savings goals and by completing required training, participating Massachusetts artists can receive $2,000 ...

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City gets $170,000 for efficiency

Holyoke was recently awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Green Communities Division to help the City reach its energy efficiency goals.

The grant will fund energy upgrades to the City-owned Exhibition Building that houses the Children’s Museum and Volleyball Hall of Fame, such as replacing the boiler, building controls, rooftop units, and installing demand-controlled ventilation. This investment will save the City approximately $20,000 in energy costs every year. Previous energy ...

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EPA Awards $200,000 for Clean-up of Mountain Road

EPA has selected the City of Holyoke for a brownfields cleanup grant.

Grant funds will be used to clean up the eastern parcel of the former Mountain Road Firing Range located on Mountain Road. The 18 acre site was used as a small arms firing range from 1941 until the 1970s. Soil and groundwater at the site are contaminated with metals. The cleaned property will then be partially transferred for conservation purposes and partly for housing development.

 

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