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300+ APARTMENTS PRESERVED IN SPRINGFIELD

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – MassDevelopment has issued a $37,890,326 tax-exempt bond and a $988,891 taxable bond on behalf of BC Baystate Place LLC, an affiliate of Beacon Communities LLC, which is using proceeds to buy, renovate, and equip the Baystate Place apartment complex located at 414 Chestnut St. in Springfield’s Memorial Square neighborhood. Built in 1974,…

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Springfield JCC Announces 2021 Hanukkah Programming

SPRINGFIELD, MA (November 2021) – The Springfield Jewish Community Center has announced its slate of 2021 Hanukkah programming in celebration of the most recognizable holiday on the Jewish calendar. There’s a wide variety of program offerings both old and new, in-person and virtual, for audiences of all ages.   “For the past few years, it’s…

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Glenmeadow Honors Dedicated Volunteer Board Members

LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow recently held their 137th Annual Meeting on November 8, 2021, honoring three board members who passed away during the last year. The meeting also included an election of officers, one new board member, and 13 new corporate ambassadors.   John Gallup, Rabbi Jerome Gurland, and Norman Smith, all formerly of Longmeadow, were memorialized as…

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Springfield DPW Awarded 2021 Silver Award from American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts for Design and Construction of Six Corners Roundabout

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Christopher M. Cignoli are pleased to announce that the City of Springfield DPW and project designer, Fuss & O’Neill, have been awarded the 2021 Silver Award from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Massachusetts for Design and Construction of Six…

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Tara Kurtz-Boucher Named MHA’s Vice President of Integration and Community Living

SPRINGFIELD –Tara Kurtz-Boucher remembers accompanying a crisis-intervention trained police officer on a walk through downtown Northampton responding to individuals who had called emergency services with issues of substance use, co-occurring mental health disorders, and homelessness. It was an “eye-opening” experience in Kurtz-Boucher’s extensive career of helping others, and one which has taken her from direct…

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Halloran Sage Welcomes New Attorney to Springfield Office

The law firm of Halloran Sage welcomed Associate Andrew LeGrant to the firm’s recently established Springfield office. LeGrant practices in the Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Business & Transactions groups, handling matters including acquisitions, sales, leasing, and financing. He brings prior experience in transactional real estate as well as familiarity with the title insurance process,…

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Tapestry, Baystate Health and Westfield State University Collaborate to Host Say It Nicer Movie Premiere and Panel Event

Springfield, MA– Tapestry, Baystate Health and Westfield State University to collaborate for the premiere of Tapestry’s film Say It Nicer, a documentary about harm reduction, love and art. The event will kick off Baystate’s Words Matter campaign on anti-stigma education and feature a full screening of the film followed by a panel discussion.    The art-filled documentary…

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MCLA Offers Virtual Info Session on Radiologic Technology Program Nov. 16

NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold a virtual information session on the College’s Radiologic Technology concentration at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16.   This virtual event is free and open to the public; register at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdOGrpz0pHtyramwABiCXEAf3VqKPfK3O.   Prospective students looking to enter the health care field, or who are interested in health…

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Area students compete in mock stock market competition

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Do today’s students have what it takes to succeed on Wall Street? Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM) thinks so. The organization will turn the Cedars Banquet Facility, 375 Island Pond Road, Springfield, into a mock New York Stock Exchange for the largest single-day student Stock Market Competition in North America. This…

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Florence Bank Promotes Alicia Valentine of Hampden to Assistant Vice President / Cash Management Relationship Officer

FLORENCE—Florence Bank has promoted Alicia Valentine of Hampden to the position of assistant vice president / cash management relationship officer.   Valentine brings 15 years of banking knowledge to her new position. In this role, she will provide support to the bank’s commercial customer base by utilizing her in-depth knowledge of cash management products and…

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