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Open house showcases latest Rebuild Together Springfield project

Debbie Gardner
debbieg@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The paint was still drying in some areas of 90 Bowles St. at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 as staff from Rebuild Together Springfield prepared to welcome visitors to three open house events at the property that day.<b...
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First details about reopening of Student Prince and the Fort revealed

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The first details about the reopening of The Student Prince and The Fort were revealed at the Board of License Commissioners on Sept. 25....
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UMass Center celebrates grand opening at Tower Square

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Center at Tower Square celebrated its official grand opening of its 2,600-square-foot facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 24 with <a target="_blank" href="http:...
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Baker, Coakley fail to highlight differences

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

NEWS ANALYSISSPRINGFIELD – Political pundits watch a political debate, such as the one on Sept. 29 at CityStage featuring the five gubernatorial candidates, in the same way fight fans watch a ...
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Commission hear issues shared by LGBT elders

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

HOLYOKE – Whether or not a senior citizen who is gay wishes to come out or how a transgender person is treated in a nursing home were two of the issues brought up at a state commission meeting in Holyoke on Sept. 23. The challenges of aging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) are t...
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Building improvements help lower asthma rates

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – According to a presentation made at the School Committee meeting on Sept. 18, significant strides have been made in improving the city’s school buildings resulting in a 4 percent decrease in the asthma rate among students.Before a presentation of a report by Executive Director ...
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UMass Springfield offers workforce training

Tyler Leahy

SPRINGFIELD – People seeking workforce training will have another option in the city.Workforce training classes are being conducted at the new UMass Springfield Center at <a target="_blank" href="http://visittowersquare.c...
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New Caring Health Center named in honor of Congressman Richard Neal

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The new Caring Health Center facility on Main Street in the South End now bears the name of Congressman Richard E. Neal in recognition of his support of the construction of the n...
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Pro-casino television commerical highlights job creation

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The first television commercial supporting the casino law for the upcoming referendum emphasized the job creation power of casinos in the Bay State.The MGM Springfield offices were bursting with supporters as the comm...
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BID announces new director and lighting project

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) has a new permanent executive director, a new website and a new capital improvement plan. The announcements were made on Sept. 16 at a press event during which BID Board Chair Skip Lessard announced that BID Executive Director...
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Springfield City Council to appeal biomass plant

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The City Council is gearing up for another fight to prevent Palmer Renewable Energy’s proposed biomass facility, but who will ...
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Dunbar YMCA discusses $1.6 million mortgage and future

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – More than 100 residents of the Mason Square area attended a meeting at Spring of Hope Church on Sept. 11, which addressed the current $1.6 million mortgage and the future status of the nearly 100-year-old <a target="_blan...
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Putnam to participate in Boston Scholar Athletes Program

By G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The School Committee learned of a pilot program offer by Boston-based organization designed to help high school students with their academics while at the same time encouraging involvement in sports at its meeting on Sept. 3. Boston Scholar Athletes has started a pilot program ...
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New operations center to be built for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

Chris Goudreau
cgoudreau@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Sept. 5 for a new operations center at 665 Cottage Street that covers 18.3 acres, nearly three times the size of the current operations center at the near...
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