Archive | March, 2010

Train of Thought

Train of Thought

Is the Time Finally Right for Springfield?s Union Station? The hands on the large clock in the main lobby of Springfield’s Union Station haven’t moved in nearly 40 years. For this landmark built in 1926 by the Boston and Albany Railroad, time has stood still — literally. But time hasn’t run out, insist those now […]

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Putting the Recession Behind Us

The recession is over — in Massachusetts, anyway. That was the word from Pennsylvania-based Moody’s Economy.com, which has analyzed employment, production, and housing data, and concluded that the Bay State began a recovery in January, thus becoming one of the 22 states with growing economies. “The data has been strong enough to move Massachusetts out […]

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Paws for Effect

Paws for Effect

How the Business Community Has Made the Zoo in Forest Park a Pet Project The Zoo in Forest Park has long been part of the fabric of Western Mass. But only a few years ago the facility was on the ropes and in danger of closing its doors. Members of the business community volunteered their […]

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Numbers Game

Numbers Game

Area Colleges Are Applying Imagination to Enrollment- building Efforts American International College is targeting young people in China, as well as individuals who simply can’t find a seat at a four-year school in California. Meanwhile, UMass Amherst is putting added focus on out-of-state students. These are just some of the strategies being applied as area […]

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