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Bob Bolduc and Pride Stores President Marsha Del Monte (right) present a $10,000 check

Bob Bolduc: CEO of Pride Stores

Bob Bolduc Cooks Up New Ways to Better the Lives of Young People When Mavis Wanczyk scored the single largest lottery win in U.S. history last August — with a ticket purchased at a Pride station in Chicopee — she wasn’t the only winner. No, the store — meaning its owner, Bob Bolduc — got […]

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Thanks to experiences made possible by the Eureka program, Stella Cabrera has her sights set on being a biochemist.

Girls Inc. of Holyoke

Girls Inc. Inspires Members to Be Strong, Smart, and Bold Cynthia Carson admits it got quite crowded in her place last November. Indeed, by her count, there were as many as 19 people camping out in her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., including her two children. But this gathering was her idea, so she certainly wasn’t […]

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Evan Plotkin: President of NAI Plotkin

Evan Plotkin Works to Fill in the Canvas Known as Springfield The small bronze plaque is starting to show its age. Fastened to a rectangular stone near the former Court Square Hotel and the old Hampden County Courthouse, it proudly celebrates work done to clean up a walkway that connects Court Square with State Street. […]

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