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South Holyoke Homes

South Holyoke Homes

The Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA) has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Massachusetts Community Scale Housing Initiative (CSHI) for Phase I of South Holyoke Homes. The 12-unit project has also received $550,000 in HOME funds from the City of Holyoke, $840,000 in permanent financing from PeoplesBank, and $908,759…
Dwight Street Community Garden

Dwight Street Community Garden

On Saturday, June 26th, Neighbor to Neighbor held a Garden Opening party at the newly constructed community garden at the corner of Dwight and Pine Street. The event was well attended by community members from the neighborhood, who took the opportunity to plant produce in the new garden. The Community…
El Paraiso Colombiano Restaurant

El Paraiso Colombiano Restaurant

The Holyoke Redevelopment Authority recently awarded a Center City Liquor License to El Paraiso Colombiano Restaurant. A grand opening was held on April 2, 2021 for the new establishment at 351 High Street. El Paraiso Colombiano is a family friendly restaurant that offers Colombian cuisine. Decorated with Colombian décor, customers…

Holyoke has energy. The City’s founders had this in mind in 1847 when they built a dam across the Connecticut River to power the paper mills. Holyoke’s hydropower creates the cheapest and cleanest electricity in New England. Today, Holyoke’s energy is also driven by its people: creative entrepreneurs who hustle to innovate, a proud Puerto Rican population which is the largest per capita outside Puerto Rico, a thriving Irish community who hosts the second largest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in the country, and community of thousands of people who do business, live, work and play in Holyoke every day.