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

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

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

Valley Flyer Train Service

After reduced service since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Valley Flyer train service will be restored to full service starting July 26th.

Holyoke Tourism

In 2018, the City of Holyoke, through the Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED) was awarded a $100,000 Community Mitigation Fund grant from the

Rapid Recovery Plan Update

On June 10th, Rapid Recovery Plan program consultant, Dr. Lomax Campbell, made a presentation on Phase I of the program. The presentation included information on

Restaurant Listening Session

On May 25th, Acting Mayor Terry Murphy held a Restaurant Listening Session in Holyoke City Hall Ballroom. He was joined by Aaron Vega, Director of

GTI Plans Expansion in Holyoke

Marijuana grower and retailer, Green Thumb Industries (GTI) is planning an expansion in Holyoke. GTI was the first cannabis company to start operating in Holyoke

Organizations Celebrate National Bike Month

On Wednesday, May 12th, several organizations came together on Main Street in Holyoke to celebrate National Bike Month. Neighbor to Neighbor, Nueva Esperanza, ValleyBike, RadSpringfield,

Holyoke Waves Some License Fees

As part of an effort to help businesses in Holyoke cope with the ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, the City of Holyoke’s License Board,

Trulieve Investing in Holyoke

In summer 2019, Trulieve Cannabis Corp. purchased the historic Hadley Company Mill at 56 North Canal Street and 7 North Bridge Street for $3.2 million.

Hazen Paper Company Wins Award

Hazen Paper Company of Holyoke has been award the Next Century Award by Associated Industries of Massachusetts. The award honors employers, community organizations and individuals

Canal Walk Roll & Stroll

The Race Street Canal Walk has been extended into a pedestrian-friendly walk for the fall season, named “Canal Walk Roll & Stroll”. The project is

Avalon Lounge & Game Café

The HRA recently awarded a Center City Liquor License to Avalon Lounge & Game Café for their restaurant at The Wauregan, 286 Dwight Street. Avalon was founded in 2019

MassWorks Grant for South Holyoke

The City of Holyoke has secured a $6.56 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant for streetscape improvements in the area around Carlos Vega Park in South

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Library Commons

Way Finders recently broke ground on phase one of Library Commons, a mixed income housing development adjacent to the Holyoke Public Library. The development will

South Holyoke Housing

The Holyoke Redevelopment Authority has partnered with the Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA) to develop between 28 and 60 new units of housing on 26 vacant

New Valley Flyer Rail Line

Amtrak has started a new rail line serving Holyoke called the Valley Flyer. This adds to the already reestablished passenger rail service in Holyoke provided