• July 14, 2011

Participants of a U.S. State Department program will meet with city officials and take a tour of Holyoke. Participants come from 18 different countries from every area of the world. Academics participating in a State Department institute from 18 different…

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Fairfield Avenue in Holyoke gets its own historical commission

  • November 30, 2010

Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 2:39 AM Mike Plaisance, The Republican Mike Plaisance, The Republican2009 rebecca lisi fairfield avenueThe Republican file photoHolyoke City Councilor Rebecca Lisi on historic Fairfield Avenue.HOLYOKE - A street in the Highlands neighborhood has become the…

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Holyoke councilors say no to responsible employer ordinance

  • October 8, 2010

from The Republican,Published: Thursday, October 07, 2010, 5:10 PMHOLYOKE – The City Council has rejected a proposal for a so-called responsible employer ordinance because of concerns that requirements in the law would thwart big projects and invite a lawsuit.Requirements that…

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Build Local, Hire Local

  • August 24, 2010

Holyoke's proposed REO would require contractors to set aside jobs for residentsfrom The Valley Advocate, August 26, 2010By Maureen TurnerThe city of Holyoke is poised for somewhat of a building renaissance these days, points out at-large City Councilor Rebecca Lisi.…

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No chicken of due process

  • July 7, 2010

Misleading the publicunpublished Letter to the Editor(submitted to both The Sun and The Republican June 22, 2010)from The Sun, July 16- 22, 2010Dear Editor, This letter is in response to City Councilor Patti Devine’s Letter to the Editor entitled “No…

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