January 31, 2014

Archive | Business

Special permits bridge gap

WESTFIELD – The Zoning Board of Appeals approved a dimensional special permit to construct an aerial pedestrian bridge linking two buildings o  a business complex Wednesday night. Frank and Kari DeMarinis currently own a majority of the businesses and buildings located on separate building lots at 209 and 217 Root Road. The couple petitioned the […]

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Voc-Tech preps aviation program for take-off

WESTFIELD – Westfield Superintendent Dr. Suzanne Scallion is leading efforts to improve dropout and graduation rates in the city’s high schools and has an affinity for developing alternative programs to encourage students to stay in school. To this end, she is looking to expand offerings at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, which had an increase […]

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Human Resources Unlimited gets grant

WESTFIELD – Human Resources Unlimited, a Springfield-based non-profit organization that connects adults who are mentally or physically disabled or socially disadvantaged to their community, announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. EOLWD Secretary Joanne F. Goldstein announced that $244,426 in state funding will be dedicated […]

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Property owners react to BID challenge

WESTFIELD – In the wake of the introduction of a petition to dissolve the city’s Business Improvement District, property owners in Westfield are weighing in with their reaction to the situation. Due to a provision in a state law signed in August of 2012, property owners within the BID boundaries who chose to opt out […]

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