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Posted on: October 5, 2018

September 28, 2018 - Boys & Girls Club Playground

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The City of Chicopee with its federal Community Development Block grant was pleased to contribute to the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club.  Over 150 volunteers along with KaBOOM, a national nonprofit, built the new playgound in under 6 hours. &nb...
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Posted on: October 2, 2018

September 19, 2018 - Rental Property Training

Based upon participant feedback from the City's Spring 2018 Rental Property training's, the City of Chicopee's Office of Community Development is hosting an in-dept trainings on Habitability, Code Compliance, and Lead Hazards.
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Posted on: August 2, 2018

July 10, 2018 - Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visits Chicopee

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What a pleasant surprise, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Mayor Kos stopped at Goodworks Coffee House during a tour of Chicopee Center. The small business received financial support through the Community Development Block Grant program and small business planni...
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Posted on: July 10, 2018

June 25, 2018 - Chicopee Falls Library Renovation

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The start of school may seem far off but not for the folks at Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start.  Their construction team is hard at work renovating the former Chicopee Falls Library for a September Grand-Reopening.  In addition to...
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Posted on: June 26, 2018

June 13, 2018 - Valley Opportunity Council Open House on Maple Street

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On June 13th, the Valley Opportunity Council held an Open House for the Maple Street duplex. The City had provided federal HOME Investment Partnership program to fund the demolition of a derelict house and the construction of two beautiful new apartments....
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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Chicopee Receives Grant for the Installation of Two Electric Car Charging Stations

On Thursday, November 8th, 2018, The Chicopee City Council accepted a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) totaling $9,825.00 to help offset 50% of the costs associated with the purchase of equipment for two (2) el...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Chicopee City Council Approves Mayor's Order to Continue Funding Multifamily Housing Initiative

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the Chicopee City Council passed an order filed by Mayor Richard J. Kos to continue funding the Multifamily Housing Initiative for FY 2019. This incentive program is focused on encouraging owner-occupancy of three-family hou...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Chicopee Targets Textile Recovery for Trash Reduction

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The City of Chicopee, in partnership with Bay State Textiles and Simple Recycling, has today announced a 2-part textile recovery program to remove reusable textile materials from the trash.

Bay State Textile collection boxes have been placed at 16 municipa...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Chicopee Receives Two Grants for the Removal of the Lower Bemis Pond Dam

The City of Chicopee has been awarded two grants totaling $287,000 to help offset the costs associated with the breach and removal of the Lower Bemis Pond Dam at Szot Park.

The City received a $165,000 grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energ...

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