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Westover Air Reserve Base breaks ground on $46M hangar, opens $11M firearms range

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CHICOPEE — More than $57 million in improvements will move hundreds of Westover Air Reserve Base employees out of the cold, rain, snow or blazing sun and allow them to do many of their jobs more efficiently and comfortably. Military officers joined with federal and local officials Tuesday to break ground on a hangar designed for the inspections base personnel perform on the country’s fleet of C-5M...

Westover ARB completes new shooting range and breaks ground for hangar

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – An event was held at Westover Air Reserve Base for the start of a new aircraft maintenance hangar and the completed indoor small-arms firing range. Breaking ground on a new airplane hangar took place at Westover Air Reserve Base Tuesday. The hangar is for maintenance of C-5 aircrafts and the inspection program for them that takes place at Westover. The current airplane han...

Westover opens new firing range, breaks ground on new hangar

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CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Some big changes are happening over at the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee and officials said Tuesday these new updates will help the Air Force better serve our country. The Westover Air Reserve Base welcomed some special guests to the base on Tuesday to celebrate a groundbreaking. The ceremony marked the start of construction for a hangar. It will allow maintenan...

Neal Statement on House Vote to Raise the Debt Ceiling

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SPRINGFIELD, MA – Tonight, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 1301 to keep the country under the debt limit through approximately December 3: “Preserving the full faith and credit of the United States is a bipartisan, bicameral responsibility. We have tempo...

Neal Reminds Students to Participate in Congressional App Challenge

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Springfield, MA – Congressman Richard E. Neal encourages students in the First Congressional District of Massachusetts to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC accepts computer programs (or apps) written in any programming language, for any platform (desktop/PC, web, mobile, raspberry Pi, etc.). The Challenge’s...

Springfield Museums among latest venues to get COVID recovery money

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A new round of federal COVID relief money has been awarded in western Massachusetts to venues that depend on ticket sales to stay in business. Among the latest recipients of funds from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program is the Springfield Museums which was awarded $1.2 million. Museums President Kay Simpson said it will make up for losses suffered when ...

Neal Joins Springfield Museums to Celebrate $1.2 Million in SBA Funding

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Springfield, MA – Today, Congressman Richard E. Neal joined President and CEO of Springfield Museums Kay Simpson and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Massachusetts District Director Robert Nelson for the announcement of a $1,202,953 Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG). As part of the American Rescue Plan, the SVOG program provided over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues and was a...

Springfield Museums receive $1.2 million in federal funding to help with financial losses from COVID

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SPRINGFIELD — When the Springfield Museums closed to the public during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it was the first time in their history. “Our museums are more than 160 years old. We have never in our history been closed to the public. It was shocking,” said Kay Simpson, president and CEO of the Springfield Museums. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, state Reps. Carlos Gonzalez and Bud Williams,...

Federal funding awarded to Springfield Museums

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Museums received $1.2 million in funding. This is all part of pandemic recovery efforts by the federal government. Museums officials said this money will ensure doors stay open. This is a lifeline to help these institutions to survive and to recover and to thrive. The Small Business Administration awarded the Springfield Museums a $1.2 million Shuttered Venu...

Mass Humanities Announces Recipients of SHARP Grants for COVID Response

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(Northampton, MA - October 7, 2021 ) Mass Humanities has announced grants to 90 organizations across Massachusetts to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus. Totaling almost $1 million, the “Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP)” grants were made possible through funding provided to the National Endowment fo...

STCC Received $7.35 Million in Grants to Enhance STEM Education

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College has been awarded two grants worth more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to boost student success among Latinx and low-income students in STEM fields, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announced on Wednesday during a visit to STCC. “I am thrilled to celebrate the success of Springfield Technical Community College’s grant applica...

US Rep. Richard Neal announces $7.35M boost to STCC for STEM education including Latinx, low-income outreach

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SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced Wednesday two grants for science, technology, engineering and math-centered programs at Springfield Technical Community College totaling $7.35 million. Both grants are over five years and both focus on recruiting and retaining through graduation Hispanic and low income students in STEM fields by meeting challenges like transportatio...

Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal and Officials Join with Related Companies to Announce Renovations at Skyview Downtown

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SPRINGFIELD - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management (PBRM) Director Patrick Sullivan joined with Congressman Richard Neal, President of the Springfield Museums Kay Simpson, President of Related Beal Kimberly Sherman-Stamler, Vice Chairman of Related Companies Jeffrey Brodsky, President of R...

A comeback realized: $50M renovation of Skyview Downtown housing in Springfield draws praise

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SPRINGFIELD — Local, state and federal officials gathered Tuesday to hail a completed $50 million renovation project at the Skyview Downtown housing complex on Chestnut Street, a comeback that they said ended decades of difficulties. The four-building, 489-unit complex, known previously as Chestnut Park Apartments and Chestnut Tower, opened in 1976 as a luxury high-rise. But over the decades it fe...

US Rep. Richard Neal expects passage of spending package with adjustments

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SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal said Tuesday that he is confident that a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure and social spending bill will pass Congress, but with some accommodations to bring down the price tag. “It’s going to get done,” said Neal, D-Springfield, who is chairman of House Ways and Means. “I think we can reassure everybody. I think the initiative that the president has prop...