May 12 2016
Comments Off on THE HAMPSHIRE MALL MANAGEMENT TEAM WELCOMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

Lynn Gray  began employment in March of 2016 and has extensive knowledge of the shopping center industry. She is a graduate of Holyoke Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. She returns to Hampshire Mall after holding the positions of Marketing Assistant, Assistant Marketing Director, and Marketing Director within Pyramid Management Group from 1995 -2005. Prior to her return, Ms. Gray  held various roles within General Growth Management over...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on The Key To Success

Like many, I focused on becoming successful. I read and listened to authors give ‘how-to’ advice and define success, but I struggled with the concept and finding fulfillment. Even ‘spiritual’ concepts of success — finding peace, the right spouse or financial security from living within your means — left me thinking, ‘it’s still measurable and can be lost through no fault of my own.’ I believed in having the goal of success but just needed to find the...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on How NOT to Landscape Your Yard!

Below I warn you about landscaping errors to avoid. Most of these errors are not catastrophic. Nonetheless, it’s often the little things that add up to make or break a landscape design so it behooves you to avoid these mistakes. Let me also note that, while these lessons are intended for homeowners who do not in any way consider themselves experts in landscape design, I do assume that you’ve at least dabbled in gardening a bit. This will help you avoid basic mistakes...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on Massachusetts’ Gender Wage Gap Costs the State’s Women More Than $11 Billion Per Year

If the gap between women’s and men’s wages in Massachusetts were eliminated, each woman who holds a full-time, year-round job in the state could afford to buy food for 1.6 more years, pay mortgage and utilities for six more months, or pay rent for more than 10 additional months. Basic necessities like these would be particularly important for the 26 percent of Massachusetts’ woman-headed households currently living below the poverty level. “This analysis is a sobering...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on Civility, Honesty, Integrity: A Search for Fairness Diamond and Silk Talk About What Matters

There was a time in our social discourse when civility was a benchmark standard. That standard has changed giving rise to questions about where has civility gone. During the time that the media was assassinating the character of Michael Jackson, Diamond and Silk asked the same question. They felt that something in the public discourse had been lost and needed to be restored. The question of where civility has gone was at the center of the 1997 research article, The Meaning of...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on Women & Politics: Do The Candidates Want Our Votes?

We only need to look back at the 2012 presidential election to measure the importance of the women’s vote.  If numbers alone could tell the story, the statistics shown in the graphic entitled Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections from the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) would say it all.  CAWP reported that a greater percentage of the women that were registered voters reported actually voting as compared to the number of registered men that reported voting. ...

Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on Getting In Shape for the Big Day

Are you looking to slim and tone for the big day? Proper exercise and diet are lifelong pursuits, but if you are trying to lose another pound or two before the day finally comes, try some of these tips. First, start drinking more water. Right now. Sometimes our cravings for snacks are actually signals of thirst from our body. Try drinking an entire glass of water next time you feel like reaching for chips or cookies, give it a few minutes and see if you still have that craving....

Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on New Marketing Director for Peter Pan Bus Lines

Peter Pan Bus Lines based in Springfield has announced that Danielle Veronesi is now the new Marketing Director for the company. Mrs. Veronesi will be responsible for overseeing Peter Pan’s Marketing Department, which includes but is not limited to creating digital advertising in multimarket through multimedia platforms. Her expertise and daily responsibilities will serve as an integral part in Peter Pan’s success. Mrs. Veronesi brings with her over fifteen years of experience...

Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on Jana Bertera Joins Park Square Realty

Ted Cassell, President of Park Square Realty, is pleased to announce that Jana Bertera has joined Park Square Realty’s West Springfield Office as a Sales Associate. Jana will be specializing in residential listings and sales. Jana has been a real estate agent for four years with another local real estate company. Prior to real estate, Jana was the store manager at Burlington Coat Factory for seven years. In that position, Jana has developed excellent sales, customer service...

Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on Marissa Donato of Springfield is one of 54 Advanced Placement Teachers Named as Mass Insight Education Partners in Excellence Award Winners

Springfield Central High School Advanced Placement (AP) Biology teacher Marissa Donato is being honored with Mass Insight Education’s Partners in Excellence Award in Boston on April 5th. The award recognizes 54 teachers from Mass Insight Education’s AP STEM and English program for helping more students successfully take AP courses and prepare for college. Donato followed the advice that she gives her AP students at the start of the year. “I tell them if they do the work,...

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