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January 2018

HOLYOKE SOUP – SPARK, with Tessa Murphy Romboletti


[UPDATE Feb 7th, 2018]: Due to a snowstorm, SPARK re-scheduled the Holyoke SOUP event for Thursday, February 15th of 2018 at the same time and location.

Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, Director of SPARK, supports businesses in development to connect, learn, and thrive, through a series of courses, and access to tools and resources they need to be successful. One of these initiatives is Holyoke Soup, a community gathering to know and support new emerging local businesses. The first Holyoke Soup event of 2018, also is taking place at a new venue, The HCC Culinary Arts Institute. We talk about it and the plans for SPARK in 2018.


The Holyoke Soup event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7th Thursday, February 15 of 2018, starting at 5:30PM, at the HCC Culinary Arts Institute, located in CUBIT Building, 164 Race Street, in Holyoke, MA.

SPARK also will be announcing soon the creation of a new collaborative workspace in Downtown Holyoke. Stay tuned with Radioplasma for more information on this.

You can follow all the activities of SPARK on their website,



The Holyoke Hummus Company is celebrating the first year anniversary of their restaurant located at 285 High Street in Holyoke, MA. this January 17th, 2018. The Holyoke Hummus Cafe is not only a local place to get great falafel, hummus, and other delicious food but is also becoming a social hub for community engagement. Listen to this conversation with John L. Grossman and Dawn Cordeiro, about the experiences over the past year, and how this family business is the connector with many local resources, and also an inspiration for other businesses.

HolyokeCafeLogoJoin the celebration, visit the Holyoke Hummus Cafe, follow their activities for the next Food Truck season, and now you can order your hummus and falafel for delivery:

You can also follow Holyoke Hummus on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram



2018 Holyoke Inaugural Ceremony


The first official event of 2018, is the Inaugural Ceremony, where elected officials get sworn in. Mayor Alex Morse, will serve his fourth term and for the very first time, also this will be a four year term for a Mayor in Holyoke. This ceremony also sworn in the City Clerk, members of City Council, and School Committee.

You can listen to the full event, that took place at the Holyoke City Hall Auditorium, at 10:01 on January 2nd, 2018. This is a co-production of radioplasma and Holyoke Media.

Video of the event will be available once Holyoke Media publishes it.

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