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Devens Weekly News

January 21, 2022

Devens Fire Dept. Receives Grant, Ice Rink Opening, Featured Tweet, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

January 14, 2022

Mask Advisory for Devens, From the Fire Chief's Desk, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

January 07, 2022

Mask Advisory for Devens, Devens DPW & Recreation Update, MassDevelopment's Annual Report, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

December 30, 2021

Mask Update, Devens Residents: Sand & Salt Available, Tweet of the Week, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

December 23, 2021

Happy Holidays, Tweet of the Week, and Calendar of Events.

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After years of doubts, hopes grow that nuclear fusion is finally for real and could help address climate change

Boston Globe, David Abel • December 22, 2021

DEVENS — It’s been compared to everything from a holy grail to fool’s gold: the ultimate solution to clean, readily available energy or an expensive delusion diverting scarce money and brainpower from the urgent needs of rapidly addressing climate change.

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Nuclear Fusion Startup Facility Isn’t the Only Project Heating Up Central Massachusetts Construction Market

Engineering News-Record, by Scott Van Voorhis • December 22, 2021

Beyond being the future site of a revolutionary nuclear fusion startup, a decommissioned military base in Central Massachusetts has become one of the hot spots for construction in Massachusetts beyond Boston, with more than $1 billion in development activity. Construction on hundreds of millions of dollars in new life sciences and other projects is underway or nearing completion at the former Fort Devens Military Base.

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Devens Weekly News

December 17, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Devens Fire Chief Tim Kelley, DEAC News, and Calendar of Events.

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How Little Bee Bookshop came to be

The Harvard Press, by Carlene Phillips • December 17, 2021

“I’m going to own a children’s bookstore in downtown Ayer,” declared Devens resident Debra Rivera one day in the summer of 2020 while sitting on the back porch with her husband. “Imagine children coming into the Little Bee Bookshop,” he responded immediately.

“And it was that simple—I knew it couldn’t be called anything else,” said Rivera. She explained that the name Debra means “bee” in Hebrew, and her husband and his family had often given her bee-themed gifts.

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Devens Weekly News

December 10, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Devens Fire Department Training, The Great Exchange, DEAC, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

December 03, 2021

Devens 2021 Annual Report, Tweet of the Week, Toys for Tots, and Calendar of Events.

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A Massachusetts company leads as the race for fusion energy heats up

WBUR, Bruce Gellerman • December 02, 2021

Some of the same billionaires who pioneered the commercialization of space are now using their fortunes to fund companies to create the energy source of the stars on earth. And a new round of funding is sending MIT spin-off Commonwealth Fusion Systems into orbit.

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Devens 2021 Annual Report

November 30, 2021

Devens 2021 Annual Report - 25 Reasons to Love Devens

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Devens Weekly News

November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Holiday Tree Lighting, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

November 19, 2021

Devens Firefighter Steven Giaimo, Tweet of the Week, YMC Expands, and Holiday Tree Lighting.

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British fluid-device manufacturer to build out Devens facility

Boston Business Journal, Catherine Carlock • November 17, 2021

British medical device manufacturer Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group will break ground this week on a manufacturing facility in Devens, a 150,000-square-foot building that will bring 150 jobs to the area.

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Devens Weekly News

November 12, 2021

Hildreth Elementary School, Community Grant Announcement, Toys for Tots, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

November 05, 2021

$4.1M Helps Accumet Expand in Devens, 2021 Devens Dog & Music Festival and Halloween Parade, Featured Tweet, Elections, and more.

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Accumet Engineering will use $4.1M loan to build 40K-sq.-ft. Devens facility

Worcester Business Journal, Monica Benevides, November 1, 2021 • November 01, 2021

Advanced processing manufacturer Accumet Engineering, Inc., currently based in Hudson and Westford, plans to consolidate its operations in a planned 39,375 square-foot facility in Devens, using a $4.14-million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment, according to a Monday announcement from the state agency.

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Devens Weekly News

October 29, 2021

Halloween Information, Featured Tweet, Election Information, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

October 22, 2021

Featured Tweet, Stormwater Update, Voting, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

October 15, 2021

Harvest Fest Photos, Devens Elections, Featured Tweet, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

October 08, 2021

Featured Tweet, Hydrant Flushing, Flu Clinic, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

October 01, 2021

Harvest Fest on 10/7, Featured Tweet, Flu Clinic, and Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

September 24, 2021

Devens Community Contacts, Devens Fire Chief, Featured Tweet, Harvest Fest, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

September 17, 2021

Honoring the Fallen, Bike Rodeo, Community Yard Sale, Little Bee Bookshop, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

September 10, 2021

Featured tweet, Devens' Third Annual Residents Dinner, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

September 03, 2021

Devens Third Annual Residents Dinner, Devens Workforce Assistance Meeting, and upcoming events calendar.

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Devens Weekly News

August 27, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Fishing in Devens, and upcoming events calendar.

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Devens Weekly News

August 20, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Information from the DEC and the Devens Fire Department, and August Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

August 13, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Fire Station Visitors, The Great Exchange, and August Calendar of Events.

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Devens Weekly News

August 06, 2021

Devens History Tour, Who Lives Here?, and August and September Happenings.

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Devens Weekly News

July 30, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Red Tail Golf, Birdwatching, SUP Mirror Lake Style, and August Happenings.

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Devens Weekly News

July 23, 2021

Support a Local Biz, Birdwatching, and Events Calendar.

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Devens Weekly News

July 16, 2021

Welcome Deputy Chief Desautels, Biking in Devens, and July & August Happenings

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Devens Weekly News

July 09, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Water Rescue Training, The Great Exchange, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

July 02, 2021

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Independence Day, Devens Fire Completes Rescue Drill, The Wall That Heals, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

June 25, 2021

Marty's Corner Cafe & Deli Now Open, Devens Fire Dept Receives Grant, Yoga on Rogers Continues, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

June 18, 2021

Devens Welcomes New Firefighters, Yoga on Rogers is Back, Tweet of the Week, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

June 11, 2021

Family Fun Day June 13, Little Leaf Farms Tweet, Nashua River Watershed Summer Programs, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

June 04, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Station Visit, Lifeguards Wanted, and more. 

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Devens Weekly News

May 28, 2021

Tweet of the Week, Nashoba Valley Food Pantries, Reduce Stormwater Pollution, and Family Fun Day!

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Devens Weekly News

May 21, 2021

Topics include: Family Fun Day, Devens Vaccine Clinic, Reduce Stormwater Pollution, and MWCC Free Training Program.

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Devens Weekly News

May 14, 2021

"2021 Power 50: Jessica Strunkin", COVID-19 clinic, EMT of the Year Awards, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

May 07, 2021

Topics include: New Restaurant Opens in Devens, Online Bill Pay, National Wildfire Awareness Month, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

April 30, 2021

Topics include: The Great Exchange, Tweet of the Week, Devens Water Use Restrictions, Calendar of Events, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

April 23, 2021

Topics include: Earth Day Celebrations, Nashua River Watershed Association Video, Tweet of the Week, Updated Devens Recreation Calendar, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

April 16, 2021

Details include: Dog/Pet License, Yard Waste, The Great Exchange, Devens Recreation Calendar Update, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

April 09, 2021

Topics include: Devens Fire, Yard Waste Pickup, Business Impact Survey, MassBioEd Apprenticeship Program, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

April 02, 2021

Topics include: Recreation and Events Calendar, American Women in WWII Exhibit, EMT Training, New Great Exchange Website, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

March 26, 2021

Topics include: 'Devens in Demand' article, 2021 Events Calendar, MWCC EMT Program, Job Openings, and more.

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Devens in Demand

Banker & Tradesman, by Steve Adams • March 21, 2021

A surge of developments and business expansions – ranging from clean energy to biomanufacturing and life science research – at the state-run Devens business park are shattering the narrative of stagnant commercial real estate prospects outside Interstate 495.

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Devens Weekly News

March 19, 2021

Topics include: Easter Egg Hunt Kits, DEAC Education Survey, Job Opportunities, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

March 12, 2021

Topics include: Daylight Savings Reminder, Devens Firefighter Daniel Murphy, Easter Egg Hunt Kits, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

March 05, 2021

Topics include: Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Animal Activity, Calendar Items, and more.

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MIT energy startup homes in on fusion, with plans for 47-acre site in Devens

The Boston Globe, by Jon Chesto • March 03, 2021

The scientists behind energy startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems looked at more than a dozen sites across many states to build their first campus before settling on one less than an hour’s drive from MIT, the university where the company was born.

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Devens Weekly News

February 26, 2021

Topics include: BMS and Little Leaf Farms Expansions, Devens Fire Dept., Cultivate Small Business Program, and more.

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Pharma plant under construction in Devens is latest in a string of facilities to make biologic drugs

The Boston Globe, by Tim Logan • February 23, 2021

The drug giant Bristol Myers Squibb has started construction on a 244,000-square-foot cell therapy plant in Devens, as part of its broader campus there. The facility, where hundreds of people will work in cell therapy development and manufacturing, should be completed this year and operational by 2023.

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Bristol Myers Squibb expanding Devens facility to make cancer therapy

Worcester Business Journal, by Grant Welker • February 23, 2021

The pharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb is expanding its Devens facility by 244,000 square feet, including hundreds of new jobs in areas including cell therapy development and manufacturing.

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Little Leaf Farms in Devens raises $90M for East Coast expansion

Telegram & Gazette, by Marco Cartolano • February 21, 2021

DEVENS — Greenhouse-grown lettuce producer Little Leaf Farms has raised $90 million in debt and equity financing to build new East Coast sites to satisfy growing demand for its lettuce.

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Devens Weekly News

February 19, 2021

Topics include: Free Program for Food Entrepreneurs, Business Opportunity for Sale, Tips for Organizing Your Work Space, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

February 12, 2021

Topics include: February Vacation Activities, Grab n' Go Meals for Veterans, Business Opportunity, Chinese New Year, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

February 05, 2021

Topics include: Devens DPW and Recreation, Bio-Techne Corp. Expansion, Black History Month, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

January 29, 2021

Topics include: SMC Ltd, Devens DPW and Ice Rink Updates, Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, Virtual Home Cooking Class, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

January 22, 2021

Topics include: Bio-Techne Corp. Headquarters, Skating on Rogers, Softball League, Resident Reminders, and more.

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Connolly Brothers Completes Bio-Techne HQ

High Profile Monthly • January 20, 2021

Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced the completion of a 26,000sf addition to the corporate headquarters of Bio-Techne Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of high-quality purified proteins and reagent solutions.

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Connolly Brothers Finishes Work at Bio-Techne Corp. HQ

citybizlist • January 19, 2021

Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced today the completion of a 26,000 SF addition to the corporate headquarters of Bio-Techne Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality purified proteins and reagent solutions. Located at 7 Jackson Road in Devens, Mass., the construction of the new, single story addition provides a combination of manufacturing and warehouse space for the life sciences company.

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Devens Weekly News

January 15, 2021

Topics include: New CEO Dan Rivera, Important Taxpayer Information, Recycling Reminder, Ice Rink Updates, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

January 08, 2021

Topics include: Devens Ice Rink, The Great Exchange, The Bull Run Restaurant, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

December 31, 2020

Topics include: Deputy Fire Chief Adams Retires, Devens Ice Rink, Wreaths Across America, and more. 

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Devens Weekly News

December 24, 2020

Happy Holidays!

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Blockbuster project proof of Devens’ lure

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Devens Weekly News

December 18, 2020

Topics include: Devens RFTA Hosts Trees for Soldiers, Skating on Rogers Update, Election Results, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

December 11, 2020

Topics include: King Street Properties Development, Library Update, Local Committees and Elections, The Great Exchange, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

December 04, 2020

Topics include: New Website, Devens Annual Report, The Great Exchange, Devens Forward Climate Action Toolkit, and more.

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Despite development slowdown, the state’s life science industry keeps on building

The Boston Globe, by Tim Logan • December 03, 2020

Labs, manufacturing plants, and offices remain in high demand, and not just in Boston and Cambridge.

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Devens Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report

November 30, 2020 View the full report

Devens Weekly News

November 25, 2020

Topics include: Holiday News, Trees for Soldiers, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

November 20, 2020

Topics include: Holiday Season Kick-off, King Street Plans Biomanufacturing Campus, Fire Safety, Devens Election, and more.

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King Street plans $500M biomanufacturing campus in Devens

Boston Business Journal, by Catherine Carlock • November 19, 2020

One Boston company has seen the demand for a specific type of biotech real estate emerging “nearly out of nowhere,” and is now taking steps to fill the unmet need. King Street Properties has plans to develop a 45-acre biomanufacturing campus in Devens, with five buildings totaling 700,000 square feet.

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Devens Weekly News

November 13, 2020

Topics include: Route 2 Closure, Devens Election, Isabelle Katter, ROTC Training, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

November 06, 2020

Topics include: The Neighborhood Food Project, Freedom's Way National Heritage Area, Board of Health Update, and more.

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COVID-19 Update for Devens

November 03, 2020

Updated restrictions go into Effect November 6, 2020 across MA.

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Devens Weekly News

October 30, 2020

Topics include: Board of Health Update, New Equipment for Devens Fire, Emerson Green Development, Little Leaf Grand Opening, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

October 23, 2020

Topics include: Devens Rope Rescue Team, Route 2 Ramp Closures, Loaves & Fishes, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

October 16, 2020

Topics include: COVID-19 update, Devens Forward Climate Action and Resilience Plan, Trick or Treating, and more. 

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Devens Weekly News

October 09, 2020

Topics include: Trick or Treating 2020, Little Leaf Farms, Devens Fire Department, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

October 02, 2020

Topics include: National Manufacturing Day, MWCC Awarded Grants, Noise Bulletin, and more.

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Little Leaf Farms in Devens quadruples in size since 2015 opening

Telegram & Gazette, by Jennifer Toland • September 27, 2020

Little Leaf Farms in Devens grows “the local lettuce locals love,” as the slogan on its packages proclaims, and there’s good reason why Little Leaf Farms’ green and red leaf lettuces and arugula are filling and flavoring salad bowls around the region.

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Devens Weekly News

September 25, 2020

Topics include: Little Leaf Farms Expansion, Harvard Council on Aging, Small Business Grant Program, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

September 18, 2020

Topics include: Devens Fire Department, Clear Path for Veterans, Shirley Meadows, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

September 11, 2020

Topics include: Bear Sightings, Small Business Grant Program, UMass Donahue Economic Report, Back to School, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

September 04, 2020

Topics include: Devens Development and Employment News, Outdoor Fire Pit Advisory, DEAC News, and more.

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Devens Economic Profile and Contributions

August 31, 2020

An Economic Impact Study of Businesses and Organizations Located in Devens, MA, FY20. Prepared by the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic & Public Policy Research Group.

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UMass Donahue Institute Finds More Than 6,000 People Work in Devens

August 31, 2020

The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute has issued its fifth report touting the economic impacts of Devens, the 4,400-acre former U.S. Army base in north central Massachusetts that MassDevelopment has redeveloped into a sustainable and thriving mixed-use community.

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Life Science Developer Formulates Devens Plans

Banker & Tradesman, by Lauren A. Liss • August 30, 2020

After the U.S. Army’s Fort Devens base closed in 1996 – taking 8,000 military and civilian jobs with it – MassDevelopment, the commonwealth’s finance and economic development agency, was tasked with redeveloping the 4,400-acre property into a sustainable and thriving mixed-use community.

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Devens Weekly News

August 28, 2020

Topics include: Shirley Meadows Open House, Yard Waste Reminder, Upcoming Events, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

August 21, 2020

Topics include: Devens Farmers Market, Mirror Lake and UXO updates, Yard Waste Reminder, Devens Business News, and more.

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Devens Weekly News

August 14, 2020

Topics include: Unexploded Ordnance Information, Road Work and Closure Advisories, Job Opportunities at SMC Ltd., and more.

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Devens Weekly News

August 07, 2020

Topics include: National Purple Heart Day, Mirror Lake update, Harvard Public Schools Re-entry Plan, and more.

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