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   Outgoing Massachusetts Democratic State Representative Aaron Vega is going to be the city of Holyoke’s chief economic development officer.

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Several organizations in western Massachusetts will benefit this year from a fund created to help carry on the legacy of a renowned advocate for civil rights, housing, education and social justice.

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         Another state legislator from western Massachusetts is calling it quits.

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     A Democratic state representative from western Massachusetts is not going to run for re-election.

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A fund established to support the legacy of an ardent activist for civil rights and social justice has announced awards to several western Massachusetts organizations.

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   Funding for K-12 schools in Massachusetts has emerged as a key issue as the new legislative session begins in earnest on Beacon Hill.

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A nationwide initiative is taking place this month to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.  As part of Immigrant Heritage Month, the stories of two immigrants in Holyoke, Massachusetts were recently recognized.

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For the fifth year, grants are being awarded to continue the legacy of a revered activist for social justice in western Massachusetts. 

Fourteen organizations will receive so-called mini-grants from the Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice at a public reception later today at the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Vega’s son, Massachusetts State Representative Aaron Vega.