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TD Bank N.A owes $267,000 in Back Taxes

April 14, 2010

In this article by Here TD Bank owns the property at 3 Bigelow St. in Holyoke Mass.

There is nearly $267,000 in Back Taxes owed on this property that need to be paid. As far as I understand all back taxes are the responsibility of the current owner.

Why aren’t people demanding that TD Bank pay their bills? Hopefully more exposure will force them to pony up the cash. We need more tax collection in this city.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Committee Expenses

February 17, 2010

Holyokey from masslive claims I am making up the expenses of the St. Partricks day committee when they spend almost $80,000 on food and almost $40,000 on awards.

So here is their 2007 Federal Tax Return expense page, available online with a little searching.

parade expenses 2007
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My point is if they can pay for that kind of FLUFF they can pay for city services.

Race to the top

July 24, 2009

Hopefully the Holyoke Public School system doesn’t blow this one either.

The Department of Education will conduct a national competition among states this year for $4 billion of the Race to the Top Fund to improve education quality and results statewide. The Race to the Top Fund will support states’ effort to drive substantial gains in student achievement. These grants will focus on four reform goals – using data to drive instruction, raising standards, turning around historically low-performing schools, and improving teacher and principal quality – as described in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

It’s been reported, that School Districts may apply on their own, instead of going through state government