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    1. Springfield releases $20,000 marketing video to show positive developments in city

      Springfield releases $20,000 marketing video to show positive developments in city

      The camera pans across a shot of downtown, as a narrator declares Springfield the "city of firsts;" pedestrians cross the intersection in front of Monarch Place in time-lapse, and the city's newest development projects appear on screen, officials in hard hats holding ceremonial shovels. They are scenes from the City of Springfield's new marketing video, released at CityStage on Wednesday, right before MGM Springfield officials took the podium to address concerns over changes to their casino project. The video is designed to highlight the positive changes within the city, said Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy -- to sum up ...

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    2. Westfield State receives historic $1 million gift from former professor Catherine Dower | masslive.com

      Westfield State receives historic $1 million gift from former professor Catherine Dower | masslive.com

      Catherine Dower, 91, taught at Westfield State for 35 years, from 1956 to 1990, receiving local, state and national recognition for her work and community service. Now, the Catherine A. Dower Center for the Performing & Fine Arts will bear her name, once it is completed next year on the site of the former Juniper Park Elementary School.  'Catherine Dower is an inspiration – she has been a pioneer and leader her whole career as an educator and as a musician. She has also been a lifelong champion for racial and gender equality and fierce advocate for public higher education,' Westfield State ...

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    3. Westfield State trustees expected to recommend presidential candidate on Wednesday

      Westfield State trustees expected to recommend presidential candidate on Wednesday

      Westfield State University's Board of Trustees is expected to recommend a presidential candidate for appointment on Wednesday, capping a months-long search that saw 400 applicants narrowed down to three finalists in recent weeks. California State University Dominguez Hills sociology professor Ramon Torrecilha, Framingham State university Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Vaden-Goad and head of the New York's Ethical Culture Fieldston School Damian Fernandez were selected by the university's presidential search committee as finalists and held open campus forums in recent weeks. The board is expected to choose one of them for recommendation to the state's ...

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    4. Springfield College 'thinking big' in expansion to downtown

      Springfield College 'thinking big' in expansion to downtown

      Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper and Mayor Domenic Sarno celebrated the opening of the college's new downtown office space with a ribbon-cutting Wednesday morning. The new offices, on the second floor of the MassLive Building at 1350 Main Street will provide a flexible space for future projects and partnerships, Cooper said. The college does not yet have definite plans for the space, but Cooper said she expects administrators to work from the new offices and that students working at downtown internships could use them as a work space. "We're starting here, starting small, but were thinking big," Cooper ...

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    5. TedxSpringfield to host speakers at MassMutual headquarters Friday

      TedxSpringfield to host speakers at MassMutual headquarters Friday

      The TedX Springfield conference will bring a range of speakers, including academics, entrepreneurs, technology researchers and local students, to the MassMutual Financial Group's headquarters on Friday.The event, an independently organized offshoot of the internationally recognized TED Conference, was founded four years ago and has expanded to spotlight ideas from across the region, said TEDx Springfield chair Kathleen Mayko. "TedxSpringfield is designed to highlight those in the local community and beyond talking about ideas that they're passionate about and are really worth talking about," Mayko said.

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    6. Hyper-fast Internet coming to parts of Westfield, but it's not from a company you'd guess

      Hyper-fast Internet coming to parts of Westfield, but it's not from a company you'd guess

      Westfield Gas and Electric, the city's municipal utility, is launching a fiber optic Internet pilot program that will provide speeds of up to one gigabit per second – the equivalent of downloading a two-hour movie in eight seconds, according to the company's website. Residents and business in the pilot area, which is bordered by Route 20, East Mountain Road and Rachael Terrace, can sign up now, with service expected to start in the third quarter of this year.General Manager Daniel Howard said the move into public Internet service, which the company has dubbed "Whip City Fiber," is designed ...

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    7. Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Westfield expected to be a lifeline for working families

      Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Westfield expected to be a lifeline for working families

      A crowd of about 50 volunteers, public officials and community members gathered to celebrate the opening of the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity's ReStore charity shop with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. The store is stocked entirely with donated home improvement goods, said Restore Chair Jason Tsitso, and will aid the charity in fulfilling its mission -- serving as many families in need as possible.

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