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    1. Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield lit for 2018 season (photos, video)

      Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield lit for 2018 season (photos, video)

      It wasn't your usual 3 ... 2 ... 1 countdown. It was a jolly "Ho! Ho! Ho! "that kicked off the 24th edition of Bright Nights at Forest Park as Santa asked the crowd to yell "Ho! ... Ho! ... Ho!" as he lit the 3-mile-long display. There is an addition to the light show this year -- a display sponsored by the Springfield Thunderbirds American Hockey League team that features two players passing the puck and the team's logo. The display is lit with 3,708 LED bulbs.

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    2. Mercedes-Benz of Springfield Partners with MGM Springfield

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield is partnering with MGM Springfield during the holiday season on a number of programs and events. Starting Nov 1, MGM began the “Choose Your Ride” promotion offering one lucky patron a chance to win a new Mercedes-Benz. The drawing will be held Dec. 1 at the casino. Three Mercedes-Benz have been on display in the plaza since Nov 1. Also, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield is proud to have the naming rights for another Springfield first from Nov. 23 to March 3. The plaza will transform into The Ice Rink at MGM Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Springfield where guests ...

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    3. GSCVB Elects Three New Members to Board

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) announced the addition of three new business leaders to its full Board of Directors. The three were formally voted onto the board during the organization’s recent annual meeting, staged at The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, and will serve two-year terms, expiring in September 2020.

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    4. Springfield extends search for new management at Symphony Hall, while leaving CityStage...

      Springfield extends search for new management at Symphony Hall, while leaving CityStage...

      The city is asking the management company at Symphony Hall to continue services on a month-to-month basis after its contract expires Dec. 31, as a search continues for a new company. Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp. is being asked to stay on temporarily and there will be no gap in Symphony Hall operations, said Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer. "They always indicated they would stay until a replacement was found," Kennedy said. "There will be no gap."

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    5. MGM Springfield reports over $22 million in gross gaming revenue in October | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield reports over $22 million in gross gaming revenue in October | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield reported making more than $22 million in gross gaming revenue in October, down $4.7 million from the previous month which came on the heels of the Aug. 24 grand opening.  According to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, MGM reported $22,242,742.41 in gross gaming revenues for October, which includes over $14 million from slot machines and more than $7 million from table games.

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    6. New Springfield Regional Visitor Center opens at downtown 'crossroads'

      New Springfield Regional Visitor Center opens at downtown 'crossroads'

      Even in this day of smartphones and digital marketing, visitors to the city are still looking for an old-fashioned printed pamphlet and, probably more importantly, a friendly face, said Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield Business Improvement District. "It's that human connection," he said. "People are still looking for that personal touch." It's the reason why the BID and the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday opened a new Springfield Regional Visitor Center at 1319 Main St.,  just across Bruce Landon Way from the MassMutual Center and across Main Street from the MassLive Building and Springfield ...

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    7. Springfield Visitor Center to reopen in heart of downtown

      Springfield Visitor Center to reopen in heart of downtown

      SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Visitor Center will be at a new location starting Oct. 25. The Springfield Business Improvement District worked together with the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to make the new center a reality. Officials from both organizations said Friday that the new location would be pivotal in helping visitors take advantage of all the city and region have to offer.  "The new Springfield Regional Visitor Center is in a great location to reach out to visitors, disseminate information about area attractions and businesses, and offer assistance," said Chris Russell, the Executive Director of the SBID, in a statement.

       

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    8. What's next for CityStage? Springfield Parking Authority seeks outside advice on downtown...

      What's next for CityStage? Springfield Parking Authority seeks outside advice on downtown...

      As CityStage's management company prepares to leave at the end of the year, the Springfield Parking Authority is seeking professional advice about future options for the downtown theater. The parking authority, which owns the Columbus Center parking garage complex that houses CityStage, issued a formal advertisement on Tuesday asking for professional guidance to help determine the future options for the public live entertainment facility.

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    9. Big E sets new record with 1.54M visitors

      Big E sets new record with 1.54M visitors

      The Big E set a new attendance record with the 2018 edition of the Eastern States Exposition drawing 1,543,470 visitors during its 17-day run. It was an increase of 17,917 over the previous record of 1,525,553 guests set in 2017. A combination of a "tremendous lineup of terrific talent," unique foods that people want to try, a four-day draft horse show that included a six-horse hitch competition and many, many other attractions helped draw more than 1.5 million people to the fair this year, according to Eugene Cassidy, president of the Exposition.

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    10. MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino

      MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino

      "Date night just got an upgrade." That is the slogan behind the upcoming grand opening of the luxury Regal Cinemas theater inside the $960 million MGM Springfield resort casino. And on Sept. 23 though Sept. 25, the public will get its first chance to see if the experience lives up to their expectations as the first screenings begin. During the three preview days, Regal Cinemas at MGM will feature $3 movies, popcorn and soft drinks to benefit Square One and Head Start, both based in Springfield.

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    11. Grand opening weekend at The Big E draws more than 270K people to West Springfield

      Grand opening weekend at The Big E draws more than 270K people to West Springfield

      Nearly 300,000 passed through the gates of the Eastern States Exposition this weekend as The Big E officially kicked off its 17-day run. According to Big E officials, New England's fair drew 87,092 guests on Friday, 118,627 on Saturday and another 68,577 on Sunday. The Friday and Saturday numbers represent new record attendance numbers.  In total, 274,296 people attended the fair over the first three days of the season.

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    12. Water Park Plans Bring Palmer Property Back into Focus

      Water Park Plans Bring Palmer Property Back into Focus

      More than five years after Palmer residents rejected a casino proposal for a huge tract of land just off Turnpike exit 8, the property is back in the news, this time as the planned site of a $650 million water park, resort spa, and sports complex. It’s the most basic tenet in commercial real estate. Location, location, location. Since the Massachusetts Turnpike opened in 1957, the large tract of land sitting atop the hill overlooking the exit 8 ramp in Palmer has always possessed that coveted quality. But over the ensuing 60-plus years, little has been done to capitalize ...

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    13. Following 'successful' grand opening, MGM Springfield lands permanent operations certificate from state

      Following 'successful' grand opening, MGM Springfield lands permanent operations certificate from state

      Commission members and executive staff praised the opening days of the casino including traffic control and MGM working to meet all license requirements.  "It appears we had a successful opening, which might have looked easy but was anything but," said Edward R. Bedrosian Jr., the commission's executive director. "It was the result of a lot of hard work by our incredible team here at the MGC, and some great municipal partners and state partners in coordination with MGM."

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    14. MGM Springfield to open Roar! Comedy Club at former state Armory

      MGM Springfield to open Roar! Comedy Club at former state Armory

      MGM Springfield is partnering with Boston producer John Tobin Presents, to transform the former state Armory into the Roar! Comedy Club. Located at the heart of MGM Springfield, Roar! Comedy Club will feature an eclectic mix of nationally-known comedy stars and rising comics. The club will celebrate its grand opening Jan. 3-5. ROAR! will have weekend shows starting every Thursday in January. Acts booked for the coming months include Chris Distefano, Robert Kelly, Phil Hanley, Dan Soder, Rachel Feinstein and Alonzo Bodden.

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    15. Springfield Symphony Hall / CityStage management exiting at end of 2018

      Springfield Symphony Hall / CityStage management exiting at end of 2018

      Weeks after putting out a fall events calendar that didn't stretch past the end of its current contract, Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp. said Monday that it'll no longer manage CityStage and Symphony Hall. Contracts to operate both venues expire Dec. 31. The city contracts for management of Symphony Hall, and the Springfield Parking Authority contracts  for management of CityStage, which is built into the Columbus Center complex on Bridge Street.

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    16. MGM Springfield to bring Cher to MassMutual Center | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield to bring Cher to MassMutual Center | masslive.com

      On the heels of a successful grand opening celebration and sold out Stevie Wonder concert, MGM Springfield announced Friday that it will bring legendary songstress Cher to the MassMutual Center in 2019.  'We are excited to welcome Cher to the Springfield neighborhood as she brings her unforgettable flair and talent to Massachusetts,' said Talia Spera, executive director of entertainment for MGM Springfield. 'MGM Resorts has had a successful partnership with Cher and her team and we look forward to giving Springfield fans the opportunity to see this legendary entertainer.'

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    17. Proposed Palmer water park resort promises 2,000 jobs, $650 million investment

      Proposed Palmer water park resort promises 2,000 jobs, $650 million investment

      Promising a $650 million investment and 2,000 jobs, the developers behind the proposed 450-room Palmer Water Park Resort & Spa are going public with more details about their project, its designers and the next steps they'll need to take. The park would be built at the site once proposed for a Mohegan Sun casino. The 152-acre property is just off Exit 8 on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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    18. Lenox Looks to Further Boost Quality of Life - BusinessWest

      Lenox Looks to Further Boost Quality of Life - BusinessWest

      As its town manager, Christopher Ketchen is certainly bullish on Lenox.  “If you’re moving to the Berkshires, Lenox has clearly got to be on your radar for many reasons,” he told BusinessWest, adding that he’s one of the more recent converts. “I made the move here myself from the Boston area four years ago. I’m originally from Alford, and when I moved back to this area, I chose to live in Lenox.”

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    19. MGM Springfield grand opening draws thousands -- how many thousands?

      MGM Springfield grand opening draws thousands -- how many thousands?

      An MGM Springfield spokesman said Friday that more than 10,000 people entered the casino campus in the first hours after its grand opening, but a full day total was not available. By late afternoon, there was a "steady stream of people coming and going," said Saverio Mancini, a spokesman for MGM Springfield. "It was a tremendous success the amount of people we had on opening day," Mancini said. "Our marketing campaign, our communications -- it worked."

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    20. MGM Springfield has Connecticut gamblers riding the rails: CTrail and Hartford Line busy

      MGM Springfield has Connecticut gamblers riding the rails: CTrail and Hartford Line busy

      When the 11:47 a.m. Hartford Line train pulled into Springfield's Union Station, most of the 75 or so passengers getting off had one question: "How do I get to the casino?" And even though The Loop downtown bus service wouldn't start for another hour - after the traffic on Main Street cleared - the arriving passengers made bee lines for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority waiting area downstairs or out onto Lyman Street for the walk to MGM Springfield.

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    21. The Loop, free bus service connecting downtown Springfield attractions, debuts with MGM the destination for most riders

      The Loop, free bus service connecting downtown Springfield attractions, debuts with MGM the destination for most riders

      The Loop debuted Friday afternoon, and while the free bus service connects several downtown attractions, its inaugural run was all about the grand opening of the MGM Springfield resort casino. Shirley Grahan, of Northampton, waited for that first run of The Loop at Union Station, about a mile away from MGM Springfield. She and the two dozen other riders only had one destination in mind - the casino.

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    22. Pre-opening VIP party underway as MGM Springfield poised to launch $960 million casino resort

      Pre-opening VIP party underway as MGM Springfield poised to launch $960 million casino resort

      Glitzy slot machines, expectations and the chatter of thousands of suited and gowned guests filled the gaming floor Thursday as the "MGM Springfield VIP preview party" got underway. Local officials like Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the face of the seven-year pitch behind the project, and representatives of international giant MGM attended the celebration before the Friday opening of a $960 million casino resort. The development of 2 million square feet in the South End of the City of Homes is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. Friday.

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    23. 'We are just so excited about Springfield': Mark Wahlberg details Wahlburgers planned at MGM

      'We are just so excited about Springfield': Mark Wahlberg details Wahlburgers planned at MGM

      Actor-restaurateur and Dorchester native Mark Wahlberg was in Springfield back in June to scope out the then-under construction MGM Springfield site. He returned Thursday to announce that he and his family will open a Wahlburgers restaurant on the MGM campus in late 2019. The man who rose to fame with his Funky Bunch hip-hop group and continues with films like "Ted" and "Lone Survivor" promises we'll be seeing a lot more of him and his famous family.

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