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    Springfield

    Springfield is the largest city on the Connecticut River, and the seat of Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States.

    In the 2000 census, the city population was 154,082. It is the third largest city in Massachusetts and fourth largest in New England (behind Boston, Worcester, and Providence). Springfield holds two nicknames — The City of Homes and The City of Firsts.


    Historically the first Springfield in the United States, it is also the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley.

    Springfield is notable as birthplace of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, as well as the city in which James Naismith invented basketball. It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Falcons AHL hockey team. It also holds the western world's largest collection of Chinese cloisonné at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum.

    The Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of three counties - Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin. As of the 2000 census, the Springfield MSA had a population of 680,014 (though a July 1, 2007 estimate placed the population at 682,657).[2] It is also part of a larger metropolitan area known as the Northeast megalopolis.

    In an economic and cultural partnership with Hartford, Connecticut, the Springfield-Hartford region constitutes New England's Knowledge Corridor - the second-largest concentration of institutions of higher learning in New England, after Greater Boston.

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    2. This is something we'd very much like to see prosper in Springfield.
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    3. We believe this is a great opportunity not only for the country, but for Springfield.
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    2. Macy's selling closed Eastfield Mall location in Springfield

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      Macy's selling closed Eastfield Mall location in Springfield ...rn Massachusetts' first enclosed shopping mall, once home to Steiger's and Forbes & Wallace, another downtown Springfield staple. But like many malls, Eastfield has lost anchor stores in recent years. Macy's, which still... (Read Full Article)

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    3. I-91 Viaduct Project Will Provide Concrete Benefits

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    4. DevelopSpringfield to Host Celebrate Springfield Dinner Event

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      DevelopSpringfield to Host Celebrate Springfield Dinner Event ...y Lisa Wong, former mayor of Fitchburg. SPRINGFIELD — DevelopSpringfield will host its sixth annual Celebrate Springfield dinner event on Wednesday, March 15 in celebration of Springfield and the many accomplishments the... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Bay Path Signs Agreement with WNEU School of Law

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    6. AIC Announces 100% Pass Rate for Occupational Therapy Program

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      ... and valid standards that provide reliable indicators of competence for the practice of occupational therapy. SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) announced that its master’s-level occupational therapy pass... (Read Full Article)

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    7. MassDevelopment readies Springfield's former Skyplex for new restaurants

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    8. Tech Foundry Recruits a More Diverse Student Body

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      Tech Foundry Recruits a More Diverse Student Body ...e age of 13, when he would sit in his bedroom at 3 a.m. tinkering on his Dell computer. Currently enrolled at Springfield Technical Community College, he said he “took advantage of anything his professors gave me a heads... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Springfield taking applications for HUD loans to lure downtown restaurants

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    10. Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes

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      Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes ...arent taken their medicine or have they not,'" says Katie Stebbins, who previously held jobs with the city of Springfield and the Holyoke Innovation District. Stebbins now works as Gov. Charlie Baker's assistant secretar... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Chicopee receives $3.2 million in state funding to repair schools

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      Chicopee receives $3.2 million in state funding to repair schools ...te officials said. Some of the other local communities which applied and received money in this round include Springfield, which received a total of $12.3 million to replace windows and roofs at four different schools; N... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Demolition delay order lapses, developer prepares for $17 million hotel project in Springfield South End

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      Demolition delay order lapses, developer prepares for $17 million hotel project in Springfield South End ... planning a Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in place of the existing building, which is more than 100 years old. SPRINGFIELD -- A Longmeadow developer said last week he is preparing to proceed with plans to demolish a build... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Gov. Charlie Baker announces $39M for life sciences education at colleges, high schools

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      Gov. Charlie Baker announces $39M for life sciences education at colleges, high schools ...ounced another $4 million for science equipment purchases at high schools around the state, including ones in Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke. The Gloucester Marine Genomic Institute does research focused on fisheries ... (Read Full Article)

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    14. STCC President John Cook welcomed by Latino community at reception (photos)

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      STCC President John Cook welcomed by Latino community at reception (photos) ...ens of Latino community leaders as well as local politicians including State Rep. Jose Tosado, D-Springfield, Springfield City Council President Orlando Ramos, Ward 1 City Councilor Adam Gomez and Holyoke City Councilor ... (Read Full Article)

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    15. MGM Springfield to take over sole management of MassMutual Center

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      MGM Springfield to take over sole management of MassMutual Center ...nderbirds AHL franchise, whose ownership group includes Paul Picknelly, a major Springfield landowner and MGM Springfield business partner. The 8,000 seat arena sits a block away from MGM Springfield's 14.5 acre campus, ... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Downtown Springfield's Silverbrick Lofts make 'urban living' a luxurious reality

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      Downtown Springfield's Silverbrick Lofts make 'urban living' a luxurious reality ... to open in Springfield in the fall, living in the city was always a given. "It's important for me to live in Springfield," said Montero whose office is located at Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park.... (Read Full Article)

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