1. About Springfield

    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. Great Gardens: MassMutual garden's bounty helps feed hungry

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      Great Gardens: MassMutual garden's bounty helps feed hungry ...adquarters that provided more than 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries in Springfield and Enfield. SPRINGFIELD - A life insurance company growing vegetables isn't something you hear about every day, but that's... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Springfield Technical Community College awards Scibelli, Deliso endowed chairs to Gary Mullet and John LaFrancis, respectively

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      Springfield Technical Community College awards Scibelli, Deliso endowed chairs to Gary Mullet and John LaFrancis, respectively ...evelopment for the recipient and half of which is given to the recipient's academic department. SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Technical Community College recently announced Gary Mullett, of West Springfield, as the Anthony M... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Springfield City Council considers approving $2.2 million for Union Station project

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      Springfield City Council considers approving $2.2 million for Union Station project ...l and a 146-space parking garage, reopening a passenger tunnel, and related work. Union Station, owned by the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, was built in 1926 and has been closed since 1973. Phase 2 will include cr... (Read Full Article)

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    5. MassMutual Financial Group approves $1.39 billion in dividends to policy holders in 2013, highest in company's 161-year history

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      MassMutual Financial Group approves $1.39 billion in dividends to policy holders in 2013, highest in company's 161-year history ...Financial Group has approved an estimated $1.39 billion in dividends to participating policy holders in 2013. SPRINGFIELD – MassMutual Financial Group has approved an estimated $1.39 billion in dividends to participating... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Western New England University engineering program grows

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      Western New England University engineering program grows ...bines and, with the job she has lined up at Pratt Whitney in East Hartford after she graduates, jet engines. SPRINGFIELD – In her nearly four years of study at Western New England University’s College of Engineering Bar... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Massachusetts Chapter to

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      Association of Fundraising Professionals Western Massachusetts Chapter to ...ach of our award categories,” Burden said. Julie A. Cowan, vice president of commercial lending at TD Bank in Springfield, has been a volunteer with the United Way of Hampshire County since 1996. She was a funds allocati... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno names new casino advisory committee

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      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno names new casino advisory committee ...2011 after 25 years as a judge of the Springfield District Court. • Kathleen Kane, managing director with The Springfield Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Springfield. • Haskell O. Kennedy Jr., who retir... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Babson Capital, Big Y and MassMutal are among Western Massachusetts organizations helping American Red Cross raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims

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      Babson Capital, Big Y and MassMutal are among Western Massachusetts organizations helping American Red Cross raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims ...ed to be ongoing as the Northeast and other regions grapple with the devastating aftermath of Monday's storm. Springfield-based Babson Capital Management got out of the starting gate early, cutting a $50,000 check to the... (Read Full Article)

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    10. After school program Project Coach teaches students life skills through sport

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      After school program Project Coach teaches students life skills through sport ...ce and Technology — improve practical leadership skills that will prepare them for life after graduation. For Springfield Renaissance sophomore Xavier Rosario, Project Coach has been a large part of his life for some tim... (Read Full Article)

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    11. As D-League draft approaches, Armor coach Bob MacKinnon excited about team

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      As D-League draft approaches, Armor coach Bob MacKinnon excited about team ...be on his roster for the 2012-13 D-League season, his excitement level has already reached midseason heights. SPRINGFIELD – Even though Springfield Armor coach Bob MacKinnon does not know who is going to be on his roster... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Less than 4,000 utility customers in Western Massachusetts still without power after Superstorm Sandy

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      Less than 4,000 utility customers in Western Massachusetts still without power after Superstorm Sandy ...tional Grid and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) customers had no power as of 6 a.m. Wednesday. SPRINGFIELD — Less than 4,000 Western Massachusetts utility customers still had no electricity early Wednesday... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Kirk Smith, CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, says we should fully embrace our differences to achieve genuine inclusion

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      Kirk Smith, CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, says we should fully embrace our differences to achieve genuine inclusion ...! Kirk Smith is president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield. The YMCA of Greater Springfield was founded in 1852 and is the second oldest YMCA in the United States. The YMCA of Greater Spring... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Caolo & Bieniek Associates selected to do designs for West Springfield library project

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      ... Mayor Gregory C. Neffinger has chosen a Chicopee architectural firm to do the schematic designs for the West Springfield Public Library building project. The firm, Caolo & Bieniek Associates Inc., did work on the main p... (Read Full Article)

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    15. WMECO prepares for Hurricane Sandy: Utility workers drive to Western Massachusetts

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      WMECO prepares for Hurricane Sandy: Utility workers drive to Western Massachusetts ...xposition fairgrounds starting about 6 a.m. and then sent out to utility service centers in Springfield, East Springfield, Greenfield, Pittsfield and Hadley, according to Pleasant. WEST SPRINGFIELD – Western Massachusett... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Economic development push touted at Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield's Super 60 lunch

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      Economic development push touted at Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield's Super 60 lunch ...ues and growth in revenues. Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield said the companies honored Friday all show that the region is recovering from the recession. The k... (Read Full Article)

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