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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. Springfield Renaissance School celebrates 100 percent college acceptance rate for seniors for 4th year in a row

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      Springfield Renaissance School celebrates 100 percent college acceptance rate for seniors for 4th year in a row ... grade 6-12 school opened in 2006, making them the first all-Renaissance class to graduate. SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Renaissance School has done it again. For fourth consecutive year, 100 percent of seniors at the C... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    3. Nuvo Bank & Trust raises nearly $4.4 million in stock sale, poised to fund growth

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      Nuvo Bank & Trust raises nearly $4.4 million in stock sale, poised to fund growth ...osit captures and avoid the overhead of branch offices. The bank's only office is in Tower Square in downtown Springfield. "We are not going to build more branches because we don't need them with our model," Sattler said... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Dale Janes

    4. Mayors urge more Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Vermont | GazetteNet.com

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      Mayors urge more Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Vermont | GazetteNet.com ... between the state of Vermont and Springfield. Amtrak currently makes six daily round-trips from New Haven to Springfield, and the mayors believe the schedule allows for some of those trips to extend north through their ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Northampton

    5. At Eastec trade show in West Springfield, manufacturers talk about not sending work to China, new products, and more

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      At Eastec trade show in West Springfield, manufacturers talk about not sending work to China, new products, and more ...to be sophisticated, said Jack Ford, President of Lindco Springfield, a cutting tools company located in West Springfield. "Most of the metal cutting that goes on uses technology that is less than three years old," Ford ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    6. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens new maintenance hangar at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield

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      Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens new maintenance hangar at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield ...nes here need to eat and stay overnight, adding to Gulfstream's economic impact. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, spoke of how important transportation is to the local economy. Neal's district now includes Westf... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Springfield   Westfield

    7. Springfield Museums wins national accreditation from American Alliance of Museums

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      Springfield Museums wins national accreditation from American Alliance of Museums ...arden will now be among a scant 6 percent of national museums to receive the accreditation. SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museums consortium joined the ranks of the most prestigious in the country by recently earning nat... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Museum of Springfield History

    8. DevelopSpringfield acquires historic Gunn Block, plans redevelopment of city's oldest commercial building

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      DevelopSpringfield acquires historic Gunn Block, plans redevelopment of city's oldest commercial building ...rk, its deteriorated condition and the highly visible red X on the front send exactly the wrong message about Springfield,” he added. DevelopSpringfield plans to rehabilitate the property for commercial or mixed-use deve... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    9. Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy

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      Editorial: Return of Eastec show boon for Western Massachusetts economy ..., Eastec, the East Coast’s largest manufacturing trade show, returns to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield for a three-day run this week. And that is very good news for the local retail economy. The Eastec... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    10. MassMutual Financial Group of Springfield back in the Fortune 100

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      MassMutual Financial Group of Springfield back in the Fortune 100 ...mpany in Massachusetts, according to Forbes, was Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Liberty has 300 employees at Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park on Federal Street. Liberty Mutual has $36.9 billion in... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Raytheon   Northeast Utilities   Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

    11. Solar power industry sees bright future in Massachusetts

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      Solar power industry sees bright future in Massachusetts ...use of contaminated brownfields such as landfills and the Chapman Valve site in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield, and the jobs created in the green power industry. According to the Natural Resources Defense Coun... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Greenfield Community College   Springfield

    12. 8 Western Massachusetts communities get low-interest loans to improve water, sewer systems

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      8 Western Massachusetts communities get low-interest loans to improve water, sewer systems ... nearly $2,970,000, will provide a backup transmission line for the Chicopee River water main, connecting the Springfield and Ludlow water systems, officials said. While it is disappointing the loans are not outright gra... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Palmer   Springfield

    13. UMass research team chosen to conduct $3.64 million research project on casino gambling

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      UMass research team chosen to conduct $3.64 million research project on casino gambling ...or it are Mohegan Sun in Palmer, Hard Rock International in West Springfield and MGM Resorts International in Springfield. The team was given a one-year contract with a three-year extension. Volberg said the project is i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Mohegan Sun   West Springfield

    14. DevelopSpringfield begins demolition of River Inn to open the way for State Street redevelopment

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      DevelopSpringfield begins demolition of River Inn to open the way for State Street redevelopment ...ted in 2014. Work also continues toward bringing a full-service grocery store to a larger vacant site nearby. SPRINGFIELD -- Demolition contractors started ripping down the long-decrepit River Inn Thursday morning in ano... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    15. Pioneer Valley youth need summer jobs, and experience that goes with them, career center director says at jobs campaign kickoff

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      Pioneer Valley youth need summer jobs, and experience that goes with them, career center director says at jobs campaign kickoff ... Westfield. Last year, The Regional Employment Board provided about 950 jobs but received 6,000 applications. SPRINGFIELD — A decade or so ago, about half of all teens worked at least part-time. Today it's about 25 or 26... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Westfield State University   Springfield

    16. Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College gives 2nd chance for high school diploma

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      Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community College gives 2nd chance for high school diploma ...his program, Jones said it's truly a partnership between the college and the Springfield Public Schools. "The Springfield Public Schools realized they had challenges; and instead of doing nothing, they were proactive in ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

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