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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. Plans to renovate Union Station in Springfield clear environmental hurdle

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      Plans to renovate Union Station in Springfield clear environmental hurdle ...t details and information, archival articles and photographs and various external links. The Web site is: www.springfield-ma.gov/unionstation The site describes Phase 1 has including: the restoration of the terminal buil... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    3. UMass President Robert Caret visits Springfield, tours Holyoke computing center, Hadley farm on 1st day of 4-day Massachusetts tour

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      UMass President Robert Caret visits Springfield, tours Holyoke computing center, Hadley farm on 1st day of 4-day Massachusetts tour ... has a graduate degree from UMass. Then there was a meeting with Charles and Donald D’Amour of Big Y Corp. in Springfield to get a sense of what businesses need to thrive. Big Y hires many UMass graduates. Caret also wan... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    4. Springfield Chamber of Commerce supports casino for city, but has concerns

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      Springfield Chamber of Commerce supports casino for city, but has concerns ... of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. For now, this is a position taken just by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, not the wider Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield of which... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Mohegan Sun   Palmer

    5. Connecticut to announce $121 million for high-speed rail between Springfield and New Haven

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      ...cials are set to announce $121 million in federal funding for a high-speed rail project between New Haven and Springfield, Mass. In addition to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who will announce the funding, Massachuse... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Dannel Malloy

    6. Eastern States Exposition honored with two awards for being an outstanding Massachusetts tourism destination

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      Eastern States Exposition honored with two awards for being an outstanding Massachusetts tourism destination ... vitality of Massachusetts’ tourism industry. Chiecko serves on the board and is past chairman of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, promotes the Pioneer Valley to develop its group tour business and i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    7. Liberty Mutual call center holds school supply drive to benefit Square One

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      Liberty Mutual call center holds school supply drive to benefit Square One ...ter employees Traci Chan, left, customer service specialist, and Beth Green, senior administrative assistant. SPRINGFIELD – Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Springfield Customer Response Center held a school supply drive from ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Liberty Mutual   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Hartford Financial Services sale to Prudential Financial puts 200 Connecticut jobs in question

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      ...ay how many Connecticut jobs might be on the chopping block as a result of the buyout. MassMutual is based in Springfield and has a major office complex in Enfield. Lapierre has said that there will be an integration of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    9. United Bank announces executive reshuffling as it readies to purchase New England Bank

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      ... 33 percent after the buyout, some of which could come from job cuts. United Bank operates 26 branches in the Springfield and Worcester areas. The bank also operates a “loan production office” in Beverly. New England Ban... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    10. Springfield's Smith & Wesson aiming high

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      Springfield's Smith & Wesson aiming high ...m the ranks of the temps on its site. Founded in Springfield in 1852, Smith Wesson had just 600 employees in Springfield back in 2001. SPRINGFIELD – Conventional wisdom holds that firearms sales are up because the gun-... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Westfield

    11. 2 Springfield charter school proposals win preliminary approval from state

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      2 Springfield charter school proposals win preliminary approval from state ...enix Charter Academy were selected from among 22 applicants in the latest round of charter school proposals. SPRINGFIELD – Two local charter school proposals are among 12 statewide to win preliminary approval from the s... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues

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      Western Massachusetts residents weigh in on public transportation issues ...f Massachusetts in Amherst on Oct. 10. Both sessions are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m.. SPRINGFIELD – The Greater Springfield community Thursday called more convenient, affordable and expanded bus service during the first of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    13. 4 underperforming schools in Springfield show strong improvement, 4 others still struggle, superintendent Daniel Warwick says

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      4 underperforming schools in Springfield show strong improvement, 4 others still struggle, superintendent Daniel Warwick says ...middle schools – have not shown progress required for the state’s three-year turnout timetable, Warwick said. Springfield officials are working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to speed up improv... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    14. Springfield secures $2 million federal grant to aid healthy food and physical

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      Springfield secures $2 million federal grant to aid healthy food and physical ...lth Task Force, Caring Health Center, Baystate Brightwood Health Center, Develop Springfield, and the City of Springfield. The Live Well Springfield program will also partner with the University of Massachusetts to help ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

    15. Springfield Community Music School receives $124000 state grant for energy

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      ...ll help pay for a new heating and air conditioning system designed for maximum energy efficiency and savings. SPRINGFIELD – State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. on Thursday announced a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    16. Greenfield, Holyoke, Springfield Technical community colleges receive grants to support initiatives

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      Greenfield, Holyoke, Springfield Technical community colleges receive grants to support initiatives ...reate an intensive English course for those students. A similar course may be added for math, Ostrowski said. Springfield Technical Community College will receive $179,310 to purchase software to track student performanc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

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