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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    1. We always have focused on Springfield.
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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. BELL receives $600K from Target

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      ... which is geared for students up until third grade. The initiative, which will support programming in Boston, Springfield and in five other states, is designed to help students strengthen their literacy skills in BELL a... (Read Full Article)

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    3. MassHousing awards $300,000 for "sober housing"

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      ...f housing for women at the EMH Recovery Graduate House; Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts in Springfield, to help create 19 new units of affordable sober housing for male and female veterans at Cass Stre... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Stable Condition

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      Stable Condition ...cent seminar in Springfield on health-insurance reform (see story, page 32), state Rep. Michael Finn, D-West Springfield, said lawmakers recognize a shifting of jobs across the health care landscape, and have created a ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College

    5. Going Great Guns

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      Going Great Guns ...well; while Troy produces some of these components and accessories at its facilities on Capital Drive in West Springfield, a former U.S. Postal Service processing facility, many others are outsourced to a host of busines... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    6. West Springfield awards Fontaine Brothers Inc. $70 million contract to build new high school

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      West Springfield awards Fontaine Brothers Inc. $70 million contract to build new high school ... taxpayers to pick up the remaining $38,301,029. Home > Breaking News - MassLive.com > West Springfield West Springfield awards Fontaine Brothers Inc. $70 million contract to build new high school Published: Monday, Nov... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    7. State education officials release 5-point improvement plan for Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Westfield schools

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      State education officials release 5-point improvement plan for Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Westfield schools ... some of their peers have,” he said. He praised efforts from the Davis Foundation, Springfield businesses and Springfield Schools who have worked together on the Reading Success by Fourth-Grade and the Read/Talk/Success!... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    8. WGBY documentary on past and future of Springfield's historic State Street corridor given premiere at Springfield Museum of History

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      WGBY documentary on past and future of Springfield's historic State Street corridor given premiere at Springfield Museum of History ... 50 people at the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. . WGBY documentary on past and future of Springfield's historic State Street corridor given premiere at Springfield Museum of History Published: Monday... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Springfield

    9. Springfield Boys & Girls Club Festival of Trees to open Friday to the public

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      Springfield Boys & Girls Club Festival of Trees to open Friday to the public ...field Boys and Girls Club at Tower Square. Highlights from the 11th Annual Festival of Trees presented by the Springfield Boys and Girls Club at Tower Square gallery (6 photos) SPRINGFIELD – For the 10th year in a row Ju... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Bright Nights holiday lighting display ready for Wednesday opening at Forest Park for 17th season

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      Bright Nights holiday lighting display ready for Wednesday opening at Forest Park for 17th season ...red annually by Spirit of Springfield to install, maintain and take down the lighting display. Spirit of Springfield, a private, nonprofit organization which sponsors the event with the city’s Department of Parks, B... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   The Republican

    11. Walmart hopes to to add grocery store at Westfield facility

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      Walmart hopes to to add grocery store at Westfield facility ...nd access and a new loading dock. The store will also enlarge existing stormwater management areas at the 141 Springfield Rd. site. Representatives were scheduled to present plans to the Planning Board at a public hearin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    12. New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield high-speed rail line project manager remains confident despite votes in Congress

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      New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield high-speed rail line project manager remains confident despite votes in Congress ...P Photo/Jessica Hill) HARTFORD, Conn. — The project manager for the proposed New Haven-to-Hartford-to-Springfield, Mass. high-speed rail line says the project remains on track, despite efforts by congressional R... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Casino firms interested in Western Massachusetts welcome debate on jobs and revenue prompted by Ameristar Casinos' Springfield plan

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      Casino firms interested in Western Massachusetts welcome debate on jobs and revenue prompted by Ameristar Casinos' Springfield plan ...lican Follow 0 Tweet Share close Digg Stumble Upon Fark Reddit Share Email Print casino.JPG (AP Photo/File) SPRINGFIELD – Representatives of proposed casino projects reacted with a combination of respect and bravado Th... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick awards grants to boost cultural attractions

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      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick awards grants to boost cultural attractions ...groups across the state including money for projects in Holyoke, Northampton, Springfield and Sturbridge. The Springfield Museums received $250,000; the Northampton Community Music Center, $100,000; the Holyoke Public Li... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Northampton

    15. Patrick administration plans $10.1 billion in capital projects over 5 year period

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      Patrick administration plans $10.1 billion in capital projects over 5 year period ...oston, $102 million related to the Big Dig and $45 million to continue construction of a state data center in Springfield are among scores of specific capital investments the state plans to make this year, according to a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Greenfield Community College

    16. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines to Springfield at HAPHousing event: Hone in on jobs

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      Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines to Springfield at HAPHousing event: Hone in on jobs ...keynote speaker at the HAPHousing Envisioning a Resurgent Springfield Metro event at the MassMutual Center in Springfield on Wednesday night. SPRINGFIELD – The mayor of Winston-Salem, N.C., Allen Joines, told city leader... (Read Full Article)

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