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. Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program

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      Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program ...nneth L. Kimmell said Springfield's recycling has increased by 60 percent since the program launched in 2009. Springfield receives $100,000 award from Massachusetts for single-stream recycling program Published: Thursday... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. MassMutual to lay off 75 IT employees from Springfield operation

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      MassMutual to lay off 75 IT employees from Springfield operation ...utual headquarters.JPG Republican file photoThe Springfield headquarters for MassMutual on State Street SPRINGFIELD – MassMutual confirmed Wednesday night it will lay off 75 employees at its Springfield operation, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield

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      Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield ...Springfield to members of the Indian Orchard Citizens Council at the American Legion Hall on Wednesday night. SPRINGFIELD – City and utility officials Wednesday touted plans for a $12 million project to turn the formerly... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    5. Local business leaders head to Boston

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      ... to hear some of the very positive things that's going on here in the legislature in support of the effort in Springfield." A popular topic? Healthcare cost containment, how to keep Medicaid and employee insurance liabil... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    6. Bay State metros report construction gains

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      ...field reported the largest increase in total jobs added, with 700 new positions reported at the end of March. Springfield’s construction employment totaled 8,300 positions as of March 31, compared to 7,600 a year earlier... (Read Full Article)

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    7. The Class of 2011

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      The Class of 2011 ...Community College (from which he graduated), and has long been active with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Springfield’s libraries, his church, and a host of other nonprofit groups. Jeffrey Hayden Jeffrey Hayden • Je... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    8. Pioneer Valley Business etc.: Berkshire bank presents filmmaking award and more

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      Pioneer Valley Business etc.: Berkshire bank presents filmmaking award and more ... Financial Group has been awarded LEED Silver certification for Existing Buildings at its corporate office in Springfield. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System was designed by the U.S. Green... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Palmer   Berkshire Bank

    9. Local banks stepping up in business lending according to study

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      Local banks stepping up in business lending according to study ...ttler, president, right,in the lobby of their Tower Square location at 1500 Main Street. SPRINGFIELD – When a Springfield bakery was looking for money to open a second location, the national lender the owners had been de... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    10. Westfield's Noble Hospital announces layoffs, cuts in hours

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      Westfield's Noble Hospital announces layoffs, cuts in hours ...address cost and reimbursement issues. This winter, 163 employees were laid off at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield as the Sisters of Providence Health System, which operates the hospital, struggled to close a proj... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Westfield

    11. Treasurer Steven Grossman slots $100 million for Massachusetts community banks to lend to small businesses

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      Treasurer Steven Grossman slots $100 million for Massachusetts community banks to lend to small businesses ...ference at Springfield City Hall promoting his "Small Business Partnership" program. Looking on from left are Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Agawam Mayor Richard A. Cohen and Easthampton Mayor Michael A. Tautznik. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    12. Spire building solar power system for Western Mass. school - Mass High Tech Business News

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      Spire building solar power system for Western Mass. school - Mass High Tech Business News ...n Pittsfield, and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans to construct a 4.2-megawatt solar power project in Springfield. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    13. VA extends Call Center to Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties

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      VA extends Call Center to Berkshire, Franklin and Hampden counties ...clinic. The service area has expanded again to include veterans in the Greenfield area. It will extend to the Springfield community-based outpatient clinic beginning in mid-May. The Call Center number is (800) 893-1522. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    14. Massachusetts launches solar power project

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      ...hare close Google Buzz Digg Stumble Upon Fark Share Email Print 020310_solar_power_plant.jpg Associated Press SPRINGFIELD - The state’s energy chief is leading a new initiative to launch what has thus far been a surprisi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. John Judge resigns as Springfield's chief development officer

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      John Judge resigns as Springfield's chief development officer ...he RepublicanJohn D. Judge submitted his resignation on Wednesday as Springfield's Chief Development Officer. SPRINGFIELD – The city’s chief development officer will step down next month, nearly two years after taking th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Smith & Wesson Corp.

    16. Hamilton Sundstrand Connecticut job cuts could hurt Springfield-area economy

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      Hamilton Sundstrand Connecticut job cuts could hurt Springfield-area economy ...s. “These are jobs that allow people to raise a family.” Hamilton Sundstrand Connecticut job cuts could hurt Springfield-area economy Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:03 PM Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Allan W. Blair   The Republican

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