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. Agawam Small Business Assistance Center celebrates 10 years of helping Pioneer Valley businesses

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      Agawam Small Business Assistance Center celebrates 10 years of helping Pioneer Valley businesses ...ith SCORE, a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative to assist small businesses, which has an office at Springfield Technical Community College. "It's an organization of mostly retired professionals, people who hav... (Read Full Article)

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    3. MGM Resorts, Penn National pledge local jobs, boost to business, traffic solutions in Springfield casino presentations

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      MGM Resorts, Penn National pledge local jobs, boost to business, traffic solutions in Springfield casino presentations ...meristar Casinos, recently withdrew from the Springfield competition. Ameristar had proposed a casino in East Springfield Casinos are also being proposed in Palmer and Holyoke. Both Springfield casino operators said they... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Partners for a Healthier Community in Springfield among 5 New England agencies to win EPA environmental justice grants

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      Partners for a Healthier Community in Springfield among 5 New England agencies to win EPA environmental justice grants ...e been selected to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Small Grant awards. The Springfield grant is to foster resident participation to reduce air pollution in Springfield. All five award r... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Springfield Redevelopment Authority will consider negotiating with MGM, Penn National on casino companies' desires for Union Station offices

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      Springfield Redevelopment Authority will consider negotiating with MGM, Penn National on casino companies' desires for Union Station offices ... The Republican on December 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM, updated December 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM Print Brought to you by SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Redevelopment Authority is scheduled to meet Wednesday to consider opening negot... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Manufacturers and businesses struggle to find skilled workers

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      Manufacturers and businesses struggle to find skilled workers ...h 10 of Massachusetts’ community colleges to create and redesign IT programs that meet the needs of industry. Springfield Technical Community College, for example, is offering classes to train microcomputer specialists a... (Read Full Article)

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

    7. Springfield BID contest aims to draw diners downtown in gas explosion's wake

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      Springfield BID contest aims to draw diners downtown in gas explosion's wake ... of Theodores' Blues, Booze, and BBQ, talks with lunchtime customer John Duggan. The Republican / Don Treeger SPRINGFIELD – The city’s Business Improvement District has launched a restaurant promotion contest in hopes of... (Read Full Article)

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    8. MGM Resorts bids $3.2 million to buy former Zanetti School, State Armory building for casino project

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      MGM Resorts bids $3.2 million to buy former Zanetti School, State Armory building for casino project ..., and former Zanetti School building, right, on Howard Street as part of its casino plan for the South End of Springfield. (Photo by Mark M. Murray and Don Treeger / The Republican file) Peter Goonan, The Republican By P... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Developer wants Republican’s property

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      Developer wants Republican’s property ...WWLP) - Penn National plans to relocate 'The Republican' Newspaper to pave the way for its proposed casino in Springfield's North End. Penn National's Eric Schippers told 22News Thursday the plans haven't been finalized ... (Read Full Article)

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    10. STCC, Smith College awarded $3 million grant to get children interested in engineering

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      STCC, Smith College awarded $3 million grant to get children interested in engineering ...ublican The Republican Follow 0 Tweet Share close Digg Stumble Upon Fark Reddit Share Email Print beth1.jpg SPRINGFIELD - Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, STCC professor of physics and civil engineering technology, looks at th... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Springfield city councilors recommend $3.7 million investment to aid Court Square redevelopment project

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      Springfield city councilors recommend $3.7 million investment to aid Court Square redevelopment project ...includes restoration of the Elm Street block and construction of a new parking garage. Nation/World CBS 3 Springfield Obituaries Business Business Follow us: Twitter Facebook RSS * Loading headlines... Business Home ... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno suggests Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse's planned regional meeting on casinos may be premature

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      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno suggests Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse's planned regional meeting on casinos may be premature ...ringfield to interact with the planned event,” Sarno said. Morse has sent meeting invitations to officials in Springfield, Chicopee, Easthampton, Northampton, South Hadley, Southampton, West Springfield, Westfield and Ha... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open

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      Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open ...int Brought to you by HOWDYT.jpg Everyone enjoys recognition for a job well done, so 18 years ago the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) created the Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. As Lee C... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Big Y celebrates Enfield store renovations

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      Big Y celebrates Enfield store renovations ...nt to education which includes such programs as School Tours and their Merit Scholarships. Headquartered in Springfield, Mass., Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Strong support voiced for two charter school proposals in Springfield

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      ...isk high school students or drop outs between the ages of 14 and 23 in Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee. The Springfield Collegiate Charter School is a proposed elementary school in the South End, with a strong emphasis... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Big Y's D'Amour family, retired UConn coach Jim Calhoun to be honored for service by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Rotary Club

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      ...en he announced his retirement. Calhoun and the D'Amour family, owners of Big Y Foods, will be honored by the Springfield Rotary Club and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for "Service Above Self" at a Dec. 1... (Read Full Article)

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