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.

  2. Quotes about Springfield

    1. These are very important dollars to the enhancement of quality of life in West Springfield.
      In West Springfield receives $900,000 federal funding for neighborhood improvements
    2. This convention will bring tremendous attention to Greater Springfield as well as create a great deal of business for local hotels, restaurants and other venues throughout the area.
      In Greater Springfield to host 2014 Northeast Shrine Association convention in August, 2,000 expected
    3. While the Read! initiative has been focused on increasing reading proficiency in Springfield, the #413 social media campaign is region-wide as improved early literacy is the best way to improve educational outcomes and life prospects of our children throughout the Pioneer Valley.
      The Republican in Reading initiative #413reads designed to improve children's skill by fourth grade
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    2. Peter Pan selling 1930s GM Futurliner, 1 of 9 remaining, on eBay

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      Peter Pan selling 1930s GM Futurliner, 1 of 9 remaining, on eBay ... new buses.The bus is presently on EBay up for sale. Peter Pan Futurliner for sale on eBay gallery (8 photos) SPRINGFIELD – A Depression-era bus that promised a journey into a streamlined art-deco future of jet engines,... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepting applications for tornado relief grants

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      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepting applications for tornado relief grants ...ef Fund for Western Mass. Currently the agency has $145,000 to distribute to non-profits in Springfield, West Springfield, Wilbraham, Westfield, Monson and Brimfield. GRANTS AVAILABLE For non-profit organizations assisti... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   United Bank

    4. Springfield Redevelopment Authority names new developer for vacant Elm Street building at Court Square

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      Springfield Redevelopment Authority names new developer for vacant Elm Street building at Court Square ... the benefit of Springfield, that building cannot be left vacant,” Picknelly said Thursday. “It simply can’t. Springfield is our home, our city, and it (the site) has to be developed.” Springfield Redevelopment Author... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual Center   Westfield State University

    5. Boston Fed: Recovery left midsize New England cities behind | Boston Business Journal

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      ...from such facilities, Rosengren said, citing Providence, R.I., New Haven, Conn., greater Hartford, Conn., and Springfield, Mass. “As we think about future developments in our mid-sized cities, it is important that leade... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Boston Fed

    6. Springfield City Council committee votes to recommend proposed sale of former School Department headquarters

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      Springfield City Council committee votes to recommend proposed sale of former School Department headquarters ...uilding.JPG File photo | The RepublicanThe former Springfield School Department building on State Street. SPRINGFIELD – The City Council’s Planning and Economic Development Committee on Tuesday voted to recommend sal... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    7. 6 Western Massachusetts schools named Innovation Schools by Gov. Deval Patrick

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      ...s to older students and increasing online course offerings. The six, located in Greenfield, Springfield, West Springfield, Monson and the Quaboag Regional School District, were among nine named as innovation schools Tues... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    8. Rebuild Springfield names advisory committee for post-tornado rebuild, launches search for consultants

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      Rebuild Springfield names advisory committee for post-tornado rebuild, launches search for consultants ...and even more vibrant Springfield,” Sarno said in a prepared statement. Home > Breaking News - MassLive.com > Springfield Rebuild Springfield names advisory committee for post-tornado rebuild, launches search for consult... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    9. Editorial: Hoop City Jazz Festival chases the blues away

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      Editorial: Hoop City Jazz Festival chases the blues away ...ad sponsor Hampden Bank and to John G. Osborn, a former mayoral aide who founded the festival 11 years ago in Springfield’s Mason Square neighborhood. We hope folks who have yet to sample the festival will do so next yea... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Hampden Bank

    10. Partial demolition of former Asylum nightclub in Springfield underway

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      Partial demolition of former Asylum nightclub in Springfield underway ... at 1592 Main St. between Fort and Worthington streets in Springfield is in the process of being demolished. SPRINGFIELD – Work crews recently began a partial demolition and downtown redevelopment project at the forme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    11. Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno selects 'preferred developer' for former School Department administration building

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      Springfield mayor Domenic Sarno selects 'preferred developer' for former School Department administration building ...Association, the Business Improvement District, the Springfield Preservation Trust, and neighbors such as the Springfield Museums and Classical Condominiums, Connors said. A city review committee recommended selection of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Brian M. Connors   Springfield

    12. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs $30.6 billion state budget

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      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signs $30.6 billion state budget ...ample, means that Springfield will get back $2.3 million; Northampton, $270,000; Westfield, $385,000 and West Springfield, $219,000. Patrick and legislative leaders reached agreement Friday on a plan to reduce the cost t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    13. The Republican's David Starr honored for 70 years with Newhouse Publications

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      The Republican's David Starr honored for 70 years with Newhouse Publications ...Western Massachusetts to distribute $1 million annually equally among the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Museums, WGBY public television and WFCR public radio. George Arwady, The Republican’s latest publ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Allan W. Blair   The Republican

    14. Massachusetts legislators seek new regulations for temporary staffing agencies

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      Massachusetts legislators seek new regulations for temporary staffing agencies ...business environment for temporary staffing agencies. Mary Ellen Scott, owner of United Personnel in downtown Springfield, is worried that a bill on Beacon Hill could damage temporary staffing agencies such as her own. “... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Smooth jazz brings long-distance fans to Springfield

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      Smooth jazz brings long-distance fans to Springfield ... and he expects to surpass that number this year. Osborn first organized a jazz festival 11 years ago in Springfield’s Mason Square neighborhood. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to do. It’s been 10 years in the m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Hampden Bank

    16. WNEU Law and Business Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship offers assistance to small-business owners, entrepreneurs

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      WNEU Law and Business Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship offers assistance to small-business owners, entrepreneurs ...Follow 0 Tweet Share close Google Buzz Digg Stumble Upon Fark Share Email Print eric gouvin.JPG Eric Gouvin SPRINGFIELD – The Western New England University Law and Business Center for Advancing Entrepreneurship is acc... (Read Full Article)

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