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. Springfield South End housing improvements get $300,000 HUD planning grant

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      Springfield South End housing improvements get $300,000 HUD planning grant ...rtment complex on Marble Street owned by the Springfield Housing Authority and targeted for improvements. SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $300,000 “Choice Neighborhood... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    3. Springfield seeks millions in state reimbursements for proposed repairs to 9 schools

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      ...llow 0 Tweet Share close Digg Stumble Upon Fark Reddit Share Email Print springfield schools logo small.jpg SPRINGFIELD – The city will ask the Massachusetts School Building Authority to consider providing millions of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    4. MAAC basketball features three big showdown games this week

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      MAAC basketball features three big showdown games this week ... Thursday in a battle of conference undefeated teams. These six teams and the rest of the MAAC can be seen in Springfield when they battle it out for the MAAC basketball championships March 1-5 at the MassMutual Center. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    5. Viewpoint: Access to college is the key to success for poor families, communities

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      Viewpoint: Access to college is the key to success for poor families, communities ...sight of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, ACCESS expanded its successful program into Springfield to create the ACCESS Springfield Promise Program. And we’ve gotten off to a great start. In just its second year, the ACCESS Spring... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   Liberty Mutual

    6. Editorial: JetBlue helps Bradley International Airport expand southern reach

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      Editorial: JetBlue helps Bradley International Airport expand southern reach ...s between Jan. 19 and Feb. 15. Orlando Ramos already has his ticket. Ramos, 29, of Indian Orchard section of Springfield, who has family in Puerto Rico, couldn’t afford to visit until now. Before the new Bradley service... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Belchertown school superintendent Judith Houle plans talk on Lake Wallace Ecology Project at Land Trust annual meeting

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      Belchertown school superintendent Judith Houle plans talk on Lake Wallace Ecology Project at Land Trust annual meeting ...ersity. All are welcome to attend the meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Belchertown High School at 142 Springfield Road. In September, high school science teacher Louise Levy won $10,000 through the Toyota TAPESTR... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Springfield wins $2.1 million in federal tornado aid

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      Springfield wins $2.1 million in federal tornado aid ... Elias Brookings Elementary School temporary buildings at left, with the original building in the background. SPRINGFIELD – The city will receive $2.1 million in federal funds to help pay for temporary classrooms at the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    9. New lease, NHL partnership deals assure two more years of the Falcons in Springfield

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      New lease, NHL partnership deals assure two more years of the Falcons in Springfield ...o entertain fans at the MassMutual Center for at least two more seasons under agreements announced Wednesday. SPRINGFIELD - Making a statement that they remain committed to Springfield, the city's American Hockey League ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    10. DevelopSpringfield seeks public input before finalizing master plan for post-tornado revitalization

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      DevelopSpringfield seeks public input before finalizing master plan for post-tornado revitalization ...anic residents with Springfield’s diverse ethnic traditions. • Establish a city arts and culture coordinator. SPRINGFIELD – Proposed recommendations to redevelop Springfield in the aftermath of the June 1 tornado will be... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Nick Fyntrilakis

    11. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission lists goals for 2012

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      Pioneer Valley Planning Commission lists goals for 2012 ...accurate. The Commission will celebrate its 50th anniversary this May. It’s offices are on Congress Street in Springfield. Besides the Internet and rail initiatives, Brennan said 2012 goals include pursuing competitive ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Holyoke

    12. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal meets with chambers of commerce from current and future congressional districts

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      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal meets with chambers of commerce from current and future congressional districts .... Knapik. WESTFIELD – The national economy will grow by about 2 percent in 2012, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, told business leaders Tuesday afternoon. That’s enough growth, Neal predicted, to create about 17... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   West Springfield   Springfield

    13. Joe Sibilia grows socially and environmentally responsible business in Springfield

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      Joe Sibilia grows socially and environmentally responsible business in Springfield ...and mission into more of the city. Why is Springfield the right place to start up a social enterprise? First, Springfield is provincial, in that local people tend to stay around. It’s a good thing. People are less likely... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    14. Class Trip

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      Class Trip ...plained. “We have approximately 40% to 45% of our students coming from Connecticut, Springfield, and north of Springfield, so there’s a lot of travel along the 91 corridor,” she told BusinessWest. “Tower Square is right ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    15. Getting Down to Business

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      Getting Down to Business ...o get involved, here’s how.” Borrowing an idea from the playbook of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield, NAYP launched what it calls a Nonprofit Board Fair this past summer. “What we find is that a lo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Northampton

    16. Taking Center Stage

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      Taking Center Stage ...eople still don’t believe in Springfield’s potential. “Sometimes people tell you it’s a bad time to invest in Springfield,” he said. “But if you take that attitude, nothing gets done. You have to be able to see the oppor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

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