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. Bay Path University earns $3.5 million, White House recognition for online American Women's College venture

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      Bay Path University earns $3.5 million, White House recognition for online American Women's College venture ...ollege. The program is headquartered in downtown Springfield. The school's tradition campus is in Longmeadow. SPRINGFIELD — Bay Path University President Carol Leary is passionate about making college more accessible and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Springfield   Holyoke

    3. Springfield early childhood advocates plan Mason Square Child Care Center with new federal grant; Holyoke funded also

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      Springfield early childhood advocates plan Mason Square Child Care Center with new federal grant; Holyoke funded also ...million over the next few years. Springfield is due to get nearly $4.6 million and Holyoke $1.2 million. In Springfield, the funds, will enable public and private early childhood educators to develop a program for 350 ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. Wellspring Cooperative plans worker-owned greenhouse to grow produce for local hospitals, colleges

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      Wellspring Cooperative plans worker-owned greenhouse to grow produce for local hospitals, colleges ...e littered with bottle caps and old tires now, but within a year the fallow land at Bay and Tapley streets in Springfield could be home to an environmentally conscious greenhouse initiative. Springfield-based economic d... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Brian M. Connors   Baystate Health

    5. Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in

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      Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in ...tra proposes an expansion of the Algonquin Pipeline that would increase natural gas supplies available to the Springfield area and eastern Massachusetts. "If you are on the supply side of the discussion it doesn't matte... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    6. Game developer HitPoint Studios moving to Springfield after local investors

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      Game developer HitPoint Studios moving to Springfield after local investors ...ting" and now it "will grow right here." SPRINGFIELD – HitPoint Studios will move its offices from Amherst to Springfield after a group of local investors committed $1.25 million to the company in an effort to keep it in... (Read Full Article)

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    7. MGM Springfield to detail casino construction process at vendor information session at MassMutual Center | masslive.com

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      MGM Springfield to detail casino construction process at vendor information session at MassMutual Center | masslive.com ...ceship opportunities. SPRINGFIELD — Anyone looking to learn more about the construction process regarding MGM Springfield's upcoming $800 million casino complex is invited to attend an informational session Thursday morn... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Springfield Union Station: Can New Haven's transit-connnected development be

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      Springfield Union Station: Can New Haven's transit-connnected development be ...y as Springfield-area business and civic leaders - including Mayor Dom Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, gazed down from the building's ornate gilded-age balcony and dreamed of what Springfield's Union ... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Peter Picknelly says Court Square hotel advances in partnership with MGM Springfield

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      Peter Picknelly says Court Square hotel advances in partnership with MGM Springfield ... the design center at least temporarily to the UMass Center, a satellite facility at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. In addition, the apartment tenants are being assisted with relocation, the spokesman said. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   The Republican

    10. Bill Messner, president of Holyoke Community College, says he's proud to open

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      Bill Messner, president of Holyoke Community College, says he's proud to open ...-credit training programs for those seeking work within the field. "Everybody knows what's happening down in Springfield, in terms of MGM coming to town. They, themselves, will be hiring significant numbers of individua... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Holyoke

    11. Bright Nights once again named 'Top 100' attraction by American Bus Association; tour buses account for $3.5 billion in spending in Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      Bright Nights once again named 'Top 100' attraction by American Bus Association; tour buses account for $3.5 billion in spending in Massachusetts | masslive.com ...nt a significant economic boost to the region, according to officials with Spirit of Springfield, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the American Bus Association who sat with the reporters and ed... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Smith & Wesson to bid on Pentagon handgun contract with General Dynamics as a partner | masslive.com

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      Smith & Wesson to bid on Pentagon handgun contract with General Dynamics as a partner | masslive.com ...85. Update 5 p.m.:Smith & Wesson announces a drop in sales, earnings, as market for guns returns to 'normal' SPRINGFIELD - Smith & Wesson has partnered with defense giant General Dynamics to compete for the job of provi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    13. ACCGS Business@Breakfast to Tout Region’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

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      ACCGS Business@Breakfast to Tout Region’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

      The entrepreneurial spirit of the region will take center stage at the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s Business@Breakfast on Jan. 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ludlow Country Club, One Tony Lema Dr., Ludlow. Paul Silva, executive director of Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), will discuss “Putting the PIONEER Back in Pioneer Valley.” He will be joined by Natasha Clark, founder of LionessMagazine.com, a Western Mass.-based, all-digital magazine for the female entrepreneur.

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    14. American Red Cross celebrates new Springfield headquarters on Brookdale Drive

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      American Red Cross celebrates new Springfield headquarters on Brookdale Drive ...ll be able to be more efficient and build a better capacity to serve the community. It is one-stop shopping." SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts hosted a luncheon and ribbon cutting ceremony We... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Pioneer Valley Planning commission seeks health survey input

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    16. MassDOT, city officials discuss pending Interstate 91 viaduct project concerns, remedies

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      MassDOT, city officials discuss pending Interstate 91 viaduct project concerns, remedies ...sented to approximately 30 people attending the meeting. The update was provided during a work meeting at the Springfield Public Works building on Tapley Street. Certain ramps will need to be closed during construction,... (Read Full Article)

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