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    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. Boston Scholar Athletes program set to expand to Springfield's Putnam Vocational Technical Academy

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      Boston Scholar Athletes program set to expand to Springfield's Putnam Vocational Technical Academy ...ton Mayor Thomas Menino; and Suffolk Construction Chief Executive Officer John Fish, who founded the program. SPRINGFIELD – The Boston Scholar Athletes program, which is designed to help student athletes improve their ac... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    3. Gov. Deval Patrick to make job training announcement at Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center at Springfield Technical Community College

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      Gov. Deval Patrick to make job training announcement at Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center at Springfield Technical Community College ...ine shops. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick will stop by the Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center at Springfield Technical Community College on Friday for an afternoon announcement about job training for student... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    4. Mason Square developer in Springfield submits high bid for tax-foreclosed property on State Street

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      Mason Square developer in Springfield submits high bid for tax-foreclosed property on State Street ...te St. are to demolish the existing buildings and create needed parking space for the planned new apartments. SPRINGFIELD — First Resource Development Corp., submitted the high bid Thursday to buy a city-owned property o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Brian M. Connors   Springfield

    5. Profesional Women's Chamber to host Dress ofr Succes event July 15

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      Profesional Women's Chamber to host Dress ofr Succes event July 15 ... example of this effort is an event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ju8ly 15 at Lattitude, 1338 Memorial Ave., West Springfield , where members are asked to donate clothing and jewelry to Dress for Success. Attendees can als... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    6. More Investments in the Future | BusinessWest

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      More Investments in the Future | BusinessWest ... Balise Honda, all on Riverdale Street in West Springfield; Balise Chevy Buick GMC on West Columbus Avenue in Springfield; and Balise Ford on Boston Road in Wilbraham. Meanwhile, the Balise Mazda facility, also on Riverd... (Read Full Article)

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    7. UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center

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      UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center ... colleges and any population that may lack a family history of higher education. The course offerings at the Springfield center will include online courses and University Without Walls, a program at the Amherst campus t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    8. UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield ...inal theater production and develop DuBois Performance Workshops for education in multicultural theater in in Springfield, according to the release. The three recently were awarded a $15,000 Public Service Endowment Gra... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    9. Editorial: Baystate Innovation Center provides key intersection for entrepreneurs, hospital | masslive

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      Editorial: Baystate Innovation Center provides key intersection for entrepreneurs, hospital | masslive ...and physicians. Ultimately, the hope, of course, is that these entrepreneurs will locate their businesses in Springfield and, more importantly, that their solutions will improve the quality of health care to the communi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    10. Editorial: Springfield Tech Foundry to help high school students become innovators

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      Editorial: Springfield Tech Foundry to help high school students become innovators ...l a healthy workplace culture. Like Figueroa, most of the students in Tech Foundry’s pilot program hail from Springfield, but not all of them. Students will work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for six weeks in the summer and fo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    11. Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech

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      Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech ... in 1350 Main St. This story follows and expands upon: Gov. Deval Patrick visits Tech Foundry in Springfield SPRINGFIELD - Valley Venture Mentors received a $100,000  grant Monday from Massachusetts Technology Collabora... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    12. Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program

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      Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program ...and hands-on training in machining. SPRINGFIELD - A new accelerated manufacturing careers program provided by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College’s Training and Workforce Options (TWO) p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    13. Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry

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      Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry ...ouncement regarding affordable housing in the South End during separate appearances in Springfield on Monday. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to take part in a tour at Tech Foundry in the downtown, and make... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    14. Springfield's $2.1 million Allen Street-Sumner Avenue project expected to improve traffic safety in East Forest Park

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      Springfield's $2.1 million Allen Street-Sumner Avenue project expected to improve traffic safety in East Forest Park ...and Harkness. That creates a backup on Sumner and Allen as well.” The contractor is JBL Construction Co., of Springfield. Traffic delays may occur during construction, but the plans call for all businesses and roadways... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment

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      Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment ... in each 24-hour production period and is capable of delivering more than 35 million units per year. Meredith-Springfield is now the exclusive manufacturer of the bottles. And O'Leary said he's testing now to develop li... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive

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      Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive ...School in Springfield. Hampden Bank has ten branch office locations in Springfield, Agawam, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, at Tower Square in downtown Springfield, Indian Orchard, and its newest location on Bo... (Read Full Article)

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