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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. 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. Behind the Scenes: A look inside Springfield's Union Station redevelopment project  | masslive.com

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      Behind the Scenes: A look inside Springfield's Union Station redevelopment project  | masslive.com ...e phrase written of New York City's vanished Pennsylvania Station. Dormant since the 1970s, Union Station in Springfield is nearing the moment of its rebirth following an $88.5 million rehabilitation that took decades t... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Proffesional Woman's Chamber honors Arlene Rodriguez of STCC | masslive.com

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      Proffesional Woman's Chamber honors Arlene Rodriguez of STCC | masslive.com ...The Professional Women's Chamber has announced that Arlene Rodriguez, vice president of academic affairs for Springfield Technical Community College, has been named the chambers 2016 Woman of the Year. The Woman of the ... (Read Full Article)

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    4. MGM closes purchase of former Springfield School Department HQ at 195 State | masslive.com

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      MGM closes purchase of former Springfield School Department HQ at 195 State | masslive.com ...s part of a redevelopment plan that eventually stalled. MGM Springfield has bought more than $42.6 million in Springfield real estate as part of its plans for a $900 million casino resort in the city's South End. ... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funds $1M in upgrades for hydropower facilities in West Springfield, Ware and Orange | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Clean Energy Center funds $1M in upgrades for hydropower facilities in West Springfield, Ware and Orange | masslive.com ...lectric facilities in West Springfield, Ware and Orange. Officials gathered Wednesday at AD Hydro Inc.'s West Springfield facility to announce the funding, which comes from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Hydropo... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Springfield's Wellspring Cooperative plans to build worker-owned greenhouse in Indian Orchard; Baystate, Big Y will buy its produce | masslive.com

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      Springfield's Wellspring Cooperative plans to build worker-owned greenhouse in Indian Orchard; Baystate, Big Y will buy its produce | masslive.com ...Springfield-based economic development project Wellspring Collaborative plans to soon build a hydroponic greenhouse that would provide produce for area hospitals, grocery stores and school districts. The burgeo... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Springfield unemployment rate falls by a tenth of a percent; region gained 3K jobs in March | masslive.com

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      Springfield unemployment rate falls by a tenth of a percent; region gained 3K jobs in March | masslive.com The city's unemployment rate fell in March to 8.2 percent from 8.3 percent in February and from 9.3 percent a year ago in March 2015. The number of employed city residents rose last month to 57,977 from 57,565 in February and from 57,744 a year ago in March 2015, according to jobs statistics released Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and ... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory

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      Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory ...sident, Springfield Technical Community College 2004 - 2016 Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory President, Springfield Technical Community College 2004 - 2016 This Precision Manufacturing Learning Laboratory is dedi... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Belchertown Creates Cohesive Plan for Growth

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      Belchertown Creates Cohesive Plan for Growth ...d clean energy is part of our value system,” Albertson said, noting that a previously approved solar farm off Springfield Road has been completed and is expected to go online in the near future. Businesses are also growi... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Professional Women’s Chamber Announces Arlene Rodriguez as 2016 Woman of the Year

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      Professional Women’s Chamber Announces Arlene Rodriguez as 2016 Woman of the Year ...Professional Womens Chamber (PWC) has announced that Arlene Rodriguez, vice president of academic affairs for Springfield Technical Community College has been named the PWC 2016 Woman of the Year. The Woman of the Year i... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Springfield Falcons to be sold, AHL team expected to leave Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      Springfield Falcons to be sold, AHL team expected to leave Western Massachusetts | masslive.com ...The Springfield Falcons will be sold to the Arizona Coyotes in a deal that could end the city's 80-year affiliation with the American Hockey League. Falcons owner Charlie Pompea confirmed to The Republican the ... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity's ReStore celebrates one year anniversary | masslive.com

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      Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity's ReStore celebrates one year anniversary | masslive.com ...Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity's ReStore in Westfield will be celebrating it's one year anniversary on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the store at 301 East Main Street in Westfield. As part of the celebr... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Springfield Regional Chamber, EDC to Discuss Region’s Renaissance

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      Springfield Regional Chamber, EDC to Discuss Region’s Renaissance ...1 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield, sponsored by Peoples United Bank. SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Regional Chamber, in partnership with the Western Mass. Economic Development Cou... (Read Full Article)

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    14. As hiring begins, WMass officials tour construction of CRRC MA subway car plant in East Springfield  | masslive.com

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      As hiring begins, WMass officials tour construction of CRRC MA subway car plant in East Springfield  | masslive.com ...enic J. Sarno, who was among city and CRRC officials touring the 40-acre former Westinghouse property in East Springfield, told Cui through an interpreter that the city wishes him and his company continued success as 'co... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Balise Kia scheduled to open in West Springfield | masslive.com

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      Balise Kia scheduled to open in West Springfield | masslive.com ...s the Kia to the Pioneer Valley ever since Fathers Sons closed its Kia dealership on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield in September after a 17-year relationship with the Korean automaker. Lia closed Lia Kia dealership... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Holyoke Innovation District looks to take advantage of Valley broadband Internet capacity | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Innovation District looks to take advantage of Valley broadband Internet capacity | masslive.com ...member of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. But fiber in the valley, centered at a major junction in the Springfield Technology Park at 1 Federal St., isn't always available in small towns and neighborhoods, said ke... (Read Full Article)

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