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. Our intent is to redevelop 270 and 276 Bridge Street into a vibrant commercial center that is home to a new Springfield Innovation Center and complementary commercial uses, including ground floor restaurant/café and upper floor office uses.
      In DevelopSpringfield bids to buy Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield for restaurant, office uses
    2. We are gratified by the court's decision and look forward to bringing jobs, economic development, and a new source of sustainable green energy to Springfield and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
      In Palmer Renewable Energy plans for construction of biomass plant following Massachusetts Land Court ruling
    3. And in June, West Springfield had a table at the Western Mass. Developers Conference in Springfield — it was the first time the town was represented.
      In Community Spotlight: West Springfield
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    2. MassLive opens new offices, lights sign with help of Gov. Deval Patrick | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 10 2014)

      MassLive opens new offices, lights sign with help of Gov. Deval Patrick | masslive ...We’re growing in Springfield and we are proud of it,” she said. MassLive is statewide in scope, but based in Springfield, Werder said. “I mentioned it to (Patrick) months ago. He said he is happy to come out and suppor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    3. Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’

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      Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’ ... a hands-on demonstration workshop to be held on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new science wing of Springfield’s Central High School, 1840 Roosevelt Ave. The workshop will cover a range of techniques appropri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    4. Community Spotlight: West Springfield

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      Community Spotlight: West Springfield ... Community Spotlight: West Springfield Kathleen Mitchell on September 9, 2014 in Community Spotlight West Springfield Takes Active Approach to Growth Mayor Edward Sullivan Mayor Edward Sullivan says the quality o... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. Women’s Professional Chamber Names Carol Campbell Woman of Year

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 9 2014)

      Women’s Professional Chamber Names Carol Campbell Woman of Year ... Year Banquet was held at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee. The award is presented to a woman in the Greater Springfield area who exemplifies outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the commu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    6. UMass nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing

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      UMass nursing college receives $1 million federal grant to recruit veterans for nursing ...nursing education and become employed in the field of nursing will be given special attention. Veterans from Springfield and Western Massachusetts region as well as from neighboring metropolitan areas such as New York a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    7. NEPR New England Public Radio hosts grand opening of Springfield studio Sunday

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      NEPR New England Public Radio hosts grand opening of Springfield studio Sunday ...wn Springfield to mark the opening of its new studio and office space in the Fuller Block, 1531-1545 Main St. SPRINGFIELD — New England Public Radio will host a celebration and block party Sunday, Sept. 7, in downtown Sp... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    8. Baystate Wing officially part of Baystate Health: 'Winner is the patient,' doctor says

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      Baystate Wing officially part of Baystate Health: 'Winner is the patient,' doctor says ...ty of "quality care," either at Baystate, Springfield, or continued in the UMass Memorial system. Keroack, a Springfield native with family roots in Palmer, later said that what Baystate now calls its Eastern Region, in... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    9. Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

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      Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

      Menck Windows, a joint venture of Menck USA Inc. and Menck Fenster GmbH, of Hamburg, Germany, a 130-year-old, fourth-generation business that provides custom windows and doors in Europe, the Far East, and the U.S., recently opened the doors to its first U.S. manufacturing operation here in Western Mass.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    10. Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong

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      Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong ..."We have been able to strategically approach the airlines to spur competition and lower fares," Dillon said. Springfield business leaders have long wanted a say in Bradley management, said Allan W. Blair , President and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Allan W. Blair

    11. DevelopSpringfield bids to buy Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield for restaurant, office uses

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      DevelopSpringfield bids to buy Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield for restaurant, office uses ...ed as a dynamic, mixed-use center of entrepreneurial activity that would serve as the cornerstone of downtown Springfield’s newly designated Innovation District,” Minkarah said. The city had also sought bids a year ago,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    12. Springfield officials, advocates praise $15 million investment in downtown Morgan Square Apartments

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      Springfield officials, advocates praise $15 million investment in downtown Morgan Square Apartments ...l help retain and attract residents to the downtown district. The housing will be renamed SilverBrick Lofts – Springfield." Representatives of SilverBrick said apartments will be full renovated and leased in phases over... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   MGM

    13. Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park earns $40k grant to coach businesses | masslive

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      Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park earns $40k grant to coach businesses | masslive ...businesses, and nonprofits as well, with fewer than 20 employees. SPRINGFIELD - The Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park has received a grant from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. that will expand ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Marla Michel

    14. Westfield Planning Board approves proposed redevelopment of former Balise auto dealership property

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      Westfield Planning Board approves proposed redevelopment of former Balise auto dealership property ...oard has approved the estimated $10 million redevelopment of the former Balise auto dealership property at 99 Springfield Rd. The board, following a unanimous vote, issued the necessary special permit, site plan and sto... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    15. UMassCenter at Springfield opens its doors to 250 students Tuesday

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      UMassCenter at Springfield opens its doors to 250 students Tuesday ...ials including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and business leaders have long lobbied for a UMass presence in downtown Springfield. Gov. Deval Patrick visited Springfield in May to announce $5.2 million in state funding to compl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    16. The SilverBrick Group set to begin renovations at newly purchased Morgan Square Apartments

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 29 2014)

      The SilverBrick Group set to begin renovations at newly purchased Morgan Square Apartments ...s, Texas. According to the city, the properties were known as the Wason-Springfield Steam Power Blocks. They were developed in the 1870s by the J.W. Wason Car Company and the Springfield Steam Power Company. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

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