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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. Jeffrey Ciuffreda to retire from Springfield Regional Chamber; Nancy Creed tapped as succesor

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      Jeffrey Ciuffreda to retire from Springfield Regional Chamber; Nancy Creed tapped as succesor ...uffreda joined the Chamber in 1987 as its vice president of legislative affairs and became president in 2011. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield Regional Chamber of Commerce President Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda will retire Aug. 5 and c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    3. 'Team Springfield' honored by Boston Fed for Working Cities Challenge

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      'Team Springfield' honored by Boston Fed for Working Cities Challenge ...pringfield Planning and Economic Development, the School Department Regional Employment Board of Hampden, MGM Springfield, Partners for Community Action, HAP Housing, Springfield Technical Community College, Western MA N... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Boston Fed

    4. Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

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      Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with... ...LD – A new federal study that details the proposed expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast, with Springfield serving as a key connection, was praised by local advocates Wednesday as a project with great prom... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

    5. 'Double Decker Dine 2016' getting ready to roll

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      'Double Decker Dine 2016' getting ready to roll ... a double-decker Peter Pan bus or in a modern Peter Pan motor coach so they can sample different restaurants. SPRINGFIELD — The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will once again take local dining to a new ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   Mary Kay Wydra

    6. Springfield Central Downtown Farmers' Market serves up fun and fresh produce for the summer

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      Springfield Central Downtown Farmers' Market serves up fun and fresh produce for the summer ...ay at Tower Square Park. It will continue through Oct. 28. SPRINGFIELD - Glenroy Buchanan, the manager of the Springfield Central Downtown Farmers' Market, says he hopes to "help Springfield revitalize the downtown area.... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Pro basketball to return to hoop's birthplace, Springfield to get ABA franchise

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      Pro basketball to return to hoop's birthplace, Springfield to get ABA franchise ... Marketing. SPRINGFIELD — Break out the red-white-and-blue basketballs and sharpen up those slam dunk skills. Springfield, birthplace of basketball, is getting a team in the American Basketball Association. The new team ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center

    8. Basketball Hall of Fame to Host Annual Kids Safety Expo on July 30

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      Basketball Hall of Fame to Host Annual Kids Safety Expo on July 30 ... feature complimentary bicycle helmets for the first 500 children attending, thanks to the generosity of AAA. SPRINGFIELD — In 2015, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) assisted law enforcement w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    9. Smith & Wesson to buy knife maker Taylor Brands for $85M

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      Smith & Wesson to buy knife maker Taylor Brands for $85M ...son brand name through a licensing agreement. Taylor Brands manufactures its products in China. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield gun maker Smith & Wesson announced Monday that it will buy its knife-making partner Taylor Brands ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    10. Springfield College Professor Talks Entrepreneurship in China

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      Springfield College Professor Talks Entrepreneurship in China ...ty investing in entrepreneurship; and rates of return generated by successful entrepreneurship. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield College Professor of Management and U.S. Fulbright grant recipient Robert Fiore recently traveled ... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Futurecity founder says Springfield has 'authenticity by the bucketload'

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      Futurecity founder says Springfield has 'authenticity by the bucketload' ... — are larger than Springfield. But he said he and Futurecity have an opportunity to really have an impact in Springfield. "In larger cities, there is sometimes almost too much going on," he said. "I really think now is ... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive

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      Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive ...eing built by the Diocese of Springfield on the grounds of the former Cathedral High School on Surrey Road in Springfield that suffered extensive damage during the 2011 tornado. “The project is in the final design stages... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Amherst College

    13. Springfield Union Station: Peter Pan Bus Lines in negotiations to operate from restored transit hub, hopeful of deal

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      Springfield Union Station: Peter Pan Bus Lines in negotiations to operate from restored transit hub, hopeful of deal ...together is something that is attractive to us." SPRINGFIELD — Peter Pan Bus Lines is negotiating to move its Springfield bus station and ticket counter into the renovated Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amtrak   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    14. Big E’s 100th Is Cause for Celebration, Reflection

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      Big E’s 100th Is Cause for Celebration, Reflection ...o the Great Depression, which took a heavy toll in a number of ways, to the building in the early ’70s of the Springfield Civic Center, which took hockey, many school graduations, and scores of other events across the Co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    15. Big Y acquiring 8 more stores, expanding further into Eastern Massachusetts

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      Big Y acquiring 8 more stores, expanding further into Eastern Massachusetts ...s part of a proposed merger of supermarket chains Ahold and Delhaize Group, the Associated Press reports. The Springfield-based supermarket chain has entered into an agreement to acquire eight Hannaford stores in near Bo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    16. State awards $1.2 million to Peck School in Holyoke to implement 'school transformation'

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      State awards $1.2 million to Peck School in Holyoke to implement 'school transformation' ... in Los Angeles, Hartford and most recently as the director of school support with the achievement network in Springfield Public Schools. Under her leadership, the school will increase the number and quality of required ... (Read Full Article)

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