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. UMass President Robert Caret, trustee chairman Henry M. Thomas touring state with Springfield, Amherst stops

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      UMass President Robert Caret, trustee chairman Henry M. Thomas touring state with Springfield, Amherst stops ...stop in Haverhill. Wednesday the tour begins in Lowell, with stops in Fall River and New Bedford and ends in Springfield at 5:30 p.m. with an alumni reception at the new UMass Center at Tower Square, which opened last m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    3. Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield

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      Officials celebrate groundbreaking for Western Massachusett firefighting training center in Springfield ...d there and the department will have access to all services and equipment. The state purchased the site from Springfield two years ago for $2 million. The new training facility is slated to open sometime next year. Co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Amherst

    4. United Way Announces Resource Development Council Members

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      United Way Announces Resource Development Council Members

      The United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) has announced the slate of volunteers who will serve on its 2014-15 Resource Development Council (RDC), the organization’s volunteer fund-raising arm. It is comprised of a group of volunteer community and business leaders who are committed to the mission of the UWPV. “This is a very exciting time for the United Way. Today’s United Way is immersed in 21st-century fundraising, 24-hour community impact, seven days a week,” said Steve Lowell, president of Monson Savings Bank and RDC Chair. “Contributions to the United Way have enabled them to impact our community in ...

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    5. Local officials praise $1.6 million Forest Park building project for Bright Nights storage, technical skills training

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      Local officials praise $1.6 million Forest Park building project for Bright Nights storage, technical skills training ...nds and the Spirit of Springfield will contribute $185,353, according to officials. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. D-Springfield, and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, were among officials gathering for the announcement. SPRINGFIELD – Lo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    6. Smith & Wesson donates $21,000 to Putnam Vocational Technical Academy for technology fund

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      Smith & Wesson donates $21,000 to Putnam Vocational Technical Academy for technology fund ...ork study hours which pairs students with opportunities at its Roosevelt Avenue manufacturing headquarters in Springfield. At any given time during the school year, there are about six students enrolled in a work-study ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    7. Ground-breaking ceremony set for $13.4 million state Department of Fire Services campus in Springfield

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      Ground-breaking ceremony set for $13.4 million state Department of Fire Services campus in Springfield ...e. facility at 2:15 p.m. SPRINGFIELD – A ground-breaking ceremony for the $13.4 million transformation of the Springfield Fire Department’s former training center in Indian Orchard into the state Department of Fire Servi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    8. UMass rated among top 100 universities in world by international survey

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      UMass rated among top 100 universities in world by international survey ... have our success acknowledged not only nationally, but on the world stage,” he said. Henry M. Thomas III of Springfield, chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees, also said in a prepared statement “Massachusetts is a le... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Robert Caret

    9. Chambers of Commerce to sponsor legislative event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo, others

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      Chambers of Commerce to sponsor legislative event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, State House Speaker Robert DeLeo, others ...senberg, D-Amherst; Sen. Gale Candaras, D-Wilbraham; Donald Humason, Jr., R-Westfield and James Welch, D-West Springfield. State representatives attending are John Scibak, D-South Hadley; Aaron Vega, D-Holyoke; John Veli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Robert DeLeo   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. Massachusetts Community Colleges recieve $20 million federal Department of Labor grant | masslive

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      Massachusetts Community Colleges recieve $20 million federal Department of Labor grant | masslive ...tment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant programs. The community colleges, which include Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College and Greenfield Community College, are advan... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Greenfield Community College

    11. Westfield changes property focus for new $36 million elementary school

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      Westfield changes property focus for new $36 million elementary school ...to reimburse Westfield 62 percent of the new school costs, the mayor said. Fontaine Brothers Construction of Springfield was named the general contractor for the project in August 2012 with its low bid of $25 million. B... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    12. Bay Path University to recieve $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education

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      Bay Path University to recieve $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education ...o, the American Women's College, has grown to more than 250 students, Leary said. Its offices are in downtown Springfield. All told, 24 colleges and universities around the country were selected from a field of more tha... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Carol A. Leary   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    13. Western Massachusetts clean energy jobs grow 8 percent, many of the new jobs are in research, manufacturing | masslive

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      Western Massachusetts clean energy jobs grow 8 percent, many of the new jobs are in research, manufacturing | masslive ...e new jobs are in research, manufacturing 102213 springfield solar facility groundbreaking.JPG 10.22.2013 | SPRINGFIELD -- James Hunt, Northeast Utilities Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Community Relations, s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northeast Utilities

    14. State awards $7M for municipal cleantech projects

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      State awards $7M for municipal cleantech projects ... The main entrance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Baystate's parent organization and the city of Springfield are developing a 4.6-megawatt combined heat and power plant to provide electricity, chilled water ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Springfield

    15. Editorial: MassMutual's policies continue to win it distinction as an excellent place to work

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      Editorial: MassMutual's policies continue to win it distinction as an excellent place to work ...st year.” Working Mother notes that 100 percent of the employees use flexible schedules at forward-thinking, Springfield-based MassMutual and that 48 percent of the hires in 2013 were women. In addition, 38 percent of t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    16. Freedom Credit Union wins state approval for Springfield expansion project - The Republican

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      Freedom Credit Union wins state approval for Springfield expansion project - The Republican ...ve-year Tax Increment Financing or TIF agreement valued at $90,100 first approved by the City of Springfield. SPRINGFIELD - Freedom Credit Union's plans to create a $2.2 million consolidated back office operation in Spri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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