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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. Dr. Seuss museum planned at Springfield Quadrangle to celebrate city native Theodor Geisel

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      Dr. Seuss museum planned at Springfield Quadrangle to celebrate city native Theodor Geisel ...gle in 2016 at the William Pynchon Memorial Building. By PETER GOONAN and CAROLYN ROBBINS SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museums has announced that it will create the first museum dedicated to the life and legacy of cit... (Read Full Article)

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    3. WomenUpFront Accelerates Women Business Owners’ Growth

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      WomenUpFront Accelerates Women Business Owners’ Growth

      In support of the growth and success of Pioneer Valley women presidents and the businesses they own, WomenUpFront is launching a new monthly roundtable for women business owners whose annual revenues have passed the $200,000 mark but have not quite reached $1 million. 

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    4. MassMutual to Provide More Than $100,000 to Junior Achievement to Expand Financial Literacy Programs | masslive

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      MassMutual to Provide More Than $100,000 to Junior Achievement to Expand Financial Literacy Programs | masslive ... help make smart academic and economic choices. This year's grant will serve schools in 12 locations: here in Springfield, Los Angeles; Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia.; New Jersey, Las Vegas; Rochester, New York,.; Jackso... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    5. Springfield Central Cultural District to solicit RFPs for Branding Services

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      Springfield Central Cultural District to solicit RFPs for Branding Services ...e have of our city, by leveraging its impressive cultural assets and historical legacy. Springfield, MA – The Springfield Central Cultural District Board of Directors is soliciting proposals from agencies that can provid... (Read Full Article)

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    6. PVPC Receives Award from PolicyLink to Advance Equity Agenda

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      PVPC Receives Award from PolicyLink to Advance Equity Agenda ... Eveln Aquino to expand the successful capacity-building sessions implemented in 2014 for emerging leaders in Springfield. (For a summary of this work, visit www.pvpc.org/content/new-video-building-skills-equity-and-enga... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    7. A rebuilt Union Station, expanded Boston rail service, will fuel region's economy: Reader viewpoint

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      A rebuilt Union Station, expanded Boston rail service, will fuel region's economy: Reader viewpoint ... inter-city rail and correspondingly, the need to rehabilitate their architecturally rich rail stations. Now Springfield, at long last, can look forward to assuming its natural geographic and historic role as the crossr... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Tech Foundry starts recruiting for Class of 2015 With open house | masslive

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      Tech Foundry starts recruiting for Class of 2015 With open house | masslive ...econd year will host an open house 5:30 p.m. April 8 at its headquarters on the 9th Floor of 1391 Main St. in Springfield. Prospective students and parents are encouraged to attend. In addition to this, the staff at Te... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    9. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts announces scholarships | masslive

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      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts announces scholarships | masslive ...dents planning to pursue education at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the 2015-2016 academic year. SPRINGFIELD - The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is now accepting applications to award roughly... (Read Full Article)

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    10. 14 to lose jobs when Red Cross shutters Emergency Communication Services call center in Springfield

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      14 to lose jobs when Red Cross shutters Emergency Communication Services call center in Springfield ...ency Communication Services call center in Springfield and another in San Diego, California would be closing. SPRINGFIELD — Fourteen people working at an American Red Cross call center in Western Massachusetts are expect... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Hampden Bancorp Stockholders Approve Berkshire Hills Merger | BusinessWest

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      Hampden Bancorp Stockholders Approve Berkshire Hills Merger | BusinessWest

      Hampden Bancorp Inc. announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the previously announced merger of Hampden with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. The companies expect to complete the merger in April 2015, although there can be no assurance that the closing will occur then. Consummation of the merger is subject to approval by state and federal regulatory agencies.  On Nov. 4, Hampden and Berkshire announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Berkshire will acquire Hampden and its subsidiary, Hampden Bank, in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each outstanding share of ...

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    12. Springfield-area jobs numbers: Education, health and government lead year-over-year gains | masslive

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      Springfield-area jobs numbers: Education, health and government lead year-over-year gains | masslive ...s story follows: Springfield unemployment rate rises to 10.2 percent, regional rate drops to 5.9 percent SPRINGFIELD — Most sectors of the economy in Greater Springfield shed jobs in January, according to data relea... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Springfield considers 9 architects vying for East Forest Park branch library feasibility study

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      Springfield considers 9 architects vying for East Forest Park branch library feasibility study ...d Molly Fogarty, director of the Springfield library system. "I'm very optimistic. We are ahead of schedule." SPRINGFIELD - The city moved another step forward in its effort to build a new branch library in East Forest P... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Chicopee

    14. ACCGS April Business@Breakfast to Feature Mayors’ Forum

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      ACCGS April Business@Breakfast to Feature Mayors’ Forum ...derate an informal discussion with West Springfield Mayor Edward Sullivan, Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The discussion will provide attendees with an inside look at the personal and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   United Personnel Services

    15. Community Spotlight: Chicopee

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      Community Spotlight: Chicopee ...ue to seek ways to redevelop unutilized properties, and Kos said officials from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield told him they will consider building a new regional Catholic high school on the former Uniroyal fa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Chicopee

    16. Unemployment: State jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent, lowest since May 2008 | masslive

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      Unemployment: State jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent, lowest since May 2008 | masslive ...field's unemployment fell seven-tenths of a percentage point, to 8 percent. That was the lowest the city of Springfield's unemployment rate has been since it hit 7.6 percent in June 2008. According to statewide numbe... (Read Full Article)

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