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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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    3. We believe this is a great opportunity not only for the country, but for Springfield.
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    2. Regional Growth Strong for Electrochemical Companies

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      Regional Growth Strong for Electrochemical Companies ...the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). ABOUT WNEU Western New England University, a private university in Springfield, Mass, is renowned for their personal attention to students. The University is committed to being ... (Read Full Article)

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    3. The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

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      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit ...to the House and Senate for an afternoon-long exchange of ideas and information. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be the keynote speaker for the event on Nov. 7 at the Log Cabin Banquet Meeting House. Hous... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Health New England's Maura McCaffrey voted Professional Woman of Year

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      Health New England's Maura McCaffrey voted Professional Woman of Year ... Other women voted include Patricia Canavan, president of United Personnel, Cherise Leclerc, anchor at CBS 3 Springfield, and writer Crystal Senter Brown. Atty. Gina Barry will receive the first annual Visionary Achiev... (Read Full Article)

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    5. With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for

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      With Hyundai Rotem and CNR Changchun, Springfield now has two chances for ...story follows: Hyundai Rotem proposes subway car plant on Progress Avenue in Springfield if it wins MBTA bid SPRINGFIELD - Hyundai Rotem's announcement Friday that it will build a factory at 180 Progress Ave. in Springf... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    6. Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10th anniversary - The Republican

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      Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce celebrates 10th anniversary - The Republican ...that the Latino community brings to the region, and added, "The event was a touch of Hollywood in the city of Springfield." During the celebration, Coakley-Rivera, now assistant clerk in the Hampden Superior Court clerk... (Read Full Article)

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    7. MassMutual starts 'Society of Grownups' to get millennials thinking of financial future | masslive

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      MassMutual starts 'Society of Grownups' to get millennials thinking of financial future | masslive ...ography, Naqui said. At present, there are no plans to open a branch at or near the MassMutual home office in Springfield, she said. "This is an experiment," she said by way of predicting that MassMutual will open more ... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield stresses importance of a trained work force | masslive

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      Valley Steel Stamp in Greenfield stresses importance of a trained work force | masslive ...U.S. Sec. of Labor Thomas Perez visit Springfield Technical Community College to talk work force development SPRINGFIELD — VSS, the former Valley Steel Stamp, in Greenfield grew from 25 employees to 50 employees once Fr... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Associated Industries of Massachusetts: Business confidence up in September | masslive

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      Associated Industries of Massachusetts: Business confidence up in September | masslive ...an Follow on Twitter on October 07, 2014 at 3:04 PM, updated October 07, 2014 at 3:43 PM View/Post Comments SPRINGFIELD - Employers gained a little confidence in the Massachusetts economy last month, according to su... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Springfield City Council approves sale of State Street property to First Resource to aid parking needs for $25 million housing complex plans in Mason Square

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      Springfield City Council approves sale of State Street property to First Resource to aid parking needs for $25 million housing complex plans in Mason Square ...aised the developer First Resource Companies, for their ongoing housing redevelopment efforts in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD – The City Council approved the sale of a tax-title property on State Street on Monday that will a... (Read Full Article)

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    11. 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)

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    12. 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)

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    13. 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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    14. 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)

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    15. 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)

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    16. 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)

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