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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. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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

    11. Charging stations for Tesla electric cars proposed for Riverdale Shops in West Springfield

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      Charging stations for Tesla electric cars proposed for Riverdale Shops in West Springfield ...ers along major corridors that our customers often travel and that connect city centers," she said. "The West Springfield Supercharger will support travel between Albany and Upstate New York and Boston." The special per... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    12. Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success

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      Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success ...my, Mayor Domenic Sarno and state Sen. James Welch, D-West Springfield. Sarno called it an "exciting day" for Springfield and praised the Governor and university officials and staff for their support of Springfield. Han... (Read Full Article)

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

    13. Chicopee Chambers plan ‘Table Top Expo’ trade show

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      Chicopee Chambers plan ‘Table Top Expo’ trade show ... Bank, Dave’s Truck Repair, Elms College, First American Insurance Agency, Governor’s Center, the Holyoke and Springfield technical community colleges’ Training & Workforce Options and Northeast IT Systems. Admission is... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    14. Gov. Deval Patrick among officials set to celebrate new University of Massachusetts center in downtown Springfield

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      Gov. Deval Patrick among officials set to celebrate new University of Massachusetts center in downtown Springfield ...ing Authority Chairman Philip W. Johnston, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, state Sen. James T. Welch, D-West Springfield. Patrick had visited the center in July during construction, and had also visited the center last... (Read Full Article)

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

    15. Big Picture | BusinessWest

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      Big Picture | BusinessWest ...ommercial real estate. In some cases, lots of art. Take 1350 Main Street, or One Financial Plaza, in downtown Springfield, which was recently branded the MassLive Building after its newest tenant, which is leasing 11,000... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Attain Therapy + Fitness Open for Business in Westfield

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      ... who will act as the facility manager and treating physical therapist at the recently acquired facility at 65 Springfield Road in Westfield. Fall has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy for more than 30 years. He... (Read Full Article)

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