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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    1. We are trying to have people find each other – the city of Springfield and Springfield College.
      In Springfield College faculty, administrators collaborate with local officials, organizations on making city a better, safer place
    2. As good as Springfield College can be, that always spells success for the city of Springfield.
      In Springfield College faculty, administrators collaborate with local officials, organizations on making city a better, safer place
    3. Springfield College has always been a great partner.
      In Springfield College faculty, administrators collaborate with local officials, organizations on making city a better, safer place
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    2. Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday

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      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. to conduct aerial inspections throughout service area Wednesday and Thursday ...ll, Warwick, Montague, Greenfield, Leverett, Shutesbury, Pelham, Amherst, Granby, Chicopee, West Springfield, Springfield, Belchertown, Ludlow, Wibraham, Hampden, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Agawam, Westfield, Shelburne... (Read Full Article)

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    3. University of Massachusetts opens 'welcome center' for students at Springfield Tower Square satellite campus

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      University of Massachusetts opens 'welcome center' for students at Springfield Tower Square satellite campus ...said the university is “very excited” to expand to Springfield. “We want prospective students in the Greater Springfield area to know that the UMass Center at Springfield is now open for business,” Caret said. The init... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    4. United Bank in West Springfield, Rockville Bank in Connecticut get merger approval

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      United Bank in West Springfield, Rockville Bank in Connecticut get merger approval ...k, which will be called United Bank, will create the largest community bank headquartered in the Hartford and Springfield market with nearly $5 billion in assets and top five deposit market share in each metropolitan sta... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau in marketing relationship with MGM Springfield

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      Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau in marketing relationship with MGM Springfield ...chusetts Gaming Commission has meetings scheduled in Springfield Tuesday,. April 1. SPRINGFIELD - The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has entered into a marketing partnership agreement with MGM Springfie... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra   MGM

    6. Westfield State University celebrates 175th anniversary with scholarship gala

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      Westfield State University celebrates 175th anniversary with scholarship gala .... Funds raised will assist students placed in businesses and organization internships throughout the Greater Springfield area during the upcoming spring and summer semesters. “This exceeded our expectations,” he said. ... (Read Full Article)

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    7. DevelopSpringfield plans spring construction at the Ansel Phelps House on Maple Street

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      DevelopSpringfield plans spring construction at the Ansel Phelps House on Maple Street ...iated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. SPRINGFIELD - A long-neglected mansion built in 1841 for Solymon Merrick, inventor of the monkey wrench, is co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    8. Western Massachusetts tourism boosters travel to Long Island

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      Western Massachusetts tourism boosters travel to Long Island ... Commerce. The idea is to promote this region as a great destination for bus tours. SPRINGFIELD - The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will itself travel to Long Island next week to promote the region to ... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training

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      Springfield's Wellspring Collaborative worker-owned upholstery shop brings jobs, training ...Wood Johnson Foundation and other capital form Springfield employers including Baystate Health , Rose said. SPRINGFIELD - Artwain Davis tore apart a restaurant booth bench Wednesday morning at the Wellspring Upholstery... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Holyoke would get 55-unit Library Commons housing complex under plan set for discussion

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      Holyoke would get 55-unit Library Commons housing complex under plan set for discussion ... on the city website show 193-203 Chestnut St. is owned by 193-203 Chestnut St. Trust of 123 Mulberry St., in Springfield. It was built about 1915, had 40 apartments and 144 total rooms, and was valued at $290,700, recor... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Massachusetts Convention Center says good-bye to Springfield Armor

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      Massachusetts Convention Center says good-bye to Springfield Armor ...g new and diverse sporting events to the area and specifically to the MassMutual Center. SPRINGFIELD — As the Springfield Armor move on, so is the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “The MCCA was proud to play a... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Western Massachusetts supportive housing projects to receive millions in state

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      Western Massachusetts supportive housing projects to receive millions in state ...assachusetts and will have 19 single room occupancy units. Springfield House in the McKnight neighborhood of Springfield will receive $1.35 million. The project is sponsored by the Springfield Mental Health Association ... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours

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      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours ...twood and Forest Park branch libraries, respectively, and for Thursday, April 3, at the Mason Square Library. SPRINGFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is holding a series of regional public hearings to solicit ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Smith & Wesson® Announces Vertical Integration of Precision Plastic Molding Supplier

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      ...cesses that will allow them to more quickly and efficiently explore, develop, and test new product concepts." SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: S... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work

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      Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work ...ces, BRIGADE, Bassette Company and RTH Group, East Longmeadow, on Thursday,, at the Community Music School of Springfield’s Robyn Newhouse Hall. The awards, often called the Addy Awards, recognize excellence in advertis... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    16. Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building

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      Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building ...ject was one of the $2.48 billion in recently completed, proposed or recently completed construction projects Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy outlined in his presentation " target=_blankCity on the Ri... (Read Full Article)

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