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. A strategic partnership with Saint Francis Care enhances our leadership in the Hartford and Springfield regions while bringing some significant population health management expertise into our system.
      In Sisters of Providence Health System, Hartford's St. Francis Care posed to create new regional system under Trinity Health
    2. Everybody knows what's happening down in Springfield, in terms of MGM coming to town. They, themselves, will be hiring significant numbers of individuals in the culinary and hospitality industry.
      In Bill Messner, president of Holyoke Community College, says he's proud to open
    3. Our intent is to redevelop 270 and 276 Bridge Street into a vibrant commercial center that is home to a new Springfield Innovation Center and complementary commercial uses, including ground floor restaurant/café and upper floor office uses.
      In DevelopSpringfield bids to buy Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield for restaurant, office uses
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    2. Holiday Inn Express slated for spring opening at Epiphany Tower building in downtown Springfield | masslive.com

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      Holiday Inn Express slated for spring opening at Epiphany Tower building in downtown Springfield | masslive.com ...ur part." Baymon, who is also president of the Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts, opposed the MGM Springfield casino located less than a block from the hotel site. The hotel was proposed long before the casin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Kevin Kennedy

    3. Springfield City Council accepts second highest bid for foreclosed apartment building on Central Street, praising developer's track record and plans

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      Springfield City Council accepts second highest bid for foreclosed apartment building on Central Street, praising developer's track record and plans ... to assist with its projects, according to its proposal. The development team has various housing projects in Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke, according to its proposal. Tina Quagliato, the city's director of disaster... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

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      STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor ...ation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently named Springfield Technical Community College professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, a city resident, their 2014 Massach... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield Technical Community College

    5. Sisters of St. Joseph, Tryko partners close on Mont Marie property

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      Sisters of St. Joseph, Tryko partners close on Mont Marie property ...artners is a done deal, according to Wendy Hammerle, communications director for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Springfield. The two parties closed on the sale Monday and the deed was filed Tuesday. The 52-acre campus in... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Massachusetts business confidence rises, employers plan hiring in 2015

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      Massachusetts business confidence rises, employers plan hiring in 2015 ...cent, reported having added workers in the last six months compared with 17 percent reporting recent layoffs. SPRINGFIELD - Employers planning to add staff in the next six months outnumber those expecting layoffs by thre... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    7. STCC offers workforce development for Springfield residents in Six Corners, South End neighborhoods

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      STCC offers workforce development for Springfield residents in Six Corners, South End neighborhoods ...step up and provide opportunity it is a win-win for us all." Training Resources of America received $85,100; Springfield Technical Community College, $94,449; and Window Preservation, LLC in partnership with the Hampden... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    8. Springfield's Smith & Wesson buys Battenfield Technologies, maker of gun supplies and accessories | masslive.com

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      Springfield's Smith & Wesson buys Battenfield Technologies, maker of gun supplies and accessories | masslive.com

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. has agreed to buy Missouri-based Battenfield Technologies Inc. for $130.5 million in cash.  With a 145,000-square-foot facility in Columbia, Mo., 22-year-old Battenfield sells shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning products under several brand names: Caldwell Shooting Supplies, Wheeler Engineering, Tipton Gun Cleaning Supplies and Lockdown Vault Accessories.

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    9. MGM Springfield prepares to distribute nearly $2M in initial payments to

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      MGM Springfield prepares to distribute nearly $2M in initial payments to ...mmunities landed that designation, and there is a wide disparity between just how much money each is getting. SPRINGFIELD — As MGM Resorts International works to obtain all the necessary permits to begin breaking ground ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. Economist: Springfield jobs picture encouraging | masslive

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      Economist: Springfield jobs picture encouraging | masslive ...ions announced Tuesday This story follows: Springfield unemployment falls to 8.4 percent as a region, Greater Springfield unemployment falls to 6 percent AMHERST - Year-over-year jobs gains are just what the Western Mas... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    11. The Fort / Student Prince reopens to big Springfield crowds with renovations, updates | masslive

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      The Fort / Student Prince reopens to big Springfield crowds with renovations, updates | masslive ...staurant, long known as the place to discuss business and celebrate holidays or special occasions in downtown Springfield, nearly closed this summer after the Scherff family had difficulty finding a buyer. The Fort had ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Chicopee

    12. Amherst officials welcome comments about how best to use $725k mini-entitlement grant

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      Amherst officials welcome comments about how best to use $725k mini-entitlement grant ...is (to talk about) what can we use the money for. It's great to be grappling with this." Greenfield and West Springfield are also eligible for the funding, among the 11 communities designated. The town can receive up t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    13. Springfield unemployment falls to 8.4 percent; as a region, Greater Springfield unemployment falls to 6 percent | masslive

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      Springfield unemployment falls to 8.4 percent; as a region, Greater Springfield unemployment falls to 6 percent | masslive ...by more than 1,000 from 65,707 to 66,866. Springfield unemployment falls to 8.4 percent; as a region, Greater Springfield unemployment falls to 6 percent jobs.JPG 10.1.13 | Northampton -- Republican staff photo by Don ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    14. MGM Springfield outlines busy pre-construction schedule and pledges transparent, collaborative approach

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      MGM Springfield outlines busy pre-construction schedule and pledges transparent, collaborative approach ...usiness district; and survey work and asbestos removal in some buildings in the casino zone SPRINGFIELD - MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis told city councilors Monday night there is no let-up in plans for a local... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   MGM

    15. MGM Springfield signs deal with Berkshire Brewing Company as its regional premiere beer provider

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      MGM Springfield signs deal with Berkshire Brewing Company as its regional premiere beer provider ...sustainability and BBC's efforts to use local ingredients made this a natural partnership." SPRINGFIELD - MGM Springfield announced Monday that it has a contractual agreement with Berkshire Brewing Company, of South Deer... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    16. WEMCo 29-percent electricity rate hike approved by the state Department of Public Utilities

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      WEMCo 29-percent electricity rate hike approved by the state Department of Public Utilities ... Follow on Twitter on November 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM, updated November 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM View/Post Comments SPRINGFIELD - The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Friday approved a 29 percent Western Massachuse... (Read Full Article)

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