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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. This is something we'd very much like to see prosper in Springfield.
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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. Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

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      Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots ...iots home games, passes to pre-game tailgate parties and pre-game field visits with Pat Patriot. Founded in Springfield in 1935 by brothers Curtis and S. Prestley Blake, Friendly's has system-wide sales of over $... (Read Full Article)

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    3. J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

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      J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center ...the Dunbar Community Center is faced with possible foreclosure, and stands ready to help in any way possible. SPRINGFIELD – Residents and supporters gathered Friday to celebrate the expansion of programs at the J.C.. Wil... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity | BusinessWest

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      Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity | BusinessWest

      LaValley’s primary responsibility is the development and execution of strategies to increase awareness and financial support of the affiliate’s mission. LaValley will play a pivotal role in implanting the organization’s capacity-building efforts, specifically the 30 in 3 campaign, the affiliate’s vision to serve 30 families in three years. He also will oversee Habitat’s annual resource-development plan, including outreach efforts to foster a positive identity for the affiliate in the community.

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    5. Fallon Health Appoints
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      Fallon Health Appoints
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    6. New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

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      New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters ... The aid to military families operation in Springfield is one of four such clearinghouses across the country. Springfield's system of helping those with loved ones serving overseas became the model for how the Red Cross ... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

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      Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment ...as been up and down since the start of the recession, said Andre Mayer, Associated Industries senior advisor. SPRINGFIELD - Employers in Massachusetts are hiring again and gaining confidence in the economy, according to ... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

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      Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement ...all for ceremonies. The Hall of Fame has 300 or 400 room nights booked  at the Springfield Marriott, Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place and at the Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to the Hall of Fame on West Columbus Avenue. ... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Basketball Hall of Fame prepares to induct 10 new members in 2014 enshrinement

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      Basketball Hall of Fame prepares to induct 10 new members in 2014 enshrinement ...8 VIP Pre-Reception; 4:30–6:30 p.m. at MassMutual Center Ballroom Enshrinement Ceremony; 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Springfield Symphony Hall Saturday, August 9 Induction Celebration; 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun ... (Read Full Article)

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    10. North Adams Regional Hospital sale to Berkshire Medical Center approved

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      North Adams Regional Hospital sale to Berkshire Medical Center approved ...nkruptcy protection with an intent to liquidate, a process that brought the parties to the U.S. Courthouse in Springfield on Thursday. Berkshire Medical Center has been working in cooperation with Boroff and the court t... (Read Full Article)

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    11. New owner buys Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield and pledges improvements

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      New owner buys Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield and pledges improvements ...ely disclosed. SPRINGFIELD — The SilverBrick Group LLC has purchased the Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield, pledging to “bring new life” to the property. The SilverBrick Group purchased the 280-unit compl... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Promising Venture | BusinessWest

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      Promising Venture | BusinessWest ... in a startup accelerator managed by Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), an entrepreneur-mentoring network based in Springfield. The first class of the accelerator will feature 30 startups to be selected through a competitive ... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Maura McCaffrey, new Health New England president and CEO, sees growing business | masslive

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      Maura McCaffrey, new Health New England president and CEO, sees growing business | masslive ...t some patients be monitored from home instead staying in the hospital. SPRINGFIELD — Health New England, the Springfield-based health insurer, is moving forward . The company, which has $550 million in revenue, has pla... (Read Full Article)

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    14. UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

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      UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market ...s. This is the first summer the students from the UMass Student Farm have been supplying summer crops to the Springfield-based chain. In the past two years, they sold fall crops there, said farm manager Amanda Brown. B... (Read Full Article)

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    15. West Springfield receives $900,000 federal funding for neighborhood improvements

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      West Springfield receives $900,000 federal funding for neighborhood improvements ...ortant dollars to the enhancement of quality of life in West Springfield, said Mayor Edward C. Sullivan. WEST SPRINGFIELD — The town's Community Development Department has received $900,000 from federal Community Develop... (Read Full Article)

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    16. MassMutual establishes $100M venture fund to back tech startups

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      MassMutual establishes $100M venture fund to back tech startups ..., who will help manage the new firm. David Harris Tech Editor- Boston Business Journal Email | Twitter Springfield-based MassMutual announced Thursday that it has formed MassMutual Ventures, a $100 million corpora... (Read Full Article)

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