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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    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. Bay Path College to become Bay Path University on Tuesday

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      Bay Path College to become Bay Path University on Tuesday ...wski, Director of Marketing and Communications at Bay Path. “We were founded in 1897 as Bay Path Institute in Springfield, and through our 117-year history we’ve been continuing evolving, and this is just one more step i... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Springfield considering purchase of former Early Childhood Centers property in Mason Square area for public school programs, classrooms

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      Springfield considering purchase of former Early Childhood Centers property in Mason Square area for public school programs, classrooms ...78 children. SPRINGFIELD – The city is interested in purchasing the former Early Childhood Centers of Greater Springfield property on Catharine Street to convert for public school programs and classrooms, city officials ... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal plan tour of Union Station to update progress of $65 million project

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      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal plan tour of Union Station to update progress of $65 million project ..., 2014 at 5:15 PM View/Post Comments SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, of Springfield, plan to tour the progress being made on the reconstruction of Union Station. Also attending w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Springfield Innovation Cafe to provide a place for Springfield tech crowd to congregate | masslive

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      Springfield Innovation Cafe to provide a place for Springfield tech crowd to congregate | masslive ...ang out, charge up - be it with caffeine or with electricity - and bounce ideas off each other. SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Innovation Cafe won't really be about serving a cup of  coffee, said  Paragus Strategic IT CEO Del... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    6. MassMutual Invests Big in Springfield’s Future

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      MassMutual Invests Big in Springfield’s Future ...reate considerable momentum in a city that needs some. The company announced that it will create a $5 million Springfield Venture Fund (SVF) to invest in high-potential startups in Springfield, and also commit $1.5 milli... (Read Full Article)

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    7. State Senate unveils $63 million economic development bill

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      State Senate unveils $63 million economic development bill ...nd in the context of wanting to attract businesses and have incentives for them to come and be in places like Springfield...I think this is a great bill," said State Sen. Gale Candaras, a Wilbraham Democrat and chairman ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    8. Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction

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      Rail service dream needs to become reality in time for Interstate 91 viaduct construction ...alley north of Springfield might be able to trade their wheels for rail during part – or perhaps all – of the Springfield Interstate 91 viaduct reconstruction, and in years to come. There are many pieces to this puzzle,... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Baystate Medical rated among top 15 hospitals for heart bypass, aortic valve surgery

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      Baystate Medical rated among top 15 hospitals for heart bypass, aortic valve surgery ...er, for heart bypass, as well as traditional aortic valve replacement surgery, are: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass. Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland The Heart Hospital ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    10. MassMutual commits $5 million to invest in small business, $1.5 million to mentor and accelerate start-ups | masslive

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      MassMutual commits $5 million to invest in small business, $1.5 million to mentor and accelerate start-ups | masslive ...5 million to fund a entrepreneurial accelerator run by Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield's Tower Square. SPRINGFIELD — MassMutual, founded in 1851 and one of Springfield's oldest businesses, committed a total of $6.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    11. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: MBTA decision to coem ini November

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: MBTA decision to coem ini November ...an't support a domestic industry." Doyle said the MBTA will decide on a bidder in November. He also updated Springfield residents that the Changchun factory, if built, will cost $50 million not the $30 million previous... (Read Full Article)

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    12. WMECo opens third solar power facility | masslive

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      WMECo opens third solar power facility | masslive ...according to a news release. SPRINGFIELD - With construction of WMECo's third solar facility complete in East Springfield, the company's newest and largest solar plant is now generating up to 3.9 megawatts of electric po... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    13. Live Coverage: Western Mass Developers Conference to feature Pioneer Valley opportunity | masslive

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      Live Coverage: Western Mass Developers Conference to feature Pioneer Valley opportunity | masslive ... tours of developable sites in Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties as well as a walking tour of downtown Springfield. The event runs from about 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check back here for live coverage in the comments.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    14. Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology

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      Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology ...ss revealed the need to create a more sustainable bottle, said Mel OLeary, Jr., president and CEO of Meredith-Springfield. While sustainable packaging has become a point of interest for manufacturers with regards to envi... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals | BusinessWest

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      Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals | BusinessWest

      Baystate Health announced three leadership appointments for its regional community hospitals. Effective July 1, Steven Bradley will succeed Chuck Gijanto as president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate Northern Region. And effective immediately, Dennis Chalke has been named senior vice president of Community Hospitals for Baystate Health, an expansion of his current role as chief financial officer and treasurer, in which he will continue. Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed will continue in his role as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, and will also serve as acting president of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital ...

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    16. The Student Prince: Chamber sees need to encourage downtown patronage | masslive

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      The Student Prince: Chamber sees need to encourage downtown patronage | masslive ...itive energy they create, said Jeffrey Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. 'Folks who come to Springfield to make their livelihoods have to support some of the amenities th... (Read Full Article)

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