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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. MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 20 2016)

      MGM Springfield Community Partners Network aims to put women, minorities, veterans to work building casino — and beyond ...t for six months into early 2018. The casino will open at the end of that year. SPRINGFIELD — Brian Arnold of Springfield is one of about 200 construction workers on the job at MGM Springfield. He spends his days buildin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Mount Holyoke College

    3. Conference Gives Young Entrepreneurs Resources, Inspiration

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      Conference Gives Young Entrepreneurs Resources, Inspiration ...ege, Hampshire College, Holyoke Community College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Western New England University, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    4. Massachusetts up 61K jobs on the year, unemployment lowest in 15 years

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      Massachusetts up 61K jobs on the year, unemployment lowest in 15 years ... lowest level in nearly a decade, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Springfield's unemployment rate was last this low in December of 2007, nearly nine years ago and prior to the ... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Springfield's Caring Health Center teams up with Health Connector to reach uninsured

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      Springfield's Caring Health Center teams up with Health Connector to reach uninsured ...urches, the barbershop or the corner bodega," Martinez added. State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez, D- Springfield, and Springfield Ward 5 City Councilor Marcus Williams attended an event Wednesday marking the partnership. They ap... (Read Full Article)

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    6. How can at-risk youth find jobs? Gateway Cities Summit's 'Justice Reinvestment' panel offers ideas

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      How can at-risk youth find jobs? Gateway Cities Summit's 'Justice Reinvestment' panel offers ideas ... CareerPoint of Holyoke presented the work their organizations do to help give at-risk young people a chance. SPRINGFIELD — Leaders from around Western Massachusetts gathered Tuesday at the 2016 Gateway Cities Innovation... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Holyoke

    7. WGBY/57 general manager Rus Peotter retiring at year's end

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      WGBY/57 general manager Rus Peotter retiring at year's end ...atrick's Parade, as well as the Latino Youth Media Institute and the Telling Our Legacies Digitally workshop. SPRINGFIELD – Rus Peotter will end his 15-year run as general manager of public television's WGBY-TV, Channel ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. STCC to expand EMT training program

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      STCC to expand EMT training program ...m will count towards an associate's degree in fire protection or safety technology. SPRINGFIELD — Students at Springfield Technical Community College with interest in pursuing careers as EMTs or in other emergency respon... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    9. TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

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      TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare ... own lives. The fact that TechSpring is located in a demographically diverse region is one of its strengths. “Springfield is geographically interesting, between New York and Boston,” she said. “It has a great mix of rura... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    10. Suit Up Springfield to host 'Bowties & Beer' event at Nadim's on Thursday, Nov. 17 | masslive.com

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      Suit Up Springfield to host 'Bowties & Beer' event at Nadim's on Thursday, Nov. 17 | masslive.com ...mpany and the Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield are teaming up to host and celebrate Suit Up Springfield's second anniversary with a 'Bowties and Beers' fundraiser. The networking event will be held at N... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Irish delegation visits Springfield on economic development mission

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      Irish delegation visits Springfield on economic development mission ...e with here in the wider Springfield area," said Seamus Neely, chief executive of the Donegal County Council. SPRINGFIELD — Building connections was the theme of the afternoon Monday as Mayor Domenic Sarno welcomed a del... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    12. Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

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      Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like ...mber 2015. BOSTON - The MBTA on Monday released images of the new Orange Line cars, set to be manufactured in Springfield by the CRRC MA Corporation. CRRC MA Corp., a Chinese-owned rail company, has a contract to make 28... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

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      Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees ...e need to have a compelling story about why the money is important. The vice president of Academic Affairs at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) knows developing the story is something that takes time, energy... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Raytheon   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    14. MSBDC’s Samalid Hogan Wants to Cement Relationships

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      MSBDC’s Samalid Hogan Wants to Cement Relationships ... people over to SCORE,” she said, noting that both agencies have offices in the Scibelli Enterprise Center in Springfield, as does New England Business Associates. “We need to help clients access all the agencies that ca... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    15. Seen@ Indian Orchard Mills in Springfield's Fall Open Studios Art Show

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      Seen@ Indian Orchard Mills in Springfield's Fall Open Studios Art Show ...rs of art as well as those wanting to get an early start on their holiday shopping. The twice-yearly event at Springfield's largest art colony was an opportunity for people to see the work and the artists up close. Among... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Health care waiver means $28.05M for Baystate, stability for local hospitals

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      Health care waiver means $28.05M for Baystate, stability for local hospitals ...s coming up, having that waiver approval in place is very important for us," he said. Mercy Medical Center in Springfield will get about $12 million a year over five years for a total of $60 million in Health Safety Net ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

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