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. Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

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      Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

      Menck Windows, a joint venture of Menck USA Inc. and Menck Fenster GmbH, of Hamburg, Germany, a 130-year-old, fourth-generation business that provides custom windows and doors in Europe, the Far East, and the U.S., recently opened the doors to its first U.S. manufacturing operation here in Western Mass.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    3. Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong

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      Bradley International Airport seeks Springfield-area input, reports strong ..."We have been able to strategically approach the airlines to spur competition and lower fares," Dillon said. Springfield business leaders have long wanted a say in Bradley management, said Allan W. Blair , President and... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Allan W. Blair

    4. DevelopSpringfield bids to buy Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield for restaurant, office uses

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      DevelopSpringfield bids to buy Emerald City Cafe building in downtown Springfield for restaurant, office uses ...ed as a dynamic, mixed-use center of entrepreneurial activity that would serve as the cornerstone of downtown Springfield’s newly designated Innovation District,” Minkarah said. The city had also sought bids a year ago,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    5. Springfield officials, advocates praise $15 million investment in downtown Morgan Square Apartments

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      Springfield officials, advocates praise $15 million investment in downtown Morgan Square Apartments ...l help retain and attract residents to the downtown district. The housing will be renamed SilverBrick Lofts – Springfield." Representatives of SilverBrick said apartments will be full renovated and leased in phases over... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   MGM

    6. Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park earns $40k grant to coach businesses | masslive

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      Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park earns $40k grant to coach businesses | masslive ...businesses, and nonprofits as well, with fewer than 20 employees. SPRINGFIELD - The Business Growth Center at Springfield Technology Park has received a grant from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. that will expand ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Marla Michel

    7. Westfield Planning Board approves proposed redevelopment of former Balise auto dealership property

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      Westfield Planning Board approves proposed redevelopment of former Balise auto dealership property ...oard has approved the estimated $10 million redevelopment of the former Balise auto dealership property at 99 Springfield Rd. The board, following a unanimous vote, issued the necessary special permit, site plan and sto... (Read Full Article)

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    8. UMassCenter at Springfield opens its doors to 250 students Tuesday

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      UMassCenter at Springfield opens its doors to 250 students Tuesday ...ials including Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and business leaders have long lobbied for a UMass presence in downtown Springfield. Gov. Deval Patrick visited Springfield in May to announce $5.2 million in state funding to compl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    9. The SilverBrick Group set to begin renovations at newly purchased Morgan Square Apartments

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      The SilverBrick Group set to begin renovations at newly purchased Morgan Square Apartments ...s, Texas. According to the city, the properties were known as the Wason-Springfield Steam Power Blocks. They were developed in the 1870s by the J.W. Wason Car Company and the Springfield Steam Power Company. ... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Explosion of Potential

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      Explosion of Potential ...r for health technology startups; the entrepreneurial support system of entities like Valley Venture Mentors, Springfield Angels, and River Valley Investors; and Tech Foundry, which acts as a training ground for building... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Springfield City Council will discuss options, potential appeal, regarding planned construction of biomass plant

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      Springfield City Council will discuss options, potential appeal, regarding planned construction of biomass plant ...appeal of a court decision that reinstated building permits for a proposed biomass wood-burning plant in East Springfield. Council President Michael Fenton called for a “Committee of a Whole” meeting with lawyer James D... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Charles E. Cavagnaro of Wing Memorial Hospital now president of Baystate Eastern Region including Wing Memorial and Baystate Mary Lane

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      Charles E. Cavagnaro of Wing Memorial Hospital now president of Baystate Eastern Region including Wing Memorial and Baystate Mary Lane ...areas, according to the announcement. With that switchover, Wing will get a new name: Baystate Wing Hospital. SPRINGFIELD - Baystate Health has appointed Dr. Charles E. Cavagnaro III, now president of Wing Memorial Hospi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    13. Downtown Springfield poster exhibit shows how small changes can have healthy impacts

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      Downtown Springfield poster exhibit shows how small changes can have healthy impacts ...residents who shared a bit of their lives to make it possible remind us of what is good and what is possible. SPRINGFIELD –Small changes have become a big exhibit. A popular poster exhibit of Springfield residents spotl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield Technical Community College

    14. Palmer Renewable Energy plans for construction of biomass plant following Massachusetts Land Court ruling

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      Palmer Renewable Energy plans for construction of biomass plant following Massachusetts Land Court ruling ...g Board of Appeals had overturned the building permits. That move was overruled by last weeks court decision. SPRINGFIELD – A lawyer representing Palmer Renewable Energy said Wednesday the company is “looking forward” to... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield

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      Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield ...more than 36 years of doing business in West Springfield, Advance Welding will relocate to Brookdale Drive in Springfield on Sept. 2. As our capabilities and customer base continue to grow, this move will improve our abi... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Holyoke's Common Capital helps business get new start

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      Holyoke's Common Capital helps business get new start ...tal invests in a wide array of businesses throughout the valley. Based in Holyoke, it reaches as far south as Springfield, as far north as Greenfield, as far east as Pittsfield. With help from Common Capital, the Mexica... (Read Full Article)

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