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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. 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)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield

    6. 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)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    7. 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)

      Mentions:   Common Capital   Springfield   Northampton

    8. Filling the Gap | BusinessWest

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      Filling the Gap | BusinessWest

      Specifically, STCC’s associate-degree program in precision machining doubled in size last September from 40 to 80 students, thanks to a $2 million upgrade of the school’s Smith & Wesson Technology Applications Center. “We have all new CNC machines, computers, high-end computer workstations, and software. We also hired two new faculty members as well as technicians,” said STCC President Ira Rubenzahl, adding that there will be a total of about 250 students in non-credit and for-credit manufacturing-related programs this fall.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    9. The Student Prince / Fort restaurant reopening in Springfield now planned for October

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      The Student Prince / Fort restaurant reopening in Springfield now planned for October ...se altogether before Picknelly, chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines, announced his plans to buy The Fort. SPRINGFIELD — The Student Prince Cafe and The Fort Dining Room restaurant in downtown Springfield is now sched... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   Student Prince

    10. Affiliated Chambers of Greater Springfield

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      Affiliated Chambers of Greater Springfield ...ith an average revenue of more than $35 million. SPRINGFIELD – The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield is seeking nominations for its annual Super 60 awards program. Applications are due no later than... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Campagnari Construction seeks to buy former Page Boulevard fire station in Springfield for office, apartments

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      Campagnari Construction seeks to buy former Page Boulevard fire station in Springfield for office, apartments ...ulation, and flooring, and new garage doors, according the proposal. The developer said he will work with the Springfield Historical Commission in the design of the new doors and other historic features. A second bid wa... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Millfest to be held Sept. 10 at Ludlow Mills

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      Millfest to be held Sept. 10 at Ludlow Mills ...st of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. until dusk. The rain date is Sept. 11. Millfest will take place in an outdo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    13. Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

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      Baystate Health Selects Premier Inc. to Support Innovation Center

      Baystate Health has been a member of Premier and its predecessor companies for 30 years, leveraging both its performance and supply-chain services. Last fall, the health system deployed PremierConnect Enterprise to quickly and more efficiently access, integrate, and interpret its clinical, financial, and operational data. Seeing the positive results, the Innovation Center signed a separate, multi-year agreement to use PremierConnect Enterprise to integrate payer, provider, and other healthcare data from participating innovators within a structured collaborative environment. By leveraging PremierConnect Enterprise’s platform and unique healthcare-data model, innovators will easily access and manipulate data for testing and scaling new HIT ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    14. East Springfield biomass wood-burning plant permit reinstated by Massachusetts Land Court

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      East Springfield biomass wood-burning plant permit reinstated by Massachusetts Land Court ...d Palmer Renewable Energy’s request to reinstate its building permit for a biomass wood-burning plant in East Springfield, undoing the Springfield Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision that the building permit was invalid. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield

    15. Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line

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      Springfield-to-Northfield train line to be purchased by state to restore Knowledge Corridor Rail Line ... of Western Massachusetts lawmakers, including U.S. Reps. James McGovern, D-Worcester and Richard E. Neal, D- Springfield; State Sens. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst and James T. Welch, D-West Springfield and State Reps. A... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Palmer

    16. Springfield City Council grants tax incentive for Freedom Credit Union expansion

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      Springfield City Council grants tax incentive for Freedom Credit Union expansion ...new employees under the expansion. Freedom is also relocating employees from a site at the Northgate Plaza in Springfield. Freedom has nine branches and two operations centers. Councilors praised Freedom for its investm... (Read Full Article)

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