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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    1. We are trying to have people find each other – the city of Springfield and Springfield College.
      In Springfield College faculty, administrators collaborate with local officials, organizations on making city a better, safer place
    2. As good as Springfield College can be, that always spells success for the city of Springfield.
      In Springfield College faculty, administrators collaborate with local officials, organizations on making city a better, safer place
    3. Springfield College has always been a great partner.
      In Springfield College faculty, administrators collaborate with local officials, organizations on making city a better, safer place
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    2. Western Massachusetts supportive housing projects to receive millions in state

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      Western Massachusetts supportive housing projects to receive millions in state ...assachusetts and will have 19 single room occupancy units. Springfield House in the McKnight neighborhood of Springfield will receive $1.35 million. The project is sponsored by the Springfield Mental Health Association ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Westfield

    3. Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours

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      Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to hold public hearings on proposed service changes, including new bus routes and hours ...twood and Forest Park branch libraries, respectively, and for Thursday, April 3, at the Mason Square Library. SPRINGFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is holding a series of regional public hearings to solicit ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Amherst

    4. Smith & Wesson® Announces Vertical Integration of Precision Plastic Molding Supplier

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      ...cesses that will allow them to more quickly and efficiently explore, develop, and test new product concepts." SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: S... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    5. Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work

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      Bauza & Associates wins Best of Show at Addy awards for anti-tobacco work ...ces, BRIGADE, Bassette Company and RTH Group, East Longmeadow, on Thursday,, at the Community Music School of Springfield’s Robyn Newhouse Hall. The awards, often called the Addy Awards, recognize excellence in advertis... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building

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      Mercy Medical Center nears completion on a $20-million office building ...ject was one of the $2.48 billion in recently completed, proposed or recently completed construction projects Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy outlined in his presentation " target=_blankCity on the Ri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System   Mercy Medical Center

    7. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. impressed with Putnam Vocational ...chun Railway Vehicles Co. and its plan to build a factory in Springfield and build transit cars for the MBTA SPRINGFIELD - Executives from CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. interested in using Springfield as a hub for ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    8. Verizon Wireless announces major hiring effort in Mass.

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      Verizon Wireless announces major hiring effort in Mass. ...unities are based throughout the State, and positions in western Mass. will be available in Springfield, West Springfield, Hadley and Holyoke. Interested candidates can visit www.vzwcareers.com. Below is the full news ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. MassMutual named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company

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      MassMutual named a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company ...aily interactions with their brand and that the award belongs as much to their associates as it does to them. SPRINGFIELD – Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethis... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    10. City on the Rise: Springfield business leaders get overview of $2.48 billion in projects

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      City on the Rise: Springfield business leaders get overview of $2.48 billion in projects ...ll the data and present it as a sort of mosaic so the public has a fuller picture of investment and growth in Springfield. Officials with Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., the Chinese transit and rail passenger manufactur... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    11. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: Berkshires economic developer says competition will be tough for MBTA work

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: Berkshires economic developer says competition will be tough for MBTA work ...CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles seems set on Springfield, but expect stiff competition for the $1.5 billion MBTA transit car contract prompting the Chinese company to propose a factory here. Everybody wants a pi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   1Berkshire

    12. Springfield builds confidence by presenting $2.48 billion in development to

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      Springfield builds confidence by presenting $2.48 billion in development to ...Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. Changchun, a Chinese company, plans to use the East Springfield site to bid on an MBTA contract. The MBTA is stipulating that the cars be assembled in Massachuset... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    13. Springfield could become site for Chinese manufacture of MBTA cars

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      Springfield could become site for Chinese manufacture of MBTA cars ...et with potential contractors and local suppliers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Springfield Marriott. SPRINGFIELD — A Chinese railroad car manufacturer wants to assemble MBTA transit cars at the 40-acre former We... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    14. Health New England's Peter Straley stepping down at pivotal point

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      Health New England's Peter Straley stepping down at pivotal point ...ce tower downtown. 'I think I'm leaving the campsite in very good shape.' SPRINGFIELD - Peter Straley, CEO of Springfield health insurer Health New England has often referenced his mother's health care plan: eat fruits a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    15. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, of Springfield, reacts to additional Union Station funding provided by state

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      U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, of Springfield, reacts to additional Union Station funding provided by state ... continuation of the Union Station story posted earlier Thursday. SPRINGFIELD - U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, commented Thursday after the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Board of Directors desi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    16. UMass to open Springfield welcome center followed by satellite classes in September

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      UMass to open Springfield welcome center followed by satellite classes in September ...the space, she said they are using the Springfield-based Dietz & Company Architects and Barr & Barr Builders, which has a Springfield office, and is buying furniture from the West Springfield Lexington Group. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield

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