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 always have focused on Springfield.
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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, Holyoke, Greenfield get share of $805,000 grant to help homeless students

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      Springfield, Holyoke, Greenfield get share of $805,000 grant to help homeless students ...05,000 in federal education grants has been awarded to 28 school districts across the commonwealth, including Springfield, Holyoke and Greenfield, to help some 12,000 homeless students get to and succeed in school, Commi... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Verizon cell tower proposal brings roomful of community opposition in Belchertown

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      Verizon cell tower proposal brings roomful of community opposition in Belchertown ...represented at the hearing by experts that included an engineer, an architect and lawyer Ellen Freyman of the Springfield firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. Freyman responded to the Planning Board, saying, "We have no... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Photos: Artistic picnic tables are a perfect lunch spot in Downtown Springfield

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      Photos: Artistic picnic tables are a perfect lunch spot in Downtown Springfield ...six hand-painted picnic tables in Downtown Springfield, originally part of the Art Picnic installation at the Springfield Museums from 2012-2013. The picnic tables are now located between the One Financial Square buildin... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Developer now signing leases for luxury apartments at former Parsons Street School in Easthampton

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      Developer now signing leases for luxury apartments at former Parsons Street School in Easthampton ...actors, including Pilgrim Interiors of Chicopee, Four Seasons Plumbing of Dalton, S.T. Floor Covering in West Springfield, and interior designer Susan Sclafani. Perrier, an Easthampton native who now lives in Huntington,... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    6. Springfield developer pays $167,555 in taxes, interest, fees on downtown hotel, restaurant

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      Springfield developer pays $167,555 in taxes, interest, fees on downtown hotel, restaurant ...to a breakdown provided by Assistant Collector Peter L. Sygnator. In addition, Jhanvi paid $2,734 owed to the Springfield Business Improvement District. Jhanvi also paid $61,100 on the property at 1127 Main St., includin... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Dr. Seuss Enterprises exec sees 'amazing' potential for new Springfield museum honoring native son

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      Dr. Seuss Enterprises exec sees 'amazing' potential for new Springfield museum honoring native son ... Springfield to just make us feel like we are going to have this national impact. Just the way she felt about Springfield and she saw the potential of Springfield, like a lot of people we talk to that are here today, we ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    8. A.O. White in East Longmeadow to close; owners plan new, smaller clothing store

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      A.O. White in East Longmeadow to close; owners plan new, smaller clothing store ...idated in Longmeadow. The store moved to East Longmeadow in 2007. "I feel the store has been a institution in Springfield for more than 60 years. It was really a part of the fabric of this town for a long long time," Lew... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden big draw at Springfield Quadrangle

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      Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden big draw at Springfield Quadrangle ...l Memorial Sculpture Garden. SPRINGFIELD - There are a lot of characters hanging around the Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums and they go by the names Horton, Grinch, Max, Thidwick and more. These characters were bor... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley

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      Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley ...as the plaza is doing well. The Roanoke Advance Auto Parts has stores in Springfield, Easthampton, Ware, West Springfield, Westfield and Holyoke. Initially, the project was impacted by Berkshire Gas Co.'s decision to den... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    11. Photos: Baystate Academy Charter Public School unveils new location in Springfield

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      Photos: Baystate Academy Charter Public School unveils new location in Springfield ... a health-science focus, serving students from across Springfield. The school grew out of the Baystate Health Springfield Educational Partnership which employs Baystate Health's resources and its diverse staff to offer e... (Read Full Article)

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    12. South Hadley company chosen for Springfield Civic Center parking garage renovation project

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      South Hadley company chosen for Springfield Civic Center parking garage renovation project ...xecutive director. The renovations should be completed by late October, she said Wednesday. SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Parking Authority has selected Marois Construction of South Hadley for an $889,940 project to reno... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    13. Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators

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      Teachers' special: New Silverbrick Lofts in downtown Springfield offer rental discount to educators ...ough of an incentive to buy-in, there's a 10 to 20 percent rental discount for teachers. SPRINGFIELD — As the Springfield school system prepares to welcome newly minted college graduates to teach in the city, one of the ... (Read Full Article)

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    14. MassDOT: I-91 project should not delay MGM Springfield casino opening

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      MassDOT: I-91 project should not delay MGM Springfield casino opening ...Transportation has stated that it does not believe its Interstate 91 viaduct construction project in downtown Springfield should create any need for a proposed delayed opening of the MGM Springfield casino project. "Mass... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation   MGM

    15. I-91 reconstruction will add up to 15 minutes to travel time, state says; crowd at Springfield hearing has its doubts

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      I-91 reconstruction will add up to 15 minutes to travel time, state says; crowd at Springfield hearing has its doubts ...he highway. A major north-south artery, Interstate 91 carries 75,000 cars a day through downtown Springfield. Springfield businessman James Vinick asked about ongoing efforts to do more drastic changes to Interstate 91, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Eastern States Exposition

    16. Do-si-do your partner and welcome to Springfield, National Square Dance Convention: Letter to the editor

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      Do-si-do your partner and welcome to Springfield, National Square Dance Convention: Letter to the editor ...are thriving with these truly wonderful people. Thank you for selecting Springfield and welcome. This is what Springfield can be and will be! Do-si-do your partner and God Bless. DOMENIC J. SARNO Mayor of Springfield ... (Read Full Article)

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