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. Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 7 2014)

      Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech ... in 1350 Main St. This story follows and expands upon: Gov. Deval Patrick visits Tech Foundry in Springfield SPRINGFIELD - Valley Venture Mentors received a $100,000  grant Monday from Massachusetts Technology Collabora... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    3. Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program

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      Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program ...and hands-on training in machining. SPRINGFIELD - A new accelerated manufacturing careers program provided by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College’s Training and Workforce Options (TWO) p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    4. Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry

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      Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry ...ouncement regarding affordable housing in the South End during separate appearances in Springfield on Monday. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to take part in a tour at Tech Foundry in the downtown, and make... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    5. Springfield's $2.1 million Allen Street-Sumner Avenue project expected to improve traffic safety in East Forest Park

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      Springfield's $2.1 million Allen Street-Sumner Avenue project expected to improve traffic safety in East Forest Park ...and Harkness. That creates a backup on Sumner and Allen as well.” The contractor is JBL Construction Co., of Springfield. Traffic delays may occur during construction, but the plans call for all businesses and roadways... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment

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      Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment ... in each 24-hour production period and is capable of delivering more than 35 million units per year. Meredith-Springfield is now the exclusive manufacturer of the bottles. And O'Leary said he's testing now to develop li... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive

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      Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive ...School in Springfield. Hampden Bank has ten branch office locations in Springfield, Agawam, Longmeadow, West Springfield, Wilbraham, at Tower Square in downtown Springfield, Indian Orchard, and its newest location on Bo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   West Springfield

    8. Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

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      Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date ...aring to tear down the baggage building. SPRINGFIELD — Mixing a view of the past with a vision of the future, Springfield officials toured Union Station on Wednesday to highlight progress on the $75.2 million redevelopme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    9. Westfield Bank to move commercial lending team to Springfield | masslive

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      Westfield Bank to move commercial lending team to Springfield | masslive ... market and commercial real estate lending team to a new office on the 23rd floor of Tower Square in downtown Springfield. However, Westfield will not be left behind: The bank’s headquarters will stay in town. “We’re ju... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Westfield Bank

    10. Dunkin' Donuts to open at 100 Congress St. in Springfield

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      Dunkin' Donuts to open at 100 Congress St. in Springfield ...St. in Springfield o42414_dunkin_donuts_congress_st_springfield.JPG A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned in Springfield for the Dunkin Donuts at Congress and Dwight streets which is seen under contruction in this file ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    11. Bay Path College to become Bay Path University on Tuesday

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      Bay Path College to become Bay Path University on Tuesday ...wski, Director of Marketing and Communications at Bay Path. “We were founded in 1897 as Bay Path Institute in Springfield, and through our 117-year history we’ve been continuing evolving, and this is just one more step i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Bay Path College

    12. Springfield considering purchase of former Early Childhood Centers property in Mason Square area for public school programs, classrooms

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      Springfield considering purchase of former Early Childhood Centers property in Mason Square area for public school programs, classrooms ...78 children. SPRINGFIELD – The city is interested in purchasing the former Early Childhood Centers of Greater Springfield property on Catharine Street to convert for public school programs and classrooms, city officials ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    13. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal plan tour of Union Station to update progress of $65 million project

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      Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal plan tour of Union Station to update progress of $65 million project ..., 2014 at 5:15 PM View/Post Comments SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, of Springfield, plan to tour the progress being made on the reconstruction of Union Station. Also attending w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    14. Springfield Innovation Cafe to provide a place for Springfield tech crowd to congregate | masslive

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      Springfield Innovation Cafe to provide a place for Springfield tech crowd to congregate | masslive ...ang out, charge up - be it with caffeine or with electricity - and bounce ideas off each other. SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Innovation Cafe won't really be about serving a cup of  coffee, said  Paragus Strategic IT CEO Del... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    15. MassMutual Invests Big in Springfield’s Future

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      MassMutual Invests Big in Springfield’s Future ...reate considerable momentum in a city that needs some. The company announced that it will create a $5 million Springfield Venture Fund (SVF) to invest in high-potential startups in Springfield, and also commit $1.5 milli... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    16. State Senate unveils $63 million economic development bill

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      State Senate unveils $63 million economic development bill ...nd in the context of wanting to attract businesses and have incentives for them to come and be in places like Springfield...I think this is a great bill," said State Sen. Gale Candaras, a Wilbraham Democrat and chairman ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

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