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. Springfield Regional Chamber Speed Networking Returns Nov. 29

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 10 2016)

      Springfield Regional Chamber Speed Networking Returns Nov. 29 ... a new partner. The round-robin format of networking will continue until the event is over. SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its ever-popular Speed Networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 7:30 t... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

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      Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street ...ember 10, 2016   Release: Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street Springfield, MA The Springfield Business Improvement District & the Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the Pre and P... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    4. Massachusetts rail plan, passenger trains in Pioneer Valley, open to public comment

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      Massachusetts rail plan, passenger trains in Pioneer Valley, open to public comment ...or of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and a rail advocate. SPRINGFIELD — With the planned reopening of Springfield Union Station now just weeks away, officials want the public to learn about and comment on a new s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Amtrak

    5. Two Organizations Receive 2016 Employer of Choice Recognition - BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 7 2016)

      ...ices of Sturbridge. The awards were given at EANEs Employment Law and HR Practices Conference luncheon at the Springfield Marriott on Nov. 3. Employer of Choice Awards recognize companies and organizations for developing... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Upscale Mocha Emporium coffee shop opens today in Downtown Springfield (photos)

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      Upscale Mocha Emporium coffee shop opens today in Downtown Springfield (photos) ...ruction and anticipation, Adel Wahhas plans to open the Mocha Emporium at Main and Taylor Streets in downtown Springfield Friday. Wahhas holds patents for some new coffee cup designs, announced the opening Wednesday nigh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastfield Mall

    7. $5 million continuation grant goes to Head Start programs in Western Mass cities

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      $5 million continuation grant goes to Head Start programs in Western Mass cities ...ay, detailing how the allocated funds would go towards services for families and children in the communities. SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Democratic Congressman Richard E. Neal announced a $5 million grant will be used to... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    8. Longmeadow elder care service holds ribbon cutting for new facility

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      Longmeadow elder care service holds ribbon cutting for new facility ... Center for Rehabilitation. Along with members of JGS Lifecare's staff and board members, politicians such as Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Congressman Richard Neal spoke during the ceremony, which celebrated work ... (Read Full Article)

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

    9. Is Greater Springfield nearing full employment? Farmington Bank scorecard says yes

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      Is Greater Springfield nearing full employment? Farmington Bank scorecard says yes ... nearing a state of full employment, where the jobless rate sits around 3 percent or so. As a region, Greater Springfield had an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent, down from 5.7 percent a year ago in the September of 2015... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. Baystate Medical Center begins work on $27M power plant in Springfield's North End

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      Baystate Medical Center begins work on $27M power plant in Springfield's North End ...or Domenic J. Sarno said Baystate must keep working for the city to remain safe. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, said the project is not only about safety and security but it also speaks to America's changing e... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. Springfield seeks developer for 'endangered' former Knox Automobile Factory historic...

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      Springfield seeks developer for 'endangered' former Knox Automobile Factory historic... ...reservation restriction," that requires that any changes to the building exterior will need approval from the Springfield Historical Commission. There is an open house scheduled Nov. 9, at 10 a.m., at the site, for poten... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield

    12. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito keynote speaker at multi-chamber legislative symposium and lunch

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      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito keynote speaker at multi-chamber legislative symposium and lunch ...og Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. Among those slated to attend are Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen and West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt, along with many local state senators and representatives, all of whom will be... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    13. Western Mass. Business Expo Set for Nov. 3

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      Western Mass. Business Expo Set for Nov. 3 ...present the sixth annual Western Mass. Business Expo on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. Now a fall tradition for the region’s business community, the show will feature more than 100 exh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    14. MassMutual lays off 150 around country as a result of MetLife deal

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      MassMutual lays off 150 around country as a result of MetLife deal ...ual announced two rounds of layoffs earlier this year. In February it cut 360 jobs, or about 5 percent of its Springfield-Enfield workforce. In April, MassMutual laid off 100 employees from its information technology dep... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    15. Westfield gets $1.93 million for Route 20 upgrades

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      Westfield gets $1.93 million for Route 20 upgrades ...onald F. Humason Jr., R-Westfield and state Rep. John Velis, D-Westfield at the Shortstop Bar and Grill at 99 Springfield Road (Route 20). Sullivan announced at the start of his administration a desire to install another... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    16. WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing

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      WSU, STCC Forge Unique Partnership in Nursing ...Technical Community College will allow nursing graduates from STCC to earn a four-year degree from WSU on the Springfield campus. At a time when its increasingly important for nurses to have four-year degrees, the goal, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Westfield State University   Springfield

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