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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    3. Public Health Council approves merger of Baystate Mary Lane, Wing hospitals

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    5. Big Y hires 1,084 — including all managers and pharmacists — as it takes over Hannaford stores

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      Big Y hires 1,084 — including all managers and pharmacists — as it takes over Hannaford stores ...the managers and all of the pharmacists from the Hannaford locations, Big Y said Wednesday in a news release. SPRINGFIELD — Big Y Foods Inc. has hired 1,084 employees to staff the eight Hannaford locations in eastern Mas... (Read Full Article)

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    6. Big Y completes $4.1M renovation of Cooley Street supermarket

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      Big Y completes $4.1M renovation of Cooley Street supermarket ... a $4.1 million renovation of its World Class Market at 300 Cooley St. in the Sixteen Acres neighborhood. The Springfield-based chain, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is planning a grand reopening fo... (Read Full Article)

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    7. What's a 'dynamic merge system'? MassDOT public meeting on I-91 Springfield project will explain

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      What's a 'dynamic merge system'? MassDOT public meeting on I-91 Springfield project will explain ...panies' contracts. Interstate 91 is a major north-south artery for Western Massachusetts. Bridge decks on the Springfield viaduct, built in the 1960s and opened 46 years ago, deteriorated over time. This repair project b... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Free job training available to Holyokers in MGM Springfield casino, Holyoke Community College culinary program

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      Free job training available to Holyokers in MGM Springfield casino, Holyoke Community College culinary program ...y College (HCC). The reason the training for Holyokers is free is related to a deal Morse negotiated with MGM Springfield. Under a plan announced in July, Holyoke will get $400,000 of the $1.28 million in neighboring com... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Operator of CityStage, Springfield Symphony Hall sees financial challenges as it renews venue contracts

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      Operator of CityStage, Springfield Symphony Hall sees financial challenges as it renews venue contracts ...phony, you can't cut back. You need all those performers — and you need to pay them." Symphony strategies The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is a separate organization that pays D'Agostino's group to rent the hall for it... (Read Full Article)

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    10. CNBC lists Springfield on 'Top 10' list of overlooked cities with rising business opportunities

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      CNBC lists Springfield on 'Top 10' list of overlooked cities with rising business opportunities ...than four employees, 20 percent higher than the nationwide and state averages, according to the CNBC summary. SPRINGFIELD – CNBC has listed the city of Springfield in a nationwide "Top 10" list of overlooked cities where... (Read Full Article)

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    11. Springfield Cultural District Seeking Unconventional Gallery Proposals

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    12. Eastern States Exposition Taps White Lion to Brew Its Centennial Ale

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      Eastern States Exposition Taps White Lion to Brew Its Centennial Ale ... the New England Center and the Coliseum, where the Student Prince and the Fort will feature its German menu. SPRINGFIELD — White Lion Brewing Co., in collaboration with Williams Distributing and the Student Prince and t... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Financial Review Publication Names PeoplesBank to Top Ten List

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      Financial Review Publication Names PeoplesBank to Top Ten List ... the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce; and has received environmental sustainability awards from the city of Springfield (the first-ever GreenSeal Award), BankNews (Green Leaf Award), and the American Bankers Associatio... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Brian Houle Receives Spherion Staffing’s Excellence in Safety Award

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      Brian Houle Receives Spherion Staffing’s Excellence in Safety Award ...rion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing, and workforce-solutions provider, recently honored West Springfield franchise owner Brian Houle with the company’s 2016 Excellence in Safety Award. The annual award r... (Read Full Article)

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      The Eastern States Exposition celebrates centennial with new book documenting 100 years of... ... the Eastern States Exposition, Joshua L. Brooks which was painted by local Springfield artist John Simpson. SPRINGFIELD — The Eastern States Exposition is celebrating its centennial with a new book that looks back on 1... (Read Full Article)

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    16. I-91 Springfield viaduct 6 months ahead of schedule, MassDOT chief says

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