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. West Springfield receives $900,000 federal funding for neighborhood improvements

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      West Springfield receives $900,000 federal funding for neighborhood improvements ...ortant dollars to the enhancement of quality of life in West Springfield, said Mayor Edward C. Sullivan. WEST SPRINGFIELD — The town's Community Development Department has received $900,000 from federal Community Develop... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    3. MassMutual establishes $100M venture fund to back tech startups

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      MassMutual establishes $100M venture fund to back tech startups ..., who will help manage the new firm. David Harris Tech Editor- Boston Business Journal Email | Twitter Springfield-based MassMutual announced Thursday that it has formed MassMutual Ventures, a $100 million corpora... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    4. People In Business: Janet Casey of the Professional Women’s Chamber | masslive

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      People In Business: Janet Casey of the Professional Women’s Chamber | masslive ...eting, the Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC), an affiliate of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS), elected Janet Casey as its president of its board of directors, serving a two-year term. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. The Student Prince and Fort restaurant in Springfield readies for a second course, reopening planned for middle of September | masslive

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      The Student Prince and Fort restaurant in Springfield readies for a second course, reopening planned for middle of September | masslive ...has run the Student Prince Cafe and The Fort Dining Room, the downtown Springfield icon, for two generations. SPRINGFIELD — The Fort is quiet, for now. There was no murmur of conversation, no bursts of laughter, no clin... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    6. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts awards $1.2 million to local nonprofits

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      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts awards $1.2 million to local nonprofits ...ishes to land preservation -- in its ongoing efforts to improve to the quality of life in the Pioneer Valley. SPRINGFIELD --The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is awarding more than $1.2 million to local no... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Conversion of old Holyoke Catholic High School into 54 apartments underway; construction to last a year | masslive

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      Conversion of old Holyoke Catholic High School into 54 apartments underway; construction to last a year | masslive ...nce 2008 it has been at its current location, still called Holyoke Catholic High School, near Elms College on Springfield Street in Chicopee. Along with private funding, Weld Management is financing the conversion with ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    8. Citizens Bank supports HAP Inc., Urban League of Springfield | masslive

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      Citizens Bank supports HAP Inc., Urban League of Springfield | masslive ... to nonprofits supporting financial education across its 11-state footprint, the bank said in a news release. SPRINGFIELD – Citizens Bank announced today that it will award $405,000 to 20 organizations in Massachusetts a... (Read Full Article)

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    9. West Springfield Planning Board approves special permit to Precision Auto Repair for new location

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      West Springfield Planning Board approves special permit to Precision Auto Repair for new location ...its business 10 years ago in West Springfield, and after its first year the business moved to 70 Union St. in Springfield. WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Planning Board this month approved a special permit for Precision Auto Rep... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. Citizens Bank: manufacturing leading growth in Western and Central Massachusetts | masslive

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      Citizens Bank: manufacturing leading growth in Western and Central Massachusetts | masslive ...e area studied includes Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. SPRINGFIELD - Greater Springfield's gross domestic product grew 2.5 percent from 2011 to 2012 to $22.1 billion, the fastest rate of ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    11. Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects

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      Green Amherst receives $165,539 from the state for 4 energy savings projects ...e complete and the money spent before applying for new grants. Projects in Easthampton, Greenfield, Holyoke, Springfield, Northampton, Hatfield, and Montague were also funded. Of the money, $56,031 will be used at Town... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    12. Baystate Medical Center ranked again by U.S. News & World Report

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      Baystate Medical Center ranked again by U.S. News & World Report ...en ranked among the nation’s top hospitals, according to a survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The Springfield-based hospital was nationally ranked in the 2014-2015 listing for its care in the areas of diabete... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    13. Editorial: Springfield Innovation Cafe will offer high-test ideas and caffeine

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      Editorial: Springfield Innovation Cafe will offer high-test ideas and caffeine ...d are modeling it after similar venues in Cambridge and Boston. This is the kind of asset that will help put Springfield on the map as a friendly place to locate for entrepreneurs. It will also add another level of “co... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Student Prince   Valley Venture Mentors

    14. Under Construction: UMass center in Downtown Springfield's Tower Square | masslive

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      Under Construction: UMass center in Downtown Springfield's Tower Square | masslive ... Financial Group. MassMutual owns Tower Square, owns Babson and is a backer of the UMass Springfield project. SPRINGFIELD - Workers are busy transforming former office space in Downtown Springfield's Tower Square into th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual

    15. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse sees progress with numerous projects like passenger rail, CanalWalk, buildings redeveloped, but critics raise questions

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      Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse sees progress with numerous projects like passenger rail, CanalWalk, buildings redeveloped, but critics raise questions ...er places, he said. The platform is part of the $17 million the state plans to spend on train tracks between Springfield and Vermont. "I'm hoping the first train comes through in December, although it's possible spring... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Northampton

    16. Holyoke to get 'progress' update about economic development, quality-of-life

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      Holyoke to get 'progress' update about economic development, quality-of-life ...have potential to thrive again, officials have said. Holyoke's unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, compared to Springfield's 8.4 percent, the statewide average of about 6 percent and nationwide, 6.1 percent. Vega said th... (Read Full Article)

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