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

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 26 2015)

      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

    3. 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)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    4. Mason Square early childhood center plan moving ahead in Springfield

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      Mason Square early childhood center plan moving ahead in Springfield ... is seeking bids from up to four private early childhood education agencies to work in collaboration with the Springfield school system to develop a new federally assisted pre-kindergarten program for 350 students expect... (Read Full Article)

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    5. Roundtable discussion at UMass Springfield focuses on housing development, jobs, food access

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      Roundtable discussion at UMass Springfield focuses on housing development, jobs, food access ...ion and workforce development and housing development. SPRINGFIELD — For Ethel Griffin, a 48-year resident of Springfield's Old Hill neighborhood, one way to improve the city is to make absentee landlords responsible for... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    6. National Square Dance Convention kicks off today in Springfield

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      National Square Dance Convention kicks off today in Springfield ...Dancing will take place at the MassMutual Center, the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel ballrooms, the Springfield Marriott ballrooms and Tower Square. Houle projected the direct economic impact of the convention ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Westfield

    7. University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus

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      University of Massachusetts Medical School to open Springfield campus ...st recent Physician Workforce survey showed that 75 percent and 77.8 percent of doctors, respectively, in the Springfield and Pittsfield regions reported an inadequate pool of physicians. The number of physicians who sai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Palmer   Baystate Health

    8. WMass officials hope to secure Boston 2024 Olympic events

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      WMass officials hope to secure Boston 2024 Olympic events ...ink there is a very good chance that we will host preliminary-round basketball," Sullivan said. SPRINGFIELD - Springfield, basketball's birthplace, is in the running to host preliminary basketball games should Boston win... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    9. Springfield Partners for Community Action recognized for best practice

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      Springfield Partners for Community Action recognized for best practice ...rtheast Institute for Quality Community Action (NIQCA). Local community action group recognized Springfield - Springfield Partners for Community Action, the local community action agency, has recently been recognized for... (Read Full Article)

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    10. Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map

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      Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map The Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has become one of the most beloved beer festivals in the area by true beer aficionados. A block of Worthington Street (in front of Theodores' and Smith's Billiards) is cordoned off for the festivities. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on fest day. In talking to people who have been to the festival several times, one thing they like is the intimate atmosphere ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    11. Chicopee condo complex proposal wins approvals

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      Chicopee condo complex proposal wins approvals ...of the things I like is we have a central courtyard that connects all of the units," said Raymond Hervieux, a Springfield architect who designed the new plan. He and Savonin submitted initial plans for the complex last m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    12. Springfield non-profit plans 64-bed detox center at former Lunt Silversmiths site in Greenfield, pending environmental cleanup

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      Springfield non-profit plans 64-bed detox center at former Lunt Silversmiths site in Greenfield, pending environmental cleanup ...ell, and manage real estate, are attorneys Raipher D. Pellegrino and Joseph A. Pellegrino of 265 State St. in Springfield, according to records filed with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. Martin said that in additio... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   William Martin   Springfield

    13. MGM Springfield officials to discuss impact of I-91 reconstruction delay, other issues with Mass. Gaming Commission

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      MGM Springfield officials to discuss impact of I-91 reconstruction delay, other issues with Mass. Gaming Commission ... Brennan, MGM Springfield spokeswoman. "MGM is participating in a series of meetings with MassDOT and City of Springfield officials to discuss the status of both the MGM Springfield and the I-91 viaduct construction proj... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    14. State awards $4.48 million to school turnaround efforts in Springfield, Worcester

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      State awards $4.48 million to school turnaround efforts in Springfield, Worcester ...Springfield, $1,065,000; Springfield's Van Sickle Middle School, $1,060,000; and Forest Park Middle School in Springfield, $1,055,000. SPRINGFIELD -- Four struggling schools in Springfield and Worcester have received a l... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Baystate Health layoffs: Health care system says it needs surplus to reinvest | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health layoffs: Health care system says it needs surplus to reinvest | masslive.com ...Wing in Palmer and other assorted operations. Of those, 6,100 work at the flagship Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. This makes Baystate the region's largest employer, according to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    16. Massachusetts Senate approves $100,000 for Spirit of Springfield

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      Massachusetts Senate approves $100,000 for Spirit of Springfield ... believe it," she said. Spirit of Springfield coordinates several large-scale annual community events in the Springfield area, including Bright Nights at Forest Park, the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast, the Star Span... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Judy Matt

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