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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    4. SilverBrick buys Cabotville Industrial complex in Chicopee

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    5. Tech Foundry Named Citizens Bank 
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    6. NAI Plotkin real estate moves offices to MassLive Building in downtown Springfield

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      NAI Plotkin real estate moves offices to MassLive Building in downtown Springfield ...the news release. At 230 feet tall and with 17 floors, the MassLive Building is the fifth tallest building in Springfield. It was built in 1983. The building is headquarters for MassLive. The MassLive building is known f... (Read Full Article)

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    7. Western New England clinic looks for small biz owners needing help

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      Western New England clinic looks for small biz owners needing help ... available to local businesses that would not otherwise have the resources to obtain these types of services. SPRINGFIELD — The Western New England University Small Business Legal Clinic is now accepting applications fro... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again

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      Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again ...egion’s most popular venues for events, because of those views, as well as a location roughly halfway between Springfield and Northampton. Those instincts were on the money — in all kinds of ways — with subsequent ventur... (Read Full Article)

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    9. Where were jobs gained and lost in Greater Springfield in June 2016?

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    10. Smith & Wesson buys laser sight maker Crimson Trace

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      Smith & Wesson buys laser sight maker Crimson Trace ...ied laser sights and gun-mounted flashlights to Smith Wesson, the Springfield companysaid in a news release. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield gunmaker Smith & Wesson announced Tuesday that it has purchased Crimson Trace Corp.,... (Read Full Article)

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    11. United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

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      United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus ... distributed in new backpacks to children who are homeless in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield, and South Hadley. “Many children in our community facing homelessness don’t have the tools needed... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Dakin Humane Society names new executive director

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      Dakin Humane Society names new executive director ... for more than 4,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, the Dakin Community Spay/Neuter Clinic, located in Springfield, recently conducted its 69,000th surgery since opening in 2009, making it New England's largest sp... (Read Full Article)

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    13. Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

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      Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program ...he requirement of the Massachusetts Board of Electrical Examiners, according to a news release. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield Technical Community College will offer an electrical apprenticeship program with four levels of cl... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Seen@ Springfield Young Professional Society Third Thursday at Adolfo's

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    15. Citizens Bank and NECN name Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action; grant it $35K

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      Citizens Bank and NECN name Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action; grant it $35K ...at aims to prep students for in-demand careers. SPRINGFIELD — Citizens Bank and cable channel NECN have named Springfield's Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action in the category of collective impact. Tech Foundry will r... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

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