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. Baystate Medical rated among top 15 hospitals for heart bypass, aortic valve surgery

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 27 2014)

      Baystate Medical rated among top 15 hospitals for heart bypass, aortic valve surgery ...er, for heart bypass, as well as traditional aortic valve replacement surgery, are: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass. Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich. Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland The Heart Hospital ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    3. MassMutual commits $5 million to invest in small business, $1.5 million to mentor and accelerate start-ups | masslive

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      MassMutual commits $5 million to invest in small business, $1.5 million to mentor and accelerate start-ups | masslive ...5 million to fund a entrepreneurial accelerator run by Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield's Tower Square. SPRINGFIELD — MassMutual, founded in 1851 and one of Springfield's oldest businesses, committed a total of $6.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    4. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: MBTA decision to coem ini November

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      CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles: MBTA decision to coem ini November ...an't support a domestic industry." Doyle said the MBTA will decide on a bidder in November. He also updated Springfield residents that the Changchun factory, if built, will cost $50 million not the $30 million previous... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    5. WMECo opens third solar power facility | masslive

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      WMECo opens third solar power facility | masslive ...according to a news release. SPRINGFIELD - With construction of WMECo's third solar facility complete in East Springfield, the company's newest and largest solar plant is now generating up to 3.9 megawatts of electric po... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    6. Live Coverage: Western Mass Developers Conference to feature Pioneer Valley opportunity | masslive

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      Live Coverage: Western Mass Developers Conference to feature Pioneer Valley opportunity | masslive ... tours of developable sites in Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties as well as a walking tour of downtown Springfield. The event runs from about 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check back here for live coverage in the comments.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    7. Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology

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      Local Plastics Manufacturer Pioneering New Technology ...ss revealed the need to create a more sustainable bottle, said Mel OLeary, Jr., president and CEO of Meredith-Springfield. While sustainable packaging has become a point of interest for manufacturers with regards to envi... (Read Full Article)

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    8. Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals | BusinessWest

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      Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals | BusinessWest

      Baystate Health announced three leadership appointments for its regional community hospitals. Effective July 1, Steven Bradley will succeed Chuck Gijanto as president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate Northern Region. And effective immediately, Dennis Chalke has been named senior vice president of Community Hospitals for Baystate Health, an expansion of his current role as chief financial officer and treasurer, in which he will continue. Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed will continue in his role as chief operating officer and chief medical officer for Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, and will also serve as acting president of Baystate Mary Lane Hospital ...

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    9. The Student Prince: Chamber sees need to encourage downtown patronage | masslive

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      The Student Prince: Chamber sees need to encourage downtown patronage | masslive ...itive energy they create, said Jeffrey Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. 'Folks who come to Springfield to make their livelihoods have to support some of the amenities th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Jeff Ciuffreda   Student Prince

    10. State approves economic development incentives including Dave's Truck Repair and Advance Welding in Springfield, Kennametal in Greenfield and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee | masslive

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      State approves economic development incentives including Dave's Truck Repair and Advance Welding in Springfield, Kennametal in Greenfield and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing in Lee | masslive ...ess as Advance Welding / Manufacturers Group relocating from West Springfield to 150 Brookdale Avenue in East Springfield. The move will expand the company 8,00 to 25,000 square feet with an investment of $2.5 million an... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Greenfield

    11. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau laments Supreme Judicial Court ruling on casino

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      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau laments Supreme Judicial Court ruling on casino ...et provides us with a competitive advantage in the race for those dollars to boost the Massachusetts economy. SPRINGFIELD – The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau issued a statement Wednesday, saying it i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra   MGM

    12. Foreign Investment: is Greater Springfield ready for a surge? | masslive

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      Foreign Investment: is Greater Springfield ready for a surge? | masslive ...NR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co. has an option to buy the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. The Chinese company said it hopes to have as many as 300 employees in Springfield, a force that w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Stop & Shop   Springfield   Chicopee

    13. ABCs of turning around Springfield's underperforming schools include leadership, instruction and high expectations

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      ABCs of turning around Springfield's underperforming schools include leadership, instruction and high expectations ...ence, compared to the state’s average of just 0.4 points. Work at the turnaround schools has helped lift all Springfield schools realize gains in academic performance: • In the subject of math, Springfield students gai... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    14. Greater Springfield to host 2014 Northeast Shrine Association convention in August, 2,000 expected

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      Greater Springfield to host 2014 Northeast Shrine Association convention in August, 2,000 expected ...ers and brunch, banquet, and a field day at Six Flags New England in Agawam on Aug. 23. SPRINGFIELD — Greater Springfield will host the 2014 Northeast Shrine Association convention in August which is expected to draw abo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Six Flags New England   Springfield

    15. Focus Springfield Community Television gets new studio to go with new name, expanded mission

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      Focus Springfield Community Television gets new studio to go with new name, expanded mission ... by Focus Springfield Community Television, marked the beginning of a new era for public access television in Springfield, station manager Steve Cary told about 100 people attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It’s a ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Comcast

    16. Scuderi Group and AHIS of Mexico Sign Power-purchasing Agreement

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      Scuderi Group and AHIS of Mexico Sign Power-purchasing Agreement

      The Scuderi Group announced the signing of a power-purchasing agreement (PPA) with Mexico City-based developer and gaming company AHIS in an effort to lower electrical costs by up to 20% at 13 of its properties. This contract also enables the Scuderi Group to be given authorization to generate electricity for the Mexican power grid. According to the agreement, the Scuderi Group will build the necessary power-generation and energy-storage units to be installed at 13 of AHIS’s casinos located in Mexico City and other resort locations, which currently house an average of 350 machines each, as well as sports/race ...

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