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    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. Springfield Parking Authority seeks retail tenant for downtown Columbus Center complex, pledging 'open arms' approach

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      Springfield Parking Authority seeks retail tenant for downtown Columbus Center complex, pledging 'open arms' approach ...t. Proposals are due by Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Parking Authority office, 150 Bridge St. SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Parking Authority is looking for a new retail tenant at the Columbus Center complex in the downtow... (Read Full Article)

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    3. First passenger train in a generation stops at Northampton as new Amtrak service begins

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      First passenger train in a generation stops at Northampton as new Amtrak service begins ... as a Christmas present. "It was either this or a toy train," said daughter Roisin, who accompanied Quinn to Springfield. Quinn expected the ride to be emotional because his brother, who operated a train, died recently.... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    4. 2014 in review: 10 biggest business deals and projects in Western Massachusetts | masslive

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      2014 in review: 10 biggest business deals and projects in Western Massachusetts | masslive ...actory in Springfield. Here is a list of the top 10 business deals and trends of 2014. SPRINGFIELD — Greater Springfield is closing out a busy business year, from bank mergers, clarity on the casino issue to the decisio... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   General Dynamics   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    5. Historic airplane Gee Bee Z, 'The City of Springfield,' proposed for new LEGO set

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      Historic airplane Gee Bee Z, 'The City of Springfield,' proposed for new LEGO set ... Brothers, the manufacturers of the plane that won every race it entered. The company was based at the former Springfield Airport during the Great Depression, and went bankrupt a few years after pilot Lowell Bayles was k... (Read Full Article)

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    6. MGM Springfield buys ex-Orr Cadillac site on Mill Street, Springfield, to

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      MGM Springfield buys ex-Orr Cadillac site on Mill Street, Springfield, to ...move from its current location at 19 Bliss St. to make way for MGM Springfield's $800 million casino project. SPRINGFIELD - MGM Springfield has purchased the former Orr Cadillac dealership location from the Orr family fo... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM   MGM Resorts International

    7. Knowledge Corridor Special: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, others christen Amtrak rails

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      Knowledge Corridor Special: Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, others christen Amtrak rails ...to expand service from Springfield north. The state is also studying expanded east-west rail service through Springfield and on to Boston through Worcester, Brennan said.  That feasibility study process is the same hurd... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    8. Holyoke steps toward return of passenger train service with ground-breaking for $3.2 million platform

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      Holyoke steps toward return of passenger train service with ground-breaking for $3.2 million platform ...roject, he said. The platform is part of a multimillion-dollar state project to improve train tracks between Springfield and Vermont. The Holyoke High School madrigal choir serenaded the crowd in the 36-degree weather ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Amtrak   Springfield

    9. Northampton will celebrate the arrival of the new Knowledge Corridor passenger train Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick

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      Northampton will celebrate the arrival of the new Knowledge Corridor passenger train Monday with Gov. Deval Patrick ... is $61. The trip is slated to take four hours and 30 minutes, one-way. Patrick will begin the train ride in Springfield and make stops in Holyoke and Greenfield, as well as Northampton. Narkewicz will welcome the gover... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Holyoke to begin $3.2 million construction of passenger train platform at Main and Dwight streets

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      Holyoke to begin $3.2 million construction of passenger train platform at Main and Dwight streets ...t here also is a component of what officials are calling the Knowledge Corridor, in reference to the Hartford-Springfield metropolitan region. The area is home to 1.8 million people, including about 1.1 million workers a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Northampton

    11. Sisters of Providence Health System, Hartford's St. Francis Care posed to create new regional system under Trinity Health

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      Sisters of Providence Health System, Hartford's St. Francis Care posed to create new regional system under Trinity Health ...s HealthCare Partners. The Sisters of Providence Health System includes the 182-bed Mercy Medical Center, in Springfield, where a $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center is underway; the 126-bed Provid... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Sisters of Providence Health System

    12. Park with Ease Program Continues in Downtown Springfield

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      Park with Ease Program Continues in Downtown Springfield ...As the temperatures continue to drop, the Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) plans to continue its Park with Ease valet program through the winter. We are thrilled the community has responded so p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    13. UMass President Robert Caret 'saddened' to leave post he has held for nearly 4 years

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      UMass President Robert Caret 'saddened' to leave post he has held for nearly 4 years ...ity." He also listed a myriad accomplishments during his tenure including the opening of the UMass Center at Springfield, which opened in September, and a record enrollment of 73,000 students system-wide. He was also i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    14. Western New England University offers Mini-Law School

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      Western New England University offers Mini-Law School ..., associate dean for library and information resources. No legal knowledge is necessary, just a curious mind. SPRINGFIELD - Western New England University School of Law will open its doors to the community with a five-we... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    15. The Suspense Is Building

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      The Suspense Is Building ...rebuilding from the 2011 tornado that ripped through Springfield and the surrounding area. Several schools in Springfield were either repaired or rebuilt, bringing construction volume to more than $100 million. While the... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Mercy Medical Center

    16. Springfield City Council approves $3.2 million for Union Station project, set to be covered by MGM Springfield payments

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      Springfield City Council approves $3.2 million for Union Station project, set to be covered by MGM Springfield payments ...ok part in a recent tour of rail stations in New Haven and Hartford, arranged by U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, and said the tour stressed the need for adequate parking at rail stations. Councilor Bud William... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   MGM

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