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. State awards $7M for municipal cleantech projects

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      State awards $7M for municipal cleantech projects ... The main entrance to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Baystate's parent organization and the city of Springfield are developing a 4.6-megawatt combined heat and power plant to provide electricity, chilled water ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Baystate Health   Springfield

    3. Editorial: MassMutual's policies continue to win it distinction as an excellent place to work

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      Editorial: MassMutual's policies continue to win it distinction as an excellent place to work ...st year.” Working Mother notes that 100 percent of the employees use flexible schedules at forward-thinking, Springfield-based MassMutual and that 48 percent of the hires in 2013 were women. In addition, 38 percent of t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    4. Freedom Credit Union wins state approval for Springfield expansion project - The Republican

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      Freedom Credit Union wins state approval for Springfield expansion project - The Republican ...ve-year Tax Increment Financing or TIF agreement valued at $90,100 first approved by the City of Springfield. SPRINGFIELD - Freedom Credit Union's plans to create a $2.2 million consolidated back office operation in Spri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Charging stations for Tesla electric cars proposed for Riverdale Shops in West Springfield

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      Charging stations for Tesla electric cars proposed for Riverdale Shops in West Springfield ...ers along major corridors that our customers often travel and that connect city centers," she said. "The West Springfield Supercharger will support travel between Albany and Upstate New York and Boston." The special per... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success

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      Governor: New UMass center in downtown Springfield provides bridge to success ...my, Mayor Domenic Sarno and state Sen. James Welch, D-West Springfield. Sarno called it an "exciting day" for Springfield and praised the Governor and university officials and staff for their support of Springfield. Han... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    7. Chicopee Chambers plan ‘Table Top Expo’ trade show

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      Chicopee Chambers plan ‘Table Top Expo’ trade show ... Bank, Dave’s Truck Repair, Elms College, First American Insurance Agency, Governor’s Center, the Holyoke and Springfield technical community colleges’ Training & Workforce Options and Northeast IT Systems. Admission is... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    8. Gov. Deval Patrick among officials set to celebrate new University of Massachusetts center in downtown Springfield

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      Gov. Deval Patrick among officials set to celebrate new University of Massachusetts center in downtown Springfield ...ing Authority Chairman Philip W. Johnston, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, state Sen. James T. Welch, D-West Springfield. Patrick had visited the center in July during construction, and had also visited the center last... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts

    9. Big Picture | BusinessWest

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      Big Picture | BusinessWest ...ommercial real estate. In some cases, lots of art. Take 1350 Main Street, or One Financial Plaza, in downtown Springfield, which was recently branded the MassLive Building after its newest tenant, which is leasing 11,000... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Attain Therapy + Fitness Open for Business in Westfield

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      ... who will act as the facility manager and treating physical therapist at the recently acquired facility at 65 Springfield Road in Westfield. Fall has been practicing orthopedic physical therapy for more than 30 years. He... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    11. Caring Health Center to Be Named Richard E. Neal Complex

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      Caring Health Center to Be Named Richard E. Neal Complex

      Caring Health Center / Community Health Center (CHC), located at 1049 Main St., will be named the Richard E. Neal Complex at a dedication ceremony to be held on Monday, Sept. 22 at noon.  CHC was just beginning construction on its Main Street location when the building was ravaged by the June 2011 tornado, causing $1.2 million in damages. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal has been instrumental in guiding fund-raising efforts, securing federal appropriations and grants to help CHC complete the project. “Congressman Neal has completely dedicated himself to this cause,” said Tania Barber, president and CEO of Caring Health ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    12. Taxes just one factor in Greater Springfield Area income inequality, local economists say

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      Taxes just one factor in Greater Springfield Area income inequality, local economists say ...y when so many other factors carry more weight. Rose named lack of entry-level jobs as a major source of the Springfield area's income inequality. Employment is the No. 1 barrier to social mobility, he said. But a prog... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Springfield

    13. Western Massachusetts business leaders get capitol perspective on economy, trade, civil rights, during chamber Washington trip

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      Western Massachusetts business leaders get capitol perspective on economy, trade, civil rights, during chamber Washington trip ...sses. It's something Warren spoke about. Mark Teed, senior vice president at Raymond James and Associates in Springfield, said he enjoyed Furman's explanation of the economy. But Furman said he doesn't see an annual 4 p... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Congressman Richard E. Neal   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    14. Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

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      Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future ... regular deposits. SPRINGFIELD - Stacey Sands didn’t waste her time this summer. The 19-year-old resident of Springfield Housing Authority’s Robinson Gardens Apartments spent her days gainfully employed as a youth couns... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   TD Bank   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    15. Sale of Springfield's ABC40/FOX 6 to Meredith Corporation gets initial FCC review | masslive

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      Sale of Springfield's ABC40/FOX 6 to Meredith Corporation gets initial FCC review | masslive ...owns or operates 14 broadcast stations, located from Springfield to Portland, Oregon, including WSHM-LD, CBS3 Springfield, media partner of MassLive and The Republican.. If the $53.8 million deal is approved, Meredith w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Springfield BID/ DevelopSpringfield announce plans to light downtown buildings | masslive

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      Springfield BID/ DevelopSpringfield announce plans to light downtown buildings | masslive ...6, 2014 at 12:00 PM, updated September 16, 2014 at 12:20 PM View/Post Comments SPRINGFIELD - Eight Downtown Springfield Buildings on Main Street from Falcon Way to Bridge Street will be illuminated under a $400,0... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Springfield Business Improvement District

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