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. Fix for Springfield's Civic Center Garage downtown moving ahead

      Explore masslive.com (May 12 2015)

      Fix for Springfield's Civic Center Garage downtown moving ahead ...strict. Bids must be received by June 4 at 2 p.m. at the authority office at 150 Bridge St. SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Parking Authority is scheduled to open bids on June 4 from contractors for an estimated $1 million... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    3. Springfield Armory to host 'Precision Valley Symposium' | masslive.com

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      Springfield Armory to host 'Precision Valley Symposium' | masslive.com ...oneer Valley has been 'gun valley' for a long time, and now the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Springfield Technical Community College will host their 'Precision Valley Symposium,' looking at the past, pre... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    4. Youth mentoring programs growing in Hampden County, but more volunteers needed

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      Youth mentoring programs growing in Hampden County, but more volunteers needed ...ound that youth programs that are not specifically set up as mentoring programs - places like Tech Foundry in Springfield with its computer training or the Greater Holyoke YMCA - also foster mentor/mentoree relationships... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Westfield

    5. AG Healey announces $300,000 grant for youth employment during Springfield visit

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      AG Healey announces $300,000 grant for youth employment during Springfield visit ...program aimed at helping formerly incarcerated people between the ages of 18 and 24 turn their lives around. SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Maura Healey has announced a $300,000 youth employment grant following a tour a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    6. Hampden County Regional Employment Board to announce summer job initiative at Westfield's Shaker Farms Country Club

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      Hampden County Regional Employment Board to announce summer job initiative at Westfield's Shaker Farms Country Club ...er Jobs program for youth Friday at Shaker Farms Country Club here. Mayor Daniel M. Knapik will be joined by Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, state Sen. Donald F. Humason Jr., R-Westfield and state Representative Joh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    7. Jewish Geriatric Services breaks ground on $11.4 million Sosin Center for Rehabilitation

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      Jewish Geriatric Services breaks ground on $11.4 million Sosin Center for Rehabilitation ...atients in nursing homes today. He praised the JGS' for its more than 100 years of services in the community. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, as well as State Rep. Brian M. Ashe, D-Longmeadow, were among the politicians... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. Community Spotlight: West Springfield

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      Community Spotlight: West Springfield ...ing will make it a pretty special place to own a business. Its close to major highways, and the MGM casino in Springfield will increase traffic. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   MGM

    9. MBTA rail car maker to host meeting for suppliers, minority contractors for Springfield factory

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      MBTA rail car maker to host meeting for suppliers, minority contractors for Springfield factory ...owned CNR is building a $60 million railroad car factory at the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in Springfield. The factory will fulfill CNR's $566 million contract  with the the Massachusetts Bay Transportat... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    10. Massachusetts fire departments receive FEMA grants through Department of Homeland Security

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      Massachusetts fire departments receive FEMA grants through Department of Homeland Security ...total nearly $950,000 and were awarded over the past several days. Related coverage: U.S. Rep. Richie Neal, D-Springfield, is slated to speak at grant announcement ceremony at Longmeadow Fire Department on Tuesday, May 5... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    11. Manufacturing a future workforce: Training; lower-cost power needed

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      Manufacturing a future workforce: Training; lower-cost power needed ...subcontracting work on the CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles plan to build a subway-car factory in Springfield. Springfield Technical Community College President Ira Rubenzahl said the college has, or is adding, programs i... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College   William Martin

    12. Plan For Progress 2015: Pioneer Valley's future tied to talent, infrastructure and collaboration

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      Plan For Progress 2015: Pioneer Valley's future tied to talent, infrastructure and collaboration ...tate 91 through downtown Springfield, the ongoing rehab of Springfield's Union Station and the efforts of the Springfield innovation District, Valley Venture Mentors. Samalid Hogan, senior project manager and brownfield... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Amtrak   Baystate Health

    13. Springfield combines Bay Street industrial properties as 1 project for demolition bidders

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      Springfield combines Bay Street industrial properties as 1 project for demolition bidders ... 29 Kendall St., from the list of properties now advertised for bids, according to the Office of Procurement. SPRINGFIELD – The city, in an effort to find a contractor to tear down two long-blighted industrial properties... (Read Full Article)

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    14. In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

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      In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines ...ors including MassMutual, Wilbraham Monson Academy and Paragus Strategic IT. MassLive was the media sponsor. SPRINGFIELD – Steve Wozniak captivated the crowd Friday night at the MassMutual Center, telling stories from t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    15. Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Awards boosts startups; Olive Natural Beauty takes 1st place

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      Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Awards boosts startups; Olive Natural Beauty takes 1st place ...founders that startups and entrepreneurs making a meaningful economic impact in the Pioneer Valley, let alone Springfield, was as likely as unicorns running through Forest Park," said Koletas. "Well, guess what? We belie... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    16. Demoltion moving ahead at former Belchertown State School for assisted living complex

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      Demoltion moving ahead at former Belchertown State School for assisted living complex ...will serve as an engine of economic growth for the town and broader region." Associated Building Wreckers of Springfield was hired under a $904,939 contract for the demolition, removal and disposal of six structures: th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

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