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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. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Springfield officials, downtown organizations coordinate efforts to deal with I-91 viaduct project, proposed dining district, other issues

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      Springfield officials, downtown organizations coordinate efforts to deal with I-91 viaduct project, proposed dining district, other issues ...d DevelopSpringfield, the Springfield Business Improvement District, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, and the Springfield Parking Authority. Kennedy said there are many thing... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    9. Better Homes Inc. proposed $10 million housing project at former Brookings Elementary School in Springfield

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      Better Homes Inc. proposed $10 million housing project at former Brookings Elementary School in Springfield ...artments in Springfield and 18 apartments in Northampton, as well as managing an additional 167 apartments in Springfield, Northampton and Holyoke. The city has listed the fair market value of the property at $215,000, ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield College   Springfield

    10. Iconic Student Prince Cafe, Fort restaurant sold for $160,000 in Springfield, Peter Picknelly confirms

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      Iconic Student Prince Cafe, Fort restaurant sold for $160,000 in Springfield, Peter Picknelly confirms ...ose valuable collectibles will be on lease annually, said Picknelly, chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines. SPRINGFIELD — Bus magnate Peter A. Picknelly purchased the iconic Student Prince Cafe and Fort restaurant for ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    11. Springfield Technology Park gets $3.1 million bond for Phoenix Public Charter Academy | masslive

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      Springfield Technology Park gets $3.1 million bond for Phoenix Public Charter Academy | masslive ...n M1 rifles during World War II,said Paul Stelzer, president of Appleton Corporation and manager of the park. SPRINGFIELDSpringfield Technology Park has received $3.1 million in tax-exempt bond funding too build the P... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Springfield Technical Community College

    12. Pioneer Valley, Springfield, business leaders push education, access, marketing in Plan for Progress update | masslive

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      Pioneer Valley, Springfield, business leaders push education, access, marketing in Plan for Progress update | masslive ...igh-Performance Computing Center in Holyoke and the in-progress efforts to rehab Springfield's Union Station. SPRINGFIELD - Business consultant Thom Fox will often hear business owners tell him that Western Massachusetts... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Chicopee

    13. MassLive celebrates new downtown Springfield offices with Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Domenic Sarno | masslive

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      MassLive celebrates new downtown Springfield offices with Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Domenic Sarno | masslive ...re excited about what is happening here in downtown Springfield,' said Patrick, who leaves office in January. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Domenic Sarno were among the 300 or so visitors Wednesday night who... (Read Full Article)

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

    14. Once homeless, Jessica Prokop draws standing ovation at United Way of Pioneer Valley fund-raiser breakfast; Michael Mathis stresses MGM philanthropy

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      Once homeless, Jessica Prokop draws standing ovation at United Way of Pioneer Valley fund-raiser breakfast; Michael Mathis stresses MGM philanthropy ...r more than 1,300 backpacks for children, who are homeless in Springfield, Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee, West Springfield and South Hadley. Mathis told attendees that he learned "how important small acts of charity can ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College

    15. MassLive opens new offices, lights sign with help of Gov. Deval Patrick | masslive

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      MassLive opens new offices, lights sign with help of Gov. Deval Patrick | masslive ...We’re growing in Springfield and we are proud of it,” she said. MassLive is statewide in scope, but based in Springfield, Werder said. “I mentioned it to (Patrick) months ago. He said he is happy to come out and suppor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    16. Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’

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      Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’ ... a hands-on demonstration workshop to be held on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new science wing of Springfield’s Central High School, 1840 Roosevelt Ave. The workshop will cover a range of techniques appropri... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

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