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. Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, resigns

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      Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, resigns ...cutive resources in the short term. SPRINGFIELD -- Kirk Smith, chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, has resigned to continue his 17-year YMCA career at the executive level in Florida. Jeffrey Poin... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Baystate gets top marks in new 'Common Care' rankings by U.S. News & World Report

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      Baystate gets top marks in new 'Common Care' rankings by U.S. News & World Report ...nic medical problems: congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD. SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center was one of just 34 hospitals in the country that U.S. News & World Repor... (Read Full Article)

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    4. Seen@ Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield's Third Thursday meetup at Lattitude

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      Seen@ Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield's Third Thursday meetup at Lattitude ...ss issues important to young professionals. This month's Community Spotlight business was the YMCA of Greater Springfield. Jeremy Casey, Assistant Vice President Commercial Loan Officer at Chicopee Savings Bank and YPS ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    5. Bay Path University names former Patrick administration adviser Elizabeth Cardona to multi-cultural post

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      Bay Path University names former Patrick administration adviser Elizabeth Cardona to multi-cultural post ...e mission of Bay Path University. LONGMEADOW — Former adviser to Gov. Deval L. Patrick, Elizabeth Cardona, of Springfield, is joining Bay Path University as executive director for multicultural affairs, international stu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield College   Springfield

    6. CNR Changchun Railway to build larger factory at former Westinghouse site in Springfield

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      CNR Changchun Railway to build larger factory at former Westinghouse site in Springfield ...chusetts businesspeople interested in being suppliers and subcontractors to the business. The meeting at the Springfield Sheraton followed a similar, but less well-attended, meeting in Boston. CNR Changchun, part of th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Western New England University

    7. Interstate 91 contractor discusses project with Springfield students | masslive.com

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      Interstate 91 contractor discusses project with Springfield students | masslive.com ...with 21 trainees in Community Works, a pre-apprenticeship program aimed at getting underemployed residents of Springfield and Holyoke a taste of the construction trades and prepping them for further training offered thro... (Read Full Article)

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    8. PRESS RELEASE - CNR MA Outreach Event in Springfield

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      PRESS RELEASE - CNR MA Outreach Event in Springfield ...wned businesses in Western Massachusetts. The event will take place from 10:00am to 1:30 pm at the downtown Springfield Sheraton. The event is “SOLD OUT” as over 130 individuals have registered to attend.  There will b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   National Tooling and Machining Association

    9. Springfield teachers among best and brightest: Guest viewpoint

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      Springfield teachers among best and brightest: Guest viewpoint ...eacher that was honored just to say 'Thank you!' I know it goes unsaid and often unnoticed, but not only does Springfield have some of the best and brightest students, we have some of the best and brightest teachers anyw... (Read Full Article)

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    10. 2015 Howdy Awards recognize Pioneer Valley hospitality workers

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      2015 Howdy Awards recognize Pioneer Valley hospitality workers ... and other, tourism locations." HOLYOKE – Eleven Pioneer Valley service employees were honored by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Monday night during the 2015 Howdy Award for Hospitality Excellence... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Mary Kay Wydra

    11. Eastec trade show at Big E in West Springfield showcases demand for manufactured goods | masslive.com

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      Eastec trade show at Big E in West Springfield showcases demand for manufactured goods | masslive.com ... chairman of the Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus, as well as the Chairman of Tourism, spoke of how the Springfield Armory, first established in 1794 spawned other manufacturers, and lead to the Connecticut River V... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    12. Westover Air Show attracts 225,000 people despite traffic and heat

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      Westover Air Show attracts 225,000 people despite traffic and heat ...orce, the Air Force Reserve and Air Force National Guard at the show, he said. Josephine and Joseph Dowd, of Springfield, fought through four hours of traffic to see the show. They said they always go outside to catch a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    13. CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield

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      CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield ...ay, May 21, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sheraton Springfield, Longford Room – 3rd Floor One Monarch Place Springfield, MA 01144 Sample of the Subcontractor opportunities include: Battery Box, Driver Console, Inte... (Read Full Article)

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    14. CNR Changchun to host Springfield event for potential suppliers on T subway car project | masslive.com

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      CNR Changchun to host Springfield event for potential suppliers on T subway car project | masslive.com ...The upcoming event will be Thursday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Springfield, Longford Room on the third floor. The rail car builder is interested in providers of electronic components, co... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Nonprofit Suit Up Springfield opens store on Worthington St., offers professional men's clothes | masslive.com

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      Nonprofit Suit Up Springfield opens store on Worthington St., offers professional men's clothes | masslive.com ...Now, Suit Up Springfield has grown from a social media campaign to a full-fledged nonprofit organization with a storefront at 296 Worthington St. And it's not just about looking dapper: It's about mentoring and... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Precision Valley Symposium

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      Precision Valley Symposium ...precision manufacturing in the region. Precision valley symposium Springfield - The National Park Service and Springfield Technical Community College will host the "Precision Valley Symposium," on Friday, May 15 at 9 a.m... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory   Springfield

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