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     The MGM Springfield casino did not have a major impact on overall crime during its first full year in operation, according to research reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

The six story building in Springfield's Court Square known as 31 Elm Street
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    The redevelopment of an historic block in the largest city in western Massachusetts has moved a step closer. 

The six story building in Springfield's Court Square known as 31 Elm Street
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A complex and expensive urban renewal project that has confounded developers for decades in the largest city in western Massachusetts may be close to becoming reality.

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      There will be an historic inauguration next week in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

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     With the retail sector changing as more and more shopping is done online, urban malls are closing and in some places being torn down too.   A once bustling shopping mall in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts is undergoing a transformation.

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   A big major league baseball offseason event is being held in western Massachusetts for the first time. 

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   The sixth annual Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is being held this Saturday August 10th.

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   A ceremony Monday marked the start of construction work to restore a landmark building in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Construction is expected to begin next month to restore a landmark building in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

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A national insurance company, owned by investor Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, is moving its headquarters to downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. 

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The executive director of the Norwalk, Connecticut Redevelopment Agency has been tapped to be the Chief Development Officer in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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     A city official credited with guiding the successful development of several major projects in Springfield, Massachusetts is planning to retire this summer.  

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    An ambitious plan has been unveiled for renovating and updating one of the oldest urban parks in western Massachusetts. 

A consultant with a real estate company said there is "high degree of confidence" of moving forward with the redevelopment of the long-vacant Court Square Hotel building. MGM Springfield is investing in the $55 million project to satisfy its obligation to develop market-rate housing within a half-mile of the downtown casino.Credit WAMCEdit | Remove

   MGM plans to increase the amount of money it intends to invest in a major urban renewal project just a block from its downtown gambling resort in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

A significant urban renewal project in the heart of the largest city in western Massachusetts may be moving forward with financial backing from casino giant MGM.

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Fans of children’s book author Dr. Seuss may soon be able to show their devotion on their Massachusetts license plates.   

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Massachusetts is going to have a new state agency to administer a new benefits program. A pitch has been made to locate the new bureaucracy’s headquarters in western Massachusetts.

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    A business incubator in western Massachusetts is the first tenant in the new Springfield Innovation Center. 

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As more people travel through Springfield’s Union Station by train and bus, officials are working to sign more tenants in the historic building.

    Three years after Springfield, Massachusetts nearly lost professional hockey, the city is hosting American Hockey League all-stars.

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It has been nearly four months since the first resort casino in Massachusetts opened in Springfield and industry regulators Thursday heard a progress report. 

    The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts will have a new president in 2019.

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      A long-standing holiday event will take place again this year in western Massachusetts after some doubt about its future.   Plans were confirmed Tuesday for the Parade of Big Balloons in Springfield.

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A project to restore an historic theater in western Massachusetts is getting a financial boost from the state. 

One of three street pianos in Springfield, MA
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  An organization promoting arts, music, theater, and cultural attractions in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts has a new executive director.

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      The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 75th concert season.

    A major shakeup in the entertainment and cultural landscape of western Massachusetts was announced today.

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         The era of Las Vegas-style gambling dawned in Massachusetts today, as MGM Resorts International opened its much-anticipated casino in downtown Springfield.

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Construction work resumed this week on a long-stalled project to build a space for startup businesses in a western Massachusetts city.

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Officials today showcased a multi-faceted public safety plan for the opening next week of the first resort casino in Massachusetts – the MGM Springfield. 

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