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Announcing Cyber Security Center
Photo by Don Treeger / The Republican

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Springfield's Cybersecurity Center Promises Students 'Hands-On Experience with Real-World Problems'

SPRINGFIELD — Recent headlines reinforce the need for the newly named Richard E. Neal Cybersecurity Center of Excellence: how a cyberattack hobbled the payment system widely used in health care, concerns over election integrity and hackers who target older adults.

“If you talk about a growth industry,” U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D- Springfield, said Tuesday during a tour of the $5 million center now under construction within the city’s rail hub Union Station. “Springfield Technical Community College is so well positioned on this very issue.”

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Coach Claus, accompanied by special guests and local mascots
Photo courtesy of I Found Light Against All Odds

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Local Non-Profit Spreads Joy with Sixth annual Coach Claus Toy Giveaway at Union Station

The spirit of giving illuminated Union Station as I Found Light Against All Odds (IFLAAO) hosted its sixth annual Coach Claus Toy Giveaway, bringing joy to hundreds of children in the Springfield community.

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Union Station Christmas Tree

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Union Station Lights Springfield-Inspired Christmas Tree

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Union Station held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony decorated with iconic landmarks representing Springfield.

This year’s theme is “Welcome Home, Springfield”, with a 15-foot tree on display that has a bent top that resembles Whoville’s iconic “Mount Crumpit” in the book by Dr. Seuss, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” It even has Grinch’s hands poking out.

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Happy Halloween!

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Track-or-Treat takes Halloween to Two Cities by Rail

SPRINGFIELD — Imagine the main concourse of Union Station festooned with nearly 200 tiny versions of every cartoon character, Disney princess and Star Wars good guys (no one likes the bad guys) — even the smallest Springfield firefighter. The very first Track or Treat Halloween celebration hit Springfield, with a reprise just down the track in Hartford.

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Everett L. ‘Andy’ Anderson and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno
Photo Credit: Don Treeger

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Everett ‘Andy’ Anderson says staying focused allowed him to drive 4 million miles accident-free

MASSLIVE: SPRINGFIELD — Chairman and CEO of Peter Pan Bus Lines Peter A. Picknelly playfully greeted driver Everett L. ‘Andy’ Anderson Monday, asking him: “You didn’t get into an accident on the way over here, did you? Because that would be bad.”

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Richard Neal at Union Station
Photo Credit: Don Treeger MassLive

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Richard Neal celebrates $3 million for Cybersecurity center at Springfield Union Station

MASSLIVE: SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal announced a $3 million earmark Tuesday funding the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Springfield Union Station.

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Springfield Union Station Tree Lighting

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SCI-TECH CHORUS PERFORMS “BELIEVE” AT SPRINGFIELD UNION STATION’S ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING

Springfield students decked the halls at Springfield Union Station, with joyful music for the second annual holiday tree lighting. The historic concourse was filled with holiday cheer as U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno assisted in lighting the tree and kicking off the holiday travel season. The Sci-Tech high-school choir, under the direction of Dr. Jose Passalacqua, performed “Believe” from The Polar Express.

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