Re-imagining the Eastfield Mall as a Mixed-Use Property | Connecting Point | Aug. 5, 2019
Like many malls in the region, the Eastfield Mall has lost big anchor stores like Macy’s, JC Penny and Sears in recent years. The shuttering of major department stores means empty storefronts and leaves shoppers wondering what’s to become of the retail space. The owners of the Eastfield Mall have plans to turn the mall into a mixed-use property featuring entertainment, retail stores, and residential areas. Carolee McGrath sat down with Mountain Development’s Chuck Breidnbach and mall property manager Dave Thompson to learn more about the plans.
SPRINGFIELD Massachusetts Downtown Driving Tour
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Fun @ The Eastfield Mall in Springfield, MA
Documentary of interviews of several people about the development of the Jewish immigrant community in the North End of Springfield, MA
Mass Appeal Holiday shopping at the Eastfield Mall!
If you're looking for one place to go this holiday season to get all of your holiday shopping done consider coming to the Eastfield Mall in Springfield. Jillian Gould, Senior Marketing Manager of the Eastfield Mall, showed us some of the hottest gifts this season!
Eastfield Mall in Springfield approved for expansion
The JCPenney building at the Eastfield Mall is going to be demolished. 22News found out what’s next for shoppers and why it’s taken so long.
Springfield, MA - 10 fun things to do
Visiting or moving, see all there is to do in Springfield, MA.
Welcome to Greater Springfield! With Springfield, the fourth largest city in New England, as its geographic hub, the region offers a booming economy with more affordable pricing and rural feel than its big city neighbors, making it a perfect place to live, work and play. Located at the crossroads of New England with easy access to the north-south Interstate 91 and the east-west Interstate 90, we are situated next to Connecticut River and surrounded by mountains, bluffs, and rolling hills. More than 5,000 businesses call Greater Springfield home and residents take pride in its rich history: the birthplace of basketball with the basketball hall of fame, the invention of the gas-powered motorcycle, the publication of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary and the first commercial radio broadcast. The region, also known as the Knowledge Corridor, is home to nearly 30 world-renowned higher education institutions and more than 150,000 students. It is the economic center of Western Massachusetts with the largest concentration of retail, manufacturing, entertainment, banking, legal, and medical groups. Its cost of living, highly-skilled workforce and affordable real estate are just some of the reasons businesses like German-based Menck Windows choose to make us their U.S. headquarters. Looking for something to do? Look no further! Our $662 million tourism industry offers an abundance of historical sites, museums, sporting attractions and a major convention center. Take a thrill ride on one of the ten roller coasters at Six Flags New England. Wander through the Springfield Museums -- five world-class museums located the Springfield Central Cultural District, featuring the largest Impressionist collection, the Museum of Springfield History and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Park, right here in the birthplace of Theodore Geisel. Or take a stroll down Mulberry Street, made famous in Dr. Seuss’ first children’s book. Try your hand at a slam dunk the Basketball Hall of Fame, an 80,000 square foot shrine to the world’s second most popular sport. Take in some live music at one of the many clubs, pubs and watering holes. Catch an Off-Broadway show at City Stage or Symphony Hall. Or sit back and relax to the smooth sounds of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the largest symphony outside of Boston. Enjoy the Painted Lady mansions listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Old First Church, a key stop on the African American Freedom Trail. Spend a day at Lupa Zoo and have a picnic in Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. Or walk, bike, hike or paddle our more than 2400 acres of parkland, tennis courts, walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Or just spend the day shopping at the Eastfield Mall, a 824,000 square foot shopping center, and head to the suburban eclectic boutiques featuring local and international designers, artisan shops and galleries. And when September and October roll around, there’s no better place to be than the Big E, the sixth largest agricultural fair in America. We’ve got a lot to offer, so come see us soon -- and stay for a day or stay for forever.
This video was made possible by Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, Mass. Providing pediatric specialty care to children throughout New England and beyond.
Eastfield Mall believes new business could lead to redevelopment
Property owners of The Eastfield Mall in Springfield believe a new business could lead to an overall new look for the property.
The history of Springfield's South End
The entire city is getting ready to welcome MGM-Springfield. 22News reporter Sy Becker takes a look back, at the history of the south end.
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Eastfield Mall Sears store to close
The Eastfield Mall anchor store will shut down for good in early September.
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT SPRINGFIELD
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Reporting on Springfield Organized Crime with Stephanie Barry | Connecting Point | May 17, 2018
Reporter Stephanie Barry began her career at The Republican/MassLive as a features writer, but she quickly transitioned into news reporting. Since 2010, Barry's reporting has focused on Springfield organized crime and white-collar crime.
Barry joined Carrie Saldo in studio to discuss the latest prosecution of a Springfield-based mob member, and what it's like covering organized crime in the Pioneer Valley
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City of Springfield – The Right Combination
This video highlights the positive capacities of the great city of Springfield MA. Highlighting a few great reasons why everyone should place the city of Springfield on their respective GREAT PLACES TO VISIT listings.
Springfield Massachusetts History and Cartograph (1875)
Springfield Massachusetts history is explored and examined from this vintage map that was originally produced in 1875. In the video we zoom in and look at various historical and geographical aspects that make this map so great! Please feel free to leave a comment below!
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Jim Polito on Whitey Bulger, Freddy Geas, & the Springfield Mob | Connecting Point | Nov. 7, 2018
The names of two Massachusetts criminals have made national news in the past week: Boston Mobster James Whitey Bulger and West Springfield native Fotios Freddy Geas. Both Bulger and Geas were in prison for years, on unrelated charges. Bulger was killed shortly after being transferred to U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton in West Virginia, where Geas is being held. Some news outlets, including The Boston Globe and Springfield Republican, have reported Geas is suspected to be among those who murdered Bulger. Jim Polito, now of WHYN radio, was an investigative reporter who covered organized crime in Springfield during the early 2000s. He joined Carrie Saldo in the studio to offer a window into the world of Freddy Geas and the Mob.
This is a typical small city in the U.S.A. and the question is this, What direction is it going in and why?
Springfield 1969 - Public choices
Spring 1969 I had one major project to complete my BA in Sociology at American International College in Springfield Massachusetts. My initial proposal to do a photo-essay based on C.Wright Mills book, White Collar: The American Middle Classes was shot down not by the Professor but by Mass Mutual where I proposed to wander the work areas (under supervision if necessary) to capture images that illustrated Mills ideas regarding hierarchy, bureaucracy and alienation! Still delight at their polite reaction.
That idea and the one accepted was heavily influenced by Montreals Expo 67. One could capture ideas in still and moving images with sound and commentary. I would document the hierarchy of public priorities and analyze the choices illustrated by urban renewal in Springfields North End, public housing, and other publicly supported initiatives and spaces.
The presentation in my student apartment left the Professor unimpressed. He said I'd have to write a paper to complete the course.
The original 8 mm part of the presentation surfaced during a move in 2015. The digitized 6.5 mins, without audio, are now on Youtube.
The opening, shot from top of the Holiday Inn, give a panorama of the Springfield North End renewal area. It includes the Rt. 291 right of way and construction which obliterated homes and communities; the then new Seniors public housing towers which have the Springfield Housing Authority head office.
At 1:24 the scene shifts to Court Square and its traditional institutions of court, church, and the symphony/music hall all watched over by the statue of Miles Morgan, town founder.
At 2:35 we see people enjoying a variety of public spaces. Some streets and parks are well used and maintained; others not.
At 3:27 we see the Riverview Housing Project high rises and town houses across the Connecticut River. The largely abandoned first floor units contrast with new Student dorms aided by Federal Funds. Low income residents live in deteriorated housing in the North End while others enjoy low rise public housing built for returning WWII veterans
At 5:02 we see the neighbourhood being changed by urban renewal. Seniors continue to have attention and priority over the needs of families.