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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno Announces Opening of Splash Pads Two Weeks Earlier than Scheduled

Monday, June 18, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced that he has authorized splash pads to be opened two weeks earlier than scheduled in anticipation of the extreme heat warning.  Nine sites are open today and all sites will be opened by noon time…

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Congressman Richard E. Neal Announce Opening the CTrail Hartford

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Congressman Richard E. Neal for a press conference announcing the opening of the CTrail Hartford Line with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

A total of 17 trains a day will operate between…

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Community Police Hearing Board Participates in Training with President of National Police Oversight Organization

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Springfield Community Police Hearing Board (CPHB) participated in a training session on Tuesday with Brian Corr, President of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). NACOLE is a…

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Mayor Sarno Announces Commuter Parking Rates

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield Parking Authority (SPA) today announced parking rates for commuters utilizing Union Station transit, in advance of the new Hartford Line commuter rail service set to begin this…

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City of Springfield Announces Construction Bid to Build East Forest Park Branch Library

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Director of Capital Asset Construction Peter Garvey have announced the construction bid to build a new public library branch, to be located in Springfield’s East Forest Park neighborhood. …

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Western Massachusetts Rail Initiatives

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Governor Charlie Baker today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, members of the Massachusetts Legislature and local leaders at Union Station…

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City Increases Pension Funding by $2 Million

Monday, June 11, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Timothy J. Plante, and Councilors Timothy Allen and Michael Fenton announced today that the City is committing to two initiatives to continue aggressively…

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Mayor Sarno Makes Major Announcement on Springfield Police Contract Negotiations

Friday, June 8, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is pleased to announce a landmark contract agreement with our ‘men and women in blue’ that includes body cameras, Narcan use, residency and a social media policy.

“My administration has worked…

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Movies in the Park Returning this Summer

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno along with Patrick Sullivan, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management, and WWLP reporter Sy Becker held a joint announcement today at Forest Park in the lead up for the public…

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Mayor Sarno & Commissioner Barbieri Remember Officer Kevin Ambrose

Monday, June 4, 2018

Today, Monday, June 4, 2018 marks the sixth anniversary of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose’s passing. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner John R. Barbieri have issued the following statements:

“We must…

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City of Springfield Rebuilding Resilience in Aftermath of June 1, 2011 Tornado

Friday, June 1, 2018

Seven years ago an EF3 Tornado tore through the heart of our City, and while it was a devastating event, it has turned into an opportunity for Springfield to show how resilient we are as a community.

Since then, Springfield…

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Officials Announce Creation of Facilities and Sustainability Engineer Position

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) Timothy J. Plante and City Councilor Jesse Lederman announce the creation of the Facilities and Sustainability Engineer position for the City of…

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City of Springfield Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Seventh Consecutive Year

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has been notified by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) that the city’s financial reporting team led by City Comptroller Patrick Burns and Chief…

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City of Springfield Announces Construction Bid to Replace Forest Park’s Main Greeting Road Culvert

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management Patrick J. Sullivan announced the construction bid to replace the culvert at the Main Greeting Road in Forest Park is available to…

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Mayor Sarno Requests a City-Wide Moment of Reflection on Friday, June 1, 2018

Reflection to Commemorate the Seventh Anniversary of the June 1, 2011 Tornado

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is issuing a call to all City of Springfield residents and business to take a moment and pause this Friday, June 1, 2018 at…

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Springfield Fire Department to Carry Narcan, Now Trained and Equipped to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Fire Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi and District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced this morning during a press conference at City Hall that the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) will now carry Narcan,…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Chief of Staff Denise Jordan Tenure and Career Opportunity

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Though this is bittersweet, the unanimous decision by the Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) Board of Commissioners to select Denise Jordan as their next Executive Director is my and our city’s…

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Forest Park Concert Series Returning June 7, 14, 21 and 28

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Forest Park Amphitheater will soon again be alive with the sound of music. The Springfield Park Department will host the Forest Park Concert Series on the first four Thursdays in June at the Forest Park Amphitheater. The…

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Mayor Sarno Appreciates and Urges a Positive City Council Reconsideration Vote on Downtown Market Rate Housing Proposal

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I am appreciative and pleased that our City Council will bring back on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.  a reconsideration vote for Silverbrick’s (3 Chestnut LLC) market rate housing proposal for…

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After City Council Denial, Mayor Sarno Urges City Council to Accept State’s Chapter 90 Paving Funds that Benefit our Neighborhoods

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mayor Domenic J Sarno urges the City Council to come to their senses and accept the State’s Chapter 90 $3.7 million allocation to repave our neighborhood streets (please the email below).

“This has always been a routine…

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