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"Springfield's Dramatic Duos" Set to Play

This week, In the Spotlight launched the online program titled “Springfield Dramatic Duos.”  These are six mini-plays, each about a famous duo from Springfield’s past, that can be downloaded free of charge to be produced by anyone who is …

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Mayor Thanks Cooling Center Volunteers

Mayor Domenic Sarno, Elder Affairs Director Jan Denney and HHS Director Helen Caulton-Harris thank all of the volunteers who staffed the City's cooling centers this summer. Cooling centers were set up to aid city residents without home air …

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October is College Awareness Month in Springfield

Superintendent of Schools Dr.  Alan J. Ingram joined Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield School Committee vice-chairman Norman Roldan in proclaiming October “College Awareness Month” in the City of Springfield during a ceremony on Friday, October…

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Mayor Sarno Announces Appointments of new Housing Director and Business Development Administrator

September 13, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today the names of the individuals chosen to become the City’s new Housing Director and Business Development Administrator. Geraldine McCafferty has been chosen to fill the position vacated by…

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Springfield Reopens Downtown's Pynchon Plaza Waterfall and Upper Park

September 16, 2010 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno; Park Chairman John Maloney; Executive Director of Parks, Facilities and Recreational Management Patrick J. Sullivan; Springfield Business Improvement District Board Chairman Fran Cataldo and MassMutual…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO TO PARTICPATE IN NEIGHBORHOOD WALK

August 6, 2010 – As part of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno’s ongoing neighborhood walk initiative Mayor Sarno, Mayoral Aide Darryl Moss, Superior Court Probation Office, Irving Lewis of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and representatives from the…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO URGES CITY COUNCIL TO APPROPRIATE FUNDING FOR CITY TO OPERATE THE ROMEO CYR SKATING ARENA IN FOREST PARK

August 6, 2010 Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is calling on the Springfield City Council to appropriate funding so that the City’s Parks Division can manage and operate the Romeo Cyr Skating Arena in Forest Park.  The City’s Board of Park Commissioners…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO DIRECTS MAILING OF CEASE AND DESIST LETTER TO CITY ESTABLISHMENT FOR A SCHEDULED “WRECKING BALL” PARTY

August 3, 2010 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno directed the City’s law department to issue a Cease and Desist letter to 1700 Main Street, Inc., d/b/a Paramount Theater located at 1700 Main Street, after city officials learned of a Wrecking Ball Party…

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South End Road Paving to Begin August 5th

August 3, 2010 - The City of Springfield will begin implementing the final phase of construction of Main Street improvements in the City’s South End Neighborhood.  Road paving is scheduled to take place August 5th and 6th (rain date: August 7th).…

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City Completes Energy Management Upgrades

Mayor Domenic Sarno and Patrick J. Sullivan, Executive Director of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management and Joseph Forest, Facility Engineer for the PB&RM, will announce that numerous energy management upgrades…

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Regional Animal Control Center Awarded Grant

July 30, 2010 - The Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Massachusetts Animal Coalition.  This grant was made possible through sales of Massachusetts "I'm Animal Friendly" license…

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RESTORED HISTORIC STREET LAMPS AND SYMPHONY HALL SCONCES TO BE REINSTALLED

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City’s Department of Capital Asset Construction announced today that the City will begin reinstalling recently restored Street Lamps on Court Street and Sconces at Symphony Hall.  The reinstallation will commence on…

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Single Stream Recycling Goes Citywide

July 22, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Department of Public Works Director Al Chwalek announced today that the City of Springfield will be rolling out the final phase of single stream recycling program to City residents. The final phase involves…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SPRINGFIELD’S NEW CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER AND DEPUTY CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

July 19, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Lee C. Erdmann announced today the names of the individuals chosen to become the City’s new Chief Information Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer. Andrew…

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Giant Sneakers Arrive in Downtown Springfield to Kick Off Arts & Soles

June 8, 2010 - Community leaders and artists were on hand today to welcome the arrival of 20 six-foot high sneakers to be installed around downtown Springfield once they are decorated. The huge fiberglass footwear will serve as canvases for artists…

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COOLING CENTERS OPENING IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, along with the Director of Health and Human Services Helen R. Caulton-Harris, Director of Elder Affairs Jan Rodriguez-Denney and the City’s Director of Emergency Preparedness Bob Hasset announced today that the City of…

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Hoop City Jazz & Art Festival Coming June 9-11

Springfield, MA -- The Hoop City Jazz & Art Festival committee has taken Mayor Sarno’s new “Make it happen in Springfield” theme to heart by moving the 4th annual festival event right to the heart of the City. In fact, this year’s three-day event…

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Governor Patrick Breaks Ground on Springfield Data Center

June 22, 2010 - Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and local officials to break ground on the state-of-the-art Springfield Data Center (SDC). The SDC will serve as a secure housing facility for the…

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Mayor Chairs 2010 'Party with the Animals' Zoo Gala

On Saturday, June 19, 2010 the Forest Park Zoo hosted its annual gala fundraiser, "Party with the Animals" at the zoo. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield First Lady Carla Sarno were the honorary chairs of the event, which featured dinner…

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The ReStore Home Improvement Center Breaks Ground on New Facility

(Springfield, MA) Officials and supporters were on hand today as the non-profit ReStore Home Improvement Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at its future location, 83 Warwick Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The building is four…

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