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SHINE Program Save Residents $1.5 Million

March 19, 2010 – The Springfield Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE Program of Hampden County reports that the program has saved Hampden County residents $1.5M on their health care plans and prescription drug costs in the past 3 months.  Springfield…

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International Women's Day 2010

The Springfield Women’s Commission celebrated International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, 2010 with a ceremony at the new Museum of Springfield History on Edwards Street.  Read the story on

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Artist in Business Training Program

Art for the Soul Gallery, Springfield Technical Community College and The Arts Extension Service are pleased to present a one and a half day Artist in Business Training Program for Springfield and Hampden County artists on April 28 and 29 at Scibelli…

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EPA Climate Showcase Grant Awarded

City of Springfield Receives Nearly $500,000 in Climate Showcase Community Grant Money

March 8, 2010 -  Today EPA awarded the City of Springfield, Mass. a $491,067 Climate Showcase Community grant for projects that will combat climate change. The…

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Mayor Sarno Appoints a New City Library Director

March 5, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that he has appointed Molly “Lee” Fogarty as Director of the Springfield City Library.  Fogarty has been serving as Interim Library Director since August 5, 2009, after former Library Director…

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Consumer Protection Week March 7-13


March 4, 2010 Today, the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information, a local consumer protection office funded by the Massachusetts Attorney…

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Titeflex Agreement to Save 100 City Manufacturing Jobs


March 4, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, city officials and Titeflex Corporation management announced today that a…

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Dog License Renewal Month

March 2, 2010 - City Clerk Wayman Lee announced today that dog licenses for the year 2010 (April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011) are now available at the City Clerk’s Office, 36 Court Street, Room 123, or by going to the City’s website www.springfield…

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City Councilors to Partcipate in Strategic Planning Retreat

February 25, 2010 – Members of the Springfield City Council will participate in a strategic planning retreat on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Good Life Center, 2nd Floor, 1600 East Columbus Avenue.  The retreat commences at 8:00 a.m., with…

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Mayor Sarno Invites President Obama to Play Basketball

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has written a letter to President Obama inviting him to play in a charity basketball game with Senator Scott Brown. The proposed contest would be a two-on-two game, with the two politicians picking their "best female basketball…

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Buy Springfield Now Homebuyer Event Feb. 27

SpringfieldBuy Springfield Now, a public/private partnership seeking to promote and preserve owner occupied homeownership in Springfield, will be holding a free to the public Homebuyers Fair on Saturday, February 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at the…

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Forest Park Heights Named a 'Best Old-House Neighborhood'

Springfield's historic Forest Park Heights neighborhood has been recognized as one of This Old House Magazine's Best Old-House Neighborhoods for 2010. The neighborhood was noted as being among the best nationwide in the categories for Bargains,…

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FY 2011 Budget Hearings Scheduled

February 19, 2010 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno released today the schedule (please see attachment) for City Department Heads to present their Fiscal Year 2011 budget requests and to respond to questions from Mayor Sarno, the City’s Finance …

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Mayor Sarno meets with members of the Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

Pictured left to right: Pat Sullivan (Director of Parks and Facilities Management), Karen Kamuda (Vice President of Titanic Historical Society), Edward Kamuda (President of Titanic Historical Society), Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, and John Judge…

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Work Begins on UMass Design Center in Court Square

February 5, 2010 - The University of Massachusetts Amherst has begun refurbishing office space in downtown Springfield for its new Design Center, with Chancellor Robert Holub and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno wielding sledgehammers to begin the…

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Project Overview: The Springfield Collaboration for Change (SCC) is a partnership between Springfield Education Association (SEA), Springfield Public Schools (SPS), and a growing number of community groups, including the United Way of Pioneer Valley,…

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NEA Foundation Awards $1.25M to Springfield

Grant funds multi-year effort by union, school district, community to close achievement gaps

February 5, 2010 – A Springfield partnership bringing together an education union, the school district, and community leaders has been selected to…

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New Community Police Hearing Board Created

February 2, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today the details of a new Executive Order establishing the Community Police Hearing Board.  The Executive Order will take effect on February 23, 2010.   

The Executive Order is aimed at increasing…

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Black American Heritage Month Flag Raising

Springfield observed Black American Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony on Monday, February 1, 2010 at City Hall. The event was sponsored by the Springfield branch of the NAACP.

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Senator Brown Visits City Hall

The Commonwealth's newly-elected U.S. Senator Scott Brown paid a visit to Springfield City Hall during his recent swing through Western Massachusetts, and sat down with Mayor Sarno to discuss city priorities.

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