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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on District Attorney’s Findings on Officer-Involved Shooting

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “First of all, Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and I again express our thoughts and prayers to the grieving family, as well as good health, a speedy recovery and encouragement to our brave and dedicated police officer on…

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Professional Development Training Continues for Springfield Police Supervisors

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood is pleased to announce she is sending a dozen Springfield Police Supervisors to a professional development leadership program beginning Friday January 21st.

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Bay Path University to Mark Day of Service with Community Resource Drive

Bay Path University will mark the national day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by holding a community resource drive on Saturday, January 22. The University will be collecting much needed supplies, such as diapers,…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on the Passing of Retired State Representative Athan ‘Soco’ Catjakis

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “First of all, my sympathy, thoughts, prayers and encouragement to Soco’s wife Helen, sons Chris and Chuck, and family and friends. ‘Soco’ was the consummate constituent services person – it was in his DNA. Nothing…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on the Passing of MLK Family Services President and CEO Ronn Johnson

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of MLK Family Services President and CEO Ronn Johnson – ‘he was taken away from all of us way to early.’ My sympathy, thoughts, prayers and encouragement go out to Ronn’s…

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Explore New Exhibitions at the Springfield Museums

Under the Arctic: Digging into Permafrost

January 22, 2022–May 1, 2022Springfield Science Museum

Have you ever seen a mammoth tooth up close? What does the Ice Age smell like?

Step into the shoes of climate science researchers, piece together…

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How to Order Your Free At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests through the U.S. Post Office website. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

You can order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

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Mayor Sarno and DPW Director Cignoli Joined with Congressman Neal to Highlight $1 Billon for Bridges Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and DPW Director Chris Cignoli joined with Congressman Richard E. Neal to highlight the $1 billion Massachusetts is set to receive for bridges under the federal bipartisan Infrastructure law over the next five years. This…

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Mayor Sarno Announces Agreement with EOPSS to Utilize SPD Shooting Range for Police Firearm Certification

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that the City of Springfield as come to an agreement with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to utilize the Springfield Police Department’s Shooting Range for police firearm…

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Mayor Sarno and Team Grateful to Residents and Eversource for Reporting and Responding to Street Light Outages

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is grateful to both residents and Eversource officials and crews for reporting and responding to street light outages. Mayor Sarno provided an update on progress toward addressing street light outages following meeting with…

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Mayor Sarno Appreciative of Baker-Polito Administrations Efforts on Opening Another COVID-19 Testing Site at Springfield Technology Park

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno appreciates Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders efforts on following through on his request on opening a second COVID-19 testing site and providing…

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SPS Seeks Community Input in SPS ESSER Funding

Springfield Public Schools is seeking community feedback regarding the funding of educational priorities under the ESSER initiative, emergency relief funding provided by the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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City of Springfield ARPA Team Holds RFP Community Seminar

On Wednesday, January 12th, the City of Springfield's American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) team held a virtual ARPA RFP Community Seminar Event. This was the second workshop put on by the city ARPA team to provide information about the open enrollment RFP…

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City of Springfield Holds Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration and Flag Raising Ceremony

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno brought greetings and presented a proclamation to honor and celebrate the City of Springfield’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at City Hall on Friday, January 14, 2022. Mayoral Aide Lavar Click-Bruce served…

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Mayor Sarno Joined Marcus Camby and Ray Berry at White Lion Beer Release Event

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with White Lion Brewing President and founder Ray Berry along with UMass and NBA legend Marcus Camby to bring greetings at White Lion’s beer release event which took place at the White Lion Brewing Taproom in Tower…

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Mayor Sarno and DPW Director Cignoli Saddened to Hear of the Passing of DPW Honorary Member David Pedroza

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Chris Cignoli and the DPW Solid Waste Crews were saddened to hear of the passing of Putnam Vocational High School student David Pedroza. David fought a brave and courageous battle…

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Forecasted Cold Weather to Close AMR Free Daily COVID-19 Testing on Saturday

American Medical Response (AMR), the City of Springfield’s provider of medical transportation, announced today in collaboration with Mayor Domenic Sarno’s office and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, that the daily “Stop…

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Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Clapprood Requests District Attorney to Publicly Release SPD Body-Worn Camera Video on Officer-Involved Shooting

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, in consultation with city Solicitor Ed Pikula and incoming city Solicitor Judge John Payne, has contacted the Hampden County District Attorney to request that the body-worn camera video…

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Springfield Fire Department Awarded State Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Funding

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi are pleased to announce that the Baker-Polito Administration has notified the Springfield Fire Department that the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Fire…

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What's New at the Library? - January 2022

Head to the Springfield City Library's website to find out what's new in January 2022! Including the Winter Reading Challenge, Take-Home Crafts for Kids and Families, Online Events, and more!

Winter Reading Challenge - January 3 to…

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