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Mayor Sarno Congratulates Bishop Rozanski on his Elevation to Archbishop for the St. Louis Diocese

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno congratulates Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski on being named by the Vatican as the new Archbishop of the St. Louis Diocese.

Mayor Sarno stated, “Bitter sweet, Springfield and surrounding areas loss and St. Louis’ gain. I’ve had a…

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Mayor Sarno Signs Onto President Obama’s Pledge to Review Use of Force Policies

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has signed on to President Barack Obama’s pledge to review the Springfield Police Department's Use of Force policies.  

Prior to President Obama’s call for communities to commit to action, Mayor Sarno had directed Police…

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Mayor Sarno Statement on Planned Peaceful Protest Marches over the Weekend

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, out of an abundance of caution, will once again work with city, state, federal, and public health and safety officials to be ready for additional peaceful protest marches over the weekend. As we did for Wednesday’s protest,…

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Mayor Sarno Thanks Senator James T. Welch and Steele Canvas Basket Corp. for Donating Vital PPE’s

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno continues to give thanks to everyone in our community for stepping up and providing much-needed PPE’s for our police, fire and frontline personnel.  

State Senator James T. Welch connected the City of Springfield with P.…

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City of Springfield Raises Pride Flag for LGBTQ Pride Month

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with City Councilor Attorney Michael A. Fenton to raise the Pride Flag for LGBTQ Pride Month.  Mayor Sarno also issued a proclamation declaring the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month here in our City of Springfield. 


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Springfield Police Department begins Body-Worn Camera Program

The Springfield Police Department on Wednesday had its first group of 12 trained officers and supervisors outfitted with Body-Worn Cameras.   A formal SPD curriculum was developed for the BWC system and SPD Training Officers will be responsible for…

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Mayor Sarno Moves to Facilitate and Energize Restaurants' / Businesses' Bottom Lines and Our Economy

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City’s Licensing Department announced today that pursuant to Governor Baker’s Executive Order, applicable guidance from the Commonwealth and input from various municipal departments, the City of Springfield has issued…

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Mayor Sarno Thanks Mikes Beauty Supply for Donating Much Needed Infrared Thermometers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno continues to give thanks to everyone in our greater Springfield community for stepping up and providing much-needed PPE’s for our police, fire and frontline personnel.  

Michael Kang, Sr. of Mikes Beauty Supply has once again…

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Seven Hour Protest in Springfield Ends with Zero Arrests

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “The message from these peaceful protestors came across loud and clear to honor George Floyd and his legacy of change.  We made sure to protect our peaceful protestors, our residents, businesses and police officers from…

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Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Clapprood Remember Officer Kevin Ambrose

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood will honor and remember the memory and sacrifice of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose.  Thursday, June 4, 2020 will mark the eighth anniversary of Officer Ambrose’s passing.  


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City of Springfield, Springfield Public Schools and Sodexo Celebrated One Millionth Meal Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mayor Domenic Sarno, Superintendent Daniel Warwick, and Sodexo, the Springfield Public Schools food service provider, marked the serving of the 1,000,000th meal provided to Springfield and area students in response the COVID-19 related-school closure…

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Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal & Police Commissioner Clapprood Joined with Religious & Faith Leaders and Members of Our Community for Prayer Vigil

Today, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, and other elected officials joined with religious and faith leaders as well as members of our community for a prayer vigil for healing and hope in the…

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Mayor Sarno Observed 9th Anniversary of June 1 Tornado Today with a Moment of Silence and Bell Tolling

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, joined by Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi and City Solicitor Ed Pikula, today observed the 9th anniversary of the June 1, 2011 tornado with a moment of silence and reflection on the front steps of City Hall as the bell in the Old…

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Mayor Sarno Submits Comments to Springfield Water and Sewer Commissions Proposed FY21 Budget

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno today submitted comments to the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission on their proposed FY21 budget.

On May 1st, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission issued their proposed FY21 budget which included a 16.9% rate…

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Mayor Sarno Joined Congressman Neal and PVTA Administrator Sheehan for Announcement of $36M in CARES Act Funding to PVTA

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, today, joined with Congressman Richard E. Neal, and Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) Administrator Sandra Sheehan for the announcement of $36,615,416 in Federal Transit Authority funding as a result of the CARES Act.


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Mayor Sarno to Attend Weekend Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will attend mass at his beloved Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church this weekend.

As part of the state’s Phase I reopening plans, all places of worship are permitted to reopen and hold services, with certain restrictions, while…

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Mayor Sarno Request a City-Wide Moment of Reflection on Monday, June 1, 2020 – Reflection to Commemorate the Ninth Anniversary of the June 1, 2011 Tornado –

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is issuing a call to all City of Springfield residents and businesses to take a moment and pause this Monday, June 1, 2020 at 4:38 p.m., the time the tornado touched down in Springfield.  


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Mayor Sarno on Macedonia Church of God in Christ Arsonist’s Request for ‘Compassionate’ Release – ‘Are You Serious, No Way!’ –

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno comments on the recent request from the arsonist who was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for torching an African-American city church in 2008 on the night President Barack Obama was first elected.

Mayor Sarno stated, “I…

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