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Hall of Heroes at the Springfield Museums

In addition to their Hall of Heroes exhibit, Springfield Museums is offering Hooray for Heroes, a virtual family engagement event inspired by the exhibit.

The activities presented can enhance your visit—or stand alone—providing lots of activities…

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City of Springfield to Open Cooling Centers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced today that the City of Springfield will be opening Cooling Centers today, Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic locations and number…

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Mayor Sarno Thanks MGM Springfield for Donating Water to City Cooling Centers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno thanked MGM Springfield for donating much needed water to the City of Springfield’s cooling centers.  

Due to the recent heat advisory in effect, where temperatures could reach in excess of 100 degrees, the City of Springfield…

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Mayor Sarno Joined with AMR for Graduation of Newly Certified EMTs

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with officials from American Medical Response (AMR) of Springfield and congratulated the graduating class of AMR’s newly certified EMT candidates. Graduating candidates were part of AMR’s Earn While You Learn program. …

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City of Springfield Awards 14 New Grants to Local Non-Profits as Part of the Fourth Round of “Prime the Pump” Grant Program

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan announced today the awarding of 14 grants totaling $240,000 in a Fourth Round of the City of Springfield’s Prime the Pump grant program, assisting Non-Profits that are responding to…

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U.S. Census Bureau’s Western Mass Team to Host Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Events

Members from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Western Mass Team will be hosting Mobile Questionnaire Assistance events next week at various locations throughout the city.  These events will help residents to respond to the 2020 Census.  These locations were…

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City of Springfield to Open Cooling Centers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced today that the City of Springfield will be opening Cooling Centers on Sunday, July 26, 2020 through Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19…

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Mayor Sarno Congratulates Nadim’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Grill on 20th Anniversary

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Nadim Kashouh earlier today to present a proclamation in recognition of the twentieth anniversary in business of Nadim’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Grill.

First opened in 2000 at 141 State Street, Nadim’s Café…

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Mutual Agreement Reached on the Removal of Mural in front of Old First Church - City Continues to work and support Black Lives Matter Mural on Court Street -

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “After members of my staff met with a group of Black Lives Matter activists who were responsible for the mural painted in front of Old First Church, they mutually decided that the mural would be removed due to the fact…

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Mayor Sarno Urges City Council to Act on Fireworks Enforcement Special Home Rule Legislation ASAP

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states he was surprised and disappointed in the City Council sending to committee his fireworks enforcement special home rule legislation to address public safety and quality of life issues.

Mayor Sarno stated, “I urge the…

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City of Springfield to Open Cooling Centers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced today that the City of Springfield will keep the Cooling Centers open for Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic locations and number of…

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Mayor Sarno to Aid City Councilors in Raising Funds for Black Lives Matter Street Painting Project

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states in the spirit of unity and following up on City Councilor Tracye Whitfield’s initiative and Council President Justin Hurst’s request for funding assistance to create Springfield’s own Black Lives Matter Street painting…

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Congratulations to 2020/2021 Rays of Hope Chairs Jackie and Al Rodriguez

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “Congratulations again to our very own Al Rodriguez and his lovely wife Jackie for being named Baystate Health’s Rays of Hope chairs for 2020/2021.  Such a wonderful and beautiful family who continue to show tremendous…

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Mayor Sarno Joined with Mothers Overlooked Reachout Empowerment (M.O.R.E.) for Rally Against Gun Violence on Front Steps of City Hall

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with members of M.O.R.E. lead by Ms. Juanita Batchelor, President of M.O.R.E., and School Committeewoman LaTonia Naylor and City Councilor Adam Gomez to speak at a City Hall steps rally to bring justice and compassion to…

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Springfield Awards 84 New Grants to Local Small Businesses as Part of the Third Round of “Prime the Pump”

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan announced today the awarding of 84 grants totaling over $500,000 in the third round of the City of Springfield’s Prime the Pump program, assisting businesses in response to the economic…

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City of Springfield to Open Cooling Centers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announced today that the City of Springfield will be opening Cooling Centers on Saturday, July 18, 2020 through Monday July 20, 2020.  

Due to the COVID-19…

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City of Springfield Awarded 2020 Community Mitigation Grant Funding for City Stage Capital Improvements

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has awarded the City of Springfield’s 2020 Community Mitigation Fund Specific Impact Grant application of $300,000 for capital improvements at City Stage.

Togethe…

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Mayor Sarno Upset About Another Social Media Post by a Springfield Fire Fighter

Mayor Sarno stated, “It has been brought to my attention that a Springfield Fire Fighter has posted an inappropriate social media post.  This is very concerning to me and I have requested Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi and other appropriate departments…

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Mayor Sarno, Police Commissioner Clapprood Pledge Continued Cooperation with DOJ to Address Police Deficiencies in Report

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood today pledged to continue to cooperate with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to address police deficiencies cited in their report.  

The DOJ has issued its investigative…

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