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Mayor Domenic Sarno Comments on Bishop Rozanski’s Plan to Rebuild Cathedral
February 23, 2015 -Springfield, MA- In response to the Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski’s announcement in regards to the rebuilding of Cathedral High School. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After several years of tough negotiations and working in unison with the Diocese of Springfield and Congressman Richard E. Neal; I was proud to stand with them on March 3, 2014 on the steps of Cathedral to announce a significant settlement with FEMA. The $38.5 million settlement, $29 million to go towards the construction of a new school on Surrey Road, was a hard fought victory for the City in our on-going tornado recovery efforts.”
Mayor Sarno went on to say “I applaud Bishop Mitchell Rozanski in announcing the rebuilding of Cathedral High School, however; I reiterated again to the Bishop this morning as I have in previous meetings and phone conversations that I remain steadfast in our desire to see the school re-built on its home on Surrey Road. The City of Springfield has supported Cathedral at its temporary home in Wilbraham by providing over $1,000,000 of support in busing as well as assisting with locations for athletic practices and events. We will continue to support Cathedral as long as rebuilding on Surrey Road remains the plan.
I am hopeful that Bishop Rozanski and the Diocese will live up to their commitment made by Bishop McDonnell to rebuild Cathedral, where it belongs, on Surrey Road. The extended Cathedral family and neighborhood deserve nothing less.”