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FY20 Budget Hearing Schedule Updated

Please note the changes in the FY20 budget hearing schedule. Meetings for the Parks and Facilities Management Departments have been re-scheduled to Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be held in Room 310 of City Hall.

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Police Color Guard to Open U.S. Army Field Band Concert

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, Health & Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan are pleased to announce that the...

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City of Springfield to Celebrate Irish Heritage on St. Patrick’s Day

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City of Springfield will celebrate Irish Heritage with a series of events for St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17th. A full schedule of St. Patrick’s Day events can also be found on the Springfield St. Patrick’s...

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FY20 Budget Hearing Schedule Updated

Please note the changes in the FY20 budget hearing schedule.

Meetings for the Planning Department, Parks Department, Facilities Management and DPW have been rearranged from Thursday, March 14 at 9:15 am to Monday, March 18 starting at 1:00 pm. The...

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Budget Hearings - Monday, March 11, 2019

Mayor Sarno held his first budget hearing meeting this morning at City Hall along with Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, Chief Administrative & Financial Officer TJ Plante, Budget Director Lindsey Hackett and Department Heads from the Offices of Finance, 311,...

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Hearings Set to Begin

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) Timothy J. Plante have released the following schedule for the Mayor’s Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget hearings. City Department Heads are presenting their FY20...

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D. Jeremy DeMar, Director of Springfield Emergency Communications, To Speak in Washington, DC in Support of Bipartisan 911 Saves Act

D. Jeremy DeMar, Director of Springfield Emergency Communications (SEC), has been invited to speak at a press conference in support of the 911 Saves Act, a zero-cost legislative fix to reclassify Public Safety Telecommunicators as “Protective Service...

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Greening the Gateway Cities and Springfield Water & Sewer Department Team Up to Bring Residents of Old Hill, Upper Hill and McKnight Neighborhoods Free Rain Barrels

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Springfield Water and Sewer Commission Executive Director Josh Schimmel, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan, and Secretary of Energy of Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton are...

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Aquatics Department Offering Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course Next Month

The City of Springfield’s Aquatics Department will be offering a Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course during April vacation week at Commerce High School, 415 State Street. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. 

Persons 15 years of age...

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Mayor Domenic Sarno, Acting Police Commissioner Clapprood Meet with key African-American Religious and Community Leaders Pertaining to Police and Community Relations

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood met with key African-American religious and community leaders pertaining to police and community relations.  The collective engaged in constructive dialogue to address challenges...

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Mayor Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood Announce Tentative Agreement on Police Supervisors Contract

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Though contentious at times, I am pleased that this is another contract resolved. Now through Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, we will continue to push for body worn cameras ASAP and strengthening of our...

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Springfield City Hall Opening at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019

Due to the weather and upon recommendation of emergency preparedness officials, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announces that Springfield City Hall will open at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2019. This pertains to all non-emergency employees.  All city...

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City of Springfield Awarded $786,025.70 for the 2019 Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety awarded the City of Springfield a $786,025.70 grant for the 2019 Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative, better known as a “Shannon Grant”.

On Friday morning, Mayor Domenic J....

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Leonard A. Corbin, Springfield's First African-American Firefighter, Remembered

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi held a ceremony today at the Mason Square Fire Station to remember Springfield’s first African-American firefighter, the late Leonard A. Corbin. They were joined by members of the Corbin family...

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Meeting of the Civilian Community Police Hearing Board

The City of Springfield’s civilian Community Police Hearing Board members meet with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, City Solicitor Ed Pikula, Human Resources & Labor Relations Director...

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City of Springfield Retains Expert Consultant for the Implementation of Adult Use Marijuana Law and Regulations

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced that the City has retained an expert to assist in the process to implement adult use marijuana laws in the City of Springfield with the development of a process for inviting applicants to participate in the City’s RFP...

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Acting Police Commissioner Clapprood Informs Mayor Sarno of Strengthening Policies, Seeking a Hearing Before the Community Police Hearing Board Regarding High School of Commerce Incident and Reviewing New Evidence on Past Incidents of Misconduct

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood has informed me she will be reviewing new evidence received involving past incidents of misconduct to consider whether new charges could lead to terminations. In addition,...

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U.S. Army Field Band Returns to Springfield Next Month

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Health & Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan are pleased to announce that the internationally acclaimed United States Army...

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Springfield Police Department Shows Due Diligence While Expediting the Body-Worn Camera System

Members of the Winbourne Consulting staff met with stakeholders in Springfield all week continuing their work toward the implementation of the Springfield Police Department’s Body-Worn Camera system.  Winbourne Vice President of Public Safety Tom...

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Mayor Sarno Accepts Commissioner Barbieri’s Retirement and Appoints Deputy Chief Cheryl Clapprood as Acting Police Commissioner

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I have accepted Police Commissioner John Barbieri’s retirement today. I want to take the opportunity to commend Commissioner Barbieri on his 31 years of dedicated service and the many innovative programs that he has...

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Important Information About Open Meetings

In the State of Massachusetts, M.G.L. Chapter 39, Section 23B states all governmental bodies must have meetings that are open to the public and readily available to anyone who wishes to attend.  The City of Springfield provides access to meetings online in a variety of ways. More info >>


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