What's New In Springfield

The City of Springfield's Health and Human Services Department COVID-19 Health Advisories and Recommendations

The City of Springfield's Health and Human Services Department offers the following as recommendations and precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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City of Springfield Releases Draft Substantial Amendment to the City's CDBG 2019-2020 Action Plan

The City of Springfield is releasing the attached DRAFT substantial amendment to the City of Springfield’s CDBG 2019-2020 Action Plan. The substantial amendment will increase funding for the Business Support Program utilizing $500,000 of carryover...

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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Announce Major Jump in Springfield Residents Testing Positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Nearly Doubles in One Day!

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announce early this evening that there has been a major jump in the number of Springfield residents testing positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The number of...

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‘Ignorance is Bliss’ – Mayor Sarno ‘Again’ Highlights the Need to Follow and Adhere to the Public Health Emergency Orders

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno recently received an email from an individual who apparently is taking the COVID-19 situation and the recent Public Health Emergency orders of social distancing and the closing of all active recreational activities lightly. ...

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Mayor Sarno Extends Gratitude to Paul Mina and United Way of Pioneer Valley

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno thanks and appreciates the efforts of Paul Mina, Executive Director United Way of Pioneer Valley and the UWPV team for stepping up as we come together as a community to face this pandemic. UWPV made a considerable food donation...

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Mayor Sarno Implores the President and Federal Government to Ramp up Production of Much-Needed Medical Equipment

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, today, signed onto a letter from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group asking President Trump and the Federal Government to support our hospitals and healthcare facilities, and our cities, towns and states by using...

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Mayor Sarno Petitions HUD for Additional CDBG Funds for Small Business Assistance

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan today sent a letter to David Tille, Regional Administrator for HUD, seeking flexibility to redeploy potentially $500,000 additional CDBG funding for the “Prime the Pump” restaurant...

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Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Clapprood Announce Continued Partnership with Massachusetts State Police

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood announced this evening that the State Police will partner with the City of Springfield’s Police Department by deploying 9 state troopers to the city to complement the police department’s...

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Mayor Sarno Requests Massachusetts National Guard

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today, out of an abundance of caution and to continue to be proactive in addressing any potential needs that might arise due to the public health emergency situation of COVID-19, that he has contacted the Office of...

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Mayor Sarno Announces City's Contingency Plan for Homeless Population

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and key members of his administration today announced the city’s contingency plan in cooperation with local stakeholders to address the city’s homeless populations need during this public health emergency.

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Springfield City Library Services Offered While Closed to the Public

The Springfield City Library has prepared a list of services they are offering to patrons while library buildings are closed to the public. Visit the Springfield City Library website for more information: https://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/. 

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Mayor Sarno to Continue to Hold Series of COVID-19 Situational Update Meetings

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will continue to hold his COVID-19 Situational Update meetings every Monday morning until further notice.

Mayor Sarno stated, “Out of an abundance of caution due to the current public health emergency and the evolving concerns...

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City of Springfield DPW Cancels April 4th Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Springfield’s Department of Public Works has announced that the Household Hazardous Waste Collection, which was schedule for Saturday, April 4, 2020, has been canceled due to the ongoing concerns from the COVID-19 / coronavirus...

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Springfield City Hall and All Municipal Buildings to Remain Closed to the Public until May 4, 2020

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has announced that out of an abundance of caution due to the current public health emergency and the evolving concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the City of Springfield will extend the period in which...

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Mayor Sarno Holds Daily Cabinet Meetings to Provide COVID-19 Situational Updates

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno's meets every morning with his Cabinet Heads to provide daily updates on the COVID-19 situation.

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City of Springfield DPW to Begin Yard Waste Collection April 7th

The City of Springfield’s Department of Public Works will begin the collection of yard waste starting Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Yard waste will be collected on the same day as your recycling is collected.  

Please be aware that paper yard waste bags...

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Mayor Sarno Announced the Release of the ‘Prime the Pump’ Grant to Assist Our Restaurants

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan today announced the release of the “Prime the Pump” grant application, aimed at providing immediate financial relief for restaurants in Springfield that have transitioned to take out...

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Governor Baker Issues New Order on COVID-19 Essential Services

Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public as of Tuesday, March...

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Mayor Sarno Letter to the Editor

Dear Letter to the Editor:

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City of Springfield Issues New Public Health Emergency Recommendations

Following up on Governor Baker’s order to close all daycares and childcare centers across the Commonwealth, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, upon the recommendation of Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, is strongly encouraging other venues to...

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Expanded Tax Payment Lookups - now including Trash Fee, Motor Vehicle Excise, and property taxes back to 2004.

Real Estate property cards - parcel descriptions, photos and values.

Public Records - find records available on the City of Springfield website, and learn how to request additional records.

CDBG-Disaster Recovery - Get information on Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funds (CDBG-DR).

Casino Information - Documents, news and information about the casino project.

Public Meetings - Schedule, agendas and meeting notes for the City Council, Boards and Commissions.

Single Stream Recycling Program - FAQ, Dos and Don'ts.

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 >>

Page last updated:  Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:52 am