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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood Working with City Council to Announce Follow Through Initiatives and PERF Recommendations

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood announced a series of initiatives to enhance community-police relations today. They were joined by City Solicitor Ed Pikula and City Councilor Michael Fenton.

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Mayor Sarno Announces More Good Economic Development News – Balise Auto Group Continues Expansion with Major South End Development

Balise Auto Group today announced the development of a new Mazda dealership and the renovation of three Main Street buildings as part of an over $6 million new development in the South End. 

The project will result in approximately 38 jobs at the...

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Five New Police Sergeants Pinned at Springfield Police Headquarters

On Wednesday April 3rd, the Springfield Police Department hosted a pinning ceremony for its five newest Sergeants. The five Sergeants who were promoted last Friday have begun their supervisory training this week. Combined they have more than 115...

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Executive Director of PBRM Present Forest Park Master Plan to Springfield Park Commission

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Patrick J. Sullivan, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management, presented to the Board of Park Commissioners for the Master Plan at Forest Park.  The presentation of the Master Plan took place on...

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City Releases PERF Summary of Police Department Review

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced that the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) has provided an Executive Summary of its review of the Springfield Police Department’s Internal Investigations Processes, Springfield’s Community Police Hearing Board...

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Mayor Sarno Announces Release of CPHB Annual Report for 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announces that the Community Police Hearing Board (CPHB) has submitted its annual report for 2018. 

Mayor Sarno stated, “The statistics show the CPHB is helping to ensure that all complaints are investigated thoroughly and...

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City of Springfield Recognizes Public Health Month

Public Health Month kicked off this morning at City Hall. On behalf of  Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Director of Constituent Services Bill Baker presented a proclamation declaring Public Health Month in the City of Springfield.

During the last 24 years...

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RFQ/P for Marijuana Establishments Available Monday, April 1, 2019

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has announced that the Request for Qualifications/Proposal (RFQ/P) for Marijuana Establishments to operate in the City of Springfield will be available on Monday, April 1, 2019.

Interested applicants will be able to find the...

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Nathan Bill’s Police Court Actions

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Needless to say, this is not a good day for our Springfield Police Department. I am very disappointed and angry – these are very serious charges. Police officers are held to a higher standard and as I have stated...

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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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