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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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Mayor Sarno Notified on Arbitration Overturning Police Officer Dismissal

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has been notified by Attorney Bill Mahoney, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, that an arbitration under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association has overturned the dismissal of Officer Anthony...

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Mayor Sarno Suspends Negotiations with Police Supervisors Union

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “In the name of and in respect to our taxpayers and our City’s continued fiscal stability, I have suspended negotiations with the Police Supervisors Union.”

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Police Supervisors

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “What’s wrong with this picture? The majority of Springfield Police Supervisors live outside of our Springfield. Their tax dollars do not go to our Springfield. But our tax dollars go to paying out lawsuits for their...

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Mayor Sarno: Police Supervisors Being Unreasonable to our Taxpayers on Contract Negotiations

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “My administration has been very supportive of our ‘men and women in blue’. We have put a very fair and reasonable contract offer on the table for both our Police Supervisors and our taxpayers. Unfortunately, due to...

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Mayor Sarno Sends Thank You Letter to New Owners of Valentine Mansion

February 14, 2019

Ms. Prewitt & Family,

Just in case you missed it. Proud photo shots and article that caught my eye - "great way to celebrate Valentine's Day and welcome to Springfield!" Thank you for your belief and investment in our Springfield....

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Nathan Bill’s Case

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “As soon as this was brought to my attention, I immediately ordered an outside independent Judge (retired Justice Bertha Josephson) and an outside independent Attorney (Atty. Tom Kokonowski) be brought in to work with...

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“Fabulous February” Winter Fun Activities Kicks off Next Monday

Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management is having a party and everyone is invited.  On Monday, February 18, 2019, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield Board of Park Commissioners invite you to kick off “Fabulous...

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Springfield Police Department Awards Contract to Consultant for Body Worn Cameras

Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri announced on Monday February 11th, Winbourne Consulting has been awarded the contract to oversee the implementation of body-worn cameras for the Springfield Police Department.  

Commissioner Barbieri...

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Mayor Sarno Directs Schematic Design for Birnie Avenue Overpass

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick, School Committee Member Maria Perez, Public Works Director Chris Cignoli and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan are pleased to announce...

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City of Springfield Advances Process to Plan for the Implementation of Adult Use Marijuana Law and Regulations

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced that the process to implement adult use marijuana laws in the City of Springfield will include a Request for Qualifications/Proposals and application, expected to be issued in early March. The City is inviting...

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Mayor Sarno Sends Letter to Massachusetts Democratic Party Chairman Gus Bickford

Chairman Bickford and Democratic Party Committee,

First of all, thank you for selecting Springfield for your/our Issues Convention. If I or my city team can be of any assistance to you for a successful event, please do not hesitate to contact me....

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on State Democratic Party Convention Decision to Come to Springfield – But Not Invite Him to Speak

“First of all, I am pleased that the Party selected Springfield and we will do everything in our power to aid in a successful convention. My endorsement for Governor Baker was based on the fact that he has worked very effectively with our Democratic...

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City, SRA Open New Conference Room at Union Station

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, and Armando Feliciano, Chair of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA), announce the opening of a Conference Center in Historic Union Station. This state-of-the-art room is available for rent to the public and is...

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