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Forest Park Concert Series Returning June 6, 13, 20 and 27

The Forest Park Amphitheater will soon again be alive with the sound of music. The Springfield Park Department will host the Forest Park Concert Series on the first four Thursdays in June at the Forest Park Amphitheater. The outdoor concerts, all...

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Mayor Sarno and Retail Marijuana Review Committee Announce Revised Time Table Selection Process

Due to the volume of applications and following the recommendation of the City’s Internal Retail Marijuana Review Committee, a revised timetable selection process has been announced.

Mayor Sarno states, “We want to be thorough and fair to all the...

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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Break Ground on Six Corners Infrastructure Improvement Project

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chris Cignoli, Director of the Department of Public Works, announced today the Six Corners Infrastructure Improvement Project, which encompasses a complete overhaul of the intersection of Alden Street, Walnut Street,...

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and CAFO TJ Plante Release Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Recommendation

The FY20 budget totals $691.7 million and has once again been stabilized without the use of reserves.

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Mayor Sarno Requests a City-Wide Moment of Reflection on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Reflection to Commemorate the Eighth Anniversary of the June 1, 2011 Tornado

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Moriarty’s Pub Public Safety Inciden

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After receiving early morning update reports from Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, I have ordered Licensing Director Atty. Alesia Days, in the name of neighborhood public safety...

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Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal and Veterans Services Director Tom Belton Call for Volunteers to Mark Veterans Graves with American Flags for Memorial Day

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal and Tom Belton, Director of the Springfield Veterans Services Department call for volunteers to mark veterans’ graves with American Flags to commemorate Memorial Day. The long-standing tradition of...

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SPD Crime Analyst Receives Twyla D. Alvarez Memorial scholarship Award

Springfield Police Department Crime Analyst Reina Diaz received the Twyla D. Alvarez Memorial scholarship award during the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts’ Training Conference this month.  

A lifelong Springfield resident and...

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Mayor Sarno – Courts Continue Revolving Door Policy on Repeat Violent Offenders

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “With the recent arrest of Jalen Cotto on Monday on a warrant for shooting at a car on Roosevelt Ave during the day with a baby in the car marks the third time since July 2017 that Mr. Cotto has been arrested on gun...

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Licensing Director Attorney Alesia Days Responds to City Councilors’ Comments on Club Aquarius

Licensing Director Attorney Alesia Days states, “There is a need to clarify some of the erroneous beliefs that are presently held about the status of Club Aquarius.  While there have been a number of statements that suggest that the fate of their...

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Mayor Sarno On Weekend Incidents – ‘Once Again Repeat Violent Offenders!’

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After receiving updates from Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood early this morning on late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning incidents, where some arrests have already been made, leads being followed...

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Upon Request from Governor Baker, Mayor Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Clapprood to Speak in Support of Governor’s Dangerousness Bill

Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood

What:Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood will speak before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in support of Governor Charlie Baker’s...

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on National Police Week

“Though the headlines many a times do not reflect it, National Police Week and every day is our time to honor our fallen officers and their families, as well as thank all our ‘men and women in blue,’ who put their lives on the line – many a times in...

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Mayor Sarno and McDonald’s Corporation to Make Announcement on Summer Hiring and the Archway to Opportunity Program

McDonald’s Corporation and Mayor Sarno to make announcement about summer hiring and the added incentive of the Archways to Opportunity program.  The press announcement is scheduled to be held on Monday, May 13th at 10:30am at the North End McDonald’s...

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Mayor Sarno Issues Opposition Letter to the Department of Public Health on South End Methadone Clinic Relocation

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, this would be a devastating blow to our South End, Maple High Six Corners, and Lower Forest Park Neighborhoods. Also of note, is that, this for-profit entity current location in the North End site...

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Mayor Sarno Meets with the Mayor of Maynard Street: Ms. Pearlie Pitts

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno met with one of the city's heralded seniors Ms. Pearlie Pitts to discuss changes in the city over the past 10 years.  Ms. Pitts engaged the mayor in a productive and lively conversation filled with a combination of laughter and...

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Mayor Sarno and School Committee member Latonya Naylor Discuss Progress at the High School of Commerce

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief of Staff Tom Ashe met with and had a very productively engaging conversation with School Committee member LaTonya Naylor regarding the progress made at the High School of Commerce.  Naylor has made the school's...

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MAYOR SARNO VISITS CHAMPION CHILDCARE INC.

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the city’s Economic Development Office joined local business owner Mary Taylor on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:30AM at Champion Childcare Inc. at 71 Suffolk Street in the Upper Hill community to celebrate...

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Mayor Sarno Speaks at National Foster Care Month Event at Mason Square Library

Springfield, MA - Mayor Domenic Sarno read and issued a formal National Foster Care Month Proclamation on Wednesday, May 8th at the Mason Square Branch at 11:00 am.  The event was held to recruit and reach as many potential foster and adoptive...

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Mayor Sarno participated in the Stars & Strips Veterans' Resource Festival

Mayor Domenic Sarno joined with the Springfield Partner's for Community as the agency hosted its fifth annual veterans resource event entitled “Stars & Stripes” Day ‘19, which is a Veterans Resource Festival held at the Tower Square Park in...

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