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Mayor Sarno and Superintendent Warwick Traveling to Gillette Stadium to Cheer on our Central High School Football Team to Victory

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Superintendent of Schools Daniel Warwick will travel to Gillette Stadium not for what one would think, to cheer on our very own New England Patriots, but to cheer on our very own Central High School football team to a…

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City Offers Development Incentive for Redevelopment of Two Historically Significant Homes

The City has issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of two tax foreclosed, historically significant homes at 427 Bay Street and 74 Irvington Street.  The City is offering a total of $65,000 in U.S. Department of…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Officer Jose Diaz’s District Court Complaint

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Again this is very troubling, as our police officers are sworn to enforce our laws, not break them. Any officer that breaches the public trust should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law – ‘let the chips fall…

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Mayor Sarno Appointed to State’s Committee for East-West Passenger Rail Study

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is pleased to be asked by Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack to serve on the State’s Project Advisory Committee for the East-West Passenger Rail Study.

Mayor Sarno states, “This is a…

Read more This Small New England City Was on the Verge of Bankruptcy. Now It’s a Turnaround Success Story.

Successful cities nearly all have something in common: leadership that can figure out where the community needs to go and can execute a plan to take it there. Fifteen years ago, it seemed inconceivable that Springfield, Mass., could be described in…

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Mayor Sarno to Veto City Council’s Continued Efforts to Make Springfield a Sanctuary City

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will veto the City Council’s continued efforts to make Springfield a sanctuary city by vetoing the Council’s Welcoming Community Trust Ordinance.

Mayor Sarno states, “My concerns have always been for the health and public…

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Letter to the Editor - “What’s not to do in Springfield?”

The Friday after Thanksgiving is known as “Black Friday,” but here in Springfield, we’re starting a new tradition of holiday family fun – day and night. Starting with the Parade of Big Balloons to the Boys & Girls Club Festival of Trees at the…

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Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center Awarded “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Grant For Spay/Neuter Efforts

The Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center (TJO) is a 2018 recipient of a Massachusetts Animal Coalition’s (MAC) “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate grant. The $12,000 grant will enhance the shelter’s ability to provide spay/neuter for…

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Springfield Economic Development Projects Clean Up at Statewide Awards

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno today offered his congratulations to both MGM Springfield and CRRC MA on winning MassEcon’s 2018 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. This is the 15th year of the awards highlighting the best of economic development in…

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An Irish Country Christmas Starring Deirdre Reilly to Benefit the 1916 Garden of Remembrance in Forest Park

Concert will be held Sunday, December 16th at 3:00 pm at Pope Francis Preparatory School

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St. James Avenue Bridge Open

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has informed the City of Springfield that repairs to the St. James Avenue Bridge are now complete. The Bridge is now open as of 8:30 a.m. this morning.

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City of Springfield Solid Waste Collection Schedule Due to Thanksgiving Day – November 22, 2018

There will be no collection of trash, yard waste, recycling or bulk item materials on Thursday, November 22, 2018 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Residents normally scheduled for trash, recycling and yard waste on Thursday, November 22nd will have…

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Mayor Sarno Orders Notice of Default to Silverbrick – 122 Chestnut Street

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After review and consultation with the appropriate City officials, I have ordered a Notice of Default (please see the document above - click to enlarge and view entirely) to Silverbrick – 122 Chestnut Street. A message…

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DPW Continuing to Pick Up Yard Waste

Due to the high volume of seasonal yard waste this week and the snow storm, the City is behind in picking up yard waste.  

The Department of Public Works will be working on Saturday and into next week to pick up this week’s yard waste. Residents…

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Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Calvi Welcome New Class of Firefighters

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi welcomed Springfield’s newest class of firefighters during a ceremony at the Raymond M. Sullivan Public Safety Complex.

The new firefighters recently graduated from the Massachusetts…

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As Temperatures Dip, Scams Rise

Eversource and other utilities urge caution to customers

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Las Vegas Reaches Out to Springfield on our Public Safety Initiatives

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Our Director of Capital Asset Peter Garvey has been contacted by Sgt. David Watts of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Office of the Sheriff, for advice and information on installing police kiosks along the…

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City Officials Seek Best Practices for Police Management

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is seeking professional input from nationally recognized experts concerning the City Council’s latest proposal to reinstate the former Board of Police Commissioners. Mayor Sarno has contacted the Police Executive Research…

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Mayor Sarno Moves to Revoke Housing Tax Incentives from 122 Chestnut Street Silverbrick Development

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I have directed City Solicitor Ed Pikula, Chairman of the Board of Assessors Richard Allen and Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy to move to revoke the housing tax incentives from the 122 Chestnut Street…

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