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Springfield Fire Department Commencement of Recruit Class 2015

On Thursday, December 31, 2015 the Springfield Fire Department held a commencement ceremony at the Raymond M. Sullivan Safety Complex for the promotion of Captain Jamie Erickson to the rank of District Chief, and welcomed four new recruits.…

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Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration 2015

Kwanzaa was celebrated on Tuesday, December 30, 2015 at the Umass Center in Springfield. The event taught participants about the history of Kwanzaa, Nguzo Saba, or The Seven Principles, and featured dance, poetry and choir performances. Vendors lined…

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno's Fourth Inaugural Events Announced

PRESS RELEASE                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, December 28, 2015

Contact: Marian Sullivan, Communications Director (413) 886-5166,


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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno Issues Statement on the Passing of Mike Balise

First of all, to Mike’s family, my sympathy, thoughts and prayers of encouragement. I just spoke recently to Mike to thank him for his continued generous efforts towards our Homer Street School children. As always, he was steadfast in living life and…

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Young Men Matter Too of Springfield Renaissance School Visit Mayor Sarno's Office

Young Men Matter Too, a group of eighth graders from Springfield Renaissance School with a group focus on helping young men make good decisions, visited Mayor Sarno on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Through a dialogue with the Mayor, they learned about…

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Mayor Sarno Kicks Off the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive with the American Red Cross

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno kicked off the Battle of the Badges Blood drive today at Springfield Technical Community College. The American Red Cross event is open to the public and will run today, Monday, December 21, 2015 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m in the…

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South Branch Park Named in Honor of Fallen Springfield Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan

On Friday, December 18, 2015, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced that South Branch Park, situated in the City's East Forest Park neighborhood, will be named in honor of the fallen Marine Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan. Sullivan, who grew up in East…

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and MassDOT Officials Tour Union Station

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Deveney, and Rait & Transit Administrator Astrid Glynn toured Union Station to review construction…

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Governor Charlie Baker Visits John J. Duggan Academy

“Governor Charlie Baker and Education Secretary James Peyser toured John J. Duggan Academy and participated in a round-table discussion with Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick, Principal Michael Calvanese and local…

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Keeping Kids Safe: Lecture Series Foused on Internet Safety

The U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Project Safe Childhood collaborate to present a three-part lecture series directed at parents, focused on keeping kids safe and secure in the…

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Visits Central High School to Discuss Violence Prevention with Students

Attorney General Maura Healey has teamed up with the New England Patriots for Game Change: The Anti-Violence Partnership, to combat violence amongst youth in Massachusetts. Springfield's Central High School is part of the 98 school initiative.…

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Jim McCoubrey's Retirement Coffee Hour at City Hall

Mayor Sarno and City Hall employees gathered to wish the best to Jim McCoubrey, who celebrated his 35-year-long career with the City of Springfield with a retirement party coffee hour. Congratulations Jim, we will miss you!

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Cradles to Crayons Expands Partnership to Springfield Public Schools, Donates 1,000 Winter Coats for Children in Need

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick accepted a donation of one thousand children's winter coats from Cradles to Crayons for Springfield's children in need.

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Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal, Commissioner Barbieri, City Councilor Tom Ashe and Fenton Family Announce Naming of Paul J. Fenton Public Safety Annex

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard Neal, Police Commissioner John Barbieri, Chair of Public Health & Safety, City Councilor Tom Ashe, and members of the Fenton family were on hand to announce the naming of the Paul J. Fenton Safety Annex.

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Mayor Sarno's City Hall Holiday Party

Mayor Sarno's 2015 Holiday Party was a festive success! It was great to see so many City Hall employees stop by and take part in the food and fun. Please enjoy the photos.

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Senator Eric Lesser Attend Annual Bobbie Levin Nifty 90's Hanukkah Celebration

The Annual Bobbie Levin Nifty 90's Hanukkah Celebration, held at the Springfield Jewish Community Center, honors those in the Greater Springfield community ages 90 and older. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Senator Eric Lesser were on hand to…

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Mayor Sarno and Habitat for Humanity Welcome Two Families to their New Homes

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity joined volunteers for a dedication ceremony to welcome two families to their new houses.

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Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Barbieri Pin Newly Promoted Officers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner John Barbieri congratulated newly promoted officers Lieutenant Stephen Wyszynski, Lieutenant David Kane, Sergeant Clayton Roberson, and Sergeant Matthew Benoit, at a promotional pinning ceremony at the…

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Congressman Richard Neal, And Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky Light Up The Court Square Menorah

School children from Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy watched as Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Congressman Richard Neal, And Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky lit the “Tallest Menorah in Western Massachusetts.” 

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno Moving Forward With Plans To Re-Open Two North End Schools For Recreational

Springfield – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City of Springfield will be moving forward with plans to re-open two (2) North End schools for recreational and structured programming for youth in who live and reside in Springfield’s North End.  Mayor…

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