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Mayor Sarno and City Officials March in Springfield Puerto Rican Parade

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and Mayoral Aide Mini Marrero joined with city and state officials in marching in the 2022 Springfield Puerto Rican Parade on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The Springfield Puerto Rican Parade returned after two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade kicked off in the North End on the corner of Main Street and Wason Ave and proceed downtown to Boland Way.

Rose Espinoza served as the parade’s ‘Madrina’ or godmother, State Senator Adam Gomez served as Parade Grand Marshal, State Representatives Carlos Gonzalez, Jacob Oliveira and Orlando Ramos, City Council President Jesse Lederman and Councilors Maria Perez, Lavar Click-Bruce, Justin Hurst, and Zaida Govan, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi and members of the Springfield Police and Fire Departments were also in attendance.     

Mayor Sarno states, “I am proud to once again march in our Springfield Puerto Rican Parade as we come together to celebrate Springfield’s vibrant and diverse community.  The Puerto Rican community have contributed so much to our Springfield, the Commonwealth and the Nation, especially in business, education, medical, public safety, public service and in the United States Armed Forces – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.  My administration is proud to support and recognize the great contributions Puerto Ricans have made in the world.”

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