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Springfield Fire Department to Carry Narcan, Now Trained and Equipped to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Fire Commissioner Bernard J. Calvi and District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced this morning during a press conference at City Hall that the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) will now carry Narcan,…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Chief of Staff Denise Jordan Tenure and Career Opportunity

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Though this is bittersweet, the unanimous decision by the Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) Board of Commissioners to select Denise Jordan as their next Executive Director is my and our city’s…

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Forest Park Concert Series Returning June 7, 14, 21 and 28

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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…

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Mayor Sarno Appreciates and Urges a Positive City Council Reconsideration Vote on Downtown Market Rate Housing Proposal

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I am appreciative and pleased that our City Council will bring back on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.  a reconsideration vote for Silverbrick’s (3 Chestnut LLC) market rate housing proposal for…

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After City Council Denial, Mayor Sarno Urges City Council to Accept State’s Chapter 90 Paving Funds that Benefit our Neighborhoods

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mayor Domenic J Sarno urges the City Council to come to their senses and accept the State’s Chapter 90 $3.7 million allocation to repave our neighborhood streets (please the email below).

“This has always been a routine…

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you each and everyone for your continued and dedicated nurturing efforts to empower our children/students towards a positive future. 'Putting that twinkle in their eyes' makes them believe…

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Mayor Sarno Releases City of Springfield EEO4 Workforce Summary

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno along with Human Resources and Labor Relations Director Atty.  Bill Mahoney and Equal Opportunity Administrator Dan Hall have released the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Report (EEO4) workforce…

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and CAFO TJ Plante Release Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Recommendation

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer TJ Plante released the Fiscal Year 2019 budget this morning during a press conference at City Hall. The FY19 budget totals $656.2 million and has once again…

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Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings are introducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act to begin treating the opioid crisis like the critical public health emergency it is.

Last…

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Mayor Sarno Responds to Union Claims They “Lack Knowledge” and Did Not Act “Unprofessional”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, in response to a claim by Springfield Patrol Officer’s Union President that they “never behaved unprofessionally in front of the CPHB (Community Police Hearing Board)”, and has “not received any…

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Mayor Sarno Reaches Out to Yarmouth and Auburn Police Departments with Sympathies and Bail Legislation Fix

Sunday, April 15, 2018

First of all, to the families and Police Departments of Officers Sean Gannon and Ronald Tarentino, Jr., my deepest sympathy, thoughts, prayers and encouragement. Judges’ low bail issues has been a driven cause of mine. Like…

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Springfield Campanile to Undergo Temporary Safety Measures

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has directed the Capital Asset Department and the Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management to continue temporary safety measures for the Springfield Campanile.  Additional reinforced…

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City Officials Meet with U.S. Attorney’s Civil Rights Division

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Commissioner John Barbieri, along with members of the police command staff, City Solicitor Edward M. Pikula and Chief of Staff Denise Jordan met today with the United States Attorney for the…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on MGM Springfield

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I have consulted with our legal team and we are satisfied with our Host Community Agreement protections. I don’t want to speculate on what MGM might or might not do. I have been contacted by…

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Mayor Sarno Responds to Police Union Protest

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Public safety has always been a number one priority of my administration. The vast majority of our officers do a wonderful job protecting our citizens, many a times, at personal risk.…

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Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Calvi Recognize Springfield's Two Newest Firefighters

Friday, April 6, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi welcomed Springfield’s two newest firefighters, William M. Messer and Adam R. Rivera, during a ceremony at Springfield Fire Headquarters this morning.

Rivera graduated from…

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City of Springfield Recognizes National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Friday, April 6, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield Emergency Communications Director D. Jeremy DeMar announce the City of Springfield’s recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, observed April 8 to 14, 2018.

Across…

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Smile! You’re on Springfield’s Candid Camera

Friday, April 6, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management (PBRM) Patrick Sullivan released additional details of the City of Springfield’s ongoing effort to curb illegal dumping throughout…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on South Congregational Church Public Health and Safety Inspection

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Building Commissioner Steve Desilets and Fire Lieutenant Richard Martin have done their jobs and their report speaks for itself. We just want to be sure that public health and safety issues…

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Public Health and Safety Inspections to Move Forward at South Congregational Church

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states that he has been informed by City Solicitor Ed Pikula that Housing Court has issued a search warrant for South Congregational Church to carry out the proper public health and safety inspections.…

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