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Bernard “BJ” Calvi Sworn in as Springfield’s New Fire Commissioner

Thursday, January 25, 2018

This morning during a ceremony in the Mahogany Room of Symphony Hall, Bernard “BJ” Calvi was sworn in as Springfield’s new Fire Commissioner. Attending the ceremony were Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and State Fire Marshal Peter…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on New Dr. Seuss Mural

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After a number of meetings and interactions with our Museums Board of Trustees and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, a plausible agreement has been reached. Though, I still, as many others do, feel…

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City of Springfield Retains Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law as Representative in Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors Fueling the Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mayor Domenic Sarno announced today that, in the City’s continuing efforts to combat the opioid crisis, the City has retained the services of Scott+Scott, Attorneys at Law, LLP (“Scott+Scott”) to represent it in…

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Mayor Sarno Supports Governor Baker’s Attack on Opioid Crisis

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I support and stand with Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed legislation to tackle the opioid crisis. As with the Governor, I again, oppose the injection site approach, but with proper…

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Interested in Becoming a Springfield Firefighter? Attend the Open House on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

What: Firefighter Exam Open House

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: John J. Duggan Academy Auditorium, 1015 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA 01109

For more information and when to apply,…

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Public Health Council Hearing for Wednesday, January 17 Cancelled

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Due to the weather, the Public Health Council hearing on syringe access scheduled for Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Springfield Central Library is cancelled.  A rescheduled date will be announced as soon as it…

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Springfield City Hall Closed Tomorrow, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Due to the impending weather and upon recommendation of emergency preparedness officials, Springfield City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This pertains to all…

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Springfield Department of Public Works Enforcing Parking Ban and Postpones Trash Pick Up Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Due to the impending weather, the Department of Public Works will be enforcing a city wide parking ban as of 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16 until further notice. The parking ban regulations are as follows:

No parking…

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Department of Elder Affairs and PVTA Partner to Offer Transportation to Seniors

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that  the Department of Elder Affairs has partnered with PVTA for a transportation program for all City of Springfield seniors ages 55 and older.

“Our team has worked very hard with…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on President Trump’s Recent Remarks

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong – President Trump once again, goes to his wheelhouse, his ‘M.O.’ and persona to make such hurtful and mean spirited comments.  My oldest…

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Cambridge College Launches the Commonwealth's First Hospitality Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cambridge College and the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Apprentice Standards have announced the launch of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ very first Hospitality Pre-Apprentice Program…

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site Transferred from U.S. Army to National Parks Service

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site hosted a ceremony this morning to commemorate the transfer of the Armory from the US Army to the National Park Service. Distinguished speakers were Congressman Richard E. Neal,…

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Springfield Cultural District Receives $25,000 Grant

Monday, January 8, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Morgan Drewniany, Executive Director of the Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) to announce the receipt of a Beveridge Family Foundation grant to help the organization both create an…

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City of Springfield Releasing Request for Proposals for CDBG for Nonprofit Capital Improvements

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City of Springfield will release an RFP for Round Three of CDBG funding for capital improvement projects.  The City of Springfield invites proposals from nonprofit agencies for the use of…

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New Community Preservation Act (CPA) Tax Surcharge

The new Community Preservation Act (CPA) tax surcharge will begin appearing on residents’ third quarter tax bills in January. This is a 1.5% surcharge on real estate taxes, which will be used to fund projects that preserve the character of the…

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City of Springfield Extends Cold Weather Response Plan

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno held a meeting at 10:00 a.m. this morning with Friends of the Homeless and City Departments, including Police, Code Enforcement, Housing and Health and Human Services to discuss the Cold Weather Response Strategy for the City…

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City of Springfield Celebrates Kwanzaa

The Office of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno along with Association of Black Business and Professionals and The Black Leadership Alliance (BLA) will be hosting a Kwanzaa celebration at 12:00PM on Friday, December 29, 2017. The event will take place at UMass…

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SEZP Special Board Meeting on January 2nd, 2018

PUBLIC MEMORANDUM

TO: Whom it May Concern
FROM: Colleen Beaudoin & Julie Swerdlow Albino, Co-Executive Directors
THROUGH: Leah Jack, Director of Business Operations
DATE & TIME: January 2, 2018 at 3:30 PM
REGARDING: SEZP Special Board Meeting on…

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American Red Cross and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno’s Third Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Springfield MA - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield employees will participate in the Third Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive today from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Room 220 at City Hall. Mayor Sarno will once again give blood at…

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City of Springfield Activates Cold Weather Response Plan

In the event of an imminent cold weather emergency, the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services for the City of Springfield (SDHHS) in conjunction with Mayor Sarno will call for the activation of the Cold Weather Emergency…

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