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Here Comes the Sun! Eversource Unveils Third Solar Site for Springfield

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Eversource is once again turning sunshine into electricity in Springfield, building its third universal solar facility in the city as part of its statewide commitment to renewable energy. Springfield is already home to…

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External Auditors Present the Results of the City’s FY16 Financial Statement Audit to the Audit Committee

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Timothy J. Plante announced today that Powers and Sullivan, LLC, the City’s external auditors, presented the results of the audit of the City’s FY16…

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City of Springfield Holds Annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

Monday, September 11, 2017

Held earlier today was the City of Springfield's annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Commissioner John Barbieri and Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant honored the fallen firefighters,…

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City Announces Workforce Training Course for New Healthy Homes Program

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the City of Springfield Office of Housing and The Hampden County Regional Employment Board (REB) are co-sponsoring a construction training course for unemployed and under-employed individuals as…

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Springfield Library Foundation to Raise Funds for New Library: $2 Million “Promise Realized” Capital Campaign Launching September 12

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Springfield Library Foundation is launching a $2 million Capital Campaign to support replacement of the current East Forest Park Branch Library with a new building. The fundraising effort is officially titled “Promise…

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Mayor Sarno Visits Indian Orchard Businesses, Storefront Improvements

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno visited Best Pizza, Inc., 306 Pasco Road, Indian Orchard this afternoon to celebrate the completion of their storefront improvements. Best Pizza, Inc., recently completed improvements to their…

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U.S. Representative Neal and Mayor Sarno Announce Over $5 Million in Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Planning and Development Program

Friday, September 8, 2017

U.S. Representative Richard E. Neal joined Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno this afternoon to announce the awarding of four grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Planning and…

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Commissioner Barbieri and Mayor Sarno Announce ShotSpotter Expansion

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states that he is “thankful to the negotiation efforts of Police Commissioner John Barbieri and CAFO TJ Plante, in partnership with our administration and our City Council, that we will be expanding…

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Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Barbieri Announce New SPD Media Relations Specialist

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner John Barbieri announce the hiring of Ryan Walsh as the Springfield Police Department Media Relations Specialist.  Ryan officially accepted the position today, Friday, September…

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Springfield Thunderbirds Hosting 'David Ortiz Night' on November 11

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Have you heard? Big Papi is coming to Springfield!

The Springfield Thunderbirds are excited to announce a special appearance by Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz for the Thunderbirds game on Saturday, Nov. 11 against the…

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Gray House ‘Fill the Plate’ Fundraiser at Hot Table

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Teresa Spaziani-Liberti, Executive Director of The Gray House, and Board Member Steve Holstrom, at Hot Table in downtown Springfield yesterday to kick off the third annual “Fill the Plate,…

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Mayor Sarno Launches Strong, Healthy, and Just Climate Action and Resilience Plan: City Partners with ‘ener-G-save’ to Encourage Residents to Improve Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Partners for a Healthier Community, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation announce the City’s launch of its ambitious Strong, Healthy, and Just Climate Action…

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Jeans Because We Care: Hurricane Harvey Relief

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

This Friday, Sept. 8, with a $5 donation, City of Springfield employees will be wearing jeans to work for a special dress-down day to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Funds collected will be donated to Houston…

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Mayor Sarno Attends Muslim Religious Holiday Event of Eid al-Adha

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined members of the Baitus Salaam Mosque for a celebration of Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice, this morning. Members generously presented Mayor Sarno with a $500 to donate to Houston…

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Mayor Sarno Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Playground at Morris Professional Child Care Services, Inc./The Children’s Creative Center

Friday, September 1, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno cut ribbon on the newly installed playground at Morris Professional  Child Care Services, Inc./The Children’s Creative Center, located at 29 Logan Street in Springfield. Attending the ceremony were…

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Commission on Disabilities Changes Meeting Location

Friday, September 1, 2017

Effective September 26, 2017 the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities will change their meeting location to assure accessibility.  Currently, the Commission meets at the Department of Public Works (DPW) at 70 Tapley Street.…

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Mayor Sarno Visits Mason Square Fire Station

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Upon the invitation of Springfield Fire Department Lieutenant Seth Cournoyer, Mayor Sarno visited the Mason Square Fire Station this morning for a tour and breakfast with the firefighters, prepared by Captain Robert Duffy.…

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Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

Thursday, August 31, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation on Southeastern Texas, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which is accepting donations to aid in flood relief efforts. Mayor…

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Mayor Sarno and Patrick Sullivan, Director of Parks, Recreation & Building Management, Enjoy Heartwarming Thank You Visit with Marc Vizcarrondo and Family

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “It was great to see and speak with Marc and his family again – his new nickname is ‘Champ’ for the miraculous comeback he’s made. I had goosebumps and a tear in my eye with all the energy he…

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Commissioner Barbieri and Mayor Sarno Issue Open Letter to Springfield Residents, Business Community and Beyond on SPD Officer Lariviere’s Facebook Comments

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dear Springfield Residents, Business Community and Beyond,

We appreciate your many justified comments and concerns in regards to this matter. We are well aware that there is always more work to do and that we certainly do…

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