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PRESS RELEASE: City of Springfield to Commemorate Memorial Day and 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the Springfield Veterans Services Department will host the annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on the steps of City Hall on Friday, May 27 at 12:00 noon. The ceremony will also include the special reading of a…

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Mayor Sarno, District Attorney Gulluni, and Councilor Ashe Once Again Urge Movement on Bail Reform Legislation Currently in the Massachusetts House of Representatives

First of all, we express our sympathy, thoughts and prayers, and encouragement to the family of slain Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, and City Councilor Thomas Ashe, Chair…

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Summer Pool Pass Registration

Residents who wish to swim at Forest Park pool or any indoor pool sites this summer must pre-register and then obtain a free photo ID from the Parks Dept. You must bring this Pool Pass with you whenever you go to a Springfield Pool. Each member of…

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Demolition of 409 Oakland Street

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City of Springfield Housing and Inspectional Services Officials announced the demolition of the long blighted property at 409 Oakland Street on Monday, May 23 at 10:15 a.m. at the property site.

This is one more step in…

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Springfield Police Department Holds Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Officers

As part of National Police Week, the Springfield Police Department held its annual Fallen Officer Ceremony on Tuesday, May 18 at Springfield Police Headquarters to honor Springfield officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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City of Springfield Participates in Bay State Bike Week

On Wednesday, May 18, a Bay State Bike Week Commuter Breakfast was held  from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. with massRIDES for commuters who work in the downtown area. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was at Court Square to greet riders and pass out water, granola bars,…

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Central High School Track Named in Honor of Howard Drew

The track at Central High School was named in honor of the late Howard P. Drew, a scholar and athlete whose accomplishments made Springfield famous worldwide. While still a junior in high school, Drew represented the United States in the 1912…

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Red Nose Day at City Hall

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has joined with Walgreens in recognition of National Red Nose Day in the City of Springfield.  Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to helping children and having fun. Proceeds benefit children and young people in the US and…

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1916 Garden of Remembrance Opens in Forest Park

Congressman Richard E. Neal and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno invited the public to attend the commemoration ceremony for the 1916 Garden of Remembrance on Sunday, May 15. The city accepted a global invitation from the Irish Government earlier this year and…

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New England Office of the Environmental Protection Agency Awards Patrick Sullivan for Commitment to the Environment

The New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected Patrick Sullivan, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings and Recreation Management to receive an Environmental Merit Award, Governmental, in recognition of his…

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Mayor Sarno and Community Leaders to Take Part in Dunk Tank Challenge at Pancake Breakfast

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will take part in the Dunk Tank Challenge tomorrow morning at the World's Largest Pancake Breakfast, which will be held downtown. A breakfast table will stretch along Main Street from Tower Square to Court Square - where the…

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Springfield Fire Department Awarded Winning Trophy for Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno awarded Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant and representatives from the Springfield Fire Department (SFD) with the winning trophy for this past December’s Battle of the Badges Blood Drive today at Fire Headquarters.

SFD faced off…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Bust of Late Representative Anthony M. Scibelli Found

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno indicates his office has been informed by the Mount Carmel Society that the bust of the legendary, late State Representative Anthony M. Scibelli has been found in a plastic bag on the Society’s bocce court. We have informed…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Main Street and Bridge Street Intersection Now Open to Traffic

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chris Cignoli, Director of the Department of Public Works, have announced that the intersection of Main Street and Bridge Street is now open to the public.

Again, we would like to thank everyone affected for their…

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90 Meat Outlet Celebrates Opening of Expansion with Meat Cutting

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Representative Carlos Gonzalez joined 90 Meat Outlet owner Jim Vallides for a “meat cutting” to celebrate the completion of its 15,000 square-foot expansion. The ceremony was held Thursday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the…

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Sci Tech Capstone Project: Celebrity Family Feud

On Saturday, May 7, the Sci Tech Capstone Program, along with teacher Jim Anziano, worked to put together a family game night including "local celebrity Family Feud," featuring a round of the Sarno family against the Williams family. It was a great…

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Updated Downtown Road Closures

Please be advised of the following road closures due to ongoing MGM Springfield construction work:

Union Street between Main Street and East Columbus Avenue will be closed effective Monday, May 9, 2016 for approximately 2-3 weeks to complete storm…

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Mayor Sarno and Congressman Neal Tour Union Station with Amtrak Officials

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Congressman Richard E. Neal toured Union Station today with Patrick Edmond, Director of Government Affairs, Amtrak, and Patrick Kidd, Senior Communications Specialist, Amtrak, and provided a construction update.

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Municipal Auction of 25 City-Owned Properties Set for Thursday, June 2

Municipal Auction: 25 City-owned properties will be auctioned off on Thursday, June 2 at Springfield City Hall, located at 36 Court Street. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the auction starts at 6:00 p.m.

Please be advised that 46 Wellesley…

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Status of Gerana Tunnel Improvements Addressed

Mayor Domenic Sarno, School Superintendent Daniel Warwick and Executive Director of PBRM Patrick Sullivan held a press conference at the Gerena Tunnel A. The purpose of the conference was to share the updated list of improvements completed at Gerena…

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