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PeoplesBank Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

February 17, 2011 (Holyoke, MA) PeoplesBank announced today that it has been awarded LEED Silver certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for their office…

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25th Annual Black American Heritage Flag Raising Ceremony

Springfield observed Black American Heritage Month with a flag raising ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011 at City Hall. The event included the Springfield Chapter of the NAACP, the Black Leadership Alliance, the Black History Collective and the…

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Central High School Office Dedicated to Ms. Dolores Crinella

The main office at Springfield Central High School was recently named for long-time office leader Ms. Dolores Crinella, shown here with Mayor Domenic Sarno and Principal Tad Tokarz at the dedication ceremony.

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Keep Gas Meters Clear of Snow

COLUMBIA GAS REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO CLEAR NATURAL GAS METERS OF SNOW AND ICE

February 2, 2011 – With record snowfall in the Northeast this winter, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts is reminding customers to keep their natural gas meter free from snow and…

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Public Safety Advisory On Potential Roof Collapses

Dangers Associated With Heavy Snow Loads on Roofs

Over the past 36 hours, there have been over 70 reports of roof collapses or buildings with potential structural damage from the weight of snow and ice loads on roofs.  While these incidents have…

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Closing of City Offices Extended Through Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL, MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY DUE TO THE FORECAST OF AN IMPENDING MAJOR WINTER STORM

CITY URGES PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS TO TAKE SIMILAR ACTIONS

February 1, 2011 – In anticipation of…

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City Hall Closing

SPRINGFIELD CITY HALL AND MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS TO CLOSE AT 1:00 P.M. TUESDAY DUE TO WINTER STORM

CITY URGES PRIVATE SECTOR EMPLOYERS TO TAKE SIMILAR ACTIONS WITH STAGGERED RELEASE TIMES

February 1, 2011– The City’s Department of Emergency…

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Arbor Allies Plant 8 New Trees in Brightwood and Six Corners Neighborhoods

The Arbor Allies teamed up with Boy Scout Troops 303 (Sixteen Acres), Ground Works Springfield, and New North Citizens to plant 8 trees in the city three Saturdays ago.  The effort was initiated and organized by the Arbor Allies but was lead by Ryan…

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"Springfield's Dramatic Duos" Set to Play

This week, In the Spotlight launched the online program titled “Springfield Dramatic Duos.”  These are six mini-plays, each about a famous duo from Springfield’s past, that can be downloaded free of charge to be produced by anyone who is …

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Mayor Thanks Cooling Center Volunteers

Mayor Domenic Sarno, Elder Affairs Director Jan Denney and HHS Director Helen Caulton-Harris thank all of the volunteers who staffed the City's cooling centers this summer. Cooling centers were set up to aid city residents without home air …

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October is College Awareness Month in Springfield

Superintendent of Schools Dr.  Alan J. Ingram joined Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield School Committee vice-chairman Norman Roldan in proclaiming October “College Awareness Month” in the City of Springfield during a ceremony on Friday, October…

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Mayor Sarno Announces Appointments of new Housing Director and Business Development Administrator

September 13, 2010 - Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today the names of the individuals chosen to become the City’s new Housing Director and Business Development Administrator. Geraldine McCafferty has been chosen to fill the position vacated by…

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Springfield Reopens Downtown's Pynchon Plaza Waterfall and Upper Park

September 16, 2010 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno; Park Chairman John Maloney; Executive Director of Parks, Facilities and Recreational Management Patrick J. Sullivan; Springfield Business Improvement District Board Chairman Fran Cataldo and MassMutual…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO TO PARTICPATE IN NEIGHBORHOOD WALK

August 6, 2010 – As part of Mayor Domenic J. Sarno’s ongoing neighborhood walk initiative Mayor Sarno, Mayoral Aide Darryl Moss, Superior Court Probation Office, Irving Lewis of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and representatives from the…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO URGES CITY COUNCIL TO APPROPRIATE FUNDING FOR CITY TO OPERATE THE ROMEO CYR SKATING ARENA IN FOREST PARK

August 6, 2010 Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is calling on the Springfield City Council to appropriate funding so that the City’s Parks Division can manage and operate the Romeo Cyr Skating Arena in Forest Park.  The City’s Board of Park Commissioners…

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MAYOR DOMENIC J. SARNO DIRECTS MAILING OF CEASE AND DESIST LETTER TO CITY ESTABLISHMENT FOR A SCHEDULED “WRECKING BALL” PARTY

August 3, 2010 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno directed the City’s law department to issue a Cease and Desist letter to 1700 Main Street, Inc., d/b/a Paramount Theater located at 1700 Main Street, after city officials learned of a Wrecking Ball Party…

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South End Road Paving to Begin August 5th

August 3, 2010 - The City of Springfield will begin implementing the final phase of construction of Main Street improvements in the City’s South End Neighborhood.  Road paving is scheduled to take place August 5th and 6th (rain date: August 7th).…

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City Completes Energy Management Upgrades

Mayor Domenic Sarno and Patrick J. Sullivan, Executive Director of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management and Joseph Forest, Facility Engineer for the PB&RM, will announce that numerous energy management upgrades…

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Regional Animal Control Center Awarded Grant

July 30, 2010 - The Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Massachusetts Animal Coalition.  This grant was made possible through sales of Massachusetts "I'm Animal Friendly" license…

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RESTORED HISTORIC STREET LAMPS AND SYMPHONY HALL SCONCES TO BE REINSTALLED

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City’s Department of Capital Asset Construction announced today that the City will begin reinstalling recently restored Street Lamps on Court Street and Sconces at Symphony Hall.  The reinstallation will commence on…

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