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Graduation and Dropout Rates Continue Trend in Right Direction

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The overwhelming majority of SPS comprehensive high schools achieved a 2021 four-year graduation rate above 90 percent, and all reached a rate of at least of 86 percent, according to information released today by the Massachusetts Department of…

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Mayor Sarno and CDO Sheehan Joined with members from Neighborhood Councils in Announcing New ARPA Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan and Disaster Recovery and Compliance Director Tina Quagliato-Sullivan joined with members of the city’s neighborhood councils to announce the City of Springfield’s new American…

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Mayor Sarno Joined with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mercy Warren Chapter to Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Holly Stone Blair and the Daughters of the American Revolution Mercy Warren Chapter to celebrate the birthday of our nation’s first President, George Washington, with a proclamation. 

Mayor Sarno stated, “I am very…

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Mayor Sarno Receives Visit from Head Start

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was happy to receive his annual visit from his friends at Head Start on Valentine’s Day and a very special Valentine card.

“Thank you so much to Head Start for your heartwarming visit and special card. Thanks for all you do to…

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District Moves to Expedite Negotiations with Paraprofessionals Union

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Springfield Public Schools will seek a neutral third party to serve as mediator of collective bargaining negotiations between the district and the Springfield Federation of Paraprofessionals in hopes of soon reaching a fair and responsible contract…

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Mayor Sarno and Officials Joined with United Way of Pioneer Valley in Declaring 211 Day

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Councilor Maria Perez, State Representative Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and SPD Deputy Chief Steve Kent and members of the Springfield Police Department joined with United Way of Pioneer Valley President and CEO Paul Mina and…

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Mayor Sarno Approves Non-exclusive Comcast Cable TV Franchise License Renewal – Negotiating New Benefits Over 10-Year Term

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, as statutory issuing authority for the City of Springfield, has agreed to terms with Comcast Cable Communications (Comcast) for the non-exclusive renewal of their Cable Television Franchise License. The renewal is for a ten…

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School Vacation Week is FILLED with Magic!

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Magician Scotty Swan, Cartoonist Joe Young and Bookstore Owner Zee Johnson help make the magic happen at the Springfield Museums School Vacation Week!

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Mayor Sarno Meets with Lt. Governor Polito

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief of Staff Tom Ashe met with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito today to discuss the continued partnership with the Baker-Polito Administration.

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Mayor Sarno, Commissioner Clapprood and State Representative Gonzalez Joined with Lt. Governor Polito and Secretary Reidy for Shannon Grant Announcement

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and State Representative Carlos Gonzalez joined with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) Secretary Terrence Reidy for a Shannon Grant…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Update on City’s Mask Mandate

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “As far as the city’s mandate is concerned, Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I are heartened to see that our continued push to get our Springfield residents vaccinated, booster shots and…

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Smile, You’re on Springfield’s Candid Camera

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management (PBRM) Patrick Sullivan, Deputy Director of Parks Peter Krupczak, Park Environmental Specialist Adam Anulewicz, and Sgt. Derek Cook and Sgt. Richard Pelchar…

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Mayor Sarno Proud to Display Mementos from Central City Boxing & Barbell and Western New England Golden Gloves

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is proud to display two mementos from Dean Fay, Executive Director for Central City Boxing & Barbell, and Western New England Golden Gloves. The opening bell was from their five (5) successful nights of competition at the…

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School-Based After-School Activities Canceled Due to Weather Forecast

Please be advised that due to the weather forecast, school-based after-school activities have been canceled for today, Monday, February 7th, 2022.

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Mayor Sarno and CDO Sheehan Congratulate Two Springfield Businesses on 2022 MassEcon West Region Awards

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan offered congratulations and high praise today for two Springfield based businesses that captured top statewide economic development awards from MassEcon. Big Y Foods and White…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on the Passing of Distinguished Community Leader and Beloved Retired State Representative Raymond A. Jordan

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “so very, very sorry to hear about the passing of my old dear friend retired State Representative Raymond Jordan. My wife Carla, our daughters Cassandra and Chiara, and I send our sympathy, thoughts, prayers and…

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Mayor Sarno and CDO Sheehan Joined with Representative Gonzalez to Highlight Local ARPA RFP Awards

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan joined with State Representative Carlos Gonzalez, Latino Chamber of Commerce Director Andrew Melendez and South End Citizens Council President Leo Florian to highlight the City of…

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City Forester Alex Sherman Honored as Tree Warden of the Year Award by MTWFA

The Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Association (MTWFA) has recognized Springfield City Forester Alex Sherman with their 21st Annual Seth H. Swift Tree Warden of the Year award. The Tree Warden of the Year Award recognizes a tree warden who…

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Mayor Sarno and CDO Sheehan Announce Relaunch of ‘RiseUp Springfield’ - Award Winning Small Business Growth Program

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan, Deputy Director of Economic Development Brian Connors and the Office of Planning and Economic Development announced today the relaunch of the RiseUp Springfield small business…

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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Meet with Springfield Symphony Orchestra Musicians

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan, and Symphony Hall Manager Amanda Spear-Purchase met with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra musicians today to continue…

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