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City of Springfield to Celebrate Kwanzaa

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will join with the Kwanzaa Collective of Pioneer Valley, master of ceremonies Ayanna Crawford, and keynote speakers Dr. Amilicar Shabazz & Dr. Demetria Shabazz for the 2021 Kwanzaa Ceremony Celebration at City Hall.


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Mayor Sarno Reports Progress on “Huge Pet Peeve” of Street Lights Being Out After Meeting with Eversource Officials

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno shares an update on progress toward addressing street light outages following meeting with Eversource.

Mayor Sarno states, “After meeting with Eversource officials last month, some progress has been made in repairing and…

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Mayor Sarno Joined with Commissioner Clapprood, Sheriff Cocchi and Ret. Colonel Gilpin to Provide Food for those in need of a Holiday Meal

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi and Retired State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin and our local law enforcement officials to provide meals for up to 200 families in…

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Mayor Sarno Issues Denial Letter to Comcast for Franchise License Renewal

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, as statutory issuing authority for the City of Springfield, has issued a preliminary assessment of denial to Comcast for their franchise license renewal. The current ten (10) year cable TV franchise license agreement with…

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Mayor Sarno Announces UFCW Local 1459 Votes to Ratify New Four Year Contract

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Human Resources and Labor Relations Director Attorney William Mahoney announced today that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1459 has voted to ratify a new four-year labor contract.

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City Council President Marcus Williams to Continue Remote Council Meetings Amid Springfield's COVID-19 Surge

Council President Williams stated, "After discussions with HHS Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and in consideration of residents, the Council and its staff, department heads, and all those who interface with the City Council office, I am…

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Mayor Sarno Congratulates Police Officer Francisco Luna on being Awarded National Guardsman of the Year Award

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno proudly congratulates Springfield Police Officer and U.S. National Guard member Francisco Luna on being awarded the prestigious National Guardsman of the Year Award for his heroic and lifesaving actions saving an unconscious…

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All will be bright on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Night. Bright Nights at Forest Park will be open on the holidays from 5pm to 11pm for holiday revelers to enjoy the more than 675,000 lights that create magical scenes…

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Timber Cutting Begins for Forest Park Aquatic Garden Gazebo

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management (PBRM) Patrick Sullivan are proud to announce that the timber cutting process for the new Forest Park Aquatic Garden Gazebo began this week.

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Mayor Sarno, Commissioner Clapprood and Sheriff Cocchi Proudly Join with Springfield Together, Strong Young Minds, Elks Lodge #61 and other Community Partners for a Special 'Springfield Holiday Festival'

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi were pleased to join with Springfield Together Inc., Teka Jones from Strong Young Minds, Elks Lodge #61 and other community partners to host the…

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MassHire Presents: Do You Know the Internet?

Learn what is really happening when you are online and more from MassHire’s Tech Shorts series. Visit to Build Your Resume, Get Basic Help with Your Unemployment Claim, Get Help Getting Online, or Attend a Job Skills Webinar,…

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AMR Announces Holiday Hours for COVID-19 Testing Site at Eastfield Mall

American Medical Response (AMR), the City of Springfield’s provider of medical transportation, announced today that the daily “Stop the Spread” COVID-19 testing site at the Eastfield Mall will be closed due to lab closures in observation of Christmas…

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Mayor Sarno Approves MVP Grant Funds to Neighborhood Councils

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has approved Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) grant funding to nine (9) neighborhood councils that applied for grant funding to help increase awareness and participation in their respective neighborhood councils, with…

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Mayor Sarno and City and State Officials Hold Lottery for North End Housing Initiative Homes

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Housing Director Gerry McCafferty, Deputy Housing Director Robert DeMusis, Director of Disaster Recovery Tina Quagliato-Sullivan, and School Committeewoman and Councilor-Elect Maria Perez joined with State Senator Adam Gomez…

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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Provide COVID-19 Situational Update

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris held a COVID-19 situational update press conference today to announce the distribution plan of the city’s allocation of free rapid COVID-19 at-home test kits…

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Mayor Sarno Enjoyed the SciTech Band's 15th Annual Winterfest Holiday Concert

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was thrilled to join and celebrate the Pride of Springfield, our SciTech Band as they presented a special holiday concert – the 15th Annual Winterfest Holiday Concert at the SciTech High School gym. 

Mayor Sarno states,…

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Mayor Sarno Approves CDBG Grant Funds to Non-Profits for Capital Improvements

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has approved the RFP CDBG grant funding request from local non-profits for capital improvements to their facilities. The City of Springfield’s Office of Community Development will be allocating CDBG grant funds to non-profits…

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Springfield Police Officers Responding to Burning Building Help to Evacuate the Multi-Unit Building

Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and the Springfield Police Department are today releasing body-worn camera footage of first responding Springfield Police officers evacuating a burning, smoke-filled building, waking up and helping residents escape on…

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Under the Sea Week Coming to Springfield Museums

Under the Sea Week at the Springfield Museums begins December 27 @ 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Explore our incredible One Big Ocean through activities inspired by our special exhibits and permanent collections. Free with museum admission! 


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Springfield DPW Announces Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Trash and Recycling Schedule

The City of Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to notify residents that trash, recycling and scheduled bulk appointments WILL BE picked up as normal on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 2021, and New Year’s Eve, Friday,…

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