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Merry Christmas!

Friendly reminder that while Santa Hats are optional this season, masks are not. Stay safe and healthy. 

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Call for Art: SPark! Igniting Our Community Public Art in Pynchon Plaza

The Springfield Cultural Partnership, Springfield Museums and City of Springfield are thrilled to announce SPark! Igniting Our Community, a public art project, coming to the City's newly renovated Pynchon Plaza in 2021. Requests for applications for…

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City Hall and Municipal Buildings to Close at 2:00pm on Thursday December 24th and Thursday December 31st 2020

Please be advised that Springfield City Hall and all municipal buildings will be closed at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday December 24, 2020 and will remain closed on Friday December 25, 2020 in observance of Christmas.

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Important Notice from the Department of Public Works about Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection

Please be advised that the Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW) has modified the solid waste collection schedule to accommodate the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.

  1. For residents whose regular collection day is Friday, trash and…
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City of Springfield Parking Ban Lifted

The City of Springfield parking ban will end as of 9:00 a.m. today, December 21, 2020. We thank you very much for your assistance and cooperation with this matter

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Springfield DPW Activates Weather Command Center

On Wednesday, December 16th, the DPW activated their weather command center at 11:30 pm which oversees the plowing operations throughout the city.

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Mayor Sarno and City Solicitor Pikula Provide City Council with Update on Changes and Reforms Made at the Springfield Police Department

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and City Solicitor Attorney Edward Pikula, upon the request from City Councilor Tracye Whitfield, today provided the City Council with an update on the changes and reforms that have been made to date with the Springfield Police…

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City Hall and all Municipal Buildings Closed Thursday, December 17, 2020

Due to the impending weather Springfield City Hall and all municipal buildings will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Due to the impending snowstorm and upon recommendation of emergency preparedness…

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City of Springfield DPW Solid Waste Collection Temporarily Suspended Due to Snowstorm

The City of Springfield Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced that due to the severity and timing of the snowstorm, there will be no collection of trash, recycling or bulk item materials on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Trash and recycling…

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Mayor Sarno Gives a Shout Out to AIC Hockey

The American International College (AIC) men’s hockey team has enjoyed success during the challenging and limited hockey season.

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Mayor Sarno Joined with MGM Springfield and the Spirit of Springfield for Special Bright Nights Gift to AMR and PVTA Frontline Workers

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with MGM Springfield President and COO Chris Kelley and Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt and Board Chair Melinda Phelps to present American Medical Response (AMR) and the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA)…

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Mayor Sarno Joined City Officials for Flag Dedication Ceremony in East Forest Park Neighborhood

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno was pleased to join with City Councilor Tim Allen, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, Deputy Director of Parks Buildings, and Recreation Management Peter Krupczak, Assistant City Forester Alex Sherman, and Building Supervisor John…

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Mayor Sarno and Police Commissioner Clapprood Announces Custody Protect Pilot Program for Police Department

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood announced today that the Springfield Police Department (SPD) will be initializing a pilot program to use artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor the health and safety of people in…

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Mayor Sarno Continues Public Forum on Police Community Relations and Reforms

Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, City Solicitor Attorney Ed Pikula, Health Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, Retired State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Attorney…

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City Spreads Holiday Cheer to Springfield Seniors and the Sisters of Saint Joseph

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management Director Patrick Sullivan, Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, and Superintendent Dan Warwick were pleased to join with artist and singer Dee Reilly, and…

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City of Springfield Holds Menorah Lighting

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno once again attended the Annual Hanukkah Celebration with Lubavicher Yeshiva Academy for the lighting of the Menorah in Court Square to mark the beginning of Hanukkah.  This year the ceremony was held under COVID-19 guidelines…

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December Family Activities from the Springfield City Library

The Springfield City Library has been hard at work creating virtual and socially distanced opportunities for you and your family. Take a look at some new things happening online & at your local branches.

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Happy Holidays to All

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno wishes all a happy and healthy holiday season.

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MCCA Acquires Springfield Civic Center Parking Garage from Springfield Parking Authority

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has acquired the Springfield Civic Center Parking Garage (SCCG), which was previously owned and operated by the Springfield Parking Authority (SPA). The MCCA will replace the existing structure…

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Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris Joined with MHA for the Launch of Wellness Without Walls Initiative

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris joined with Mental Health Association, Inc. (MHA) President and CEO Cheryl Fasano, MHA Vice President of Resource Development and Branding Kimberley Lee, and…

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