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Springfield is the First City in US to be Recognized for 3 Age- Friendly Designations

Springfield is now the first city in the United States to be recognized for its commitment to improve the quality of life for seniors, including those with dementia, as an Age and Dementia Friendly City with an Age-Friendly Health System. 

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Mayor Sarno Echoes Coach Belichick Tag Line to our Court System – “Do Your Job!”

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “I guess ‘the third time is a charm’ on the quick arrest of Edwin Hernandez on murder charges in the Liberty and Genesee Street’s shooting of Isaiah Ramos (may God rest his soul). This marks the third arrest of Edwin…

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Mayor Sarno, Parks Department Announce Renovated Riverfront Park, Stearns Square and Duryea Way Open to the Public

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management Patrick Sullivan, Park Commission Chairman Brian Santaniello, and Director of Capital Asset Construction Peter Garvey announce the opening of the renovated…

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Amtrak Trains Return to Historic Springfield Union Station

Travelers will now have direct access to refreshed station featuring modern amenities for a better customer experience

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Mayor Sarno Tabs Springfield Native Timothy T. Sheehan as New Chief Development Officer

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno announced today that Timothy T. Sheehan, Executive Director of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency for Norwalk, CT, has been named Springfield’s new Chief Development Officer (CDO). 

Mayor Sarno stated, “Tim brings a wealth of…

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Mayor Sarno to Raise LGBTQ Flag and Honor Chestnut Middle School TAG Principal Dr. Declan O’Connor

Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City Councilor Mike Fenton, Chestnut Principal Dr. Declan O’Connor

What: LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising

When: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Steps of City Hall, 36 Court Street, Springfield, MA

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Mayor Sarno & Acting Commissioner Clapprood Remember Officer Kevin Ambrose

Today, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 marks the seventh anniversary of Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose’s passing. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood have issued the following statements:

“We must never forget and…

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Mayor Sarno Announces the Retirement of Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno today announced the retirement of Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy. Kennedy was appointed by Mayor Sarno in 2011 to oversee the Office of Planning and Economic Development. Kennedy is a lifelong Springfield resident and…

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Forest Park Concert Series Returning June 6, 13, 20 and 27

The Forest Park Amphitheater will soon again be alive with the sound of music. The Springfield Park Department will host the Forest Park Concert Series on the first four Thursdays in June at the Forest Park Amphitheater. The outdoor concerts, all…

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Mayor Sarno and Retail Marijuana Review Committee Announce Revised Time Table Selection Process

Due to the volume of applications and following the recommendation of the City’s Internal Retail Marijuana Review Committee, a revised timetable selection process has been announced.

Mayor Sarno states, “We want to be thorough and fair to all the…

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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Break Ground on Six Corners Infrastructure Improvement Project

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chris Cignoli, Director of the Department of Public Works, announced today the Six Corners Infrastructure Improvement Project, which encompasses a complete overhaul of the intersection of Alden Street, Walnut Street,…

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and CAFO TJ Plante Release Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Recommendation

The FY20 budget totals $691.7 million and has once again been stabilized without the use of reserves.

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Mayor Sarno Requests a City-Wide Moment of Reflection on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Reflection to Commemorate the Eighth Anniversary of the June 1, 2011 Tornado

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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on Moriarty’s Pub Public Safety Inciden

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After receiving early morning update reports from Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood, I have ordered Licensing Director Atty. Alesia Days, in the name of neighborhood public safety…

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Mayor Sarno, Congressman Neal and Veterans Services Director Tom Belton Call for Volunteers to Mark Veterans Graves with American Flags for Memorial Day

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal and Tom Belton, Director of the Springfield Veterans Services Department call for volunteers to mark veterans’ graves with American Flags to commemorate Memorial Day. The long-standing tradition of…

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SPD Crime Analyst Receives Twyla D. Alvarez Memorial scholarship Award

Springfield Police Department Crime Analyst Reina Diaz received the Twyla D. Alvarez Memorial scholarship award during the 22nd Annual Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts’ Training Conference this month.  

A lifelong Springfield resident and…

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Mayor Sarno – Courts Continue Revolving Door Policy on Repeat Violent Offenders

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “With the recent arrest of Jalen Cotto on Monday on a warrant for shooting at a car on Roosevelt Ave during the day with a baby in the car marks the third time since July 2017 that Mr. Cotto has been arrested on gun…

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Licensing Director Attorney Alesia Days Responds to City Councilors’ Comments on Club Aquarius

Licensing Director Attorney Alesia Days states, “There is a need to clarify some of the erroneous beliefs that are presently held about the status of Club Aquarius.  While there have been a number of statements that suggest that the fate of their…

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Mayor Sarno On Weekend Incidents – ‘Once Again Repeat Violent Offenders!’

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “After receiving updates from Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood early this morning on late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning incidents, where some arrests have already been made, leads being followed…

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Upon Request from Governor Baker, Mayor Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Clapprood to Speak in Support of Governor’s Dangerousness Bill

Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood

What: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood will speak before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in support of Governor Charlie Baker’s…

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