Hispanics now make up nearly 28 percent of sworn Springfield police, a 2 percentage point increase in the last couple years. The share of black officers also increased, and a class of recruits will further diversify the department. But it has a ways to go before it reflects the diversity of the city.
Springfield officials on Friday revealed the name of the new American Basketball Association team coming to the city; the Springfield Sting will begin playing this November.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and hockey executive Bruce Landon say talks are underway to try to bring another professional hockey team to the city. Their comments come after the owner of the Springfield Falcons announced the team was being sold to its NHL parent Arizona Coyotes, who are looking to move the AHL franchise to Tucson.
Sarno’s top lawyer said Monday that the issue appears headed for litigation. And the mayor himself has signaled he plans to ignore the ordinance.
Sal Circosta says the mayor’s office dated the letter November 4th, the day after Sarno glided to a win over his little known and under-funded opponent.
With Election Day less than a week away, some tight mayoral races are playing out in some western Massachusetts cities. The campaign in Springfield doesn’t appear to be one of them.
Sal Circosta — a National Guard officer and former seminary student — is challenging incumbent Domenic Sarno in the Nov. 3rd election.
In the first of a series of candidate interviews, New England Public Radio’s Henry Epp sat down with Mayor Sarno.
The mayor says he’s talked about the possibility with PawSox and Red Sox team officials.
Gone is the 25-story glass tower that was to house a 250-room hotel along State Street. A six-story hotel will be built instead along Main Street, with the same number of rooms.
Updated at 10:19 a.m. on July 2, 2015, to include response by Jeff Morneau to Mayor Sarno’s latest comments. The Hampden County Bar Association says Sarno doesn’t understand bail. Sarno replies that the bar association is trying to protect violent offenders.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno hosted a packed house at the Elks Lodge Monday, kicking off his re-election bid for another four-year term.
The race for Springfield mayor is slowly getting more crowded, as a new candidate kicks off his campaign on Thursday.
Three times in two months, Mayor Sarno told us he would talk about police-community relations and said to set it up with his office.
Updated at 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 At least one group is reacting to Sarno’s comments by moving families out of the city.