Hot weather and crime sometimes seem to go together. But Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri told members of the City Council yesterday that the crime stats were looking far better this year than last. Still, the city’s new top cop says there’s no easy explanation for the decrease.
Michael Fenton, the council president, says the meeting will include the first two of three votes needed to reinstate a board with hiring and firing authority that is currently held by the police commissioner.
A spokesperson for Sarno is declining to give details, but confirms the mayor interviewed three of the city’s deputy chiefs last week. He says Sarno will appoint a new commissioner in the near future.
Springfield City Council Adopts Stricter Rules On Pawn Shops, Junk Dealers
A new session of the Springfield City Council began Monday with the swearing in of its most diverse board in the city’s history.
At tonight’s meeting, Springfield’s city council will be voting on pay raises for some of the city’s elected officials.
The Springfield City Council Monday night approved money to implement a long-stalled ordinance on vacant or foreclosed homes.
The Springfield City Council has unanimously approved a $40,000 for the mayor, beginning next year.
More than three dozen Springfield residents joined city and state officials at the city council chambers Tuesday to address a recent University of Michigan study on segregation.
After delaying an expected vote Monday night, The Springfield City Council could decide as early as Friday to ratify a proposed host community agreement to build a casino in the city.
The Springfield City Council will be taking up Mayor Domenic Sarno’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year that begins July 1st.
A proposed ordinance restricting where registered sex offenders can live in Springfield, Massachusetts is closer to becoming law.