Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno

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    Elected officials in the largest city in western Massachusetts are preparing to set property tax rates for the next 12 months for both homeowners and businesses. 

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  Responding to pressure from activists, city officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have announced a new transportation plan for the senior center.

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   Two experienced politicians bested first time candidates in races for mayor in two western Massachusetts cities Tuesday. But in one case, it was a squeaker. 

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   Voters head to the polls in the largest city in western Massachusetts Tuesday to elect a mayor and 13 city councilors. 

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The 12-year incumbent mayor of the largest city in western Massachusetts was victorious in Tuesday’s preliminary election.

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      A retired advocacy journalist has kicked off a campaign to become mayor of the third-largest city in Massachusetts.  She faces an uphill effort against a well-liked, albeit controversial, incumbent.

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A new clash is brewing between the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts and the City Council over plans to strengthen civilian oversight of the troubled police department. 

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       With the start of a new fiscal year Monday, July 1st, the largest city in western Massachusetts has a new budget. 

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It is getting down to the wire to put a new budget in place in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

    The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts begins a series of public hearings this week on the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st.

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   As the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department struggles to rebuild its reputation and restore public trust, the mayor and City Council remain divided on civilian oversight.

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    At a critical juncture in its history, the Springfield, Massachusetts Police Department is increasing its supervisory ranks.

    Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts want to give more teeth to the civilian board that reviews complaints about the city’s troubled police department.

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     The abrupt exit of the police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts could bring to a head a long-running political dispute over how best to manage the troubled department.

         Springfield will host the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s issues convention in September. The city’s mayor, who is a Democrat, will not be participating. 

    The largest city in western Massachusetts is moving closer to accepting applications from people who want to open recreational marijuana stores.

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   A former church in the middle of one of the most historic neighborhoods in Massachusetts is being demolished following years of attempts to save it.

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    The largest city in western Massachusetts is beginning the new year with a new effort to hire a more diverse municipal workforce.

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       As a municipal election year begins in January, the mayor of the largest city in western Massachusetts and the city’s legislative body are clashing.  One of the disputes could wind up in court.

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Ignoring a veto threat from the mayor, the City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts plans to take final votes tonight on an ordinance to ban city employees from asking people about their immigration status. 

Mayor Domenic Sarno urges the City Council to approve his proposed budget, as department and agency heads look on.
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The largest city in western Massachusetts has a new budget in place for the fiscal year that starts July 1st.   

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A new director has been picked for the second-largest public housing authority in Massachusetts.

        With five weeks left before the start of a new fiscal year in the largest city in western Massachusetts, public hearings have been scheduled to dive deep into a proposed budget.

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Street paving projects this year could be delayed, or even postponed, in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

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   The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts is proposing a budget that increases spending and banks on the city receiving more money from property taxes and a soon-to-open casino.

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        In the wake of the death of a Massachusetts police officer on Cape Cod last week there are calls for changing the state’s judicial system.  Those calls are being echoed by the mayor of Springfield, who has repeatedly called out judges he says are putting dangerous criminals back on the streets.

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  The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is considering an order to block a crackdown against a church that is providing sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant.

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        The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts is threatening the tax-exempt status of a church because an undocumented immigrant is being sheltered there. 

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      A western Massachusetts city wants all its employees to watch what they say on social media.  Municipal unions in Springfield are being asked to agree in writing to social media policies.

     The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts voted earlier this week to authorize the city to borrow more than $12.5 million to pay for construction projects and equipment purchases.  But a delay in authorizing city funds to improve a park drew the ire of the mayor.

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