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Lower Liberty Heights Neighborhood Council and the Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center held a special Celebration of the reopening of Emily Bill Park with a Community Awareness Event
State Senator Adam Gomez, Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, and the Springfield Police Department and American Medical Response were also in attendance. The $650,000 Emily Bill Park project, with the city receiving a Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Parkland Acquisitions & Renovations for Communities (PARC) grant of $400,000 and $250,000 from Community Development Block Grant funding, included improvements and enhancements at the park in conjunction with the Lower Liberty Heights Neighborhood Council. The project included new site amenities, planting of new trees, improved drainage, accessible walkways, inclusive playground and swings, picnic pavilion, and field and landscaping improvements.
Mayor Sarno and Ward 5 Councilor Click-Bruce Welcome New Springfield College Basketball Coach Michael McClendon
Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Councilor and Coach Lavar Click-Bruce for contacting my office to set up this meeting with new Springfield College basketball coach Michael McClendon – ‘hey two coaches for the price of one!’ Coach McClendon is a genuine and humble person and it was great to sit down and meet with him. He stated that he is excited to continue the proud tradition of Springfield College basketball as he takes the reigns after the retirement of longtime Coach Charlie Brock. Coach McClendon looks forward to getting Springfield College back into the NCAA Division III Tournament and just as important, he is looking forward to getting involved with the community!”