On Springfield

Making Friends in City Hall

Hey, look, the city now has its own Facebook page.

Sure, it’s a little behind the curve—other local communities have been Facebooking it up for awhile now—but, hey, part of Springfield’s charm is its traditional nature. (Of course, that’s also part of the city’s curse—but that’s a subject for a different day.)

The page is maintained by City Hall aides Jim Leydon and Darryl Moss, who handle communications for Mayor Domenic Sarno. And be advised: they “retain the right to edit and delete comments,” so save your juiciest/snarkiest comments for the unpatrolled halls of MassLive. (And maybe even just keep some of them in your head. You know what I’m talking about, MassLivers.)

The page was launched last Friday, and so far it contains mostly links to local news reports. It also shows that the city “likes” the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the Mass Mutual Center. (Apparently, they haven’t yet found the Advocate’s Facebook page. We’re right here, fellas.)

My favorite item, so far, is this mission statement for the city, listed on the “about” page: “to deliver essential City services in an efficient, effective and compassionate way.”

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