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1 AM Curfew Proposal for Springfield Bars Discussed by Community

1AM CURFEWSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The 1:00 a.m. curfew proposal in Springfield was once again up for discussion tonight, but this time it was at Sal’s Bakery on Belmont Avenue.

Business owners, representatives from the mayor’s office, and members of the police department all attended the open forum.

Mayor Sarno wants to move the late night curfew up to help prevent crime.

The bakery owner says he wanted to host a discussion in a place where people were comfortable.

“I┬áthink it’s important for businesses like this to bring the community in together, so people can talk about it and have an open forum, without feeling intimidated. A lot of people don’t want to go to city hall, they want to be in their own neighborhood,” says Salvatore Circosta, owner of Sal’s Bakery & Cafe.

The License Commission will ultimately decide whether to change closing times.

No word yet on when they will do that.

 

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