Jeff Kohut, policy wonk extraordinaire, shares this commentary on his prescient view of the city: Dateline, Bridgeport: June 5, 2018: Headline distributed by the Connecticut Post to ethernet, satellite radio subscribers, and e-billboard sites — Bridgeport defaults on US/state-backed bankruptcy-bond payments. Washington and Hartford point fingers at each other for not providing proper support to [...]
Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'
April 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters
April 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Cops, Firefighters, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, city police and fire spokesman: Fire Department Capt. Frank Bridge has his own definition of hero: The parent who works 80 hours a week to send her child to college. A family member who takes care of a sick relative.
April 10th, 2013 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Firefighters
Last week Stuart Rosenberg, the long-time chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, resigned in a dispute involving the city’s proposed changes to the retirement benefits of city firefighters. James Morley also resigned as treasurer and a trustee of the Pension Plan B. How and where pension benefits are executed has become the talk of the town [...]
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April 8th, 2013 · 33 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters
Stuart Rosenberg, the long-time chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, has resigned in a dispute involving the city’s proposed changes to the retirement benefits of city firefighters. James Morley has also resigned as treasurer and a trustee of the Pension Plan B. Morley issued his letter of resignation to Rosenberg who issued his resignation [...]
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April 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Cops, Firefighters, News and Events
Doing It Local reports about a fire Wednesday night at the popular Taco Loco in Black Rock: Just after 8:30 fire broke out in an apartment above Taco Loco located at 3170 Fairfield Ave. Wednesday night. Police were quick on the scene confirming smoke and flames on the 2nd floor and began evacuating the building. [...]
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March 1st, 2013 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
News release city spokesman Bill Kaempffer: A 1982 Mack fire engine went on its final call for service in Bridgeport – to bring hope to an island nation 1,500 miles away. The decommissioned pumper left Bridgeport Friday for Massachusetts, where it will be loaded onto a military transport plane and begin its journey to Haiti.
January 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
The Executive Board of Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 shares this commentary that centers on enhancing safety and training for city firefighters. The Executive Board of Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 would like to elaborate on the statements and content contained in the Connecticut Post article of Jan. 14. We hope to clearly state that our efforts [...]