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Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'

Amphitheater Approval On City Council Agenda

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

Historically, City Council meetings on the eve of the general election are quick affairs. Council incumbents want an expedited meeting to churn some last minute campaigning. Several council incumbents, however, were defeated in Democratic primaries or did not seek reelection. A key item on Monday night’s agenda is the Contracts Committee report recommending approval of […]

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Mayor, Public Safety Officials Demolish Blighted Properties

November 3rd, 2017 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Mayor’s Office: Mayor Joseph Ganim joined the Bridgeport Fire Department and Police Chief Perez this week to knock down blighted properties in Bridgeport’s East and West Ends. The demolished properties were located on Lee Ave and Newfield Ave, a building a part of the Civic Block. The future developments on the Civic Block will […]

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The City Council’s Chief Thode Intervention–Semantics Of ‘Appointment’ Versus ‘Contract’

October 28th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When the City Council’s Contracts Committee went into caucus Wednesday night to discuss the contract terms for Fire Chief Richard Thode the chief made one thing very clear: “I am receiving just my city paycheck. No pension. Please clear that up with your readers.” The reference was to some OIB reader comments that the chief […]

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Council Committee Approves Concert Amphitheater At Harbor Yard

October 26th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: see contract here. The City Council’s Contracts Committee in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night approved a facility development and operating agreement that allows sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation to operate the warm-weather Harbor Yard Amphitheater projected to open in the spring of 2019. The contract goes to […]

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City Council Contracts Committee Will Consider Fire Chief, Amphitheater Approval

October 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider approval of the appointment letter for Fire Chief Richard Thode and the proposed warm-weather amphitheater operating agreement between the city and concert prompter Live Nation and sports-entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan at Harbor Yard.

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Early Morning Fire Hits North End

September 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Around 7am neighbors began pounding on doors at 2606 Main Street as the fire spread throughout the multi-family home where many were sound asleep. Everyone made it out safely.

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Raising Questions About The Cost Of Police Contract, Pension Obligations

August 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the police union contract heads to arbitration, see story here, citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks about the price tag for the 2015 retroactive contract.

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City Receives Donated Fire Safety Vehicle

August 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Fire Chief Richard Thode, in a video courtesy of Doing It Local, unveils a new fire safety truck donated by actor Denis Leary’s Firefighters Foundation.

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