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Firefighters Battle East End Blaze

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Doing It Local Firefighters battled a very large fire at the corner of Fifth Street and Stratford Avenue this afternoon. Witnesses tell me there was a loud pop before the fire broke out. Firefighters searched the building twice before the blaze got really big and found everyone got out of the building safely. They […]

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Sale Of Boys & Girls Club, Firefighters Agreement, Capital Improvements On City Council Agenda

April 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment · City Budget, City Council, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

Citation for the UB women’s gymnastics team winning the national championship, sale of the Boys & Girls Club, collective bargaining agreement with the firefighters union, capital improvement projects and five-year capital plan are among the items on the City Council agenda for tonight (Monday) at 7 in City Council Chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. Full council […]

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Two Dead In Madison Avenue Crash

March 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Cops, Firefighters, News and Events

Video www.doingitlocal.com. From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: A second person has died in connection with a rollover crash on Madison Avenue. The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday in the area of Madison Avenue and Queen Street.

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Finch Heralds ‘Success’ In 2013, What Say You?

December 27th, 2013 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch on Friday issued a year-ending news release chronicling his administration’s successes in 2013. In a year that produced more taxes, a  highly criticized city response to a crippling snowstorm, a controversial airport-related land deal, the closure of a Downtown market and a North End Staples store, and a whole bunch of Democratic-endorsed […]

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Firebirds Ask Feds To Investigate City’s Hiring Practices

December 26th, 2013 · 48 Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

The president of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate concerns about the city’s hiring and promotional practices in the Fire Department he claims have impacted black and female candidates.

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Youth Donates Teddy Bears To Help Sick Children

December 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, Firefighters, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Ten-year-old Vladimir Romano has a simple explanation for why he sells lemonade and buys teddy bears to give to fire departments for children. “I don’t want people to be more scared than I was,” he said in a visit to Bridgeport Fire Headquarters this morning.

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Top Stories From January: Video Shows Police Stomping Tasered Suspect, Monsignor Meth Arrested

December 23rd, 2013 · 4 Comments · Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

As OIB reviews some top stories from 2013, the month of January was not short of revelations. Some highlights: Graphic footage was released of city police officers stomping a suspect in Beardsley Park after he had been felled by a stun gun in May 2011. NAACP officials call for the arrest of cops.

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