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 […]
Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'
July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
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 […]
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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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 […]
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.
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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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.