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Firefighters Endorse Finch

July 9th, 2015 · 36 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events

A week after unionized members of the police department endorsed former Mayor Joe Ganim for his old job, Mayor Bill Finch’s reelection campaign has announced he’s received the unanimous endorsement of city firefighters.

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Foster: Prioritize City Residents For Public Safety Employment

May 26th, 2015 · 108 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, citing low staffing levels, writes that tax credits and academic achievement should be among the incentives utilized to attract more city residents to public safety employment. “By embracing change and transforming the way we recruit, hire and train our police force, we will become the community partners we need to […]

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Finch, Rooney Promote Firefighters

May 21st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Friends, family members and fellow firefighters gathered in City Hall’s Council Chambers on Wednesday night to celebrate the promotion of six members of the Bridgeport Fire Department.

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House Fire In Black Rock

May 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Firefighters, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Just after 3:30 hursday morning firefighter received numerous calls for a fire at 206 Scofield Avenue. When I arrived about six minutes after hearing the call the 2nd floor and attic were fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were already on scene and had begun an impressive interior attack that […]

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City Hall And OATS, General Lee Tells Council To Be Budget Maneaters

May 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee often encourages City Council members to eat their OATs–open, accountable, transparent–while reviewing the city budget. In his latest address to the council Monday night, Lee suggests they coulda cut the budget they approved recently. From Lee: The budget for the 2015-16 that the Mayor presented to you in a […]

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Mayor, Fire Department Promote Smoke Alarm Safety

May 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney announced that nearly 50,000 free smoke alarms have been installed in the Park City since the inception of its “Safe Asleep” program. They also unveiled a new phase of the program, including an advertising initiative, in order to grow […]

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City Council Rejects Tax Break, Plus: Lee On Budget: ‘Half Truths Of Padding, Ghost Employees And Half Stories’

May 5th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Update: votes against. In a rare vote against Mayor Bill Finch Monday night the City Council torpedoed a proposed tax break for a developer. Prior to the council meeting citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee, considering a run for City Council, addressed the legislative and budget body as a whole Monday night, “the last chance […]

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Finch Recognizes Heroic Boy Who Saved His Mother

April 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, Firefighters, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Mayor Bill Finch proclaimed April 17, 2015, as Alexander Cody Day in the City of Bridgeport. Alexander called 911 after his mother suffered multiple seizures and provided operators from 911 and AMR with key, potentially life-saving information.

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