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Police, Fire Respond Quickly To Car Blaze In West End

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: (Sunday’s) second car fire was at the intersection of Cottage and Norman Street. Witnesses told me the car was intentionally set. The fire destroyed a garage between two multi-family homes as the residents slept. Police on patrol called it in from their radios to the fire department and got the residents out […]

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Public Safety Largest Increase In Ganim’s Budget Proposal

April 6th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s $560 million proposed budget is now available for review on the city’s website here. To cherry pick items by department see here. The largest increase in the spending plan appears to be public safety where Ganim’s recommending an increase of roughly $23 million over the current fiscal year led by new police […]

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Ganim To Submit Budget Proposal To City Council

April 4th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim will submit his first budget of JG2 tonight to the City Council. It will be referred to the council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee. City financial officials say taxpayers will experience a mixed bag as a result of implementation of reassessed properties for the budget year starting July 1. Council agenda here.

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Recalling 40 Cent Drafts At Dolan’s, Vacant Building Hit By Fire

March 30th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update, video: If you wanted to know what Bridgeport was like in the 1940s, Dolan’s Bar and Grill at Middle and Golden Hill streets next to the Downtown post office was the spot. The interior never changed. And the place certainly hit the spot for an eclectic group of eccentrics, be it local drunk, newspaper […]

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Debating Demographic Makeup Of Uniformed Services, Day, Mackey and Dunn Air Out Positions

March 9th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Retired African American city firefighters Donald Day and Ron Mackey, both of whom took on City Hall to increase the hiring of minorities and females in the department in the 1980s and 1990s, assert in this joint commentary the city’s testing policy has set back the demographic makeup of uniform services. Civil Service Personnel Director David […]

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Firefighters In Action In The Hollow

February 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, News and Events

Bridgeport’s nocturnal videographer Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local is all too familiar with city fires, some tragic, many explosive and almost always destructive such as this early-morning blaze engulfing a garage in The Hollow.

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Crowing About Krauchick’s Work

January 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s hard to know if Steve Krauchick, the ubiquitous videographer of Doing It Local, is a journalistic night owl or early bird. Capturing breaking news stories involving police and fire, he is both. A dispatch scanner can be a blessing, or a curse, depending on the story. And many of his voiceovers come with human […]

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Driver Simulator Assists Public Safety

January 12th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local shares this video report about an investment in public safety to assist police and fire department personnel driving in emergency conditions. When a police officer leaves the academy they continue to get training on everything except police driving refresher courses, that is until now. The city of Bridgeport has […]

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