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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 be part of a $10 million project that will include a state-of-the-art library, a public park, a community based grocery store, affordable housing and retail space. Mayor Ganim and Police Chief AJ Perez have made it their goal to clean up the Civic Block as it eliminates an area known for high crime.

It was a collective effort to move this project forward. Bridgeport Fire Fighters also used this opportunity to test out new equipment on the East End demolition. New roof chainsaws were utilized known for better vertical ventilation by creating space for smoke and dangerous toxins to escape. This new machinery allows firefighters to continue search and rescue while extinguishing a fire.


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7 Comments so far ↓

  • Local Eyes

    When the blight gets demolished, the beauty becomes exposed and we all like to see that, right?

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    It’s about fucking time. The casino was a diversion, a sideshow.

  • Bob Halstead

    What a joke!

  • Ron Mackey

    OMG!!! What a joke, you have the Police Chief Perez wearing a fire chief helmet and using the fire department for a photo-op for Halloween, Trick or Treat Joe.

  • Andrew C Fardy

    Perez please get your head out of Ganims ass. You are the Police Chief invading a spot that should include the Fir Chief.Perez you need to be fired and replaced.

  • Bob Walsh

    Where’s Janette Herron????
    I heard she attends all building demolitions especially during work hours!!!
    Waz a matter? BOE crimping your style?

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    This is just another round of smoke and mirrors. What about all the abandoned factory buildings, Joe? What about that stuff, Joe? Plenty of photo ops for you and A.J. when those buildings are razed.

    Whenever you are ready to start giving a shit or two anout the people of the city of Bridgepory, Mr. Mayor…

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