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Firefighters Remember Jimmie Jones: Like Losing A Family Member

May 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A young city firefighter loses his life in a car accident and his young son who suffered lacerations to his leg recovers in Bridgeport Hospital. Who knows what it’s like to put on a uniform to protect unless you’ve done it? But even those who protect are equally vulnerable to circumstances as the rest of us […]

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Some Residents Say Oh No To O&G Plant Relocation

April 15th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning

From CT Post reporter Bill Cummings: O&G Industries, one of the state’s largest construction companies, is asking the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals for permission to build a new cement and asphalt recycling plant at 92 Howard Avenue, along Cedar Creek. A public hearing is scheduled for May 10 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Fire In North End Claims Infant, Smoke Detectors Not Connected

January 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A three-year-old girl died from a condo fire at 715 Frenchtown Road early Sunday morning, according to mayoral spokesman Av Harris. Firefighters say smoke detectors had been disconnected. This fire comes just days after a condo fire in the North End displaced more than 100 residents.

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Video Of Mayoral Debate

October 26th, 2015 · 11 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE, video of debate From Bill Cummings, CT Post: Mary-Jane Foster came out swinging Sunday, calling on Democratic mayoral nominee and convicted felon Joe Ganim to explain why voters should trust him to run the city again.

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Campaign Pain–”I Can’t Wait Until It’s Over”

October 19th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Two weeks left to the general election for mayor and the refrain is consistent from every campaign camp: “I can’t wait until it’s over!” (Some of us don’t want this surreal campaign cycle to end!) Supporters of Mayor Bill Finch were saying the same thing before the September Democratic primary, just let it be over, […]

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Mayoral Candidates Exchange Questions In Forum

October 13th, 2015 · 35 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

With three weeks left to the general election, the seven candidates for mayor engaged in a forum on radio station WICC. CT Mirror coverage here. CT Post scribe Bill Cummings has more.

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Police Investigate Two Murders, Finch Announces Beefed Up Ranks, Ganim Condemns Staffing Levels

July 26th, 2015 · 77 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Following a violent weekend of shootings, Mayor Bill Finch today announced a new Civil Service list he expects will lead to the hiring of 100 new police officers within two years. Former Mayor Joe Ganim once again criticized police staffing levels.

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A Shooting Victim Is Buried And Questions Linger

June 19th, 2015 · 8 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events

About 400 people on Thursday attended the funeral of Savonie McNeil, father of six, shot dead at the Trumbull Gardens housing project last week. What can be done to prevent more carnage? CT Post reporter Bill Cummings has more:

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