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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Rooney'

City Firefighter Killed In Car Crash

May 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Off-duty city firefighter Jimmie Jones, an eight-year veteran of the department, was killed Saturday afternoon after his car hit a truck and then a utility pole on Bishop Avenue near Connecticut Avenue, according to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spokesman Av Harris.

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Read It And Roar–The Top 100 Municipal Wage Earners For 2015

January 30th, 2016 · 106 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Okay, strap in, grab a cup of joe, or if you need it a cocktail, to review the list of top 100 wage earners for 2015 once again dominated by police officers whose pay was padded by overtime, some of them retirement payout and vacation and comp days. Some of the police overtime is also […]

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Have Cops Soured On The Ganim Land Of Milk And Honey? Police Brass Ordered To Turn In Take-Home Cars

January 4th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Law Enforcement

As some police officers have described it, supporting Joe Ganim for mayor after souring on Bill Finch was a pasture to “milk and honey.” Overwhelmingly endorsing Ganim’s candidacy, many police officers donated personally to Ganim’s campaign, they prevailed upon family and friends to do the same. They threw on walking shoes, knocked on doors, banged […]

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Coughlin To Handle Public Safety Communications Duties

August 3rd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With public safety a key city issue in recent weeks from police staffing levels to neighborhood crime, a communications aide in the mayor’s office has been named a temporary, part-time public information officer, according to Communications Director Brett Broesder. Kevin Coughlin replaces Bill Kaempffer who is currently on leave due to a medical issue.

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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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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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Neighbors Rally To Rebuild Community Farm

March 19th, 2015 · 9 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Mayor Bill Finch, community leaders, neighbors, local contractors and businesses rallied  to help the Reservoir Community Farm to rebuild after a fire destroyed a community building in the North End.

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