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Entries Tagged as 'Richard Thode'

Fire Chief: Department At Full Staffing

June 28th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A promotional and swearing-in ceremony Wednesday night in City Hall brings the total number of firefighters to 308, what Chief Richard Thode declares is “the first time we’ve been at full staffing in years.”

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City Posts Surplus Last Year, Battles Deficit This Budget Year

February 13th, 2018 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

An auditor’s report from accounting firm BlumShapiro shows the municipal fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017 with a surplus of $4.6 million. See audit here. Projections are not as rosy for the current budget year that started July 1, according to Mayor Joe Ganim and finance officials struggling to close a multi-million deficit based […]

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Regional Officials Urge Call To Action Against Opioid Addiction

January 23rd, 2018 · 5 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

News release from Mayor’s Office: In response to the national opioid crisis, Mayor Ganim and Health Director Maritza Bond were joined by Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro, health directors from Fairfield, Trumbull, Stratford, Monroe, and New Haven, Bridgeport Fire Chief Thode, and representatives of the police departments from Bridgeport, Fairfield, […]

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2017: Trefz Dies, Honis Retires, Lopez Clocks Parking Meters, Judge Radlciffe Shuts Down Stockpiling Plant

December 26th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

OIB highlights some top stories from February and March. Ernie Trefz, a Bridgeport business community titan for decades whose Downtown-based Trefz Corporation owned dozens of McDonalds franchises, commercial real estate and apartment buildings, passed away Saturday morning. He was a major benefactor of the University of Bridgeport including a business school named for him. He […]

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Amphitheater Approval On City Council Agenda

November 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

Historically, City Council meetings on the eve of the general election are quick affairs. Council incumbents want an expedited meeting to churn some last minute campaigning. Several council incumbents, however, were defeated in Democratic primaries or did not seek reelection. A key item on Monday night’s agenda is the Contracts Committee report recommending approval of […]

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The City Council’s Chief Thode Intervention–Semantics Of ‘Appointment’ Versus ‘Contract’

October 28th, 2017 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

When the City Council’s Contracts Committee went into caucus Wednesday night to discuss the contract terms for Fire Chief Richard Thode the chief made one thing very clear: “I am receiving just my city paycheck. No pension. Please clear that up with your readers.” The reference was to some OIB reader comments that the chief […]

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Council Committee Approves Concert Amphitheater At Harbor Yard

October 26th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: see contract here. The City Council’s Contracts Committee in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night approved a facility development and operating agreement that allows sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation to operate the warm-weather Harbor Yard Amphitheater projected to open in the spring of 2019. The contract goes to […]

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City Council Contracts Committee Will Consider Fire Chief, Amphitheater Approval

October 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider approval of the appointment letter for Fire Chief Richard Thode and the proposed warm-weather amphitheater operating agreement between the city and concert prompter Live Nation and sports-entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan at Harbor Yard.

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