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Former FDNY firefighter critical of diversity hiring wants his job back after department gave rookie who sent out anti-Semitic tweets a second chance

BY CAITLIN NOLAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 2:01 PM A former Brooklyn firefighter who was axed for wearing shirts his fellow smoke-eaters found offensive is fired up over news that another controversial member of the department will be getting a chance to revive his FDNY career. Now the the Brooklyn firefighter […]

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Despite Added Fiscal Obligations, Say City Budget’s Looking OK

Chief Leader – August 04, 2015 by DAN ROSENBLUM Overtime costs related to hiring new Police Officers, stagnating Federal reimbursements for special-education services and a shortfall in forecasted pension earnings are adding risks to the city’s financial plan, City Comptroller Scott Stringer warned last week. Still, even with those uncertainties, unexpected revenue such as increased […]

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FDNY Rescue Two People in Hudson River

WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — Two people were rescued from the Hudson River Wednesday evening. Preliminary reports say one person jumped into the river near Charles Street, and a second person went in to rescue them. The would-be rescuer was pulled from the water and in stable condition. Divers spent 15 minutes searching for the person […]

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair: Motorcycle clubs, fire engines accompany 9/11 Never Forget exhibit on its way to fairgrounds

After Stephen Siller died serving as a firefighter during the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, his family started a traveling exhibition so people wouldn’t forget the people who died that day. And the 9/11 Never Forget exhibit was not alone as it made its way down to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair late Tuesday […]

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