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Update - Mayor Richard J. Berry to Overhaul Red Light Camera Program

Update: The red light camera program was discontinued in December 2011. This information highlights the executive and legislative processes that eventually led to the end of red light cameras operating within selected Albuquerque intersections.

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Two Albuquerque Firefighters Risked Their Own Safety to Assist a Young Man

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two Albuquerque firefighters who risked their own safety to save a young man from a dangerous confrontation. Captain Richard Collado and Firefighter Gabe Criswell of Squad 2 were named this week’s Friday’s Heroes. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.

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Mayor proposes resolution celebrating KAFB and Sandia National Labs

Mayor Berry praises and celebrates Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia National Laboratories through a resolution sponsored by Councilor Brad Winter.

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October - December 2010: Volume 11, Issue 4

The City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Division is proud to announce the opening of its newest bike trail! Take a ride or a stroll on a new addition to the West Mesa trails network. The Paseo de la Mesa Trail runs from 81st Street (near to the Volcano Cliffs water tanks) up and west almost to Paseo de Volcan.

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Firefighter Saves a Man’s Life following a Motorcycle Crash

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday an off-duty Albuquerque firefighter who saved a man’s life moments after he crashed his motorcycle. Lt. Toby Baca of Rescue 14 was named this week’s Friday’s Hero. Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.

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Fire Chief Shapes His Command Staff

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen established his command staff Thursday by promoting 18 firefighters including two deputy chiefs. The promotions of David Downey and Tige Watson are Breen’s first deputy chief appointments in his administration. Two commanders, a captain, four lieutenants and seven drivers were also promoted Thursday in a ceremony at the Albuquerque Fire Academy.

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Albuquerque Firefighters to Visit 5,000 School Children

Members of the Albuquerque Fire Marshal’s Office will begin visiting several local schools next week to teach students the importance of having smoke alarms.

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Lucky Paws to Remain Open in Coronado Mall

The Berry Administration has reached a deal with Coronado Mall management allowing Lucky Paws to remain open for the next year.

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Off-Duty Firefighter Saves Girl From Drowning

On Friday, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized an off-duty firefighter who saved a young woman from drowning. Lt. Paul Chavez was named this week’s Friday’s Hero. Each week Mayor Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.

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Sept. 11th Key Note Address

On Sept. 10, 2010, City department employees and residents of Albuquerque gathered on Civic Plaza for our annual memorial and tribute. Chief Breen was selected as the key note speaker because of his heroic response to the Pentagon as a NM Task Force Rescue Squad Manager on Sept. 11th, 2001.

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AFD Fleet Maintenance Workers Named City Employees of the Week

Jackson Hanawalt and Armando Gurule, both city employees with the Albuquerque Fire Department Fleet Maintenance Program, consistently go above and beyond the call of duty. They are being recognized for their efforts relating to a recent warehouse fire. On Wednesday, June 23, 2010, around 7:30 in the evening, a call came in regarding the fire that broke out at the warehouse.

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City Pushes for Transparency, Open Government

"ABQ View puts our city government at the forefront of what open government should look like for cities around the country," Mayor Berry said.

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Station Three Firefighters Save Newborn

Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry on Friday recognized firefighters from Station No. 3 who saved a save a baby’s life moments after the child was born.

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Tour of Duty Runs Through Albuquerque

The Tour of Duty is a relay run across America to pay tribute to victims of 09/11, including the 411 emergency service personnel that lost their lives.

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Lt. Paul Chavez Competes in National Recipe Contest

Chavez was one of three nation wide fire fighter's competing in the weekly "Live with Regis and Kelly" Fire House Cook-off contest

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Off-Duty Firefighter Saved Three People Trapped in a Vehicle

Driver Jeff Bussey was recognized on Friday for assisting a family who was involved in a roll-over accident on Paseo and Paradise.

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Fire Fighter Caught Burglar at Fire Station

This morning a man was caught rifling through a fire fighter's motorcycle tank bag in the bay at Fire Station 6.

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Mayor Announces Take-Home Vehicle Review

City to re-examine take-home policies and costs for more than 240 government fleet vehicles.

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Mayor Berry Launches Program: Efficiency, Stewardship, Accountability

Mayor Richard J. Berry gives a voice to all employees, citizens, and vendors to report efficiencies, increased stewardship and better acountability of taxpayer dollars.

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Mayor Berry on Fox News' Neil Cavuto

Mayor Berry discusses Albuquerque's balanced FY11 budget and its notable lack of any tax increases.

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