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Bus Service Expands into Rio Rancho

New service routes connecting Albuquerque and Rio Rancho now allow greater ease for commuters and a new outlook on regional transportation.

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Chief Administrative Officer Appointed to Serve as U.S. Diplomat

The U.S. State Department appointed Chief Administrative Officer David Campbell to serve as a U.S. Diplomat in a foriegn country. Mayor Berry named City Attorney Rob Perry as the CAO-Designate.

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Governor, Mayor Recognize City Employees who Responded to the Natural Gas Crisis

Governor Susana Martinez and Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized more than 100 city employees Friday who responded to the state’s natural gas crisis.

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Fire Chief James Breen Promotes Deputy Chief

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen promoted the third deputy chief of his administration Thursday.

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New Rescue Truck Goes into Service

Mayor Richard J. Berry and Fire Chief James Breen dedicated a new rescue truck into the Albuquerque Fire Department’s fleet on Saturday, January 29th 2011.

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Construction to Start on New Fire Station 7 early 2012

Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that he anticipates crews will break ground on a new West Side fire station early next year

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City Reaches Agreement with Police Union that Will Save Taxpayers $1 million a Year

Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that his administration reached an agreement with the Albuquerque Police Officers Association that will save taxpayers $1 million a year and allow all current police officers to take their cars home.

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Operator and Dispatchers Honored for

On behalf of Mayor Richard J. Berry, Public Safety Director Darren White recognized three Friday’s Heroes this week: a 911 Operator, an Albuquerque Police Department Dispatcher, and an Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher who worked together to identify the location of a six year old boy whose mother was experiencing a medical emergency.

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Firefighters Save the Life of One of their Own

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized on Friday two firefighters who provided emergency medical attention to a retired firefighter who was having a heart attack.

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Mayor Berry Unveils 2011 NM Legislative Priorities

Mayor Richard J. Berry presented his priority legislation for the 2011 New Mexico Legislative Session to NM State Legislators who represent areas around the Rio Grande Central Corridor today. The following bills and initiatives are ones that Mayor Berry’s team will lobby, follow, and champion.

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Mayor Hosts Fire Roundtable

City officials are anticipating this fire season to be one of the worst

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Albuquerque Heading Home Project

Three-step plan identifies 75 needy residents, provides housing, and engages non-profit community.

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Chief Breen Swears in his First Cadets

Albuquerque Fire Chief James Breen swore in 23 new firefighters Friday. The firefighters, which consists of 22 men and one woman, gradated from the 78th Albuquerque Fire Cadet class. The firefighters are the first to graduate from the academy since Breen was appointed Chief in December 2010.

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Mayor’s Public Safety Division Provides Critical Assistance to Toys for Tots Program

Mayor Richard J. Berry and Public Safety Director Darren White are teaming up with the local Marine Corps to help find toys for 8,000 children who could go without a Christmas gift this year.

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City Invites West Side Residents to New Dog Park

City Invites West Side Residents to New Dog Park

Largest dog park in the Albuquerque opens.

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City of Albuquerque Welcomes Wombats to Zoo

City of Albuquerque Welcomes Wombats to Zoo

Rio Grande Zoo Houses the Only Tasmanian Wombats in North America

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Mayor, Fire Marshal Warn Residents to Practice Fire Safety this Holiday Season

On Tuesday, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Albuquerque Fire Marshal Victor Marquez warned Albuquerque residents to use caution relating to lighting and maintenance of Christmas trees, fireplaces and any outdoor fires.

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Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

The Albuquerque Fire Department is committed to making every holiday season safe and joyous for the citizens of Albuquerque. We want everyone to recognize the importance of fire safety. It is critically important to be highly alert to the fire dangers that exist during the holiday season and throughout the year. In November of 2009, Albuquerque Fire Department responded to 143 fires which caused over $953,000 in damage. We have listed fire safety tips below that can not only prevent fires but may also save your life.

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Mayor Berry Announces Two Large Westside Projects

Westside residents are one step closer to complete connectivity from the South end of the city to the North and into Rio Rancho.

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