Leadership

NEW YORK NOT ENTHUSIASTIC OVER FIREMEN’S RETIREMENT BILL

Issue 1 and Volume 80.

NEW YORK NOT ENTHUSIASTIC OVER FIREMEN’S RETIREMENT BILL Bill to Change Present Methods Has Cool Reception at Hearing—Not Likely to Pass THE hearing on the bill introduced last October by Alderman Edward W. Curley, to amend the New York City Charter to authorize the fire commissioner to retire any member of the fire department who shall have reached the age of sixty-two years, was held in the Aldermanic Chamber of the Board of Aldermen on January 6th before the Committee on Local Laws. Nobody appeared in favor of the measure, although it was duly advertised and all parties in interest were notified of the proposed hearing. Alderman Curley, the introducer of the measure and incidentally the chairman of the committee, relinquished the chair and took the floor. He said : “Although I introduced this bill. I am not the sponsor for it. It was introduced by request. I am not…

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