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Mayor James: Regarding comments from William J. Lavin, NJFMBA State President




In response, I have to say that Saturday's demonstration was not a High Water Mark for the State FMBA or the local fire department unions.


On behalf of myself, city council and the fine citizens of Gloucester City I want to apologize to Maryann, Tom and Ryan Stewart, Danielle and Nicholas and Mrs. West and her family and Mrs. Sylvester and her family for the inconsiderate demonstration and tee shirt display conducted by the Fire Departments Union.

As Mayor I can only say that I am disheartened by, embarrassed for, and angry with, both the organizers and the participants of this demonstration as this was not the time or the place to grandstand their agenda.

William James, Mayor of the City of Gloucester City

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