“I agree with the mayor’s call,” said city Councilor Eric Carlson. “This really is a tempest in a teapot.”
Ward refused to let Bristol firefighters join their brethren across the country in wearing pink t-shirts once a week this month – which is designated as a time to raise breast cancer awareness – in order to benefit the Susan B. Komen Fund for the Cure. The shirts sell for $20 apiece.
Union leaders said the mayor’s decision to bar the shirts was clearly a personal and political jab at firefighters who have clashed with him repeatedly. Click here for the full story.