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Firefighters protest Yonkers budget cuts

Yonkers firefighters rally against proposed budget cuts at

Yonkers firefighters rally against proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano, in an effort to pare down the city's growing deficit, has proposed closing the firehouse. (June 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Yonkers firefighters and their supporters staged a rally against proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano has threatened to close the firehouse, which is in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Westchester County. (June 5, 2012)

Tom Halpin, a firefighter with Engine 303, attends
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Tom Halpin, a firefighter with Engine 303, attends a rally against proposed budget cuts at his Yonkers firehouse. Mayor Mike Spano, in an effort to pare down the city's growing deficit, has proposed closing the firehouse. (June 5, 2012)

Firefighter Jeff Campion, a 23-year veteran of Engine
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Firefighter Jeff Campion, a 23-year veteran of Engine 303, speaks at a rally against proposed budget cuts to Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano has proposed shuttering this firehouse, in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Westchester County. (June 5, 2012)

Yonkers firefighters, with support from the community, stage
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Yonkers firefighters, with support from the community, stage a rally against proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. (June 5, 2012)

Yonkers firefighters rally against proposed budget cuts at
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Yonkers firefighters rally against proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano, in an effort to pare down the city's growing deficit, has proposed closing the firehouse. (June 5, 2012)

Yonkers firefighters demonstrate against proposed budget cuts at
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Yonkers firefighters demonstrate against proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano, in an effort to pare down the city's growing deficit, has proposed closing the firehouse. (June 5, 2012)

Engine 303 Capt. Ed Navedo speaks at a
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Engine 303 Capt. Ed Navedo speaks at a rally against the city's proposed budget cuts at his Yonkers firehouse. (June 5, 2012)

Children from Queens Daughter Day Care Center attend
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Children from Queens Daughter Day Care Center attend a protest in support of their local firehouse, Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano has threatened to close the firehouse, which is in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Westchester County. (June 5, 2012)

Children from Queens Daughter Day Care Center attend
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Children from Queens Daughter Day Care Center attend a protest in support of their local firehouse, Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano has proposed closing the firehouse in a budget-cutting move. (June 5, 2012)

Yonkers firefighters rally against proposed budget cuts at
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Yonkers firefighters rally against proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. Mayor Mike Spano, in an effort to pare down the city's growing deficit, has proposed closing the firehouse. (June 5, 2012)

Carol Jones speaks at a rally in support
Photo Credit: Nancy Siesel

Carol Jones speaks at a rally in support of Yonkers firefighters, who are protesting proposed budget cuts at Engine 303 in Yonkers. Jones lives in Frank Travis House, which is dedicated to a retired firefighter. Mayor Mike Spano, in an effort to pare down the city's growing deficit, has proposed closing the firehouse. (June 5, 2012)

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