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Street Named After Late Dispatcher

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Dennis O'Connell knew the streets of Bronx like the back of his hand, and on Thursdady, March 3, 2011, a stretch of asphalt will be named for the late, beloved Fire Department dispatcher.

Family, friends, firefighters and officials will gather on East 180th Street, between Devoe Avenue and Bronx Park Avenue, to designate the stretch "Supervising Fire Alarm Dispatcher Dennis O'Connell Place."

It is a fitting honor for the lifelong Bronxite, who died on October 19, 2008.

He had worked for 37 years in the FDNY's Bronx Communications Office on that block.

 

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is New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. He has worked across print, broadcast and online media, with some of Asia’s largest media brands - Reliance FM, Times of India and NDTV. Beyond work, Nasr has also explored creative and philanthropic projects. He wrote a few episodes for a BBC World Service Trust radio drama on gender issues in South Asian society. He was also part of a team that set up informal primary schools for marginalized children in Aligarh, India. Currently a digital media student at the Columbia Journalism School, Nasr tells stories as text, audio, video, photos, tweets, interactive data and more.