Unbudgeted Juneteenth Windfall For Police And Firefighters Sparks Complaints From Board Of Finance

STAMFORD — Three months ago, the city’s Board of Representatives, at the request of Mayor Caroline Simmons, created a new holiday.

Juneteenth is the oldest continuous commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, according to the ordinance establishing June 19 as a day off for city employees.

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