Warren names new fire chief

Department veteran James Sousa takes over for retiring Al Galinelli

By Ted Hayes
Posted 10/17/17

James Sousa has been named Warren’s new Fire Chief, replacing veteran Al Galinelli, who will retire at the end of the month after nearly 30 years as the town’s top fire fighter and 50-plus years …

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