News 12’s Frank Recchia honored in Bridgeport

News 12 Connecticut's Frank Recchia received a special honor Saturday in Bridgeport.

News 12 Connecticut's Frank Recchia received a special honor Saturday in Bridgeport.

News 12 Connecticut's Frank Recchia received a special honor Saturday in Bridgeport. (10/8/16)

BRIDGEPORT - News 12 Connecticut's Frank Recchia received a special honor Saturday in Bridgeport.

Mayor Joe Ganim and Sen. Richard Blumenthal honored Recchia for his years of service to the Bridgeport community, declaring Oct. 8, 2016 "Frank Recchia Day" in the city.

Recchia's family joined him at City Hall for the celebration.

Local leaders praised him for helping people with disabilities get wheelchairs and handicap-accessible vans.

Recchia was also lauded for helping a homeless Army veteran get his own apartment.

Sen. Blumenthal said Recchia is a credit to News 12 and to his community.

"Frank Recchia cares and that's why he brings out the best in people. He reports fairly and accurately what people do to help others, and News 12 performs a vital function by putting Frank Recchia on the air," says Sen. Blumenthal.

Recchia was also honored by Bridgeport City Councilwoman Mary McBride Lee, who said Frank has changed countless lives through his community service and positive reporting.

"My prayer and hope every day is that I will have the opportunity on this day to help somebody for no other reason but then to help them," says Recchia.

Recchia dedicated the honor to Joe Kaliko of the local nonprofit group The Needs Clearing House, whom he has worked closely with in helping others.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Trinity Catholic boys basketball team won the 1 Team of the Week: Trinity Catholic
Police say an argument over a dirt bike 2 Police: Argument ends with at least 3 people being shot
Nassau Police are investigating another Carvel robbery, this 3 Police: Carvel robbed at knifepoint in Westbury
Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 4 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
News 12's Elisa DiStefano and Newsday's Anne Bratskeir 5 Spring fashion: All about the sleeves

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE