Last week Mayor Joe Ganim offered a money-saving early retirement plan to about 100 eligible city employees: $15,000 lump sum and a year’s health benefits paid. Veteran city employee Charlie Carroll decided it was a good time to go, considering the mayor had shelved the parks chief position for the budget year starting July 1. […]
Entries Tagged as 'Mike Mayko'
April 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events
November 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, News and Events
From Mike Mayko, CT Post: Her life was one of learning, teaching and inspiring. And even into her 90s, Geraldine Johnson, honored with degrees, awards and directorships, continued to volunteer at the Classical Studies Academy and with senior groups particularly those located at the Watermark Retirement Community at 3030 Park Avenue.
August 14th, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
From Mike Mayko CT Post: Mayoral candidate Joe Ganim donned his crime fighting cape once again Friday and took credit for helping convince a 24/7 deli to cut its hours after residents complained it was becoming an early morning hangout for gang bangers.
January 14th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
While two police officers entered misdemeanor guilty pleas in the Beardsley Park stomping of a suspect, the third officer charged, Clive Higgins, went to trial. Wednesday afternoon he was cleared by a federal jury, showing once again the reluctance to convict cops. The city paid the suspect $200,000 to settle a civil legal claim in […]
November 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments · News and Events
Turkeys rarely die of natural causes and in this Thanksgiving week we mourn the death of the legendary Downtown gobbler. From Mike Mayko, CT Post: She often liked to wander down to McLevy Green and the City Hall annex where the mayor and city attorneys work, striding along on her skinny legs, her head bobbing, […]
June 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, News and Events
From Mike Mayko, CT Post: The Barnum Festival began with a blast of fireworks Friday night and ended Sunday afternoon with a boom–actually hundreds of booms, coming from all kinds of drums as the Great Street Parade marched along Park Avenue.
June 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
The beating of a tasered man in Beardsley Park three years ago has cost taxpayers $200,000 to settle a civil suit and so far has cost two police officers their careers, including one who had several similar complaints leveled against him. CT Post scribes Mike Mayko and Dan Tepfer provide this report on community reaction. […]
January 10th, 2014 · 13 Comments · News and Events, State Politics
A state judge is expected to decide in late March whether to dismiss charges of campaign finance fraud against former State Senator Ernie Newton or schedule a trial date in defense of accusations he falsified $500 in contributions to trigger an $80,000 grant from the Citizens Election Program of publicly financed campaigns for his State Senate […]