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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Mayko'

Carrolling A Career Of City Service

April 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

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. […]

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Geraldine Johnson, Educator, School Chief, Legend

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.

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Ganim Claims Credit For East End Deli Slicing Hours To Cut Crime

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.

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City Cop Cleared In Stomping Incident

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 […]

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Menu Item? Downtown Turkey Wilhelmina Whacked

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, […]

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City Pays Tribute To Mr. Barnum

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.

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City Leaders Weigh In On Police Brutality Arrests

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. […]

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Is Newton Victim Of Witch Hunt?

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 […]

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