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Entries Tagged as 'Mike Mayko'

They Once Composed A Newspaper Here–The Reality Of Corporate Journalism

November 26th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Media, News and Events

Just about everything has a shelf life in every day use: typewriter, phonograph, 8-track player, the newspaper. Okay okay, some hardcopy newspapers are still among the living mostly as a complement to the on-line presence where most of the clicks and advertising presence sustains corporate journalism. In the old days, we called them family-run newspapers […]

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Officer ‘Feared For Safety’

November 13th, 2017 · 42 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

From CT Post reporters Dan Tepfer and Michael P. Mayko: A female police officer, under fire after a video was made public showing her repeatedly punching a black teenager following a minor traffic accident Friday night, defended her actions in a report obtained Monday by Hearst Connecticut Media.

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No Bull In Bull Durham–Meet State’s New Top Federal Prosecutor

November 1st, 2017 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

John “Bull” Durham has a nose for BS like few others. A career prosecutor, the Republican was nominated Wednesday by Donald Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, replacing outgoing Deirdre Daly. His confirmation should be a no-brainer. He’s not warm and fuzzy but he excels as a professional.

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City Government Tries To Do More With Less

May 8th, 2016 · 40 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

 From Mike Mayko and Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Ganim has also offered an early retirement incentive–a year of health care and $15,000 cash–to try and weed out more employees. So far, more than 40 city workers have applied. Still, Ganim has also been criticized for finding jobs for some of his campaign loyalists …

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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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