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Michael Geake

  • Norwalk Charter Revision Commission seeks public input – and gets plenty

    NORWALK, Conn. — Some say it would be undemocratic to have term limits for Norwalk mayors; other say a two-term limit would be a good idea. That was just one of the differing opinions expressed at the first public hearing of the Charter Revision Commission last week, where comments went far beyond the guidelines established…

  • Norwalk’s Dem state reps may face primary challenges

    NORWALK, Conn. — While the announcement by Norwalk’s Larry Cafero that he will not run for a 12th term in the state House of Representative has cleared the decks for Republicans to jump into the November race, potential Democratic challengers to a couple of  Dem incumbents continue to fly under the radar.

  • NEON will only go bankrupt if someone else steps in, board chairman says

    Correction, 10:15 p.m., Dec. 22 – Community Action Program, not partnership. NORWALK, Conn. – A crumbling South Norwalk anti-poverty agency will continue to see that the needs of its clients are met even if it goes bankrupt, its board chairman said Friday. Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (NEON) Board Chairman Michael Berkoff indicated during Thursday evening’s…

  • Norwalk GOP ticket candidate’s robocalls offended some

    (Clarification Nov. 7: The headline was changed to reflect that the candidate was running on the Republican ticket; his technical affiliation is irrelevant to the thrust of the story) NORWALK, Conn. – A Democratic South Norwalk Councilman seeking re-election Tuesday on the Republican ticket resorted to robocalls that referred to the arrest records of his…

  • NEON adds four board members

    NORWALK, Conn. – The depleted board of South Norwalk’s embattled anti-poverty agency was replenished Wednesday night with the addition of four new board members. Common Councilman Michael Geake (D-District B), Paola Ochoa, Nick Tarzia and Samuel Delgado were voted onto the board in a quick meeting. Most board members voted over the telephone.

  • League of Women Voters of Norwalk Voter Guide: Dist. B Candidates

      (Correction, update Oct. 21, 5:56 p.m.: Michael Geake’s political registration was wrongly listed as a Republican in information provided by the League of Women Voters. Mr. Geake is currently a Democrat, having switched his affiliation from Unenrolled prior to the Democratic mayoral primary. Mr. Geake was elected as a Democrat in 2011, then changed…

  • Flooding, free spending debated by Norwalk council

    NORWALK, Conn. – A preliminary step to create another route of travel for cars through a Norwalk neighborhood was approved Tuesday night by the Common Council, creating an expected expenditure of $200,000 in next year’s capital budget. It looked like the study of the proposed extension of Academy Street, which is favored by developers of…

  • Norwalk ‘good start’ blight ordinance will be law Jan. 1

    NORWALK, Conn. – After nearly two years of work, this Common Council on Tuesday night accomplished something prior councils could not – pass a blight ordinance. Everyone involved agreed that it left a lot to be desired. “Is it perfect? No,” Ordinance Committee Chairman Michael Geake (D-District B) said. “Fairly early on in the process…

  • Geake won’t run for re-election to Norwalk council

    NORWALK, Conn. – Another of the politicians regarded as traitors by some members of the Norwalk Democratic Party is officially not running for re-election this November. Councilman Michael Geake did not submit petitions to force a primary in District B, Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells said Wednesday. The deadline has passed.

  • South Norwalk councilmen proud of defying Democratic Town Committee

    NORWALK, Conn. – South Norwalk’s veteran councilmen are out of favor with the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee, but at least one of them is planning to put up a fight for his seat this fall. Councilman Michael Geake (D-District B) said Monday night that District B is supporting Travis Simms and Phaedrel (Faye) Bowman for…

  • Disaffected Norwalk Democrats weigh in on altercation

    NORWALK, Conn. – A pair of Common Council members who were elected as Democrats in 2011, then abandoned the party caucus with a hail of harsh words about members’ behavior, have weighed in on the latest dust-up involving party officials.

  • South Norwalk councilman joins the party – maybe

    NORWALK, Conn. – Common Councilman Michael Geake is continuing to play a game of psychological Pong when it comes to his political affiliation. Geake, a District B councilman who changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Unaffiliated last year and began caucusing with the Republicans, attended Thursday night’s meeting of the Republican Town Committee. Asked…

  • Norwalk blight ordinance likely to draw criticism

    NORWALK, Conn. – A long-awaited ordinance to address blight in Norwalk is up for discussion this week. The blight ordinance, as well as a landlord registration ordinance, are the topics of an Ordinance Committee public hearing set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at City Hall. Ordinance Committee Chairman Michael Geake (U-District B) said…