Joe Kaliko

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Kaliko to Frantz: Andrew McDonald Eminently Qualified to Be Chief of the CT Supreme Court

“Andrew McDonald is eminently qualified for Chief of the CT Supreme Court. I know this first hand being a lawyer for 35 years; and having worked with Andrew since he worked in Stamford on the board of finance and later when he served as Governor Malloy’s Counsel.” – Joe Kaliko, Greenwich Continue Reading →

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Needs Clearing House Seeks Help to Send Disabled Girl to Summer Camp

Because of cuts in state funding Tiffany Johnson, who looks forward to 2 weeks at Easter Seals camp in Hebron every summer, may not be able to afford to attend.
“Two weeks of camp is what makes her life,” said Needs Clearing House’s Joe Kaliko. “The other 50 weeks she lives in poor conditions in Bridgeport, where her wheel chair can’t operate. She literally crawls around almost all the time at home.” Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal Introduces Bill to Establish “Gold Star” Stamp, Honoring Sacrifice of Families Who Have Lost a Loved One in Combat

Senator Blumenthal and Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, have introduced legislation to re-issue the “Gold Star” stamp to honor families who have lost a child or family member in service to the nation. Continue Reading →

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Inspired by Friend’s Stamp Collection, Sen. Blumenthal Proposes Gold Star Families Postage Stamp

For Joe Kaliko, recent talk of Gold Star Families rekindled a memory of a childhood stamp collection.
“When I was a young teen of about 14, I collected postage stamps. One of the ones I came across was the Gold Star Mothers stamp – I hadn’t thought of it in a half century.” – Joe Kaliko Continue Reading →

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Needs Clearing House Helps Homeless Veteran Get a Place of His Own

“This man served his country and now needed our help,” said Joe Kaliko of Needs Clearing House. “With Memorial Day next weekend, what better service to Russell to try to find him an apartment voucher to help with the rent; and for the Needs Clearing House to help pay for furniture for his new place. It’s payback time.” Continue Reading →

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Community Support for DiBlasi Family is Swift, Generous & Growing

The Greenwich community shared the story of Salvatore DiBlasi online and the outpouring of support was swift. In just over 24 hours $2,500 was raised, and the effort continues. Salvatore’s daughter Marisa traveled to Chicken Joe’s on Saturday to receive the check. “We’re usually the ones on the giving end,” she said. “It hurts him not to be able to support his family,” she added, referring to her father. Continue Reading →

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