JNEWS: Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP] the topic of an HBO show

2015-Aug-17

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1217338/the-politics-of-life-in-david-simons-show-me-a-hero#

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The Politics of Life in David Simon’s “Show Me a Hero”
BY Craig Hubert | August 14, 2015

Nicholas Wasicsko

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In 1988, 29-year-old Nicholas Wasicsko took office in the city of Yonkers. He defeated Angelo R. Martinelli, the six-term Republican most identified with the struggles over court-ordered integration of affordable housing in the city, to become the youngest mayor in the country. He was a “young professional with a new image,” he told the New York Times, which set him apart from his older opponents, even though their positions were not that different. A product of the public school system in Yonkers, he paid his way through four years at Manhattan College by working at a factory, spent a year as a police officer, and had already gained a seat on the City Council before he became mayor. Five years later, Wasicsko was found dead in Oakland Cemetery in Yonkers, where his father was buried, with a gunshot wound to the head, an apparent suicide. He was 34 years old.

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Dear John,

Nicholas is a member of the Class of 1981.

May He Continue to Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wasicsko, Nicholas [MC1981 RIP]

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