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2014-01-13 08:30:45

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pembroke Pines City Commissioners have contracted with Fort Lauderdale-based Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. (CGA) to provide management for the operation and maintenance of all city-owned facilities and grounds, including Charter Schools. By outsourcing to CGA as a private contract provider, the city estimates saving an annual $504,405. The five-year contract is in the amount of $5.9 million per year. CGA will staff the...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'