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Entries Tagged as 'Andy Fardy'

Pereira Wins Soured-Relationship Battle, Case Dismissed By State, Hosts First Fundraiser For Legislative Run

April 29th, 2016 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The State Elections Enforcement Commission has dismissed a 2014 complaint against school board member Maria Pereira alleging that during the March 4, 2014 Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee Primary she “impermissibly utilized and/or failed to attribute flyers that she passed out at the Thomas Hooker School polling place” and campaigned within 75 feet of the precinct against […]

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Who Done It? Pereira Slate Walk Piece Altered In Democratic Town Committee Battle

February 15th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two years ago when Maria Pereira had a falling-out with three members of a Democratic Town Committee primary slate she had supported she literally crossed out their names and handed the palm card to voters in front of Thomas Hooker School. The three candidates did not win. Once again embroiled in a town committee tussle for […]

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Fardy: Police Management Must Snap To Attention

December 11th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Law Enforcement

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy asserts Mayor Joe Ganim has his work cut out for him addressing reforms within the Police Department. In this commentary Fardy raises questions about the department’s handling of disciplinary action. Well, Joe Ganim has inherited a pile of problems courtesy of Bill Finch and his management people.

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Taxpayer Money Burns Pending City Employee Investigations

January 5th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city arson investigator Andy Fardy, in a commentary, argues city officials burn taxpayer money investigating charges against city employees. From Fardy: When is the city going to stop taking taxpayer money to pay people who are suspended and are facing serious charges? The question is, Why are we paying them to stay home while […]

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Shining Sunlight On Moonlight

December 17th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy takes a hose to city employees, he says, are moonlighting financially. Fardy commentary: Every time you think someone in the Finch administration can’t screw up any more than they already have … they up and surprise you again.

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In The Wake Of Police Controversies, What If?

December 9th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Law Enforcement

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy defends police action in the latest grand jury controversies in Ferguson Missouri and New York City. He presents the following supposition: We have all read and watched the demonstrations about the police shooting in Ferguson Missouri and the death of Eric Garner in New York who died as the result […]

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End The Silence On Education

December 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments · Education

On a day thousands rallied on the New Haven Green for public school equity, long-time political observer Andy Fardy weighs in with this commentary: Why are we still sending our kids to failing schools? Year after year we have the same schools that are listed as failing and yet nothing is done to correct this […]

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Take Down Abandoned Buildings

November 24th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Firefighters

Retired city arson investigator Andy Fardy has some advice for the city attending recently to fires at vacant buildings: take them down. From Fardy:

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