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Entries Tagged as 'Andy Fardy'

If Smoking Is Banned In Parks, Why Not Prohibit Charcoal Grills?

September 29th, 2014 · 23 Comments · City Council, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes if the City Council approves a proposed smoking ban in city parks, they must also extinguish charcoal grilling. From Fardy: I would like to comment on the recent meeting of the ordinance committee in which they discussed a smoking ban in the parks. My question is why pass another […]

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Fardy To Would-be Mayors: Get Off Your Butts, Address Public Safety

September 17th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, Firefighters

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes if the potential candidates for mayor (crickets) won’t weigh in about public safety, he will. From Fardy: It’s time for the mayoral candidates to step up and address public safety. To date none of the potential candidates have done so.

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Reform Public Safety Hiring, Bridgeport Jobs For Bridgeport People

August 20th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Cops, Firefighters

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes that harm is being done to the Civil Service system that was enacted following the election of Jasper McLevy in 1933, a major campaign promise of the Socialist mayor limiting the spoils system of government. Fardy argues in particular the city is behind in the hiring of public safety […]

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When Little People Must Give More

August 11th, 2014 · 51 Comments · City Budget

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy argues in a commentary that union leaders must stand up to the executive-level municipal salary increases while their people are asked for givebacks. It’s time for the Bridgeport union leaders who caved to the Finch administration to grow a backbone and say enough is enough. The unions that held firm […]

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Fardy: City Council Concession Demands Robbery Without A Gun

August 8th, 2014 · 27 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy claims in a commentary the City Council vote a year ago seeking union concessions was done under false pretenses. I read where the city administration has not received the givebacks they sought from many of the unions. The city sold the unions a bill of goods the givebacks were necessary […]

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Fardy: Bridgeport And Detroit Sister Cities

July 14th, 2014 · 137 Comments · News and Events

A claim Bridgeport has a lot in common with troubled Detroit has city officials firing back. OIB commentator Andy Fardy, a retired city firefighter, declares Bridgeport is flaming out just like Detroit. Is the comparison fair? What say you? Fardy’s commentary follows: Bridgeport and Detroit, what do they have in common? Well let’s see:

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What’s A Newspaper’s Responsibility?

June 19th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media

OIB poster Andy Fardy isn’t bashful about expressing his point of view, be it blowtorching government power or questioning media responsibility. The retired city firefighter often takes a hose to the establishment. In this commentary he expresses frustration about what he says is the Connecticut Post “failing to do its job” as a community watchdog […]

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