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Entries Tagged as 'Andy Fardy'

When Will It Rain Cranes?

April 12th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning

OIB resident curmudgeon Andy Fardy writes frustratingly about the cranes that line the shoreline along I-95, but not his home city. Will we see cranes soon for construction of Bass Prop Shops? Fardy commentary: I was driving on I-95 this week and noticed all the construction cranes that were in use in towns along I-95. […]

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Fardy: State Must Fly New Pilot

March 21st, 2014 · 25 Comments · City Budget, State Politics

OIB commentator Andy Fardy is tired of the growing presence of nonprofits in the city without the state fully funding payments in lieu of taxes. Someone must absorb those costs. He shares his perspective: Nonprofits comprise about half of Bridgeport’s grand list. We all know the state pays us “PILOT” money, which means payment in […]

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Finally Here! Democratic Town Committee Primaries–Don’t Mess With Maria

March 4th, 2014 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: Bridgeport Working Families Party Chair Maria Pereira, a registered Democrat, is passionate about her political work. So passionate, she’s handing out cut cards to her voter contacts in front of Hooker School precinct crossing out the names of town committee candidates she had supported including Pat Fardy and Ann Barney in the Upper East […]

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Showdown For Democratic Town Committe Primaries–What Slate Are You Supporting Tuesday?

March 3rd, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What are you hearing on the eve of Democratic Town Committee primaries in seven political districts? It’s been a long time since the city’s experienced this type of action in so many districts. The winners will join the 90-member DTC that elects a chairman and endorses candidates for public office this year and next year […]

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Getting Mad With The Courage To Do Something About It

February 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, News and Events

One thing about retired city firefighter Andy Fardy, he doesn’t operate with a weak hose. He tells you exactly how he feels. He’s hoping anger in the city will lead to a political powerwashing on March 4. But that takes will and organizational efforts, as he points out in this commentary. Fardy’s wife Pat, a […]

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Driveway To Manny’s Mansion Tops Among Stories For May/June 2013

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

We learned in June in a story published by the Connecticut Post, the city paid controversial developer Manny Moutinho $400,000 to improve his own Stratford waterfront property as part of an airport safety project. There’s still gravel to unravel in this story. Other headliners from May and June:

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Little Things Mean A Lot For City’s Quality Of Life

June 27th, 2013 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired Bridgeport firefighter Andy Fardy is the quintessential meat-and-potatoes observer of neighborhood life from his perch on the Upper East Side. Small things, he says, add up when it comes to government services. He shares some thoughts about the little things not getting done. Do you agree? The politicians running Bridgeport just don’t understand it […]

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