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Entries Tagged as 'Andy Fardy'

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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As The Revenue Tolls–How About Tolls On The Border?

April 25th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy would like to take a hose to politicians opposed to tolls that he writes would create a revenue windfall for Connecticut. The state abolished tolls a few decades ago, but many states now operate modern toll facilities much less intrusive that generate needed cash. Fardy shares his observations: While traveling […]

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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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