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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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Parking Concerns Raised At New Roosevelt School

October 20th, 2014 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Bridgeport Education Association President Rob Traber is scheduled to address the City Council Monday night regarding parking at the new Roosevelt School in the South End. In a related commentary retired city firefighter Andy Fardy raises questions about school parking. I have a question, who is in charge of designing the new schools in Bridgeport? […]

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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 · Firefighters, Law Enforcement

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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