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Entries Tagged as 'Andy Fardy'

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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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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