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.
Entries Tagged as 'Tom McCarthy'
December 17th, 2014 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?
December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.
December 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Council, News and Events
In his latest commentary, city fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee claims the City Council needs lots of coaching in financial matters and as a budget and legislative body is, well, laughable. Several years ago I had listened to mostly negative comments about the way governmental things run in Bridgeport and decided to educate myself on […]
November 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
City Attorney Mark Anastasi’s filtering legal interpretations always intrigue. Monday at 6 p.m. the City Council’s Miscellaneous Matters Committee will meet in the Democratic Caucus Room of City Hall, inside the council chambers, for “An Informational session with City Attorney Mark Anastasi giving us a brief update on rules regarding the discussion and procedures of […]
November 19th, 2014 · 44 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events
Former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh contends city employee councilor Richard Paoletto is being protected from his second sexual harassment allegation, the first of which the Troll says led to a slap on the wrist. City Council President Tom McCarthy, deputy director of Labor Relations, has recused himself from the city’s review process, writing “the […]
November 13th, 2014 · 48 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From the 16th floor of the 10 Middle Street high rise Downtown overlooking the East Side, Mayor Bill Finch and project developers announced on Wednesday Starbucks and Chipotle as the latest additions to Steelpointe Harbor joining Bass Pro Shops, the first announced anchor commercial tenant under construction, in the long-awaited redevelopment of the East Side.
November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]