Tuesday, January 30, 2007
John Fabrizi: Speaking on Bridgeport’s future. Contributed PhotoBridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi will speak at the next Y’s Men of Westport Weston session on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Saugatuck Congregational Church.
In his talk titled “Building a Better Bridgeport,” the mayor will outline the progress that Bridgeport has made over the last three years and outline his plans for the future of Connecticut’s largest city.
Fabrizi, a lifelong Bridgeport resident, was City Council president when he became mayor in 2003 when former Mayor Joseph Ganim resigned when facing jail on federal corruption charges.
For more information about the Y’s Men, call Bill Meyer at (203) 226-3704 or Jon Fox at (203) 227-2679 or visit www.ysmenwestportweston.org.
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CHIEF NORWOOD SHOULD KEEP DISTANCE FROM FABRIZI
This editorial is no way criticizing your work as the top cop in the City of Bridgeport, Chief Bryan Norwood. I think you are doing a great job keeping the streets and police officers safe and you should be commended for it. You are the only one of the few Department heads that my administration team will keep when I am elected mayor for the City of Bridgeport in 2007. Here is some advice, stay clear of Mayor Fabrizi when in public. He is the enemy in the war against drugs and you, Chief Norwood, are the general in the City of Bridgeport’s army fighting the war against drugs. Mayor Fabrizi committed a crime by buying and using cocaine. Just ask the Mayor why does he refuse to hand over the City of Bridgeport’s phone records? Maybe it is because his and members of his administration are connected to the drug dealers. Why is the Mayor refusing to attend Freedom of Information Hearings regarding his refusal to hand over phone records as well as discussing his relationship with drug dealer, Shawn Fardy? What are the Mayor and his administration hiding from the residents of Bridgeport? My facts speak for it self.Every time you are seen with the Mayor, you are setting a bad example to the youth and fellow officers of Bridgeport. Chief Norwood, I know it is hard for you because the Mayor is the Chief Executive of the city and is the ex-officio head of the police department. The same year when the Mayor was buying drugs from Shawn Fardy, 14 to 20 fellow police officers in the United States were killed in the line of duty fighting the war on drugs. Nobody expects politicians to be perfect, but we should all expect them to obey the law. How can the city’s Chief Executive enforce the law in Bridgeport when he doesn’t obey the laws himself? The Mayor is not taking full responsibility for his actions and does not care about you, his own family, or the residents of Bridgeport. If he did, he would do the right thing and step down as Mayor. The Mayor only cares about himself. Where is Shawn Fardy now? Sitting in jail for stealing a car and endangering young kids? Why didn’t the Mayor try to get help for Shawn, who happens to be a City of Bridgeport resident? It is the Mayor’s job to help the residents of Bridgeport, such as Shawn Fardy, with his addiction to sell. The Mayor failed to get him help. What kind of example is that from a Mayor that claims to lead a city of turmoil to promise? He promises to clean up the drugs and crime issues but at the same time he is encouraging the drug trafficking to continue by his actions. He broke the one law that you, Chief Norwood, and fellow police officers are enforcing. The Mayor knew that it was illegal and yet he proceeded. He only thought about himself. He did not think how if would affect his family, his job, the city employees, or the residents of Bridgeport. Once again, this is not an attack on you, Chief Norwood. You need to be aware of the image you will portray being with Mayor Fabrizi in the public view. I look forward to working with you when I am elected Mayor in 2007. We will clean City Hall out of all this bad corruption together. It will not be like the current Mayor Fabrizi’s administration that uses a broom without a handle on it to sweep corruption. We are going to use a big Louisville slugger to clean up City Hall and make it drug and corruption free. Please remember Chief Norwood that we are role models to the residents of Bridgeport and they have the right to expect our politicians, leaders, teachers, preachers, police officers, and firefighters to do the right thing and set a good example by being drug free.
John Bolton –
2007 Mayor Candidate for City of Bridgeport
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