Official: Wetlands law violated - Sentinel & Enterprise

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A member of the city's Conservation Commission said city workers violated state wetlands protection laws when they removed trees, stumps and a pond in Forrest Hill Cemetery without having the work approved by ...
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Aug 4, 2008
 
If fixing this problem costs the city a lot of money then somebody needs to lose their job.
Steve

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Aug 4, 2008
 
get over it
Conservationist

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#3
Aug 4, 2008
 
Yes, get over it. Sounds like the Fitchburg Conservation Commission mishandled this. They should have gone to city officials rather than approach workers. Many Conservation Commissions have run amuck and most don't practice what they preach. In Ayer the commission was formally cited by MASS D.E.P. for violating the Wetlands Protection Act but it was hushed up.

I suggest the city sit down with the commission and explain to them what the chain of command is.
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#4
Aug 4, 2008
 
Michael Donnelly related to Tom? Sounds like whah whah to me.
Daisy

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#5
Aug 4, 2008
 
The rules are the rules and if they are not followed then perhaps someone should lose their job and their salary used to fix the problem.
Boulder City

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Aug 4, 2008
 
If this pond was near a cemetary, one has to ask what *(^% is wrong with that? Are they afraid the dearly departed will be deprived of clean drinking water? Or could it be a disease will kill what's already dead in the cemetary. Or does the Conservation Commission worry about the living organisms in the cemetary?(what ever that may be???)

Just another example of beating a dead horse to gain political mileage in Fitchburg. Should that surprise anyone...I think not!

The only deadheads are found on the Conservation Commission.
Jim M

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#7
Aug 4, 2008
 
What a waste of our tax dollars on some so stupid as this.
taxpayer

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#8
Aug 4, 2008
 
What this is really all about is getting the Wetlands Protection Ordinance they proposed passed. Donnelly's comment at the end of the article about how this would not have gotten this far if the proposed ordinance was in place reveals the true intent in making this issue public.
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Aug 5, 2008
 
Jim M wrote:
What a waste of our tax dollars on some so stupid as this.
I agree, We in the bugr have alot more pressing matters than fixing a swamp! Let Donnely pay for it!
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Feb 23, 2013
 
since when has Donnelly cared aboutn ethics Isn't he the slum lord?
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What a waste of our tax dollars on some so stupid as this.
Jim M ?? Who?? Interesting. Violating Wet lands and developments that have together destroyed and overwhelmed our sewer system.

F---It until years later right? Zoning board just pass these developments through so they can get digging our sewer system is waiting to become overwhelmed!

This is part of the problem! Then onto the trash system!! Waste Management destroyed our air,water and land and each Mayor co-signed their mess and finally Mayor Wong zung the citizen with fee increases concerning trash!

How about something that would benefit the average citizen like better access to and from Fitchburg?? A better and safer business enviroment?
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Feb 23, 2013
 

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Jim M ?? Who?? Interesting. Violating Wet lands and developments that have together destroyed and overwhelmed our sewer system.
F---It until years later right? Zoning board just pass these developments through so they can get digging our sewer system is waiting to become overwhelmed!
This is part of the problem! Then onto the trash system!! Waste Management destroyed our air,water and land and each Mayor co-signed their mess and finally Mayor Wong zung the citizen with fee increases concerning trash!
How about something that would benefit the average citizen like better access to and from Fitchburg?? A better and safer business enviroment?
Golly, you've nailed the problem. As soon as you get into office you should get rid of those ugly new trash bins and go back to piling up any and everything on the street. Get rid of that annoying recycling so our landfill can shut down sooner. You got my vote!
Lynch for Mayor

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Golly, you've nailed the problem. As soon as you get into office you should get rid of those ugly new trash bins and go back to piling up any and everything on the street. Get rid of that annoying recycling so our landfill can shut down sooner. You got my vote!
The trash bins is a positive. Just because this is a positive all the negatives should not be overshadowed. You are shallow in your thinking.

What did the city get out of it from Waste Management? The city just saved waste management 100s of thousands by seperating the trash for them. Waste Management wins all around as they sell the recyclables.

Did Fitchburg redo its contract with waste management? The citizens of Fitchburg now pay twice as much for trash removal. Waste Management Collects half the amount of trash for the same price and they now charge for ANY and all big items.

Now let me tell you who else wins; the politicians! If you research into contributions you will notice heavy contributions from relative companies.

Now, you have to begin to look into the yards! Wait for the summer as you will smell it and see the rats, flies and racoons. This has became a serious health issue. There needed to be a back up plan to follow the situation.

Let me remind you that Waste Management wasn't being generous to Fitchburg through its contracting. Their presence has polluted the air, the water and the land. You do not see rich community's allowing a dump in their community.

I seen contributions made to certain public officials that look very suspicious. This in my mind affects every Fitchburg citizen. This is what I mean when I state the the city of Fitchburg belongs to every citizen of Fitchburg.

This also goes for EVERY new fee and increase in EVERY tax.There are issues within Fitchburg which you know are not right. You should be on the same page. Fitchburg should be a proud community as it is filled with great people.

TodayI seen someone that I haven't seen in many years. I told themI live in Fitchburg and they said oh, Dirty Burg. This comes from the city looking rundown and dirty. We need to utilize the community development money for whatis was intended for and not for city employee OT costs!
Lynch for Mayor

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If this pond was near a cemetary, one has to ask what *(^% is wrong with that? Are they afraid the dearly departed will be deprived of clean drinking water? Or could it be a disease will kill what's already dead in the cemetary. Or does the Conservation Commission worry about the living organisms in the cemetary?(what ever that may be???)
Just another example of beating a dead horse to gain political mileage in Fitchburg. Should that surprise anyone...I think not!
The only deadheads are found on the Conservation Commission.
This posts was from 2008. Now the citizens of Fitchburg are paying dearly for past decisions that were made to benefit a few network members. Who did it help? Stretching the rules for a few while the harworking suffer is plain wrong and is a long term failure that every citizen always ends up paying for.
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The trash bins is a positive. Just because this is a positive all the negatives should not be overshadowed. You are shallow in your thinking.
What did the city get out of it from Waste Management? The city just saved waste management 100s of thousands by seperating the trash for them. Waste Management wins all around as they sell the recyclables.
Did Fitchburg redo its contract with waste management? The citizens of Fitchburg now pay twice as much for trash removal. Waste Management Collects half the amount of trash for the same price and they now charge for ANY and all big items.
Now let me tell you who else wins; the politicians! If you research into contributions you will notice heavy contributions from relative companies.
Now, you have to begin to look into the yards! Wait for the summer as you will smell it and see the rats, flies and racoons. This has became a serious health issue. There needed to be a back up plan to follow the situation.
Let me remind you that Waste Management wasn't being generous to Fitchburg through its contracting. Their presence has polluted the air, the water and the land. You do not see rich community's allowing a dump in their community.
I seen contributions made to certain public officials that look very suspicious. This in my mind affects every Fitchburg citizen. This is what I mean when I state the the city of Fitchburg belongs to every citizen of Fitchburg.
This also goes for EVERY new fee and increase in EVERY tax.There are issues within Fitchburg which you know are not right. You should be on the same page. Fitchburg should be a proud community as it is filled with great people.
TodayI seen someone that I haven't seen in many years. I told themI live in Fitchburg and they said oh, Dirty Burg. This comes from the city looking rundown and dirty. We need to utilize the community development money for whatis was intended for and not for city employee OT costs!
That's why we burn our coaches. We are trying to save the city some money. As someone in politics maybe you can come and speak at FSU and spread the word?
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Feb 24, 2013
 
3 plead guilty in S. Boston beating death

Doris Sue Wong, Globe Staff

Three men accused in the clubbing and spearing death of Andrew S. McDonough last summer pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to manslaughter.

Judge Robert Banks ordered Jason D. Clifford, 21, of Dorchester to serve 7 to 15 years, and Kevin Lynch, 23, of South Boston to serve 6 to 15 years in the state prison in Walpole; and Brian Lynch, 20, of South Boston to serve 20 years in the state prison in Concord.

Clifford will be eligible for parole in about five years, Kevin Lynch in about four, and Brian Lynch in about two years.
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Michael Donnelly related to Tom? Sounds like whah whah to me.
leave the Donnellys alone. they re going through a lot
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Golly, you've nailed the problem. As soon as you get into office you should get rid of those ugly new trash bins and go back to piling up any and everything on the street. Get rid of that annoying recycling so our landfill can shut down sooner. You got my vote!
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3 plead guilty in S. Boston beating death
Doris Sue Wong, Globe Staff
Three men accused in the clubbing and spearing death of Andrew S. McDonough last summer pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to manslaughter.
Judge Robert Banks ordered Jason D. Clifford, 21, of Dorchester to serve 7 to 15 years, and Kevin Lynch, 23, of South Boston to serve 6 to 15 years in the state prison in Walpole; and Brian Lynch, 20, of South Boston to serve 20 years in the state prison in Concord.
Clifford will be eligible for parole in about five years, Kevin Lynch in about four, and Brian Lynch in about two years.
Imformative post.
Lynch for Mayor

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Imformative post.
That is not informative, ask for more details and you may get informed. In fact I gave youmany more details out here and you continue to ignore them all! So in essence you are just harrassing me?

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