How did they know they were going to make that much money? Actually the school and many parents state it is a good lesson for the students to learn. One football game will not change their lives but a life lesson will.<quoted text>
So Mr hero firefighter what about the money the school lost when the game was canceled? All that money goes towards sports. That's a loss about $15,000 they lost that day. But hey what do you care you got a good job you can afforded to give the school money!!
#22 Dec 18, 2013
#23 Dec 18, 2013
Are we homophobic? We all love looking at each other's balls at the firehouse......wink. What else are we going to do for $45 an hour?
#24 Dec 18, 2013
WOW not good with math or wait never been to a turkey day game.
1500 people x $10.00 per ticket =$15,000
And that's could be on the low side and that's just ticket sales. How about all the food they sell? When you have kids that play football and you donate your time working games you might find these things out.
Leominster vs fitchburg 2500 people x $8 per ticket =$20,000 Ticket sales
But that's right you make $45.00 per hour your a hero
#25 Dec 18, 2013
That's right, take him to school you business genius. Everyone knows it's all pure profit. The concessions are given to the school for free to sell and when the team isn't having a game the field takes care of itself year round. The school could have easily made like $50,000 of pure profit. That's alot of shin guards.
#26 Dec 18, 2013
That's right I am a hero. Every time you see that big red truck go past you it must make you feel so angry. Arghhhhhhhhh!
#27 Dec 24, 2013
The FBI would like to talk to you I am hearing
Since: Feb 10
#28 Dec 25, 2013
Fitchburg man held in missing-child case (VIDEO)
FITCHBURG -- A judge set Elsa Oliver's bail at $100,000 cash and her boyfriend, Alberto Sierra, was ordered held without bail on charges they face in relation to Oliver's missing 5-year-old son, Jeremiah.
The presence of both defendants in the courtroom was waived, and they were held in an adjoining hallway during their dangerousness hearings Tuesday morning.
Oliver and Sierra are facing charges in relation to the disappearance of Jeremiah, who was last seen by relatives in September. Oliver, 28, of 276 Kimball St., is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment of a child and two counts of accessory after the fact of a felony (assault and battery with a dangerous weapon).
Sierra, 22, of 164 Meadowbrook Lane, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) and two counts of assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.
Fitchburg District Court Judge Margaret Guzman said that, upon reviewing the documents submitted by prosecutors, she found "overwhelming evidence" Sierra is dangerous and ordered him held without bail for 90 days, the maximum amount of time possible.
In reviewing the same evidence, Guzman said she found it "clear there is a disparity in the sense of the role of each individual," and did not find Oliver to be dangerous.
While Oliver was granted bail, Guzman said even if Oliver can pay the bail amount, she must resolve a contempt charge in juvenile court and mental-health issues before she could be released. If released, Oliver must wear a GPS-monitoring system, would only have windows for medical and legal appointments and must have daily contact with the Probation Department.
Guzman also extended Oliver's ongoing mental-health evaluation for an additional 20 days, and ordered all of the documents used in determining the dangerousness of the defendants to be impounded for 30 days because of the ongoing investigation.
Oliver's attorney, James Gavin Reardon Jr., said he has yet to glean any useful information from his conversations with her.
"She has a very flat affect. She appeared not to really understand what's going on, and the magnitude of the issue," Reardon said. "We've talked for many hours and I really can't have any useful conversation with her."
Immediately after the completion of the hearing, which lasted only about 20 minutes, Jose Oliver, Jeremiah's father, and Sandrino Oliver, Jeremiah's uncle, were ushered upstairs at the courthouse and did not emerge until about an hour and a half later. Both offered only brief statements to the press.
"I just want to say the cops are doing a good job," Jose Oliver said.
"They are doing their job, so those people that are saying they are not doing their job, yes they are, and let them do their job. All I want to say is I just want to find my son, and that's it."
"Let the cops do their jobs," echoed Sandrino Oliver. "They're doing the best they can to find my nephew."
He urged people to refrain from telling lies and spreading rumors on Facebook because they can interfere in the investigation. He also urged anyone who might have information about Jeremiah to call Fitchburg or state police.
In recent days, police have reportedly been seeking information at local tattoo shops to determine who may have tattooed a butterfly on Elsa Oliver, accompanied by the date Sept. 25, 2013. Jeremiah was last seen by relatives on Sept. 14, and the date may carry significance regarding his disappearance.
Since: Feb 10
#29 Dec 25, 2013
Jose and Sandrino Oliver announced another search would be held Saturday on Kimball Street around the area Elsa Oliver and the children had been living but did not give an exact time.
Other family members expressed anger that Elsa Oliver and Sierra did not show up in court, and said they believed both should have been held without bail.
"If they don't want to give up the kid, they should be charged with murder, regardless if the boy's alive or not, until they speak," said Edward Valcourt, 32, of Worcester. "That's how I feel."
Valcourt, a cousin of Jose Oliver, said he believed they would show their faces if they had nothing to hide.
He recalled Jeremiah as a happy little boy who always had a smile on his face, and said Christmas isn't going to be same without him, though he hasn't seen him in two years.
"Nothing's gonna be ever the same, until we find him, or at least we have closure in our heart, you know," Valcourt said.
While he is dissatisfied by the court's handling of the case, he said he is grateful for how the community has come together to try to find him, and retains hope that Jeremiah will be found alive.
Others expressed disbelief that Elsa Oliver has any mental-health issues.
"I'm not a doctor, but I think she's fine," said Michelle Silva of Worcester.
Silva said she was married to Jose Oliver from 1994 to 2000, and that Elsa Oliver had, on many occasions during her later relationship with him, baby-sat her two children, Sixto, now 19, and Brandon, now 13.
"She was a good woman when I knew her," Silva said.
She said she's shocked and saddened by the entire situation, and how people have been bashing Jose Oliver for not being in his son's life.
"I think we need to remember it's about Jeremiah, not where the father was two years ago," Silva said. "He's here now."
Elsa Oliver will be back in court Jan. 10 after the completion of her extended mental-health evaluation to determine her competency. Both she and Sierra will be back in court for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 24, when the document impoundment expires.
Follow Alana Melanson at facebook.com/alanasentinel
#30 Dec 27, 2013
Why no arrests?
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