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With 10 months left on his contract in Fitchburg, Police Chief Robert DeMoura may be headed for Somerville.
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Jun 18, 2010
 
DeMoura is one of the most well known hard working man, he deserves this new postion, and anyone who has the time to write on this post and be harsh and rude about DeMoura is extremely heartless, DeMoura cares about his city and his family which comes first in his life. He has helped changed Fitchburg in so many good ways, so i wish him the best of luck where ever he goes, so best of luch to you Chief Robert DeMoura.
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Jun 18, 2010
 
First Leominster Resident wrote:
That is to bad. He has done a good job in horrible situation.
I agree with you, these people who are writing on these walls post, are the only heartless people in the town, lets grow up, stop being jealous.
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Jun 18, 2010
 
sonny wrote:
First thing,Demoura was suppose to move to Fitchburg, and never did, so no one should be surprised that he is looking for another job. Second, if he doesn't get the job, I hope Fitchburg does not renew his contract this year!!! He wants out.
Third and most important I pray that Bozo doesn't try again to become chief!!!! We would be better of without one.
Wow, and you have no life, if all you can do is write on this and have nothing good to say, grow up and get a job.
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Jun 18, 2010
 
Good ole boys wrote:
Wow, you seem to know the inside runnings of the FPD. You have a stake in this! LMAO!
Don't tell me that was you with the golf club outside my house today? If you come at me with that golf club ; I'll stick it up your a.s.s!!
Your network of "good ole boys" are punks! You are common criminals that hide behind your badge! you are cowardly perverted crooks that arrest grown men for the same crimes that you are committing!!
Your days are done punk!
Haha, get some help.
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#70
Jun 18, 2010
 
Keep up the good work DeMoura, wishing you the best.
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Jun 18, 2010
 
sonny wrote:
First thing,Demoura was suppose to move to Fitchburg, and never did, so no one should be surprised that he is looking for another job. Second, if he doesn't get the job, I hope Fitchburg does not renew his contract this year!!! He wants out.
Third and most important I pray that Bozo doesn't try again to become chief!!!! We would be better of without one.
We would be better off without one? What are you on? You are out of your mind, DeMoura has brought so much change for the city.
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Jun 18, 2010
 
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>And what is it that makes you qualified to meet privately with any Chief of Police of any community to discuss his goals, methods and philosophies about how to best serve his community??? Being an X Con doesn't cut it... You need to get some help before you hurt yourself. Next time you try to cut up at least have the **** to do it length wise will ya... What a freakin maroon!!! LMAO
Grow up
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#73
Jun 18, 2010
 
Damn, stop spamming the thread. Say it in one post.
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#74
Jun 19, 2010
 
hahaha "Go for it" and "Resident" the same person!!!!!
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Jun 20, 2010
 
Jimmy says time to get serious on punks, and criminals.

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McNamarra, you couldn't walk up my stairs to knock the door down. The post that you are commenting on I am advocating for more and better police! I advocate for better vehicles. It is evident that this is out of shape Mcnamarra.
Your idea of assisting ex cons on running the city is a great idea; it is obvious that the fat, out of shape "good ole boy network" can't get things done! After all Austraila was built by a penal colony.
As we see with Tasca the crook and now Keady the s.ex offender, we can't trust you people. It got so bad in the FPD that Tasca stated "everyone did it"; it got to a point where these people in positions of power felt that they were entitled to be allowed to steal!
Seriously,take Tasca. He admits that the entire administration within the FPD has been utilizing "match book comp time" or "taco bell wrapper kept comp time".This is an out of control rogue bunch that commits crime because they feel like they are above the law!
I am dissapointed with the Mayor as she took half measures here; Kearns should of been fired also. Louney,kearns and tasca should have been arrested and charged! The Mayor gets along with Kearns so she didn't fire him.
The night you laughed and stated that your buddy was running the station, those days are over! get on a diet FAT BOY!!
I didn't know Taca was a crook and Keady was a sex offender and Kearns was friends of the Mayor? Who's Keady anyway, he's not showing up on the sex assault registry?

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Wow, you seem to know the inside runnings of the FPD. You have a stake in this! LMAO!
Don't tell me that was you with the golf club outside my house today? If you come at me with that golf club ; I'll stick it up your a.s.s!!
Your network of "good ole boys" are punks! You are common criminals that hide behind your badge! you are cowardly perverted crooks that arrest grown men for the same crimes that you are committing!!
Your days are done punk!
You're scary, why are you so angry?
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I didn't know Taca was a crook and Keady was a sex offender and Kearns was friends of the Mayor? Who's Keady anyway, he's not showing up on the sex assault registry?
Stamos, I believe Keady was the Mayor in Shirley who got caught filming all the women in the city hall bathroom!

I reference to Tasca, you need to ask the mayor to reveal all the files of the investigation. I mean after she read them she had him fired and then held a press conference stating that what he had down severed the trust of community! She stated that he changed accounting post which is illegal if you did not know! And the city attorney stated that what he did equated to grand larceny and that Louney should have been fired also but that he retired the day before the investigation began.

See, these are all others statements and behaviors; ask them for once Stamos! And it was Tasca himself that stated everyone was taking money in that fashion for years! He dry snitched on the others not me!

What is your point here? Yes, it is true that I don't really care for Kearns, so what? He purposefully stonewalled an investigation. My mother had asked him not to have a certain person call her with the results and that is exactly what he did!

That station was run into the ground by these guys, I didn't do that! My mother is handicap and they treated so poorly that I really do not want to get back into it!

What is your point here Stamos? Stamos go to the other blogs where all the co workers of these guys were stating all these things! I never stated about Kearns pointing a gun at another officers face!

Others that knew these guys posted those things such as golfing while getting paid and laying around the pool and spending all the city's money corruptly.

Then the city council takes out it's rubber stamp and allows it to continue instead of properly managing things!

I thought Conry and Kevin took that rubber stamp with them when they left office but it seems like it still is in city hall!

Stamos, it all comes down to proper management of the city and all its departments. I was running to be Mayor of Fitchburg! I looked into every single department and I sat and listened to past city council meetings and read all city board meetings.

What is your point? If I didn't have the 1992 thing then people would not have been allowed to do what they did to me! I might of been Mayor!
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keep DeMoura wrote:
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I understand that we had 16 civil dispatchers that were fired. Mylott fired these dispatchers.We can't unspill spilled milk.
What we can do is look into Peabodys' system where their dispatchers cover all emergency dispatches. This would put more firefighters and police on the street.
I called 911 over a gas leak and the cop told me not to call the 911 line. After searching online for a number to the fire station and a non 911 line; I called 911 again mad and another cop patched me through to the fire dispatcher. The Fire department arrived and told me to always call 911 for a gas leak.
It is evident that these cops are still peed 0ff at having to answer to 911 calls. It is actually a good practice for them to understand emergency situations. All cops should have to spend time at dispatch.
The FPD is at a crossroads. Some dead weight is gone ad more is retiring. Fitchburg has a chance at hirering fresh blood. As they do this they cannot fill the do nothing positions! There are cops who need to face training to get back in shape or they need to lay them off!! These overweight cops are a liability to the city!
We need faster and more advanced equipment to assist our law enforcement. We need to keep DeMoura; it will benefit his resume as well as the city. He has just begun to change things. If he leaves now, all will be for not!
We need a Mayor will a long term vision for Fitchburg. The horse and buggies are long gone!!! We need to join the rest of the world. Match DeMouras salary offering from Somerville and explain why Fitchburg would enhance his resume.
Cheif, half measures avail nothing; make Fitchburg a model for the rest of the state!
Stamos, who is that keep Demoura guy?
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Stamos wrote:
DeMoura has NO allegiance to the city. It's time to send him on his way and fill the position with a life long resident who has an interest in protecting the city's citizens. If Demoura had his way, illegal immigrants would be given a driverís licenses to kill.
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Stamos, I was just re reading these posts. I was the only Demoura supporter! Even after what he did to me I would still say that he has done better for Fitchburg. I will criticize him when I feel that he is wrong but I will also tell the truth when he does the right things.

This is why I am a registered independent. After reading this thread over it is obvious that Demoura has done more with less! I do also believe that the State Police presence is a MAJOR help in terms of policing.

I bet there are as many state police within Fitchburg now than there are Fitchburg pd. This is a good thing!

But overall and with what Demoura did to me I would have to be honest and state that he has done better than past Chiefs.

Stamos, it is all about management! And you need to have consequences in order to manage!

That is what happened at the University; when my brother turned in Rat face and requested for the two employees to be at least split up while at work; the Univesrity swept the report under the ole rug and said no to my brothers' request. In essence they took away my brothers' ability to properly manage these two.
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Lynch wrote:
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Stamos, I believe Keady was the Mayor in Shirley who got caught filming all the women in the city hall bathroom!
I reference to Tasca, you need to ask the mayor to reveal all the files of the investigation. I mean after she read them she had him fired and then held a press conference stating that what he had down severed the trust of community! She stated that he changed accounting post which is illegal if you did not know! And the city attorney stated that what he did equated to grand larceny and that Louney should have been fired also but that he retired the day before the investigation began.
See, these are all others statements and behaviors; ask them for once Stamos! And it was Tasca himself that stated everyone was taking money in that fashion for years! He dry snitched on the others not me!
What is your point here? Yes, it is true that I don't really care for Kearns, so what? He purposefully stonewalled an investigation. My mother had asked him not to have a certain person call her with the results and that is exactly what he did!
That station was run into the ground by these guys, I didn't do that! My mother is handicap and they treated so poorly that I really do not want to get back into it!
What is your point here Stamos? Stamos go to the other blogs where all the co workers of these guys were stating all these things! I never stated about Kearns pointing a gun at another officers face!
Others that knew these guys posted those things such as golfing while getting paid and laying around the pool and spending all the city's money corruptly.
Then the city council takes out it's rubber stamp and allows it to continue instead of properly managing things!
I thought Conry and Kevin took that rubber stamp with them when they left office but it seems like it still is in city hall!
Stamos, it all comes down to proper management of the city and all its departments. I was running to be Mayor of Fitchburg! I looked into every single department and I sat and listened to past city council meetings and read all city board meetings.
What is your point? If I didn't have the 1992 thing then people would not have been allowed to do what they did to me! I might of been Mayor!
Let me tell you something about Kearns. If he was an arriving officer at a scene that I was near and he stated to step back then I would step back!

In other words, I can have differences with certain people and still conduct myself accordingly! I don't understand you Stamos?

To be honest, I am not sure if it was Kearns but there was an officer across the street at the drug bust and Kearns stated something to two stateys about me. I would like to know what that officer had to say.

Now there is the difference, if I have an issue with someone I will file a complaint, I wouldn't wrongly use my authority to attempt to state something about that person in an attempt to bring dislike for me by a couple state police!

Those guys were doing their job they didn't care what he had to say as it was obvious. They were professionals.
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You're scary, why are you so angry?
Stamos, I couldn't find that post! Where is it? Who had a golf club and outside who's house?

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Chief DeMoura has had many meetings with his officers and explained what he wants from them. Officers in Fitchburg have become more pleasant to deal with. They still need lots of work but it is better than before when they conducted themselves like rude thugs to everyone. Ask business owners how rude the FPD has been before DeMoura.
The Chief has done what prior Chiefs have done but with 32 less employees. Remember that it was a better economy when crime was up in Fitchburg. So he has done the same with less police in a worse economy.
Louney was made to see the writing on the wall and left before he was fired. Tasca was fired. Other "good ole boys" got the message. In order for a city to change for the better; you need community relations! I believe that DeMoura worked on this; I see a lot of room to continue to work on these issues.
I have made mention of the out of shape officers at the FPD; I believe that the Chief will address this issue. If these cops don't get into shape, they will be dropping dead from heart attacks and their families will sue! I believe that these out of shape cops need to meet goals and deadlines to get into shape or face a layoff!
We need more positive intervention of the police with our youth! Programs could be implemented through the grant monies set out for Fitchburg commuter rail projects. Give some cops business cards that they can give to the youth who they deem on the fence between falling into crime or a better life; these business cards could direct them to entitled jobs with the commuter rail project.
I believe that Chief DeMoura has the skill and energy to implement such projects. Letting DeMoura go and allowing Kearns to take over is like taking one step forward and two back. Fitchburg has already taken tough steps forward; we cannot afford a major set back!
In order for this city to survive and strive, we must block all avenues of accessability from the "good ole boy network". There was more to the Tasca situation than stealing money and cooking of the books.It was an allowed practice that was illegal that they got use to useing!!
But he deemed you NOT credible, how do you feel about him now?
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Nov 21, 2013
 
Heard Hamel is getting the city job,retired from the univ. Good for Jim. Dint it safe,fit and funin Fitchburg
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Stamos wrote:
<quoted text>But he deemed you NOT credible, how do you feel about him now?
I agree that Chief Demoura up till that point was very good for the FPD. I still believe that the hire of Chief Demoura alone stopped a rogue force which he admitted being a total mess to me in person!

Unfortunately after the Chief was given a pay raise and after Tasca was reinstated Demoura stopped trying. Over all he still is better than what could have been.

I still would like to see a Demoura like Chief but someone with more resolve. Someone that can better manage and properly deal with corrupt police.

Overall Demoura was good for Fitchburg. In my case, YES he dropped the ball. He could of settled everything before it came to a point where the FPD had to spend all its resources covering up crime and injustice.

His statement about me was driven by his need to hold the line and protect the thin blue line. What he should of done is he should of protected the honest part of that thin blue line and properly addressed the corrupt part. That would of been his break through and brought him to Brattons status and it would of changed Fitchburg for the better.

Everyone was watching, everyone knew the truth of what happened. He dropped the ball and you would have to ask him why?

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