Residents of Fitchburg's Marshall Street taking back the neighborhood
After a recent spate of violence, preceded by years of improvements, Marshall Street and area residents say they are ready to reclaim their neighborhood.
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#1 Jul 8, 2013
I applaud these residents. It is time to take the community back!!!!!!!!!!
#2 Jul 8, 2013
I think they will do fine on their own. They don't need anything from you.
#3 Jul 8, 2013
Lynch, you and your family are the definition of white trash. Are your mother and father brother and sister?
#4 Jul 8, 2013
Taking the neighborhood back from whom? They are the ones who ruined it. It's possible the interviews went 'Hold on a second here comes my son and pregnant 15 yr. old daughter I want to find out how the drive by went and if they stole my welfare check again... those rascals!!'.
#5 Jul 8, 2013
Civil Service Supporter? You are one classy person, huh? You have issues, look in the mirror, are you proud of what you see???
Just answer the question ,honestly if you can stomach being honest!
#6 Jul 9, 2013
Where there is welfare there is crime.
#7 Jul 9, 2013
This councilor and Demoura should have been concentrating on this street and others for years already.
It is always the same thing; REACTION!!! Nothing gets done or said until tragedies mount.
When is the last time that there was a community meeting? Go to a Ward meeting and state that there has been a couch on Highland ave now for a few months and they will answer; "I don't see a problem as I called for a couch and they came and picked it up.." No solutions, no answers, NOTHING!
There are couches throughout Fitchburg just sitting on the sidewalk. They sit there throughout the rain day after day and then someone comes along and smashes it up and then it will sit for days and days again. Then other trash accumulates around the couch and the rats begin to make it home.
#8 Jul 9, 2013
I live in a couch on the side of the road In the dirty burg. Dont try to oust me from my home me and the rats need a place to stay
#9 Jul 9, 2013
I do believe you know a thing about rats, and snitches for that matter.
#10 Jul 9, 2013
STFU already will you! Once and for all. Only reaction huh, propose early intervention on any issue the Government, State or Federal should do and you'll get a face full of "no we can't" since nobody will allow for any additional monies to be spent, collected or otherwise made available for anything that serves the people, you know, the original premise of the Constitution, the people and all that!
Proactively collect couches, I think you're braindead. Take a ride (I just did over the weekend), go up 13 to 101, take 101 west, come back down 2A or something. Do you know how many chairs, couches and other furnature you'll see in front of houses and anywhere along the roads, they're COUNTLESS.
Roads bridges, please, any one of them can crumble beneath you at any time. Firefighters, Police, Parks (national or state), any services the Government is supposed to be there for the benefit of the people and you can forget it!!!
Unless you're a Corporation, a Bank, an Energy Company, any private entity that makes profit, already a millionaire or billionaire, else you can forget any chance of anything being done for the people!
There's a stranglehold on this country and it's ruining it and us! We are a corpratocracy baby, Conservatives love it, everything goes to the private sector no matter how much THEY destroy everything they get their hands on, no matter how crappy a job they do, no matter how corrupt and dangerous it is, no matter how much MORE it costs, everyone thinks it's just f-ing great so suck it up, this country's best days are behind us and they're not coming back in our lifetimes!!
You better hang on bub cause if you still think the heart of this country is the working man I got news for you, that's long gone.
Watch real soon as Conservatives hold the recovery process hostage again trying to force Social Security to be privatized! It's coming to a TV near you before this fall!
All the mony has been cut going to Staes, Cities and towns and the way it's going, more and more and more will be cut without a wisper from "the people" since the righwing has the noise machine and also has the numbnuts who follow them down the road to oblivion while they vote against all our best intrest!.
#11 Jul 9, 2013
REad the Topix "Politix" question...
"Should all schools be privatized?"
"Should Social Security be privatized"
#12 Jul 9, 2013
Go check the quizzes, see how many Congress has ended up going in the opposite direction of what the voters say.
#13 Jul 9, 2013
So why is it the city's problem for people who throw out large items such as couches?
Senior citizens will tell you that either bring those itmes to the dump or get someone that can do it for you. They never just threw a couch out on the sidewalk.
In fact they would sweep their sidewalks every day. That is what is called "pride" and the low class residents don't have that or even know what that is.
The city hasn't changed. The mentality and class of residents have changed.
Remember welfare not only brings crime but it also brings trash. Welfare people don't care what their housing looks like, they don't care. You know why? Because they will tell you, IT'S NOT THEIR HOUSE!
#14 Jul 9, 2013
Go ahead and judge clueless and nuts, then come and answer one question...
Name one thing that benefits the people of this country as a whole that is being invested in instead of being cut?
Parks and recreation?
#15 Jul 9, 2013
Wow, you are right! I agree with you. I really do not even know how to react sometimes. Sometimes I even question why I vote!
The general public has given up all hope. The Constitution has become a total joke!
I have trouble watching sometimes! It is becoming so foolishly retarded! They are stating do what I say not what we do!!!
Wow, what you have stated is frighteningly true! I don't even know how to reply? This is why people do not vote!
Anti corruption laws are yesterdays business. Anti trust laws are NEVER abided by. The only time actions are taken is when it is a political battle and gets personal.
If we stopped TODAY and began abiding by the constitution then America would be back to the good old days.
There are ZERO protections for the citizens!!! I totally agree!!! Wow, you have really got me shaking my head. I mean I know what you say is reality but on the other hand I know it is unconstitutional. I figured Deval Patrick and Obama would be great for civil rights but they haven't made a stand for the Constitution!
It is a shame!!! How is everyone suppose to think about all those lives that were lost fighting for our country?? Our existence?? Our history.
I am an avid New England history person and this reality is not just scary but unpredictable future! Do we have an uprising? Do we die for such a cause? I say Yes!!!!!
How would we fight our military? Does it get to the point of Egypt? Seriously????
#16 Jul 9, 2013
Is this Bill Marr? I watch your show. Whoever you are, you are 100% right.
People believe that I am crazy that I run for office as I did time. At the least then people should be stating "it is really fucked up when an ex con is standing up"!
The justice system is systematically fucked up! It is like with Judge Zide; I know he didn't like me. But I agree with his statement 100% that as a judge he must leave those feelings at the door before he puts on the robe.
I believe 100% in what judge Zide stated!!! But then knowing that some judges do not do this and some magistrates do not do this, it is scary! They could be held to this standard! But WHO will do this?
It is like the police. Logic states that police shouldn't break the law and should never put someone in prison falsely!!! But WHO and when is this ever going to be abided by?
Our system is being torn apart from the inside as ethics in the police and courts is being ignored!!!!
I have watched a judge change the evidence in order for it to coincide with his decision!!!! I was told straight out that equal justice has no welcome in the RMV!!!! All jokes aside this is FACT!!!!
It is becoming a big lie!!!! Oaths, A lIE. Ethics? A lie and decided along party lines!
#17 Jul 9, 2013
I am sorry but what you are stating is not true. You are labeling! When the Irish came to America they were pointed at as welfare ignorant people. Now we have advanced to people stating ,"white trash".
You are wrong! Ignorance comes from ALL economic classes. Rape is done by non welfare at an alarming percentage. All recent massacres have been done by wealthy people. Look at Hernandez, he was worth tens of millions. He is not the minority.
I have friends who have spotless homes but will drop trash in front of their homes. We always swept in front of our home as we were taught. The people leaving the couches are college students and home owners.
#18 Jul 9, 2013
I agree with half of what you are stating. There are no standards. Rap music has destroyed our fabric. It is a combination of factors though and you must be honest.
We do not have the opportunities that our elders had. There are no more options concerning employment. Wages are the exact same that they were 25 years ago!!! But the only difference is there are no benefits!
We have created this as we all depend on the almighty stock market which is quick fast money. People want to make money quick and fast and faster with less work. It is not just the working class!
Take a look at Unitil, seriously!!! We have had a pole slanting for ten years now and getting worse and the lines are all worn away as they spark in the rain!
The top five people make ten million a piece with benefits included! It was never this way,NEVER!!!!!! Then there is a board that makes money!!!!
It cannot work like this as these wealthy expect millions with little or no work!!!!!!
It use to be that you could be a ditch digger working your ass off but making a wage. Now, companies hope to find homeless crack addicts to do this work!!!!!
Almost ALL developers utilize dozens of illegals!!! Dozens!!!!! Americans have been pushed out of work by greedy Americans!!!!!
Now we are pinning and separating certain segments of city and state workers against each other due to pension needs. Now this is strained!!!!!
Their are no more city jobs available nor state jobs available!!! Nothing!!!!!!!! It is all at a stand still as people are just praying it gets better.
We must keep it together, we need to work together. You need to have an open mind!
Yes, the city should pick the couches up!!!! The city contracted with waste management in representation of the people and they FAILED MISERABLY!!!!!!!!!!
Instead of representing the citizen they worked for waste management!!!!! Fitchburg and Leominster are different then say Clinton as we have landfills and transfer stations on our land,air and water!!!! Clinton citizens would demand a better contract if they had these transfer station on their land!!!!
The city council voted the new program down and the mayor just implemented it! It is illegal!!!!!!! Every citizen now has to pay for trash items which is a cost that wasn't there before!!!!
Do you understand that waste management sells recyclables??? We even took over the labor to separate the items without being compensated! I spend hrs a week recycling when before I spent zero hrs. Who compensates me for this labor? Someone is profiting off these labor hrs!!!!!!!
Our city is getting a percentage from towing companies!!!! This use to be unacceptable! Our state and federal government has been changing the rules!!!!!!!! But they want us to follow a different set!!! This was not like this during your prime years!!!
Our leaders are cheating and stealing right in front of us and then telling the citizens not to do what they do!!!!!
#19 Jul 9, 2013
We have now separated state and city workers as the label "first responders" is now used. This is unconstitutional!!!!! Think about it!
I drank, I popped pills and did cocaine with "first responders"! I watched them cheat on their wives, I watched them fight in bar rooms, I watched them deal drugs and I watch them dating their co-workers wives.
Enough already they shit the same color. A stalk doesn't fly them to their cribs! They wear the same diapers as citizens. It has to stop!
Now governments are separating city workers as they exclude first responders. This will not last as there are fewer first responders than all other city workers.
At present this is the last segment voting but even this is leveling out as more and more citizens are getting excluded!
The pension system is stretched to its limits as it is all debt now!!!!! Pensions are not funded as they depend on the total destruction of the American economy which has now past.
It has now really come to an end!!!! Our Congress is non working and they still get voted back in because no one votes!
It is so bad in Fitchburg that no one wants to be Mayor. You dislike me because I did jail time but I am one of three who ran for Mayor. I care for Fitchburg!
I do not see the general public coming around when there is no one to follow their example! If government is corrupt then are the people still suppose to follow what they say? Seriously!?
It is a severing of the trust!!!!!! The examples of acceptable ethics violations is too much for the public to ignore any longer!!!!
#20 Jul 9, 2013
These have been the only things that have been funded for over a decade now. It is a hollow shell! All those you mentioned depend on pensions that are paid for through taxes. They are becoming the only ones left working to tax. Think about that! It is a total mess!!!
Police and fire has now been stretched! These people have to be the first to understand that their not enough to support themselves and that society needs to work!
We need wall street to completely FAIL! No more stocks!!! Let it completely Fail and we will begin from the beginning!
The three biggest Billionaires just cashed out as they stated it all is going to fail. It is logic! We cannot continue to pay wealthy people dividends as there are no workers, hence NO CONSUMER spenders!!!!! It is simple economics and we better all get it soon!
There is NO WORK!!!!!!! It is unbelievable!!! Deval Patrick has transformed our community colleges into factory worker prep factories! Really??? This is a transformation for corporate America!!!! It is sick!!!!
This economy is beyond what any elder has ever seen! I have faith in our elders as they do know what hard work is, they do know what struggling by is about. This is the last chance for a correction as our elders have to vote for America and stop listening to corporate wealthy people!!!!
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