O'Halloran running for Fitchburg City Council 'to speak for the people'

Oct 16, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sentinel & Enterprise

Patrick O'Halloran says he's running again to represent Ward 2 on the City Council because he feels little has changed for the better in the city since his last bid for the seat two years ago.

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Working Stiff

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I believe that he did, yes! I believe that he was the person that allowed the bar patrons to park in the FFD lot as wellas in front of the bays.
And you went to the fire station before calling 911? This is what a normal sane person would do.

Why call 911 when the fire station is right there?

Because then you can ask the Deputy Chief in charge on duty if he knew illegal parking was taking place and you would ask him what his plans are? If you knew that firefighter allowed the parking then you can file a complaint with the Deputy Fire Chief that was on duty.

You went there before calling 911 because the dispatcher has a direct line to the Fitchburg police instead of using your cell phone and having the State Police 911 transfer you to Fitchburg Police? You did do that right?

You also waited and didn't leave until the situation was rectified or you received an answer that the Deputy Fire Chief stated he has a plan in place because of the car show/illegal parking?

You did wait there right?

There was no reason to go near JR's. Sorry.
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And you went to the fire station before calling 911? This is what a normal sane person would do.
Why call 911 when the fire station is right there?
Because then you can ask the Deputy Chief in charge on duty if he knew illegal parking was taking place and you would ask him what his plans are? If you knew that firefighter allowed the parking then you can file a complaint with the Deputy Fire Chief that was on duty.
You went there before calling 911 because the dispatcher has a direct line to the Fitchburg police instead of using your cell phone and having the State Police 911 transfer you to Fitchburg Police? You did do that right?
You also waited and didn't leave until the situation was rectified or you received an answer that the Deputy Fire Chief stated he has a plan in place because of the car show/illegal parking?
You did wait there right?
There was no reason to go near JR's. Sorry.
Cleaning it up huh? Now you are stating that the deputy Chief could handle the complaint? Before you stated he approved it already!

Car show? This incident didn't involve street parking permit as was done in the past. There was NO permit! NONE! That was two yrs before that in 2009! Not 2011!

Here is one for you. The Chief nor the deputy Chief is allowed to allow illegal parking! It is not there parking area to allow bar patrons to park!!!! Sorry! You are WRONG!

That station belongs to every citizen of Fitchburg! And no one needed for the Chief to review delivery dates nor video as we all witnessed the trailer dropping off cars at JRs!

You are fighting a losing battle as the Chief Roy stated in a number of letters to me that he would NEVER allow such parking!!!

Now, who allowed it??
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And you went to the fire station before calling 911? This is what a normal sane person would do.
Why call 911 when the fire station is right there?
Because then you can ask the Deputy Chief in charge on duty if he knew illegal parking was taking place and you would ask him what his plans are? If you knew that firefighter allowed the parking then you can file a complaint with the Deputy Fire Chief that was on duty.
You went there before calling 911 because the dispatcher has a direct line to the Fitchburg police instead of using your cell phone and having the State Police 911 transfer you to Fitchburg Police? You did do that right?
You also waited and didn't leave until the situation was rectified or you received an answer that the Deputy Fire Chief stated he has a plan in place because of the car show/illegal parking?
You did wait there right?
There was no reason to go near JR's. Sorry.
I didn't know that 911 went through the FFD and I still am not aware that it does now or every did. We have dispatchers and before that the police officers shared the responsibility.

So, you can state who you are out here if you are so sure of yourself. Is this LFD member Cordio?
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I didn't know that 911 went through the FFD and I still am not aware that it does now or every did. We have dispatchers and before that the police officers shared the responsibility.
So, you can state who you are out here if you are so sure of yourself. Is this LFD member Cordio?
Are you drunk or just cannot read?


You go to the fire station, tell the dispatcher to inform the Fitchburg police of the situation.

Why didn't you do that?
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Cleaning it up huh? Now you are stating that the deputy Chief could handle the complaint? Before you stated he approved it already!
Car show? This incident didn't involve street parking permit as was done in the past. There was NO permit! NONE! That was two yrs before that in 2009! Not 2011!
Here is one for you. The Chief nor the deputy Chief is allowed to allow illegal parking! It is not there parking area to allow bar patrons to park!!!! Sorry! You are WRONG!
That station belongs to every citizen of Fitchburg! And no one needed for the Chief to review delivery dates nor video as we all witnessed the trailer dropping off cars at JRs!
You are fighting a losing battle as the Chief Roy stated in a number of letters to me that he would NEVER allow such parking!!!
Now, who allowed it??
Are you drinking again? I asked you when you went to the fire station did the Deputy Chief state that he approved of the parking?

I am ASKING YOU, I am NOT telling you he said that?

You did go the fire station first before calling 911 and ask the Deputy Chief why there is parking on North Street didn't you?

What was his answer dumb dumb?
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Cleaning it up huh? Now you are stating that the deputy Chief could handle the complaint? Before you stated he approved it already!
Car show? This incident didn't involve street parking permit as was done in the past. There was NO permit! NONE! That was two yrs before that in 2009! Not 2011!
Here is one for you. The Chief nor the deputy Chief is allowed to allow illegal parking! It is not there parking area to allow bar patrons to park!!!! Sorry! You are WRONG!
That station belongs to every citizen of Fitchburg! And no one needed for the Chief to review delivery dates nor video as we all witnessed the trailer dropping off cars at JRs!
You are fighting a losing battle as the Chief Roy stated in a number of letters to me that he would NEVER allow such parking!!!
Now, who allowed it??
Are you stupid or something?

Lets keep it simple so you can understand.

Obviously a normal sane person would go to the fire station first before calling 911 because obviously you want to contact the Fitchburg Police and obviously you know the fire station dispatcher can do that quicker than you calling 911.

Calling 911 on your cell phone will get you the State Police first then they have to send it to the Fitchburg police. That would be a lot slower.

Now, a normal sane person who is worried about the parking situation would go to the Fire Station first and ask the Deputy Chief on Duty what he is going do about it?

You did do that right?

Did the Deputy Chief approve of the parking situation? I am asking YOU what did he say?
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I didn't know that 911 went through the FFD and I still am not aware that it does now or every did. We have dispatchers and before that the police officers shared the responsibility.
So, you can state who you are out here if you are so sure of yourself. Is this LFD member Cordio?
Lynch, why was Gomez held in the Worcester House for 30 days (If indeed he was. You know how you are about telling tall tales) after your violent melt down on North Street? If you were charged with assault and released on probation after your trial, why was he kept in the jail? Did he have an outstanding warrant? What was it for?
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Lynch, why was Gomez held in the Worcester House for 30 days (If indeed he was. You know how you are about telling tall tales) after your violent melt down on North Street? If you were charged with assault and released on probation after your trial, why was he kept in the jail? Did he have an outstanding warrant? What was it for?
He is a good man, leave him alone! He is mad that I am on this site. He never has commented on here. He tells me to consider the source. He states that the people out here are nasty human beings.

This is who I am though. I use to listen to Jay Severin, I talked to him a couple times live. I was a heavy democrat then. I use to watch Fox news also, I always wanted to hear the other sides point of view so I could better understand them.

I am an Independent. I am a conservative on economic issues. I believe in prevention programs. I do not agree on welfare if there is no plan of transition into employment.
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He is a good man, leave him alone! He is mad that I am on this site. He never has commented on here. He tells me to consider the source. He states that the people out here are nasty human beings.
This is who I am though. I use to listen to Jay Severin, I talked to him a couple times live. I was a heavy democrat then. I use to watch Fox news also, I always wanted to hear the other sides point of view so I could better understand them.
I am an Independent. I am a conservative on economic issues. I believe in prevention programs. I do not agree on welfare if there is no plan of transition into employment.
If you can't explain why he was held 30 days longer than you, I'll take that as a yes on some kind of outstanding charges.
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Kevin,

I can see you spent all weekend whining about being attacked on North street...no one cares what happened to you on North street...old news.

When I posted about you being handed your ass, I wasn't talking about North street, I was talking about your last campaign speech in the building at FSU. I know it must be difficult for you to keep track of how many times you get your ass handed to you, but try to keep up.

You would think that someone in your position would just keep your nose clean, but you keep putting yourself in situations, and you claim you accomplish good things by doing it...you are only fooling yourself and making a bad name for you and your family.
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Kevin,
I can see you spent all weekend whining about being attacked on North street...no one cares what happened to you on North street...old news.
When I posted about you being handed your ass, I wasn't talking about North street, I was talking about your last campaign speech in the building at FSU. I know it must be difficult for you to keep track of how many times you get your ass handed to you, but try to keep up.
You would think that someone in your position would just keep your nose clean, but you keep putting yourself in situations, and you claim you accomplish good things by doing it...you are only fooling yourself and making a bad name for you and your family.
No, this is what you were thinking...

"Yup, real tough guy. Our little asian female mayor ate your lunch."

It's hard not to think what you were thinking is that somehow, size, race and gender are obsticles or handicaps and that despite those, our Mayor was able to defeat someone in a debate!

Your straight up bigotted!
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You're!
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Poor poor little man...got your ass handed to you by a young girl and all you can do is call me a bigot. You never cease to amaze me with your constant whining about how bad the "big bad world" has been to you.

Grow a set and maybe you'll figure it out. You talk real tough but you're just a little girly man, crying like a little baby all the time...you're pathetic!
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Poor poor little man...got your ass handed to you by a young girl and all you can do is call me a bigot. You never cease to amaze me with your constant whining about how bad the "big bad world" has been to you.
Grow a set and maybe you'll figure it out. You talk real tough but you're just a little girly man, crying like a little baby all the time...you're pathetic!
What a joke...

"young girl"

So, "got your ass handed to you by a young girl" means being a young girl is some kind of handicap!!

What's wrong with you, you still don't see how words work?

I am a bystander, not Lynch BTW so, that doesn't excuse your behavior.
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Kevin,
I can see you spent all weekend whining about being attacked on North street...no one cares what happened to you on North street...old news.
When I posted about you being handed your ass, I wasn't talking about North street, I was talking about your last campaign speech in the building at FSU. I know it must be difficult for you to keep track of how many times you get your ass handed to you, but try to keep up.
You would think that someone in your position would just keep your nose clean, but you keep putting yourself in situations, and you claim you accomplish good things by doing it...you are only fooling yourself and making a bad name for you and your family.
Bad name to who? You? You are not a decent person and neither are those who post against me here. I don't care if rotten people like yourself dislikes me. I cannot change how rotten you are as a person. You are a very hateful person only you can change that fact.

I am a very good person. I help everyone I can. You on the other hand put people into categories and label the group. You are the wrong one.

No bad name here as those who bring corruption at me are the bad people!

You feel that I can be beaten and false imprisoned at any time and at anyone's whim to do so corruptly?
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I am running for City Councilor at large so I can cast a vote for a better and safer Fitchburg.

This council has not cast ONE vote for the betterment of Fitchburg. The ONLY things that get passed are new FPD contracts with more benefits such as a 13th paid Holiday!

You have an interest in receiving higher salaries. I vote on the NEEDS of public safety!!!

The council should be voting for Public Safety needs. If it meant dismissing the entire FFD and FPD then re-hire then be it.
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All you have to do is to look at the health of Fitchburg.

1) The FPD posted a billboard stating Fitchburg is very high in crime.

2) Our Mayor just stated that she cannot sleep at night anymore due to all the businesses leaving Fitchburg.

3) This city council has raised every tax rate and fee for every Fitchburg citizen. Enough!!!!

4) Nothing has been done for our elders, NOTHING!!!

5) Our property values in Fitchburg have dropped by over 25% while the state average is 8%.

6) We have a very low business revenue tax base. Our rate is $27 per thousand while Leominster is $17 per thousand. And all the other costs are EXTREMLY high to run a business within Fitchburg and this council has done, NOTHING collectively!
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OK Kevin,

Lets talk, since you claim to have the answers...

1) The billboard was an inappropriate thing, but you cannot challenge that the crime rate in Fitchburg is high...so let's explore that a bit...shall we?

Is it because we have too few patrolmen and they do not make enough arrests? or is it that the judges and coursts keep letting people off instead of prosecuting them?

I think most people would agree it is the latter, so you can put twice as many officers on the streets, arresting people twice as often, but the issue is in the courts, NOT in the FPD. So instead of you going after cops, why don't you go after the judges that keep putting the lawbreakers back on the streets.

2) I would suspect that Mayor Wong is worried because she finds that some of the financial disincentives in Fitchburg are out of her control. She can't control the outrageous costs for electricity being charged by Unitil, and electricity cost is a very large cost for many businesses. Unitil is a huge problem for us!!

3) The city council voted to realign the tax rates to reduce them for businesses a couple times already, and must do that slowly or people that have residences will be hit with tax bills that will force them out. You're already complaining about taxes, but they would be much higher for homeowners if they were to realign the rates more quickly. Mayor Wong inherited a dual tax rate, so she can only make changes so just so fast.

4) Not certain what you expect the city to do for elders that isn't being done, but chances are, what you propose will cost more money...that is your MO.

5) Property values all over the country dropped, but they're on their way back up...this isn't just the reality in Fitchburg. Thats why it was called a recession dumb ass.

6) See #3...the changes to try to bring in business can only be done so fast as not to screw up other things.

You strike me as being someone that is very reactionary and not apt to go study something to see what all of the moving parts are...even if you had a prayer in hell in becoming a councilor, which you don't, you would be an awful councilor because you have clue about how to fix anything...all you do is complain.
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OK Kevin,
Lets talk, since you claim to have the answers...
1) The billboard was an inappropriate thing, but you cannot challenge that the crime rate in Fitchburg is high...so let's explore that a bit...shall we?
NOT in the FPD. So instead of you going after cops, why don't you go after the judges that keep putting the lawbreakers back on the streets.
2) I would suspect that Mayor Wong is worried because she finds that some of the financial disincentives in Fitchburg are out of her control. She can't control the outrageous costs for electricity being charged by Unitil, and electricity cost is a very large cost for many businesses. Unitil is a huge problem for us!!
3) The city council voted to realign the tax rates to reduce them for businesses a couple times already, and must do that slowly or people that have residences will be hit with tax bills that will force them out. You're already complaining about taxes, but they would be much higher for homeowners if they were to realign the rates more quickly. Mayor Wong inherited a dual tax rate, so she can only make changes so just so fast.
4) Not certain what you expect the city to do for elders that isn't being done, but chances are, what you propose will cost more money...that is your MO.
5) Property values all over the country dropped, but they're on their way back up...this isn't just the reality in Fitchburg. Thats why it was called a recession dumb ass.
6) See #3...the changes to try to bring in business can only be done so fast as not to screw up other things.
You strike me as being someone that is very reactionary and not apt to go study something to see what all of the moving parts are...even if you had a prayer in hell in becoming a councilor, which you don't, you would be an awful councilor because you have clue about how to fix anything...all you do is complain.
1) We definitely do not make enough arrest as drug dealers freely sell drugs in Fitchburg. And I agree that our judges continue to let guns and drug cases go out on very low bails and then very little prosecution while these same judges participate in political cases which involve abuse of power. They are against freedom of speech.

2) She can do something for businesses concerning Unitil rates! Allow all businesses to join the City's Utility rate plan which is not UNITIL! She gives enough to FSU in accommodations and receives nothing in return from the board of trustees at Unitil which involves Antonucci and other Fitchburg elites!

3) No they wouldn't be higher. We need to shift things around like we do for other budget items. One proposal was for $21 per thousand single rate which would have raised the resident tax rate. I am not for a single tax rate right away until we achieve financial prosperity. We need to focus on the business tax rate right now as it is out of control. The business tax rate went up not down. And the city can also vote to lower the water and sewer fees on businesses.

4) The city has done NOTHING at all for elders which is shameful. Out of 45 million in tax revenues collected the city reimburses its elders a grand total of $5,000. And this is a state allowance that the state pays for.

5) You are wrong. In Fitchburg prices dropped 25% and statewide they dropped 8%. This is why Fitchburg is reaching the Levy ceiling with its Levy Limit(2.5% of properties value). We need to utilize CDBG funding for what its purpose is outlined to accomplish but at present it goes to FPD OT and other cost.

6) You need to make bold moves and to manage the city as it were a business. Now is the time to drastically cut the business tax rate because our business tax base is so very low right now. The time to make a serious move is now.
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This is the problem with the current government. They want to solve everything with tax and fee increases. Enough, manage and throw the rubber stamp away!

Tell me what has worked? I have talked to businesses and residents as many want to leave Fitchburg. This last raise in taxes and water and sewer may have just sunk Fitchburg.

Prayers and economic consultants will not save this ship from sinking. All they will do is collect a pay check. They need the tools.

The old idea of giving tax breaks for a few years until the companies then have to pay the very high tax rate doesn't work. These companies have their own marketing professionals that will not be fooled.

We need to lower the tax rate and then market Fitchburgs school success along with a low tax rate. Use CDBG funding to facelift dilapidating homes and market their architecture beauty to potential home owners. We have over 1,300 vacant homes in Fitchburg that just sit there and continue to rot.

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