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

Oct 16, 2013 Full story: Sentinel & Enterprise 132

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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Renee

Concord, MA

#106 Nov 3, 2013
Firefighter wrote:
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And you lied to the newspaper and will get 0 percent of the vote
i wouldn't want the niacin vote,oh my makeup is running
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#107 Nov 3, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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Tax breaks don't work period because when the tax breaks are over the company moves out. It has nothing to do with the business tax rate. Owner's now seek and plan to start a business where tax breaks are offered but what they don't tell anyone is that they are not planning to stay afterwards no matter how low the tax rate is. They can show a loss when filing their income tax and not pay taxes because of the tax breaks and make a few hidden bucks for 3 years.
Are you saying elders need tax breaks? I have never heard of this anywhere. Next a newly graduated college couple will want tax breaks on their first home because they have college loans. Giving elders tax breaks will lead to other people seeking tax breaks because of financial burdens. Everyone will have a reason for tax breaks then.
I agree we do not need consultants. They are just college graduates that carry a degree in economics who most likely have no idea about the area. They will just review other communities that are successful and tell us that we need to do the same thing they did. So, give me the $100K and I will consult for the city and I don't need a degree.
Consultants only tell the city what needs to be done, they don't tell the city HOW to do it. Over the last 20 years we wasted more money (around $1 million) on researchers, consultants, studies etc. that would could have been used to hire more cops.
Freezing raises is okay because there are NO raises for the employees anyways. Who is getting a raise?
Unitil is a private company with a legal contract with the city for 99 years. There is nothing we can do about Unitil. Our leaders in the 50's could have never know that power was going to be a financial issue back then. Back then just finding a power company to come into any city was very rare so they wanted to lock-in Unitil with a long contract.
Vacant homes are still owned by someone or a bank. You cannot force a private owner to keep up their property as long as they pay the taxes on it. I talked to a bank representative that owns a foreclosed home. They stated they will never fix a vacant home and actually wait for several years until it falls apart. The land is worth more than the home.
Water and sewer raises had to be made or else we would have had to pay thousands of dollars every day. These raises were used to upgrade the treatment plant and sewer system that was federally mandated to bring it up to code. We lost the West Fitchburg treatment plant because Munksjo paper was picking up the entire tab for that and stopped doing so.
As for contract negotiations, contracts are legally binding documents and cannot be changed unless both sides agree to the new terms. If a union gives up something then the city must give them something in return. The city cannot just remove something that is in any contract. It is against the law. The contracts in place now actually have articles that have taken decades to negotiate.
You are wrong on many issues. First, you lower the tax rate as businesses do not go for that BS of lower tax rates for three years. Lower it permanently!

And of course seniors get tax breaks such as boston as long as you live in the home.

This is why Bean is a sentinel choice; you don't agree with them? Beans' administration created todays debt.

Who is getting a raise? There are cost of living raises which only city employees have gotten while everyone else has gotten nothing.

The Fire Chief got a hefty 40% raise in salary.

Unitil runs as a monopoly as the city of Fitchburg has no right to OK a monopoly.The city doesn't pay Unitil as they use a different energy company.

Look at the Rhode Island teachers contract and research which federal laws were being utilized.

Land is inexpensive in Fitchburg, wrong again!
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#108 Nov 3, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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Don't you remember trying to cross thru the North End to get to Southie?
Sometimes you get caught and get the crap kicked out of you.
It doesn't matter but that is what is called being REALISTIC.
Something that you cannot perceive.
How come when the ambulance goes to many medical calls for a white senior citizen they always tell the them that the black paramedic has to stay outside?
Because that is the way many old timers have been taught throughout their lives. It doesn't matter but decades ago our senior citizen generation was told by their parents never to let a black person into their home.
That generation is still alive and kicking today in West Fitchburg and Cleghorn.
Maybe if you got more and went door to door other than the downtown area you would know this.
Trust me, the Cleghorn French stick together. Just like the Southies and the North end Italians.
I remember all those scenarios as I grew up with them as a reality. We are all citizens of Fitchburg. You want to separate nationalities?

I am part French so I should get some of their vote then.
Question

Gardner, MA

#109 Nov 4, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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I would like that information too and also how many new businesses started up in the city?
Actually the businesses are not complaining or moving out because of the tax rates.
Let's see if Lynch knows where to find that answer, it is very simple.
I will be awaiting his answer.
Yeah, real simple, how about fess up then and tell us all since you know and it's easy to find out?
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#110 Nov 4, 2013
Lynch wrote:
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You are wrong on many issues. First, you lower the tax rate as businesses do not go for that BS of lower tax rates for three years. Lower it permanently!
And of course seniors get tax breaks such as boston as long as you live in the home.
This is why Bean is a sentinel choice; you don't agree with them? Beans' administration created todays debt.
Who is getting a raise? There are cost of living raises which only city employees have gotten while everyone else has gotten nothing.
The Fire Chief got a hefty 40% raise in salary.
Unitil runs as a monopoly as the city of Fitchburg has no right to OK a monopoly.The city doesn't pay Unitil as they use a different energy company.
Look at the Rhode Island teachers contract and research which federal laws were being utilized.
Land is inexpensive in Fitchburg, wrong again!
WRONG ! No cost of living raises. That was a thing of the 90's.

Where do you get this shit? Do you just make it up?

Get the facts dumb dumb.

Fire Chief got a 14.5% raise. It was mentioned at the debate, don't you listen? What is the matter with you? ADHD ?

Contracts cannot be broken. Are you an idiot?
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#111 Nov 4, 2013
Question wrote:
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Yeah, real simple, how about fess up then and tell us all since you know and it's easy to find out?
Chamber of Commerce dumbshit.
The truth

Leominster, MA

#112 Nov 4, 2013
The inconcievable thing is that Lynch believes he deserves a raise and he doesn't even work. What's his title 'Bunden on society'?

In a fair and just world we could just stop giving these social service frauds all thier free stuff.

I enjoyed Lynchs' story about shoveling sidewalks in Boston. I'm sure the small part he failed to leave out is it was probably court appointed community service for one of his crimes.
Firefighter

Fitchburg, MA

#113 Nov 4, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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WRONG ! Get the facts dumb dumb. Are you an idiot?
Do you really need to ask this question?

Hey dumb, dumb, I'm at work using the computer call the FBI loser!
Factless is a Liar

Gardner, MA

#114 Nov 5, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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Chamber of Commerce dumbshit.
Link to the answer or make believe it is there.

How many business' have left Fitchburg in the last 5 years?

The information is not on the chamber pages, nice try.

If you can't prove it, you're lying, that's how it works.

Link to the information you said is there.

Oh I know you'll make all sorts of excuses and waste everyone's time going in six different excuse patterns but the one thing, the simplest thig would be to just quickly give us the link where you KNOW the information is.

You won't, instead, make excuses why you won't.
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#115 Nov 5, 2013
Factless is a Liar wrote:
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Link to the answer or make believe it is there.
How many business' have left Fitchburg in the last 5 years?
The information is not on the chamber pages, nice try.
If you can't prove it, you're lying, that's how it works.
Link to the information you said is there.
Oh I know you'll make all sorts of excuses and waste everyone's time going in six different excuse patterns but the one thing, the simplest thig would be to just quickly give us the link where you KNOW the information is.
You won't, instead, make excuses why you won't.
Go to the Chamber of Commerce, walk in and request the information.

I know it's old school but not everything is done or posted online.

I don't even own or carry a cell phone.

I guess people don't know why and what the Chamber of Commerce is for. Big new building must be there for a reason?
factless is a liar

Gardner, MA

#116 Nov 5, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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Go to the Chamber of Commerce, walk in and request the information.
I know it's old school but not everything is done or posted online.
I don't even own or carry a cell phone.
I guess people don't know why and what the Chamber of Commerce is for. Big new building must be there for a reason?
Haha, that's not "old school", that's BS!

How many? Since you said you knew and wanted to see another's answer? Save us all the trouble, how many?
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#117 Nov 5, 2013
factless is a liar wrote:
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Haha, that's not "old school", that's BS!
How many? Since you said you knew and wanted to see another's answer? Save us all the trouble, how many?
What are you lazy?
factless is a liar

Gardner, MA

#118 Nov 5, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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What are you lazy?
Thought so, said so, you confirm, you're FOS!

"If you can't prove it, you're lying, that's how it works.

Link to the information you said is there.

Oh I know you'll make all sorts of excuses and waste everyone's time going in six different excuse patterns but the one thing, the simplest thig would be to just quickly give us the link where you KNOW the information is.

You won't, instead, make excuses why you won't. "
Working Stiff

Gardner, MA

#119 Nov 5, 2013
factless is a liar wrote:
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Thought so, said so, you confirm, you're FOS!
"If you can't prove it, you're lying, that's how it works.
Link to the information you said is there.
Oh I know you'll make all sorts of excuses and waste everyone's time going in six different excuse patterns but the one thing, the simplest thig would be to just quickly give us the link where you KNOW the information is.
You won't, instead, make excuses why you won't. "
Oh I wouldn't worry about it, you will be alright little bear.
factless is a liar

Gardner, MA

#120 Nov 5, 2013
Working Stiff wrote:
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Oh I wouldn't worry about it, you will be alright little bear.
yes I will be thank you. I'll also watch as you bozos toss around lies and present them as factual information that you know and can prove, taunt each other over them and never, ever expect to see one of you prove your BS as factual.

You'll just move on to tossing around more BS as fact!!

Firefighter

Fitchburg, MA

#121 Nov 5, 2013
I just left Kevin's house, now I know why he is they way he is.

I feel sorry for him no support, it is so said.

I understand now why he turned into a life of crime, I feel so, so, sorry for him.

I hope he sees someone for his issues, don't give up some day you'll make it.

Maybe the family will some day acknowledge that you are not a nut, maybe someday, maybe, just maybe a you'll seek help from a professional, sorry you come from such a horrible group of people.
Poetic Justice

Fitchburg, MA

#122 Nov 5, 2013
See what happens O'Halloran when you absolutely refuse to answer the voters questions? You lose, and lose badly. You got your butt handed to you tonight. Please tell us this dashes any hope you have for future runs I'm politics. Why Barbra's your family and yourself like this? You were destined to be a loser, enjoy your future as an also-ran, much like Lynch the Felon. That's the company you keep.

I have to know, how was that spaghetti supper you invited us to? Was it worth ignoring our questions? I hope the sauce was worth it.

Enjoy reading tomorrow's S&E and T&G where you get to read your name in print as the loser.

Love it.
Lynch

Fitchburg, MA

#123 Nov 5, 2013
Poetic Justice wrote:
See what happens O'Halloran when you absolutely refuse to answer the voters questions? You lose, and lose badly. You got your butt handed to you tonight. Please tell us this dashes any hope you have for future runs I'm politics. Why Barbra's your family and yourself like this? You were destined to be a loser, enjoy your future as an also-ran, much like Lynch the Felon. That's the company you keep.
I have to know, how was that spaghetti supper you invited us to? Was it worth ignoring our questions? I hope the sauce was worth it.
Enjoy reading tomorrow's S&E and T&G where you get to read your name in print as the loser.
Love it.
Can you imagine that I didn't knock on any doors and that I didn't send out fliers? Imagine if I tried.

I want to thank all those voters who cast their vote for me. We almost had some change. They spent money with constant adds in the Sentinel and many signs.

I am not a good politician as I cannot lie to the voters. I will knock on doors this next campaign. They had me improperly removed from Facebook because I was gaining support, they even had me blocked from sending messages from my Facebook.

So, we have five sitting city councilors sitting again as we put our hopes for a better and safer Fitchburg in their hands. I am beginning to think that some want no positive progress for Fitchburg. I hope these city councilors change their ways and begin to work together.

I have met these city councilors at large, they are very good people and they love Fitchburg. My thoughts is that they need to have no favorites and to begin to make moves for a better and safer Fitchburg.

I am excited over the new energy/ new ward councilors being elected. In my Ward we have Angelo Bisol, he seems like a nice guy and is pro-Fitchburg. Some say he doesn't live in Fitchburg which will have to be looked into. Besides this inquiry I wish Angelo the best and will assist him in anyway I can. Ward 5 has some unresolved issues, issues which I feel are solvable.

I do not like the politics that went on as candidates didn't announce till 4 days before the deadline to submit signatures. It was a shuffle that was announced on Friday afternoon.

I am watching Ward 5 for progress. If there isn't any noticeable progress then I will run for Ward 5. If our new ward councilor addresses the issues then I will run for city councilor at large.

And I know that you haters will be there to harass me and to tamper with my campaign. As you did in Ward 2 today stealing my sign.

We all need to work together on bettering our community.
Poetic Justice

Fitchburg, MA

#124 Nov 6, 2013
My post was to O'Halloran, not you. But of course you have no impulse control (see your criminal history) and you couldn't help but make it about you.
Just Facts

United States

#125 Nov 6, 2013
Mr O'Halloran,

You did have an opportunity to answer some questions here and chose not to do so. Although I didn't attend the spaghetti supper, apparantly you didn't answer questions there either.

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