Computer shop opens in downtown Fitchburg - Sentinel & Enterprise

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Mayor Lisa Wong joined business owners William Welch Sr., and Jenny Papagni for a ribbon-cutting event at a new Main Street business last week.

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concerned

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#21
Jun 11, 2009
 
you got it backwards wrote:
chicken and egg. More business means more revenue means more resources to clean up with. You try to clean up crime and all you have are empty storefronts, it comes right back.
problem is no one wants to even come to this town because of all the problems right on main street. They have tons of open space because businesses are suffering and not making it so they fold after losing everything.

Look at the martini bar on main street they dropped over 2 million to renovate the building and Fitchburg said they would keep the corner free of all the drugs and hookers and the pimp known as "Mississippi" who can be seen every day of the week sitting on the corner of Main and Snow , but Fitchburg lied and the place is doing far less buisness then it would if the customers didn't have to be harrassed from the parking garage all the way to the bar. Wraps Plus gets stuff stolen every day from said pimp and his whore. Dunks has now stopped allowing the restroom from being open and lock it because of all the dope heads booting up. The blue colored spanish store near the churh off snow deals crack , heroin and who knows what else and trhe cops know it but do nothing . You see more and more kids packing fire arms walking around , gang members not too long back trashed cars in the new bus terminals parking garage and you are going to say we need new business to bring people in to help pay to clean up , I agree it would be great to have more new businesses and get the area to prosper however all Fitchburg is doing is polishing a turd. The computer store is not new it was a junk shop that had computers then they moved the computers to the front and reopened , not a new shop but a rehash but the place is dark dirty looking from the outside and is a place where the junkies and crackheads bother customers as well . Try getting a hot dog at the gas station with out bums and junkies trying to ask you for food or money.

come on downtown and sit and watch for a day then figure a way to make it all look good in peoples eyes.
Luther Manning

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#22
Jun 11, 2009
 
Time to clean house....
concerned

Fitchburg, MA

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#23
Jun 12, 2009
 
Luther Manning wrote:
Time to clean house....
Oh I agree 110%, a police person who shall remain nameless has gone so far as to say that they wouldn't see it if "Mississippi" were to get hit in the face with a lead pipe or run over while he jumps out in front of traffic . I think the merchants might be better off using old fashion vigilantly justice

Git Er Done
Burger H E L L

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#24
Jun 12, 2009
 
This place needs to be disinfected, starting with the mayor's office, then the chief of police, the undevelopment authority and down the line.

No you can no longer excuse her incompetence by saying she "inherited a mess." She inherited a situation that could have shown some improvement by now with good judgment and timely measures.

She's too busy playing up for the media and punishing anyone who dares disagree with her to actually put her mind to managing her way out of this. Oh great, we have a million in stabilization. And no library. Spent our free cash on the one item we could deficit spend - snow and ice removal - and delibarately shortchanged public safety and street lights.

Still hasn't completed the FEMA paperwork.

Where is she today? Running the city? Nope, running for reelection with her face in the tv cameras claiming credit for the grants that improved Coolidge Park - grants that were approved and work started before Fitchburg was an inkling in her mind.

If it was a good project, it was Lisa's idea, but if it was a bad idea it came from someone else. That is the only way in which she is "transparent."

And what the heck was she wearing at the budget hearing last night? Note to the queen: it is not attractive to show your boobs to the FATV cameras during a city council meeting. Save it for the strip clubs. No respect. And damned little intelligence. Affirmative Action degree.

Next!
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New Bedford, MA

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Jun 12, 2009
 
Burger H E L L wrote:
This place needs to be disinfected, starting with the mayor's office, then the chief of police, the undevelopment authority and down the line.
No you can no longer excuse her incompetence by saying she "inherited a mess." She inherited a situation that could have shown some improvement by now with good judgment and timely measures.
She's too busy playing up for the media and punishing anyone who dares disagree with her to actually put her mind to managing her way out of this. Oh great, we have a million in stabilization. And no library. Spent our free cash on the one item we could deficit spend - snow and ice removal - and delibarately shortchanged public safety and street lights.
Still hasn't completed the FEMA paperwork.
Where is she today? Running the city? Nope, running for reelection with her face in the tv cameras claiming credit for the grants that improved Coolidge Park - grants that were approved and work started before Fitchburg was an inkling in her mind.
If it was a good project, it was Lisa's idea, but if it was a bad idea it came from someone else. That is the only way in which she is "transparent."
And what the heck was she wearing at the budget hearing last night? Note to the queen: it is not attractive to show your boobs to the FATV cameras during a city council meeting. Save it for the strip clubs. No respect. And damned little intelligence. Affirmative Action degree.
Next!
And who's next,you? I think not, you were shown the door.
concerned

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Jun 13, 2009
 
once again I sat and witnessed as many as 15 cars pull up to the blue corner market on snow and main and people go in counting 20 dollar bills and coming out with either nothing (in hand) or with the drug baggies out in the open.

I also witnessed a newer all black Chrysler 300 with a Latin man and what looked to be an 8 year old girl pull up in front of the store and he walked to the trunk and pulled out a brown paper bag that looked very shady and mind you the trunk was filled to the top with junk and he had to dig this paper bag out and he handed it to the little girl and had her walk it in with him. I highly doubt that they were dropping off flowers or gifts seeing the man came back out with a stack of money.

This is what Fitchburg's gateway to Main Street has to offer. OH and the worse thing was there was a policeman standing at the corner where the church is and he watched the entire thing so tell me the cops don't know there is crack and heroin coming out of the store.

I don't care to see this city in such a light and for those of you thinking Wong and her people are running a tight ship well the ship is going down fast and the captain would rather drown her passengers then go down like a real leader by doing something to keep the city a float.

WOW I loved the fact that Fox 25 had hard wood flooring under tents at River Front Park in the rain and the city was fronted by the Martini / Cigar Bar (seeing the city owed them big time) and Jack's Halloween store on lovely water street across from Tommy's nasty strip club. Fitchburg has nothing to offer people as far as a real reason to even come visit the city other then the college and a ton of spanish stores (DRUG FRONTS), barber shops (a dozen to every block it seems , yeah we need that many hair cuts can we say DRUG FRONTS), I mean really now I can't wait to see all those tourists coming to see the hookers,pimps,dope addicted trash walking Main Street all the wide open drug dealing and even better the little gang bangers that have guns running around.

What a Zip Trip I hope your proud Wong and OH YEAH Thanks for showing up to show you care about the city I am sure you were all too busy looking for a new shirt to show off your boobs er I mean brains
fitchburg resident

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Jun 13, 2009
 
Ward 3 wrote:
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And who's next,you? I think not, you were shown the door.
Who was shown the door?
Progressive Garbage

Hudson, MA

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Jun 13, 2009
 
concerned

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Jun 13, 2009
 
Progressive Garbage wrote:
?????? Are you serious ????? this is not about her being a woman rather the fack she can't run the city and has allowed it to get into an even worse state.

STOP ! before you go spouting off your B.S. I know the city was not in great shape prior HOWEVER she as Mayor made promises to better the city and has done nothing of the sort . The Mart station that sits on Main Street has been vacant for most of the time it has been there but not from lack of interest from outside business but from the city telling the place to hold off until FSC could go in and much like the rest of Fitchburg the city would love nothing more then to make Fitchburg FSCburg but wait , FSC does not pay any taxes which would help pay for the city upkeep.

This is not about a persons sex but inability to move forward and make this once fair city a place we can be proud of.

I for one can not be proud of a whore and junkie infested city where I WAS BORN nearly 39 years ago and well that might not be a long time I have seen this city go from beautiful to a S*#T HOLE and for people to put on blinders and call it a battle of the sexes is "Denial" like I said before come downtown and witness the drugs , whores and hooligans that run the city streets then tell me "Your" Mayor is doing s stand up job.

I will be going to Fox Undercover with all this in the near future with pictures and possible video to show all the drug dealing and pimping and crime Mayor Wong let's happen and OH YES with all the police lay-offs in our future I see this city going further into the depths of HELL !!!!!

This city could be a great place IF the people would stand up and take it back and I for one will do everything to make sure the rest of the country knows how screwed up this city is .

I would be willing to bet the city can not afford to get sued by business owners that are losing business because of the crime in downtown on MAIN STREET !!!

* side note while I have been typing I have witnessed several drug deals at the blue corner Bodega and several junkies trying to access entrance into my personal vehicle and one of the business clients.I did run them off but why should I have to threaten to call the cops when they don't care so perhaps the downtown businesses will arm themselves and take action in their own hands *
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#30
Jun 13, 2009
 
I also would like to state for the record I type while I am thinking and just say sorry for poor spelling and any grammar issues . I write from the heart and this issue has made me heated as I am getting to the point I can no longer pay my bills so this is where my passion comes from.
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#31
Jun 13, 2009
 
concerned wrote:
once again I sat and witnessed as many as 15 cars pull up to the blue corner market on snow and main and people go in counting 20 dollar bills and coming out with either nothing (in hand) or with the drug baggies out in the open.
I also witnessed a newer all black Chrysler 300 with a Latin man and what looked to be an 8 year old girl pull up in front of the store and he walked to the trunk and pulled out a brown paper bag that looked very shady and mind you the trunk was filled to the top with junk and he had to dig this paper bag out and he handed it to the little girl and had her walk it in with him. I highly doubt that they were dropping off flowers or gifts seeing the man came back out with a stack of money.

This is what Fitchburg's gateway to Main Street has to offer. OH and the worse thing was there was a policeman standing at the corner where the church is and he watched the entire thing so tell me the cops don't know there is crack and heroin coming out of the store.
I agree with what you are saying. But I'm starting to sympathize with the cops more when it comes to fighting crime. It's overwhelming to say the least. The force is getting cut and the cops who are still left on the force are being defeated when it comes to the judges tossing the cases out. Honestly, it takes more time to process the sucm bags once they make it passed the revolving door that is known as the Police Station, then it does for an a s s h o l e judge to hear the case and dismiss it for some eff'd up reason. It's the same dammed names in the police log.

On the subject at hand... I'm happy when a small new biz opens up. It's tough enough being a small fish in the ocean even when the economy is good. I wish'em the best!
Way to go

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#32
Jun 13, 2009
 
I just want to wish them well. this article is not about mayor Wong or a drug dealing pimp named Mississippi, it is about a new business venture here in town. I think they will be fine because their customer service is great. I bought a laptop from them last week and had a few problems setting it up and they talked me through everything -true pros. Good Luck to both of you!
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#33
Jun 14, 2009
 
ok I know the article was about a "new" Business but the truth on that matter is the Business is not new they were there for years but had the electronics in the rear of a consignment shop full of yard sale items and they just moved that stuff to the rear of the shop. It is the same place with the same stuff. I feel bad they are in that run down building they would do better off in the newer building that the Mart has that they gave to FSC. I don't think any merchants in the area are doing well right now because other than the scum there is very little foot traffic coming down to even see the store fronts.
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Jun 15, 2009
 
concerned wrote:
ok I know the article was about a "new" Business but the truth on that matter is the Business is not new they were there for years but had the electronics in the rear of a consignment shop full of yard sale items and they just moved that stuff to the rear of the shop. It is the same place with the same stuff. I feel bad they are in that run down building they would do better off in the newer building that the Mart has that they gave to FSC. I don't think any merchants in the area are doing well right now because other than the scum there is very little foot traffic coming down to even see the store fronts.
First of all, thank you everybody with kind words here, and thank you to all of our wonderful customers who make this all possible and wonderful! We are proud to be a part of Fitchburg.

Secondly, while the building may not be the nicest in town it provides adequate space at a very reasonable rate so that we are able to keep our overheads low and pass the savings on to our customers - and that really is all that matters in the end.

Again, thank you all!
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Jun 16, 2009
 
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well why ask new business to come lose money in a town where they don't even give a rats @$$ about the businesses that exist currently.
I can say I sit and watch at least 20 drug deals on MAIN STREET on any given day not to mention the nasty hookers that parade their disgusting ogre like disease infested shells around in plane sight. So you want to portray this city as being a place to come to ?
Why ? The crime is going nowhere thanks to the incredible work of the mayor and her staff , yes laying off most of the cops is going to just open the city up to more and more trash.
The crime on MAIN STREET on a daily basis is enough to make most if not all store owners want to leave this hell hole. I was born and lived most of my life in FITCHBURG and to see it go so far down the s%#ter is a true shame. If the city cared about things then maybe it would work on making it more attractive in general not just so the State College can come buy up most of the real estate which they don't pay taxes on so the city just gets the money for the properties then nothing more.
As a tax payer I would like to see my street that I live on maybe not have huge pot holes from neglect and maybe a community that strives and not a bunch of hookers , pimps , junkies , methadone clinics , halfway houses where they let junkies live free and provide for them.
So would you if you were a potential new business owner want to come into a cesspool just to spend thousands of dollars if not more just to lose it all due to lack of clientel because they are all harrassed by these bumbs for money or smokes and whatnot.
Do you think female shoppers enjoy the pimp that hangs out on the corner of Snow and Main coming up to get their number to "Hook Up" YEAH what a great city so don't go blasting your question at me until you can't pay your bills because all these pieces of dung scare your clientel away so sit behind your keyboard and be a hero but if you want the truth sit on Main street near the bus station for a few hours and watch all the trash and tell me it is such a great city.
So then leave the City, you do know you can move. Instead of complaining, do something about it. Leave! I mean everyone can complain. If you’re a tax payer then volunteer, put in to be on a committee make your voice heard. Hiding behind a computer is going to fix those pot holes in front of your house. Be part of the solution and not the problem.
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#37
Jun 16, 2009
 
How about a ribbon cutting ceremony for the folks at "Metro PC" at the corner of Main and Blossom. Nice looking storefront, good luck.
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Jun 17, 2009
 
get over it wrote:
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So then leave the City, you do know you can move. Instead of complaining, do something about it. Leave! I mean everyone can complain. If you’re a tax payer then volunteer, put in to be on a committee make your voice heard. Hiding behind a computer is going to fix those pot holes in front of your house. Be part of the solution and not the problem.
the place I work HAS been attempting to better the area with resistance from city hall. I would be more than happy to take out the trash on Main Street but face to face not behind the computrer as you put it. I think you must not be hurting from the bad economy and the lack of sales in the down town area due to all this
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Jun 21, 2009
 

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Well I think my posts along with several calls to Fox 25 as well as emails have gotten the attention of the city so for those of you that want to help stomp out the trash so ALL the businesses in our area can flurish once again come out to this meeting and let's figure out how we all can work together with the police and DA's office.

Wed. June 24 , 2009 @ 6 pm in the Fitchburg Housing Authority Building located at 50 Day Street in the common room.

Sgt. Mark Jackson of the Fitchburg PD will be there as well as
ADA Jeff Travers and ADA Kassia Smith

this is the second meeting , so glad Fitchburg finally told some of us they left out last time.

Better Late Than Never so Now Is The Time !
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Bitchburg, Snitchburg, Trashburg. Pick one or make one up. City employees think they can just hire family and friends forever. The city has 20 unions that dgaf about anything but more money. Its a big bacteria pit. FU to everyone especially the pigs, Fire Chief Roy, Old Dan Mylott dry rot, Wong and Lavarna, Fat phedophile Fuzzy pizza face and that Rodent Steve the flea market faggot. That queer Andy Roy too.
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Cop Victim wrote:
Bitchburg, Snitchburg, Trashburg. Pick one or make one up. City employees think they can just hire family and friends forever. The city has 20 unions that dgaf about anything but more money. Its a big bacteria pit. FU to everyone especially the pigs, Fire Chief Roy, Old Dan Mylott dry rot, Wong and Lavarna, Fat phedophile Fuzzy pizza face and that Rodent Steve the flea market faggot. That queer Andy Roy too.
How many families in Fitchburg have more than 1 relative on the city payroll? I bet it is close to 80% of the city payroll. Just curious.

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