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Police officer says he was excluded from interview process for ...

There are 88 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Mar 14, 2010, titled Police officer says he was excluded from interview process for .... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

Police Officer Keith Bourne said dirty politics may be involved in the appointment of Kenneth Jones, the former chief of staff to Mayor Lisa Wong, as the new veterans agent for the city of Fitchburg.

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enough

AOL

#1 Mar 14, 2010
Nothing new for the city of Fitchburg....... LOL
what a joke

Fitchburg, MA

#2 Mar 14, 2010
It sounds like Wong is setting up her own "good ole' boy network. First Demoura now Jones. With the other recent firings, who's next?
leave

United States

#3 Mar 14, 2010
ya think
JIm

Fitchburg, MA

#5 Mar 14, 2010
" A comfortable place for me to go"?? This is not a retirement position, they wanted someone to work for the veterans
Roger Anderson

Essex, MA

#6 Mar 14, 2010
I wonder what they would do if the City got got a 100% disabled veteran like myself to do the job for the cost of gas back and forth to Fitchburg.
friend to the north

Gardner, MA

#7 Mar 14, 2010
Bourne is nothing but a lying sack of shit. You can't even do the current job that you're being paid to do. Stop crying and go catch a bad guy for once. Most of FPD is on the take and shouldn't be allowed to do any other job within the city because they will just make that position corrupt.
Hmm

Fitchburg, MA

#10 Mar 14, 2010
what a joke wrote:
It sounds like Wong is setting up her own "good ole' boy network. First Demoura now Jones. With the other recent firings, who's next?
Yeah except that she was not the one who chose who would be interviewed, the people on the search committee were, which included city councilors who frequently disagree with the mayor....so...yeah. Maybe you should actually read the article.
Roger Anderson

Essex, MA

#11 Mar 14, 2010
I don't know what the salary is or how the law works buy I'm sure there are capable people out there who can do the job if not as a volunteer than on a negotiated pay level that will I'm sure be much smaller than what they now pay.

Did they even run something like that past the city council?
Bobby

Fitchburg, MA

#12 Mar 14, 2010
This was a bag job. Wong promised that job to Jones from the start. Bourne would have done a great job. Wong is compulsive liar!
what a joke

Fitchburg, MA

#14 Mar 14, 2010
Hmm wrote:
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Yeah except that she was not the one who chose who would be interviewed, the people on the search committee were, which included city councilors who frequently disagree with the mayor....so...yeah. Maybe you should actually read the article.
If you really believe that Wong's former "chief of staff" wasn't given preferable consideration you are quite naive.
Fredric K Fortin

Birmingham, AL

#15 Mar 14, 2010
Let us all congradulate Mr Ken Jones for his newly appointed position. Now all we have to do is stop sending troops to get killed for someone else.
I spent 4 years in the US Air Force and never got to see one of our Minuteman Missiles used on the enemy, especially in North Vietnam. I saw many wasted troops that were drafted and put in harms way because our President did not have the guts to do what was necessary to REDUCE our casualties!
please leave

Fitchburg, MA

#16 Mar 14, 2010
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah except that she was not the one who chose who would be interviewed, the people on the search committee were, which included city councilors who frequently disagree with the mayor....so...yeah. Maybe you should actually read the article.
It's called POLITICS. If you don't think she had a hand in this (indirectly) you are naive.
craig

Fitchburg, MA

#18 Mar 14, 2010
i think we the people should start having special elections on everything in the city seeing that one person cannot make the right decisions for a whole city-oh ya the american dream,more money less work
Roger Anderson

Essex, MA

#19 Mar 14, 2010
taxes wrote:
<quoted text>If you are disabled I thank you for your service to our country. But if you are 100 percent disabled then the tax payers are paying your disability so in actuality you would still only be working for the taxpayers. Furthermore if you think you can work to do the job why are you not working. Go apply to be a dispatcher or something. I know many disabled persons that do that type of career, unless you have a criminal record or be a telemarketer or something. Just my two cents.

Why should I go for apply for a dispatchers job. I don't need a job. I'm saying I'd be willing to do that job more or less as a volunteer if they had advertised it. Am I qualified most certainly.I'll bet I'm more qualified than both of the people in the news story. I'm sure there are other disabled veterans out there who too would volunteer to help these kids coming home.
Go through those post and show me where I said I needed a job. Did you have to register for the draft before you reached the 7th grade?
Even if I was only 10% I'd be getting paid with taxpayer money and your point is what?

“I'm a Fitchburger and Proud ”

Since: Jan 08

Fitchburg ( of course)

#20 Mar 14, 2010
JIm wrote:
" A comfortable place for me to go"?? This is not a retirement position, they wanted someone to work for the veterans
Imagine, A veteran running a veterans program. No that's not a perfect fit, is it. Sometimes I wonder if she is reassigning someone who knows the dirty dealings.

“I'm a Fitchburger and Proud ”

Since: Jan 08

Fitchburg ( of course)

#21 Mar 14, 2010
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah except that she was not the one who chose who would be interviewed, the people on the search committee were, which included city councilors who frequently disagree with the mayor....so...yeah. Maybe you should actually read the article.
Was the final choice hers.
Roger Anderson

Essex, MA

#22 Mar 14, 2010
Fredric K Fortin wrote:
Let us all congradulate Mr Ken Jones for his newly appointed position. Now all we have to do is stop sending troops to get killed for someone else.
I spent 4 years in the US Air Force and never got to see one of our Minuteman Missiles used on the enemy, especially in North Vietnam. I saw many wasted troops that were drafted and put in harms way because our President did not have the guts to do what was necessary to REDUCE our casualties!
Nothing you've said makes any sense and has anything to do with the job of being a Veterans Agent. You and TAXES post #13 must have gone to the same schools.
The job is not rocket and and could be done by most literate people which of course leaves "TAXES" out of the loop.
marc78flh

Blue Hill, ME

#23 Mar 14, 2010
i would not trust a thing bernie stevens says.. he cheated the employes of the sential outa thousands in vaction pay and a fair wages for years..
welcome

Plano, TX

#24 Mar 14, 2010
to doing business the Wong way! She always oranizes things so there are layers between her and a decision. Then behind the scene she manipulates the outcome and says it wasn't her doing.
bar tender

Gardner, MA

#26 Mar 14, 2010
Wasn't ken jones a bartender at the British Club?

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