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Police begin enforcing parking ban - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 19 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Dec 6, 2010, titled Police begin enforcing parking ban - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

A black SUV sits at the side of Lincoln Street, two bright orange tickets fastened to its windshield wipers and a "Police Tow" sticker attached to the driver's-side window.

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LivesonEastSt

Lowell, MA

#1 Dec 6, 2010
This has been a problem for me since last winter. The students like to park on the corner of rice,and East... There is a nasty bend onto east st, and with a car and a snowbanking YOU CANNOT SEE until you are halfway into the other lane. First thing I've heard these police doing good in a few years.
fire zone violator

Wellesley, MA

#2 Dec 6, 2010
Does this include all pillars? What about the rest of his clique? Let me ask, how many tickets has this guy been able to take care of? What ever happen to his violation for hitting Captain Louney with his pillar ride?
La di da

Townsend, MA

#3 Dec 6, 2010
Well, What about the rest of the City, What are you waiting for Fitchburg Police. Just take a ride up Milk Street and ticket every car parked on the sidewalk and you will have a small fortune. This problem continues and has continued for years. Pretty sad almost the entire street is one lane... Hint Hint.. Ticket these idiots for they all do have driveways.... Use them
hipocrites

Wellesley, MA

#4 Dec 6, 2010
I complained directly to the Mayor and Chief Demoura concerning the constant illegal parking in the fire lane outside of the new fire sttion; in front of JRs!

The fire engines cannot make a fast swing out in an emergency as they slowly pass these illegally parked cars by inches!

The bar is frequented by FPD members, citizens on patrol and other fpd clique members!

I took pictures and a video of cars being jammed up and forced to cross the double yellow in order to pass as pedestrians crisscrossed the dangerous situation!

I approached a police cruiser in front of Dunkins and pointed the violators out to him; he told me that they had a special permit and to complain to the Chief.

Come to find out one of these vehicles I had complained about before. The tag is V5X or V5W as this same vehicle parked in front of TD bank north on main street in the LEFT lane during rush hour. This was causing a seriously dangerous situation. I tried to follow the vehicle but they blew two lights and were speeding.

I am told that this is a Mr. Martel who is said to be a citizen patrolman. The person I seen driving on main street was younger than this patrolman. Irregardless they needed to confront this clique member and tell him that he cannot park there.

I guess that this is the same man who hit Captain Louney two years ago and drove him on the hood for 20 feet!

There is such a double standard in this town! It sounds like some of the same clique members are calling about cars parked on Lincoln st. So now they are going to pass laws for this clique!

So they are allowed to break the law at will and now they pass laws! McNamarra himself has driven by JRs without citing these cars parked BLATENTLY in the fire lane! But yet he wants to ticket college kids attending class for a few hours? The only reason that they don't want them parked on Lincoln street is because they just do not want them there,period!

This double standard seems to be the continued norm in Fitchburg! There is one set of rules for the citizens that the police and their clique do not need to follow!
College

Santa Clara, CA

#5 Dec 6, 2010
I have heard that they are going to make the entire length of Cedar St." college student parking" only!
Darn Tootin from W Newton

Marlborough, MA

#7 Dec 7, 2010
hipocrites wrote:
I complained directly to the Mayor and Chief Demoura concerning the constant illegal parking in the fire lane outside of the new fire sttion; in front of JRs!
The fire engines cannot make a fast swing out in an emergency as they slowly pass these illegally parked cars by inches!
The bar is frequented by FPD members, citizens on patrol and other fpd clique members!
I took pictures and a video of cars being jammed up and forced to cross the double yellow in order to pass as pedestrians crisscrossed the dangerous situation!
I approached a police cruiser in front of Dunkins and pointed the violators out to him; he told me that they had a special permit and to complain to the Chief.
Come to find out one of these vehicles I had complained about before. The tag is V5X or V5W as this same vehicle parked in front of TD bank north on main street in the LEFT lane during rush hour. This was causing a seriously dangerous situation. I tried to follow the vehicle but they blew two lights and were speeding.
I am told that this is a Mr. Martel who is said to be a citizen patrolman. The person I seen driving on main street was younger than this patrolman. Irregardless they needed to confront this clique member and tell him that he cannot park there.
I guess that this is the same man who hit Captain Louney two years ago and drove him on the hood for 20 feet!
There is such a double standard in this town! It sounds like some of the same clique members are calling about cars parked on Lincoln st. So now they are going to pass laws for this clique!
So they are allowed to break the law at will and now they pass laws! McNamarra himself has driven by JRs without citing these cars parked BLATENTLY in the fire lane! But yet he wants to ticket college kids attending class for a few hours? The only reason that they don't want them parked on Lincoln street is because they just do not want them there,period!
This double standard seems to be the continued norm in Fitchburg! There is one set of rules for the citizens that the police and their clique do not need to follow!
I agree with you 100%. Since JR's Bar has strong ties to the FPD; illegal parking is common place there. The rest of the force pays no attention to it; even though it happens routinely.

But, the fuzz were quick to hassle any Patron who ran into the convenience store just up the road from JR's; and who were parked on the street for a few minutes.

And now; the FPD is going to ramp up enforcing parking laws; while at the same time continuing to ignore illegal parking at JR's?

What a bunch of F-ing hypocrites. "Do what I say; not what I do" should be lettered on all of our cruisers. When the hell is the FPD going to start applying laws fairly and equally?

I highly recommend that ANYONE who gets a ticket for illegal parking in the City of Fitchburg head over to JR's and take a picture of an illegally parked vehicle.(you won't have to wait very long to find one). Then, bring it to court with you. Tell the court that the FPD is not applying the laws fairly and equally; so you want your ticket dismissed. Appeal it if you lose; and take it to a Judge. Let's start holding these blowhards responsible for blatantly disregarding the laws.
city Hipocrites

Wellesley, MA

#8 Dec 7, 2010
Hey gerry Jr. see the entire town is on to your little clique. I recomend the same that darn tooten recomends. When they give you a ticket, go take a video of the illegally parked cars at JRs, around the corner from the police station at Gerry's little clique garage where he keeps his rolls. Take a video of the cars burning out in front of JRs after they close!

I say to all the students who Mcnamarra tickets; bring your tickets to the Mayors office and the Chief and tell them to that you will not pay for these tickets until you give tickets to the clique!

Oh, and remember that nice red truck with the tags v5x or v5w and take pictures of him running all the red lights in town! This is a representative of the citizens on patrol who brings trouble to who ever he doesn't like!

So, not only are they not recieving violations for their law breaking; this clique has been deputized to harrass the citizens of Fitchburg especially if you are hispanic!
jtn

Revere, MA

#9 Dec 10, 2010
don't ticket me lady,don't ticket my wiffie poo eother
FPD officers displayed

Wellesley, MA

#10 Dec 10, 2010
Let me ask, If I have a Fitchburg address then I can park there,correct? Or is it VIP parking?

If it isn't VIP parking then the entire Fitchburg should recieve resident parking stickers!

The Mayor is reading this and counting the dollars! And we still will be without lights! Maybe with this added fee collection you could give all the sgts a raise within the fpd??
Hmmmmm

Fitchburg, MA

#11 Dec 11, 2010
Being an FSU grad, I understand the parking issue along the college campus area. But for them to refer to the college students as lazy and that being the primary motivation for parking on city streets is unfair. Part of it is because the streets closer to the downtown area are unsafe for students and also leave the cars vulnerable to vandalism and theft. Clearly other options are needed, but it's not like they're parking on sidewalks or blocking driveways. It's just that residents don't like cars parked in front of their homes long term and kids walking around.
Lynch for Mayor

Wellesley, MA

#12 Dec 11, 2010
Hmmmmm wrote:
Being an FSU grad, I understand the parking issue along the college campus area. But for them to refer to the college students as lazy and that being the primary motivation for parking on city streets is unfair. Part of it is because the streets closer to the downtown area are unsafe for students and also leave the cars vulnerable to vandalism and theft. Clearly other options are needed, but it's not like they're parking on sidewalks or blocking driveways. It's just that residents don't like cars parked in front of their homes long term and kids walking around.
The vast majority of Fitchburg residents around the school enjoy seeing the students walk down the street. The students are polite and peaceful. I agree with you that I believe that on that section of Lincoln the residents just do want to see the cars out front of their place. To say it nicely, they are stuck up! The small side streets can get crowded for neighbors such as the girls dorm area but the college just finish a brand new parking area for the girls and it seems to be working out.

I live near the college and all the kids park on our street. We don't mind at all as everyone has a driveway! And the cars are usually only there during class hours. I can tell you that the students can feel safe and do walking and parking down the entire length of Cedar st. You guys are always welcome as you are very pleasant.There are many more safe streets now around the college area. There has been a lot less breaking into cars ect. Like most places in the state, you should always lock your car doors so that thieves can't get in without being noticed.

The thieves are usually obvious as I encourage the college kids to call 911 also when they see suspicious activity. Usually the thieves will walk in the middle of the street like 3 or 4 of them and they will spread out a bit talking to each other and one or two will walk close to cars pulling on handles to see if they are unlocked. When they find one they keep walking and then sneak back alone.Call the cops when you see them checking handles as when a cruiser comes they will move on!
Fizbo

Leominster, MA

#13 Dec 11, 2010
The parking ban isn't enforced much in Leominster. I have a neighbor who parks in front of his house all winter long and nothing is done.

Then again being "connected" with the city as he is, is probably the reason....
KEVINS BROTHER

Santa Clara, CA

#14 Dec 11, 2010
Fizbo wrote:
The parking ban isn't enforced much in Leominster. I have a neighbor who parks in front of his house all winter long and nothing is done.
Then again being "connected" with the city as he is, is probably the reason....
Fizbo Lynch.....I always knew Kevin had a brother.
AAA

Athol, MA

#15 Dec 11, 2010
hipocrites wrote:
I complained directly to the Mayor and Chief Demoura concerning the constant illegal parking in the fire lane outside of the new fire sttion; in front of JRs!
The fire engines cannot make a fast swing out in an emergency as they slowly pass these illegally parked cars by inches!
The bar is frequented by FPD members, citizens on patrol and other fpd clique members!
I took pictures and a video of cars being jammed up and forced to cross the double yellow in order to pass as pedestrians crisscrossed the dangerous situation!
I approached a police cruiser in front of Dunkins and pointed the violators out to him; he told me that they had a special permit and to complain to the Chief.
Come to find out one of these vehicles I had complained about before. The tag is V5X or V5W as this same vehicle parked in front of TD bank north on main street in the LEFT lane during rush hour. This was causing a seriously dangerous situation. I tried to follow the vehicle but they blew two lights and were speeding.
I am told that this is a Mr. Martel who is said to be a citizen patrolman. The person I seen driving on main street was younger than this patrolman. Irregardless they needed to confront this clique member and tell him that he cannot park there.
I guess that this is the same man who hit Captain Louney two years ago and drove him on the hood for 20 feet!
There is such a double standard in this town! It sounds like some of the same clique members are calling about cars parked on Lincoln st. So now they are going to pass laws for this clique!
So they are allowed to break the law at will and now they pass laws! McNamarra himself has driven by JRs without citing these cars parked BLATENTLY in the fire lane! But yet he wants to ticket college kids attending class for a few hours? The only reason that they don't want them parked on Lincoln street is because they just do not want them there,period!
This double standard seems to be the continued norm in Fitchburg! There is one set of rules for the citizens that the police and their clique do not need to follow!
Hey dung for brains, the fire department doesn't need you to speak for them. I'm sure if the fire trucks had trouble getting around they would take care of it themselves. How empty is your life anyways?
Fitchburg resident

Wellesley, MA

#16 Dec 12, 2010
KEVINS BROTHER wrote:
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Fizbo Lynch.....I always knew Kevin had a brother.
You did huh? Well you may just assist your friends in their dismissal! It works both ways POS! Always remember that; I actually only have utilized half my energy to going after MacNamarra and his band of crooks and criminals!

I have been debateing a lawsuit against the department and the city. I am also debating whether I should put in a complaint with civil service; as it is obvious that the brass at the fpd will not do what is right and fire Mcnamarra, they may be scared or it may just be pure protectionism. Whichever the case they are obvious about it as their letters back to me have nothing to do with my complaint. They like to skirt the issue, this way they feel that they actually never can be held accountable for their decisions as they have nothing to do with the complaints filed!

This is a form of corruption and can easily be shown as I notice that they give the same responses to other citizens who complain about officers! Fossa is the new talking head with the zerox letters!
Fitchburg resident

Wellesley, MA

#17 Dec 12, 2010
AAA wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey dung for brains, the fire department doesn't need you to speak for them. I'm sure if the fire trucks had trouble getting around they would take care of it themselves. How empty is your life anyways?
Well it obviously did as Chief Roy understood the importance as he addressed the issues that I brought up immediately! He was professional about it. Through what he stated the incidents happened while he wasn't there! For another they have still parked in the fire lane outside of JRs and Yes, some firefighters are part of the clique! The fitchburg firefighters train all the time and act professional while on duty!

You being sure is 100% False! Either the drivers are afraid of crossing the clique or they are a member of! Take pictures as I have! Furthermore, when the firefighters are friends as they don't want to say anything then YES IT IS MY POSITION AND EVERY OTHER CITIZENS TO SPEAK UP! Every secong counts in an emergency and you and everyone will understand this fact as I will never stop in properly addressing this important issue!

The fire lane is there for a reason! I will now even make sure for them 100% that I will stand there taking pictures and calling 911!Move the cars , you IGNORANT POS! Move them or try me!!!! I know that you are a firefighter and I don't care how tight with the clique that you are! It is obvious that you can never divulge who you are!? If you were so correct in your statements then YOU WOULDN'T HIDE BEHIND NOT DISCLOSING YOUR NAME AND HIDING YOUR IP ADDRESS! COWARD!
AAA

Athol, MA

#18 Dec 12, 2010
Fitchburg resident wrote:
<quoted text>
Well it obviously did as Chief Roy understood the importance as he addressed the issues that I brought up immediately! He was professional about it. Through what he stated the incidents happened while he wasn't there! For another they have still parked in the fire lane outside of JRs and Yes, some firefighters are part of the clique! The fitchburg firefighters train all the time and act professional while on duty!
You being sure is 100% False! Either the drivers are afraid of crossing the clique or they are a member of! Take pictures as I have! Furthermore, when the firefighters are friends as they don't want to say anything then YES IT IS MY POSITION AND EVERY OTHER CITIZENS TO SPEAK UP! Every secong counts in an emergency and you and everyone will understand this fact as I will never stop in properly addressing this important issue!
The fire lane is there for a reason! I will now even make sure for them 100% that I will stand there taking pictures and calling 911!Move the cars , you IGNORANT POS! Move them or try me!!!! I know that you are a firefighter and I don't care how tight with the clique that you are! It is obvious that you can never divulge who you are!? If you were so correct in your statements then YOU WOULDN'T HIDE BEHIND NOT DISCLOSING YOUR NAME AND HIDING YOUR IP ADDRESS! COWARD!
I'm sure Chief Roy was agreeing with you to get rid of you and I doubt the members of the FFD are afraid of any "clique". And by the way I'm not a cop, CO or firefighter. I support all three occupations. What do you do by the way? You must live a very lonely and empty life to spend all you waking hours either online ranting about your hatred for cops or stalking them.
in support of students

Fitchburg, MA

#20 Dec 12, 2010
Many students at FSU take 5 or 6 classes a semester,(4 courses considered "full time") plus work more than one job. I don't call that lazy, but extremely motivated. I suspect some of the students park close so that they can run from class to a job, but that makes too much sense. It is much easier to blame everything on them. Remind me again how much money FSU brings to Fitchburg???
Thank You

Fitchburg, MA

#21 Dec 27, 2010
in support of students wrote:
Many students at FSU take 5 or 6 classes a semester,(4 courses considered "full time") plus work more than one job. I don't call that lazy, but extremely motivated. I suspect some of the students park close so that they can run from class to a job, but that makes too much sense. It is much easier to blame everything on them. Remind me again how much money FSU brings to Fitchburg???
Right?
Let's see some of these people juggle their tight schedule and be required to take a shuttle to and from their car every time. I've tried it and it's horrible.
The finger pointing around here ridiculous. It's an epidemic.

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