Mayor's actions raise concerns - Sentinel & Enterprise

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Questions about whether Mayor Lisa Wong followed the correct procedure when hiring former Tewksbury Police Chief Alfred Donovan to investigate the Police Department last fall arose during a City Council meeting Tuesday night.
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gthickas

Fitchburg, MA

#21 Mar 3, 2010
it's time to get rid of all the city councilors.
tarea

Fitchburg, MA

#23 Mar 3, 2010
Dave wrote:
Wait - Starr says there's no legal standing for opposing Planned Parenthood, but HE VOTED FOR THAT MEASURE.
Voting for a RESOLUTION asking Planned Parenthood to not set up shop on Main St. is a lot different than voting to keep them out all together. Pay attention!
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#24 Mar 3, 2010
I had it wrote:
.......and everyone thinks that a 29 year old when she took office had a clue! come on now your'e kidding me. she had no life experiences or work history to have been elected to run a city
Like Dan Mylott, with his 40 years of experience working in a men's clothing store, the same job he'd had since high school?
Jim

Fitchburg, MA

#25 Mar 3, 2010
tarea wrote:
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Voting for a RESOLUTION asking Planned Parenthood to not set up shop on Main St. is a lot different than voting to keep them out all together. Pay attention!
Wow, you must be a politician too.
Special treatment

Concord, MA

#26 Mar 3, 2010
garylemay wrote:
You had to know the way Wong has acted would bring out all this. The Police Department has taken it on the chin at her hands. She should be thrown out of office.
Is this the same Lemay that receives special treatment from the board due to the fact that a McNamarra is on the board? Is this the same Lemay whom has recieved not once but twice great deals from the Secretary of Urban development? At a cops pay how on earth do you receive great deals twice from the Secretary of urban development?? Then receive special treatment from the Board of appeals over the legitimate complaints of a citizen of Fitchburg just because u r a cop????
40 000 plus stolen huh

Concord, MA

#27 Mar 3, 2010
As Kaddy is worried over 79 dollar overage let him explain why this council did not vote to attach the estate of the treasuror who m Kaddys buddy Kearns stated stole the 40,000 plus???

If anyone really cares write the paper,the mayor and hay etal and ask them about the $43,000 plus that is miising in cash from the city of Fitchburg? Ask them all why they refused to vote to attach the stolen money from the treasurers estate. Or was it a case of blame the dead guy????

It is time to get rid of this council and investigate all their dealings!!!! Contact the FBI with your concerns. Google FBI boston and they have contact emails to file inquirys! Where is the $43,000 cash? Why are you not concerned with this money,Kaddy??? Why are u so vocal on keeping a crooked cop Tasca??? Who stole thousands??? Why do you and Rosemary benefit from deals with the city? 1000 dollars for 1/4 acre?. Does everyone know that city hall sits on a quarter acre???
Every tax payer should receive a 1/4 acre for a thousand dollars like Kaddy did and Rosemary!!
"public trust"? You have to be joking???????? Is this the same trust that we should agree with you in giving to a theiving Captain Tasca?????????? F U Kaddy!
Lewis

Ayer, MA

#28 Mar 3, 2010
well we know Lisa Couldn't be reached last night in Lowell. mr hey you shouldn't be the one to throw stones about Procedure, you need to stop spending.Kevei starr you need to get a clue the people you refer to are voters
please leave

Gardner, MA

#29 Mar 3, 2010
Special treatment wrote:
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Is this the same Lemay that receives special treatment from the board due to the fact that a McNamarra is on the board? Is this the same Lemay whom has recieved not once but twice great deals from the Secretary of Urban development? At a cops pay how on earth do you receive great deals twice from the Secretary of urban development?? Then receive special treatment from the Board of appeals over the legitimate complaints of a citizen of Fitchburg just because u r a cop????
There is no Gary Lemay on the police force. There is a Matt. So cool your jets.
tazz4040

Worcester, MA

#30 Mar 3, 2010
ACc wrote:
The city of Fitchburg is lucky to have someone as talented and intelligent as Lisa Wong. Unfortunately, many in the city are too small-minded (I'm being kind, I really think they're just too stupid) to realize it. C'mon Hay, Kaddy, et al -- is a $79 overage the most important thing happening in the city right now? Or are you guys just posturing so you can run for mayor? If that's the case, be prepared.....it's tough enough to run a city in good times, but these days it's almost impossible without a thorough knowledge of economics. Excuse me but I forget where you guys got YOUR advanced Economics degrees?
maybe i can be president ive worked at exxon pumping gas for 11 years now i must qualify just like lisa wrong
gmof

AOL

#31 Mar 3, 2010
tazz4040 wrote:
<quoted text>maybe i can be president ive worked at exxon pumping gas for 11 years now i must qualify just like lisa wrong
The obvious difference is she went to school for sixteen years, then worked her education very nicely.

You on the other hand are probably a dropout and have been schleping fumes too long.
shutyurmouth

Fitchburg, MA

#32 Mar 3, 2010
Starr needs to pipe down. Have you ever heard of freedom of religion and speech? Sounds guilty to me.
Mt Woman

Fitchburg, MA

#33 Mar 4, 2010
Twinkle, Twinkle little Starr, How I wonder who you are...Poor, Poor Kevin Starr apparently has forgotten that he is a city councilor. In this role he is mandated to listen to all sides of an issue. Based on Kevin Starr's rant it seems that he is so thin-skinned that he took the dissenting comments of others personally.

Planned Parenthood in Fitchburg is a travesty, but I digress. Kevin's seems to believe that since he is impotent to make changes (based on the ridiculous ruling of the City Solicitor) taxpayers and concerned residents should just SHUT UP so he can feel happy and successful in his position.

Kevin, taxpaying residents of Fitchburg have the right to express their opinions and concerns in a public forum for this purpose--what better forum than before the City Council. You and your fellow councilors and the Mayor are in a position to understand and appreciate the sentiments of the masses. This is not just your job as City Councilor but DUTY!!!
Lewis Chamberlain

Windham, NH

#34 Mar 4, 2010
well with kevin starr it sounds more like conviction , some of us know what that means . people if Fuzzy would have been Mayor things right now would be different
constitution

Springfield, MA

#35 Mar 4, 2010
Mt Woman wrote:
Twinkle, Twinkle little Starr, How I wonder who you are...Poor, Poor Kevin Starr apparently has forgotten that he is a city councilor. In this role he is mandated to listen to all sides of an issue. Based on Kevin Starr's rant it seems that he is so thin-skinned that he took the dissenting comments of others personally.
Planned Parenthood in Fitchburg is a travesty, but I digress. Kevin's seems to believe that since he is impotent to make changes (based on the ridiculous ruling of the City Solicitor) taxpayers and concerned residents should just SHUT UP so he can feel happy and successful in his position.
Kevin, taxpaying residents of Fitchburg have the right to express their opinions and concerns in a public forum for this purpose--what better forum than before the City Council. You and your fellow councilors and the Mayor are in a position to understand and appreciate the sentiments of the masses. This is not just your job as City Councilor but DUTY!!!
I was disgusted by the actions of the pro-lifers who preached about Gods will during those painful council meetings. Thank "God" Starr had the guts to call them out. It's one thing to have personal beliefs but it's totally different to force those issues on others. Seperation of church and state genius!
Darn Tootin from W Newton

Brookline, MA

#36 Mar 4, 2010
ACc wrote:
The city of Fitchburg is lucky to have someone as talented and intelligent as Lisa Wong. Unfortunately, many in the city are too small-minded (I'm being kind, I really think they're just too stupid) to realize it. C'mon Hay, Kaddy, et al -- is a $79 overage the most important thing happening in the city right now? Or are you guys just posturing so you can run for mayor? If that's the case, be prepared.....it's tough enough to run a city in good times, but these days it's almost impossible without a thorough knowledge of economics. Excuse me but I forget where you guys got YOUR advanced Economics degrees?
We should all be thankful that we have Lisa Woing looking after things; and not Joel Kaddy. Kaddy has his nose so far up the butts of the FPD's good old boys that he should be blowing his nose with a diaper. If Kaddy had his way, Tasca would still be employed at the FPD and nothing whatsoever would have happened to him. He would probably be fleecing the Taxpayers out of another day off with pay right now; as he dug into his mystery comp time that only he knew about.

If we let him; Kaddy would be powdering the behinds of his policemen pals out on Main Street; as part of the annual block party celebrations.

These same boobs have been bleeding as dry for years. And, they are really squirming as the free rides and secret deals get eliminated.

It's funny; this same crowd spouts off over and over again on Fitchburg Topix Forum about how bad Mayor Wong is and how she has to go. But, none of them chose to run against her a few months back. And, they could not come up with one single candidate out of their ranks. They are just a bunch of whining blowhards who hate to see the gravy train being taken away.

I suppose that they were too busy boozing it up to run for Mayor. But again, they sure as hell do not have any shame about whining about her relentlessly. This crowd does not even need anyone pointing out their shortcomings here on Topix Forum. They make fools of themselves all by themselves.....
Fire the entire FPD

Concord, MA

#37 Mar 4, 2010
Kaddy should hold his head in shame for backing that crook Tasca! The Fitchburg PD has been running a COMPLETE muck for years! Fire them all;100%; that is real change!
Go around Fitchburg today, if you need a cop. Two are parked in JRs parking lot right now! HIDING!!!!! They will say that they are clocking speeders. The only thing wrong with that is there is a traffic light and an intersection there so the likelyhood of a speeder is ZERO!
To the cop in the black pick up; kiss off, maggott!
Fire the entire FPD

Concord, MA

#38 Mar 4, 2010
please leave wrote:
<quoted text>There is no Gary Lemay on the police force. There is a Matt. So cool your jets.
What is Garys relation to Matt?? Was Gary a cop before? Is he the father or brother of Matt? I know the answer but I would like your answer? Why did the Lemay family receive assistance from the Secratary of Urban development?Twice?
Why did Matt Lemay receive special treatment by the board of appeals over the complaining citizen? Why did mcNamarra not excuse herself from the board as she made false statements in Matts behalf against the concerned citizen who oppossed?
reveal all the records

Concord, MA

#39 Mar 4, 2010
Can anyone explain the sweet real estate deals that these politicians and police got from the city of Fitchburg??
Where is the $43,000 plus that was stolen from the treasury? Where is it KADDY? You are concerned with 79 dollars?
The city of Fitchburg should reveal all the real estate sales thAT it has made since 1998. The public would be shocked at the list. Then where the sales are not directly made to the cop or politician follow the next transaction where they are then sold to one of the above?
Lets see the books!!!!!!
Clancy Wiggum

Fitchburg, MA

#40 Mar 4, 2010
Fire the entire FPD wrote:
Kaddy should hold his head in shame for backing that crook Tasca! The Fitchburg PD has been running a COMPLETE muck for years! Fire them all;100%; that is real change!
Go around Fitchburg today, if you need a cop. Two are parked in JRs parking lot right now! HIDING!!!!! They will say that they are clocking speeders. The only thing wrong with that is there is a traffic light and an intersection there so the likelyhood of a speeder is ZERO!
To the cop in the black pick up; kiss off, maggott!
Whelp it seems like Kevin is back to babble on and on about how bad the FPD is, and how they donít do their jobs Blah, Blah, Blah. However, Kevin is nowhere to be found when an article has something to do with the FPD and a positive issues, like say the last article about the armed home invasion. He chooses to remain silent. Why, you ask. The reason is that there was no way he could spin that story negatively so he has nothing to say. To me it seems like he has a serious ax to grind with them and thatís the reason he only has bad things to say about them. Wow Iím sorry Iím rambling like Kevin now. L Well Kev maybe you need to take a trip to the El Rancho.
Clancy Wiggum

Fitchburg, MA

#41 Mar 4, 2010
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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It's funny; this same crowd spouts off over and over again on Fitchburg Topix Forum about how bad Mayor Wong is and how she has to go. But, none of them chose to run against her a few months back. And, they could not come up with one single candidate out of their ranks. They are just a bunch of whining blowhards who hate to see the gravy train being taken away.
I suppose that they were too busy boozing it up to run for Mayor. But again, they sure as hell do not have any shame about whining about her relentlessly. This crowd does not even need anyone pointing out their shortcomings here on Topix Forum. They make fools of themselves all by themselves.....
Hmm lets see Iíll give you one reason why I havenít ran for office, I canít afford to take a pay cut. You see Darn, the Mayor makes roughly between 50 and 60 thousand a year (Iím not sure of the exact number) and Iím not about to leave the company I work for now (where I make a considerable amount more) to be the mayor of Fitchburg(for a lot less then I make now). Maybe if the mayorís salary was raised I would consider running, and Iím willing to bet other qualified candidates would be willing to run as well. But, until the Mayorís salary is raised Iíll wont be giving up my seat at the bar to run for office. Oh and Darn since you seem to have all the answers, how come you donít run for mayor? I mean after all you call out everyone else on Topic Forum for sitting here crying and not running for mayor, how come you havenít run after all you probably do the most crying on Topic Forum.(Well maybe not Kevin gives you a run for your money)

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