Demoted cops to get ranks reinstated - Sentinel & Enterprise

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Two Fitchburg police officers will be promoted to their former ranks next week, after being demoted last year to save money, according to Mayor Lisa Wong.
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Bro

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Jan 27, 2010
 
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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Trying to figure out who I am is fun for you, eh? And now, you've got a few cops regularly reading these posts and helping you.
So, the Dragnet is closing in on me, eh? Make sure that you share all the data that you have amassed in the last year about me with the cops who are helping you. After all; you have made such great strides in really narrowing things down. This much you admit to knowing about me, so far:
I may be a male; if not I am a female.
I may be unemployed; if not I am employed.
If I am employed, I may work in the private sector. Or, it may be the public sector.
I may be a scorned ex lover of a cop. Or, I may be an ex cop.
I may be a pedephile; if not I may be a Lawyer, or a Firefighter.
I may actually live in Fitchburg. If not, I don't live in Fitchburg.
I may be the Walmart Greeter or I may be flipping burgers somewhere.
I may live in my mother's basement.
I may be fat and out of shape. If not, you have no idea of my physical condition.
Be sure to share all of your conclusions from above with your police pals. You have certainly narrowed things down for them. I am sure that they will be very impressed with your problem solving talents. Geeze, maybe they will even offer you a job as a Detective on the force.
Darn Tootin
Sounds like a job for Inspector Clouseau!!! Or Gadget maybe..... lol
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Jan 27, 2010
 
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Sounds like a job for Inspector Clouseau!!! Or Gadget maybe..... lol
One more time, I rest my case.
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Jan 27, 2010
 
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<quoted text>Ya it's his so what and learn how to spell his name if your going to write about him.
Did he have a connection to the licensing board? Give me a break! A cops job is below a walmart greeter, at least they have class and respect. These cops are overpaid taxi drivers that have no fares!

There job is a joke! They need to have stages to keep it interesting! You look at the chief job, what does he do? What does a Captain do???? Enlighten me ,Please!
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#93
Jan 27, 2010
 
Why can't DTFWN be just a well informed dude. I like his insight...which is what this forum is all about..insight..opinion..freed om of speech..correct? It figures all the cops have terrible writing skills.
DTFWN for MAYOR

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#94
Jan 27, 2010
 
liz wrote:
Why can't DTFWN be just a well informed dude. I like his insight...which is what this forum is all about..insight..opinion..freed om of speech..correct? It figures all the cops have terrible writing skills.
I agree, what is anyones problem with the truth? He states facts and people get angry! Imagine if more people were well informed? Fitchburg would be operational and a functional success!

Fitchburg is choking itself by the continuence of protecting the corruption! The citizens had to sacrifice this year both at home and in the community! It really isn't easy to move around a busy city in the dark. Unsolved murders and gangs running the show. All this while our politicians and the FPD conduct "business as usual".
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#95
Jan 27, 2010
 
Half measure Wong! It is back to "business as usual". Another politician with empty promises! Mayor; the residents of Fitchburg have sacrificed! We thought you would make an honest effort at repairing the broken system in Fitchburg!
The FPD continues there complete ineptness!
The only good thing that this city has going for it is the Fire Department! These are the most professional guys that Fitchburg has protecting us! God Bless them and may he send his guardian angels around them to protect them from harm!
We need true leadership! Fitchburg needs JOBS! We need a legitimate working police force!!!
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#96
Jan 28, 2010
 
Enough is Enough!! Explain city councilmen and Mayor Wong. Why are you so TERRIFIED to address corruption within the FPD???? Why does this council REFUSE to address the ineptness within this department???????

Councilmen, you are not in office to protect ineptness and corruption!!! Rosemary needs to resign asap if she request Tascas reinstatement; give her the floor and demand her explanation!!!

This city is not about a few people who feel entitlement! Fight for the citizens who voted you in to do a JOB! Enough!!!!

Why are these councilmen so opposed to investigating the police department!!!! There are legitimate claims that go unadressed!! It took the FPD 64 minutes to drive by us after we called about an intruder!! Explain ROSEMARY et al??????

Is this fugding "ineptness"?? Do you feel that members of the FPD should have access to the financial record keeping and books that record their hours worked????? WHY??????????

Unbelievable!!
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Jan 28, 2010
 
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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Why are you so convinced that I hate the cops? I have told you before: I don't hate the cops. As I have pointed out a few times on various stories here on Topix Fitchburg Forum; I decided to start offering my unique viewpoint, as well as some concrete facts; when I noticed that many comments were being left on Topix Fitchburg Forum saying that we need to shell out more Taxpayer dollars in order to properly fund the Fitchburg PD. And, until we did, we should not expect to see any reduction in crime. We were even told that crime would most likely rise because we were not properly funding the police department.
Now, I already knew that the cops were getting an insane amount of paid days off each year as compared to almost any other worker in America. And, I knew that they had practically unlimited overtime because of needed coverage for the insane amount of paid days off that they all have. And, I knew that they were banking unused vacation time, to be used to inflate their pay as they retired. As in the case of our beloved Captain Tasca; who just cashed in 2000 hours(almost one full year) of unpaid vacation time. This did two things for Tasca: 1) it gave him 50 weeks of pay at his high salary rate as he retired, and 2) it raised his income, which in turn will raise his monthly retirement check FOREVER.
So, I was sharp enough to realize that we do not need to throw more money at our police budget; in order to actually have our cops fighting crime for us. We just need to reel in the spending that is being wasted on our existing police department for all the extra and unreasonable perks.
Let's compare Fitchburg to Nashua NH, for example. Nashua is basically twice the size of Fitchburg and has twice as many cops as Fitchburg (somewhere around 172 compared to Fitchburg's 83 or so) But, cops in Nashua are not allowed to carry 50 weeks of unused vacation days on the books. As a matter of fact; they have a maximum of 5 weeks of unpaid time off that they can carry. And, Nashua typically has between 12 to 20 cruisers on duty at all times; compared with Fitchburg's 4.
So, since Nashua is twice the size of Fitchburg; let's cut the amount of cruisers that Nashua has on the street IN HALF; in order to adjust Nashaua's size down to Fitchburg's size. The 12 to 20 cruisers that Nashua now has on it's streets gets cut in half; down to 6 to 10 cruisers.
What's my point? Here in Mass the cops get given more than they do in NH. The downside to the Massachusetts citizen is that he gets less from his police department than the resident of NH gets. And, it is because what we give our lawmen here in Massachusetts is unreasonably excessive.
And, it is for these reasons that I stick around here on Topix Forum. But, that does not mean that I hate the cops. Can't you tell? I am rather fond of them. Why else would I spend so much of my time talking about them.
Don't overdo it with your beers tonight. You know what that does to you......you will right back here on Topix Fitchburg Forum making a fool of yourself!
"My UNIQUE viewpoint..." (Narcissist).

"I WAS SHARP ENOUGH...."(Narcissist).

Just take the test and get back to me. And quit stealing your employer's time. You're a thief.

I'm going to crack one open now and have a Jack. I've had a rough day putting up with lying thieving sociopaths like you.

CU at the parole office!!!
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Jan 29, 2010
 
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"My UNIQUE viewpoint..." (Narcissist).
"I WAS SHARP ENOUGH...."(Narcissist).
Just take the test and get back to me. And quit stealing your employer's time. You're a thief.
I'm going to crack one open now and have a Jack. I've had a rough day putting up with lying thieving sociopaths like you.
CU at the parole office!!!
I'm starting to get more than just a little concerned for you. I suspected that you were hitting the bottle on a daily basis; and your most recent comment just reinforces my suspicions:

"I'm going to crack one open now and have a Jack. I've had a rough day putting up with lying thieving sociopaths like you. CU at the parole office".

Again, this comment concerns me. And, for a few reasons:

1) Your comments about me show that you are becoming delusional.
2) You are once again making a reference about drinking at the end of your day.
3) You are starting to convince yourself that you "deserve" a drink; based on having to put up with comments left on Topix Forum.

All of the above shows that you may very well have lost control of your drinking. Do you have any family members who you are close to? If so, have they ever voiced concern about your daily drinking habits?

I know that you are a very proud man. And, you hate to admit that you have a weakness; especially with the bottle. But, I hate to see you on this downward spiral. You and I have had some great times going back and forth here on Fitchburg Topix Forum. And, those times have been very special to me. I don't want you to sink any further into the abyss.

Gosh darn it; I am concerned for you! If you won't seek help because of your own selfish reasons; do it for your family; your policemen pals, and me. Get a grip on yourself, man!
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Jan 31, 2010
 
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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I'm starting to get more than just a little concerned for you. I suspected that you were hitting the bottle on a daily basis; and your most recent comment just reinforces my suspicions:
"I'm going to crack one open now and have a Jack. I've had a rough day putting up with lying thieving sociopaths like you. CU at the parole office".
Again, this comment concerns me. And, for a few reasons:
1) Your comments about me show that you are becoming delusional.
2) You are once again making a reference about drinking at the end of your day.
3) You are starting to convince yourself that you "deserve" a drink; based on having to put up with comments left on Topix Forum.
All of the above shows that you may very well have lost control of your drinking. Do you have any family members who you are close to? If so, have they ever voiced concern about your daily drinking habits?
I know that you are a very proud man. And, you hate to admit that you have a weakness; especially with the bottle. But, I hate to see you on this downward spiral. You and I have had some great times going back and forth here on Fitchburg Topix Forum. And, those times have been very special to me. I don't want you to sink any further into the abyss.
Gosh darn it; I am concerned for you! If you won't seek help because of your own selfish reasons; do it for your family; your policemen pals, and me. Get a grip on yourself, man!
Good God my head hurts-my stomach is in a turmoil-you're right-I need to get to a meeting today... Those friggin cops I ran into last night just want to drink and drink... and drag me down with them. And they call themselves friends... Shite am I in trouble. The Mrs. is furious. I vaguely remember last night. Hopefully I'll remember how I got home soon,(or do I really WANT to remember last night?)

I'll let you know how it went. I know you're concerned for me. I appreciate it.

BUT

What about you? Just take the test!!!

Take the test and after, when you go see your PO this week we can meet at Espresso's or someplace close to the courthouse (wherever they serve luncheon AND alcohol) and go over your score.

As I said before, there really isn't much mental health pros can do for people in denial of their personality disorder.

Well, I'm glad we've had this chance to dialogue. I've changed my mind. Maybe I'll go to a meeting tomorrow. Or tonight. Or Tuesday. I'm going to go have some breakfast and see if I feel better. Good thing I have that bottle of coffee brandy. The Mrs. won't smell that. She'll just think it's my last night's breath. Hair of the dog, I say!!!

CU at the parole office!!!

PS-Oh yeah, Congrats again Paul and Kearnsy!!! I'll hoist one (or two or three) to that!!! Score 2 for the GOOD guys!!! AND good luck in your appeal, Charlie!!!
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Feb 1, 2010
 
To get back to the subject....anyone heard anything about this investigation?
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Good God my head hurts-my stomach is in a turmoil-you're right-I need to get to a meeting today... Those friggin cops I ran into last night just want to drink and drink... and drag me down with them. And they call themselves friends... Shite am I in trouble. The Mrs. is furious. I vaguely remember last night. Hopefully I'll remember how I got home soon,(or do I really WANT to remember last night?)
I'll let you know how it went. I know you're concerned for me. I appreciate it.
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What about you? Just take the test!!!
Take the test and after, when you go see your PO this week we can meet at Espresso's or someplace close to the courthouse (wherever they serve luncheon AND alcohol) and go over your score.
As I said before, there really isn't much mental health pros can do for people in denial of their personality disorder.
Well, I'm glad we've had this chance to dialogue. I've changed my mind. Maybe I'll go to a meeting tomorrow. Or tonight. Or Tuesday. I'm going to go have some breakfast and see if I feel better. Good thing I have that bottle of coffee brandy. The Mrs. won't smell that. She'll just think it's my last night's breath. Hair of the dog, I say!!!
CU at the parole office!!!
PS-Oh yeah, Congrats again Paul and Kearnsy!!! I'll hoist one (or two or three) to that!!! Score 2 for the GOOD guys!!! AND good luck in your appeal, Charlie!!!
If you are REALLY serious about finally stepping up to your drinking problem; you need to get yourself to some AA Meetings. Don't just keep talking about it; you need to actually do it. And, you will need a Sponsor. I would offer to be your Sponsor; but I can tell that you lack the backbone to buckle under and straighten yourself out. And, I don't want to back a loser. I can tell a lost cause when I see one; and I don't like wasting my time. Besides that; I suspect that you will get very needy and that you will start to cling to me.

I wish you luck on your journey, but I suspect that you will be continuing to wallow in your problems for quite some time. Maybe even the rest of your life.

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Feb 1, 2010
 
gmof wrote:
To get back to the subject....anyone heard anything about this investigation?
I believe the problem is proving Tascas claims that others also stole. This is why they need a forensic accountant.

I would also like to review an update of the investigation in it's entirety. I believe that it is proceeding. I still feel that there is more to be revealed.

I would like the city council to give us an update on where the $40,000 plus is,this is money that was stolen from the treasury! Captain Kearns was going to release his final report but none came.

I believe what is more interesting is "wetlands" effect in Fitchburg. I have noticed that the water has been colored and has a stench. We may have harmed our reservoirs by filling in of some wetlands. I believe that this fill has caused pressure that has risen the water level pulling contanaments into the stream. I have noticed a lot more skunks,fox,squirels,possoms,ra ts and racoons running around the downtown and college areas. It seems these animals have been pushed from their habitat by these developments.

Too many of these issues have been thought as being slight harm as the board favors special permits for these developers. Our water and sewer system is becomming overwhelmed by these rising waters.
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Feb 1, 2010
 
I would also like to know what is up with the $40,000.00 stolen by Bruce Richards. I heard it was way more than that and the city council wants to forget about it. The good ol boys at work again.
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Feb 1, 2010
 
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
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If you are REALLY serious about finally stepping up to your drinking problem; you need to get yourself to some AA Meetings. Don't just keep talking about it; you need to actually do it. And, you will need a Sponsor. I would offer to be your Sponsor; but I can tell that you lack the backbone to buckle under and straighten yourself out. And, I don't want to back a loser. I can tell a lost cause when I see one; and I don't like wasting my time. Besides that; I suspect that you will get very needy and that you will start to cling to me.
I wish you luck on your journey, but I suspect that you will be continuing to wallow in your problems for quite some time. Maybe even the rest of your life.
Oh, thank you for the period of enlightenment. You're so right. Always are-always have been. Woe is me. Woe is me...

YOU need to think up a new moniker that more appropriately fits your avocation.

NOW I see your "residence" has changed from West Newton to Boston, what say we put our heads together and come up with something creative?

What part of Boston would you like to associate with? Roxbury? Dorchester? Coolidge Corner? Allston/Brighton? North End? South End? East Boston? Take your pick-then we can have some fun.

Or you can admit you're a resident of Fitchburg, and use something more "down-home."

Whatever it is, use your imagination!!!!

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Don't forget the test. That will tell us much-and give us a starting off point for your new "handle."

You're fun to F with. I didn't drink Saturday. Good story though. You don't know what I believe-or do-only what I write.

How about you? Scary to think you believe all of it. And others do too. Really scary.

CU at the parole office!!!!
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Feb 1, 2010
 
gmof wrote:
I would also like to know what is up with the $40,000.00 stolen by Bruce Richards. I heard it was way more than that and the city council wants to forget about it. The good ol boys at work again.
I heard it was more than $40,000 and I heard that it may be a case of "blame the dead guy". The problem that I have is disclosure issues with the city. It is like they feel that they do not need to disclose to the citizens of Fitchburg.

I understand the need to make cuts but these politicians must understand that the citizens of Fitchburg are sacrificing. We want a police force that operates correctly and legally!

Hopefully Demoura and the Mayor work together on making the necessary changes that are needed. As citizens we must assist these two as they work for a better Fitchburg! All of us if complaining must make suggestions that we feel may work. We all need to share our ideas with the Chief and the Mayor.

Gooogle "Fitchburg,mass" and it will give you a link to the city home page. On the top left hand corner is a link to "email" contacts. Everyone needs to get involved. If you have questions then ask them. The Mayor has written back to me 50% of the time and she has forwarded emails to the Chief of Police. I am satisfied with the Mayors responses.

I encourage all to get involved.
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Feb 1, 2010
 
Yes, my ISP did recently change from West Newton to Boston. But, I am reasonably sure that I am already known and loved, here on Fitchburg Topix Forum, as Darn Tootin from W Newton. So, just to keep things simple I will keep my name the same.

And, yes, I do believe what I post here. What's the point of posting phony posts; just to mess with someone? If that is somebody's idea of fun, they need to take a good, long look at themselves. And, they need a hobby.

My mission here has always been to provide another viewpoint on things relating to our lawmen. Isn't that what public forums are all about? Providing factual information and thought provoking viewpoints to other Readers who may not have ever realized some things? Obviously, the answer is "yes". And, that's where I come in.

And, I am not so sure that you were simply messing with me, in regards to your daily alcohol consumption. I fear that you are in denial.

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Police Officer Mathew Dibara made a super great deal with the city of Fitchburg. I believe he got a total of 2.5 acres plus for $105,000. Not bad!
Lol He's a dope if he paid that much for two acres. You can get alot more for alot less in this city. Lol I have 3 acres I'm thinking about selling I wonder if he would buy them off me for oh say 110,000 thats more then a person with a brain would buy them for.
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Feb 1, 2010
 
Darn Tootin from W Newton wrote:
Yes, my ISP did recently change from West Newton to Boston. But, I am reasonably sure that I am already known and loved, here on Fitchburg Topix Forum, as Darn Tootin from W Newton. So, just to keep things simple I will keep my name the same.
And, yes, I do believe what I post here. What's the point of posting phony posts; just to mess with someone? If that is somebody's idea of fun, they need to take a good, long look at themselves. And, they need a hobby.
My mission here has always been to provide another viewpoint on things relating to our lawmen. Isn't that what public forums are all about? Providing factual information and thought provoking viewpoints to other Readers who may not have ever realized some things? Obviously, the answer is "yes". And, that's where I come in.
And, I am not so sure that you were simply messing with me, in regards to your daily alcohol consumption. I fear that you are in denial.
Known and LOVED?(Narcissistic, of course!!! Darn Tootin' for Mayor!!!(Right to your head)).

The test!!!! Take the test!!!! Talk about denial.... Just humor me. Don't be scared. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!!!

And no, public forums are not for "providing factual information and thought provoking viewpoints." You've proved that... In a perfect world, yes, that's what they are for... FACTUAL is the key term. Thought provoking? Hmmmmmm.... Yes, I'm thinking...... Provoking? Of course!!!!

Hobbies? What are yours besides cop-bashing? Do you fish? Hunt? Paint? Exercise? Walk? Feed the birds? Crochet? Needlepoint? Puzzles? Oh, yes, I know, you remain a riddle wrapped in an enigma. How fascinating you are... Topix readers are so fortunate to have you.

Just remember, I'll always be here to remind you who you really are. Why? Because IT'S FUN!!! Why take life so serious? You'll BS your readers, I'll BS you. You're a BS artist. Plain and simple. All this business about me wondering who you are? Who gives a shite? All BS. If you want to get smart, post on the Boston Globe forum. Globe posters will chew you up and spit you out,(NOT to avoid a cliche!!) Who do you think you're dealing with here? An educated audience? Don't flatter yourself.

SO

Think about that new "handle."

Always wonder whether I'm playing Devils Advocate or not,(as I said before, 3/4 of the cops are DIKS anyway).

AND

Really...

Get a life. I could help you with those hobbies you've been meaning to try.(Cribbage, anyone???).

CU..... Oh, well.......... ;)



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Feb 1, 2010
 
And "Mission?" Join the Army, or something, if you really have a "mission."

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