What's JB's #1 Reason to stop Conte S...

What's JB's #1 Reason to stop Conte School

Created by Carl61 on Feb 11, 2013

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It wasn't his idea

Doesn't care, but hates Dick

It should be low income housing

He's not in charge

It's not named after him

Don't need it, kids are punks

Rather it be an OTB

Supports his pal Bob

Abandoned buildings are artsy

Boucher still has a developer for it

great chance

United States

#21 Feb 12, 2013
Sure you do. And I know who u are
I Heard

North Adams, MA

#22 Feb 12, 2013
great chance wrote:
Sure you do. And I know who u are
JBIII asked the Clerk yesterday about the rules for a petition. One's yet to be started.
na taxpayer

United States

#23 Feb 13, 2013
mr cardimino has been getting signatures . I saw him on the west end monday getting them ! I have heard he does have quite a few already !
voter123

Pittsfield, MA

#24 Feb 13, 2013
How can he be collecting signatures if a formal petition hasn't been written.
yawn

North Adams, MA

#25 Feb 13, 2013
Cardimino was working Big Y yesterday! He even blew off the Council meeting last night!
jb3zanazzhole

Northampton, MA

#26 Feb 13, 2013
Cardimino thinks a "petition" is a wall dividing 2 rooms!!
jb3zanazzhole

Northampton, MA

#27 Feb 13, 2013
yawn wrote:
Cardimino was working Big Y yesterday! He even blew off the Council meeting last night!
Was he bagging groceries or shagging stray shopping carts?

Since: Aug 12

United States

#28 Feb 13, 2013
na taxpayer wrote:
mr cardimino has been getting signatures . I saw him on the west end monday getting them ! I have heard he does have quite a few already !
Hearsay...
na taxpayer

United States

#29 Feb 13, 2013
JB3 still has a lot of friends and supporters many that supported dick have said what a mistake they made ! So dont be surprised of a JB3 run and win in the next election@!!! WHDD Nothing !!!( WHAT HAS DICK DONE )

Since: Nov 12

Amsterdam, NY

#30 Feb 13, 2013
JB will never run again. His ego could never risk another loss.
HVD50

Pittsfield, MA

#31 Feb 13, 2013
na taxpayer wrote:
JB3 still has a lot of friends and supporters many that supported dick have said what a mistake they made ! So dont be surprised of a JB3 run and win in the next election@!!! WHDD Nothing !!!( WHAT HAS DICK DONE )
I heard the same thing. Except these people said it was a mistake they voted for him to city council. They've come to realize he is not their for the good of the city. They now know he is there for one purpose only. To be vindictive. Not only would he fail at running for mayor again. It's unlikely he could make city council if enough reasonable people run.
Joke

North Adams, MA

#32 Feb 13, 2013
HVD50 wrote:
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I heard the same thing. Except these people said it was a mistake they voted for him to city council. They've come to realize he is not their for the good of the city. They now know he is there for one purpose only. To be vindictive. Not only would he fail at running for mayor again. It's unlikely he could make city council if enough reasonable people run.
Nearly 70% of the City's elementary and junior high students are on free lunch. That, my friends, is Barrett's legacy.

All North Adams is is a collection of too many banks, the Hospital, MoCA, MCLA, a few restaurants, and a few shops. That's it. Its population is elderly, its population is shrinking, and there a no businesses with good jobs coming here. North Adams is a third rate tourist attraction. That's all it's going to be for a good long while. A bigger Walmart is not cause for celebration.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#33 Feb 13, 2013
Don't blame Barrett for the slumdogs---the City has no jurisdiction over who can rent a section 8 apartment---renatl prices are low inj North Adams aand the percentage of that rent that the renter pays is correspondingly low--and it's not Alcombright's fault either--if you want to blame liberal policy look to the Stateand Federal level
Joke

North Adams, MA

#34 Feb 13, 2013
chbpod wrote:
Don't blame Barrett for the slumdogs---the City has no jurisdiction over who can rent a section 8 apartment---renatl prices are low inj North Adams aand the percentage of that rent that the renter pays is correspondingly low--and it's not Alcombright's fault either--if you want to blame liberal policy look to the Stateand Federal level
I disagree. The Zoning and Eminent Domain power are you friends. Neither Barrett nor Alcombright have the vision or the balls to use them in a significant way. Taking down dilapidated bilidings is not gutsy.

Face it: Barrett and Alcombright are poor leaders and thinkers. The City is a joke. Its school system is an abomination. It is going to take a generation to affect meaningful change. No decent companies are coming here to offer decent jobs with decent wages. It is never going to happen. North Adams is slowing going the way of Detroit. If I want to go look at elephant dung, I'll to a zoo; not Mass MoCA.

And, MoCA is propped up by a huge investment from the state, and run by a bunch of rich carpetbaggers from NYC who couldn't get on the Board of a real museum in NYC.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#35 Feb 13, 2013
Joke wrote:
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I disagree. The Zoning and Eminent Domain power are you friends. Neither Barrett nor Alcombright have the vision or the balls to use them in a significant way. Taking down dilapidated bilidings is not gutsy.
Face it: Barrett and Alcombright are poor leaders and thinkers. The City is a joke. Its school system is an abomination. It is going to take a generation to affect meaningful change. No decent companies are coming here to offer decent jobs with decent wages. It is never going to happen. North Adams is slowing going the way of Detroit. If I want to go look at elephant dung, I'll to a zoo; not Mass MoCA.
And, MoCA is propped up by a huge investment from the state, and run by a bunch of rich carpetbaggers from NYC who couldn't get on the Board of a real museum in NYC.
Disagree all you want--you wouldn't be the first idiot who disagreed with me--eminent domain??? zoning?? you don't know crap about either---I suppose you never heard of public use--good grief-- go back where you came from you slumbum neer do well--and I suppose you never heard of the Williams College art mafia either---so what the hell have you ever done for North Adams--but cry in your Black Label
Joke

North Adams, MA

#36 Feb 13, 2013
chbpod wrote:
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Disagree all you want--you wouldn't be the first idiot who disagreed with me--eminent domain??? zoning?? you don't know crap about either---I suppose you never heard of public use--good grief-- go back where you came from you slumbum neer do well--and I suppose you never heard of the Williams College art mafia either---so what the hell have you ever done for North Adams--but cry in your Black Label
Sure I do. You know nothing about me. The Kelo decision from the Supreme Court back in 2005 gave municipalities the power to take housing developments for public purposes, like a park or other public projects. I'll bet neither you, Barrett or Alcombright ever heard of it.

And, thanks for your insightful comments about the stellar North Adams school system.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#37 Feb 13, 2013
Joke wrote:
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Sure I do. You know nothing about me. The Kelo decision from the Supreme Court back in 2005 gave municipalities the power to take housing developments for public purposes, like a park or other public projects. I'll bet neither you, Barrett or Alcombright ever heard of it.
And, thanks for your insightful comments about the stellar North Adams school system.
Look dirtbag- I am well aware of the Kelo decision--I referenced not only on the Council floor when Barrett wanted to take the Clark Buscuit builidn I devoted one maybetwo of my TV shows to the issue of eminent domain---the problem with Kelo--- wasn't it wasn't for public use --as a school or a park but was-as the court detemined public purpose- so that the land and homes --(and they were not taking "housing developments-- jerkweed ) could be taken to turn over to a developer to build a casino - condos- marina etc.---BAD decision--and yes I know nothing about you because you are a spineless - worthless piece of shiate--hiding in anonymity--but I can guess----worthless---probably an artista---
Joke

North Adams, MA

#38 Feb 13, 2013
chbpod wrote:
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Look dirtbag- I am well aware of the Kelo decision--I referenced not only on the Council floor when Barrett wanted to take the Clark Buscuit builidn I devoted one maybetwo of my TV shows to the issue of eminent domain---the problem with Kelo--- wasn't it wasn't for public use --as a school or a park but was-as the court detemined public purpose- so that the land and homes --(and they were not taking "housing developments-- jerkweed ) could be taken to turn over to a developer to build a casino - condos- marina etc.---BAD decision--and yes I know nothing about you because you are a spineless - worthless piece of shiate--hiding in anonymity--but I can guess----worthless---probably an artista---
You may be aware of it, but you've obviously don't understand it. The Court concluded that a municipality can take housing stock, eve n if not blighted, for economic development projects. You may not like the decision, but it's the law of the land. You weak minded leaders in North Adams lack the intellectual capacity to understand it, and the balls to use it.

You were on the council? Well, color me impressed. What did you accomplish? What legacy did you leave your City? A resoundingly poor one. You should be ashamed of yourself, talking credit for nothing but a legacy of dependency.
chbpod

Narragansett, RI

#39 Feb 13, 2013
Joke wrote:
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You may be aware of it, but you've obviously don't understand it. The Court concluded that a municipality can take housing stock, eve n if not blighted, for economic development projects. You may not like the decision, but it's the law of the land. You weak minded leaders in North Adams lack the intellectual capacity to understand it, and the balls to use it.
You were on the council? Well, color me impressed. What did you accomplish? What legacy did you leave your City? A resoundingly poor one. You should be ashamed of yourself, talking credit for nothing but a legacy of dependency.
You are clearly a moron--what development projects do you suggest- when taking a dilpitated house by eminent domain--you have no idea of development-- and that you do nor know who I am- speaks volumes--you are a snot nosed newbie -- dribbling crap over your upper lip-- and so smug that you know what's best for the City -all you want to do is take peoples property for projects that won't work-- OH THAT'S right aesthetics---you light in the loafer Ruddinista--you have no interest in North Adams-- you are a coward pure and simple-- and the accent is on simple-- as in simple minded--what have you ever done for North Adams-- some on jerkweed- give me an example
Joke

North Adams, MA

#40 Feb 13, 2013
chbpod wrote:
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You are clearly a moron--what development projects do you suggest- when taking a dilpitated house by eminent domain--you have no idea of development-- and that you do nor know who I am- speaks volumes--you are a snot nosed newbie -- dribbling crap over your upper lip-- and so smug that you know what's best for the City -all you want to do is take peoples property for projects that won't work-- OH THAT'S right aesthetics---you light in the loafer Ruddinista--you have no interest in North Adams-- you are a coward pure and simple-- and the accent is on simple-- as in simple minded--what have you ever done for North Adams-- some on jerkweed- give me an example
Easy...use eminent domain to take several properties along River Street and Chase Ave to create a park to complement the Porches and MocA. That the car wash and liquor store are still there is ridiculous.

Second, take the Sleepy's plaza, knock it down, and create green space with a water feature, skating pond, etc, and create some boutique retail/residential space along Eagle street.

Third, get the public safety building out of downtown, and build a new one along route 8.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

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