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Curious

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jan 19, 2012
Any truth to the rumor that Chairman of the Board of Selectman and State Representative Wong is stepping down because of the assistance he gave to a Dr. illegally prescribing pills.
Null and void

Canton, MA

#3 Jan 30, 2016
Curious wrote:
Any truth to the rumor that Chairman of the Board of Selectman and State Representative Wong is stepping down because of the assistance he gave to a Dr. illegally prescribing pills.
The patient apparently needed the pills to calm himself down after assessing Wong's performance while posing as Saugus' representative at the state house.
The ghost who walks

Canton, MA

#4 Jan 31, 2016
Null and void wrote:
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The patient apparently needed the pills to calm himself down after assessing Wong's performance while posing as Saugus' representative at the state house.
Most folks are aware of the fictional character, "The Phantom of the Opera". Apparently, Wong's fantasy is to emulate this character and sometime in the future be forever recognized by all as "The Phantom of the State House", always around but invisible and silent when his constituency needed him most.
Lights cameras action

Woburn, MA

#5 Feb 4, 2016
The ghost who walks wrote:
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Most folks are aware of the fictional character, "The Phantom of the Opera". Apparently, Wong's fantasy is to emulate this character and sometime in the future be forever recognized by all as "The Phantom of the State House", always around but invisible and silent when his constituency needed him most.
Invisible? Not always. You can always count on his willingness to appear in person anytime there is the possibility that the press will be present at an event of any sort with cameras at the ready, of course, to highlight his presence.
These attempts at positive publicity have been quite successful for him in the past and have convinced enough voters that he is doing the job that they elected him to do. Why should he change strategy? Sadly, in too many instances, perception triumphs over reality, and,unfortunately, his role as our community's voice, however muted, continues to fail in its proper role of addressing our concerns at the state house.
Out of the shadows

Woburn, MA

#6 Feb 6, 2016
Lights cameras action wrote:
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Invisible? Not always. You can always count on his willingness to appear in person anytime there is the possibility that the press will be present at an event of any sort with cameras at the ready, of course, to highlight his presence.
These attempts at positive publicity have been quite successful for him in the past and have convinced enough voters that he is doing the job that they elected him to do. Why should he change strategy? Sadly, in too many instances, perception triumphs over reality, and,unfortunately, his role as our community's voice, however muted, continues to fail in its proper role of addressing our concerns at the state house.
He did manage on one occasion, however, as chairman of the board of selectmen, to find his voice when he and three other members of the board decided, to the surprise of at least one of the board's members, to announce that a vote would be taken to grant to the then town manager Andrew Bisignani a three year extension of his contract. To the astonishment of the majority of our citizens, the motion passed by a vote of 4-1. The rest is history , or, then again, maybe not.
Table scraps at best

Woburn, MA

#7 Feb 6, 2016
Lights cameras action wrote:
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Invisible? Not always. You can always count on his willingness to appear in person anytime there is the possibility that the press will be present at an event of any sort with cameras at the ready, of course, to highlight his presence.
These attempts at positive publicity have been quite successful for him in the past and have convinced enough voters that he is doing the job that they elected him to do. Why should he change strategy? Sadly, in too many instances, perception triumphs over reality, and,unfortunately, his role as our community's voice, however muted, continues to fail in its proper role of addressing our concerns at the state house.
Could this inaction contribute to the paucity of state funds for our schools in contrast to communities like Everett whose coffers are flush with the cash sent there by state government?
Sweet or sour

Waltham, MA

#8 Feb 11, 2016
Table scraps at best wrote:
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Could this inaction contribute to the paucity of state funds for our schools in contrast to communities like Everett whose coffers are flush with the cash sent there by state government?
As long as his own wallet as well as his close associates coffers are flush with cash, why should Wong be concerned? All Mr. Nice Guy has to do is dish out a few free spareribs and he'll be re- elected, no problem.
Equality for all

Boston, MA

#9 Feb 19, 2016
Table scraps at best wrote:
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Could this inaction contribute to the paucity of state funds for our schools in contrast to communities like Everett whose coffers are flush with the cash sent there by state government?
Why is it that our students have to pay for the privilege of representing Saugus when competing in various sporting contests while many other school districts receive enough money from the state costing their athletes nothing to play? What has Wong done to remedy this inequity?
Thank me

Charlestown, MA

#10 Feb 22, 2016
Equality for all wrote:
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Why is it that our students have to pay for the privilege of representing Saugus when competing in various sporting contests while many other school districts receive enough money from the state costing their athletes nothing to play? What has Wong done to remedy this inequity?
You can bet that his re-election propaganda will claim that it was mainly through Wong's efforts that Saugus received, whatever state funds the town ultimately did get, enough money for the construction of a new high school.
About time

Woburn, MA

#11 Feb 27, 2016
Thank me wrote:
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You can bet that his re-election propaganda will claim that it was mainly through Wong's efforts that Saugus received, whatever state funds the town ultimately did get, enough money for the construction of a new high school.
What about the fence surrounding the current high school? His press releases would have voters believe that because of his "non stop" efforts the structure built indeed rivals China's Great Wall.
Say cheese

Woburn, MA

#12 Mar 1, 2016
About time wrote:
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What about the fence surrounding the current high school? His press releases would have voters believe that because of his "non stop" efforts the structure built indeed rivals China's Great Wall.
Wong's never met a camera he didn't like.
Oh Wow

Boston, MA

#13 Mar 1, 2016
Say cheese wrote:
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Wong's never met a camera he didn't like.
You,'re Wong "Say cheese."
Dont make waves

Woburn, MA

#14 Mar 2, 2016
Lights cameras action wrote:
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Invisible? Not always. You can always count on his willingness to appear in person anytime there is the possibility that the press will be present at an event of any sort with cameras at the ready, of course, to highlight his presence.
These attempts at positive publicity have been quite successful for him in the past and have convinced enough voters that he is doing the job that they elected him to do. Why should he change strategy? Sadly, in too many instances, perception triumphs over reality, and,unfortunately, his role as our community's voice, however muted, continues to fail in its proper role of addressing our concerns at the state house.
The attempts at positive publicity are, indeed, working quite well for him. In Tuesday's election to determine the makeup of the delegation that the Republican town committee will send to their state convention, the largest number of votes received by any one person seeking to attend as a delegate was, by a substantial margin, that of Donald Wong's. As long as he toes the party line without question, it looks like he'll be around for as long as he chooses.
Rubics cube

Methuen, MA

#15 Mar 3, 2016
Out of the shadows wrote:
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He did manage on one occasion, however, as chairman of the board of selectmen, to find his voice when he and three other members of the board decided, to the surprise of at least one of the board's members, to announce that a vote would be taken to grant to the then town manager Andrew Bisignani a three year extension of his contract. To the astonishment of the majority of our citizens, the motion passed by a vote of 4-1. The rest is history , or, then again, maybe not.
Wong, of course, and Peter Rossetti were two of the selectmen at that meeting who voted to give Bisignani the extension. Ironically, in Tuesday's primary election both received, by far, the most votes of any of the candidates vying to represent Saugus at the Republican(Wong) or Democratic(Rossetti) state conventions. Many longtime political observers find this result baffling. What criteria does the electorate employ when making their decisions on Election Day?
Whos to blame

Methuen, MA

#16 Mar 3, 2016
Rubics cube wrote:
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Wong, of course, and Peter Rossetti were two of the selectmen at that meeting who voted to give Bisignani the extension. Ironically, in Tuesday's primary election both received, by far, the most votes of any of the candidates vying to represent Saugus at the Republican(Wong) or Democratic(Rossetti) state conventions. Many longtime political observers find this result baffling. What criteria does the electorate employ when making their decisions on Election Day?
As a result it's easy for some to conclude that this is one of the reasons that Saugus has had more than its share of government related problems over the years.
Another clever ploy

Methuen, MA

#17 Mar 8, 2016
Equality for all wrote:
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Why is it that our students have to pay for the privilege of representing Saugus when competing in various sporting contests while many other school districts receive enough money from the state costing their athletes nothing to play? What has Wong done to remedy this inequity?
Not much. But if some spare change comes to Saugus via the state you can expect Wong's mug to grace the front page of every local newspaper with which he hopes to or currently maintains a relationship even if he feels the need to place paid advertising on a regular basis with that publication to continue to garner favorable press. His restaurant business, for example, could provide a convenient cover for his real intentions
EverettCitizen

Everett, MA

#18 Mar 8, 2016
Table scraps at best wrote:
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Could this inaction contribute to the paucity of state funds for our schools in contrast to communities like Everett whose coffers are flush with the cash sent there by state government?
"The coffers are no longer flush" State reduced aid when the Superintendent didn't send in a form, the Revere Superintendent didn't send in the form either, both of them are looking for someone to blame. Have any ideas on whom to blame? How about State Rep Wong?
Campaign follies

Methuen, MA

#19 Mar 10, 2016
EverettCitizen wrote:
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"The coffers are no longer flush" State reduced aid when the Superintendent didn't send in a form, the Revere Superintendent didn't send in the form either, both of them are looking for someone to blame. Have any ideas on whom to blame? How about State Rep Wong?
If what you say is accurate, then the blame obviously should fall on the shoulders of the school superintendents from Everett and Saugus. As for Wong, he, most probably, doesn't have a clue as to what is going on around him. He listens to what his chief contributors have to say and votes accordingly. Sadly, it works and he's odds on to be re-elected once again in the fall.
Gremlin

Methuen, MA

#20 Mar 10, 2016
Campaign follies wrote:
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If what you say is accurate, then the blame obviously should fall on the shoulders of the school superintendents from Everett and Saugus. As for Wong, he, most probably, doesn't have a clue as to what is going on around him. He listens to what his chief contributors have to say and votes accordingly. Sadly, it works and he's odds on to be re-elected once again in the fall.
Everett and REVERE.
Say cheese

Charlestown, MA

#21 Apr 1, 2016
Lights cameras action wrote:
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Invisible? Not always. You can always count on his willingness to appear in person anytime there is the possibility that the press will be present at an event of any sort with cameras at the ready, of course, to highlight his presence.
These attempts at positive publicity have been quite successful for him in the past and have convinced enough voters that he is doing the job that they elected him to do. Why should he change strategy? Sadly, in too many instances, perception triumphs over reality, and,unfortunately, his role as our community's voice, however muted, continues to fail in its proper role of addressing our concerns at the state house.
In last weeks "Advocate" Wong's countenance appeared NINE times on just ONE page. How many times has he made appearances at the speakers dias in front of his colleagues at the state house pleading for any cause that would benefit the citizens of Saugus?

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