Tewksbury motel fight goes online

Tewksbury motel fight goes online

There are 115 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Sep 20, 2010, titled Tewksbury motel fight goes online. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Long live the Motel Caswell. That's the message surrounding a grass-roots movement on Facebook called "Save the Motel Caswell." Its members have grown nearly 500-strong since the social-media collective was kicked off last fall in response to the U.S. Attorney's Office launching a civil-forfeiture procedure against the motel's owners, the Caswell ...

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Chelmsford, MA

#104 Sep 21, 2010
Needs more call girls..LOL
Tewksbury Native

Dracut, MA

#105 Sep 21, 2010
I don't understand all of the "Motel 6" comments. It sounds just like a little kid saying "well he does it too". Just because Motel 6 is sleezy (and it is) that doesn't give the Caswell a free pass. Caswell is probably an easier target because they are a "family owned" business and Motel 6 is a chain but that doesn't mean that Motel 6 isn't being looked at either. And I have to think that this isn't the first time the Caswell's have been told to make things better or else...I would have to bet that they have had plenty of oppertunity to show they are making an effort and it appears they have done nothing. Shame on them.

Tewksbury, MA

#106 Sep 21, 2010
dont be so sure that they have been approached about cleaning up. actually quite the opposite is true. they have gone to the tpd on several occasions looking for advice on what can be done and how they can help. shame on who?

there is so much misinformation being spread here by posters who "know for a fact" it is rediculous.
ed s

Lynn, MA

#107 Sep 21, 2010
Mr Garrison wrote:
If they were "good-honest people" they would clean that shite hole up.
what are they going to do frisk all of their customers

Chelmsford, MA

#108 Sep 21, 2010
It's all Obama's fault!
12 the 3

Manchester, MA

#109 Sep 21, 2010
Republican wrote:
It's all Obama's fault!
lol! i know what you mean..

and what is jay severan still doing here?
that prick said if PRESIDENT obama becomes such.
he would move out of the country! unquote.

another big mouth dirt bag.
he i bet would be a main supporter of the ira.
and what? thats not a terrorist network?

Lowell, MA

#110 Sep 22, 2010
They made them close the pool years ago, now they want to take the business. There has to be a limit against these wimps who can not handle whathas been a tewksbury landmark for a very long time. I wonder what developer is paying the bad publicity and who is geting set to rake in the profits. There is more to this than meets the eye.
Stop being so weak America.
Speaking of

Chelmsford, MA

#111 Sep 22, 2010
Really the only true eye sore on 38 is the old police station collecting dust.

North Chelmsford, MA

#112 Sep 22, 2010
Sul wrote:
Tear that mess down and build a Walgreens. I'm sure if the DEA is involved there is a massive issue there.. Forget the family they shouldn't have been renting it out to dirtbags.
yes, that's just one more thing this country needs.... a drugstore.
no offense, but seriously, does anyone know how many of these police calls found marijuana at the hotel over how many times they've busted for other hard drugs like heroin and cocaine and amphetemines?

the number one drug that kills Americans. It is cigarettes, 440,000 Americans die from it each year. so why shouldn't just such a deadly drug get the same justice as any of the others?? I'm saying, this...

here is the point even tho its off thread topic a little,

how come we have tobacco, one of the biggest cash crops in america (also including prisons, the billions of dollars spent locking people up for pot and pharmaceutical products) legal, while the lowest killing "drug" (marijuana) remains illegal? 0 people die from it a year, and it has an enormous list of medical benefits, including helping quit smoking.

just saying, we don't need another walgreens.

by the way, the biggest cash crop in California is medicinal marijuana. while at the same time, in every other state, illegally marijuana is at the top of the cash crop list. Just taxpayers like you and i don't get the benefits, the drug dealers do.

join the discussion on legalizing marijuana in tewksbury if you disagree. hell join if you agree.

Tewksbury, MA

#113 Sep 29, 2010
Big brother wants control wrote:
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They could do alot of things, but they choose not to which is their right. There is no law that says they must use credit cards, or require an id to rent a room. So your idea is foolish. You are a lame brain, and what you suggest stinks.
If someone provides a true ID to obtain services will discourage the clients that have caused the owners this problem. If they were interested in self preservation this would have been done long ago. It is apparent that they do not care what is done on their property as long as the cash keeps coming in.
Ed dracut

Rockville, MD

#114 Sep 30, 2010
Resident wrote:
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If someone provides a true ID to obtain services will discourage the clients that have caused the owners this problem. If they were interested in self preservation this would have been done long ago. It is apparent that they do not care what is done on their property as long as the cash keeps coming in.
You don't have to show ID to vote. But to rent a room?????

Chelmsford, MA

#115 Sep 30, 2010
Don Cordell for President

Lancaster, CA

#116 Oct 6, 2011
What next, raiding individual homes in Tewksbury, after all who knows what is going on in those homes? IF the owners were snooping around each room then they could be sued for trespassing citizens rights to privacy. TV cameras in each room? To what extent are these owners required to determine what goes on in the rooms. Remember every new law soon hits you in the behind too. We have a million stupid laws, to control OTHERS, not YOU. California cops already confiscate up to $3 Billion a year from motorists, the cops will determine just how much cash you have to be Drug Money, and confiscate it. When they know 99% of our cash tests positive for drug residue, so your money is gone. One citizen has just received $134 refund for a traffic ticket a few minuted before, when stopped for a traffic offense a few minutes later, his money was taken, Tested positive for Drugs. Another case, the mothers money was taken from her bank account even though her son hadn't lived with her for over 10 years. YOU do not have to be guilty of any crime, the forfeiture law is simple, guilty until proven innocent, and you have only 3 days to prove innocences, money gone. It is a new game, confiscate, the citizen can't afford to fight back. YOU may be next.

East Haven, CT

#117 Nov 20, 2011
40B to the Rescue wrote:
Instead of closing the place down, the Federal Government should enter a LIP with the town to develop the Caswell into an affordable housing alternative for those of Tewksbury's most needy visitors so that they can have a more secure home in our community. There are citizens who are underserved by extended families, jails, nursing homes, halfway houses, churches and low-income housing who could live their lives with dignity and if the units were condo-ed 40B -- one bedroom units with common eating and social/recreation area. JDS or anyone else interested?
Ew shut up the last thing we need is affordable housing in tewksbury ... Go to lowell for that no need to fill tewksbury w trashy ppl to lazy to get a freak n job.maybe an elderly home that would be nice but ur probbly one of those ppl inneed of housing....stop taking my tax dollars loser

Victoria, Canada

#118 Nov 26, 2011
Ed dracut wrote:
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OK so how would YOU DEAL with someone who you suspect is dealing drugs?Not rent the room to them? What if they are a minority????
Hire a minority to run the desk and tell the dealers to ef off.

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