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Unqualified Knight, Dello Russo and Muccini-Burke

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Medford Massachusetts Has Had Enough.

With questions swirling about the 2015 election – one of Muccini-Burke’s invisible “transition team” bragging around the city that he stole the election for Burke, why hasn’t the Federal Bureau of Investigation looked into the allegations?

How does a woman as unqualified as Muccini-Burke stay in office?      You would need corrupt members of the Medford City Council supporting her, and at least two councilors – Adam Knight who flagrantly promotes himself as the chosen one from embattled Teamsters Local 25 (5 members indicted during the election; Sean O’Brien with a suspension for threats on his record – not the kind of people you want to meet with in a dark alley,) and Fred Dello Russo, Jr., the anti-social Jekyll and Hyde who smiles and shakes hands as an undertaker and, presto change-o, becomes a socially inept moron as a human being after hours.  

Dello Russo “looked like he had lost his best friend” one council colleague noted after Dello Russo was pummeled in the primary.  How the hell does such a joke of a councilor who has rarely, if ever, filed a motion or resolution – who essentially doesn’t do the job the residents demand and deserve – how does someone so inept with very little advertising, rebound in the general election? 

That’s simple – it is clear that there was funny business with Election 2015, a stolen election, with unpopular candidates magically getting in when the citizens of Medford, utterly frustrated, did not vote for those individuals. 

The FBI was alerted in July of 2015 that the election would be stolen. Mayor McGlynn stuffing positions on boards and commissions that he had let lapse for years, frantically working to elect Stephanie Muccini-Burke, her robo-calls smearing and defaming the popular opponent.

Day #134 of 2015 finds so much alleged infighting at Medford City Hall that it reportedly makes Captain America: Civil War look like a day at the beach.   Mike Nestor purportedly wearing shorts, sneakers and no socks to work at the DPW, just part of the sick joke that Muccini-Burke and McGlynn played on the city by having an election where a computer chip raised doubts about the honesty of the election.  Then there was City Clerk Ed Finn flipping out on June 16, 2015, a stalker harassing a journalist on June 12th and 13th – the victim obtaining a restraining order against the then 58-year old ex marine who had spent 17 months defaming and threatening him, invading his privacy, casting vicious aspersions, finally ending up at the man’s home to frighten his household.

May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days remaining until the end of the year.

Since the stalker was aligned with Medford Community Cablevision, Inc. and, prior to the restraining order on her, was voted off of a board of directors of a 501c3 for harassment, it becomes clear that the events with the stalker (who was never arrested by the police in Medford and Malden, despite numerous complaints filed on her,) and the city clerk can’t be coincidence.   Especially – in retrospect – when the current “mayor” has a vile and disgusting husband – an assistant clerk at Superior Court, who called the victim a vulgarity when the victim was set to be the back-up videographer at the Great Debate, which assistant court clerk Brian S. Burke’s wife lost in spectacular fashion. 

Stephanie Muccini-Burke lost the great debate, and, in a panic, was non-stop polling to see how many votes she was behind.  The huge turnout for her opponent at Montvale Plaza on two occasions, her poor turnout at Bistro, and city councilors being elected when their popularity was at an all-time low, raised suspicions among residents.

Now Muccini-Burke is staffing her Administration with payback, quid-pro-quo, her son’s girlfriend, a former city councilor’s wife, her campaign manager’s wife, positions going to allegedly unqualified people and a corner office in chaos. 

If ever a woman needed to be impeached it is Stephanie Muccini-Burke, vindictive and hell-bent on retaliation, she is now going after former colleagues like Captain Ahab chasing the great white whale. It is sick.  Rumor has it she is paranoid, looking for leaks, and ready to use her authority – not to better Medford – but to dish out vengeance.  Her unbalanced husband allegedly stated on November 3 after the election was allegedly stolen “Payback begins tomorrow.”

Does that sound like a sane man?  And he’s an Assistant Clerk of Courts under Michael Sullivan.   Brian S. Burke allegedly told one victim “I have a hit list,” making the victim feel like he was #1 on the list (certainly that would make this journalist #2.)     So while Muccini-Burke is harassing one good officer of the law, some of his colleagues on the police force are ENABLING Muccini-Burke’s retaliation.   The Attorney General and the District Attorney and Nell Escobar Coakley, the editor of the weekly paper, have all insulated the crazed woman who has hijacked the corner office.   

But there is hope, despite these tremendous odds against residents, Muccini-Burke’s partner-in-crime, School Superintendent Roy E. Belson, is facing irate parents and hundreds of signatures to put a plan in place for a new school superintendent.  Rumors about Belson and Muccini-Burke covering up a serious sex incident at the high school demands answers.  The parents want answers and Roy E, Belson and Mrs. Burke have, thus far, refused to properly answer a public records request on a varsity coach who left the school June 30, 2015.  It could be the one thing that finally brings down the entire gang of thugs.   Did Muccini-Burke and Superintendent Belson engage in a massive cover-up over a sex scandal?  That’s the question parents will be putting to Roy E. Belson over the next couple of weeks.

Foster and Orgeron declared unqualified by Quartzsite council

  • By JOHN GUTEKUNST
    Parker Pioneer

The La Paz County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the actions of the Quartzsite Town Council at their June 4, special meeting. At that meeting, the council approved the canvas of the May 15 general election. They also determined mayoral candidate Ed Foster was not qualified to serve as mayor, and that council candidate Mark Orgeron was not qualified to serve on the council. They determined Patricia Workman was qualified to serve on the council.   http://www.parkerpioneer.net/news/article_f2e7daab-6df3-5658-a5a5-8774af81330f.html

“The office is currently reviewing the action taken by the common council at the special meeting,” County Attorney Sam Vederman said in a press release. “I ask that all citizens remain calm and engage in respectful discourse while the review process occurs.”

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2893469/posts

http://www.parkerpioneer.net/news/article_f2e7daab-6df3-5658-a5a5-8774af81330f.html

 

Mrs. Muccini-Burke only had “a minute” left to talk to council

Review of Committee of the Whole with Stephanie Muccini Burke  Wednesday, February 24, 2016

By Joe Viglione

Your chief of staff was fired, removed from City Hall on February 6, and 18 days later Mrs. Burke would rather think about her Feb 28 fundraiser than the elephant in the room: Why an attorney that worked with Burke on the embattled campaign to be Mayor suddenly was disappeared like a junior varsity head coach, unceremoniously booted, sayonara, don’t call us, we won’t call you!

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Citizens need a mayor not so self-absorbed as to tell the city council “I only have a minute left” after she talked at, not with, them and then skedaddled like a junior varsity head coach disappeared by Samantha Stevens and I Dream of Jeannie (not THAT Jeannie, the real Genie in a bottle)

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Burke Announces Candidacy for Mayor

by Stephanie Muccini Burke

As I reflect on the future of this great city, I couldn’t help but look at the impact Medford has had on my life and how it molded me into the person I am today. I grew up in Wellington and graduated Medford High School; my husband Brian and I started our family on Belle Ave

http://medfordinformationcentral.blogspot.com/2015/04/stephanie-burke-press-release-not-word.html

Sex In The City…of Medford, Massachusetts. Massive High School Sex Coverup?

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In the city of Medford, Massachusetts School Superintendent Roy Belson, he who did not fully declare information requested in a public records request/freedom of information act filing regarding a varsity coach, is just as sneaky on the school website: there is still “to be determined” on the official school website, smack dab in the middle of the school year.

Here is what we know: Roy Belson has acted sketchy when a woman allegedly stole from 8 teachers on or about October 30, 2015, the news not hitting Fox 25 (where Medford resident Kerry Kavanaugh allegedly is an “investigative reporter) until the night of the Nov. 3 election.  Belson has made no public comment that we know of regarding the lawsuit against councilor-elect George Scarpelli in regards to the rape of a 16 year old in Otis Mass when Scarpelli and Somerville Mayor Curtatone were part of the “chaperone” team, and Belson hasn’t made a comment that we are aware of on the press release of a crazed woman getting on a school bus to harass the students, your children, parents of Medford.

Why is Belson still the superintendent with all these problems on his watch?Breaking_News

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You think Kerry Kavanaugh at Fox 25 gives a damn about Medford?

Kavanaugh’s mother, who lives at the same residence as Kerry Kavanaugh, gave money to support Stephani Muccini-Burke for mayor, despite the fact that Kerry, fired from a Tampa TV station for a nutty stunt, was the “moderator” of a debate at the Chevalier Theater on Oct. 15

With McGlynn/Muccini-Burke suck-ups Dan Kennedy and John Anderson on the panel, the “debate” was clearly tilted to favor Burke, and despite the advantage Burke was DEMOLISHED by her opponent, Bob Penta

 

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It wasn’t even a toss up, it was a slaughter, with Muccini-Burke’s “pay-to-park” endorsement going over like a lead balloon, as well as Stephanie Burke praising Penta’s ideas on public access TV, basically, all of Penta’s ideas were embraced by the woman who was once his colleague.

Muccini-Burke’s colleague, being a gentleman, refused to ask Mrs. Burke, as Director of Personnel, why she wasn’t upfront about a Varsity coach no longer at the school as of June 30, 2015.   After all, the Director of Personnel, who fumbled the Stephen LeBert fiasco in majestic fashion (it was a colossal disaster with LeBert walking the streets today after threatening to blow a hole through a driver’s head,) is too busy singing The Tremeloes Silence Is Golden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n03g8nsaBro to do the job that the former Mayor, McGlynn, appointed her to do.

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And the elephant in the room is the huge question, was Jenna Tarabelsi the only teacher allegedly having sex with students?  A confidential source claims there was more than two teachers allegedly taking liberties with your children, parents of Medford students.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=malden+high+school+sex+teacher

Reportedly, Ms. Tarabelsi is in Italy attempting to avoid prosecution, but are there other mistakes made by Roy Belson, School Superintendent, and former Director of Personnal

GROSS MISCONDUCT BY A TRUSTED STAFFER! is what the TV announcer states boldly….Medford school counselor accused of having sex with students

Counselor on paid administrative leave

UPDATED 11:14 PM EDT May 08, 2015

 

MEDFORD, Mass. —A high school counselor in Medford is under investigation after two students say they had an inappropriate sexual relationship with her.

Watch the report

Officials at Medford Vocational Technical High School said they were made aware of the allegations in early April.

“The allegation is that there was an inappropriate relationship. Now the nature of that relationship isn’t clear to me,” Superintendent Roy Belson said.

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Now the rumors surrounding the baseball coach are ultra ugly, and Belson refuses to give the public answers that the public wants to know:

Assistant Varsity Coach: Ryan Burke
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http://www.medfordpublicschools.org/athletics/spring-sports/baseball/

Junior Varsity Head Coach: TBA

Now think about this, and it really hits home for the Burke family:

1)Ryan Burke is the Assistant Varsity Coach

2)Stephanie Muccini-Burke was Director of Personnel

3)Middlsex Superior Court Assistant Clerk Brian Burke called this reporter a “motherfucker” on October 15, 2015 in front of seniors and woman, many witnesses.

You’ve got a court clerk, a director of personnel and a colleague of the alleged “missing teacher, missing Junior Varsity Head Coach, and anger exhibited from “Daddy Dearest,” Ryan’s old man, Brian Burke.

What the hell is going on, Roy Belson?  Why so silent, Roy?

Varsity

var·si·ty
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noun
noun: varsity; plural noun: varsities
  1. North American
    the principal team representing a high school or college in a sport or other competition.

Head Coach: Mike Petrides

Assistant Coach: Luigi Mirasola

Junior Varsity Coach: TBD

Freshmen Coach: John Prestgiovanni

http://www.medfordpublicschools.org/athletics/fall-sports/boys-soccer/

word is that there is A LOT MORE TO THIS STORY

OUR INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

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Ex-coach charged with raping boy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1350388/posts

Posted on 2/24/2005, 3:54:58 PM by bikepacker67

A former Malden wrestling coach who called his students “disciples in training” and instructed them to perform sexual acts to be a part of his team is facing charges of raping one of his students and more victims are likely to come forward, according to authorities.

Prosecutor Michelle Margolis said Everett Bower, 32, asked his wrestlers to perform sex acts as the culmination of their four-step indoctrination into his “family.” Everett Bower is arraigned at Somerville District Court.
(Staff photo by Michael Seamans)

Bower has coached boys wrestling at Savio Prep High School in East Boston, Malden High and Malden Catholic, though he’s currently unemployed. Margolis described in court how he would instruct his young charges to tell him a secret and show him some act of devotion before performing a sex act in order to be initiated into the club.

She said she expects more victims to surface now that one 17-year-old Malden boy has told police about the alleged abuse that began when he was studying judo with Bower at age 8.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT DESTROYED DOCUMENTS.
SOUND FAMILIAR?
Mark Berndt, a former LAUSD teacher accused of committing lewd acts against dozens of students, appears in court for a preliminary setting hearing on July 15, 2013.
After nearly a week with no response to our inquiries about allegations the Los Angeles Unified School District destroyed documents that may have held key evidence in child abuse cases within the district, a spokesman admits the documents no longer exist.
In an interview with KPCC, Sean Rossall of Cerrell Associates, the public relations representative hired by one of the law firms representing the district to exclusively handle media inquiries about the Miramonte child abuse scandal, says the documents were destroyed sometime in 2008.

 

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Muccini-Burke’s Inclusion has same/old same/old Paul Camuso in charge?

breaking newsMrs. Burke’s promise of “inclusion” is an oxymoron when a suspicious individual, Paul A. Camuso, is the chair of Muccini-Burke’s “transition team.”   Along with lacking in qualifications, the city of Medford knows very little about the secretive character with serious allegations swirling around his head like a dark cloud.

As noted in earlier writings on another site, Mr. Camuso would go kicking and screaming to the conflicted City Solicitor when questions about his background were asked.  Sure enough, in a response to a public records request there was a CC to Mark E. Rumley, who works lockstep with Mayor Michael J. McGlynn and Paul Camuso.   This is proof positive that city hall is squelching your right to know.  There is no transparency in the McGlynn Administration, which is how Mark Rumley is ordered to do things: in the dark of (k)night, and in the shadows.

 

What we do know is that Mr. Camuso admitted to the residents of Medford via a comment made at the city council that he is in “Alcoholics Anonymous,” the key word being “My name is Paul and I am an A L C O H O L I C.  Muccini-Burke sure wants to be inclusive having an alcoholic chair her team.   Good for Paul Camuso, not so good for the city of Medford.   Then there’s the self-deprecating remark that Camuso made at the council that he is a “mental moron.”  No argument there, we have seen his foot inserted firmly in his mouth week after week after week engaging in censorship and worse, getting downright ugly with senior citizens.

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Dereliction Of Duty – Citizens to Sue McGlynn for Dereliction of Duty

Dereliction of Duty.

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Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, as Issuing Authority of Medford, Massachusetts, was obligated to the cable tv subscribers who pay for P/E/G access TV to allow for vibrant debate after McGlynn decided to step down and not run again. 

Instead, McGlynn chose to put restrictions on access TV when he allowed for a bidding process. 

McGlynn dragged his feet discussing access with the high school while simultaneously deceiving the residents with a phony three person panel of unqualified individuals including a priest, Father Chip Hines, who was arrogant and abusive on the internet to anyone not agreeing with his skewed vision of what public access TV should be.

This was, as well as a dereliction of duty as Issuing Authority – using the monies in a manner in which they were not intended to be used, but it was fraud, denying candidates for elected office and the voters to have any sort of transparency that other cities and towns – Stoneham, Malden, Burlington, Somerville, Boston, Arlington and others pay for and enjoy. 

This was a conspiracy concocted by Mayor Michael J. McGlynn and the city solicitor, Mark E. Rumley, that McGlynn appointed.  Involved in the deception was Stephanie Muccini-Burke, the woman who allegedly “won” the election – a victory tainted with the censorship policies that Burke, McGlynn and Solicitor Rumley perpetrated and benefited from.  

The intentional restrictions McGlynn put on bidders, including his ability to deny any bidder, is more proof of the fraudulent nature of what McGlynn’s so-called attempt at installing access truly was.   More proof is that Muccini-Burke was unqualified and not ready for prime time.  McGlynn couldn’t afford to have the books audited by Muccini-Burke’s opponent, not city hall’s books, not the financial records of the high school.  So fracturing the First Amendment of the U.S.Constitution is the first step McGlynn installed in his effort to control the election of 2015.   On June 16, 2015 the one individual who put the bid in to operate the access TV station was physically and verbally assaulted by violent Edward P. Finn, the City Clerk of Medford.  Witnesses seemed too terrified to come forward. The City Solicitor lied that there was no evidence and the police beat up the victim, claiming that they would arrest him for witness tampering.  So the victim had to drop the case.  

The victim has assisted the Medford Police with evidence regarding the Medford Housing Authority and the theft of copper; the victim helped the Medford police with their investigation of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc., and the victim gave the police leads and information including potentially hard evidence of an alleged child porn ring operated by a close friend of Mayor Michael J. McGlynn.  According to a retired lieutenant, the police could not determine if the image of the alleged child was the appropriate age. But here’s the clincher: the police had the name of the victim and know where he worked. It is clear that the Mayor – McGlynn – did not want the blowback if his friend, the alleged child pornographer, was found guilty in a court of law.    Meanwhile, a police officer was under investigation for threatening to kill a motorist.  That officer was a detective in the same unit investigating the alleged porn ring and the offensive officer who resigned after the violent incident of July 26, 2015, may have been a close friend of the alleged pornographer.

Access TV doesn’t exist in Medford, while the police chief failed to control the bad apples on the force, made up excuses, and in many cases blamed victims of thug-like behavior from at least the resigned Stephen LeBert and possibly other members of the force.

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Photo of Mayor Michael J. McGlynn at TV3 Medford on 40 Canal Street, photo (C)2015 by editor Joe Viglione, all rights reserved (left); photo of irresponsible ex-detective Stephen LeBert from a video cam shot during one of LeBert’s many indiscretions (right).

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There was no vibrant debate on ANY issue in Medford because Mayor McGlynn, while enjoying a Ten Thousand dollar annual treat from Comcast to his “celebratory fund,” and another $2,500.00 for his golf tournament, cheated cable TV subscribers by paying exorbitant salaries to 3 teachers using those P/E/G monies designated for access TV while dumping the majority of the monies into the “General Fund,” not access TV.  

Meanwhile there were allegations of sex abuse at Medford High School by a teacher, Jenna Tarabelsi, who allegedly fled to Italy to escape prosecution when the District Attorney’s office took interest in the case.  There are allegations that a male teacher had sex with another student, allegedly the daughter of a candidate running for elected office, and there were problems with theft at the McGlynn School on or about October 30th, not reported to the parents until after the election, and allegations of two bomb threats not reported to the parents by Superintendent Roy Belson because, again, he allegedly didn’t want the voters to be informed prior to an election. 

On Halloween, City Councilor Elect George Scarpelli, currently on the School Committee, was on the front page of the Boston Globe as a defendant in a case filed by a plaintiff who was 17 years old when the horrific rape-with-a-broomstick happened in Otis Mass when Scarepelli and Somerville Mayor Curtatone were supposed to be keeping a watchful eye on the athletes.

To be continued.   Related story here: http://medfordinformationcentral.blogspot.com/2015/12/middlesex-superior-court-investigating.html

How McGlynn STOLE the 2015 Election for unqualified Stehphanie Muccini-Burke

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When I lived in Woburn there was never questions about stolen elections. The variety of mayors Woburn has had indicates that things are workable.   In Stoneham, Reading, Winchester, Malden, Arlington, I’ve never questioned the results of elections.   In Medford I do question the results, and a huge indicator is that one mayor could be in power for thirty years.  The alleged “election” of the unqualified Stephanie Muccini-Burke – a woman who ran a terrible campaign and who mumbled and stumbled, when she wasn’t dodging all sorts of stories, like the October 30 theft at the high school hushed up until after the election was over on November 3, 2015.

When you ask people in Medford if they think the election of 2015 was stolen they say “I know.”  The citizens are terrified of the gangster Michael J. McGlynn.

The popularity of my website, Medford Information Central dot com is exhibit A.  How does a blog get over one half a million hits?  It happens when all the other media fails to investigate, fails to report the news, when the other media – Medford Mercury, Medford Transcript, certainly Inside Medford (give Allison credit, she’s never hidden the fact that she answers to McGlynn,) the Patch, the pretty much defunct YourTown/Boston Globe Medford online.  McGlynn had a free ride with no access TV, until a blog came along and started gathering steam, attention and eyeballs.

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Residents are frustrated over pay-to-park, the useless trio of Frederick N. Dello Russo, Jr., Rick Caraviello and Adam Knight, and the thought of Stephanie having stole the election has sent shock waves through the broken police station, the broken school system, the broken roads, the broken access TV, the mess perpetrated on citizens by the one person who supervised the installation of all voting machines, Michael J. McGlynn, the cheater, the creep, the liar, the thief.

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McGlynn stole your access TV – or as a businessman on Salem Street who once wrapped himself up in a flag said awhile ago: “McGlynn, MutherfXXker.,” 

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You have no free expression here, Medford.  The only expression appears to be criminal facilitation by the gangster and his cronies. People are too afraid to speak up and express their First Amendment rights, and that’s how their dishonest structure is kept in place.

 

 

What Marco Rubio Paid for With His Florida GOP Charge Card

Movie tickets, Costco and grocery store runs, Walt Disney World trips, flowers and flights for his wife –- those are some of the charges listed in two years of statements for Marco Rubio’s American Express card issued by the Republican Party of Florida.

Rubio charged a total of $160,000 to the card from 2005 through 2008, according to his book, and according to the Washington Post he paid off over $16,000 in personal expenses.

In 2010, a Florida man filed an ethics complaint against Rubio for the charges, but it was dismissed.

http://news.yahoo.com/marco-rubio-paid-florida-gop-charge-card-191949731.html

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Medford Public Access TV in 2016

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     Embattled outgoing mayor, Michael J. McGlynn, loathes transparency and access television.  A source tells me he was speaking to McGlynn and the lame-duck mayor told the access veteran “I hate public access.”  Those in Medford know that all too well, the Mayor seeing how Vinny Piro’s election hopes in the 1980s went down like the Hidenburg.  The entire TV3 fiasco is a metaphor for McGlynn’s 28 years of dictatorship.

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       On Inauguration Day in Medford, January 2, 2012, School Committee member Robert Skerry told me “everything will change” (in regards to local televised media.)   What he was talking about was Verizon coming to Medford, a contract Mayor McGlynn signed with Verizon on February 3, 2012.    The Mayor’s promises have yet to be delivered – here is is August 12th and we still don’t have the School Committee and City Council meetings on Verizon; we don’t have either of them on Comcast’s ON DEMAND, despite Medford being one of the six cities in the nation to be participating in Comcast’s Project Open Voice (Made In Medford).   Are residents  supposed to just be quiet, complacent and not rock the boat?  Wait until the “powers that be” deliver on those promises?

All due respect to Bob Skerry, a nice fellow with a good heart, things have not changed, and we need powerful voices like Bob Skerry’s as well as other people on the School Committee and on the City Council to let the Mayor know in no uncertain terms that this kind of failure to lead is unacceptable.

Let’s discuss Project Open Voice.   If you have Comcast press Channel 1, the ON DEMAND Channel.   You will find 10 icons (Top Picks, Search, TV Series, Movies and six more) on the first page, scroll down to the bottom where it says More v Choices  (the “v” is an arrow down), click down and you get 10 more icons (HD On Demand, Sports & Fitness etc).  Go to the 8th icon, GET LOCAL and press it.    You will now have 10 more icons inside “Get Local”, those being Red Sox On Demand, What’s New?, 92.5 The River Live (which is a great place to check out!   Adam Ezra Band and Air Traffic Controller live at the River Music Hall, both with Malden residents in their respective groups) and 7 other icons…just go all the way to the bottom again to More v Choices.

Go to More v Choices and there are only two choices: Latino and Made in Medford.  Click on Made in Medford and three new icons pop up:  Public Access, Family and Community.   These sites on the ON DEMAND are from the online website http://madeinmedford.com part of http://projectopenvoice.com

Today, August 12, 2012, there is only one program on Public Access, it is a 123 minute (two hours, 3 minutes) 2012 Graduations (High School and Vocational), available until August 30, and it is free.   On Family you will find a free 6 minute vid of Marine Corps veteran Danielle Marcellino demonstrating her extreme workout routine while on Community a free 5 minute profile of Berklee Music College student Gia Green available until September 14th.  Click on the icon to get a full paragraph on the program.

It was my understanding that Project Open Voice – which Comcast is reportedly spending tens of millions of dollars on – would have dozens of channels On Demand created by the community and broadcast on television in our community.   Here’s where it gets vague and troublesome.

The City Council expected that Timothy Kelly, Sr. Manager of Gov’t & Regulatory Affairs at Comcast was going to speak to the citizens – and the Council, in Alden Chambers this past June.   There won’t be another meeting of the City Council until September 18.  There was supposed to be a big blast-off for Project Open Voice in Medford.  Have you seen it?   The party’s been canceled, and unceremoniously.   Medford residents not getting what we’ve been promised, Medford residents getting their Free Speech restrictions.  And you know where they are coming from, don’t you?   If you’ve followed these columns since June you are aware that the individual in the corner office at 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Michael J. McGlynn, is standing in the way of your ability to enjoy what you are paying for.   He’s smiling in a flowing robe when you click ON DEMAND  Made In Medford Public Access.   The students are there, but you are not!

The other 5 cities participating in http://projectopenvoice.com  Fresno, California; Houston, Texas; Peterborough, N.H.; Philadelphia, PA  and Hialeah (outside of Miami) Florida are front and center on the page.  Medford has slipped down to the very botton, next to “CONTACT US” on the bottom right hand of the page.  Click on Visit our Test Site to see the obscure place Medford, Massachusetts has been relegated to.

Now it’s not that the people at Argus, the outside contractor helping us develop Medford’s Project Open Voice, aren’t nice people…they are.  David Lubell, April and Toyin have been very helpful.  And Tim Kelly is a friendly enough guy for a government agent…sorry…for a Sr. Manager of Govt. & Regulatory Affairs  (be careful! He was the staff director at the Mass. House of Representatives bettween ’97 and 2003)…but this is so important to Medford residents that Mr. Kelly owes it to us to visit the Council (hopefully, September 18th) and tell residents why every channel on Made In Medford isn’t accessible ON DEMAND, Channel 1.

You can visit  Community on Made in Medford and see my interview with City Councilor Robert Penta http://www.madeinmedford.com/community

You can visit Recreation to see my interview with Medford band Await Rescue http://www.madeinmedford.com/recreation

You can visit the Government channel on Made In Medford http://www.madeinmedford.com/government  as well as Public Access, Education, Family and Events.

We want our Made in Medford party.  We want to be put back on the front page of Project Open Voice, and we want all our shows ON DEMAND.  It’s not too much to ask of a company satisfying an FCC mandate as part of their compliance due to the Comcast purchase of Universal/NBC.   “Project Open Voice was created to satisfy specific requirements as mandated by the FCC during the Comcast-Universal/NBC merger in 2011. Comcast’s goal in this project is to “broaden the discovery of local content, including public, educational and government (PEG) programming… and to address the questions of the diverse demand for local content in different communities and the variety of ways to deliver it.”

To “broaden the discovery” isn’t – in the opinion of this public access veteran whose first show was broadcast in 1979 – cloning YouTube.  We can do that on our own.   Comcast delivers content to our TV set.   We want our LOCAL CONTENT delivered to our TV set.  Let’s face it, ON DEMAND is a jungle, and if Comcast cannot put all our Made In Medford content on the ON DEMAND perhaps we need our own MADE IN MEDFORD CHANNEL on the television.  It’s an information superhighway with few cars currently on it.  Comcast needs to give us our own channel for Project Open Voice / Medford to succeed.

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Verizon Contiguous Channels

For the 71% of Medford that gets Verizon, you also get programming from Stoneham, Wakefield, Hudson, Melrose and Malden.  Though, technically, not the “contiguous” channels we were promised, channels from cities / towns touching Medford (Arlington, Winchester, Everett would certainly be appropriate), citizens finally have an opportunity to see how other access stations broadcast their town/city council meetings, their educational channel, their local access.  I’ve been saying it for years, I want residents to compare and see what is available in this city and what is available elsewhere.

My next essay will expand on the Verizon access broadcasts in Medford.

Joe Viglione can be reached at  Visual_Radio{@}yahoo.com

 

Mr. Penta vs Mrs. Burke Thorough write-up of the #medforddebate from a liberal perspective

 

great debate

Watch the debate here
http://tinyurl.com/nvm2wrw

EVALUATING THE DEBATE FROM A LIBERAL PERSPECTIVE

By Joe Viglione

NOTE: When Republican candidate Robert Cappucci ran for Democrat Pat Jehlen’s seat he and his campaign manager told me they were campaigning against President Obama.  My response was: Local elections are not about Democrat or Republican, they are about potholes, empty storefronts, schools, public access tv, painting crosswalks.   Pat Jehlen got my vote.  Right now Hillary Clinton has my vote for President.  Let’s see how the progressives battle it out in Iowa and New Hampshire.  The stakes are big.

The stakes are big in Medford. You would be hard-pressed to find someone more progressive and/or liberal than me.  Where some Republicans in Massachusetts use the term “independent,” I proudly say Democrat. 

Being a Democrat means being a RESPONSIBLE Democrat, and voting your conscience means that you vote for the RIGHT PERSON, not just lockstep check off “D” because Local 25 wants you to, or because a poor candidate is being bolstered by the party locally.

There is no doubt that Mr. Robert Penta is the better candidate, the one running the better campaign, the one with the bigger ideas, as evidenced by The Great Debate.  IN the mail he has sent out The Penta Plan three times.  Mrs. Burke, on the other hand, doesn’t have a plan, talks about resurrecting old plans that have been set aside (and are, most likely, out of date,) and more chilling, it felt – at the debate – like Muccini-Burke was dangling by McGlynn flypaper. You could see her struggle.   When Mr. Penta spoke you could see Muccini-Burke twitching with discomfort, her facial movements were as telling as her leg shaking non-stop.

“As Your Mayor I Will Hire an Outside Auditor” is something that Muccini-Burke would LOVE to be saying, but she can’t handcuffed by McGlynn, the Mayor of the past 28 years who has wrecked the infrastructure of our city.  McGlynn’s toxic endorsements may not have demolished the campaigns of Erin DiBenedetto for State Rep, Carl Sciortino for Congress and Martha Coakley for Governor, but they certainly didn’t help those candidates.  Muccini-Burke’s sputtering campaign can be placed solidly on the shoulders of her affiliation with McGlynn, and is an indicator that were she to become mayor, she would be standing in the shadows of Mike.  That is not good for anyone, certainly not for Democrats. 

Would you vote for Tom Finneran or Sal DiMasi knowing what you know now?  McGlynn’s relationship with former Speaker DiMasi and – even more chilling – McGlynn’s tight allegiance to crooked James V. DiPaola, the late Middlesex Sheriff who put patronage and malfeasance above honesty. McGlynn cannot be separated from DiPaola with temperamental Paul Camuso  hired by DiPaola, McGlynn cousin Johnny Granara – alleged campaign manager to both crooked Sheriff DiPaola and McGlynn – there in the background like Darth Vader, and the rotten-to-the-core Bob Covelle and his reprobate wife Patricia DiPaola Covelle, all part of the McGlynn inner circle that we Democrats, and this city, need to get away from.  Not to mention that Stephanie Burke’s alleged assistant was wife of the crooked sheriff Adeline DiPaola (all due respect, she is said to be a nice person…but she has that name and that relationship,) one of McGlynn’s secretaries, you see a stagnation that the residents need to RUN away from. 

But put aside Stephanie Burke’s sleazy associates, let’s go to the husband she never speaks about.  At #MedfordDebate 2015 “The Great Debate” – Middlesex Superior Court Assistant Clerk Brian Burke was abusive and nasty. The vicious hothead was demanding ALL of Bob Penta’s supporters be removed from a front row where they were seated, which included this videographer.    Burke made two comments about me, one being “Get That Motherfucker Out of There” or “Out of here” – and one prior about having me bounced out of there or something.  It was the use of the word “motherfucker” at an event where there were 1,000 people, by a candidate’s husband that she will show a photograph of, but not say the name of, that should be studied.  It’s actually a reason why Mrs. Burke should resign.

The Ascertainment hearing for Comcast on May 7th is something the Mayor wanted to slip through the cracks and have in secret, though the law demands it be very transparent. There is no transparency with McGlynn.   Mrs. Burke left her position as Budget Director around May 10.  She was still Director of Personnel/Budget when the May 7th hearing happened.  Why was she not there for this critical hearing?

Only Robert M. Penta was there supervising Comcast fees, Comcast’s work ethic, all aspects of Comcast’s 10 year contract the Mayor signed AFTER the Mayor said he would resign at the end of 2015.  No School Committee person showed up (and I believe my friend Robert E. Skerry had an obligation to do so,) no councilors showed up except for Bob Penta, and Mark Rumley ran from the event, as did Michael J. McGlynn. 

Because they call themselves “Democrat” but not doing the job is no reason to vote for them.  This liberal has had enough of the phony Democrats as Michael J. McGlynn is every bit as abusive as Dick Cheney could ever hope to be.  McGlynn IS Dick Cheney, and just because he wears a D on his sleeve only means that he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Don’t be duped, Democrats, McGlynn is not honest with the residents of Medford and is one big phony. A Dinosaur and a Dino – Democrat in Name Only who is an anachronism.   Medford doesn’t need that, and Mrs. Burke did NOTHING to distance herself from the very Rogue-Republican-acting Michael J. McGlynn.   There are good Republicans and good Democrats, Michael J. McGlynn is neither.    But local elections are about the right person.  That the Supreme Judicial Court now is looking at a complaint on Stephanie Muccini-Burke’s husband for possible violation of canons, ethical violations at the Great Debate, speaks volumes. The letter from the Trial Court is dated October 20.  Mr. Burke was invisible in Muccini-Burke’s campaign until the great debate.  Acting like a Local 25 thug on steroids, those indicted for allegations of violence against woman recently, is very telling.  Muccini-Burke never gave that union money back, never denounced such ugly behavior, her supporters saying “just a few bad eggs” is a “just a little pregnant” moment. Reprobate Sean O’Brien, with his own troubled past of documented threats, said that ALL of Local 25 was behind Muccini-Burke. That includes those indicted.  Yet Burke and that hideous “councilor” Adam Knight hold tight to their FIve Hundred Dollar bills from the suspicious Local 25.

Do you want more outside interests like Republic Parking taking sixty five percent of our monies, or unions telling you to take Stephanie or else?   This liberal doesn’t condone that behavior or like the prospect of old friend Mrs. Burke, someone I once admired, going to the dark side and turning this city into McGlynnville.  Stephanie Burke is Mike McGlynn in drag and Medford cannot afford a phony Democrat besmirching the Democratic brand.

“A police officer captured on video, threatening a motorist” is a question from Kerry Kavanaugh  Mr. Penta gave the appropriate answer, not about Stephen Lebert specifically, about ANY cop that goes rogue: “There’s the door.”   Mrs. Burke couldn’t even compete.

Post Script: When Mrs. Burke left the City Council we the people felt that she would be our Ombudsman (Ombudswoman) at City Hall. Instead, she worked with McGlynn and became a loyal lieutenant. In a perfect world one would hope that Mrs. Burke and Solicitor Mark Rumley would turn State’s Evidence against McGlynn.  Hopefully, they’ll have to, someday soon.

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COMMUNITY MEDIA MEDFORD IS A COMPANY listed at Medford City Hall as an official business.  The company put the sole proposal for a public access TV station in to City Hall on March 26th, 2015.  Joe Viglione has interviewed over 1,000 guests on radio and television, and is published in many books including the genres of soul, blues, jazz, country and rock music.

 

1:31 in on the 2 hour video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP25U5gb1Uw&feature=youtu.be

ALLEGATION: Did Nell Escobar Coakley Dismiss a High School Sex Scandal to Benefit McGlynn?

Is the Editor of the Medford Transcript attempting to shape Election 2015 by promoting dumb press releases from Muccini-Burke while burying key stories???

9:29 pm October 11, 2015

Nell Escobar Coakley, as a mother, should be concerned about how Mayor McGlynn evaporated the racism allegations, the dismissal of teachers from the Medford school system including TV3’s Ron DeLucia and Jenna Tarabelsi with the public not getting proper updates.  

Did Ron DeLucia resign or was he booted?  A School Committee person told me “and they don’t want him back.”

How can parents make an educated evaluation when the weekly newspaper doesn’t look into Mr. Delucia of TV3’s background at the school, doesn’t do proper follow-up on the Jenna Tarabelsi case, and any other “dismissal” in the Medford school system.

     It’s too important an issue to get the usual Nell Coakley “TV3 gives me a headache” excuse when she doesn’t feeling like working for the citizens of Medford.  Re-typing press releases from reprobate Arthur Alan Deluca or Stephanie Muccini-Burke’s smear campaign is not journalism, it is playing politics to the point where Escobar Coakley BECOMES the story, and every article she posts is suspect for lacking objectivity.

    How does this serve advertisers? How does this serve people who purchase the paper or who buy goods and services from the Transcript’s advertisers and sponsors.  How does the laziness from Nell Escobar Coakley help our fractured community? 

   I worked for Escobar Coakley and have a strong indication of her political leanings in our city, where she does not live.  She works out of the office on the north shore, so how does that put her anywhere near the news, except for what she receives via e mail, phone or fax? But as a mother, how can Escobar-Coakley turn a blind eye on stories when ignoring follow-up on TV3, ignoring follow-up on the Jenna Tarabelsi story indicates that other stories, possibly, are swept under the rug.   “How Do You Sleep” is a song by John Lennon; it would be nice if Escobar Coakley gave it a listen.