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Mrs. Burke’s Disaster of a Campaign Hurts Medford Massachusetts

A Special Report from Joe Viglione

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Medford Massachusetts is a city that has fallen behind Winchester, Somerville, Woburn, Stoneham, Malden, Arlington and so many other communities in Massachusetts, and there’s a sad and tragic reason for it.

Do a timeline on the hideous news reports resulting from the poor management of Mayor McGlynn, Solicitor Rumley, ex-Budget Director Stephanie Muccini-Burke, City Clerk Ed Finn and the henchmen and cronies the lame-duck Mayor surrounds himself with (Jack Dempsey at the high school Exhibit A) you’ll find a level of dishonesty most other cities and towns are able to identify (especially after 28 years of it) and eradicate.  Of course when a McGlynn type is insulated by a powerful lobbyist brother, a mysterious alleged “campaign czar” cousin and a media blackout that turns the word transparency on its head, you have a prescription for trouble, trouble that embarrasses this once fine city and inhibits its ability to move forward.

The failed “leadership” of Michael J. McGlynn garners screaming headlines such as the New York Daily News

“Massachusetts cop threatens to shoot driver in head on dashcam video WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE

or Silobreaker picking up The Medford Transcript article from July 10, 2013::

“Mayor orders Medford police investigation into allegations of hate speech at TV3”  or the article on swastikas in Medford on Channel 7 / WHDH news, March 29, 2015 to a similar event April 8, 2013:

“Swastikas found spray-painted on Tufts campus”  as well as April 8, 2013 – “Swastikas, Hate Speech Graffiti Afflicts Tufts University Campus, Medford (VIDEO)  to July 23, 2014

“Medford officials demand TV3’s financial records”

or the disgraceful connections between the DiPaola family and the McGlynn family resulting in these absolutely horrifying headlines – “

11/28/10 What drove James DiPaola to suicide?

 http://dankennedy.net/2010/11/28/what-drove-james-dipaola-to-suicide/

The trouble that Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola was in before he committed suicide seemed — well, if not trivial, then certainly manageable.

He considered, then walked away from, a sleazy but perfectly legal scheme that would have allowed him to collect his $98,500 pension and his $123,000 salary simultaneously. And he may have been playing it fast and loose with campaign funds.

to  Stephanie Muccini-Burke’s secretary’s sister-in-law:

Corruption investigation wrapping; deal would let sheriffs sister avoid prosecution  Posted: Jan 24, 2012 6:54 PM EDT

to Mrs. Covelle’s corrupt husband, Robert Covelle:

Bocci With Bobby: The old Mystic River Two Step

Medford Housing Authority Scandal Speech Segment, Robert Covelle prior to resignation

 Medford officials demand TV3’s financial records

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729230

to the Boston Globe on August 1, 2015

Take away this bully’s badge

Boston Globe1 day ago

MEDFORD — Stephen LeBert is a roadside bully. Actually, he’s worse than that. He’s a bully …

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/31/medford-police-chief-says-police-officer-has-faced-past-complaints/ZCGKF88lG33npLhdpSpRfI/story.html

 

November 24, 2010

Editorial: The sheriff’s double-dip pension deal – News …

www.metrowestdailynews.com/…/31124995…
The MetroWest Daily News

Nov 24, 2010 – When the Legislature enacted a pension reform act in June 2009, it was … County Sheriff Jimmy DiPaola tried to squeeze through this month.

LeBert had NO WARRANT and wanted to SEIZE THE CAMERA

See the entire video – go to 

Tiny URL .com Detective Lebert Threat to kill “I’ll Put A HOLE right through your HEAD”

http://tinyurl.com/detectivelebertthreattokill

 

Tell your friends to link to and bookmark:LEBERT3
Medford Information Central Dot Com
http://MedfordInformationCentral.com

 

The story is outrageous and is snowballing out of control, readers.

LEBERT HAD NO WARRANT AND WANTED TO SEIZE THE CAMERA

Medford Detective Stephen Lebert SKEWERED by the National Press

Detective Stephen LeBert is getting destroyed in the national press.  It is time for Chief Leo Sacco to remove LeBert.

Lebert Unprofessional

The 839 comments on Yahoo thus far are beyond damaging to LeBert’s career. He’s “all done” to quote LeBert himself to the driver who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, facing the psychotic LeBert in all his raging bull glory.l

The crackpot cowboy, LeBert, has quite the resume, and this waterfall of bad news for Muccini-Burke and McGlynn comes just 97 days before election 2015. Perfect timing to help finally remove the last remnants of McGlynn’s ugly Administration.
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The Atlantic calls LeBert’s actions road rage in its glaring headline:

The Road Rage of a Narcotics Detective

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The Atlantic

but it is the comments after Yahoo published the Atlantic story that are staggering, 839 and climbing, and almost all unanimously calling for LeBert’s head on a silver platter.
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In a city that had a “crooked sheriff” (to quote radio host Howie Carr) – James V,.DiPaola blow his own brains out, allegedly, in a Maine hotel, and with previous bad cop stories, from Officer Jimmy Lee whacking his bisexual girlfriend (not to be confused with Lee’s wife, or the alleged other girlfriend he was on the phone with) to officer Miguel Lopez* (see story below) who was indicted on two counts of witness intimidation with the investigation into the shooting death of a 27 year old Army veteran, well…
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…with Day 3 of LEBERTGATE exploding across the national news media, it is only going to snowball in the coming weeks.
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LeBert should stand trial.
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An ordinary citizen pulling a violent stunt like the one that LeBert pulled would be destroyed in a court of law  and locked up for a long, long time.
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Why should LeBert get any more “special treatment” than he already has received from an Administration in Medford, under the suspicious and unethical Mayor Michael J. McGlynn?
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Look at the TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR OF HATE COMMENTS AGAINST LEBERT ON THE YAHOO SITE:
tovrin 12 hours ago

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I am sick and tired of the brotherhood of police officers who protect each other when they do bad stuff. the time for this type of stupidity is over. you are civil servants, you are to protect civilians, not each other.

The police officer had no right pulling anyone over in an unmarked car. the rule is in place like that to protect people from non cops pretending to be cops. NEVER pull over for an unmarked car, even if the officer is in uniform, call 911 immediately and move to a populated area.

http://news.yahoo.com/road-rage-narcotics-detective-111105161.html

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Another Yahoo Comment

Gene 10 hours ago

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Is it a coincident that the only two things this detective ever did wrong just happened to be caught on camera? Definitely not! This Medford cop has a bad reputation. Reports also say Lebert was drunk. I am told he does things all the time that put grime on the police badge. Look at the you tube video of the incident where he says “railroad tracks and tell him to lie down”. You can see it in Detective LeBert’s face that he was so mad that he was being video and Lebert wanted to do more but had to restrain himself because of the camera. He even makes accusations that the video taker takes drugs. Lebert instigates the person videoing. Medford is not the best area. It’s a shame that Lebert makes the Medford police look bad. There are so many hard working good Medford police officers. The “put a hole in your head” incident is why I just purchased a dash camera.

 detective putting on a little weight
LEBERT’S ABUSE OF POWER – ZERO TOLERANCE, CHIEF SACCO, ZERO!
Edward 11 hours ago

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I was taught while serving a 22-year career in the military that in order to get RESPECT, one needs to EARN it. Police Officers today appear to me to DEMAND respect. WRONG answer, folks. As long as Law Enforcement Agencies across the United States allow this type of “Abuse of Authority” continue, rogue cops will surely continue to bully citizens, just like the #$%$ in this story.

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THIS EXTRAORDINARY STORY WILL CONTINUE TO UNFOLD WITH THOUSANDS OF MORE COMMENTS ON YOUTUBE, ON YAHOO, ON
WICKED LOCAL AND IN MORE MEDIA THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
THIS IS THE LEGACY OF MICHAEL J. MCGLYNN, CHARLATAN MAYOR,
AND HIS STAFF THAT COVERS UP SUCH HIDEOUS BEHAVIOR BY THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE AND PROTECT US.
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*Boston Globe story on Miguel Lopez

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Miguel Lopez, 53, was indicted Thursday by a Middlesex County grand jury on two counts of witness intimidation in connection with the investigation into the shooting death of 27-year-old Army veteran Joseph Puopolo on July 3, District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said in a statement.

Muccini-Burke “adjusting” her story…and her campaign signs…and her Facebook…

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Stephanie Muccini Burke:  adjustments needed

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/article/20150722/NEWS/150729169/11669/NEWS

Stephanie’s Freudian slip !   She changes her campaign sign to look like Bob Penta’s …then she changes her Facebook campaign page to…you guessed it…look like Bob Penta’s Facebook page…now she’s doing an about face (or mea culpa) on Pay-to-Park   Just drop the words “parking program” from the Wicked Local headline and it reveals the truth,

It is Muccini-Burke that needs the “adjustments” – the pay-to-park thing just needs to go. Period.

Uninformed Burke lies to the community saying that she is “respectful” – then she writes this garbage: “It has been suggested by individuals that are not licensed to practice law in the state of Massachusetts, that there has been a breach in the contract. This is unsubstantiated by legal research. This issue should be decided by the city solicitor of Medford, who is chief legal counsel by law to the city.”

So unqualified Mrs. Burke, who is a CPA – not a lawyer – is telling residents who don’t have a law license to SHUT UP and TAKE PAY-TO-PARK.  She wants you to “trust” the duplicitous “City Solicitor” who has so many conflicts his Pinnhochio nose will, eventually, make it quite difficult for him to waltz into the legal office at City Hall.

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Stephanie Muccini Burke and McGlynn’s Lies

Mayor McGlynn lies to the citizens of Medford.  The sleight of hand and deceptions have caught up to the ghastly charlatan who has ruled Medford, Massachusetts like a dictator over the better part of three decades.

THIS LETTER IS GOING OUT TO POLITICIANS:

The Mayor is cheating you out of access television for your campaign.

This is a deliberate and malicious ploy by McGlynn to keep “outsiders” from having a level playing field.

By keeping new voices and new faces off of the school committee, McGlynn retains control for his “shadow government.”
Mike R said on Saturday “We will have access tv” (for the election.) That is exactly what Fred Laskey said to me (he’s in the e mail above,) yet Mr. Laskey and his panel lacked experience, the experience that I have.
Mr. Laskey is not fighting for access TV, but I am.
The Mayor received my proposal, on time, on March 26, and the Mayor delayed access TV to keep YOU and your colleagues off of TV.
The Mayor is putting huge resources into attacking me, including a felonious assault on my person by Ed Finn, the City Clerk on June 18th. April 27, 2010 I was also assaulted at City Hall – possibly the first time in Medford’s history that a resident was assaulted at the council.
Why?

Because McGlynn is squelching free speech and I represent YOUR free speech.
United we stand. I have the experience and knowledge, and it terrifies the Mayor. In fact, McGlynn, Solicitor Rumley and Ed Finn are doing everything they can to “poison the well” and try to convince people not to work with me.
Why?  Because they know I can deliver.
If my skills and experience didn’t matter they would ignore me.  But they don’t ignore me – they go on the attack.
One person in Medford can deliver access TV.
Everyone else is giving lip service.

One man is on the front lines fighting for you.
Work with me so that we have access TV in Medford in the next two weeks

Mike, you never told me how you would deliver access TV.  I have a plan, do you?

BACK TO STEPHANIE”

Mrs. Burke, When McGlynn tells you this, it is actually smoke and mirrors – watch this video – CITY HALL –  to see the true face of Michael J McGlynn…it is chilling

City Hall with Al Pacino

link to the credits, not the video

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115907/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

Medford Solicitor Mark Rumley and Clerk Ed Finn Must Resign or be Removed

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City Solicitor Not Being Upfront and Honest with Citizens about Medford Community Cablevision, Inc.

Past Questions swirl if Rumley’s alleged private business conducted allegedly at Somerville District court and his use of the taxpayer-funded Medford city e mail on the Immaculate Conception Church website was good judgment.

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Posted Jul. 23, 2014 at 8:24 AM

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TV3’s president says the station spent all of its savings — more than $130,000 — on operating costs before the now-defunct access station’s Board of Directors voted to dissolve the station last October.

But officials want proof, since Medford Community Cablevision, Inc. (TV3’s legal name) is required to transfer all remaining assets to the city before it dissolves.

TV3’s Board of Directors now has until Thursday, July 24 to produce financial records from the station’s final year or it could face legal action from the city.

Last October, the board voted to dissolve the station following seven months of no broadcasting, allegations of racism and other problems.

Medford officials demand TV3’s financial records

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729230

Medford officials demand TV3’s financial records

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/article/20140723/NEWS/140729230

According to the review, MCC’s $153,532 in remaining assets as of April 30 were transferred. Jacobson said the figure represents the value of the station’s equipment that was turned over to the city, and the figure does not include any cash.

According to the 990-EZ tax form Pilleri filed with the Internal Revenue Service, MCC had $133,342 in cash, savings and investments on May 1, 2013.

According to Jacobson’s review conducted for MCC, the organization had only $95,555 in expenses for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2014, indicating a positive balance.

Jacobson said he could not discuss the source or MCC’s use of the $133,342 because of privacy reasons.

Pilleri, however, said MCC’s accounts are empty.

 

Paul A Camuso went too far on the last day of June, 2015

June 30, 2015, Medford City Council

Paul A. Camuso of the Middlesex Sheriff Department embarrassed himself again at one of the most expensive city councils in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This was yet another vital topic on June 30, 2015, water and sewer, and Mr. Know-it-all Camuso inserted foot in mouth again, to the detriment of the community.   Each week it is either “I misspoke” or “I apologize” but the laughingstock of the council, Paul Camuso, ill-prepared and arrogant, has become a malignant tumor on the city of Medford’s poor health.

It is time that the City Council policed itself and excised the tumor and its effects –  invasiveness, instability and the awful end result: the Camuso disease that spreads quickly and ruthlessly.   The situation is most urgent, beyond critical, Camuso eating away at Medford’s resources like a plague of lethal termites, undermining the very structure of Medford, resulting in a bloated 155 million dollar budget, a pay-to-park horror show, no access TV, and Camuso’s unbridled evil – blaming the one councilor who has fought the hardest for access TV as a deflection for Camuso’s own destructive behavior.  Years ago Camuso was caught participating with an ugly crew who cheated the city out of the free speech platform and the monies cable TV subscribers pay into it.  Camuso engaged with the reprobates while allowing the bashing of his council colleagues.  It was despicable behavior and despite Camuso’s declaration that he’s in Alcoholic’s Anonymous, it is queer that Camuso won’t adhere to Step 8:

“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all”

You read that correctly, the pathological liar, selfish Camuso, not only cheats other members of AA, Camuso snubs Step 8, acts in a vengeful and vindictive way, is just a vicious and pathetic person bound for hell on a runaway train.

Camuso, rather than embrace STEP 8 of Alcoholic’s Anonymous, actually tried to paint the one guy fighting the good fight FOR TV3 by claiming, falsely, that the access proponent “shut down” public access.

FACT CHECK: The funds from TV3 were not accounted for, AIDED AND ABETTED BY CAMUSO.  For the perpetrator to turn around and try to blame the councilor who attended the ascertainment hearing and try to turn it around is hardly adhering to STEP 8.  Which means that drunk Camuso used Alcoholics Anonymous as a kind of “badge of honor.”  When people in AA are supposed to remain ANONYMOUS.  Camuso can’t even be honest with an organization attempting to help a mean old drunk.  At 37 years old Camuso behaves like a seasoned con straight out of prison.   Camuso behaves like an immature thug, but appears to be some recently released over 50 con man, locked away behind bars for many years, lashing out upon tasting freedom.  Angry, hot-headed, and dangerous.

Camuso,  like a typical drunk – never owning up to his many deficiencies, deflecting  his own extreme behavior on his victim(s) like an abusive old drunk – is seen at council meetings never taking stock, never holding himself accountable.

Camuso branded himself as a drunk, and branded himself as a lame-duck. His lack of self-respect, his yearning for adulation he doesn’t deserve, his greedy power and money grabs, all documented on DVDs from his own actions at the council; caught red handed by the cameras on the government channel.  Camuso is obligated to hold himself to a higher standard, but he doesn’t.   The low standards Camuso has for himself are light years away from the high standards Camuso demands from everyone else.  He’s a sick individual.

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Which brings us to Camuso’s employer, Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.  Attorney Koutoujian promised he would remove the remnants of the failed and deceptive regime of deceased sheriff James V. DiPaola.  Camuso is living proof that the sheriff was not honest with the voters.   So why would a person with a somewhat decent reputation, Koutoujian, bow down to the will of Mayor McGlynn when McGlynn stabbed Koutoujian in the back when Koutoujian ran for Ed Markey’s seat in Congress.  It is truly puzzling as to why Koutoujian would say he won’t accept campaign contributions, yet had Camuso contributing time and holding a sign WITH Koutoujian http://insidemedford.com/2012/11/06/election-day-in-medford/

see photo:

http://insidemedford.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/camuso-and-sheriff.gif

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The individual who voted for his own pay raise uses the bully pulpit of the city council like some kind of political assassin, issuing false statements, abusing colleagues, the proverbial wolf in a hen house.

Paul A. Camuso is a very bad man in a position of power because of his alliance with the highly unpopular Mayor of the past twenty-seven and a half years, Michael J. McGlynn.   McGlynn’s father Jack set the table for his son, and with Plan A government the citizens are at a huge disadvantage.  McGlynn has a “Media Blackout” and his lieutenants all march with the deceitful McGlynn, as evidenced by McGlynn’s closeness to such a disreputable and repugnant character as Camuso. 

Bullying his way into the seat of Council President, Camuso was totally out of his depth, unaware of the rules surrounding the Open Meeting Law until this editor had it explained to him in Council Room 207 at City Hall.  In the corporate world, in the private sector, Camuso would not have the latitude to abuse co-workers, cheat the employer by walking out on company time (a weekly newspaper noted that Camuso had the worst attendance of all councilors one year,) and constant haranguing of senior citizens and colleagues on the council.

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The city council has an obligation to police itself.  Medford, Massachusetts is worse off with the admitted alcoholic sitting on the council and being abusive.  Senior citizens are often victimized by Camuso’s frequent deceptive speeches, from a respected doctor to this editor, the senior member of the city council, anyone who the bully, Camuso, perceives as an enemy, including the late Pat Fiorello, a senior citizen who only wanted to present his Golden Memories show on public access TV.

IT ALL ADDS UP TO A COMPELLING CONVERSATION FOR CAMUSO’S REMOVAL

THE CITY COUNCIL OF MEDFORD MUST POLICE ITSELF
Camuso must be impeached.

Dello Russo, Jr., Ed Finn, Adam Knight lack of public service

Citizens of Medford pay for public service. They don’t get it.

In tough economic times Paul Camuso, Rick Caraviello, Fred Dello Russo, Jr. and Adam Knight voted for their own pay raise.  Hold that thought about self service as you continue reading.

Citizens of Medford pay a fee on their cable subscriber bills that totals approximately 1 million a year.  That’s a lot of money, to quote Richard Gere in the film Primal Fear, and those monies are not properly accounted for at Medford City Hall, despite the City Solicitor, Mark E. Rumley making a phony demand that Rumley has yet to make good on.  It’s your money.

When a rookie city councilor voted for his own pay raise in January of 2014, and had tens of thousands of dollars behind him, it was money over experience, Adam Knight showing each week on camera how in over his head he was accepting the job of Medford City Councilor, a job Mark Crowley would have done much, more better, with more of an eye toward the community.

Citizens of Medford pay for public service that is public access TV.  A million or so dollars a year.  They don’t receive it.  Where is the money?

Where is the education?  Where is the free speech platform?

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