Monthly Archives: August 2014




Is Erin DiBenedetto DOUBLE DIPPING by getting campaign coverage on Inside Medford?


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State Rep Candidate DiBenedetto Receives Endorsement

Erin DiBenedetto, Medford School Committee member and candidate for State Representative announced today the endorsement of the Somerville Labor Coalition – a group representing over six-hundred employees in the City of Somerville.

Charter Review #2 August 18, 2014



Charter Review #2 April 18, 2014

The Magoun Room at the Medford Public Library held a two hour meeting on Monday evening discussing Charter Review.  The petition drive is officially on.

The key here is that the citizens are building momentum with new faces showing up, tons of questions being asked, discussed and answered, and citizens arming themselves with the actual charter and learning how it can be modified, amended and changed.  


      Each attendee gave her or his name, a bit of information on what they do, and an expression of what improvements they would like to see in Medford, Massachusetts.   Dr. Storella made it clear, the priority has to be signatures, so a signature drive has begun.   But along with that signature drive comes the opportunity to awake the sleeping giant, the 57,000 plus citizens of Medford who don’t think there’s an opportunity to bring in real leadership. 


   Michael J. McGlynn is truly the man behind the curtain. And as this summer snowball generates some steam and people start looking at the charter, start sharing information, start telling their friends and families and colleagues and business associates that something is happening, McGlynn’s Administration understands business as usual is not what it used to be.



     These are really adult education classes.  We learned that you can mix and match ideas from each form of government, you can amend a Plan A or even come up with a new idea to improve the community that isn’t in any of the plans currently on the books.   Jeanne Martin, notes/meeting minutes person, put a presentation together after she did research on the six forms of government in Massachusetts.


    The citizens who have no voice are beginning to realize that freedom of speech, the First Amendment, is something that has to be fought for.  This writer has fought for public access television and now others understand that when you pay money for a service, you want to receive that service.  1.7 million dollars or so floated into Medford City Hall between 2010 and 2011 from the franchise fee(s) on the cable subscriber bills.  Where did that money go?  Should the Mayor have the “right” to distribute those monies as he sees fit with zero transparency ESPECIALLY when McGlynn runs around bragging about transparency.    Where are the Federal Investigators to ask McGlynn why he says the word “transparency” but does the opposite?  McGlynn offers transparency but runs from it.  Lip service is what the 27-year incumbent offers while infrastructur in Medford falls apart.  It matters not whether a million people read this essay tonight or only 50 or 60. We appreciate each page view, and with every page view the word gets out, word-of-mouth generates more hits, and people start arming themselves with information, the thing that frightents a 27-year incumbent. 

    There are other topics starting to emerge – water and sewer rates and how the Mayor uses the monies; residential parking, public access TV, potholes, empty storefronts, as citizens talk about the charter they bring up their other concerns.    People are talking in Medford.   There are twenty pages of notes from August 18, 2014.  More of the information will be disseminated in the coming days with a new date made available for Charter Review discussion #3. 

    Stay tuned for more in-depth reporting on the Monday night meeting at the Medford Public Library and the contributions from concerned residents who know that change is on the horizon, and is going to happen sooner than later.



Medford City Council President Paul A. Camuso’s chilling relationship to Gary Zappelli



Council President Camuso’s relationship to Gary Zappelli Part 1:

Allegations and Accusations that President Of City Council Violated Rules by accepting airtime from board member of TV3
Paul A. Camuso defended the actions of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc. when now-Budget Director Stephanie Muccini Burke attempted to bring information forward to the City Council, with City Solicitor Mark Rumley by her side. They were blindsided by Camuso’s defiant allegiance to Medford Community Cablevision, Inc.  With the second arrest in a year of Council President Camuso’s dear friend, Gary Zappelli,  citizens are outraged. 
    After a manhunt for young 16 year old cadet, Bryson Alexander, on August 5, 2014, the same day that Zappelli was supposed to stand trial for a false bomb threat, the huge search – which consisted of K-9, Coast Guard and State Police helicopter resulted in finding the young man alive, along with his grandfather’s doggy – Onyx – at 3-5 Old Colony Way in Provincetown, where the former webmaster of embattled 501c3 Medford Community Cablevision was staying.  Allegedly, Zappelli admitted to the police that he gave the minor alcohol.  Council President Camuso’s alignment with Zappelli, as well as Mayor Michael J. McGlynn’s, MUST be scrutinized by voters.

Here’s one of the stories on the case

Bryson Alexander Missing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

UPDATE: Provincetown (16 year old) teen found (with former TV3 Medford webmaster, 50 year old Gary Zappelli who was arrested after allegedly telling police he furnished alcohol to the young male.

“Thanks largely in part to the combined efforts of police and concerned citizens Mr. Alexander has been located.”

The Provincetown Police Department would like to thanks all those involved in the search and for stepping up to ensure a peaceful happy ending to this ordeal was achieved.”


Watch Zappelli perp walk on this video:

See Zappelli get into police car


PROVINCETOWNA man living at the Old Colony Way residence where a missing teen was found Wednesday is facing charges. In video you’ll see only on Cape Wide News, Gary Zappelli, 50, of Revere, MA voluntarily goes with Provincetown Police to the station where he reportedly admitted to furnishing beer to the 16-year-old. Zappelli was arrested and charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor. He pleaded not guilty in Orleans District Court and was ordered to stay away from the 16-year-old. The boy’s disappearance touched off an intense search including a State Police helicopter and a K-9 dog. A Coast Guard boat also searched parts of Provincetown Harbor as well.
Video by Tim Caldwell/CWN