Monthly Archives: September 2014

Full Letter to Paul Camuso, Soicitor Rumley and Sheriff’s Office

Subject: RE: Salary issue, Suspension of the Rules


Paul A. Camuso

City Council “president”

85 George P. Hassett Drive

Medford, MA 02155

Dear Solicitor Rumley and Sheriff Koutoujian:

In light of a staff attorney at Boston City Hall in the news on Monday, 9/29/14 bringing to light the “ethics law prohibits government officials from voting on matters in which they or their families have a financial interest,” it makes City Council “president” Paul Camuso’s wrongful denial of this resident’s petition to discuss the suspicious pay raise Camuso, Fred Dello Russo, Jr. and Rick Caraviello voting themselves, with an additional vote to get more money from novice rookie councilor Adam Knight after only 3 weeks on the job. What a greedy money grab during these tough economic times.


This is a demand to speak at the City Council of Medford to discuss the outrageous salary increase using the underhanded “rule of necessity.”


 Henry Luthin said Monday that Massachusetts ethics law prohibits government officials from voting on matters in which they or their families have a financial interest


Mr. Camuso refused to vote for the residents to see a video of the 9/10/14 parking meter hearing; Dello Russo and Knight also voted against transparency.

So Peter Koutoujian’s employee votes for a pay raise and then, taking taxpayer monies, refuses to be transparent with the taxpayers of Medford

1)Paul Camuso needs to be open and transparent with residents about his allegedly troubled past.   If voters are informed the way Camuso is informed on the backgrounds of people applying for a taxi license, voters might not vote for Mr. Camuso

What is a bigger public safety issue?  A taxi driver having a criminal record, or a city council president possibly having character flaws that voters were not given information on.

2)Peter Koutoujian and LaDonna Hatton responded to a public records request in a manner that I feel was not forthright.  Furthermore, Camuso is seen in a photo with Sheriff Koutoujian where Camuso is campaigning for the Sheriff who promised not to take campaign contributions.  That “in kind contribution” of an employee campaigning for his boss smacks of duplicity.  Mr. Koutoujian also allegedly said he would clean up the corruption of the late Sheriff DiPaola’s dirty filthy office, yet Camuso, a pure hack remains, despite Camuso’s vulgar behavior during and after City Council meetings


In-kind Contribution: In-kind contributions are goods, services and facilities donated or loaned to the committee at no cost or at a discount. An in-kind contribution could be a donation of postage stamps, paying off a debt incurred by the committee or donating professional services to the committee. The value of an in-kind contribution is the fair market value of the goods or services or the usual rental charge of the facility. If the committee receives a discount unavailable to the general public, the value of the in-kind contribution is the amount discounted.

3)Paul Camuso slams the council gavel like a 5 year old in a sandbox. Camuso intentionally disrupts the flow of the conversation to cloud topics residents want to bring forward.

Mr. Camuso has not the temperament, the experience or the character to hold the position that he abuses with every council meeting he “moderates.”  It isn’t moderation when the “president” fractures council rules and goes rogue with his quick-tempered knee-jerk attacks from the president’ chair.

Mr. Camuso’s alliance with the twice-arrested Gary Zappelli is equally troubling. Camuso appeared on “Zapp TV” while Mr. Zappellli was on the board of directors of TV3, a violation of the Internal Revenue Code.  Zappelli would smear other politicians while protecting those who paid him for “services” which appeared like a cleverly disguised ploy to sell airtime at TV3.  Those who didn’t purchase that which was not for Zappelli to sell were humiliated, besmirched and in some cases allegedly threatened.

Few residents have the courage to call out an employee of the Sheriff, and the Sheriff himself for not eliminating a serious problem from the Sheriff’s office.

Mr. Camuso’s behavior – thwarting First Amendment rights at the “people’s forum” demands he be removed.  Not censure, not a “no confidence” vote, but impeachment and removal.

Setting a bad example by having Mr. Camuso throw his temper tantrums without the public having full knowledge of his past – be it squeaky clean or be it dirty filthy – puts the voters at a disadvantage.

Camuso’s failure to even discuss the pay raise, when Camuso has looked into the backgrounds of so many taxi drivers, is a huge red flag that Camuso is hiding something.

What benefits public safety more?  A background check on a taxi driver, or a background check on a council president who holds the very life of our city in his hands?

Mr. Camuso needs to come clean on his past and needs to stop abusing the citizens at the City Council.

I would like to, again, ask why Adam Knight deserves a salary increase after only 3 weeks on the job and after 8 months of poor votes and self-serving congratulations to his neighbors, his friends, the lamp post, and to anyone who can benefit Mr. Knight.

The self-serving members of the City Council are obvious. They vote for what the Mayor wants.  ANY Councilor voting for the parking meters is firmly in the Mayor’s back pocket, and if 5 councilors vote for Republic, they should be removed from the city council by the voters in 2015.

The citizens aren’t stupid, just at a disadvantage.  That Camuso won’t allow discussion of his ugly pay raise, or won’t vote for voters to see the parking meter hearing, just the tip of the iceberg at how controlled by Mayor McGlynn that Camuso is, It also gives the impression that McGlynn -with the late Sheriff DiPaola’s wife in the McGlynn Administration- that McGlynn has some control over the office of Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, just as McGlynn had control over the Medford Housing Authority when Adeline DiPaola’s in-law, Robert Covelle, was in power.

It takes courage to put the facts on a communication. 

Mr. Camuso has damaged this city by not being forthright and by not allowing free speech at the People’s Forum that he, Camuso, has hijacked as surely as TV3 was hijacked by the Frank Pilleri gang, which Camuso was oh so supportive of.  The disreputable Pilleri regime which counted on Camuso’s support to continue their hideous practices.

It is time to install a new access station immediately and to remove Mr. Camuso from both the City Council and Sheriff Koutoujian’s office.

I demand the opportunity to bring these issues to the City Council


Joe Viglione


Pay Hike by City Council of Medford suspicious

Paul A. Camuso
City Council “president”
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Dear Solicitor Rumley and Sheriff Koutoujian:

In light of a staff attorney at Boston City Hall in the news on Monday, 9/29/14 bringing to light the “ethics law prohibits government officials from voting on matters in which they or their families have a financial interest,” it makes City Council “president” Paul Camuso’s wrongful denial of this resident’s petition to discuss the suspicious pay raise Camuso, Fred Dello Russo, Jr. and Rick Caraviello voting themselves, with an additional vote to get more money from novice rookie councilor Adam Knight after only 3 weeks on the job. What a greedy money grab during these tough economic times.

To State Rep Donato: Did City Official Attack his own mother with a Butcher Knife?

State Rep Paul Donato
Spring Street
Medford, MA 02155
Dear State Rep Donato:
About 8 years ago, 2006, there was a tip-off that a local politician had a restraining order or multiple restraining orders filed him, and the allegation is that his own parents had to file for protection against him.   A Public Records Request was filed with the office of Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex Sheriff, which resulted in more questions, not the answers that were sought.
You, Rep Donato, have been strangely silent about the arrests of Gary Zappelli, two arrests in the past year on the former board member of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc.  But what about Zappelli’s good, good friend on the City Council, the friend that Zappelli promoted on ZAPP TV on Friday nights, in alleged violation of the Internal Revenue Code – an act that should have stripped MCC TV3 of its non-profit status?
Since you cloak yourself with the anit-bullying moniker on your blog, one wonders if this is mere lip service or if you are a strong enough State Rep to make a difference and have the offender removed from the City Council if the allegations are true.
Research shows that bullying and abuse are important causes of school violence. The studies of school assaults in the 1990’s established that fact. The good news is that bullying is one thing we can change – in any school, in any town, and in any community.

Together, we can all make a difference. Tomorrow call your local State Representative or Senator and send a message saying “PLEASE SUPPORT ANTI-BULLYING BILL HD842”. Together, we can send a message loudly enough to make a difference and to begin the journey towards understanding that school violence doesn’t just happen “somewhere else” – it can be prevented everywhere.


Rep. Paul J. Donato (D-Medford, Malden)
Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling
Where do you stand, Rep Donato, on the allegation that a member of the Medford City Council allegedly committed a horrific act of domestic violence against his own mother, allegedly with a butcher knife or meat cleaver?
Where do you stand, Rep Donato? on Mayor McGlynn’s go-to guy on the Medford City Council IF this horrific act of violence against women occurred?   ARE YOU GOING TO BE ROGER GOODELL AND KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND?  OR WILL YOU BE PROACTIVE AND MAKE MEDFORD SAFE BY IDENTIFYING THE ISSUE?
With the recent calls for Roger Goodell of the NFL to step down because he failed to act when Ray Rice punched his wife, how can Mayor Michael J. McGlynn or even you,
Mr. Donato, remain in office if you turned a blind eye to a horrific act of domestic violence against a city official’s own mother?   Allegedly a meat cleaver used by a strong young man against his own mother.  A restraining order allegedly filed by both parents to protect the family from the alleged psychopath.
That individual approached me twice after City Council meetings, in the dark, and in a manner that wasn’t very pleasant.  There should be a police report on file – October 2006.
What are you going to do about this, State Rep Donato?

Marian Ryan must re-file the false bomb threat charges against Gary Zappelli


Medford Police Department
100 Main Street, ”
Medford, Massachusetts USA 02155

Chief Leo A. Sacco, Jr.

Quality Policing Through Community Involvement”

RE: Request for Chief Sacco to approach Marian Ryan on Zappelli case

 Dear Police Chief Sacco:

With the Zappelli “false bomb threat” being considered by D.A. Marian Ryan’s office to be re-filed,  I implore you to contact D.A. Ryan and give support to pressing charges against Mr. Zappelli for his abuse of Comcast’s site which he allegedly harassed people with.

Mr. Zappelli was allegedly in a meeting or meetings with Mayor McGlynn and Comcast regarding the very site he allegedly used for his terror campaign.  If true, it means Zappelli, a former board member of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc., (hereinafter “MCC”) should be held to a higher standard when it comes to publishing on the public access internet site.   The FCC demanded Comcast comply with its rules for what I call “enhanced access” (Video on demand, Made in Medford) as a requirement when Comcast purchased NBC.  They never envisioned that someone they were allegedly working with would use the online video channel to blow a digital building up.

According to the Attorney General’s office there is some type of law enforcement currently investigating MCC, if I’m reading a response to my public record’s request correctly.

The long history of abuses at MCC TV3 is extremely ugly when viewed in its proper context:

this journalist was attacked at a City Council meeting by Zappelli, MCC board member Matt Page Lieberman and the station manager, with your police department determining in the police report that I was the sole victim

April 27, 2010.

—The individual who warned me the night before (April 26) of an impending attack (though it was not known specifically when MCC would attack) – Sports host John Byers – was himself nearly arrested when Zappelli allegedly perpetrated the horrible “G Spot” incident at Stop & Shop, where Zappelli had the autistic man change the question from one about the Boston Red Sox to a sexually explicit question asking if the shoppers, all female, had a “G” spot.

Why Zappelli wasn’t prosecuted then for facilitating sexual harassment, and using an autistic person who didn’t understand the question, IS the question.

Another woman complained to City Solicitor Rumley about abuse by Gary Zappelli on TV3 over a decade ago, Solicitor Rumley allegedly reprimanded Zappelli.

And along with the Attorney General’s office investigating the finances (begging the question, did Zappelli utilize city co-owned equipment for his “false bomb threat” – cameras, computer programs and other resources) there’s Zappelli’s current arrest in Provincetown, July 8, 2014, after a sort of “Amber alert” for a 16 year old boy was issued, and after K-9, the Coast Guard and a State Police Helicopter were utilized, the teenager was found at the residence where Gary Zappelli was, with the teen telling police that Zappelli gave him at least 3 beers.  Giving alcohol to a minor.

That arrest is even more chilling in light of Zappelli having a convicted child rapist on his show, Zapp TV, on or about November 27, 2009. The convicted rapist – who admitted to having sex with a 14 year old and giving that child alcohol (sound familiar?) told the Medford Community that he was framed.

Zappelli told this writer at 40 Canal Street (around the year 2002) that the 14 year old victim was “a little hustler.”  Mr. Zappelli ignoring the fact that a 14 year old can’t consent.

What is troublesome is that Zappelli appears to be protected by Michael J. McGlynn, the Mayor, possibly because there is potential blow back on the Mayor if Zappelli goes to trial.  No one is above the law and that includes Michael J. McGlynn.

How did Gary Zappelli obtain the apartment at 75 Station Landing and now the very luxurious apartment at 21 Overlook Ridge Terrace, Revere?  He tells the judge he is on food stamps to obtain a public defender, yet he has lived in luxury while on food stamps.  There is something definitely wrong with the Zappelli picture, Chief Sacco.

An able-bodied man on food stamps when the elderly need those resources.

As you know I filed a public records request with your department as a detective allegedly phoned Gary Zappelli when I filed a police report, the detective allegedly tipping Zappelli off.   You never responded to that public record’s request, and it is my understanding that the detective later spoke to Mr. Byers about the “G” spot episode; that detective may now have a different opinion of Mr. Zappelli.

As you know my car has been defaced, my reputation sullied, the Wikipedia page that was up about my career was molested and destroyed by Gary Zappelli and his alleged roommate. The threat to public safety posed by Zappelli’s misdeeds – which span two decades – is a clear and present danger.   If Zappelli walks from the false bomb threat charge he will be empowered to do even more damage to our community.

Yes, the statute of limitations has run out on some of the alleged Zappelli crimes, but, again, not bringing Zappelli to justice for the false bomb threat would just empower him to continue his harassment.

This website owned by Zappelli, “Gay Bostonians”  has a Hawaiian  shirt like the one I wear on my TV show or at the City Council hanging in a closet with the words:

“Future Home of Something Quite Cool”

The site also warns people under 18 not to enter.

I consider this a threat, psychological harassment by Zappelli.

Unbelievable that with Zappelli’s two arrests he continues to taunt and threaten.

I am requesting of you, Chief Sacco, to take this information as part of your “Quality policing through community involvement” and throw the book at Gary Zappelli.   For decades he has abused his position at the TV station to demean (the lascivious comment aimed at former soldier Jeanne Martin just one example,) Zappelli’s attacks on Doreen Wade, on Councilor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, on former councilor and now budget director Stephanie Burke, Zappelli’s attacks on Rick Caraviello and Robert Penta, attacks that were forbidden by the Internal Revenue Code, rules that Zappelli chose not to obey.

Zappelli’s intentional theft of copyrights (Regina Pizza – Food Network, Paramount Pictures’ Mommy Dearest”  etc. etc.) also show a pattern, all documented, all well-known, and all indicators of the serial terrorism exacted on this community by Gary Zappelli.

Chief Sacco, while Zappelli uses the cameras for vulgar, sophomoric and potentially criminal pranks (the attack on me April 27, 2010 just one glaring example) you witnessed this resident utilizing the camera to bring the public Medford Parking information re: the September 10, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting which you attended.

You have seen me tape events of community interest, and you know I am a frequent speaker at the City Council.  Were I to die tomorrow (which we hope is not the case) there is no doubt that I have made a positive contribution to life in Medford.

Your job is to allow citizens to make positive contributions by apprehending those who interfere in our ability to live free, free from fear of being stalked and harassed by Zappelli, his alleged roommate, and the TV3 gang, Doria and Harvey Alberg, Ronald Delucia, Frank Pilleri, Arthur Alan Deluca, Matt Page Lieberman, etc.

Please urge D.A. Marian Ryan to press charges against Mr. Zappelli.

I will keep the public apprised via my new Community Media Medford | The Only Real News from Medford Massachusetts TM website.

The public will have updates on TV3 at tomorrow’s City Council meeting – 9/23/14

Thank you



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City Council 9/23/14





14-645-Offered by Councillor Penta

Be It Resolved that the Mayor’s proposed city wide pay to park and enforcement program be held in abeyance until such time that all city business districts and location owners, citizens and elected officials have an opportunity to attend as many public meetings it takes to generate a consensus for any proposed pay to park and enforcement program or whatever new proposal may be considered and or determined as fair and equitable.


14-646-Offered by Councillor Penta

Be It Resolved that the council and assessor’s office meet to investigate an actual effect a residential exemption will have on our taxpayers pursuant to the real hard number of homes by volume, valuation and percentages for eligibility.

14-647- Offered by Councillor Penta

Be It Resolved that the Mayor’s refusal for providing public access television to all paying Comcast and Verizon cable TV subscribers be discussed


14-648-Offered by Councillor Lungo-Koehn

Be It Resolved that the Medford City Council wish Reed Cochran the best of luck in her future endeavors and thank her for all her hard work over the last several years with SCM and transporting Medford’s seniors.


14-649- Offered by Councillor Lungo-Koehn

Be It Resolved that the City of Medford look into why Tempony Manor is limited to Comcast only. Why are the residents at Tempony Manor not given the opportunity to choose Verizon as their provider?



Petition by Robert L. Cappucci, Jr. 71 Evans Street, Medford to address the council on TV3

Where is Pat Jehlen? Deposition allegedly from one of 5 members of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc.

McGlynn’s failure to have an access TV station up and running for Election 2014

Where is Pat Jehlen?   The Senator – obviously -benefits from the censorship policies of Michael J. McGlynn.  Medford and its surrounding communities, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Malden, Stoneham all need to look at the situation with parking meters. It impacts all the surrounding communities in a big way.

Does anyone think                       ERIN DIBENEDETTO was going to solve the access TV problem?     Carl Sciortino?  Paul Camuso?

Not in this reality, or this lifetime.   Meanwhile we have it on good authority that – allegedly – five cronies from the dysfunctional MCC TV3 were supposed to give depositions and allegedly only Arthur Alan Deluca complied.  Furthermore, DeLuca told one of our sources that Frank Pilleri has finally decided to “distance” himself from the ex-webmaster of TV3 after the second arrest in a year.  Allegedly Deluca stated that “we” (the cronies from the dissolving TV3) “have all distanced ourselves from Gary except for the ex-manager.”  Paraphrased, heard from a third party.     We have plenty more on this issue that we’re not allowed to publish just yet, but do stay tuned.  More to come.                                                                               Pat Jehlen needs to take a stand on access television.  Where are you, Ms. Senator?

Coming soon: Video from the 9/10/14 parking meeting in Room 207…stay tuned, will have the new footage next week, as well as other sites.


Robert M. Penta on Medford Parking in Medford Transcript 1:30 PM Friday  9-12-14