Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Miller Green v. McGovern Square

1946 Dedication of Miller Green (Square)

"In honor of all the boys of the southern section of the city who served in the armed forces during WWII and to be named Corporal Miller Green"

2008 Order for McGovern Square by Councilor Pat Casey

"delicious American food for weddings, family gatherings and other occasions at the banquet facility while simultaneously running the restaurant."


Tom Paine said...


Do you know what you just did? You have proved that Pat Casey and Bob Correia do not care. It is their agenda and that is it.

Plus, because of this I have decided that I will now take part in the upcoming mayoral election. I was planning to sit it out like I usually do, but this time I will get involved and assist someone to run for the position.

This was the straw that broke the camels back.

Pat Casey and Correia made damn sure that the other councilors did not know that square had been dedicated!

Anonymous said...

I guess she didn't lie to her fellow councilors- an ommission of the truth isn't a lie right?

shamrock said...

Excellent Tom! I will be right there with you campaigning.

Anonymous said...

Of course lying by omission is lying... If they knew, and omitted it, they were in the wrong. Maybe not legally, but certainly ethically.

Lying by omission

One lies by omission by omitting an important fact, deliberately leaving another person with a misconception. Lying by omission includes failures to correct pre-existing misconceptions. A husband may tell his wife he was out at a store, which is true, but lie by omitting the fact that he also visited his mistress, although it is disputable whether or not this is actually a lie. In most cases, the person has not directly denied a truth, but merely omitted some part of what transpired.

puck said...

This is nauseating. Thank you for the proof that this was another insolent deed of defiance by this arrogant mayor. Can we infer from the original order that the green didn't even physically exist and was constructed ESPECIALLY as a location for this honor to Cpl. Miller and his fellow warriors?

May the cries of dying soldiers haunt your dreams for this disgraceful act, Bob. You are a repulsive brute and Pat Casey is a witless dupe.

Anonymous said...


It certainly does say that as well as the fact it is for all soldiers in the south end of the city. So
a restauranteer does not belong there. Talk about total disregard.
These documents should be sent to the herald news for a follow up

Oh and good job "manufacturing" these documents Shamrock.

Jason said...

Where do you think we found out about the June 27th, 1946 article? The Herald News!

What would the point of a followup article be, if you didn't get it the first time? Contrary to popular belief, there are some good journalists over at the Herald, and this information comes from their hard work and dedication to this issue.

Fall River — The green at the junction of South Main and Shove streets has been dedicated to two different people, most recently as the "Paul K. McGovern Square," and at least one veteran activist and other concerned citizens say creation of a new monument at the South End war memorial site diminishes the sacrifice of city soldiers.
Sixty-two years ago on June 27, 1946, the then-City Council and mayor authorized construction of the green “in honor of all the boys of the southern side of the city who served in the armed forces during World War II.”

RadioFree said...

Shamrock -- this is a home run.

Excellent reporting!

shamrock said...

Thanks keri!

Anonymous said...


Oops, I guess the contstruction partdidn't sink in until I saw the actual document posted by Shamrock.

You are correct.

RadioFree said...

By the way, delicious is really subjective. By my recollection, the food was only so-so.

shamrock said...

I suppose Casey and Correia couldn't have justified stealing the memorial grounds of a dead soldier if they said the food was just average.

Anonymous said...

But they ran banquets and a restaurant simutaneusly unlike any other restaurant/banquet hall.

Anonymous said...

This might be a good location for the adult entertainment zone as well ! Let's have a free for all.