Life is good!!!!!
Enjoying this party at Shamrocks house!!! Cacoila and beer all around!
The citizens of this city deserve a pat on the back tonight. They have spoken. Now go away Bob, for good.
Bob Correia for US Senator!!!!
People of Fall of River take it to the streets and celebrate !!! The Devil is gone !!!
Does this mean that Bob's driver / Diaper Changer is out of a job ???
Thank you Ric Oliveira for your professional media coverage. You take the media award of the night, in spite of your helpers.
Bob has sent the police after the poisonous bloggers and commentors !!! Watch out Shamrock & Lefty !!!
So much for the whack job bloggas huh !!???Charlotte
I guess McGoverns has lost a lot of future revenue, since Bob will not be able to have $50.00 per person events there anymore.
Bob Correia has told his driver to take him to Florida so that he can reunite with Alan Silva.
Let's use the new trash / recycling bins to pack Bob's things and let's help him move from the sixt floor
Let's bring back the official City seal. Get rid of all traces of "Pride City Wide"
Let's rename the schools back
We can (and should) celebrate Bob's departure, but many of the same people that supported his agenda sailed into the finals. We need to continue to battle for change on the city council and school committee. We cannot overlook the intelligent, passionate people who do not have name recognition.
Cathy Ann Viveiros is NOT the answer!
The euphoria from Correia's crushing defeat was short lived, when much to my disappointment people voted the status quo for city council and school committee. People forget that some of these people with their votes enabled the mayor to carry out his misguided plans.
Nick Fisher must be celebrating with cacoila and beer as well!!!
No hit and runs, anon, why isn't Cathy Ann Viveiros the answer? Alternatively, why is Flanagan the answer.
Why is Will the answer? Easy. Will from day one recognized that what Bob was doing was wrong. Who said the Rain Tax was illegal??? Will or Cathy?Answer - Will. (Cathy Voted for it)Who said you cannot have Chapdelaine doing the City Admins position and Election Commissioner at the same time?? Will or Cathy?Answer - Will. (Cathy said nothing)Who said that to defeat strip clubs you need to set up regulations? Will or Cathy?Answer - Will. (Cathy came up with a zone in the middle of Fall River - near homes and businesses)Who pointed out that Bio Technology does not create a lot of jobs, while green technology will create a lot of jobs?? Will or Cathy?Answer - Will. ( Cathy has been quiet on this)
Who voted to back Bob on the Rain Tax? Will or Cathy?Answer - Cathy wanted the Rain TaxWho voted with Bob to place the fire chief under the thumb odf the mayor? Will or Cathy?Answr - Cathy...she voted to back Bob on placing the Fire chief directly under the thumb of the mayor!!!
some observations from the couch after a night of colorful radio coverage:A lot of those backed by Bob also did poorly while those who stood from afar did well.Bob was graceful yet "stuck to his guns" to the end, perhaps never realizing they were empty.a certain talk jock seemed incredibly shockedAl Alves despite not running for anything still didn't answer the tough question- so much for his insight.Where was Cathy?
Let's look at it this way, Bob Correia's followers like Brian Bigelow and Linda Pereira did well but Pat Casey and Joe Camara dropped to 7th and 8th, probably the lowest they have ever finished. They are vulnerable. If we can throw our support behind some other candidates like Mike Miozza and Kris Bartley maybe we can beat them too since they rubberstamped Bob's agenda 100% of the time. Bob Correia's follower Mike Lund finished 10th and you can bet he is going to dump a ton of his money into his campaign to improve on that so we need to stop him too. Big positives of the night were Eric Poulin and Dave Dennis in the Council race finishing 4 and 9. Brad Kilby and Ray Mitchell did well and even though they have been on the Council before I think they are reasonable people and certainly more intelligent and likeable then Lund, Casey or Camara. I wish there was a way we could dump Bigelow and Pereria too but they look too strong right now. Anyone else have any thoughts now that Bob is out on how to finish the job and dump more incumbents from the Council and School Committee? And they said the bloggers and commenters were just a vocal minority. Bye Bye Bobbie! Camara and Casey you are next. You were the President and Vice President of the Bob Correia fan club. You're gone!
A new campaign moving on from ABC which I have said bobs folks have underestimated all along ABI or ABBTSAnybody but incumbentsAnybody but the sameKeep the momentum going to take back pride city wide.CharlotteDespard
>Why is Will the answer? Easy. Will from day one recognized that what Bob was doing was wrong. So have many other people. This is not a qualification for Mayor.>Who said the Rain Tax was illegal??? Will or Cathy?Shamrock. October 24, 2008 - http://speakupfallriver.blogspot.com/2008/10/stormwater-fee-illegal-tax.htmlNovember 10th, 2008 -http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1772941990/Stormwater-fee-under-fireHow can we trust a candidate who appears to have ripped off a blog almost word for word? Read his version, and compare it to Shamrock's blog.>Who said you cannot have Chapdelaine doing the City Admins position and Election Commissioner at the same time?? Will or Cathy?Big deal. >Who said that to defeat strip clubs you need to set up regulations? Will or Cathy?Who got schooled by Ray Hague and looked like a complete fool? Answer: Will>Who pointed out that Bio Technology does not create a lot of jobs, while green technology will create a lot of jobs?? Will or Cathy?Big revelation there.>Who voted to back Bob on the Rain Tax? Will or Cathy?Who knows what Will would have done if the political winds were blowing in that direction and he had a vote.>Who voted with Bob to place the fire chief under the thumb odf the mayor? Will or Cathy?Read above.Who has next to no experience whatsoever as an Attorney, but flaunts that he has dedicated his career 'fighting the bad guys'?Answer - WillWho has done nothing whatsoever for the city in the past 2+ years?Answer - Will
Very good Anon 9:13...
Okay Anon 9:13.. now what makes Cathy better?
Thank you to all who knocked out Bobbo! Finally, our voices have been heard.Thank you to the BLOGS for the opportunity to speak with out under the protection of anonymity.onemadmomma
good stuff when Poulin was on WSAR last nite,Hurricane disrespected him from the onset of the interview , classic spoiled brat footstomping.
I thought the Hurricane interview with Poulin went well, Poulin held his ground just like he did during their last interview and after the schooling and smackdown Hurricane got in the last interview I thought this time was a lot more civilized although of course Hurricane did try to come at him a little, but less than last time. Listen, everybody knows what WSAR's agenda is with this kid, attack, attack, attack. I didn't hear any ads for Poulin on WSAR and he still finished as high as he did. WSAR better smarten up quick and find out if their hate filled attack Poulin agenda led to him not placing ads or if it was just because he didn't do a lot of fundraising. If word gets out that you can win an election without advertising on WSAR then that station is going to get screwed by a lot of candidates and lose a lot of money. They need guys like Poulin to advertise a lot more than he obviously needs them if the election results are any indication. I think Herren learned his lesson and hopefully the two of them can get along now. I listened to Poulin during that last Hurricane interview and last night and watched him on tv at a council meeting standing up to Joe Camara. This is one guy that is not going to be bullied or take any crap and the best part is when you stand up to bullies they usually back down but most people don't have enough guts to do it. Finally we will get someone on the city council with brains and the guts to fight for us. Now if we can get some more like that on the council we will be doing great.
Sitting here listening to "da hurricane"... I can't even make out half of what he is saying... Might as well be saying: "Bob, I love you, I need you, I wanna have your baby."
Actually Poulin won without any advertising on WSAR and without lawn signs... His platform speaks for itself...
From and including: Tuesday, November 29, 2005To, but not including : Wednesday, September 16, 2009It is 1387 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end dateOr 3 years, 9 months, 18 days excluding the end dateSee it for yourself! http://massbbo.org/bbolookup.php?sl=flanagan&sf=william&sc=&soundex=&hit=3Is he qualified?
I believe Poulin's success was due more to name recognition than platform. I voted for Eric, and believe he will do a great job, but if voters really listened to what other candidates had to say, people like Miozza would have done better, and some of the incumbents would be out.It's apparent that shamrock and minions are upset that Flanagan beat their candidate. Get over it. You ask about Will, but ignore the last two years of Cathy. Do you remember her vote to tax rain, her vote dismissing several thousand people who signed a petition against a contract chief. And who can forget her quote during a city council meeting when she said she left Fall River and moved to Westport because she needed a break.
Wow reality check! I didn't support a candidate for mayor on my blog. Nor have I now.
I think attributing Poulin's success solely to name recognition is a slap in the face to the quality of his platforms both past and present and how active and engaged he has been since the last election, moreso than any other mayoral or council candidate. I also voted for Mike Miozza and believe he has a quality platform but didn't see him out working as hard as Eric Poulin, Kris Bartley or Dave Dennis. It is one thing to have a great platform but if you aren't out there meeting people and talking to them about it then you aren't going to do well. And I agree that Cathy has a lot of explaining to do. Bob didn't get his dirty deeds done alone, it was people like Cathy voting right along with him that helped to make it happen. Saying all of that Flanagan still worries me because his message a lot of the time is generic and not specific. Flanagan supporters better be careful too about bashing Poulin because I think he probably enjoyed a lot of support from ex Poulin supporters and the stigma of a young guy running for mayor is not what it was 2 years ago. Flanagan's people should be thanking Poulin for opening the door and paving the way and any votes he got based on people feeling guilty that they passed Poulin over a couple years ago but Flanagan isn't Poulin when it comes down to knowing issues to a great detail and with giving specifics and that will undoubtedly get pointed out if Flanagan's camp gets too cocky. Both Flanagan and Viveiros need to play nice with all of the other losing mayoral candidates as well as the successful city council candidates. It takes a village to win a race.
After the election..business as usual..same problems...same lack of money..same people in charge from behind the scenes
HERALD LOSER INTERNET HEADLINE:Flangan, Viveiros back on the campaign trailFlangan? Flangan? Lisa Stratton world's worst editor
This Sterile Loser Headline from tonight's web is even funnier.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Fall River shows improvment in MCAS
Vote, vote, vote!!! People need to learn HOW to vote. Don't mark 9 candidates just because you can! Just mark the top 2 or 3 choices, let's get these incumbents OUT. It starts with GETTING people out to vote (what a crappy showing of voters and we still won), and then teaching them HOW to vote. Follow the rule of 25. Tell 25 people how to vote and watch it spread.
Now we need to take back the city council! VOTE NEW! Don't Vote Incumbent!
Eric Poulin - Finished 4th - 4,394Dave Dennis - Finished 9th - 3,003Kris Bartley - Finished 11th- 2,698Mike Miozza - Finished 12th - 2,696Bob Boutin (2,558), Michael Canuel (2,554), John Brandt (2,385), and Joe Sousa (1,952) are good candidates too but the 4 newcomers listed above have the best shot at potentially unseating some of the incumbents. We need to throw our support behind these 4 individuals and the candidates that are further down on the list of 18 should also look at how realistic it is for them to win and consider throwing their supporters behind these people. Once you fall below the number 11 or 12 slot it is very difficult if not next to impossible to crack the top 9. Some people have too many votes to make up and if they really care about change should consider helping the other newcomers who finished a little bit higher. They can move their change agenda forward by helping others with the same agenda. If people don't join up and help each other then Lund, Camara, Casey, Pereira and Bigelow will win. No one should want to see that happen!
We need to vote for Poulin, Dennis, Miozza, Bartley, Boutin and Canuel so that the incumbents lose
Both anons 13:55 and 14:00 make excellent points (well, they make the same point). I just hope people (and those candidates) pay attention.
That is how I voted in the primary!Can you do the same analysis with the school committee?
Martins 5726Cadime 5295Roderick 4903Costa 4588Pavao 4430Maynard 4158Many incumbents McCoy could get beat here and some above need to be removed.McCoy 3744Galvao 3433Tyrrell 3013Rodrigues 2540Pearson 2365Farias 2101
It's not an attack on Poulin but the reality of Fall River politics. Some voters do take the time to listen to what the candidates have to say, but far too many do not, it is name recognition. If the majority of voters actually listened to what those running had to say and what they have done, please tell me what they could have possibly heard or seen from a the current slate of incumbents that warrants a vote.
Okay so how do we get some more name recognition for new councilors like Miozza, Bartley, Dennis, Poulin, Canuel, Boutin, Brandt and others? If Joe Camara, Linda Pereira, Mike Lund, Pat Casey and Brian Bigelow all get back on this City Council then I am going to sell all of my property in Fall River. I am not crazy about Leo Pelletier, Brad Kilby or Ray Mitchell either and won't be voting for them because I don't want to take votes away from the newcomers but I think they are a hell of a lot better than Camara, Pereira, Lund, Casey and Bigelow or the braindead five as I call them. If we were to get 6 newcomers along with Leo, Brad and Ray I could live with that. That's not too bad a city council.
Instead of voting for 5 or 6 newcomers what about 9?Newcomer list:1. Eric Poulin2. Dave Dennis3. Kris Bartley4. Mike Miozza5. Bob Boutin6. Mike Canuel7. Brian Dias8. John Brandt9. Joe SousaThe only newcomer that I left out was Don Berube and that's because Bob Correia endorsed him and told his supporters to vote for him in addition to all of the council incumbents but Leo Pelletier. That seemed like a good reason to leave him off the list. Bob Correia's 6 endorsements were:1. Joe Camara2. Linda Pereira3. Mike Lund4. Brian Bigelow5. Pat Casey6. Don BerubeLet's pick 6 or all 9 from the newcomer list and leave Bob Correia's 6 picks in the dark. I do think that Leo Pelletier, Brad Kilby and Ray Mitchell are less awful than the 6 above but they are going to get a lot of votes anyway, all of the new people need our votes more especially Poulin and Dennis who cracked the top 9. The only way they are going to stay there is with our votes. You can bet that Joe Camara and people like that are pissed at finishing at the bottom of the 9 when they usually finish at the top and will be trying to turn out his troops to vote. The only way these terrible incumbents win again is if we the people let them.
All these comments are very insightful.It is very unlikely that we will get rid of all 6 incumbent City Councilors.Finishing 1st, 5th, and 6th ... Pelletier, Bigelow, and Pereira should be safe.Finishing 7th, 8th, and 10th ... Casey, Camara, and Lund are very vulnerable.Candidates Dennis, Bartley, and Miozza are in striking distance of winning! So a newcomer list mentioned above and the strategy has to be simple enough as voting for challengers while denying incumbents, especially Casey, Camara and Lund.
Poulin and Dennis obviously had more support so perhaps they can convince supporters to also vote for Miozza and Bartley? Everyone needs to stick together, the plunking strategy is going to be selfish and ineffective if the goal is to knock out more than 1 incumbent. The 9 newcomers need to unite and you can't bash all incumbents or former councilors either because you will need their help. If Leo, Ray and Kilby aren't so bad then don't necessarily be going out and telling people not to vote for them but that doesn't mean you have to vote for them either unless you want to pick 1, 2 or 3 of them plus 8, 7 or 6 from the newcomer list. Trying to get out 5 or 6 incumbents is awful hard, people may need to look at Pereira, Bigelow, Lund, Casey and Camara and see which ones they can tolerate. I am not so sure that Lund and Camara are vulnerable and Bigelow isn't just by where they finished in the pre-lim. People need to look at where they finished in the pre-lim in 2007 and where they finished in the 2007 finals. I seem to recall Bigelow finishing around the same spot in this pre-lim as he did in the last but he fell to 10 in the last final election. It's going to be interesting to see but people definitely need to focus on voting newcomers and starting a campaign to pick off their most hated incumbent or incumbents. These blogs and comments do have power, people read them. The anyone but Bob campaign worked now we need to look at anyone but Joe Camara or something like that. Anyone but Lund. You get the idea.
And as far as being safe, everyone better work their ass off to win and the only one that is ever safe is Leo and maybe the top 3 spots are safe and right now that's Leo, Brad and Ray. Everything else is subject to change.
What could possibly be more awful than Leo Pelletier on the City Council?
We need to start working together. I like the idea of voting for 9, and voting for 9 fresh faces on the council.
At least Leo Pelletier didn't rubberstamp every single one of Bob's Correia's ridiculous proposals. I agree that Leo is not the brightest bulb but he was smart enough not to be led around by the nose by Bob Correia. What could be more awful than Leo on the Council? Let's see, that's an easy question, more awful than Leo on the Council would be Mike Lund or Joe Camara or Linda Pereira or Pat Casey or Brian Bigelow. Smarten up people. We need to focus on Correia's boys and girls. Without them he wouldn't have gotten his way all the time and sunk this city into a hole. People aren't making the connection that Correia didn't do it all by himself so these blogs and comments need to spell it out for them. Let the revolution begin!
Along with some fresh faces we deserve talk show hosts like Ric that are informed and ethical. Out with the dated, Faw Riva way of thought and in with coherent choices that promote the future of our city. The candidates do not have to subject themselves to WSAR anymore. If our station wants to stay relevant they should think about the image they are putting out there. Garbage in, garbage out!
WSAR had better stay unbiased now that Correia is out of the picture. When they let their bias show too clearly it is going to drive away candidates and others from advertising there or wanting to be on their station. Bob Karam needs to hire more professionals and chill out and let them do their thing instead of interefering constantly which everyone knows has been going on for years. Maybe that is why they can never keep any decent people at that place for any length of time. I do like Happy Hec but the few people that have been there for years let's be honest probably can't get jobs elsewhere. If they could they wouldn't be there working under the condition of being told what to do and say but if that crap starts to go away maybe they can start to have a professional station. I agree that Ric Oliveria did a great job with the election coverage and Hurricane not so much. Ric can lend a lot of credibility to WSAR, they need more like him but for that to happen the ownership is going to have to suck it up and decide do they want to use the station to beat up the politicians that don't agree with them or do they want it to be a professional radio station that can actually earn some real money?
I'm giving new people my votes on both council and school committee.Fresh start citywide.
"1. Eric Poulin2. Dave Dennis3. Kris Bartley4. Mike Miozza5. Bob Boutin6. Mike Canuel7. Brian Dias8. John Brandt9. Joe Sousa"This is something I can get on board with.
Pass it on...1. Eric Poulin2. Dave Dennis3. Kris Bartley4. Mike Miozza5. Bob Boutin6. Mike Canuel7. Brian Dias8. John Brandt9. Joe SousaIf people want to throw Leo Pelletier or Brad Kilby or Ray Mitchell somewhere in there as replacements for some of the newcomers I guess I'm okay with that as long as it doesn't hurt the newcomers who look like they might have a chance like Poulin, Dennis, Miozza and Bartley but we realy should be giving all newcomers a chance. Whatever happens do not give a single vote to Joe Camara, Linda Pereira, Mike Lund, Pat Casey or Brian Bigelow. All these people have done for 2 years is to rubberstamp Bob Correia's agenda which has put the city into the toilet. Bob is gone and now they have got to go! Bob Correia didn't do it alone. People need to remember that. Did you hear that firefighters, cops, dpw, city workers and everyone else? Bob didn't do it alone! Don't vote for the five that helped him ruin our city: Joe Camara, Pat Casey, Linda Pereira, Brian Bigelow, Mike Lund. No votes for any of them!
Want to know more about the Fab Five? Feel free to copy and paste and pass it on to friends, relatives and everyone under the sun. Joe "Yes Man" CamaraSchedules meetings on Friday afternoons when the public can't attend and then shuts down public input for those that do attend. Anything to push through his master Bob Correia's agenda. Pat "Two Facey" CaseyTells the firefighters she will be with them on the Fire Chief Issue and then votes against them.Mike "One and Done" LundWhy is this guy on the Council again? Oh yeah, to move forward his own personal agenda for his businesses Borden Light Marina and the Tipsy Seagull. What exactly has he done in 2 years besides vote 100% with Bob Correia and make awkward speeches using football references and comparing the city to the Patriots? Hey Mike, the voters are about to sack you. Like that football reference?Linda "Dice" Pereira Likes to make racist jokes, lie to her employers and then lie to the media and try to get them to lie for her. Specializes in campaign finance violations and then blows them off as no big deal. Even her own brother won't vote for her. Brian "Drummer Boy" BigelowCharms the pants off the blue- haired crowd by banging away on his drums and singing. Meanwhile there isn't much going on upstairs. Claims to be a whiz with numbers but demonstrated he wasn't at Mayor Correia's first neighborhood forum. Hasn't done anything in 2 years on the City Council except vote 100% with Mayor Correia. Only reason he got on the Council was Tom Kozak's resignation. His successes on the School Committee included signing off on Wayne Rego's illegal vacations at taxpayer expense.
RECOUNT ON THE WAY.
Picture it now, a grassroots revolution, standing amongst the signholders for the incumbents on election day November 3rd are people with homemade signs that say Vote 9 for change, Vote 9 for a fresh start! The names of the 9 are listed. Voters see the signs and are handed a paper with the 9 names on it before they enter their polling location. Just check off the 9, it's that's simple. Let the Revolution continue!
I like that idea. Where do I sign up?
linda pereira, thats a nice sign your brother has up on staffrod road, wonder what the story is behind it....
Don't have to sign up anywhere, just get the white cardboard and the black markers and stand outside the polling places on election day. Make copies of the 9 names and pass out to as many friends and family and others as possible. Send mass e-mails. Do whatever you can to encourage people to vote for change and for a fresh start. 1. Kris Bartley2. Bob Boutin3. John Brandt4. Mike Canuel5. Dave Dennis6. Brian Dias7. Mike Miozza8. Eric Poulin9. Joe Sousa
herald news will endorse flanagan because edit-ho lisa strattan would like him to be the next al herrenflanagan better have grandma issues if he wants that endorsement..or a paper bag
anonymous 20:04LOLA paper bag and a bigfoot fetish
If the Herald endorses Flanagan it will be because they realize they made a mistake two years ago by endorsing Bob Correia and they don't want to repeat it by endorsing the female Bob Correia.
did mr cathy anne viveiros also represent arthur frank in one of his bankcruptcies before he stopped praticing law?
Yes Arthur Frank and the Viveiros' are very tight so you can expect that hack to keep his job if female Bob gets into office. Not saying I am overly thrilled with Will Flanagan but the lesser of 2 evils has to prevail here. At least there is a chance he won't surround himself with hacks. A slight chance assuming he doesn't give any jobs to people with the last name Long.
Has Will or Cathy to allow Fiola to work in the private sector for once in his life. Maybe he can use his law degree.
Anonymous 1430dan long stephen long kristy long john long adrienne long perry long.......All fans of will on facebook
What crime or injustice has been committed by the Long family? That little insurance office has been on Eastern Ave for many years. The neighborhood hasn't crumbled yet. Will probably went to school with some of the Longs.
Here is a crimehttp://www.wickedlocal.com/westport/news/x1874995261/Probation-ordered-for-man-accused-of-larceny
I would be more worried that he worked for mike rodrigues!!This pales in comparison to what has been going on in govt ctr.
Kangaroo court what a coincidence arthur frank involved with the longs and not in a good way.
Quite frankly we need to have a long discussion about not allowing anyone with the last name Frank or Long to hold any position in city government. Change means keeping the same old hacks away from running the place. CAV and Will both need to understand that or we will give them the same lesson that we gave Bob Correia.
I'm not convinced long is a hack.
what is the story with rick pavao and the school commitee? Did he really get hired after filling out a job app stating he had a degree?Was he removed from teaching in the classroom when they found out he lied on the app was he later brought back in the Carlton Viveiros days and went on to leave the schools in ad 3million dollar defecit?
yes look into it, he went back to get his degree once he was found out and removed from teaching.
wow, so how does this affect their pensions if they are elected ?Mitchell and Pavoa?? Is it a Bob scenario all over again??
hit it right on nose
Saw THIS in a Sterile Snooze story about commuter rail."While many of the key elements of the deal were resolved in 2008, the long-standing debate on liability remained unresolved until this final agreement. As part of the agreement, CSX will contribute $500,000 to help defray cost of the liability insurance policy the MBTA carries for the entire commuter system. And in the event that an accident occurs involving a freight train and CSX is clearly at fault because of willful misconduct, CSX will be responsible to pay the deductible on the policy up to $7.5 million per accident."So CSX will pay $500,000? Out of what? What is the TOTAL? Sterile Snooze reporter is an idiot. I no longer subscribe to this rag AND I pulled my ads. I read it on line for laughs.
but you continue to read it on line and comment on a daily basis????? get over it.
LOL I thought the same thing as you, 22:37. Whoever 18:46 is obviously reads every article every day and then posts here about how he doesn't read it. Talk about a broken record. He's probably a subscriber AND an advertiser. LOL Anyway... I'll second the motion to "get over it" already... it's become tiring.
Anon 22:37 I didn't say I didn't read the Herren News, I said I didn't buy it but I read it on line for free for giggles.And your response is classic Fall River.If the paper sucks, just get over it.What if I want a paper that asks REAL questions?The same story about CSX says the train company signed a multi-year deal with the state.How many years? 5, 10, 1000?The story doesn't say
Has anyone heard the rumors that Fanagan has offered the Vet Agent job to Ray Hague and Chappys job to Tony Cordeiro
I have heard the following. The big deal that Flanagan has made is with Bob Correia. Bob has offered to endorse CAV. This of course will ruin CAV's chances.Then Flanagan will have to appoint Bob Correia to serve as state liason to Beacon Hill. His duties will include getting a bag of groceries on a daily basis from the state house. (He said he brought home the groceries)Flanagan also made a deal with CAV's husband...he will provide inside info andf after the election he will be made fire and police chief at the same time.As the rumors come in I will keep you informed.
Ray ran for mayor from the beginning in order to have the golden parach. He has the years in and just needs three good paying yrs. for his retirement. He has stated this to me on many occasions and I do not blame him. Go for it Ray. As for Tony, he will make more money by using Will by just supporting him, but he will leave him quick if he does not get what he wants. Tell me I am wrong!!
Stay away from the hangers on. Thus far Will is not following this advice. Jerry Donavan is also trying to find his candidate $$$$$$$$$$$.
Why would Tony Cordeiro want the job of City Administrator? So he can lose money? That's one of the most ridiculous rumors I have heard yet. The current Veteran's Agent though is horrible, just about anyone including Ray Hague would be a huge improvement. The vets hate Manny the current vets' agent and he does an awful job. Correia appointed a real hack here just like the grabass Community Development Director that he appointed but bringing back political hack Steve Long isn't the answer either. He got his job politically and lost it the same way. Boo hoo. Bob Correia is out which is great news. The next step is getting out his rubberstamps on the Council and School Committee. Difficult to do with virtually no one running in the School Committee race but there are a number of people running for City Council and some of them are even quality candidates. I know, insert audible gasp here. Will the people of Fall River actually vote in qualified candidates? What would happen if we had City Councilors that asked intelligent questions? What if the outside world stopped laughing at us because of our electing people like Bob Correia over and over again not to mention Joe Camara, Pat Casey, Linda Pereira, Brian Bigelow and Mike Lund?
Karam is with cav
Sal DiMasi supports will
You have the crook part right,karam and dimasi but they both support cav
CAV is making the right move by contacting Karam and asking for his support. CAV is going to win this race by a landslide.
sound like a bob supporter to me and look what happened there.don't understimate the voters.
steve long got canned because he bad mouthed mayor correia, and that is inside info folks....
No, No, No, Long got canned from CD for the right reasons. Correia did the right thing. Long was strong arming contractors in order to line his friends pockets. Bottom Line. Larry Couto...Tony Cordeiro...may I say more. Dion has been running that office and should continue!!!
You may say many things about Correia. One thing he DID NOT DO is fire people who bad mouth him. Give me a break. Long was the only guy fired by Correia. Long had it coming. The reason he got that well paying job was because Tony called in a favor to Lamber. CD has a lot of $$$$$. Perfect for Tony.
Correction...Long got fired and Glisson got fired. Both actions by Correia that I agree with.
I personally know a contractor that was told by Long that if Couto was not hired for the plumbing work...that this contractor would never get another job by CD. Long is a crook.
I don't hear about Community Development falling apart, guess whoever is running the show now must be doing a good job. Long got the job on a favor and lost it when he fell out of favor. I agree with saying boo hoo. Not going to cry over someone losing their job who wasn't doing a good job anyway. Getting rid of him and Glisson were probably the only 2 things that Bob Correia did right.
Thank you. Correia was the victim of himself first and second a real real real bad economy. Oh third, the unions; who refuse to realize that they are in the job of public service...not self service. It is a sad commentary on our community. I will close by saying that no one is going to convince me that Correia is not a good human being.
More 9c cuts in 2010. More hard times and more layoffs. Please people vote for experience and vote for CAV. She has a tough job ahead of her. I respect Will, but, not as a Mayor at 28 yrs.
I was at the book store today. I read an interesting line. It said, "if you can read this, you should thank your teacher, if you cannot read this, you should thank you teacher's union.
Since we are kind of talking about CD Rec, whoever is in charge of the facility maintenance is doing a terrible job, and for quite some time. Currently there is an old nasty couch piled with trash and surrounded by trash, outside of the cd rec building, blocking a good chunk of the sidewalk. It has been there for one week. There is no tag on it from DPW indicating it is for pickup so I am guessing it will be sitting there for quite some time. The building grounds are habitually nasty. It is great that they plant sparse marigolds out front but it doesn't mask the fact that I often can't walk up the sidewalks around the building because of the mounds of trash they leave out (not in barrels I might add). It is gross!
Shamrock, you are totally missing the point. CD is big $$ and Long...Cordeiro and Company are waiting to jump at it. Tony has raised 18K this week for Will. It is not due to the fact the he supports him as a CHANGER!!!!
I don't think I am "totally missing the point" by raising another point. CD Rec is a dump. I am, however, increasingly concerned with the amount of money that get channeled through Community Development. That might be an interesting expose'.Also, I will find out when the next campaign reports are due. I will try my best to post them.
Shamrock, yes look into how all the city events are funnelled through CD REc's non profit status.Where is the accounting on what is spent??
Also check Karam "donations" to CAV.
total ($2,525.00)Anthony Cordeiro donations to correia since 2001 .
Karam contributions to correia since 2001.$11,400.00
Saw this on Herald News comments after stupid Sterile Loser mistake RealityinFR17 hours agoReport Abuse Hey Jay,,, if you want to write for the HN,,,,,,please smarten up ,,, its NOT 'President's Ave.' ,,,,, never has been and never will be. Get it right will ya?? Where the heck did you come from? PRESIDENT AVE. !!! Looks like more people are catching on: Sterile Snooze is a s***t rag
Dude... I read that HN comment... I thought it was you... now I know it was you... Dude, you have a sickness... you're obsessed.Take a pill... chill out... go to therapy... go to a hypnotist... ENOUGH ALREADY... we're sick of it!
Dude... I read that HN comment... I thought it was you... now I know it was you... Dude, you have a sickness... you're obsessed.Take a pill... chill out... go to therapy... go to a hypnotist... ENOUGH ALREADY... we're sick of it!I'm sick because I don't want my newspaper to suck?Take a pill? Chill out? Therapy?Wouldn't it be easier for the Sterile Snooze to just hire qualified reporters who don't make stupid mistakes in every story?
He doesn't get it. Just ignore him.
Anon 8:36You are probably the "reporter" who thinks there is a "Presidents" Avenue.Try to actually learn from your mistakes.
the karams and many others will always donate to all candidates that look promising, they cover their backs so that they can callin a favor if needed, thats politics folks.. nothing new, same ole good o le boy network.....
someone told me that tim mccoy went bankrupt. don't know if its true but should be looked into. with health problems as well causing him to miss a bunch of meetings and being a puppet for king bob do we really need this guy? if this is true this guy is a mess and needs to pull himself out of trying to run our schools into the ground.
Todays Front Page Herald NewsSchool Committee Candidate Response to The DESE Recovery Plan:Shawn Cadime- Did not respondVictor Farias- Did not respondAndrew Galvao- Did not respondTim McCoy- did not respondRobert Pearson- did not respondMarilyn Roderick- did not respond??????????????????????????????????
Hurricane and the mayors grandaughter are a hot couple around town anyone feel thats a ethical breach????
Hurricane and Krystin Correia..Fall Rivers First couple ..I Want to PUKE..Mayors Granddaughter ..whats Hurricane building his political base to take over for the Bobfather!!
Yeah ..they went to New York City they definately are a couple its the worst kept secret in the city...he also has a linda perriera sticker on his car ?
did grandpa bob pay for the trip with war chest funds?
You people are pathetic
Don't forget that the trial of the century is supposed to be Sept.30th. Will Mike Herren get hit with a slap on the wrist as is what usually happpens to all of the Herrens or will a judge finally believe that one of the Herren boys needs to learn a lesson and give him some actual jail time where he can think about his mistakes and maybe learn from them and turn his life around?
Yeah right trial of century...the police work on this case was a joke..the alleged victim recently arrested for beating up his mother and been arrested in rhode Island for breaking and entering..Sorry for all the Herren haters but this time aint going to be the time..the kid is a creep and Herren was right thats why the DA didnt want it
Why are people worrying about Hurricanes love life.People need to get a life!!
If you are going to investigate Kristyn's life I suggest you get the spelling right first off.
What is this the gossip celebrity blog?Herrens relationships now?Give me a break!!!
HURRICANE FOR MAYOR!!!
TROUBLE IN PARADISE FOR HURRICANE HIS GIRL THE GRAND DAUGHTER TALKING ABOUT LEAVING HIM ON FACE BOOK...GETTING DOGGED ON FACE BOOK..BAD!!
Hurricane getting dogged on fb,maybe he should ask for a refund for the carriage ride in central park lol lol
Seriously...can you get anymore pathetic! Do you not have a life of your own, is that why you are obsessed with Mike and Kristyn! Why is this even making blogs?? I am sure there are better things you could be spending your time doing like maybe doing some research on the 2 idiots running for mayor! Which one is more likely to run this city into the ground the fastest? Or maybe which one will promise the most throughout the rest of their campaign and not follow thru on any of it! Dont you think that is a little more important!! Is it any of your business what goes on in their or anyones relationship for that matter. Absolutely not!! But just for the sake of shutting you up! Mike didnt get dogged on facebook or dumped...Mike and Kristyn are together and are the happiest ever!
If people have a question or a concern, maybe they should confront Mike or Kristyn rather then make their own assumptions on these blogs. People quote with no intentions and that is what I think was done here. People need to stop being crazy about other peoples lives and worry about their own. Enough saig, leave em' alone!
why would anyone care about hurricane's girlfriend????????
because its the bobfathers granddaughter thats why plus shes real young!!!
The HURRICANE + KRYSTEN THE BOBFATHERS G-DAUGHTER =TRAINWRECK !! I KNOW OF BOTH THERE REPUTATIONS AND THEY ARE INCAPABLE OF LOVING ANYONE BUT THEMSELFS IT WILL END BADLY AND WE CAN ALL HAVE A GOOD LAUGH!!
somebody should call the mayor and see what he has to say about this??how young is she anyway??
So why does it matter who a talk show host dates? And for the record she is at least 23.So why does it matter how pretty the candidates sign holders are?If thiws mattered Paul Viveros would hire strippers to hold signs for his useless candidacies So why does it matter if a blogger with an anonimous name is actually a candidate for city council?This is the best rumor of the year actually!So why does it matter? It realy doesn't but we like to read crap about people, it is entertaining and fun and better than reruns of the School Committee meetings.NOw I ask for you to focus on waht really matters. If you were to have a TV show based on our current city councilors, who would play who?I think the old sheriff from Dukes of Hazard could od a good job as Leo!
So why does it matter if a blogger with an anonimous name is actually a candidate for city council?This is the best rumor of the year actually!Since it is the best rumor of the year which city council candidate is it and which blog do they run? Fall River-tastic or A View from Battleship Cove? Do tell all knowing anonymous.
well which ever blogger it is, they have my vote for city council !!annie nominous
HEY THEY LOOK GOOD TOGETHER..I SAW THEM AT THE RAW MARTINI A FEW WEEKS AGO IVE KNOWN MICHAEL FOR AWHILE AND THIS GIRL REGARDLESS OF WHO SHE IS IS CLEARLY MAKING HIM HAPPY!!!
shes a young hottie she used to waitress at the regretta shes funny and a nice girl..good for you hurricane age is just a nimber
Hi, my name is Eric Poulin, Candidate for Fall River City Council. I received a phone call today from a supporter alerting me to a number of comments that were being made about me on a few blogs related to Fall River. Let me take a moment to address some past and present rumors that have been and that are being aggressively marketed. I am employed. I haven’t lived with my parents since July 2004. I am not the Father of anyone’s child. I am not Lefty or Shamrock. In general, they have both been mostly positive about my candidacy for office but you would have to ask they why. I write letters to the editor when I have something to say and I sign my name to them. I can understand why not everyone is willing to do that because if people don’t like what you have to say they might start marketing rumors that you are unemployed, live with your parents and father children throughout the city. I am tough though. I can take the scrutiny. I did not drop out of the Mayor’s race. I am not dropping out of the City Council race. I apologize if that bothers anyone. I do have “an agenda.” It is a reform agenda. I have clearly articulated my position on a number of issues since 2007 and will continue to do so. If people are afraid that I will try to follow through with my reforms if I get elected then you are correct to be afraid because I will. I am willing to meet with anyone face-to-face to answer any questions or to address any additional rumors, just go to www.hopeforfallriver.net and provide your name and number in the Citizen Input section and we can set up a meeting. That would be the best way to contact me since I don't anticipate responding to any additional false rumors through this blog. Thank you. –Eric Poulin
rock on hurricane lets stop all the haters!!!!
can people just mind there own business, i know michael and krysten, they are both great people. their should be no reason why to people that like each other have to listen to all of this stupidity that you guys write. if you worried as much about your own life than theirs, this city would be a better place.
leave mike and krystens relationship to them, would you like mike or anyone else write about yours, I don't think so.
keep your head up krysten and hurricane ..it takes alot of balls to have your bussiness put out there on the the street and continue to hang in there .people are jealous and hateful.dont let them bring you down stay strong.
THE RUMOR MUST BE TRUE HURRICANE CHANGED HIS RELATIONSHIP STATUS ON FACEBOOK...HOW YOUNG IS SHE?DID SHE GO TO COLLEGE?HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN KEEPING IT SECRET?
Mike can you stop posting already? We don't care about you or your girlfriend. Quit posting a million times to make it appear as if people care. You are such a whore for attention. You just want people talking about you.
Thanks anon, I was just going to say who cares, and whomever is posting in all caps must be one of hurricanes facebook friends if they can see his status!
you people on here are all jerkoffs. it makes me sick to read all these biased opinions of mike and anyone who has anything to do with him. mike is a good guy that has done a lot for many people. if you havent been one of the people he has helped them im sorry you have the wrong idea of the man. what he does in his personal life is not something that should be put on a blog. especially as dumb as this one. also you people have the audacity to criticize someone who has given 30 years to the city of fall river as he goes out the door. its all fair game with the first amendment but have some respect for someone who has put their body of work on the line for the citizens of fall river for as long as bob corriea has. maybe he wasnt the right guy for the job, but he had a ton of issues stacked against him as soon as he stepped in the door. we will see how good life is when we elect a new mayor who is going to face the same issues if not worse. this mess isnt going to be cleaned up anytime soon, and someone who sided with bob (cav) on many issues and some baby faced bozo (flanagan)arent going to all of a sudden eliminate these problems. get off the ignorance and look at the facts. cities like fall river are all facing the same problem and not me the mayor or you are going to be able to solve them. wake up and smell the coffee fall river!p/s: how long, or should i say how many more laid off police or firemen, 9c cuts, budget shortfalls is it going to take for you people to start wanting to get rid of this mayor?
Listen the word is out about how sick, sad and pathetic the Hurricane is. People are getting tired of getting phone calls before the show and during the breaks asking them to call in and even to call in and pretend to argue with him. People are getting sick of seeing comments here written over and over in the same poor style, the style of a kid that was passed through Durfee because of his basketball abilities and not his academic abilities. You think posting comments here is somehow going to keep your name out there and keep you popular and draw a bigger audience to your feeble radio show? No one cares who you are dating, and it's interesting that you hated Bob Correia in 2007 when you were a Brad Kilby man and then once WSAR starts signing your paychecks you do a total 360 and you kiss his ass to the point where you are now dating his family. Great, good for you, no one cares. Move on and stop posting here unless you are going to sign in under the name Hurricane and contribute something that is actually relevant to the topic of the blog. You crave attention so much it is really quite sad, the sign of someone that needs to spend some time on a couch with a good doc working out how he became so screwed up.
No one is going to fix the city in the next 2 years. Due to the current economic climate and also the way bob handled the city for the past 2 years!!I will take either candidate over Bob. The next mayor is just going to put a band-aid on the problem until it can be fixed. Stop the bleeding.In the meantime, I want the person in office who will do the least amount of damage this time around.Charlotte Despard
Public Organizational for Will Flanagan7:00PM Tonight Sept.30Liberal ClubCome Meet Will for yourself!Bring Friends and neighborsEveryone welcome!
I cannot beleive the post about me and/or my family on this blog. I am proud of my freinds, I picked them wisely, and my family. Tony Cordiero and Larry Couto are both my close friends and are very successful busineessmen. Both choose to live in this city when they could easily live elsewhere. They have invested thier time, money and energy right here in this city and for that thet are subject to ridicule. They are successful inspite of thier political involvement not because of it. No one speaks of thier charitable contributions or other good deeds. This is all nonsense. I am proud of my accomplishments at Community Development and will discuss this with anyone who wants to know the truth. It is a matter of public record. To say I strong armed any contractor is just a bold face lie. To call me a crook is just plain defamation, and slander. It just did not ever happen.I have been a city resident for most of my life. I choose to live in this city and I feel a moral and civic responsibilty to be involved in the political process. My success has come from hardwork, perserverance, and a never give up attitude. To attribute that to anything else is just fooling yourself.It seems people would like to think that success comes from hanging out with politicians, well your wrong. Politicians want to be with successful people it is the nature of the beast. You got it backwards. But I guess on this blog that is par for the course.Stephen R. LongPrivate and ProudCitizen of Fall River, MA
Dear Mr. Long,Are you getting your job back if Mr. Flanagan is elected Mayor? Could you tell us if a deal has already been cut? Also, don't you think Mike Dion is doing a great job running Community Development? Didn't he do a great job running it while you were there too? If he did a good job of running the place before Bob Correia gave you the boot and if he is still doing a good job after you've left then why shouldn't he keep the job? Would you decline the offer and consent to staying a private and proud citizen even if Mr. Flanagan becomes Mayor and offers you your old job back?
I have supported Mr. Flannagan since his announcement I have not been promised any job. I have not had any discussions about any positions at City Hall. Mike Dion is a very capable individual and I take offense when you say he ran it while I was there. We instituted many changes at CDA including procedures to perpetuate the mission of CDA in case of the elimination of any individual through death or termination. Those policies and procedures seem to have worked well. Much work was done and seems under appreciated but, again that is the nature of public service, a thankless job which many think is easy. It is not!I have signed my name here and find it strange you won't sign yours. To discuss all that was accomplished during my tenure at CDA in this forum is not something I care to do nor do I wish to perpetuate this blog by responding to unfounded accusations and annonymous opinions, and conspiracy theorist.I will be more than happy to discuss any details of CDA, my relationships with my freinds political and otherwise, and any topic publiclly face to face with any reponsible individual anytime. Stephen R. Long
Steve dont sweat it they hate everyone they are pathetic losers who have no life .Right Keri? Keri is back and spreading her nasty hateful venom and she dont care who she lies hurts or slanders
It appears more like a negative campaign against flanagan , hmm.
yeah right hurricane begging for calls...i was listening last friday they had 160+ calls in one hr
WoW, this Blog just got interesting!Thank you!!!
I'm not keri and not srpeading any lies so don't generalize an entire blog because of a few.
Liberal Club7:00PM tonight Sept. 30Come to an Organizational Meeting for Will FlanaganOpen to the PublicCome Meet Our Next Mayor
sure 160 calls to see what color you want the bridge painted
How pathetic that heren continues to blog about himself. she cant be that nice of a girl or she would have nothing to do with a career scum
160 calls in an hour works out to about 2.66 calls per minute or roughly a little more than 20 seconds per call. And that's on a full 60 minutes, not including station breaks and commercials. How substantial can a 20 second phone call be? Maybe 160 calls to the station were made, but NO WAY they all made it on air. And if that's the case, how many of those calls were made by the same people over and over, like "Grandma" and "Little General" and whatever other Howard Stern wannabe "Wack Pack" nutjobs?Mike Herren is a dick bag and so is the rest of his whole effed up family. Sometimes I wish Al, Mike and Little Chrissy would all drive off a cliff in the same car, like the O'Doyles in Billy Madison. O'Doyle rules, indeed!
17:45.... I do not this Herren family personally, but in their defense as human beings. You sir or madame are the evil one. Your spew is digusting and furthermore isthe very reason society is rotting to the core. Shame on you, and I hope that you and your holiness find yourself always on the right side of everything, you know PERFECTION. Something no one can attain! But apparently you think you have.Moxie
A ride in central park?Bob must be bullsh*t that this dirtball is using his granddaughter to try to look good cause of his long criminal history. This guy is desperate to keep the stupid raido show, this poor dumb girl if he wasnt in troble he would have put he on a donkey at ruggles park. he shold go to jail.
Comments (5)FRBRED2 days agoMiletone ??? You've got to be kidding me. Have some pride... Spell check.Found this on Sterile Loser comments.More and more people are figuring out this dying paper is a s**t rag with reporters who never graduated high school
heard Mayah Bob got a 2 or 3 day a week job on state level from state cronies, and he sold the family gas station in the south end for a million plus dollars,, and he on vacation this week.??nice... life is good....
hey hater ..get a life worry about what you have or dont have!!
must be true!!!
im not hating anyone, just stating the facts, time will prove there are more stories to come of all this, it jsut never ends.... politics suk....
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