Monday, August 31, 2009

What will Bob's excuse be this time?

Bob's track record for attending debates indicates that he will not be attending any debate this time. His slick new campaign consultant/handler said last week that Correia will attend Thursday nights debate at BCC. However, the Herald News is now reporting that, "Correia has also said he may be unable to attend a second forum scheduled for this Thursday." ...shocker

Just further evidence that Bob Correia doesn't care about the democratic process.

Finally, I question the decision making skills of anyone supporting Bob Correia. Next time they are up for election, I will remember that elected officials such at District Attorney Sam Sutter and Register of Deeds Bernard McDonald actively supported Bob Correia.

Candidates Forum

Candidates Forum:
for City Council and School Committee Candidates
Steve Camara for Mayor Headquarters
(Corner of Bank and North Main Street)
Wednesday, September 2nd 6:00pm
Come ask questions and meet the candidates.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Village Idiot

“If anyone doesn’t understand how critical the rail is to our future there must be something mentally and physically wrong with them,” Correia said. Herald News 8/5/09

So the the South Main library isn't handicap accessible, so Bob originally scheduled his neighborhood meeting in a non handicap accessible building, but this statement takes his disrespect for the disabled to a whole new level.

And in true Bob Correia fashion, at the last neighborhood forum, he refused to back down from his idiotic statement. He has a real knack for making a bad situation worse.

video

You are probably not feeling too happy after watching that last clip (unless you are Bob Correia). Maybe this will cheer you up; I call it "campaign promise"

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mayoral debate tomorrow (minus the actual mayor)

UPDATE: LOCATION CHANGE - The Forum will now be held at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God (right near the elks) at 4321 North Main Street.
Reminder:
Mayoral Candidates' Forum on Neighborhood Issues
Monday, August 24th at 7:00 pm
Elks Hall, 2400 North Main Street, Fall River
Sponsored by Save Our Neighborhoods

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mayor Correia Gives Up the Fight


Months ago, my former blog colleague, FRC, and I got into an argument over differing translations of what Bob Correia said, at a meeting of the Coalition for the Responsible Siting of LNG organization. FRC thought Bob said "I will do everything humanly possible to stop LNG." I thought Bob said, "I will do everything minimally possible to stop LNG." It is very difficult to translate Bob Correia speak, but it turns out I was right (sorry FRC).

At Bob Correia's Thursday night "neighborhood forum," a citizen asked Bob if he was committed to the fight against LNG at Weaver's Cove. Bob noted that the city of Fall River can no longer afford to pay the lawyers to fight it and that he has turned the issue over to our part time assistant corporation counsel, John Coughlin. Mayor Correia, who has accepted campaign contributions from Hess representatives in the past, is doing "everything minimally possible" to stop the siting of LNG at Weaver's Cove.

This was the first time I heard that Bob took away the funding to fight LNG...did anyone else know about this?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What happened to Father Travassos Park?

People have been talking about the recent, surprise, "remodel" and paving of a big chunk of Father Travassos Park. The park, located behind Espirito Santo School/Church, was home to a soccer field, a basketball court, and a nice open grassy area for picnics and general enjoyment. However, the soccer field of the PUBLIC park has recently been fenced in and features a "No Trespassing" sign, and most of that grassy space is now asphalt. My thought on this, of course, is; what has Bob Correia done now?! What favor is he paying back and whose vote is he buying with our public park land?


So what the the heck is going on here - a public park that belongs to all residents of the city is paved and the soccer field is now not open to the public?

Here is a birds eye view of the park before the paving and fencing (click to enlarge)

And here are some (non birds eye) shots after the paving and fencing




The Fall River property info on the location which shows it is city property


Below: City property map of the park and google map - before the paving
I have been told that the pavement was intended as a parking facility for the soccer field, which is now not open to the public. What happened here? How was this done without any public input? That was rhetorical because clearly Bob Correia doesn't prefer public input before changing public land.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Herald News Online v. Print

I usually read the online edition of the Herald News, however, today I read both the print edition and the online edition. I was concerned to find the online and print versions of an article differed. The print edition of the article about the Bob Correia's forum last night completely cut off the last two paragraphs that follow:

"Stefani Koorey, involved in the city’s art and history scenes, jumped at a chance to ask what Correia meant earlier in the forum when he said he let managers run their departments because he was not qualified to. 'What are you qualified for?' she asked.

The mayor said he doesn’t know how to run a police or fire department but that he can do his own job well. 'I never said I wasn’t qualified to run this city'.”


Online Version Of The Article HERE

Paper Version (click to enlarge)

Did the Herald run out of space in the paper? Or, are they purposely excluding material from the print version of the paper? I'm a little concerned that there are 2 different versions of the newspaper.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

KUDOS!

Kudos to whoever rented an airplane to fly anti-bob sentiments over the waterfront today! It says "Take Back Pride 'City Wide' Vote Bob Correia out September 15th." It is flying out there now if anyone wants to take a look.