Thursday, March 26, 2015

Will O'Brian drop a dime on DeLeo?

The Globe is reporting that the Fed's are asking former probation chief John O'Brian to testify on who and what about the hiring scandal involving un-named politicians and Speaker DeLeo. The Fed's may have to offer O'Brian immunity to force him to tell all. O'Brian still could face perjury charges if he lied to the Grand Jury.

DeLeo still maintains he's done nothing wrong, but in the court of public opinion, he's as guilty as his last three predecessors. Way more people are involved in the scheme and perhaps in 2015 we will find out who they are and how they helped DeLeo maintain power and still does today.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Justice for Kim Parker

Those of you who have seen the many articles and interviews with my partner Steph Deeley will be pleased to know that, the 39 month long saga for justice for Steph's sister Kim has come to an end. In a 4 day trial, a jury found Rich Parker guilty of chargers that Judge Chin told the court room, " a bad case of domestic violence". While the trial reveled many facts that have been ignored into how Kim Parker died, it should be noted that Steph and her family will never give up on the pursuit of justice for their beloved sister.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nobscot Shopping Center

What a great turn out there was at the neighborhood meeting last night at Heritage. The presenters did a great job in explaining the research that went into the presentation. Some in the crowd grew impatient with the presenters and started to ask questions.  The shopping center has been mostly vacant for years and the owners have paid little attention to the overall appearance, which just makes neighbors even more angry. As all the research seems to indicate, a variety of business's could do well in the center, but as as most of us who have lived here any length of time know, a grocery store is the one thing we need the most in Nobscot and is the one thing we will never see, thanks to the greed of the building owner.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Time to fix Goverment Access TV

Our Mission
The Government Channel is committed to making local government
more accessible to all residents.

As you may know, the primary mission of The Government Channel
network is to provide live gavel-to-gavel coverage of Board of Selectmen,
Planning Board and Framingham Town Meetings. However, when those
boards are not meeting, the Government Channel provides coverage of
a variety of public affairs events.

For those of you who try to stay informed  about what goes on in Town Government
and are constantly turned off by the lack of quality in Gov Access programming, you are not alone.

For more than 10 years, I've begged the powers that be to hold accountable the Gov Access personal to a higher standard than what we've seen in the past years. No matter how bad the programming gets- no sound, bad sound, can't see what presenters are talking about, power point slides not clear, no titles, no dates, bad lighting - no one seems to want to resolve any issues at all. Keep in mind, out of your cable bills every month goes money to Gov Access, Public Access and the School channel. They all get around $280,000 a year to fulfill a commitment from Congress that said in 1996, cable providers must allow and pay for access to the air waves for Schools, Government and the Public. 

While cable rate payers have hundreds of channel options to choose from, none are as badly produced and aired as our Government Channel is. To add insult to viewer injury, Government Access is now producing and airing shows that have nothing to do with the Government and are little more than poorly produced home videos or info commercials for commercial business This is NOT what Government Access is supposed to be and rate payers should demand better.