Friday, January 2, 2015

The Great Wall on Water Street... another law suite

Haven't seen that much equipment in long time. And the details.... they make my argument for professional flagers. What a massive project and is it me or do those newly built house's look to be 10 feet from the wall? Was that a zoning exemption?

The wall is coming together, just in time for the bridge closer. I just wished they would have tried to capture the water and made electricity in the bridge replacement. The traffic in my hood will be a challenge and may need speed risers to slow down the drivers already late because of the bridge closer. Watch for plenty of neighborhood complaints around the school area. And let's hope that the contractor selected, finishes on time, this time.

Many of us heard little of the sexual assaults in the HS in 2011-12. And perhaps the reason may well be that officials did not want that news to be headlines with legs. A former teacher is accusing the School Board, Stacey, Welch and Convery of a coverup of sorts. And a complaint against the district through the US Education Dept of Civil Rights. As a co-operative result, the Framingham Schools agree to file compliance and monitoring reports showing they were up to Title 1X. I wonder why we weren't doing it before?

Look for this to be trouble for the administration as damages will play a part in the settlement. Along with a black mark on the resume.


At January 6, 2015 at 12:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many pending lawsuits are there currently in Framingham because our Selectmen seem to think we are above the law?

At January 6, 2015 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

It's all about the lack of oversight and cover-up in many of the cases. No one at the top seems to want to break the cycle of litigation. Perhaps it's time to get a second legal opinion before we increase the income of town counsel.

At January 7, 2015 at 11:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That raises a new question. How much has the town really paid to Petrinin in 2014, 2013, and 2012? Is that a number publically available?

At January 8, 2015 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...


Not sure if that number is public knowledge. I know we (TM) have approved and increase in the Town's legal revolving budget. But how much in total did Petrini get for those years is unknown to me. I will say that I have heard he billed the town over a million dollars last year. Again, only rumors.


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