Ward II Race

Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

26 Oct 2017, 13:25 #21

NightStalker wrote: and people wonder why no one runs for office.
I think being a school principal might be worse.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

26 Oct 2017, 18:55 #22

Damon wrote:
NightStalker wrote: and people wonder why no one runs for office.
I think being a school principal might be worse.
Well, the pay is sure a hell of a lot better!!!!
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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drinkycrow
Joined: 10 May 2007, 13:48

26 Oct 2017, 19:19 #23

gloman wrote:
Sacred Cod wrote: Rode by what used to be Middleton Playground today, where basketball was once played at the highest levels, where street hockey was played all winter, where kids met and played everyday after school, on weekends, and all summer long, where the Portuguese parish priest would come by in the summer, sit down with the kids at the picnic tables and play whist. There are no longer any kids playing any sports there. It is now nothing but a parking lot with a some swings and a climbing structure. The once active court, by city order, was dissected with a fence, and its hoops pulled down. John Giacalone was the city councilor at the time who championed the crusade to alleviate the annoying noise of basketballs bouncing and killed this once upon a time gem and superior quality, outdoor, summer basketball league with it. 
Now I see his son's campaign signs posted next to it's entrance. The last thing this neighborhood needs is to be reminded of Giacalone's deed, or another Gaicalone.
The same could be said of Bob Whynot!  Here is a guy while city clerk forgot to turn in the paperwork to mitigate the train horn that disturbs us all.  Wanted to give guns to Animal Control to shot coyotes in the middle of the city.
Was on the Council when our bond rating was almost junk status.
Whose major reason for running is to make up the salary he lost when fired from the Sheriff Dept.
We need forward thinkers on the Council not retreads.
Foward Thinkers Onboard. 🙄
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

26 Oct 2017, 20:16 #24

This isn't a Ward II thing, just a general campaigning question.

If a candidate's campaign flyer/mailer has a picture of the candidate with another public official - no text about the photo, just the photo - do you take that as an endorsement of the candidate by the public official?
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

26 Oct 2017, 20:26 #25

Well...that is certainly what the candidate is wanting us to think.  I would think they would ask permission and in that case the public official should know that it will be considered an endorsement.  Sometimes a public official endorses more than one candidate (such as in the at-large race) so it seems best to not go that route with campaign flyer/mailers in my opinion.  If a public official feels strongly, they can write a LTE.
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

26 Oct 2017, 21:23 #26

Well...that is certainly what the candidate is wanting us to think.

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I agree with that but it wouldn't influence my vote.
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

26 Oct 2017, 21:28 #27

gloman wrote:
harbordog wrote: The property at 84 Main St. was purchased in April 2017.  Very interesting timing on the coverage by the GDT.  The more important question is not who is Ken Hecht, the public face of these investments, but who is his development partner Richard Kohn and what is his agenda?  
The proposed art space for rent without living space is not what the artist's groups have been asking for.  It is live/work space that is valuable to them.
Right on the money 🤑
As I read the zoning ordinance, off street, on lot, parking must be provided, one space for each unit in Central Business if it is to be residential. This may just plain be impractical.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

26 Oct 2017, 21:36 #28

flounda wrote: Well...that is certainly what the candidate is wanting us to think.

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I agree with that but it wouldn't influence my vote.
It wouldn't influence mine unless I was undecided between two, liked them both and had great respect for the opinion of the endorser.  
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gloman
Joined: 25 Jan 2008, 05:11

27 Oct 2017, 00:37 #29

Karly wrote:
flounda wrote: Well...that is certainly what the candidate is wanting us to think.

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I agree with that but it wouldn't influence my vote.
It wouldn't influence mine unless I was undecided between two, liked them both and had great respect for the opinion of the endorser.  
Whynot is a joke.  He has NO new ideas and will do nothing to make this city attractive to business or young families.
Here's a man who says we should ban plastic bags because seniors need them to line their trash cans.
Give us a break!  Gloucester's Don Trump.
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Cathy (Admin)
Joined: 13 Aug 2005, 09:30

27 Oct 2017, 01:11 #30

Several councilors have heard from seniors about the plastic bag ban.  And retailers.  While I love the idea of never again seeing a plastic bag flapping in the breeze on tree, it's a complicated issue.  There is a valid argument being made that it's a littering issue, not a plastic bag issue.

For those who care, there have been an interesting couple of voting-related data dumps posted in response to City of Glo Public Records requests:

https://gloucester.nextrequest.com/requests


Re:  endorsements.  This :

orlando_flyer018.jpg
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

27 Oct 2017, 01:43 #31

gloman wrote:
Karly wrote:
flounda wrote: Well...that is certainly what the candidate is wanting us to think.

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I agree with that but it wouldn't influence my vote.
It wouldn't influence mine unless I was undecided between two, liked them both and had great respect for the opinion of the endorser.  
Whynot is a joke.  He has NO new ideas and will do nothing to make this city attractive to business or young families.
Here's a man who says we should ban plastic bags because seniors need them to line their trash cans.
Give us a break!  Gloucester's Don Trump.
Who was talking about Whynott?  We were answering Cathy's question about candidates having flyers with photos of other officials in them.
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Sigurdr
Joined: 13 Nov 2007, 00:46

27 Oct 2017, 13:10 #32

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Several councilors have heard from seniors about the plastic bag ban.  And retailers.  While I love the idea of never again seeing a plastic bag flapping in the breeze on tree, it's a complicated issue.  There is a valid argument being made that it's a littering issue, not a plastic bag issue.

For those who care, there have been an interesting couple of voting-related data dumps posted in response to City of Glo Public Records requests:

https://gloucester.nextrequest.com/requests


Re:  endorsements.  This :

orlando_flyer018.jpg
I would be interested in seeing the Mayor's response to whether this constitutes an endorsement.
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

27 Oct 2017, 14:50 #33

I would ask the mayor herself if she was behind that apparent endorsement of Joe O. Stand back out of range though.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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gloman
Joined: 25 Jan 2008, 05:11

27 Oct 2017, 14:58 #34

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Several councilors have heard from seniors about the plastic bag ban.  And retailers.  While I love the idea of never again seeing a plastic bag flapping in the breeze on tree, it's a complicated issue.  There is a valid argument being made that it's a littering issue, not a plastic bag issue.

For those who care, there have been an interesting couple of voting-related data dumps posted in response to City of Glo Public Records requests:

https://gloucester.nextrequest.com/requests


Re:  endorsements.  This :

orlando_flyer018.jpg
What's amazing is the entire st
ate of California banned plastic bags in most stores and Gloucester can't! Duh on us!
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Sigurdr
Joined: 13 Nov 2007, 00:46

27 Oct 2017, 15:22 #35

Damon wrote: I would ask the mayor herself if she was behind that apparent endorsement of Joe O. Stand back out of range though.
Am I missing something, or are you suggesting the mayor is unable to answer a simple yes/no question without exploding in anger? That's a great quality...
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sghenry
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

27 Oct 2017, 18:15 #36

Karly wrote: It isn't my Ward and agree that a mix of ideas, old and new, is good.  That said...some of my friends in Ward 2 are concerned that Ken Hecht has not been in town for long and is a developer.  They are supporting Joe Giacalone who has lived in the Ward his whole life and is on the Downtown Development Committee. They feel he better represents the people in their Ward.  I don't know Ken and have only met Joe G one time.  He did well in his Ward in the at-large race 2 years ago so this is a race to watch for sure.
I've worked with Ken Hecht on the Planning Board for the past couple of years and have been nothing but impressed with his willingness to learn, his energy, his desire to contribute to the betterment of the city, and the seriousness with which he's taken his responsibilities on the board.

While some would seem to imply that his work as a developer is somehow a negative, in my experience in working with him on the Planning Board his knowledge and expertise have been a real plus to our board, and I'm sure it will prove a benefit in his duties as a councilor.

For those who'd criticize his candidacy because he's relatively "new" to the city, I'd point to how quickly he's embraced the his adopted home and worked to make it better for all, in ways both big and small:

Every year since arriving, he's fueled the crew of the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree with coffee and donuts and pastries as we work to build it, light it, and decorate it with the buoys painted by Gloucester's children, as well as providing power for the lights on the tree when the city was unable. He's walked the whole of Main Street with the DPW director, working to develop a list of priorities for repairs and improvements (including those new street lights) and general beautification. He's supported our summer Block Parties. He's worked with the city's arts community and Americold management to put together a plan to fill the now bare concrete wall on Rogers St. with murals. And he's offered the back of his own home as a place to promote the many things that make our city great -- including the current banner honoring Angela Sanfillipo.

There are few people in the city one will meet who are more positive about Gloucester's future or more willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the work to make it so than Ken.

If you live in Ward 2, as I do, I encourage you to cast your vote for Ken.
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

27 Oct 2017, 18:31 #37

That is certainly a great endorsement!  The Ward races matter to all of us because Ward Councilor votes on important issues count just as much as the Councilor at-Large votes.
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gloman
Joined: 25 Jan 2008, 05:11

27 Oct 2017, 18:57 #38

New blood is just what we need!
Ken, Jen are good choices.
We are in a hole because we have the same people doing the same old thing.
An example is less the 50 seniors sign a petition , because they need them to line trash cans and pick up dog crap and the rest of us have to go along. Typical GLOSTA🤔
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drinkycrow
Joined: 10 May 2007, 13:48

27 Oct 2017, 19:20 #39

Cathy (Admin) wrote: Several councilors have heard from seniors about the plastic bag ban.  And retailers.  While I love the idea of never again seeing a plastic bag flapping in the breeze on tree, it's a complicated issue.  There is a valid argument being made that it's a littering issue, not a plastic bag issue.

For those who care, there have been an interesting couple of voting-related data dumps posted in response to City of Glo Public Records requests:

https://gloucester.nextrequest.com/requests


Re:  endorsements.  This :

orlando_flyer018.jpg
The Orlandos have donated to SRTs re-election so yeah, its an endorsement. She just cannot resist a photo op. Wonder what her views are on Jr.Joes sister's actions against Gloucester.
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

28 Oct 2017, 12:38 #40

an endorsement means nothing to me when it's time to vote.  I make my own decisions.  I don't care who endorses who.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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