Sink the School Committee Agenda

The new school committee is all about doing the mayor’s bidding.

They can tell you this isn’t the case, but it is.

He has wanted Superintendent Priya Tahiliani either removed from her position or to resign for more than a year and half.

The mayor’s ascendancy to a voting seat on the school committee is believed to be a fair accompli about getting rid of Tahiliani.

The effort to remove her from her position is already underway. Everything else is a subterfuge. The process has already begun in private among the mayor and the school committee votes he owns.

The effort is not yet in earnest in public.

This will come shortly. Watch for it.

Ridding the school system of one of its brightest lights during one of the school system’s darkest moments to satisfy the whim of the mayor, well, that’s just all wrong.

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The New City Council

We urge the new city council to act responsibly with the city government and the people who elected them instead of becoming the mayor’s rubber stamps.

The first order of business for the new city council is to suspend, delete or to drastically reduce the mayor’s $40,000 a year longevity payment and to make him pay back what he has received at interest.

Let law enforcement do the rest.

The new city council must assert itself.

Ticket topper Mike Marchese needs more than his own voice to lead the council away from its subservience to the mayor. The council must not and cannot follow the mayor’s lead through his de facto city councilor and chief, his cousin Anthony DiPierro.

DiPierro would jump off a 20 story building head first for his cousin the mayor. He would do better to show the same kind of blind dedication to the residents and the taxpayers of this city. His absolute allegiance to the mayor is all about conflict of interest. Don’t let him fool you claiming it isn’t.

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The Botched Inauguration

ECTV managed again to make us fools by failing to accomplish the successful live broadcast of the inauguration of Mayor DeMaria, the City Council and the School Committee Monday night.

For many of us, the inauguration came to an end at 6:10 p.m. just as Father Cha Cha of the Immaculate Conception Church delivered the invocation at the beginning of the ceremony.

The ceremony began at 6:00 p.m.

Then the screen went blank with this notation: “This video file cannot be played. (Error Code:232400)”

Others we spoke with regarding the gaffe indicated the ceremony broadcast went on and off, more off than on.

Ours never came back on.

Others complained the stage was not properly illuminated, and that the camera was too far away from the stage, making it difficult to identify the new members.

Let this botched broadcast be a reminder – ECTV is not the mayor’s personal television station.

It is not his decision what is to be shown and what is to be deleted.

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The Patriots

The Pats lost their second in a row after winning 7 in a row.

The loss to the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on Sunday was especially depressing for this single reason – the Pats aren’t yet there to take on a Super Bowl grade team.

The Bills, we do not believe, are Super Bowl material.

If the Pat’s can’t beat the Bills at home in a game that was never to be theirs, well, what is there to say about the Pat’s viability during the runup to the championship playoffs and the Super Bowl.

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Good Bye 2021

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.

Those words by Charles Dickens in his French Revolution masterpiece “A Tale of Two Cities,” seems to sum up 2021 without ambiguity.

It was a good year.

It was a bad year.

In one way or another, nearly all out lives have been changed by the events of 2020-2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to its knees.

In many respects, the world remains on its knees with the future is as uncertain as any time in modern history.

Many terrified by the changing environment are mentally frayed by the results of the pandemic and of its continuing hold on our lives.

Wishing it away does not work.

We must follow the science of medicine but a large part of the American population does not wish to make their decisions according to science.

These free thinkers reserve their right to live or die or to become ill by not vaccinating.

Following science for these people is akin to giving up their personal freedoms as Americans.

Science has been replaced by politics and mindless debate by conspiracy addicts, right wingers, fiscal degenerates and the left who appear to want everything their way, or no way.

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