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Topic author: massdee
Subject: Mayor Race 2013
Posted on: 02/17/2012 1:31:13 PM
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There is a rumor out there that Millie Cardello is thinking of running for mayor in 2013. At this point it is only a rumor and the Millie Cardello bashing has already started over on Topix. It's going to be a long two years.

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Reply author: Tails
Replied on: 02/17/2012 2:21:53 PM
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I had also heard that she was considering a run. In that same conversation I was told some businesses have been told not to talk to her. No idea the extent of it. That said, if anyone is considering running for office they have to NOT focus on the nonsense online and stick to the issues. Make the commitment…stick to it…. campaign hard and knock on those doors. Anyone will have a good chance.


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 03/01/2012 3:42:52 PM
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I was just reading this weeks Independent and they are reporting both Van Campen and Cardello are in "the beginning stages of considering a run for the mayor's office".


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 03/02/2012 10:07:34 PM
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I can see Van Campen but not Cardillo...........


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 08/04/2012 12:56:15 PM
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I was driving through the square a little while ago and saw a "Van Campen for Mayor" bumper sticker. I guess it's official.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 08/04/2012 10:34:08 PM
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Seems like it's a little early, isn't it?


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 08/05/2012 4:39:01 PM
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I would think he would have to start early to be able to raise the funds needed to run for mayor.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 08/05/2012 9:43:36 PM
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You're probably right but I was thinking it's too early to show his hand............


Reply author: charm
Replied on: 08/06/2012 08:12:12 AM
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I am not getting excited over this race as of yet, VanCampen has been running for 8 years, I too saw the homemade bumper stickers, those are the people who really want him to run, but I will believe it when I see the announcement in the paper


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 08/06/2012 08:39:16 AM
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Homemade bumper stickers? Don't people realize that's a decision he has to make on his own?


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 08/06/2012 09:01:19 AM
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The bumper sticker I saw was not homemade. It was red, white and blue and it said "Robert Van Campen for Mayor of Everett".


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 08/06/2012 10:13:59 AM
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Well, homemade or not, I still think it's too early for him to be declaring his intentions.............. Especially if he keeps doing stupid things like voting for that ridiculous salary for the new council.

If he really wants this, he needs to step up & stop going along with everything. Ask the hard questions & push for answers, not the crap that Carlo throws around. I like the guy but he comes off as being a little short on cajones & he'll be going against a man who's are solid gold & as big as they get!


Reply author: charm
Replied on: 08/06/2012 9:36:57 PM
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sorry to disappoint massdee, they are homemade. it's on his facebook page they are taking his old bumper stickers red white and blue, and adding mayor to them, trust me I would be the first in line for a vancampen for mayor bumper sticker, lawn sign, and holding signs for him but they are homemade. bummer one can only wish.


Reply author: Tails
Replied on: 08/07/2012 12:32:39 PM
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Originally posted by charm

sorry to disappoint massdee, they are homemade. it's on his facebook page they are taking his old bumper stickers red white and blue, and adding mayor to them, trust me I would be the first in line for a vancampen for mayor bumper sticker, lawn sign, and holding signs for him but they are homemade. bummer one can only wish.



Why do people do stupid things like that? If you really want someone to run, then back-off and let the man announce it first. I swear, people create their own problems.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 08/07/2012 1:19:08 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Tails

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Originally posted by charm

sorry to disappoint massdee, they are homemade. it's on his facebook page they are taking his old bumper stickers red white and blue, and adding mayor to them, trust me I would be the first in line for a vancampen for mayor bumper sticker, lawn sign, and holding signs for him but they are homemade. bummer one can only wish.



Why do people do stupid things like that? If you really want someone to run, then back-off and let the man announce it first. I swear, people create their own problems.



That kind of foolishness creates problems for a potential candidate. If VanCampen or anyone else chooses to run, they should be afforded the courtesy of making the announcement at a time & place of their choosing. Putting them in a position where they have to deny they're going to run or announcing before their ready is not helping a candidate at all!


Reply author: michael
Replied on: 09/28/2012 06:57:27 AM
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so I hear that Janice Vetrano is going to be writing all of VanCampen literage for his up coming mayor run, he just lost my vote


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 09/28/2012 10:15:37 AM
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I agree with you Tails. When I first read that about RVC, I said to myself, RVC isn't that stupid if he decides to run. I don't know anything about Janice Vetrano's health but I do know she would be a very controversial choice for anyone to have on their campaign committee. Most times voters have short memory's but if it has anything to do with Hanlon's Administration, they seem to never forget.

In my honest opinion, I hope many people decide to run next time around. Choice is good.


Reply author: Tails
Replied on: 09/28/2012 3:38:44 PM
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I will say if anyone has any intention of running for mayor, they had better do it quickly and go like gang busters from now to the election.

Carlo has already begun to rebuild his war chest, which he barley put a dent in the last election.

From the Advocate:

The Committee to Elect
Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr.
Cordially invites you to a

FALL FRIENDSHIP NIGHT

Thursday, October 18, 2012

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Anthony’s of Malden
105 Canal Street, Malden, Massachusetts

Gourmet Buffet

Donation $250.00

Please join us in supporting Mayor DeMaria
www.carlo4everett.com

For more information, please call: The DeMaria Committee at: 617-961-5100

PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO ELECT CARLO DEMARIA MAYOR P.O. BOX 490761, EVERETT, MA


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 09/28/2012 7:09:47 PM
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I guess he doesn't want us regular people at his fundraiser, $250.00 is a little steep for us taxpayers.


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 11/01/2012 6:52:10 PM
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I read in today's Leader Herald that Alderman Van Campen is hosting a Holiday Kickoff Celebration at the Silver Fox on November 10, 2012 from 6:00PM to !0:00PM. There will be dinner, music and dancing. The suggested donation is $30.00.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 11/02/2012 10:03:15 AM
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Looks like he's finally going for it.........


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 11/02/2012 10:22:02 AM
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I hope so. He seems to be an intelligent, decent person, and a good family man.


Reply author: waterboy
Replied on: 11/02/2012 10:41:03 AM
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The Real Missed Opportunities

A Guest Op-Ed by Alderman Robert Van Campen

Over the past several years, the people of Everett have watched as our city budget has exploded; our taxes have substantially increased; our housing values have plummeted; businesses have left; our ability to realize meaningful economic development and attract new business has been virtually non-existent; unqualified political allies have been hired by the current Administration into jobs for which they are unqualified; and the same old political winds continue to prevail at City Hall. This is hardly the blueprint for a City to move forward.

The Mayor recently sought to place blame for his inability to make greater improvements to Everett’s infrastructure squarely on the Board of Aldermen for its recent vote against his proposed linkage fee program. He labeled this a “missed opportunity.” In summary, the Mayor’s linkage fee program would have imposed a new substantial fee on potential business development seeking to come to Everett, and would have done nothing more than further stunt our current inability to attract business and other development to Everett in today’s fragile economic climate. Unfortunately, the current Administration’s economic development strategy has left the old High School vacant during its entire tenure in office, has left the Revere Beach Parkway relatively undeveloped – excluding the concrete bunker that is the Restaurant Deport – and has Everett and Glendale Squares looking just as they did when this Administration took office.

Although the Mayor wants the people of Everett to see him as a strenuous advocate for his proposed linkage fee, during a recent community meeting held on October 17th at City Hall he spoke eloquently of the need to ease restrictions on businesses in order to “start creating jobs.” The Mayor’s comments from that evening are totally inconsistent with his desire to enact a linkage fee. In fact, isn’t a linkage fee the type of restriction on business that the Mayor believes must be eased in order to “start creating jobs”? My current opposition to the linkage fee is for the very reason that it would hinder business and other development, would likely result in a financial decision not to invest in Everett, and would therefore be a job killer not a job creator.

In fact, a representative of L. Knife & Sons – a business which recently announced it was coming to Everett, whose arrival in Everett has been heavily publicized and touted by the Mayor – publicly admitted that the imposition of a linkage fee would be considered as a negative in its decision to come to Everett. At this critical and fragile economic time, this Administration should not be advocating measures that make it more difficult for development to occur here, it should be advocating measures that make it less difficult.

The facts are striking. Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2008, the City budget – including all municipal departments –has exploded by $35,430,146. This amounts to a staggering spending increase of $19,413.78 per day for each day since the first day of Fiscal Year 2008. In Fiscal Year 2008, our residential tax rate was $10.35 per thousand of valuation. It is currently $15.52 per thousand of valuation – an increase of more than $5 on the rate alone! In Fiscal Year 2008, our commercial tax rate was $24.61. Today, it is $41.66 – likely the highest in all of Massachusetts! Our inability to control spending and taxes are some of the real reasons why Everett is not currently moving forward.

Our neighbor the City of Chelsea is bustling with development opportunities right now – including a brand new Marriott hotel – and frankly part of this success is likely the result of Chelsea’s pro-business climate, as well as the fact that it does not impose a linkage fee. What is Chelsea doing differently than Everett to attract the multiple development projects that have occurred in that community in recent years? Although Everett did not get the opportunity to site Marriott’s new hotel – perhaps along Route 16 – it is likely that the Mayor’s proposed linkage fee would have been a detractor in bringing that type of development to Everett.

The real missed opportunities over the past several years have been our inability to control spending, stabilize our tax rates and bills; retain and attract good businesses; and change a political culture that has permeated our City for far too long. If Everett is truly to move forward, we must put politics aside, stop blaming others, take responsibility as community leaders, and collectively address the real problems facing Everett today.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 11/02/2012 12:12:53 PM
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Go Robert!!

I love it & he's right on the money. Where was this printed?


Reply author: massdee
Replied on: 11/02/2012 12:22:01 PM
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It's from NoBo Magazine. It's an online magazine put out by Keith Spencer.

http://www.nobomagazine.com/


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 11/02/2012 3:25:17 PM
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Thanks massdee. I've never seen it but I'll definitely check it out later.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 09/05/2013 2:46:39 PM
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I caught up with a friend who works @ City Hall yesterday. Apparently the general consensus amongst the employees is that Carlo is running scared......... There are also quite a few that are ticked off about the union endorsement since union members were not given the opportunity to vote on that.


Reply author: Tails
Replied on: 09/12/2013 12:20:30 PM
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Originally posted by justme

I caught up with a friend who works @ City Hall yesterday. Apparently the general consensus amongst the employees is that Carlo is running scared......... There are also quite a few that are ticked off about the union endorsement since union members were not given the opportunity to vote on that.



I know that local 25 has always voted and for some reason.....not this time. This accomplishes nothing but putting the union at odds. It's rather distasteful putting an entire union in that position.


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 09/13/2013 1:37:49 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Tails

quote:
Originally posted by justme

I caught up with a friend who works @ City Hall yesterday. Apparently the general consensus amongst the employees is that Carlo is running scared......... There are also quite a few that are ticked off about the union endorsement since union members were not given the opportunity to vote on that.



I know that local 25 has always voted and for some reason.....not this time. This accomplishes nothing but putting the union at odds. It's rather distasteful putting an entire union in that position.



What it accomplishes is making Carlo look better to anyone who doesn't know he's manipulating people in order to be re-elected. We know he doesn't care if it puts the union at odds, he only cares about himself!


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 09/17/2013 08:41:29 AM
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VOTE!!
I won't say I don't care who you vote for but the important thing is that you do it!!


Reply author: Tails
Replied on: 09/17/2013 11:02:19 AM
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I VOTED !!

However, looked like a slow turnout so far. I hope people do not have the attitude that their vote will not matter.....because it does!


"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton


Reply author: justme
Replied on: 09/17/2013 1:53:51 PM
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I've been so focused on the Mayor's race, I didn't realize there are only 3 wards needing this run-off.

I still don't understand why council members are voted city wide & hope this can be changed at some point. I really don't believe I have any right to determine who is going to represent people in a different ward. What's the point of having representation by ward if people who live in other wards can effectively elect someone that the ward residents don't want?

Okay, I'm off my soap box..................


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