Saturday, May 22, 2010

High Stakes

So Mayor Flannagan keeps hyping the Fall River's high unemployment rate and saying THIS is the reason we need a casino AND the BioPark. Of course now he's pushing for the park to be right next door, but in Freetown, which, as I said before, really does nothing for Fall River's image. Too make matters worse, Mayor Lang has officially gone on record (SouthCoast Today – Subscription maybe required) as saying that it's open season as far as the BioPark goes. His reasoning is, if Flanagan is willing to have it somewhere outside of Fall River but firmly in the SouthCoast, why not New Bedford? So keeping the BioPark in the "greater Fall River area" may not be quite so simple, or such a sure thing.

On top of that it looks like the Wampanoags have some problems of their own. It seems that Middleboro still feels their agreement is "valid and enforceable", and they are invoking a "dispute resolution clause" to bring the Wampanoags back to the table.

One thing is clear, and that is that the Wampanoag's track record for getting things done isn't really very good! They started the ball rolling in Middleboro back in 2007, 3 years later they've switched course and are now trying their luck here in Fall River. Considering the obstacles Fall River has to overcome before any ground breaking will take place, I don't imagine things will be much quicker here. And there is already serious doubt being expressed about a casino happening at all in Fall River.

It's also true that not everyone in Middleboro is upset to see the tribe scrap their plans. There has been a lot of belief that a casino in Middelboro would ruin the character of the town and bring too many problems. That's a topic that hasn't even really been touched here in Fall River!

This whole mess would almost be funny, IF it wasn't happening here.

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Lefty said...

Sorry folks, waaaay off topic and the rest post has nothing to back it up.

Anonymous said...

It may be off topic lefty, but it's true....the HN just posted the story about YOUR BOY Herren gettingy busted...lmao, rofl..he's a supreme swine..read that article and stick up for his loser's a*s now...lmao, rofl, BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that herren beat up Correia's grand daughter - his girlfriend - after she already was schlepping around with a cast on her broken ankle..WHAT A HE MAN....beating up an injured woman...all you Herren backers out there are really silent right now...LOSERS backing a LOSER....there might be a minor league...I meant MINOR-MINOR league basketball team in FR, but that He Man, woman beating Herren won't be coaching it...BTW...he's still in the lockup...and he's gonna do time this time...she was sent to the Hospital for examination, and after they took pictures of the cuts and bruises on her neck and face....he's dome....the eye in the sky don't lie...BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Honestly....is anyone really surprised?

Anonymous said...

Considered posting a comment, but I see there's a news blackout of sorts here.

Moving along.

Anonymous said...

well....all you FRF4Life-ers out there just take a big whiff....it's the true sordid end of "Fall River Dreams"....you coddled this destructive brat for so long he actually believed his own BS....and someone else always paid the price...state's case will be strong even without Cooreia's grand daughter if she declines to testify...he's cooke and still sitting in jail this beautiful Sunday morining....guess his business partner decided $25,000 is too much to risk on a meathead like Dunghilltopper Mike to rescue....he'd just get drunk and do it again...I bet his neighbors are very happy...finally a good night's sleep with QUIET in the hood.....where are you all...his loudmouthed supporters.....Fall River and mike Herren travel as one...remember that the next time you want to crow how cosmopolitan this rathole of a City is right now...it's schools stink and woin't be better for several generations, if ever, we'll be in State takeover by FY12, and no one here is trained to do anything but get out while the gettings good...too bad, just like Mike...have fun dunghilltopper for evah Mike...you'll need it in the Plymouth House of Correction...

Anonymous said...

Lefty...I know you bleed for this city...but the "Fall River Image"...have you been partying with Herren or what? The majority of people between 18 and 65 have not graduated from High School or hold a GED? C'mon dude....there are some quaint aspects of this once great City, but you are years away from any kind of meaningful revival....we get close to 70% of every dollar used to make this city work from the state. WE ARE AS A CITY ON THE FREAKI' DOLE. that's an immutable fact. Wake up....the Bio-Tech Park is a long term development that may never amount to anything....there are few in this city qualified to work there anyways. Not to accept this is folly.....Worcester has one that is growing because UMASS medical is there and they work on research all the time....Boston and cambridge have one a piece because they have world class universities and hospitals nearby....we have BCC and teeny-weeny U Mass/Dartmouth, which, if you haven't checked on the listings of best national universities is not so great, to say the least...NO, all those people underemployed and unemployed are qualified for jobs at the casino....and all those in the building trades that grow the economy and tax base...nope, I'm afraid you are wrong Lefty...wrong like Mike Herren....BuBYE Fall River Dreams!

Lefty said...

OK,

to touch on Herren...

When the first comments came in about this latest episode of "Life with Mikey", I googled to confirm it and couldn't find any mention of it. So I deleted it and the follow up comment. Obviously now that it is in the HN I know it's legit.

It's still way off topic for the post but I know that it's a topic that people are going to comment about. Perhaps I should put a post out on this, but I don't really have enough interest to take the time to write something up. Hopefully we can keep the comments reasonably intelligent.

Now about my bleeding for Fall River...

I agree that we are years away from a meaningful revival, but that revival isn't just going to happen. If we want the city to move forward, we've got to START somewhere. Is a big casino the catalyst for that revival, the starting point? Or does the big casino delay the start YET again? What type of impact will a casino have on the rest of the city? Oh I know the freakin jobs. What if a casino brings in 3000 jobs but leaves the rest of the city looking like downtown Detroit? Shouldn't we worry about that just a little? BTW how much of our 18% unemployed does 3,000 equal?

Anonymous said...

Well...we are just around the corner from Detroit....I don't know where you've been living lately , but this place is more than just "hurting"...and the fact that a poll showed 57% wanting the casino is good enough for me...how many jobs will Bio-Tech REALLY provide? I know it's redonkulous to go with the 12 person start up figure, but really, which firms have committed to coming there, how many jobs, and which jobs would FR citizens here already be qualified for these jobs? Even more importasnt, do we know what kind of substances mthe Board of Health would allow? I've read the company profile of two companies a supporter said were interested, and they both deal in changing the RNA of bacteria....that could cause unknown harm if there's an error at the plane....the 300 acres is ontop of an aquifer...know how fast that a genetically altered bacteria failure and accident could do to the region? It would make an LNG plant explosion look like hand grenade.....the Casino is short term and trust me, it's going to pass and quickly because the state desperately needs the fees to balance it's own budget. Once it does, the Indian tribe doesn't have to abide by statutory limits on the number of casino's they can get approval from Washington. But when have you ever heard that a bill going into conference Committee with the Senate resulted in FEWER options or spending, it's always more...and it's an election year....more is better always when you are tryiong to win votes...is it right?..no, but that's the way it works...

The casino will mean 3-5000 people, plus the construction trades, will have jobs, decent jobs, that will get people off the welfare rolls andout of public housing.....we already have a ton of bad stuff going on In FR, it reasonably won't add much more....
Nope, do both, get the jkobs now, prepare for the future for later...DO BOTH!

And the other thing....the guy is demented and a bully...beating women means he's a dirtbag...he's a loser, always has been....yoiu have to get beyond HS sometime and see the world the way it is, not the way we wish it to be...

Anonymous said...

Two incredible clowns of note, screen names paytonm1 and Confused in Fall River (aptly named, I might add) on the HN comment's section for the herren story trying to sound objective but spouting the "it's onlkt an allegation" horsetwaddle...lmao@ them...herren is done...stick a fork in him and Fall River dreams...There will be no minor-minor league Basketball in Fall River...NONE....and you can thank that millstone for that...all you herren apologists...and you know who you are...lmao, rofl @u all...

Copper said...

MICHAEL HERREN HAS BEEN IN JAIL ALL WEEKEND FOR BEATING THE HELL OUT OF HIS 25 YEAR OLD GIRLFRIEND (WHO I BELIEVE IS BOB CORRIEA'S NIECE).

ARRAIGNMENT THIS MORNING

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that late breaking news.

Anonymous said...

Herren's Butt Kissing ex step mom, who is the editor of the Faal River Herald News, has moved the story off the front page of the website ASAP, but it's still under "News" if you go vback one page...also, the comments are hilarious..and both channel 12 and channel 6 have covered the vicious animal, maniac beating this drug addled and drunken swine (alledgedly) put on Mayor Correia's grand daughter...true love indeed... Channel' 6's coverage was the best of mthe two, with the toothless and unintelligible "little general" answering the front door, and another "friend" , a person arrested for a stick up of Crosson's gas station (NOT allegedly) speaking in moron fashion about "Mikey"..lmao, rofl...the man does run with the creme de la creme of Fall River society...the citations of each TV news broadcast are contained in comments on the HN-Herren article...here's the last one I looked at for channel 12...there are two seperATE SEGMENTS:

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/fall-river-former-radio-host-michael-herren-arrested-on-charges-of-assaulting-his-girlfriend


aLSO, SOMEONE SENT THE VIDEO notations and several stories about the great basketball coach/woman abuser to the League...and their response was that they would review all the material and make a statement very soon....syonara you bilge sucking, woman beating, jail bird toad!

Anonymous said...

Herren held w/out bail...probably won't get out of jail before his trial in august for his first pending assault....

Also, the Basketball League has cut all ties with Mike Herren...he cannot be associated with the League in any way becuase of his violation of it's morality rules...you really blew it this time Mikey...better tell the Little General to buy some dental implants and learn to speak proper english before he spends all his pennies on drugs and alcohol (allegedley)...worst possible person in the world to be speaking out in support of Mikey the Maniac....Hope he doesn't go before a judge that Correia got appointed...lmao...2 years if a day!

Anonymous said...

To be fair, I would probably beat that broad up just for being related to Bob Correia....

Tootie Frutie - Mikey's Cell Mate said...

It is sick that someone would suggest Mr. Correia's grand daughter deserved to be beaten up.

No woman deserves that, regardless of anything.

That being said, Michael Herren is Fall River's own OJ Simpson - cocaine, beating women and still loved. I hope he gets the help he needs before he kills someone.

I suppose it's safe to assume screen names like:

Luke Urban
Mac Aldrich
Spencer Borden
Brooklyn's Finest
Hammer8
Durfee Athletics
etc...

were all Michael because they're silent.

It's also sickening that a young lady who is employed by the Swansea school dept. is vocally defending him on Facebook.

I understand some people love and resepct him but if you are a school employee this crime is so revolting that you should stay silent; or at least remove any school reference from yourself.

Should we take this to mean Swansea Public Schools is ok with Herren's alleged conduct?


P.S. - Who is going to the Mesa 21 event?

P.S.S - Mikey changed his status from single to in a relationship as soon as he was booked. Didn't take him long to find prison love. Let's hope it works out.

Anonymous said...

I am NOT Mike Herren, but I know him, and he would like the Little General to know that Mike loves him and misses him and wants to fix the keyboard for him so that when "02720" types things in defence of him on the HN's pages all the letters will be written in CAPS so he can sound just like Mikey Maniac while he's threatening people....

Anonymous said...

BY that logic, Mike should beat himself with the business end of A BUGGY WHIP just for being a Herren!

Anonymous said...

Looks like some chucklehead has started a Free Mike Herren group on Facebook.

I got an invite this morning.