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Holyoke Councilor Jennifer Chateauneuf to Resign

2016/04/05 in Chateauneuf, Council, Facebook, Panitch, pronography

HOLYOKE DOES DESERVE BETTER. SHE GOT THAT PART RIGHT.

Good Bye

Delightful!

She claims to be done with he said / she said but yet she still continues in that mode in this public resignation.  Not surprising.  She really should apologize to the person that she attempted to frame and to the City of Holyoke for her absolute embarrassment of our wonderful city. I do hope that her seat is soon filled by someone who holds a respect for the Constitution and for the people that the post represents.

What next?

From the Holyoke Charter:

If the full number of members of the city council has not been elected, or if a vacancy in the office of councilor shall occur more than six months previous to the expiration of the municipal year, the city council may forthwith elect a person to fill such vacancy until the next municipal election.

Previous election results puts Mimi Panitch as a likely candidate here:

Peter R. Tallman (winner) 5476
Joseph M. McGiverin (winner) 4988
James M. Leahy (winner) 4575
Daniel B. Bresnahan (winner) 4286
Howard B. Greaney Jr. (winner) 3845
Michael J. Sullivan (winner) 3833
Jennifer E. Chateauneuf (winner) 3803
Rebecca Lisi (winner) 3799
Mimi Panitch 3021
James F. Brunault 2828
Jordan M. Lemieux 2660
Adrian K. Dahlin 1925
Darlene Elias 1836
Mike Franco 1730
Anne N. Thalheimer 1197
Jemma B. Penberthy 859

 

 

Bresnahan Trifecta of Intolerance

2015/10/05 in Ableism, Absurd, Ageism, Bresnahan, City Council, Elections, Facebook, H.U.S.H., Holyoke, Sexism

I am the cartoon character of an asshole.

Last year about this time I ran into Dan Bresnahan at a bar… well, to be more specific, I was seen at a bar and someone summoned him to me – probably via txt message.  I knew he arrived when I felt someone actually leaning upon me. I looked to my left and there he was, actually fully invading my space with his body and nearly pushing me off my seat.  With his face about four inches from mine and breathing his sour breath he accused me of being “obsessed with him” and he actually threatened me with violence.  After I told him “no. not just you, I will go after any person that does not represent me or the best interests of the community – you are a problem, you are not very smart and you do absolutely nothing positive in your role as councilor” he then asked me “do you want to take this outside?”  I was in awe.  I knew that this man-child had zero filter and that he thought that he could do no wrong, but here he was, an elected official actually challenging a constituent to a fight.  I said “did you just challenge me to a fight?” he said “Yup”. I said “You are absurd” and walked out of the place.  I know, it sounds unbelievable, but this is Breezy D and that really did happen.

How do I know that he is the man that he is?  Well, first through observation of his grandstanding nonsense that he spews ad nauseam when given the opportunity to speak in council – as well, how he votes and obviously via behavior like described above.   I have also known this guy since he was nineteen years old.  I recognized him as a miscreant back then.  As a public servant he’s been involved in some seriously messed up situations that prove that he’s not fit for leadership.  Two situations revealed to me just very recently.  Of course we all remember the time in October 2013 when he professed for all to hear that his fellow city councilor became pregnant and then failed to sexually stimulate him like most pregnant women do.  Prior to Breezy’s tenure as a member of city council he was Director of the Holyoke Board of Health (zero qualifications, and forced to resign).  I have leaned that there are two different circumstances where there was a lawsuit and a union grievance over his discriminating against people based on age.  I have filed an FOIA request for info related to these cases, at least one was a monetary suit and the person was given a job where Breezy would not be their superior.  I was going to wait for all the details to even begin to mention this case but I write about this now to put in context with this post that has been going viral on Facebook today:

Someone let this guy be in charge of children? What were they thinking?

That’s right…  sexism creating an unsafe environment for women in the employ of the municipal, ageism resulting in discrimination lawsuits and now ableism with his failing to allow a child with autism to participate in a pee-wee soccer league where all kids should be given a chance.  If you cannot read that mother’s lament and not feel utterly heartbroken for that child or not asking “what kind of monster is this guy?” then there’s something wrong with you too.

On the bright side, one of the shares of this story on social media had tagged the Holyoke Youth Soccer League.  They responded:

 

Well, that is a relief.  It is my hope that this will be Breezy’s October Surprise that will wake folks up to what a douchebag he is – there are a lot of people running that I would rather see take his seat.  But at the very least we can hope that he will be removed from all opportunities where he could abuse children.

 

 

 

Pioneer Valley Green Rainbow Party Meeting on Lyman Terrace

2012/06/19 in Action, Activism, Alex Morse, Community, Facebook, Gentrification, Green Party, H.U.S.H., Holyoke, Lyman Terrace, Poverty, Racism, Ward 1

Green Rainbow Party is rallying against racism and gentrification in Holyoke.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

7:00pm until 8:30pm

at the

Media Education Foundation Frances

Crowe Community Room,

60 Masonic Street, Northampton

Facebook Event.

Clean Up High Street

2012/03/11 in Action, Activism, Community, Facebook, High Street, Holyoke, Mailbag, Trash Bash

RESCHEDULED TO 4/29/2012

Elvin Bruno Jr emailed me asking if I would promote this event, which of course I would…  I will also get in touch with the Trash Bash folks and see if we can get any supplies.  I know that the DPW did give them a crap-load of trash bags a couple years ago.  They may have some left.

See you there.

Please join us outside of City Hall at 12:45pm, on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 as we break off into large groups to cover 1 whole mile of High Street in Holyoke, from Career Point to Corner’s Delight, where High Street and Lyman Street meet as part of a community effort to make our Downtown area look great again! Cleaning supplies will be available, but we ask that everyone brings an item (or items if possible) to help make this effort possible. Useful supplies include sturdy outdoor brooms, rakes, large heavy-duty trash bags and leaf bags, work gloves/latex gloves for safety, and a fun/ready to work spirit! Thank you all for your interest and be sure to spread the word!

Link to the FB event page.

 I will also send out a friendly reminder as the date approaches.

Vote Wednesday

2011/11/06 in Alex Morse, Elections, Facebook, H.U.S.H., Holyoke, Mayor, Pluta

Actual Facebook Ad from Team Pluta:

(I kid you not)

If you need rides to the polls on Tuesday or Wednesday please call: (413) 885-0724.