Letter to the Editor RE:”FBI Racketeering/Extortion Probe Being Sought Against Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone”

Dear Billy Tauro and The Somerville News Weekly Speak Up Line,

In other cities the city employees, managers and heads of departments do NOT have to kiss the Mayor’s butt. In other cities the Mayor kisses the butt of the city employees and has a duty to do so. If the Mayor doesn’t keep the employees happy then the city workers will support the new candidate and the current Mayor will lose his job. In other cities employees and managers can and do “Voice” the opinions without fear of retaliation from their current Mayor.
Why?
Because in other cities the city workers are hired and cannot lose their positions even if a new Mayor is elected. BUT in Somerville a newly elected Mayor can and will hire new folks for many city positions. The only position in the other cities is the Mayor’s assistant that can be terminated and replaced with a new incoming Mayor to avoid any animosity towards the new Mayor.
To keep it simple, the “Fear Factor” and “Intimidation Factor” from the Mayor of Somerville needs to be removed and that is assuring that all city employees, managers will keep their positions even if a new Mayor is elected. This will also remove the butt kissing and “dog and pony” shows that managers/employees have to display in front of the current Mayor in order to keep their job. Managers and employees will then be able to STOP “frosting the cake” even though they are disgruntled with the Mayor. They will be able to talk to the media and the press without fear of retaliation from the Mayor. They will also be able to “Voice” their opinions to the Mayor without “sugar coating” it.
Most other cities the Mayor will receive a “hand me down” old police cruiser as their city vehicle and without a chauffeur. Somerville needs to stop supplying a big luxury SUV with a chauffeur for the Mayor. In other cities there are no Mayor’s Thanksgiving dinners and extravagant firework displays. Those are “buy your vote” tactics the Mayor utilizes towards the residents. Those funds should be for pay raises for the employees, new equipment for the city departments and to help keep the tax rates down in Somerville. 
It’s time for the Somerville city employees to realize they are living in the dark ages of politics that no longer exists in other cities. These scare tactics by the Mayor are antiquated in other cities.
That dim light that is slowly fading away in Somerville for the Mayor is his job and hopefully the new Mayor will not follow the same path. Hopefully the city workers will wake up and realize they are in control of the Mayor’s future and job. NOT vice versa !
Sincerely,

Mr.McLaughlin

Somerville resident and retired city employee/manager.

8 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor RE:”FBI Racketeering/Extortion Probe Being Sought Against Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone””

  1. This Mr. McLaughlin is quite correct. Curtatone is awful. I experienced it first hand as I am sure Mr. McLaughlin did also. It will all come out very soon-the incident involving his former Administrative Aide, the harassment of a city employee who reported sexual harrasnment and a physical assault after reporting this matter, the beating of a city employee in the workplace by an off duty employee who was also a Union official.

    Yes, the Curtatone house of cards is crumbling. Stay tuned.

    1. All of you are lying scum bags…Why is this all of a sudden coming to the forefront??? You racist dirt bags are just mad because he refused to take the black lives matter banner, good ole Somerville living up to it’s extremely racist reputation…..You know who’s happy that Curtatone is mayor???
      ……The people who bought their houses years ago and are now able to sell it for millions….You loser trolls need to get a life, Curtatone turned this shit hole into a city people want to actually live, you all need to stop being naive children, there’s corruption in literally every facet of Government….

  2. I’m horrified by both your stories, yet not surprised. The more people who come forward to share their experiences dealing with the mayor and members of this current administration, the better for those who continue to be dealing with wrongdoing, pending lawsuits, and ongoing “selective enforcement”.

    My hope is that we can soon be a city that is without fear of retaliation and will be strong and united.

    Thank you both for sharing.

  3. That is not the only reason that city employees do not speak out against this dictator of a mayor. They are afraid because he has fired and forced so many city employees to resign during his reign of terror that they fear they will be next. If Curtatone does not like someone, or hears that they said one negative thing about him, or for no good reason at all, he forces them out one way or another. Everyone walks on eggshells. He is a dirty rotten evil tyrant of the worst kind. It is the same reason no one runs against him. If they do, he will seek serious revenge. He is one of the most vindictive people alive. I pray and hope everyday that this guy falls and falls hard. I always said, once more people start coming forward, they will start coming out of the woodwork. I hope that is this time….

    1. Dear Lt. Mulcahy,

      You hang in there and see that this mayor is revealed for who and what he truly is. You and Daniel are in my prayers are all of the people who have been wronged by Mayor Curtatone such as police Captain MIke and others who have posted. I’m sure more people will be coming forward.

    2. All of you are lying scum bags…Why is this all of a sudden coming to the forefront??? You racist dirt bags are just mad because he refused to take the black lives matter banner, good ole Somerville living up to it’s extremely racist reputation…..You know who’s happy that Curtatone is mayor???
      ……The people who bought their houses years ago and are now able to sell it for millions….You loser trolls need to get a life, Curtatone turned this shit hole into a city people want to actually live, you all need to stop being naive children, there’s corruption in literally every facet of Government

  4. Lying scum bags? Racist dirt bags? Mike is a very disturbed individual. Not one post prior to his has even a scintilla of racism in them, but Mike resorts to the typical liberal loser retort which is to play the race card.

    Mike does not have a valid response so he accuses all of racism. And this bastion of knowledge refers to Somerville as “this shit hole.”

    All together now-Get well, Mike!

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