EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 21, 2013

Sound Off

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Where’s Al?

It seems the president of the City Council in Methuen is still having difficulty getting it right. Maybe if the city solicitor were a union member, Sean Fountain would have a better grip as to which side he should be on. The entire leadership of this city should be voted out of office. Where is Al DiNuccio when we need him?

Let mayor explain

I would like Gov. Deval Patrick to come to Lawrence and have a sit-down with Mayor Lantigua so he can explain what is happening to the city of Lawrence and all the corruptions in the city. Explain to him why three indicted cops are still on the city payroll. One of them faces two counts on child rape. Enough is enough.

Methuen blight

Shame, shame, shame on Methuen Central District Councilors Ferry and Atkinson for allowing blight to bloom in their district. Despite calls from residents, they have done nothing to clean up the once beautiful home on Prospect Street destroyed by fire before Christmas. The roof has collapsed, debris from the house swirls through the neighborhood on windy days, and the formerly beautiful yard is overgrown and filled with junk. Worse, the site is not secured and any kid can walk into the yard and house and get hurt. I invite all Central District voters to drive by Prospect Street near the East Street intersection to see how little Councilors Atkinson and Ferry care about the quality of life in our district. Maybe the Trib can find out why the city is not following its own safety code regarding unsafe buildings.

Old at 50

For Haverhill’s Hunking School to be torn down after only 50 years is outrageous. The powers that be must see that this does not happen again. I hope if they build a new school, it will be more carefully inspected than the old school was. That building was an obscene peace of work. Fifty years? Really.

Thank you, crew

A sincere thank you goes out to the Highway Department crew that worked so very hard to repair a very serious problem on Old Ferry Road in Haverhill. They were very polite and did their job very well and it is much appreciated. Thanks so much!

Down we go

This country is spiraling downward. How did our federal government stray so far from the intent of our founding fathers? They wanted a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Instead we have a government ruled by the rich and greedy. We have a government that lacks understanding of the regular guy being responsible and trying to eke out a comfortable living, a government that rewards the lazy and immoral at the expense of those who tried to always do the right thing, a government that has no clue how its actions and decisions will affect the future of this once great country.

What a circus

Instead of the Methuen City Council meeting in City Hall, why don’t we find an empty lot, set up three rings and a tent and call that the Methuen City Council? Right now I can’t tell the difference between efficient, effective, productive government body and a three-ring circus!