Thursday, October 18, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
"Ted DeSalvatore credits a 'character assassination' as the largest reason he finished third in Tuesday's mayoral race. "
" 'Unfortunately for this city they got the wrong impression of Ted DeSalvatore,' he said..."
" 'I would have launched later," DeSalvatore said. 'Giving these individuals less time to destroy my character.' "
"He did not rule out the possibility of a future bid for an elected position."
"' For those that have been involved in city government: Shame on you for shenanigans and letting things go to hell.' "
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Thanks, Patrick. This one's for you.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Fitchburg has spoken. Move here, make it your home, get involved and treat everyone with respect and dignity and you'll be accepted. Move here and demean our city and our citizens, declare war and we will whomp your ass in the legal and appropriate way - in the voting booth.
This may be a record for a primary election in Fitchburg, with 5536 people voting.
Congratulations, Fitchburg. This is our finest hour in a very long time.
We're rid of the street trash. Now it's time to clean up our city and move forward.
Monday, September 24, 2007
If you can read the entire content of this blog, verbatim statements and writings from Ted E DeSalvatore, statements from witnesses and parties he has intentionally harmed (or attempted to do so), and still vote for this man, then you are one of the mob.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote for racism.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote for bigotry.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote for anti-Semitism.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote against the disabled.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote against tolerance for our differences.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote against Judeo-Christian values and secular ethics.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote against your neighborhood, your friends and your neighbors.
A vote for DeSalvatore is a vote against Fitchburg.
If you want to destroy Fitchburg financially, culturally, educationally and socially, then by all means vote for Ted E DeSalvatore. It will be the beginning of the end of hope for your beautiful city.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Freedom of Information Act release of DeSalvo's military record, a gift to NTDS from a concerned citizen.
Inquiring minds want to know why DeSalvo was busted from E2 (PV 2) to E1 (PV1) on August 6,1974. He entered on the delayed enlistment program as a PV2 just for longevity, so what happened to get him busted a year later?
It took him almost two years to make PFC. Certainly nothing like his meteoric rise in the City of Fitchburg!
DeSalvo claims to have been a helicopter MECHANIC. The record indicates helicopter REPAIRMAN. While we believe there's a minor difference in the MOS, we'll let this one go.
He was discharged as an E4 (Specialist 4th Class).
Here's the official data (sorry for the sideways one but you can click on it and print it out if you're obsessed):
CLICK on image to see full size
That's all folks!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
With Really Rachel's permission - blessing actually - here is why DeSalvo went crazy on her. Very simple really - she realized she had made a mistake in supporting him and got out of it. He and his goonies have gone crazy trying to get at her ever since.
I'm taking her last name out of the statement. Bold letters are mine. Otherwise it's unedited.
Happy New Year, Rachel
Public Statement Regarding Ted E DeSalvatore
My name is Rachel xxxx. I am a former supporter of Ward 4 City Councilor Ted E. DeSalvatore. I am a former member of the now defunct Back Streets Association, and a former Secretary and Director of the association which was originally meant to be a 501(c)3 tax exempt grassroots organization to improve the quality of life for the people of Fitchburg.
On November 10, 2006, I emailed my resignation, effective immediately, from the Back Streets Association to Councilor DeSalvatore and other board members, as well as to Jason Lefferts (administrator of the Save Fitchburg blog), and to select other parties. At that time I was asked if I would like to share my reasons for resigning from DeSalvatore's group and I stated that perhaps I would share those reasons at a later time but only if I felt a need.
Because of continued harassment and threats to myself and others, I have decided that it is time to speak about my reasons for leaving the Back Streets Association and for taking a public stand against this man.
Sometime after the last directors meeting of the BSA that I attended (October 4, 2006), DeSalvatore contacted me to discuss ongoing business - having a meeting of incorporators, seeking funding and other association business. In the course of the conversation he stated, as though I already was aware (which I had not been), that the purpose of the Back Streets Association was to form a "grassroots group" that would endorse him for mayor "when the time is right." I told DeSalvatore that that is a specifically prohibited purpose of a 501(c)3 organization, and he stated that "I will bow out and turn it over to the directors and just stay in the background." I stated that I was not comfortable with that scenario, as I had been led to believe BSA was a nonpartisan citizens group, and that I would need to rethink my involvement and participation.
I spent a lot of time over the next few weeks reviewing my involvement with DeSalvatore and his group, and specifically reviewing correspondence and notes of conversations I had had with him (I am a lifelong note-taker and journal keeper.)
I opted not to go to the November 1, 2006, meeting, as I had not yet decided whether to confront DeSalvatore and the directors with the hidden purpose of the association, or simply to resign and move on.
Not long afterward, DeSalvatore called me to tell me he planned to stop by my home to talk. On November 9 or 10, 2006, DeSalvatore parked near my home and approached my house. He was talking on his cell phone that is attached to his ear and he was having an exuberant conversation. He was standing on the sidewalk less than six feet from my front windows and front door and I could clearly hear every word he said.
In the course of his extended conversation, DeSalvatore used the following words:
Three Pyramids, Ford, big feeling nigger
Tran, the gook councilor
Just before he rang my doorbell, he stated to the other party "I'm about to ring the crazy kike's doorbell, yeah I know but we need her."
Shortly after DeSalvatore's brief visit I composed my resignation and forwarded it as stated.
Numerous other former DeSalvatore supporters have since contacted me (one of whom is now deceased) to share similar stories. I have confidence in the veracity of their stories, as they have in mine.
I have nothing to gain from making this statement. I neither owe nor am owed favors by any candidate or political figure, nor is there anything at all that I anticpate needing from the mayor or city council. I am not now, nor have I ever contemplated political office in Fitchburg.
My sole reason for making this information public at this time is to provide first-hand testimony to, in my opinion, the unfitness for public office of Ted E. DeSalvatore.
Racism, anti-Semitism, discrimination of any kind do not belong in our mayor's office. It isn't just right and wrong, it is the law.
Sincerely and Shalom,
Friday, September 7, 2007
Who ARE these thugs removing the TED signs?
TED haters? Hardened criminals? Ne'er do wells?
Word has come down from the top - the DPW is doing its job. The city is enforcing its longstanding policy that political signs placed on public ways and public property will be removed.
Hey Theodore, you can pick up your signs any time. They're being held hostage at the DPW garage.
Now, what ELSE is someone else's fault?
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
According to their reports "there was a very nice silver two door sports car (late model Mercedes) parked on the corner of Marshall & Essex with motor running. Then the car pulled down Essex and out comes Ted and gets in the front seat of the car and they take off down Essex at 12:10 AM."
Does Teddy boy have a new friend?
Working the graveyard shift perhaps?
Or possibly investigating late night crime in Fitchburg.
Isn't this the same guy who ran for ward councilor wanting to quiet things down in Ward 4? Loud talking and loud fast cars at midnight - hey Teddy, QUIET DOWN OUT THERE. Your constituents are trying to sleep!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Watch out for little old ladies with razors, Ted!
Monday, August 27, 2007
... IN A NUTSHELL, you might say...
... first I would like to apologize to the city for my ward councilor. I made a mistake with my vote and I have never been so sorry....
...Ted’s public temper tantrums about these elaborate conspiracy theories he has manufactured in his mind are an embarrassment to our entire city....
...I have lived in Ward 4 for two years and pray that following next year, we will have an advocate on the council that will attempt to work with others instead of antagonizing his/her peers!...
...DeSalvatore has no grounding in reality and no concept of the intricacies of crime control demands in a relatively large, economically disadvantaged city such as Fitchburg....
...Ted has shown an amazing inability to work with his peers. This kind of behavior is unacceptable. I live in his ward and supported him in the previous election....
...Let's hope that 2007 will be the last year that the good residents of this city have to deal with this type of person!...
...It would appear that Mr DeSalvatore has hardly gotten seated in the city council chambers and he is already eyeing the mayors office. From the day he first took office he has taken every opportunity to get his name in the newspaper....
...Maybe Mr DeSalvatore would care to share with us where he obtained his experience in the field of law enforcement....
...Desalvator has yet to show us he has critical thinking....
...City Councilor Ted DeSalvatore apologized to a local woman for scaring her after he followed her...
...City Councilor and mayoral candidate Ted E. DeSalvatore said he's never backed down from a fight...
...Ward 4 City Councilor Ted E. DeSalvatore said Monday he does not think his financial problems 10 years ago should prevent him from becoming...
...Listen carefully to his words and speeches. He is playing to the crowd. It is a political ploy for publicity and votes....
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Read on, have a ball!
Ms xxxx, how could you and your social service followers stoop so low? You have zero chance of winning the election, look at who you've surrounded yourself with.
Will you please STOP trying to help xxxx, your destroying what her chance to help the town, PLEASE STOP HELPING
Test sites connected 567954
Good morning xxxx how things? xxxx I hope you realize that with xxxx helping you you're cooked, bye, bye...
Mr. xxxx needs to stop all his nonsense. He is man who finds trouble wherever he goes. One need not look very far into xxxx past before all the skeletons fall out. (Deleted personal attack) He needs to stop attacking those who are truly trying to make our world a better place (Deleted personal attack)
TED DESALVATORE WILL DO THE CITY OF FITCHBURG WELL TO NOT LISTEN TO THESE IDIOTS THAT POST THEIR GARBAGE DUE TO THEIR PERSONAL FUEDS WITH HIM...AND KEEP DOING WHAT HE IS DOING. WE NEED A MAN WHO IS WILLING TO STAND AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE ARE DISHONEST AND THOSE WHO BRING THEIR OWN SPECIAL BRAND OF FILTH TO THE CITY! BRAVO TO TED FOR BEING SUCH A MAN!!AS FOR THE UNICOW...WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT IN THE SANE WORLD? THE MR.ANNOYMOUS THAT FIRST POSTED THIS BLOG SEEMS TO HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST A "BEING" WITH ONE HORN, SINCE HE IS THE PICTURE MOST THINK OF WHEN REFERRING TO THE DEVIL... THE NASTY ONE WITH TWO HORNS...THAT IS SO HIM!!!! YOU SHOULD REALLY BRING A STOP TO YOUR BULLYING THAT YOU ARE DOING VIA THE INTERNET AND REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE A MAN WITH A PAST THAT COULD VERY WELL COME BACK LIVE AND IN COLOR TO HAUNT YOU. GOOD ALWAYS WINS OVER EVIL EVENTUALLY. YOU DO NOT REPRESENT GOOD AND NEVER HAVE FOR A DAY IN YOUR LIFE xxxx GOD HELP YOU, YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO HIDE. BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE FOREVER!
ask the (Deleted personal attack) and you are correct in that you see no posts in support of Ted DeSalvatore because you have them deleted. You cannot think that people are really that dumb to have not figured that out now can you? If so you really are certifiably crazy.It is not even so much that so many are defending Ted (Deleted personal attack)
thank you so much for writing Sen. Kerry. That was a brillaint idea. write to a politician who truly is a war veteran. that is great! He has access to all things xxxx (Deleted personal attack) kerry has a habit of getting to the truth (Deleted personal attack) that is better than waitng for Santa to arrive with ALL the reindeers! John Kerry on the case (Deleted personal attack) oh I am so excited! thanks so much from the bottom of my heart! xxxx you got some bright people on your side. with friends like them who needs enemies. they may as well have taken the shovel from your hand and finished off burying you. they made the work of others so much easier. i can hardly contain my excitemnet at the thought of Kerry (Deleted personal attack) Can't you just see it..."Live on channel 5 news, Senator Kerry (Deleted personal attack)."????? I cannot wait. won't xxxx love the news crews filming the front of your house for the lead story on the six o'clock news? natalie Jacobson will wish she had stayed around to cover that senational head line.
(Deleted personal attack)
on that note dare i say, "THANK YOU" for the suggetion of writing my state senator , John Kerry, (Deleted) I am not going to email him, but rather send him a very detailed letter by registered mail- which will of course grab their attention given the thousands of pieces of mail his office receives on a daily basis- and i am gonna give him all the background info on this matter (Deleted personal attack) HE has the power and the wherewithall (Deleted personal attack)(Deleted personal attack)
I am looking forward TO seeing my commentaries printed in the Gazette and Sentinel. Cannot delete those noW can you "administrator" AKA xxxx? EVERY POST I AND OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN THAT YOU HAVE DELETED HAVE ALSO BEEN FORWARDED TO BOTH THE GAZETTE (WHO WROTE THE FIRST STORY) AND ANOTHER MORE WIDELY KNOWN NEWS OUTLET.YOU PLAYED THE WRONG HAND THIS TIME. YOUR WEB OF LIES IS SPUN SO TIGHTLY THAT YOU ARE STRANGLING YOURSELF. AS YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD BY ANYONE WHO KNOWS YOU...YOU ARE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY (AND YOU HAVE MANY), YOU NEED NO HELP IN THE SELF DESTRUCTION DEPT. YOU DO SUCH A GOOD JOB ON yO' SELFi cannot wait for my conference with kerry. FINALLY YOU WILL PAY FOR THE EVIL LIFE OF LIES YOU HAVE LEAD SINCE (Deleted personal attack)
advice fo rxxxx, STOP THE FRAUD!
xxxx sucks and wont win
Right xxxx? how long will it take you to censor this? Faker
YOU CAN DELETE TIL THE "UNICOW" COMES HOME. FACTS ARE FACTS. (Deleted personal attack) IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH. I PREFER LAUNDRY THAT IS HUNG OUT TO DRY, ESPECIALLY xxxx . NO, xxxx IS NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE. (Deleted personal attack) SO AS I SAID, DELETE TO YOUR LITTLE HEARTS DESIRE. I AM AIMING FOR A MUCH MORE PULIC FORUM, WHERE PAPER TRAILS ARE SURE TO STOP HIM DEAD IN HIS TRACKS. HISTORY DOES NOT LIE!! (Deleted personal attack)
DELETE, DELETE, AND DELETE SOME MORE. TRUTH ALWAYS WINS OUT. FUNNY HOW YOU DELETE ONLY THE ONES THAT SPEAK AGAINST YOU , xxxx YOU WILL NOT WIN THIS BATTLE. AND THE SAD PART IS (Deleted personal attack)I HAVE THE BEST "WEAPON" OF ALL...TRUTH!
xxxx is very familiar with (Deleted personal attack)
NO DEEP END HERE, YOU HAVE JUMPED INTO THE SHALLOW END HEAD FIRST.ONCE AGAIN YOU DID NOT THINK ABOUT THE LIES YOU WOULD TELL BEFORE (Deleted personal attack) YOU WISH YOU HAD GONE OFF THE DEEP END SO WOULD HAVE A LITTLE MORE TIME BEFORE REACHING THE BOTTOM AND BEING STOPPED IN YOUR TRACKS. (Deleted personal attack) you profess to have this blog site for everything but what you do actualy intend it for, xxxx let it be known that threats do not accomplish the ultimate goal (action does) and that would be getting you to stop with your (Deleted personal attack)
i certainly hope that you do indeed forward every single post to the right people. those very same people will soon play a part (Deleted personal attack)
your so called "say no" blog site was started in response to a man who stood up to you and refused to accept your bullying under the guise of (deleted personal attack)
i know one of the candidiates very well and think that xxxx would make a very fine mayor, i always have. xxxx has what it takes. but i and those i know who know you will not sit back anymore and allow you to play the sick games (Deleted). People will make their decision of who they will elect as their next mayor. (Deleted personal attack)
when you die i can hear all the jibber jabber that will be going around about you at your own service, amongst the very few who will show. you will leave behind what? nothing that matters! (Deleted personal attack)
and do you think that people are not smart enough to figure out that when you post, "i see no positive comments in support of desalvatore", that people do not know that YOU have deleted any positive comment posted. do you really think that people are as stupid as you ARE?(Deleted personal attack)
you have a blog site that gives you your jollies where you think you are so clever. but again you are a just a big time LOSER! and you will lose it all just because of your own BIG FAT MOUTH!
SENATOR KERRY IS THE PERFECT CHOICE OF A STATE REP TO HANDLE THIS MATTER. (Deleted personal attack)
there are a few of us who will be meeting personally with Sen. Kerry and we will give him every document that we have dug up on you and he can find the rest (Deleted personal attack)
so good luck to you because you are going to need it. (Deleted personal attack)
just say no, you are so off base it is frightening that you could be that D-U-M-B! MY political affiliation is well established and I have been at my job for many years now. You are the ingenious one (at least in your own head) who thinks that your identity is not WELL KNOWN. We are not as confused as you seem to be. so sorry to disappoint ya though jsntd! I'll try to make it up to ya someday. Now go back to the crocodile tears and keep on thinking, "my oh my, how do i get myself out of another fine mess I have gotten MYSELF into?"we are waiting....delete, delete,delete.
(8/6/07 – Guess Kerry couldn’t make it after all....) almost forgot to give you the news...they are checking Sen Kerry's schedule to see when he will be available for a face to face. Should hear back by the end of the week. That is gonna be one hell of a pow wow!
All of xxxx functions revolve around alchohol, a mans man I guess you could say.
Is xxxx a friend of Bill W. ? That could be the reason xxxx would stay away from alcohol. xxxx could chime on that one, xxxx been sober many years now, and that's great.
It's official xxxx has dropped out of the Race!!!!! xxxx has ruined xxxx bid for Mayor!!!!!!
xxxx i see you are up to your old tricks again. you just NEVER learn. (Deleted personal attack)
(Deleted personal attack)
the second coming is near!!(Deleted)
xxxx xxxx can never win
It's nice to see xxxx removed xxxx pictures from xxxx site, with you xxxx as her spokeperson she hasnt a chance.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
"August 23. 2007 12:00AM
Online store hopes to survive mayoral race
This concerns an article, "Feud keeps headquarters closed" (Telegram & Gazette, July 25).
Lucy Castro Westlake owns a quiet business called Lucy’s Online Collectibles at 147-167 Main St. in Fitchburg, with no face-to-face customer contact with the public selling collectibles on-line through eBay. We quietly do everything with cameras and computers.
We don’t cause problems for anyone. Our goal is to quietly do what we’re doing and in the future set up a free training clinic named Alternative Income Solutions to help others learn all there is to know by actual hands-on training.
Our peace and quiet has been violated. A man running for mayor, who stated he’s "for small business," has accessed our locked business without our permission, torn down paper in our front warehouse and placed campaign signs in every window, even the front door. He’s trashed and damaged collectibles on the windowsill because they were in the way.
After this, he gave us his personal guarantee that our business operations wouldn’t be compromised or intruded upon. After a clear agreement, the campaign continued to take everything in their area that they didn’t want and indiscriminately piled these items on top of ours, damaging business inventory.
There’s no reasoning with these people. The response we got was, "You picked a fight with the wrong guy, you pushed my buttons."
We’re responding because Councilor Ted E. DeSalvatore called us street trash. We hope to survive his campaign, as it’s very disruptive to our business.
JOHN and LUCY WESTLAKE
EAS, the city of Fitchburg does have a police department, but DeSalvatore was just part of a group that ran the chief (a great man) out of town. They then put their own guy in office. I don't know this guy, but the situation being what it is, I'm not thinking much is going to be done against DeSalvatore. This is just another in the LONG list of reasons NOT to vote for this guy!
DeSalvatore thinks he is above the law. He is only out to make a name for himself and does not care about the rest of us. I have one for him, but can't write it in an open forum. My husband and I call him 'slash & burn DeSalvatore'. He has also been aligning himself with some of Fitchburg's low-lifes. Apparently, one of his 'good buddies' is the owner of Club Karma or what ever that dive bar is calling themselves today. I HOPE the citizens of Fitchburg have more common sense than to elect DeSalvatore. I'd rather have Mylott, and he's almost single-handedly buried this city.
Doesn't Fitchburg have a police dept. that can take care of that bum? Breaking and entering is still a fairly serious offense as far as I know. If he tried that in Worcester he'd be in serious trouble.
To respond to the other comment, DeSalvatore isn't a democrat. He's supposedly an independent, though his campaign manager donates money to republicans and DeSalvatore's own views clearly skew in that direction as well.Regardless, good luck to the Westlakes. Mr. DeSalvatore has been an embarrassment to Fitchburg as long as he's been in office.
go get them. the bums of the democrat party.let all the voters know who they can not trust.
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Sunday, August 19, 2007
The rumor is circulating the DeSalvo was accepted for membership in the Knights of Columbus, an organization which requires that applicants for membership are "practical Catholics" in good standing with the Holy See (Vatican.)
Surely this rumor is unfounded. DeSalvo is a known anti-Catholic who, when he first darkened the virtual doors of the City of Fitchburg, hounded neighbors and acquaintances, thumping his protestant Bible, telling them that if they were Catholics they were going to hell and had to be saved.
Surely the local Knights of Columbus hasn't been duped into granting him membership.
Say it isn't so!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I think DeSalvo should try...
taking a Dale Carnegie course (9%)
getting new false teeth (9%)
sleeping in a communal tent (9%)
using a portapotty (9%)
getting his buttons fixed (9%)
changing his medications (13%)
eating from a dumpster (27%)
moving - again (100%)
Monday, August 6, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Campaign manager needs anger control
We had a bad experience at the parade on July 4.
My husband and I were watching the parade from Monument Park, in Fitchburg. Clark Patterson, Ted DeSalvatore’s mayoral campaign manager, attempted to hand us some of Mr. DeSalvatore’s campaign fliers. We refused them, telling him that we would probably vote for Lisa Wong for mayor. When Mr. Patterson heard this he became very angry and asked us in a very loud voice why we would want to vote for her. We told him we thought she was the best-qualified candidate because of her education and her positive attitude.
Mr. Patterson said that while Ms. Wong was director of Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority she put it in the red. This is not true. I was very badly frightened by Mr. Patterson’s demeanor. I am extremely upset that Clark Patterson would verbally assault senior citizens. He needs to take a course in anger management.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
We don't moderate this board. However, there are standards for decency and safety that are the responsibility of every blog owner, and there are boundaries. This isn't the "Drive DeSalvatore Insane" site (some might argue it's too late for one of those.) This isn't the "I Hate Ted" site. This IS the "Say No To DeSalvo and here's why site" and we feed his own words and actions back to him. If he chokes and vomits on his own words, well it was a sandwich of his own making.
If it's racist or bigoted (other than quoted DeSalvatore remarks), it ain't sticking here.
If it's totally gross, it ain't sticking here.
If it's ranting about Unicow being the devil with one horn - well that ain't sticking here either.
Most important, if it's threatening to harm anyone in any way, it not only ain't sticking here, it's being sent on to the folks it needs to be sent to.
This site has one purpose: to shine the spotlight on DeSalvatore.
Or in his own words, to "focus on what's bad."
When he loses the election, or withdraws, the site will come down. He's welcome to live in Fitchburg alongside us, provided he abides by the law. We simply want people to know from a political perspective the kind of man who is asking for their vote.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
"Mr. DeSalvatore, was more blunt in his assessment of the Mylott era. Mr. DeSalvatore has been critical of the mayor's handling of city finances.
'We have a great many things in the city of Fitchburg to be proud of,'Mr. DeSalvatore said. “But concentrating on what’s great isn’t what we need right now. We need to focus on what’s bad.' "
Sunday, July 29, 2007
July 25. 2007 12:00AM
Feud keeps HQ closed
Tenant spat diverts campaign
By M. Elizabeth Roman TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
FITCHBURG— City Councilor and mayoral candidate Ted E. DeSalvatore said he’s never backed down from a fight.
Even when the fight is with an eBay retailer, John Westlake, who shares a common area with Mr. DeSalvatore’s new campaign headquarters at 147 Main St.
Because of the continuing feud, Mr. DeSalvatore said, he will delay opening his doors to voters until Mr. Westlake is evicted.
“He’s trying to provoke me into a fight,” Mr. DeSalvatore said. “He’s unpredictable. He wants conflict. I will not put people in harm’s way.”
The awkward rental space at 147 Main St. is divided into four parts. Three storefront spaces have double doors on each connecting wall, creating a pass-through from one space to the next. One of Mr. Westlake’s areas, where he photographs and organizes eBay items, sits directly behind Mr. DeSalvatore’s campaign headquarters and is separated by a white cloth that hangs from a rope attached to the walls.
About once a week Mr. Westlake uses a large wooden cart to transport items from his staging area through the double doors connecting Mr. DeSalvatore’s space to a storefront office leased by Mr. Westlake.
Mr. DeSalvatore said Mr. Westlake is a nuisance who passes through the double doors just to antagonize campaign workers.
“I taped it (the double doors) shut. I tried to come to a truce … but now he will have to go through the back,” Mr. DeSalvatore said.
However, Mr. Westlake paints a different picture of the feud, saying that an initial disagreement has escalated into a full-scale sabotage of his business. And he points to a tape-recorded interchange with Mr. DeSalavtore as proof that he’s the victim of harassment from the public official.
Mr. Westlake, of Westminster, warehouses hundreds of eclectic items at the location — statuettes of knights in suits of armor, ceramic figurines, pottery and a slot machine — that he sells online through his wife’s business, Lucy’s Online Collectibles, better known to eBay users by the seller handle bargintwister.
Mr. Westlake became tearful when describing the problems he said began a few weeks ago with an unauthorized entry into his business and placement of campaign signs in his storefront windows. Mr. Westlake said he keeps the windows covered with white paper so that passers-by are not tempted to steal his valuable inventory and computer.
“When I took down those signs, I gained an enemy,” said Mr. Westlake, a disabled Air Force veteran who said he takes medication for post-traumatic stress disorder. “He says he’s for small business, but he violated my rights. He’s willing to step on anyone to become mayor.”
Mr. DeSalvatore agreed that their problems began with the signs. He said he thought he had permission to put up the signs, so he got a janitor to let him in when Mr. Westlake was not there. Since the incident, he said, Mr. Westlake has been trying to make his life miserable.
Janitor Charlene Mann said she was “hoodwinked” into letting Mr. DeSalvatore in to Mr. Westlake’s business. She also said she witnessed the tape-recorded interchange on Sunday between the pair.
“It was classic bully power moves,” Ms. Mann said of Mr. DeSalvatore’s behavior. “John tried to negotiate the peace, but (Mr. DeSalvatore) didn’t want that peace.”
Ms. Mann said at one point Mr. Westlake kneeled and begged Mr. DeSalvatore to leave him alone.
On the tape, Mr. DeSalvatore is heard saying, “It’s too late. You pushed my buttons.”
Mr. Westlake contacted police on Sunday claiming that Mr. DeSalvatore was bullying him, according to the police log. Mr. Westlake said the confrontation with Mr. DeSalvatore Sunday may keep him from coming back to his business.
“I don’t know what to do,” Mr. Westlake said. He said he contacted a criminal investigator at the state attorney general’s office Monday about the incident. A spokeswoman said the office does not confirm nor deny if an investigation is being pursued.
“When Ted said he was going to drive the bad elements out of Fitchburg, I didn’t think I was part of that. I’m not the poster child for Main Street. But I still have dreams. How can this be right?” Mr. Westlake said.
Mr. DeSalvatore said he is working with the landlord, Gerald Martel, to get Mr. Westlake evicted. Then he added that he chose the site to make a point.
“I represent the middle ground. I don’t shy away from street trash,” he said.
© 2007 Worcester Telegram & Gazette Corp.
Monday, July 23, 2007
33. August 9, 2003 3:23 PM
» Ted E. DeSalvatore - Re: Wrong Reading of Scripture
In response to message posted by BrAelredBernard:
I have read much of this string and find most of what you have stated to be informative and truthful until I got to the bit on Daniel and the prince of the eunuchs. You seemed to dig as deep as possible to imply some form of homosexuality and even went as far as to say God himself had promoted it so I had to go back to the first post and find you asking this questionâ€¦
You wrote, "My question is and you have yet to answer: where did Jesus say homosexuality was wrong?"
Now I wonder what the driving force is behind all the extensive information that seems to imply that Godâ€™s word from the Old Testament has become totally invalid since the ministry of Christ. The basic morality of the Old Testament including references to sex with animals, incest, homosexuality and others are still true teachings and only someone that is into some sort of improper behavior may want to discredit the scriptural reference to it but that wonâ€™t change the sickness that drives the activity. In recent days weâ€™ve seen clergy being allowed to fill a position of leadership who himself is open about his controversial lifestyle. Weâ€™ve heard all about abuses of other men who are also leaders that have fallen and used their positions wrongfully.
Jesus himself turned over the tables of the money changers in the temple which makes me wonder how he may have responded to the teaching of homosexuality as being a normal alternative contrary to his fatherâ€™s creation since the first two humans where a man and a woman. With what seems to be the train of thought for todayâ€™s modern, opened minded, tolerant, non-responsible Christian who maintains a do as you wish and where you wish mentality, God should have started with two men and we wouldnâ€™t be able to have this conversation at all!
Forgiveness and love, promoting good behavior and helping those that have unhealthy habits is what should be but isnâ€™t. I have problems too but I donâ€™t and wonâ€™t expect my local church to allow me to bring my personal sins to be displayed with total disregard of all others in the congregation. My God, think of the children!
Just the other day I got it in my mind to clarify something that had bothered me for many years however I just never looked it up. It has to do with the 3rd commandment.
â€œExodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.â€
The word â€œvainâ€ seems to be used in the context of deception and misuse.
vain - H7723
From the same as H7722 in the sense of desolating; evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally (especially guile); figuratively idolatry (as false, subjectively), uselessness (as deceptive, objectively; also adverbially in vain): - false (-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity.
Gee, and most people think its using Godâ€™s name when swearing but thatâ€™s not it at all. It is more obviously used in the context of teaching something contrary to what God would have taught or more directly twisting and or changing the word of God to perform something contrary to the truth. As you seem to like the use of Strongâ€™s numbers I would advise taking a close look at â€œguileâ€ since that seems to have a lot to do with the meaning of â€œvainâ€ in this context.
guile (gil) noun
1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
2. Obsolete. A trick or stratagem.
guiled, guilÂ·ing, guiles
To beguile; deceive.
Jesus asks us to come as children. To much knowledge may in fact get in our way. The point you may be trying to make in favor of a behavior the word says no to could be the beginning of your end. Iâ€™m am cautiously proceeding with my walk since I just got out of a two year relationship with a church I shouldnâ€™t have been in.
Now to answer your question.
Mat 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Every word! How you choose to read that is up to you but please donâ€™t change it to fit your need to make something acceptable that you canâ€™t yourself stop. I ask for forgiveness with my weaknesses and believe the promise of Jesus that I am forgiven. I will never try to implement some sort of change within the word of God that somehow condones wrong, immoral or unnatural behavior.
The daily bombardment of immorality weakens the strongest of us and Iâ€™m no exception. If I was in an accident and received an incredible wound the wound would have to be tended otherwise infection, fever and death would surely follow. No manipulation of the word will help that. Spiritual and physical ailments must be dealt with, not explained away and left to fester. When was the last time you cut yourself? Did you just let it bleed or get some ointment and a bandage? I would hope you didnâ€™t just stand there and let it drip.
Just as God has said in the Old Testament that I shouldnâ€™t Kill, he has also told me other things I shouldnâ€™t do. Concentrate on that, not the judgments and the penalties. Christ asked us to be forgiving of those that do wrong, not except some sort of perverted teaching that it is now all okay because Jesus said so. HE DID NOT!
Long ago a group representing the Gay Liberation Association of Rochester, New York visited my social studies class while I was in high school. One of the members stated something I will never forget. At the time I was not a Christian however had a great hope that God and Jesus did exist. The statement was, â€œJesus was a homosexual.â€ I and my other classmates, absolutely appalled by the statement, escorted the entire group out of our school and asked the school to remove the teacher who invited the group to speak to us. This was 1973 and the push to make us except that attitude continues. That teacher became a guidance counselor. Go figure! I learned later that he was at one time or another the president of the Rochester branch of Gay Liberation Association.
People who stand outside the place of what is appropriate will always try to justify and or infect as many others as they can. There is strength in numbers. The body of Christ is being divided over every little thing as Lucifer revels in its weakening, the army of Christ is quickly becoming ineffective. We must put up our best fight however nothing will prevent scripture from being fulfilled. These things must come to pass and the end of things as they are, will be realized.
May God bless you and keep you from harm.
-- posted by Ted E. DeSalvatore
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
"My name is Ted E. DeSalvatore."
"City counsel is responsible to all of us including those in low income districts and their activities must begin showing care without discrimination."
"Our local police believe we must live with the lawlessness and the only correction is more funding for police. I believe that our participation is a must and they must accept that participation."
"Every negative article that shows up in news about Fitchburg diminishes the value of all our homes."
"Where you find renters and low income you find crime. Why? No sense of community, responsibility or respect."
"Homelessness is a fact of life as well as an issue that must be examined. Our health and safety is being jeapordized enough to cause great alarm. Our neighborhoods as well as wooded areas around our city are being used as campsites and toilets. If we are going to provide anything for the homeless it must be done only with the utmost of safety for our community being placed first."
"They need a place with facilities." "Maybe state land, just outside our city"
"At night they are also living in cars and trucks along the street just feet from the homes of other residents who have no idea whom they aer sharing the neighborhood with."
"Unless these unfortunate individuals are given housing and help outside the city, as well as away from the stores that carry alcohol and dealers selling drugs, they will never be able to return to society in a functional way."
"True, we can't as a city afford housing for all the homeless, nor can we be so accomodating as to invite more to come but we must provide something somewhere for those that are here even if only OPEN PARTY TENTS AND PORT-A-POTTIES."
"There should be no disagreement on this issue."
"In addition to compromising our safety some homeless may be involved in the frequent break-ins, cars and homes alike. By giving them a DESIGNATED AREA and remanding them to stay clear of our neighborhoods the job of our police department may get easier, break-ins may be reduced and our officers may be allowed to put more of their time on other issues."
"We as a nation love to help and sometimes that help is nonproductive."
"MANY HOMELESS EAT FROM DUMPSTERS AND GARBAGE CANS AND ARE COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THAT"
"I will have no alliances that supercede my responsibilities to this city and most especially the 4th ward."
Ted E. DeSalvatore
Your next 4thWard Counsellor"