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East Haven on its Green. The Mayor, during his speech, once again chooses to offend voters in town when he referred to America as a Christian country.

In so doing so he failed to recognize that one of the things that make our country great is the religious freedoms that exist, and the many diverse religious populations in our town, such as our Muslim, Jewish, Indian and Jehovah Witnesses friends and neighbors.

This speech followed his t and choosing to go on vacation instead of attending that brought many neighbors together for a meal and the start of the healing process in the community.

The to keep his campaign promise of rolling back taxes by 17 percent for all residents. June Tax bills will soon be upon us and as will be shown the failure of this Mayor to keep his promise to rollback taxes for all residents will indeed have a devastating effect on those living on fixed incomes such as Social Security...Shame on You Mr Mayor...Where I come from when we make a promise we keep it we do not offer flimsy excuses and point the finger at others but accept the responsibility of keep our promises that we made.

I attended as a disabled resident and after the Mayor had finished greeting other attendees and told them it was good to see them, I asked The Mayor why he had not greeted me in the same Manor and he informed me that it probably wasn’t good to see me. Really Mayor is that what you think about the town’s disabled residents?

If this is the case then the Mayor is choosing to discriminate against Minority Group one which I fight for day in and day out to make sure that we as East Haven Residents are treated fair and with the respect we so rightly deserve as this indeed is a civil rights issue and my brothers and sisters in the disabled community deserve to be treated with respect and dignity by the non disabled residents of our community but especially our elected officials.

The Mayor applied for and was rightfully denied the opportunity to double dip the pension system. He may have to he wrongly collected while previously in office. By the way how many of you have visited the East Haven Courier site and watched the footage of our Mayor who claims to have a bad back jumping around like a jitterbug on a hot tin roof at The Latino Expo?

I encourage you to view the footage if you have not already as it shows the Mayor jumping around, hooting and hollering, waving his arms all this with a bad back?...Let us not forget about his Jogging and Golfing activities.

The Mayor has in 5 months , after proclaiming that the door to his office would always be open and he would be accessible to residents. On Friday May 11th I went to the early in the afternoon and the door to the office was locked tight and his office was inaccessible therefore the Mayor has broken another promise to residents.

I would like to offer my well wishes to all that we're involved in involving a truck and a bus in which any East Haven residents were injured. It is my sincerest thoughtss that all involved will recover from this tragic accident. Having said that one has to wonder why the Mayor could not do the right thing and make a formal statement wishing the residents that were involved a speedy recovery? The families of those involved and those residents directly involved in the accident are in my daily thoughts and will remain in my prayers.

God Bless the Town of East Haven and our many residents that call this great community of ours the shining star of the shoreline home.

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Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Becki, when I communicate with you or anyone else for that matter, who is NOT a brainless antagonist, I promise to be more polite. And. yes I do need the last word, don't you? LOL.
Anthony May 18, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Joe said he was lowering taxes by 17% then RAISED taxes and masked it with the lower reval excuse. A lie is a lie. The end of Joe's term can't come soon enough my friend Luigi or whoever you are.
Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Yes citizen, it seems both parties have said things while campaigning that turn out to be a "stretch" of the truth. I remember Capone promising not to raise our taxes too, and then BOOM....17%. I also remember a promise of a five Million dollar surplus, that apparently was actually earmarked to pay four millions nine hundred and eighty thousand dollars ($4,980,000.00) in bills, leaving a mere $200k. Frankly it's easy to see how some promises are made when based on believing the other guy is NOT a liar. But, you are right, both sides know how to "stretch" the truth.
Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Anthony, I feel sorry for you, your obvious distain for Maturo is evident. Your facts and knowledge are however a bit skewed. You are indeed free to make your vote count at the next election. Hope you have a better outcome for your effort. Have a great weekend, the weathers too nice to worry, and life's too short!
CitizenVoice May 18, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Luigi, I don't know Mr. Maturo personally. He is probably a great guy to his family & friends. Just because someone feels he is not a competent mayor and can't wait til the end of his term, doesn't mean he has distain for the man. In my opnion, I think he would do a fine job behind the deli at Stop & Shop.
Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Citizen, I did mis-speak, the word I meant was disdain, and here is the definition. "The feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt". I'd say that is accurate in regard to Anthony's feelings. As to the Deli counter comment, yeah I'm sure of that too, LOL. You know why that's true? Because Maturo is a people person, he enjoys working with and helping people. While his quick and "casual" vocal demeanor has gotten him in trouble a few times (no doubt), especially with his detractors like yourself. There are many still who love him because of, NOT in-spite of his "regular Joe" casual style. Too bad for those that confuse his casual demeanor for something else.
Casual Demeanor?....How about lack of work ethic?
Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 08:10 PM
WOW... The fact that you could even spell "ethics" is a miracle, as you possess non yourself. That's two things you're light on....brains and ethics. Care to try for three......nitwit?
Luigi, So now once again you choose to resort to name calling. How typical of you whenever you are confronted with something you feel uncomfortable with or you feel questions those that you hold up on a pedestal you resort to name calling instead of carrying on a conversation that would yield any positive results.
Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Yes Robert, you got me confused with someone who will sit back and take your snide, juvenile remarks and cower. You get exactly what you dish......you are a punk. Plain and Simple........................get it?
Luigi (the original) May 18, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Robert, you want a "serious" and informed conversation? REALLY? Or do you just SAY that when you are trumped? I will be MORE more than happy to meet you and discuss this further.
Ivanna D. Truth May 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Robert you do nothing but run your yap about everything in the Joe camp. Lets see He's bashed for not reaching out to the latino community yet when he does your running your mouth because he's "SHUFFLING HIS FEET" but i guess he shouldn't because he's got a bad back. SPeaking off, how many lawn signs did you cart around for April with yours? Anyway He's picking on Carl Perez because he has a latino last name. Completely idiotic considering Maturo went above and beyond to show it wasn't about control of the BOPC. You attack Musco about his job history, yet never every seem to mention Mauro, his gun charges or his previous work history with the town. Did you have these same complaints about the Mayors office when April was taking off with Erica for new york or who knows where else? Yet when someone pokes holes in your idiotic accusations and theories you cry and say they're picking on a disabled person. Grow a set will you.
Ann Della Camera May 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Becki, I have said what I had to say in my last blog. I will blog when I deem fit when I see someone that is intelligent and not name calling, whining, and putting people down as is done by many on here. Kindly do not advice me where and when I belong and can have my say. You have been rude in many blogs, so down play the innocent now. I respect the few oh here that have something nice to say, or give advice without putting the person down. There are so many that lie on here, but I know more than you think and know who is factual and who is not. Please just leave me alone and feel free to do all the dirty work you want on here.
Ann Della Camera May 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Luigi, Your very welcome, I found it to be tacky and very ignorant of anyone to say that to you.
CitizenVoice May 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Ahhhh Luigi, I knew this day would come... we both agree on something! Hear that sound?... listen... Its me doing the Happy Dance!!! You said, "As to the Deli counter comment, yeah I'm sure of that too, LOL." So, is Stop & Shop hiring? You just wrote him the best reference ever.
Flowers May 19, 2012 at 01:14 PM
It's a real credit to the citizens of East Haven that a post on National Prayer day draws 144 comments. Hamburgers 28...Prayer 144. Prayer is the clear winner. Fellow Easties, I'm proud of you. Say a few prayers for me.
Flowers, I also am proud of our fellow East Haven Citizens that choose to be productive members of our community and make East Haven the best it can be for all residents. Prayer is a positive tool in bringing about change but let us not forget it also takes people being active and taking positive action to bring about long lasting positive change.
Luigi (the original) May 19, 2012 at 03:07 PM
LOL....oh please......I thought you had more class than Robert. You're acting just like him, taking what I said out of context and trying to make it something else......... WHATEVER (it's cute). Have a good weekend and be a good "citizen".
Patrick Madley May 19, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Are we all still arguing on here? Hahahahaha. Well, it's East Haven and that's why these news outlets love our town! But, I will say, although I am not a proponent of the mayor he is our elected official an should be treated with respect and dignity- just like a governor or president. Whether you believe that or not. The mayor has made mistakes and done things people don't agree with but he is still our mayor. I urge everyone to work together to make the community better.
The Mayor is a political figure thus a public figure and his track record is therefore opened to be scrutinized by the public at large that would include yours truly. I respect the office of Mayor as I do that of the President and other such offices. In the case of the Mayor I respect the Office but not the man who currently holds that office or his current policies. I agree with you Patrick we should all work together to make the community better. That is why I have held numerous food drives in the past that have benefitted East Haven residents and on Aug 4th and 5th I will be holding a two day event at Stop and Shop in Trolley Square to help our local Food Pantry and our neighbors in need. I also will be holding a Food Drive on June 2 in North Haven to benefit the North Haven Food Bank.
Rosie May 19, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Really, tooting your own horn again?? Most people who volunteer their time for good do so not wanting or needing any accolades. It is to bad all the "good" you always tell anyone who will listen about gets lost in all the vindictive nonsense you blog about. It amazes me that someone who so wants everyone to know how much they do can be the same person who is so nasty. Really, it is lost on me...
Rosie May 19, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Hmmm...President Obama can joke with the President of France about french fries and there is no cries for removal???? What????
CitizenVoice May 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM
C'mon Luigi, where's your sense of humor? The sun is shining & its a beautiful day. Have a great weekend.
Patrick Madley May 19, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Rosie, your comments are so funny! In a serious way. I love reading your comments because you tell it like it is.
Ah, but you see Rosie you were able to speak freely about the President because he is a public figure just as the Mayor is.
Lise Cavallaro May 20, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Thank you Ann and Rosie..I would love to meet you both, as it seems we think along the same lines. If you would like to get in touch, I am on Facebook and Julie also has my work email. I know..this is getting SO old!!
Rosie May 20, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Thank you, Patrick...I try. I hope you will still "visit" when you are away for college. I would miss your comments!!
Drea Marino May 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I think Saturday Night Live would have a field day with this entire comment thread. The cast of characters is ripe for satire - truth IS stranger than fiction. Or maybe they can animate the tread ala " Fun with real audio ". I'd love to see that.
Drea,....what about the Simpsons?
Ann Della Camera May 25, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Lise, I would like very much to meet you and Rose alsom sorry it took so long for my answer but I have company from TX and have been pretty busy. After next Wed. I am pretty much free, check with rose and let me know. Your nice people, would be fun to meet.


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