AS YOUR STATION MANAGER, I WILL WORK HARD TO BRING THE STAFF AND THE BOARD MEMBERS OF MEDFORD COMMUNITY CABLEVISION, INC. TO JUSTICE, SO HELP ME GOD.
JOB APPLICATION - PART 1
Mark E. Rumley
Dear Solicitor Rumley and Attorney Scanlon:
Here are 7 points I would like to make:
2)THE HIRING PROCESS
3)MEDFORD'S PAST ACCESS TV REPUTATION NEEDS A VETERAN TO STEER IT CLEAR OF THOSE PAST PROBLEMS
4)CITY HALL DECEPTIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES
NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS ENVISIONED
6)REMOVING THE CENSORSHIP
7)ONE MAN HAS WORKED HARD FOR THE ACCESS TV STATION, FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND DESERVES TO BE HIRED, AND BE PROTECTED FROM FUTURE FALSE ALLEGATIONS.
"The City of Medford is an Equal
A few examples:
---as you know, I prevailed over the City Council President, Rick Caraviello, in a court of law on January 31, 2017.
The malicious prosecution filed by Caraviello, the Medford Police Department and the office of District Attorney Marian Ryan had no basis in fact and, I believe, allegedly was designed - in part - to keep me off of the public access station.
Winning that case foiled the plans of city hall, didn't it? The case showed clear bias; the victory proved Medford city officials lied.
Access TV can be part of stopping that kind of anti-social behavior by a government under Plan A sadly lacking in discipline, honesty and public service.
---that I was the sole person to respond to the previous mayor - responding to the RFP regarding operating the television station, and due to my many public records requests regarding access television, I submit that the city of Medford's claim of being an Equal Opportunity Employer is questionable and is a highly suspicious claim.
Medford needs to reward the most qualified person who is also the one person who has kept the Access TV issue alive.
Mr. Rumley must remember that he determined that this resident worked tirelessly to benefit the community (paraphrasing the sentiment stated in the solicitor's office.)
Joe Viglione as Executive Director will work for the community, will be an example of what a true public servant can be.
Joe Viglione will facilitate programming - the mission that has never been fulfilled or realized in Medford.
And by Medford doing the RIGHT thing, and not hiring someone as political payback, the community will have a chance to flourish at our Medford Media Center.
And the Mass Commission of Discrimination and the EEOC can look forward to not having to be part of the discussion.
Here are just some of my qualifications:
As I have filed two complaints with the Medford Police Department on Paul A. Camuso, husband of the woman accepting resumes - Jeanine Femina Camuso - and Ms. Camuso's own unprovoked attack on my person on a Facebook page operated by a twice-arrested former board member of Medford Community Cablevision, Inc. (she enabled the attacks when she complimented the attackers with a malicious "How nice" or something similar to that) makes it clear that her husband Paul's decade or so vendetta against this applicant would inhibit my ability to have honest consideration under Ms. Femino-Camuso given my superb resume.
At least three individuals were appointed or elected to their respective boards for the 501c3's operating those stations. Two of the individuals becoming presidents of the non-profits, all starting with their appearance on Joe Viglione's Visual Radio at 40 Canal Street Medford. This applicant was their initial step into the world of access TV.
That is the OUTREACH that the previous 501c3 failed to address, failed to deliver, as demanded by the Agreement with city hall.
The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity Employer*
This is a demand that Medford City Hall finally allow for equal opportunity. Equal Opportunity and Public Service are the two themes of this lengthy essay.
Mr. Camuso voted against a video directed and taped by Joe Viglione on Republic Parking and Mayor McGlynn, a video taped in September of 2014. Mr. Camuso, an individual who didn't fully comprehend the Open Meeting Law according to my experience with him, even though he took the pay as council president, decided the public didn't need to see a man's hard work and honest volunteer effort regarding the ten year contract rammed through against the wishes of the majority of Medford citizens.
This action by Mr. Camuso did not HELP the city of Medford, that bullying through a ten year deal HURT the city of Medford. So how can The City of Medford BE an Equal Opportunity Employer given this censorship information?
I was censored by Camuso, Fred Dello Russo and Adam Knight - and Rick Caraviello when he told me he had to moonlight for his company RC Limos, running out on the residents and that critical vote. (Under oath on 1/31/17 Mr. Caraviello said in a court of law "No" when asked if he ever moonlighted on the city council.)
But this applicant was not the only one censored. The entire city was and is slapped in the face when underhanded Medford Media Blackout moments happen as frequently as they do.
Mr. Rumley's great speech to Judge Jackson-Thompson in November of 2008, seven years ago, rings hollow when Mr. Rumley will threaten to sue if he - allegedly - is caught moonlighting or hears a parody that offends him, despite the fact that he is a public figure who has made MANY promises that he has not made good on.
Which, perhaps, is why the claim The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity Employer is as much malarkey as a mayor's actions resulting in a WRKO host calling Ms. Muccini-Burke a "charlatan."
That changes now.
The Camuso Family and TV3 Medford
In light of Ms. Femino-Camuso's involvement with the twice-arrested former board member of MCC TV3, her enabling boorish conduct aimed at smearing this applicant, and the many antagonistic and scary episodes of her husband harassing this applicant AND OTHERS during or after city council meetings, it would be ludicrous to have to suffer the slings and arrows previously suffered at the hands of the Camuso family when looking for employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity? What odds would Vegas give the Camuso family being honest about employing qualified individuals, or a mayor whose husband hurled an expletive - unprovoked - at a videographer with permission to tape at the Chevalier Theater.
Mayor Burke's husband, Assistant Court Clerk Brian S. Burke, as vulgar a man as you could ever encounter, would absolutely stand in the way of my employment, despite the fact that my qualifications are light years ahead of some of the political payback Mrs. Burke has installed in the corner office.
This letter is just a mirror showing the details of how Medford City Hall does not comply with the EEOC. It has to be put out in the open so that this important free speech component will not be abused the way the city of Medford has abused it since its inception.
TO STEER IT CLEAR OF PAST PROBLEMS
That the City of Medford is the laughingstock of the access television world is more evidence that no one currently working in the city of Medford - most notably the soon-to-be-exiled "Dr" Heidi Riccio - is qualified to hire the right person for the job.
Dr. Riccio, who was not honest about the true date of the opening of the station - is why an honest 501c3 rather than city hall in control, an honest 501c3 must be built to stop city hall from abusing the access funds.
This world, the public access world, is where I am a multiple award winner and currently have two "music director" titles at two stations - Malden and Somerville (Music Director of Live on Tape, Malden Access TV - as well as contributing to other musical events at the station, like last week's MATV marathon May 13; Somerville Media Center's "Boston Free Radio Digital Archive Music Director".) It is in this world that Medford needs an ambassador, especially given three decades of funny business which this journalist / producer has experienced first hand:
My contacts with access stations across Massachusetts are invaluable to build our new TV station. There is no "rebuilding" because the community feels that Medford never HAD an access TV station of any value. The ACM awards - which require money along with the application - were paid for - in part - by monies from cable subscribers illegally banned from the station. That cannot happen in the future, and the perpetrators of that stunt need to be required to give ALL financial details of the previous station before they will be allowed to enjoy the free speech that they denied others.
Each member of the staff and the board of directors of MCC is going to have to make a public apology and show us the financial records, on camera, or be denied access TV. That is to protect the station from the infection that stifled free speech.
Each person who denied access TV by a vote or by an assault will have to publicly apologize, and the financial records will have to be turned over to an objective third party, not Mr. Rumley who sat on their board of directors and who has an obvious conflict.
Mr. Rumley will also have to recuse himself from this job application because of that stated conflict of interest: he was on the board of directors of MCC and should not be allowed on the access station until the time that he hands over the financial records from the board he was a part of, and issues an apology to the public for dragging his feet and issuing double-talk and deceptions that pushed the goal posts back, but never delivered the access TV that Rumley's work for access implied that he would deliver.
It was Rumley's solemn duty. He was derelict in that obligation to our community.
a)Medford has given evidence over the past three decades that it does not know a thing about the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution or access television
He's the former president of TV3, yet still president of the corporate entity, MCC, Inc. as the AG's office refuses to allow the entity to dissolve citing that "law enforcement" could be impeded.
The TV3 president and his accomplices used access television monies to retaliate, admitting under oath that MCC monies were used when he appeared on the witness stand in Cambridge District Court, with Judge Timothy Gailey noting that the assertion of perjury against the TV3 President was not proved to be false ((regarding the false names of board members filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth))
The former 501c3 built the station - allegedly - on the fruit of the poisonous tree. Ex board members pawned off as current board members, yet Mayor McGlynn failed to call them out on it, despite being well aware of the deceptions.
City Hall stood by instead of implementing measures to strip the failed access station of the license to operate on the cable space, as it eventually did only when this resident and a city councilor kept the pressure on city hall. Whatever happened to the charges of racism against the station?
Even when a city councilor abandoned the project - only to come back after several victories that this writer had over the station and city hall, Joe Viglione kept the pressure on the suspicious 501c3 and the Mayor, Michael J. McGlynn, who seemed more afraid of certain individuals at MCC TV3 than he did the public footing the bill and being cheated out of access TV.
With public records requests and a camera, Joe Viglione kept documenting, kept exercising his First Amendment rights, against all obstacles, attacks, and smears perpetrated by the non-profit and certain individuals at city hall.
For that persistence and honest effort alone, Joe Viglione has EARNED the right to help this city and its residents; the right to operate the station to help this city. He just isn't married to the campaign manager of Mayor Stephanie Muccini-Burke or a deceptive employee of the sheriff's department, so real qualifications do not matter under this mayor. The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity Employer*
*If you are married to Burke's campaign manager, allegedly dating her son, married to an employee of the sheriff's office, or allegedly sleeping it off in a new room at the DPW....but I digress... though it is something that could raise eyebrows at the MCAD and the EEOC if practices like that are found to be real and qualified people are denied employment.
What? You didn't see the asterisk? I've sure felt it, Chief Sacco.
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July 14, 2016 Lisa Evangelista posts
Community Outreach, Medford High School, Medford Vocational Technical High School
Exhibit A content:
NOT WHAT OUR FOUNDERS ENVISIONED
On or about March 26, 2016 at a meeting of the school committee:
If City Hall happened to be a for-profit company MGL93a would have something to say about the deceptions and foot-dragging over First Amendment issues and cable tv subscriber monies.
On March 28, 2017 - almost two months to the day that I vanquished Richard F. Caraviello in a court of law (1/31/17) - Caraviello stomped on First Amendment rights by phoning the police to WRONGFULLY DENY Facebook Live at the City Council of Medford; censorship when this applicant for the job was IN COMPLIANCE WITH CARAVIELLO'S WISHES at the council regarding where to tape Facebook Live.
Caraviello did this just to be a bully again, just to retaliate, denying those without cable TV the opportunity to see the council meeting.
Is he hiding something?
And, if so, all the more reason to hire Joe Viglione to operate the access TV station for the full "transparency" Mrs. Burke declares, transparency that I and others have failed to see her materialize via her Administration.
That transparency will materialize with my honest efforts and hard work. And all this information will be filed with the EEOC and the MCAD if the city continues down its dark path of the "Medford Media Blackout."
This producer wants to HELP his city. The city officials need to see that they are OBLIGATED to hire this visionary who has fought so hard, so honorably, and who has prevailed.
6)REMOVING THE CENSORSHIP
The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/504 Employer
So how does the city of Medford operate access TV when
Caraviello's gavel slams on a former city councilor and others, when Adam Knight and Fred Dello Russo Jr. gleefully engage in abusing the "point of information" interruption to censor people, when Muccini Burke, disgraced Heidi Riccio and arrogant Roy E. Belson sneer at cable TV subscribers pretty much hijacking the monies for the vocational technical school, which is NOT what they are attached to cable bills to do. Which is NOT what they are there for.
Ms. Riccio should be removed from the process. She will not be here, she doesn't have the qualifications, and for her being a phony she was removed from the Lawrence school system on this senior applicant's birthday.
So, why is a phony who is leaving the city touching our precious access TV? It is illogical. It is not right. It is sabotage. It will be addressed in another forum if City Hall continues feigning an access TV station yet having a soon-to-be ex-employee putting her phony fingers over something that this applicant has worked so hard for; utilizing monies that only exist because of this applicant forcing the mayor (then McGlynn) to terminate the agreement with the 501c3 now under investigation by the office of the Attorney General.
WHERE ARE THE ACCESS MONIES GOING?
It's not a joke.
It's disgusting that Mr. Dempsey gets paid so handsomely with our monies and cannot put a lav microphone on the chief of police, and another one for the fire chief. No information is imparted when Chief Gilberti and Chief Sacco are speaking and there is no audio; they are in a silent Charlie Chaplin movie and the laughing Charlie Chaplin is behind the camera.
Now, listen to Chief Sacco on my iPhone,
Chief Sacco on my camera. Hire me, Chief!!!
Compare the clarity of the video and the clarity of the audio to a Jack Dempsey Special, and see who deserves to be facilitating the access TV to our citizens. Also watch Rick Caraviello playing with his phone instead of paying attention on this tape. Disgraceful.
32K a year?
4 minutes in:
"You can run it all day long"
Chief Sacco giving permission on my camera.
You really mean it, Chief? Run it all day long!
Then hire me, Chief!!! I'll make you look and sound great!
Dempsey taking our money, not at school when he's supposed to be teaching but at a Mayor McGlynn speech at City Hall on SCHOOLTIME (I was there.)
Gee - wonder if Mayor McGlynn hauled other teachers out to do more Cecil B. Demille close shots without the public being aware of it???
TEACHERS PAID WITH ACCESS MONIES.
Just plain WRONG!
And then there's the allegations regarding the JD Sports Video situation with fees for highlight reels and a community wondering if we haven't already paid for the highlight reels and are allegedly being charged again. ?????
Since we don't know too much about that practice via his video company the word "allegedly" is key here. However since Mr. Dempsey is paid with public access monies, I think we have a right to know.
Just as we have an absolute right to know about the MCC TV3 financial records that Mark Rumley promised us a couple of years ago but has excuses and poor reasoning for his failure to deliver.
Anne Irwin, wife of Atty Brian Callahan
By Alex Ruppenthal
Posted May. 7, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Burke said attorney Brian Callahan will serve as her campaign chairman, while the oldest of her three children, Ryan, 26*, will be her treasurer.http://medford.wickedlocal.com/article/20150507/NEWS/150508187
Dear Solicitor Rumley:
I am appealing the response of May 27, 2016 @ 11:13 am (Exhibit A) to my request of May 12.
1)You and city hall were, once again, tardy in making the response
2)there are never any documents from this City of Medford. Why is that? Today I have heard an allegation that Ann Marie Irwin, wife of the Muccini-Burke campaign manager, is still attending classes to learn the job that she obtained at city hall. Allegations are that she is using sick time and vacation time to go and learn how to do the job that she obtained - ostensibly over other more qualified candidates.
THE ACCESS TV CONTRACT:
If a qualified candidate needs additional "CITY ORDCERED qualifications" for this Muccini-Burke Administration, will they be afforded the same opportunity allegedly offered the wife of the Muccini-Burke campaign manager?
Will people get to "learn on the job" if the city asks for qualifications that aren't needed for access TV - access TV that the city has refused to provide, despite my offers to run a van and a TV camera over the past couple of years. Ideas, valid ideas, that the mayor personally heard, and personally snubbed?
Paul Camuso said at the council, I believe, that the city couldn't have access without a 501c3. Now, it seems, the city is doing exactly what Mr. Camuso said it couldn't do.
Why is a 501c3 not looking to conduct the interviews?
...abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
A PASSION AND DESIRE TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
What other Medford resident has existed in the world of access TV for the length of time that Joe Viglione has - and what resident has the experience and media to back up a claim that they are more experienced than this award-winning, persistent, hard-working access TV producer/host?
You can't blame TV3 or its president for anything but starting the media blackout, not continuing it This censorship of Election 2015 and the failure to have access up and running in a timely manner is all on McGlynn, Burke, Rumley, Belson and their subordinates in 2017.
Why didn't the city step in and stop it in its tracks?
The city stood by while that woman from another state sued this producer rather than facilitate his programming (she was jealous; plain and simple. This applicant is a successful film producer, the woman who lost in court is a novice, but her job wasn't to be jealous or to be a director, it was to help the Medford community as this applicant has helped - and continues to help - our community.)
Public access monies were used to sue an access producer, and the TV station, with all that money, with all that baggage, lost the case.
How did this improve Medford?
To censor residents as clearly as City Hall uses the government channel to censor dozens of residents - and frighten off everyone else with Rick Caraviello, Adam Knight and Fred Dello Russo indulging in the same pattern of speech interference as Jeanine Femino-Camuso's husband Paul and her Uncle Bob did, is a violation of the First Amendment.
So the woman whose uncle and husband censored the residents of Medford as often as they change their suit coats is going to be touching applications for a free speech component?
IN what universe?
The authorities that oversee equal opportunity employment will be apprised of how Medford treats my application. Let us hope Medford will see the need to play fair and not demand you get married to the brother of the uncle of the daughter of the mayor's campaign manager. Nepotism has no place in city government, yet nepotism (or as Johnny Byers calls it "Nephewtism" for his friend Paul) flourishes in this city. So much for crop rotation and a healthy harvest.
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7)JOE VIGLIONE HAS WORKED HARD FOR THE ACCESS TV STATION, FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND DESERVES TO BE HIRED, AND BE PROTECTED FROM FUTURE FALSE ALLEGATIONS.
For all of the reasons above, and more.
I have a vision to BENEFIT our community.
The city of Medford needs to start SERVING the community.
This veteran of access TV has earned the right to work for the citizens of Medford, to truly facilitate access television for our community.