Dear Ms. Palmer,
I have never seen such a load of rubbish disguised as a public records request response in ALL of the gibberish certain government officials have dished out.
Here we go point by point:
1)The Radio / TV Advisory Board has magically morphed now - after my investigation - into the Chapter 74 Advisory Committee for Vocational Education.
I'm not buying this excuse and have written EXTENSIVELY to the Sec. of State's public records division. My response is now a public record. You are welcome to ask them for a copy of my correspondence.
2)What the board members themselves told me, three of them, had nothing to do with Vocational and everything to do with PUBLIC, so either Mr. Belson failed to outline this properly (or Ms. Riccio,) or the fact that Belson's nefarious gambit ALLEGEDLY is to defraud the citizens and hijack the public monies for the vocational school.
The fact that this veteran access producer's film discussion was DENIED at the party two weeks ago tonight on the 14th proves my point.
3)Paul Gerety was begging me for my access TV programming (which goes back to 1979.) Gee whiz...were it a Chapter 74 Advisory Committee, why were the three members discussing PUBLIC ACCESS with me...nothing about the Vocational Education that you describe after the fact; after this secret society was uncovered
4)We have no confidence in a superintendent who had numerous residents complaining about him in two petitions. He's shameless and this stunt is part of the Belson pattern of deception,. It is revolting.
Keep in mind, unprofessional Mr. Belson called me "Mr. Piglione" - as in pig - in a vicious letter because he did not like my professional e mail and my speech at the school committee. I am not a medical doctor so I cannot give a professional evaluation, but since Jude Fitzpatrick recently called me "an intelligent man" and Judge LaMothe called this writer "very logical" my opinion as a non-doctor is that it sure LOOKS like
Mr. Belson either needs medical help OR he is an underhanded, unethical crony.
Mr. Belson joked to Krissy Fraser "Joe thinks I hide sexual predators at the high school." The sad thing for Belson is that I'm not joking when I wonder how allegations against ex teachers Mark Smith and Jenna Tarabelsi, along with other individuals who may or may not still be teaching, would never have surfaced had we an honest and ethical superintendent who makes the loathsome Donald Trump look like a choir boy
In closing, Ms. Palmer, since I started in access back in 1979, and interviewed another platinum artist today on my radio show in Somerville, it is clear that I have a very good idea about how this works, a better idea than Mayor Stephanie Burke, Belson, fraudulent "Educator of the Year" Heidi Riccio (Where is that award that press release claimed she won, which she didn't - she was booted on my birthday when she was at the school prior to Medford, and she lost her case against that city for wrongful termination, yet Medford is stuck with these bozos)
Medford cable TV subscribers have been cheated year after year; we didn't need this ostentatious Vocational studio denying access producers their free speech. We needed a van and two cameras for the past two years. Belson/Burke/Riccio and the gang denied us that, despite my pleas - on record - at the school committee and city council.
I've asked City Hall to shut down the board. An injunction is now next on my agenda as the citizens are losing free speech every day that the Belson/Burke shenanigans push the goal posts further down the road for access tv producers.
Do your job and answer my public records request. Roy's dog-ate-the-homework nonsense is rejected. If he really owns a floor of the Empire State Building, as legend has it - due to an inheritance allegedly from his uncle, perhaps he should go to New York and stop obstructing the First Amendment in the city of Medford
I await a more precise and honest answer to my request,
From: Public Records <email@example.com>
To: Joe Viglione <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: Open Meeting Law - Records Request Radio/TV Advisory Board
Dear Mr. Viglione,
In consultation with the Superintendent I have been advised of the following:
The Media Advisory Committee to which you refer is a Chapter 74 Advisory Committee for Vocational Education. It is not the Cable Advisory Committee/Board for Public Access. The Public Access Advisory Board has yet to be appointed and established. The purpose of the Chapter 74 Advisory Board is to inform the Educational Program of the Public Schools. These Advisory Committees draw from a wide range of expertise found both within the city and beyond. The posting of the meeting for the Chapter 74 Advisory Committee is found on the Vocational School Calendar which may be found by going to the website of the Medford Public School. The Superintendent has advised me in the future this Advisory Committee will be more prominently posted throughout the city to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to observe and participate.