Thursday, December 16, 2010

Meth(adone) fails in Salem

The dreaded methadone clinic was voted down by the zoning board of appeals last night.

Why do I think this ends up in court?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Meth(adone) comes to Salem redux

There is a meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals tomorrow, Wednesday December 15. The meeting is to consider the latest plans of Community Health, Inc. to place a methadone clinic in Salem. This time at the former Hillcrest Chevrolet location. I imagine that they see this as a more vulnerable location as the largest neighbors are apartment complexes, rather than home owners prone to screaming about their property values. Who cares if there are two schools down the street, right?

If you don't want this legal narcotic dealer coming to Salem you need to show up at the City Hall Annex tomorrow evening.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Council gets Klassy!

The Salem City Council passed an ordinance allowing the public to comment for 15 minutes during city council meetings. Set your DVR. The freaks and geeks will be out.

Check out the Scranton PA city council, which is famous for its city council public commentary. Go to Youtube, and search for Scranton City Council. Here is one user who has posted several examples. Here's another, check out the Ray Lyman videos especially.

I can't wait till we get our own crazy theater.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tyler Lagatta update!

I once described Tyler Lagatta as a one punk crime spree. Well, it seems like nothing has changed and this piece of human excrement is still living on English Street, in the Derby Street neighborhood, rather than spending his days and nights surrounded by bars not named Witches Brew or In a Pig's Eye.

Salem Patch is reporting that Tyler, now 20, was arrested yet again on Sunday for being a one punk crime spree. He faces 11 charges including larceny (his specialty), domestic assault, possession of narcotics, intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, intent to distribute, and witness intimidation.

View this trashhole on his facebook page, where he says:

"i just dont give a fuck what you think about me like i said before you either you love me or hate me but if you understand me my heart goes out to you and thank you for everything"

Oh, we understand you, idiot. God, I hope at some point you end up in front of a real judge, who will make you pay for all of your past break-ins. Anyone but judge Mori who would probably fall for your stupid broken home excuses. At least I assume that's why you have three siblings listed on facebook, and not one of you shares a last name. Your mother should probably be sterilized at this point, so she doesn't inflict any more like you on us.


The victim of a car break-in in your neighborhood

PS - Sorry that doesn't really narrow it down more for you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Monique Gonyea update!

I received the following from a reader. They asked to stay anonymous, and of course I'll honor that. Here it is in its original format.



So there you have it. Monique still plagues Salem businesses. We're always open to your emails at Find us on twitter at

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tierney-Hudak updates

Tierney convinced Judge Cornetta to allow him to skip his subpoena.

Hudak subsequently dropped his suit, as it wouldn't be heard until after the election.

Pays to be in the party that appoints all the judges I guess.

Hudak wouldn't have won this, but it would have been interesting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The ad causing the controversy.

The Salem News managed to post a copy of the Tierney ad to youtube.

Here it is.

The Salem news column cited in the ad can be found here.

First, a columnist saying something and "newspapers call Bill Hudak" is far from the same thing.

Second, this ad viciously distorts what some of these columns say. The impression is that Nelson Benton from the Salem News said Bill Hudak is toxic. What did he actually say?

Here it is:

Boxford's Bill Hudak appears to be the frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination for the 6th District seat in Congress. But some early missteps — a lawn sign comparing President Obama to Osama bin Laden and comments suggesting the president might not have been born in the U.S. — have turned him toxic in the view of some.

Same thing? Not if you have a brain. The piece doesn't really take a position on whether Hudak is toxic or not.

All of the other 'newspapers say" quotes are from far left Globe columnist Scot Lehigh, who most thinking people disagree with on a regular basis. Lehigh is the type who doesn't think we pay enough taxes, and fights tax cuts tooth and nail. Read his columns over the last several months and you'll see that he is an enemy of the taxpayers. He isn't the editor, and doesn't speak for the Globe. What he actually said was:

But there are pretty clear signs that Hudak has wandered well north of the border that separates a hyperbolic political hopeful from a poisonous, insidious kook.

Again, this is the same guy who says that the sky will fall if question 1 or question 3 passes. I'm sure he took the same stance on prop 2.5 back in the day. It's very interesting that guys like Lehigh constantly pick on their opposition as doom and gloomers, yet the second you propose letting taxpayers keep more of their money they predict worldwide apocalypse.

The fact that Lehigh opposes Hudak should encourage you to vote for him. Lehigh hasn't met a fiscal conservative who isn't worthy of his scorn.

Interestingly, apparently the Tierney folks couldn't find many quotes that were scary enough, as they repeated the same citations that appear at the beginning at the end.

So, the ad is garbage, but it likely falls under protected speech, and I predict the lawsuit will fail. My guess is that the entire thing is about getting attention when you don't have the money that the sitting incumbent does to pay for smears.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Congressional race gets classier

Bill Hudak filed a defamation lawsuit against John Tierney today over the vicious attack ad that Tierney has been running. If you haven't seen it, it's truly repugnant. There will be an evidentiary hearing on Wednesday. This could be interesting.

From 10/19 to 10/22 Tierney spent over $171,000 running the ad 165 times. Strangely he didn't post the drivel on his own campaign website, where there is only one fluff video. I guess he doesn't have much to say about his own record, as his 14 year record is at least a little short.

As of this posting, the Salem News, who today endorsed our do nothing congressman has not posted this breaking news. Scooped again.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Salem News Columnist Brian Watson is klasshat of the day.

Today's klassy Salem award winner is Salem News columnist Brian T. Watson.

I considered awarding him for his ridiculous column about how Salem should embrace a methadone clinic. In fact, he did so twice. Note that Mr. Watson doesn't, of course, reside in Salem. I'm wondering why he isn't advocating for the locating of said clinic in his home town of Swampscott. But I never got around to awarding Mr. Watson for his "your backyard" mentality.

But Watson has gone too far today, and now he is the klasshat of the day. Please go read Mr. Watson's piece on the upcoming vote for State Auditor.

Brian T. Watson is talking about this race for one reason, and one reason only. Bump is in real trouble in this race. She risks losing this position that has long been akin to "keeper of Dem secrets." He practically admits as much when he talks about the fact that currently nobody knows what the auditor does, or who he is. The job of auditor is to be the taxpayer's watchdog, and shine light on corruption, waste, and misuse of funds in government. Clearly that hasn't happened with a Dem watching the Dems for the last twenty years.

Suzanne Bump is a lifelong democrat, and Deval Patrick loyalist, in a state with a legislature that is nearly exclusively Democrat. She's even served in said legislature for numerous years. Ask yourself this. If you were a farmer, and had a henhouse, would you ask a fox to guard it for you? Hiring a Democrat insider is akin to hiring that fox to watch your tax money hen house. Ms. Bump also previously worked as a lobbyist, or as they should be called, enemy of the taxpayer. When she was a state rep she was fined by the ethics commission for accepting an improper gift from a lobbyist. (Mr. Watson strangely failed to consider this.) She'll surely safeguard your tax dollars. For these reasons alone, Mr. Watson's choice in this race makes not a bit of sense. But oh, there's more.

Mr. Watson left out some extremely key points to be considered in this race, all of which favor Mary Z. Connaughton, the only person running for any office in this state that voters should be excited about.

First, Mary Connaughton is a CPA and auditor, running for auditor. Ms. Bump is neither. I'm not sure how that gives Ms. Bump, as Mr. Watson states, "a bigger quiver of skills for the job..." What a ludicrous idea. Being an insider, when your job is to police the insiders, makes you less, not more, likely and qualified to perform your job with vigor. These are Ms. Bump's friends. She's more likely to protect them than expose them. Ms. Connaughton, on the other hand, has always been an outspoken advocate for taxpayers, as her constant clashes with her fellow board members of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority show. That "in the interests of the taxpayers" attitude, combined with her outsider status, making her not beholden to those who run the governors office and legislature, and her actual qualifications as a CPA and auditor, which again, Bump lacks, make her FAR more qualified for the position.

Second, and more importantly, Ms. Bump, who is seeking to be the taxpayer's watchdog, has been cheating on her own taxes for the last several years, or is incapable of figuring out how to pay them correctly. The Boston Globe recently exposed the fact that Ms. Bump has been claiming primary residence exemptions in two different towns. When confronted with this tax cheating, Ms. Bump argued that it was legit, though any thinking person could clearly see that it wasn't. She then claimed that "they" told her it was OK. Sure they did, because she didn't tell "them" that she was getting the exemption elsewhere. Read the last three paragraphs of the Scot Lehigh piece linked below.

I predict that Scot Lehigh, one of the left leaning columnists from the Boston Globe, who rarely, if ever, votes for or endorses Republicans, will soon endorse Ms. Connaughton, over Ms. Bump. He laid the groundwork for this in his recent column.

Somehow, Mr. Watson failed to even mention or consider this ridiculousness in his piece. Ask yourself, does this sound like the person that should be auditing the spending of your tax dollars? I have to conclude that she's either not smart enough, or not honest and ethical enough for the job. I have no such concerns with Ms. Connaughton. Mr. Watson's column is titled "Voters should take close look at tight auditor's race." It's clear from his opinion, and key omissions, that he didn't follow his own advice. And for that, he is the klasshat of the day.

So, in closing, bump Bump, and vote for Mary Z. Connaughton, CPA and auditor, for state auditor. Do so, and we'll finally learn a lot about what's going on in our state government.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Frankenstien's (sic) Laboratory

If you spell the name of one of the world's most famous monsters wrong on your awning you might be a really cheesy tourist trap.

Check out the Salem News website right now and you'll see a photo of it in one of the slide show articles near the top.

A letter from a reader.

I received the following correspondence from a reader, and wanted to share.

Dear Keep It Klassy Salem,

We are having a baby in a month and hoped to get our car seat installed and/or checked by a trained professional. Many communities have such individuals working for the Fire Department. I called SFD and they said, “No, call the police department.” I called the PD and they said, “Well we used to have three guys trained to do it, but they let the certification slip and none of them wanted to be retrained.” The reason? “Well, it seems like such a simple thing, but the training is a week long and very complicated.” I said, “Well that seems to speak to the need to have trained professionals.” “Yeah, but they thought it was excessive.” He told me to try the Marblehead or Danvers Fire Departments.

Our Klassy town, Karing for the Kids!

Salem Mom-to-Be


I find this extremely disturbing. Frequently, during election season we are bombarded with messages stating that all of our taxes are necessary, "for the children." We must keep our police and firefighters, and teachers, and not let any of them go. They are all here to "protect and teach our kids." Don't cut the sales tax, the children will suffer.

What, I ask you, is more important to keeping kids safe than a properly installed car seat? What is more likely to harm a child than an improperly installed one?

The mayor, the fire chief, and the police chief should hang their heads in shame if this is how much they really care "about the children." Maybe the guys sitting in the folding chairs in front of the fire station should go take this class. You'd think if anyone would understand the devastation that can be caused by a poorly installed child seat it would be them.

Have a pressing issue you'd like to discuss? e-mail me at No, cheap viagra doesn't count!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

UPDATED: A few October observations

UPDATE to number 3 below. The mayor just announced that the city received a 2.5 million dollar grant for the Blaney Street pier expansion, in addition to the previous grant. You heard it here first.

1. The Bizarre Bazaar is nothing but a giant crap fair.

2. Some idiot threw a cinder block through the Salem Chamber of Commerce window last night, and stole the executive director's laptop. I wonder, was there any confidential or personally identifiable information on it?

3. The mayor recently announced that the city received a 1.3 million dollar grant from the Seaport Advisory Council, the lion's share of which will be used for improvements to the Blaney Street pier. I think it's nice that the city has such grand plans for the pier, but to date we've shown a very limited ability to even do the little things at that location.

When the Salem Ferry started the land was cleaned up, a pedestrian walkway put in, and wooden parking markers placed throughout. Fast forward to the first snowstorm the following winter, and the Salem plow trucks uprooted and destroyed both the path markers, and a good chunk of the parking space markers as well. Go down there right now, and see how overgrown with weeds and shrubs the pedestrian walkway is, during our biggest tourist month, and one of the busiest ferry months. Over the years since the city started leasing this land, it has continually had several abandoned cars, is constantly strewn with nip bottles and beer bottles, broken and not, fishermen constantly leave dead fish on the rocks, used condoms and underwear can frequently be found, people have been seen naked, engaged in sex acts both behind the ferry trailer, and in the old trolley info booth, and let's not forget our own version of the Montauk monster, which washed up on the pier. Finally, this pier is a constant meeting place for people meeting those who are not their spouses, and drug deals can be frequently witnessed here. So, if the city can't deal with those problems, or the sinkholes that appear every year, how do we expect them to care for it when it's paved, and has a permanent structure?

4. Bill Hudak has come out swinging in the wake of Congressman Tierney's family scandal. He just released his first TV ad. View it below. (Open this post for best viewing.)

Now, I'm not sure that there was any actual tax evasion here, but there may be. Much of this money was taxed as personal "commission" income, it sounds like, rather than business profit. Not sure if there's a net gain there, but the rest appears to be pretty spot on, especially JT's love of tax increases.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tierney is simply tone deaf. Oh, and a liar.

Congressman Tierney met with the Salem News yesterday. It's very clear that he is both tone deaf and a liar. One only need to read the interview to see that he's dead set on continuing to claim that this isn't a big deal, and a non-issue. I'm sorry sir, but your involvement with felons is not a non-issue. Your claim that you received no financial benefit, when your mother-in-law was largely supported by those funds, and she donated $4800 to your campaign, which she clearly couldn't have afforded on her social security alone, is a big deal, and not a non-issue. Committing criminal acts while not receiving financial benefit wouldn't make your wife a non-criminal. It only makes her a stupid one.

As for your claims that you and Patrice didn't know, couldn't have known, what Robert Eremian was up to in Antigua. I say, lies, damn lies. First, your wife's guilty plea to aiding and abetting was based on her admission that she was "WILLFULLY BLIND." Blind by choice, blind in that anyone who didn't force themselves to be blind couldn't help but realize that something was wrong. It's basically saying, "I refuse to admit that I knew that this didn't pass the smell test, but clearly I did."

Second, the paper of record, the New York Times, published a story in 1998 featuring dear brother in Antigua, overseeing his sports betting business.

From the article:

But in the cozy back room of a modern house that once served as the Chinese Embassy, past the lazy dogs in the yard and the bicycles in the driveway, Bob Eremian was entertaining Americans in a different way.

It was two hours before the start of Sunday's Super Bowl game in San Diego, and Eremian, in short pants and bare feet, was sitting in front of three computer screens, overseeing a sports betting operation that would take over 10,000 bets on the game before the day was over.

"They're calling from all over the U.S. today," he said, as the 25 telephone operators seated in front of him quickly logged bets into their computers. "That's what people want to do," Eremian said. "Bet on sports."

The congressman claims that he and Patrice were unaware of this business in Antigua? He wants us to believe that this feature wasn't passed around the family? I've never been in the New York Times, but I'm pretty sure if they featured my life I'd pass it on to everyone I know. Congressman Tierney, nobody believes you.

Friday, October 8, 2010

More Klassy congressman Tierney

The candidates to represent Salem in congress "debated" on Fox 25 last night.

Our current rep must be a little scared, especially in the wake of his wife's recent legal trouble. He refused to allow his challenger to speak, shouting over him every time he tried to speak. Check it out below. It showed a true lack of class and decorum.

I have to say, the birther stuff, and the lawn signs Hudak displayed are in bad taste, but I don't question either his intelligence, or his thruthfulness, which you have to with Tierney at this point. The New York Times published comments from the brother-in-law regarding his gambling business, but now neither Tierney new he was running a gambling ring? Seriously?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Adding to the Tierney klass

Did you know that John Tierney was Patrice's divorce lawyer when she was divorced from her first husband? That's super klassy.

There is lots of good coverage on this scandal in today's Salem News.

The Globe also demands more answers than Tierney is offering in their editorial today.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Klassy Congressman Tierney and family

Breaking News!

Patrice Tierney, the wife of U.S. Congressman and Salem resident John F. Tierney, has agreed to plead guilty to federal tax charges stemming from her assisting her brother conceal his multi-million dollar illegal international gambling operation. She of course claims she didn't know what was going on. Lots of people just randomly deposit 7 million dollars in the bank, right? We all just come up with that in a new job, making commission.

Somewhere challenger Bill Hudak is smiling. His new slogan should be, "Wouldn't you rather have a nut than a crook?" The choice Salem voters face is the definition of klassy. This voter will take the nut over the yes man with criminals all around him. Tierney has proven over and over that the best interests of his constituents always come second to the demands of his party. Now it looks like he may be even worse.


Garrett Quinn sums this scandal up well.

UPDATE 2: Adding to the klass here, Congressman Tierney voted no on a bill that would have outlawed internet gambling in the U.S. Passage of such a bill would have clearly impacted the family business. This adds another circumstantial implication of impropriety. Notable is the fact that this was a rare instance where Tierney broke with Nancy Pelosi, as she, and many other Democrats voted yes on this bill, which passed the house with bipartisan support.

In light of what we now know, this vote looks very sketchy.

Read more: story
Salem News has the AP story.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Klassy copper thieves

Salem News reporter Stacie N. Galang brought this story to our attention on Twitter this morning.

Seems these two mental midgets thought it would be a good idea to try to steal the copper downspouts off of a house while the homeowner was inside. Even better, one of the perps, when caught, said he was doing it to pay his court fees in another case. Guess what bozo, they just went up!

These criminals currently live together in Beverly. Hopefully they'll get to be roomies in a much smaller space later.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Salem's Klassy Judge Richard Mori

Salem District Court Judge Richard Mori is the asshat of the day. I must seriously wonder if Judge Mori was dropped on his head as a child. You see, he appears to think that it is a good idea to allow repeat cocaine dealers to remain on the streets. Said drug dealer also has a previous arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Clearly he's not being rehabilitated by his run-ins with the law, but in fact going the other way.

Josue Santiago, of Salem, was arrested in November for selling cocaine to a Salem police officer on three different occasions. He was found with more stuffed in his pants. Santiago is an immigrant, whether legal or illegal is unclear, who was potentially facing deportation because of these charges. In steps namby pamby judge Moron, to save this scumbag's day. Assuming Santiago is a legal immigrant, there are responsibilities attached to enjoying residency here as a legal immigrant. NOT SELLING COCAINE IS AN EASY ONE!!!! Only a putz wouldn't deport him for his second drug dealing offense.

Rumors swirl that Mori and attorney O'Hare are good buddies. I'm sure that didn't color the judge's thinking though, right? Couldn't have. There was no thinking here. Mori is clearly fighting on the wrong side of the war on drugs.

I don't know about you, but I don't think that on the streets is where known drug dealers should be. Thanks a lot Judge Asshat. Maybe he is high as well.

To the Salem PD and prosecutors, good work. I'm sorry this idiot judge is ruining it for you. Please follow him home from the bars, and see if you can land him behind some.

The Salem District Court's phone number is 978-744-1167. I urge everyone to give them a call and let them know what we think of this idiot judge.

Leslie's (Klassy) Retreat

A few years back a dog park was opened at the Leslie's Retreat Park. It's a great concept that many volunteers worked very hard to make happen. Some of the execution? Pure klass.

First, when leaving the parking lot to enter the park you are met with the sign below.

Glad to see Salem is getting tough on crime, but sodomy is a little harsh.

Then, when you reach the entrance to the park, you are met with yet another barrage of signs.

What's awesome about these signs is that they are crappy laminated paper, with neon wire ties attaching them to the fence, yet everything on them is contained on the professional, metal sign you can see in the background. My guess is that all of this extra tree killing is the work of the klassy lady many of us refer to as "the beagle bitch" who likes to walk around the park with her nose in the air, acting like the place is her personal kingdom.

The final klassy move regarding this park is that when the powers that be decided to start charging an annual fee to use the park, the one change in rules that was made was that dogs no longer had to be licensed in Salem. The basic message seemed to be, "now that we want your money, out of town dogs are A-OK!" I have no problem with the fee. The money goes to park upkeep, which is good. At the same time, the rule change, when all others stayed the same, smacks of greed.

Well said!

Those who oppose the Lowes Walmart development are now complaining about hay. Awesome.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Monique Gonyea keeps it klassy!

One of two things must be true about Monique Gonyea:

1. She's an extremely, extremely prolific shoplifter who gets nabbed once in a while.


2. She's the worst shoplifter ever.

When I saw "Monique Gonyea, 28 of 286 Highland Ave" in the Salem News this week I knew I'd seen the name before. A quick search of revealed a long history of shoplifting arrests.

My favorite was this one, where she was arrested an hour after she left court for a previous shoplifting charge.

So maybe this mother of three is doing this to feed her three kids, Les Miserables style, no?

Apparently not. In her own words she does this because she's addicted to it. Not because she needs the money. I guess that's better than her previous drug addiction?? Not if you're the business owner she's ripping off today.

When will we rescue her children from an impending life of crime? When will we make her serve real jail time to break her of this addiction?

Thanks Mo, for making Salem so Klassy!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Now klassing up Twitter!

This blog is now on twitter. Hit the follow me button on the right to keep up with all of Salem's klassiness in 140 character bursts.

Monday, August 2, 2010

More Klassiness at Derby Lofts!

Two Girls Shop, formerly of Marblehead and also Washington Street, is currently in the process of moving into the old chulamama space in the Derby Lofts. Some klassy individual thought it would be nice to vandalize their window with a vulgar reference. Points for originality, but if you don't get the reference, don't go looking.

It could be worse, we could be in Chinatown ...

I have no words for this, other than, who tapes this, and yells "yes, yes, yes" throughout?

Also, how does the guy punching the car not break his hand? Or his head when he gets hit with the bat?


Here's another one. What is it about Chinatown?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Meth(adone) comes to Salem

Apparently, the Salem Mission, oops, that wasn't klassy enough, so now it's Lifebridge, isn't enough do-gooding for Salem, so the city will soon be home to a methadone clinic as well.

As you can imagine, residents of the city, especially those in the immediate vicinity of the Canal Street location, aren't happy about this new development. We're seeing one of the best examples of NIMBY-ism around right now.

On the plus side for all of us, Polly Wilbert's head will likely explode soon. That's always fun to watch. Regina Flynn, Meg Twohey and Michael Coleman will likely follow suit. Good show! To bad we aren't putting this thing next to Derby Lofts. We haven't heard any good caterwauling from them recently.

The treatment of this story is extremely interesting. The Salem News article took the extremely inflammatory, neighbors up in arms at this terrible development, approach, while the Salem Gazette article seemed to be much more balanced, devoting some space to the motives and sense behind placing the clinic at this location.

Methadone is klassy, so we're keeping Salem klassy again.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rockmore Update

Apparently, during the winter hurricane back in February, the Rockmore floating restaurant broke apart and parts of the float were blown ashore in Salem?

Ain't karma a bitch!! LOL!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Rockmore Company and owner Peter Noyes

The early leader in the clubhouse for klassiest, assiest, dickhead of the year is Peter Noyes and the Rockmore Company. This super klassy individual decided that it would be a much better idea to fill Salem Harbor with HUMAN SHIT than to dispose of it properly by having it pumped out of his floating restaurant, The Rockmore, and his ferry boat, the Hannah Glover. Instead, he decided to pump the sewage from those vessels directly into the ocean, for 16 years, in violation of maritime law. Even klassier, Mr. Noyes, who lives in one of the most expensive houses on the North Shore, out at the end of Marblehead Neck, decided to intimidate the Salem News into removing the article that they wrote about an impending plea agreement, and admission of guilt. I emailed the publisher and editors the following:

To whom it may (or may not) concern:

I'm very disappointed in the Salem News today. The Rockmore Company admitting that they've polluted by dumping raw, untreated, human waste into Massachusetts coastal waters, and being accused of doing so right in Salem Harbor, is major news.

I can't believe that the story about these accusations and admission was removed from the Salem News website today. When a prominent Marbleheader is accused of wrongdoing, that is at least as newsworthy as when a miscreant like The Wind is accused of a crime, even if the Marbleheader has better lawyers. It's probably more so.

I'm very sad to learn that the Salem News is lacking in journalistic ethics and caves to threats.

What happened to "the public has a right to know?" You'd think it would apply when a company is pumping raw poop into the water within sight of my house.

The Salem News is run by pussies, and they are afraid of him, but I'm not.
Not surprisingly, the cowards didn't respond. Glad I no longer give them any money.

Well, this blog will not be intimidated. You can see the original text of the Salem News article here.

So, let's take a closer look at Peter Noyes and Rockmore. The Rockmore restaurant, which never opened this summer (hmmm ... maybe busy with lawyers) is accessed by boat only, and offers a free shuttle boat from Salem, opposite Finz.

The sign should read "No charge for the poop either!"

Rockmore/Noyes also owns the Hannah Glover, which can be booked for weddings, and is also used to transport children out to the YMCA's day camp at Children's Island. As a Y member I was disturbed to hear this, and had the following e-mail exchange with the YMCA:

Dear Mr. Mayer,
As a member of the YMCA of the North Shore I urge you to stop using the Hannah Glover for transporting children to camp. You have an excellent teaching opportunity here for the children who attend the camp. Please show them that our community doesn't support those, such as Peter Noyes and the Rockmore Company, who pollute the environment and disrespect the community.

I received the following response from the COO of the North Shore YMCA:

Thanks for your input. As you could imagine,we were shocked and frankly disgusted by the actions of the owner of the Hannah Glover. We were equally upset with the fact that after 30 years of a business relationship, Mr. Noyes did not tell us about this on-going investigation.

Currently we are in year 4 of a 5 year contract with The Rockmore Company and are investigating all of our options going forward. At this point we are not sure what we legally can do. But rest assured, a lesson will be taught and learned here.

Chris Lovasco


YMCA of the North Shore

So, at least the YMCA is keeping it classy, instead of klassy.

The Hannah Glover, where you could hold your wedding, just watch out for crap flooding the deck.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Peter Noyes. Anyone can make a mistake though, right? Well, this wasn't one mistake, and it wasn't Noyes' first run in with the law. Ask people in the boating community and they'll tell you that this has been ongoing, well-known behavior, that has lasted for years.

Apparently Peter Noyes truly does believe that he's above the law. Previously, he was found guilty of both age and anti-Russian discrimination in 2007, against a former accountant he employed. The details of the case are so blatant they almost can't be believed. For the details, click here and select Vladimir Glezer vs. Rockmore Company & Peter Noyes.

Below are 5 quotes from the hearing decision awarding Mr. Glezer with over $100,000 in damages payable by Noyes.

"Noyes had a discussion with him about replacing him as Rockmore’s bookkeeper. According to Complainant, in that discussion, Noyes referred to Complainant’s age, telling Complainant that his CPA had advised him that there were “a lot of young people around” who could replace Complainant."

"Noyes began the conversation by telling Complainant that Noyes’ wife had fears about Noyes meeting Complainant because Complainant is Russian and Russians could be violent. This insult made Complainant angry and upset and he told Noyce that it was a stupid comment. He stated that it was not the only time there had been a reference to Russians being violent or in gangs during the course of his employment."

"Noyes told Complainant that he was through hiring older people and that Noyes’ wife was physically afraid of Complainant. They discussed money again and Noyes asked Complainant to sign a release promising not to sue Noyes."

"Noyes’ lawyer, who according to Complainant, has since been disbarred from the practice of law, phoned Complainant and told Complainant their conversation was being taped and if he made a move, Noyes would “hit him with all his might.” He also told Complainant that Noyes was the boss and could do whatever he wanted. In that conversation he referred to Complainant as a “fucking Russian.”"

So you tell me. Either Noyes has no regard whatsoever for the law, or he's just plain stupid. Which is it?

So what should happen to Noyes? He paid a slap on the wrist, which based on the fact that his oceanfront home is assessed at 4.2 million dollars, won't really hurt him. I imagine that the property must be his pride and joy.

Peter Noyes home, 421 Ocean Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945

(Editor's note: This post has been sitting, unfinished, unpublished for a while, but Noyes is back in the news, reminding me to finish it, because apparently he never paid the fine. Again, he thinks he's above the law.)

Noyes feels perfectly justified in spreading his shit all around the North Shore, maybe people should return the favor. Have a dog? I know a great new place to walk it. I'm sure Peter Noyes won't have any problem with you not picking up after him if Sparky leaves his deposit on Noyes lawn. Happen to be on the Neck, and really have to poop? I know which household wouldn't have any justification complaining if you decided to drop trou and leave a deposit on the lawn. He made the harbor a public port-o-potty, why shouldn't his lawn be the same? is registered to Noyes at that address as well. If you look at the domain name ownership, Noyes address, email and phone are all listed. Why don't you call him up and let him know how you feel about his disgusting acts against us all? I must stress that I'm not suggesting that you harass him, or send him anything illegal. Do NOT poop in a box and mail it to him, that's probably against the law, and I can't, in good conscience, suggest that you do such a thing. His e-mail address is listed as well. Let him know what you think. Sign him up to receive porn email from here to eternity, but only if you determine that it's legal. I make no warranty, because I don't know.

phone number is present. You may want to call him up and let him know what you think. Make sure you don't harass him though. That might be illegal. His e-mail address is listed as well. Let him know what you think. Sign him up to receive porn email from hear to eternity, but only if you determine that it's legal. I make no warranty, because I don't know.

Way to go City Council! Klassy!

Apparently, six of the 11 Salem city councilors decided that we, the hard working residents of Salem, do not pay enough in taxes. Very klassy of them.

Last night they passed legislation instituting the local option meals tax, increasing the meal tax in Salem to 7%. So if you're a party of four, and decide to head out to the absolutely stunning Sixty2 on Wharf, make sure you bring about $15 to hand over in taxes for the privilege.

One of the things that Salem really has going for it, that makes us shine above the cities and towns around us, is a stellar dining scene. Our city council should be promoting it, not trying to cash in on it, while hurting it in the process. But no, they decided to take a positive, a differentiator, and try to turn it into another handout. I feel especially bad for the business people currently attempting to add even more to the downtown restaurant scene. Adriatic Restaurant and Bar is slated to open shortly in the old Edgewater location. Greenland Cafe is set to open soon. Coven is going to fill the remaining retail spot in the old Tompkins furniture building. These people, who are investing in our downtown are now facing an even steeper climb in an already tough industry. I wish you luck, even if our city government is fighting you.

At some point you'll hear, as we always do, that this is for the children. Bullshit. This is so that city union employees can keep $5 medical copays. This is for teachers, cops, firemen, DPW workers, etc to keep riding the gravy train. I'd invite every non-city worker to comment on this post and tell us what you pay to go to the doctor. We won't see $5 from many people.

A special shout out to Ward 1 councilor Bob McCarthy, by the way. This winner never even responds to emails from constituents. I've tried several times, even for simple things like the condition of a street, as well as this particular tax while it was being considered, and councilor Bob should really be known as silent Bob. Try yourself. His email address is

Another special shout out to councilor Joan Lovely. Her flip flop on this issue made this new tax possible. Previously she was a no, and because the proposal was going to fail, they held back the vote. Strangely, as soon as she changed her mind they voted it in. Joan is usually very level-headed and straightforward. I'm very disappointed in her. Some of the other yes votes aren't known for being the sharpest tools in the shed (ever watched Sargent speak?), and we only have ourselves to blame for electing them. Hell, Tom Furey will vote for any and every tax increase not involving hair pieces (that would hit his wallet, and head). As a teacher, he's extremely interested in bleeding taxpayers dry, as he personally benefits.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Reese Bernard, keeping it klassy over and over.

Reese Bernard, of Danvers, likes to keep it klassy in Salem. Unfortunately, he comes here, instead of staying at home. Read about his latest endeavor in klassiness here.

Read about this mental midget's previous klassy run-ins with the law here.

When do you throw away the key on garbage like this one-boy crime wave?