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One does not simply vaguebook Sam Montaño

The other night, state Rep. Sam Montaño (D-15th Suffolk) hosted a meeting at English High School to talk about how to consider Boston Medical Center's plans to turn Shattuck Hospital into a large recovery center possibly featuring several hundred housing units in addition to a rebuilt hospital building.

And boy was former state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson pissed - not just at BMC, which both supporters and opponents agree is doing a terrible job communicating with the community, the Globe reports - but with Montaño, whose name she so loathed she couldn't even mention it in a Facebook rant:

So last night was a 1st on a few fronts. (1) I attended a community meeting at English High School where the topic was Shattuck Hosp Plan in Franklin Park. In my 40+ years of community activism, I've never had to go to another neighborhood to talk about a proposed project around the corner from my house! (2) The State Rep host couldn't figure out how to turn on the lights so the auditorium was nearly dark! (3) Though in a public school, the State Rep said it was a private meeting and asked a Black man to leave. He refused. She threatened to call the cops. Cops were there 5 min later. And this was in the first 10-15 minutes of the meeting. Things didn't go well from there. But WOW! Is this some new jack politics where elected officials have meetings about things happening in their colleague's districts and don't even invite them?

Surprise- The Rep presented Boston Medical Center's plan to build an 851-unit addiction village in Franklin Park. As I said, it didn't go well.

Montaño fired back today:

Hi! I’m the Rep she’s talking about. Last I checked I live closer to the shattuck than she does, unless her adddress with official state files is incorrect. Also I specifically did not say I would call the police on Shawn Nelson who was interrupting the meeting by yelling. I merely sat down and said I would wait. The lights were not off, just dim because we were presenting with a projector and multiple meetings have happened there without the ability to control the lighting. This meeting was not about the project, just to set the working point from which we would advance to discuss community process. This meeting was specifically to talk with constituents I represent about a project where I literally represent the closet abutter to the project but the project sits in land that is not in the boundaries of my district. Land doesn’t vote, people do. Happy to have this convo on the phone but it was started here and when I talk about others it’s not a blind item

Wait, did she say Shawn Nelson? The guy police had to tackle when he ran full-steam at the mayor in Dorchester, who had to be separated from City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune by a phalanx of Boston cops in Hyde Park and who
threw a woman against a wall overlooking a two-story drop at City Hall? Yeah, that guy, who had calmed down enough to come in second to last in the at-large Council race last year (beating out fellow anti-vaxxer screamer Catherine Vitale).

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Yeah I’ll take Montaño over the convicted felon and morally bankrupt Wilkerson any day of the week.

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All of this is wrong. Fire them ALL. Do we want these jerks in charge of something that will impact tens of thousands, quality of life, and environment? Clueless and incompetent. All because ignored drug trafficking will defeat the whole Shattuck plan.

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You do ... if you can get a large number of people to agree with you.

That last bit seems to be lost on people who think that forming a small, very loud mob "trumps" actual vote counts at the ballot box.

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But I do want to take this opportunity to note one of the groups at the meeting-

The Coalition for Region Wide Services Beyond Franklin Park

If that name doesn't scream NIMBY, I cannot think of a better one.

It's like they never knew what the Shattuck was doing for all these many decades. But hey, other than my time volunteering at the homeless shelter by the road, what do I know.

And yeah, English is probably the closest public building with a meeting room to the Shattuck, despite what the multiple times ex-con thinks.

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former state Sen. convicted felon and disbarred attorney Dianne Wilkerson

Also... English High is about 3000 feet away from Shattuck Hospital. It's not as if it's practically in Needham like where the Mayor wanted to move the O'Bryant.

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Dianne is looking to run for political office next year. I thought she deserved the no-show job at Roxbury Community College leading a program for formerly incarcerated people over Rachel Rollins because of her resume and serving time in Federal prison.

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Like many her age she doesn't seem to have noticed how much the political landscape in her desired district has changed in recent years. If only because those who didn't write her off after the Fill a Bustiere incident are moving to "nonvoting" status in the cemetery wards.

Pretty clear from this screed that she doesn't know how to read a map.

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But I thought the Shattuck was already a rehabilitation center? I personally know people who recovered there many many years ago

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The proposal is to put in something larger, with supportive housing, which is not there now.

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Why does Nelson only get up a head of steam to physically attack women?

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