FALL RIVER MAYOR RECALL : DEBATE AT BK’S TAVERN

Fall River mayor recall : Last night’s Mayor recall debate brought out all the attacks and accusations…at last.

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^ Mayor Flanagan, nose in the air; to his right, six of his seven challengers : Shawn Cadime, David Dennis, Sam Sutter, Ronald Cabral, Paul Anderson, Mike Miozza

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You don’t get recall elections unless there’s some serious anger going on in a city’s publioc affairs. Serious indeed are the accusations that gave rise to Fall River’s mayor recall election, and last night, at BK’s Beacon Tavern, the full gamut of anger and accusation was unleashed at Mayor Flanagan by several of his challengers.

As negatives are haht a recall is about, and not good when unvoiced, it was healthy to hear what is being said, off stage, all over the city about mayor Flanagan voiced in full public view at the WSAR-hosted Forum. And there is plenty : surprise cuts in the city budget, a pay-as-you-throw recycling initiative instituted without any City Council input; a “culture…

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