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!!BULLETIN!! FORMER MAYOR DOYLE DEAD … BOOK IT: MAYOR’s SECRET TEAM ADDRESSES ‘THE ULCER OF UPSTREET’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 10, 2020) — THE PLANET begins with a bulletin. We received word from a reliable source just as we went to press Sunday night that former mayor Gerry Doyle has died. We had not other details. Stay tuned. Now on with the regular […]

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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! SOFTBALL COMPLEX DEMISE AN ALLEGORY ON CITY’s FAILED LEADERSHIP RE: PARKS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION AUG. 7-9, 2020) — The tragedy of dumping scores of homeless people into the waste bin of Springside Park, once the gem of Pittsfield’s fabulous parks system,  serves as an allegory on the demise of the parks over the past generation […]

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KENNEDY, POLS ‘HOMELESS PHOTO-OP’ @ SPRINGSIDE PARK HEAPS MORE INSULT ON THE HOMELESS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 5, 2020) — There they were, the Photo-Op Phonies, rushing in Monday to “help” the homeless at Springside Park. The Profiles-in-Courage included state sen. Adam Hinds, carrying a quart of spoiled milk; congressman Joe Kennedy III with two quarts of motor oil; […]

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SERVICENET ACTED/ACTING ILLEGALLY WITH RESPECT TO HOMELESS … plus … FOUR ‘HOMELESS’ PETITIONS TARGET MAYOR, FINANCE DIRECTOR, COUNCILORS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 3, 2020) — Jenn Smith’s feature in the Berkshire Eagle about homelessness in Springside Park had this revealing snippet: ServiceNet, according to the mayor’s office, now will be collecting any unclaimed items at the pavilion tables at the end of each day. The […]

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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! CITY CLERK HAMMERED FOR MISSING SERVICENET CONTRACT … HOMELESS SITUATION AT SPRINGSIDE DETERIORATES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 31-AUG.2, 2020) — On Wednesday THE PLANET published a ServiceNet contract with the city of Pittsfield. It covered the previous fiscal year, FY20. ServiceNet’s $222,000+ CEO Susan Stubbs signed on Oct. 3, 2019, mayor Linda Tyer on Oct. 24. The pact […]

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NEW DETAILS ON MOON’S FIRING … plus … !!!EXCLUSIVE!!! THE PLANET SCOOPS A COPY OF SERVICENET CONTRACT WITH CITY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020) — The yield of our followup on the firing of Helen Moon, late of D.A. Andrea Harrington’s office, can best be described as the holdings of a sprung bear trap entombed in Al Gore’s lock box and hidden in a […]

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!! BULLETIN!! SOURCE SAYS HELEN MOON FIRED BY D.A. … SERVICE NET: SIX-FIGURE $$$ FOR THE BIG SHOTS, PEANUTS FOR THE GRUNTS, SHINOLA FOR THE HOMELESS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1, 11:50 a.m., 7/27/20 — We begin with some late-breaking news. A well-placed and reliable source tells THE PLANET that Helen moon has been fired by district attorney Andrea Harrington. Our sources says it was for due cause — insubordination. We won’t have any other details […]

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HOMELESS UPDATE: CITY PLANNERS WHIFF, MAYOR WAIVES, TIERNEY WINKS, HOMELESS WANDER, KAPANSKIS WEEP

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 24-6, 2020) — The homeless crisis in Pittsfield only gets worse, with no sign of abating. The latest came after the Community Development Board shirked its responsibility, running away from a vote that would decide if a homeless shelter should […]

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SJHS HOMELESS EVICTION TAKES TURN FOR WORSE; SOURCES SAY PERSONAL BELONGINGS, MEDS FOUND IN CITY-OWNED DUMPSTER

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 2020) — As THE PLANET and THE PLANET alone continues to dig underneath the puff stories put out by ServiceNet and the mayor’s office with respect to the ouster of an unknown number of homeless people from the St. Joseph’s High […]

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IS A COVERUP IN THE WORKS ON SUDDEN CLOSING OF SJHS HOMELESS FACILITY?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 20, 2020) — In The Weekend Edition, THE PLANET picked up the story of the sudden ouster of up to 80 homeless people from the former St. Joseph’s High School building on Maplewood Avenue in downtown Pittsfield. ServiceNet’s alarming move was done […]

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ABRUPT CLOSING OF ST. JOE HOMELESS FACILITY, QUESTION ABOUT ‘THE MONEY,’ DEMAND ANSWERS FROM OFFICIALS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 17-9, 2020) — Anyone who has had reason to place personal safety in jeopardy by venturing into the shooting gallery known as downtown Pittsfield knows about the “armies of the road” who have taken control of the city. They eat […]

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HAWK CAN MAKE YOU TALK INDIAN TALK. HOW? … WE JUST DID

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2020) — Whew! Now that the most urgent problem facing the nation has been addressed, perhaps the U.S. can start paying attention to more important things, such as Cardi B using a racial slur to describe her sister’s eyes or coming […]

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!!JUST IN!! TWO MORE PITTSFIELD SHOOTINGS … HYSTERICAL INVERSIONS … or … A CONVENTION CARRIED BY A HOAX

PLANET VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1 JULY 13, 12:10 p.m. — This just in from Pittsfield police chief Michael Wynn: On Sunday 7/12/2020 shortly after 9:00pm members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) responded to two separate ShotSpotter Activations.  The first incident occurred in the parking lot of the Berkshire Peak apartment […]

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SUPREMES SCORE COMMON SENSE ON BIRTH-CONTROL, TRUMP FINANCES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 10-2, 2020) — The culture wars, already burning but re-ignited by the BLM movement and other such nonsense, promise to get worse once the presidential election gets into gear after the conventions. Meanwhile, the daily battles give one the sense […]

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ANOTHER PITTSFIELD SHOOTING … COVID-19: REMEMBER THAT? … or … WHAT’S WITH AMERICANS?

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 2020) — To start off, let your “cuppa joe” begin with news of the latest gunplay in Pittsfield. True, the city is still the backwaters when you compare it to the big leagues, places such as Chicago and Atlanta. Nonetheless, the […]

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MASSIMIANO’S ‘LEGACY’ ISN’T ‘COMPLICATED’ but ONLY TOO SIMPLE AND CLEAR

BY PLANET VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 6, 2020) — The Boring Broadsheet‘s washy editorial on the demise of Carmen “Butch” Massimiano called his legacy “complicated.” The truth about this despicable public figure? His “legacy” was simple. THE PLANET broke news of Massimiano’s death eight days after he died. Certain […]

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