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Meeting Scheduled to Address Residency Issue

The Election Commission will meet Thursday at City Hall.

A notice was posted at  on Tuesday for an Election Commission meeting with just three items on the agenda—roll call, "other business that may come forward" and a school district parent's allegation that School Committee member David Murphy was not an Attleboro resident when he was elected last fall.

District parent Jennifer Crowder . A previous complaint because it did not include all the features required for consideration.

Crowder has alleged that Murphy was a resident of Boston when he was elected. Murphy says he rented an apartment in Boston, but maintains a permanent address in Attleboro.

The meeting will take place at City Hall's Annex Conference Room, which is located on the first floor next to the council chambers. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Christine Viveiros July 18, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I have to admit I was a little skeptical of this residency thing when it was brought up but all you nay' sayers out there calling for Mr Murphy to fess up and step down, do yourself a favor and contact HIM. With the exception of him being on the SC, I don't know him from a hole in the wall, but I took it upon myself to email him. I got a response within an hour. Some of you probably wouldn't contact him for fear of uncovering YOUR identity. If you want questions answered, ask HIM instead of asking the Patch.
D Sanderson July 18, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Murphy's supporters are pulling at straws because he is not a resident. Saying that Furtado and Crowder are related now, what a despearate ploy. I do not see why Gretchen calls this a vendetta. Crowder has been questioning Murphy's residency since he ran for office. She said she filed a complaint with the ethics board, but she had to wait till he was elected to do anything about it. So stop trying to spread false rumors that another school committee member is doing this as a vendetta. Your petty attempts to take the heat of Murphy will not work. He has been deceitful and the public now knows it. He is an attorney and knows what being a resident means. The dumb act he is playing is not fooling me. Furtado has no relation to Crowder. Again, just someone trying to put false rumors out there to take the focus off Murphy. Murphy is the one who has the vendetta, that is why he runs to the press everytime a member disagrees with his opinnion. He wants to make them look bad so he can look like a heroe. Too many people are wise to this Murphy. This has nothing to do with any other school committee member. This has to do with his own audacity and thinking that he is smarter than the average voter and he can talk his way out of anything. He has all his friends posting on his behalf attacking other school committee members to try to make him look good. It is not working!!!!!
Adam Edward July 19, 2012 at 04:29 PM
It's just my opinion but doing something illegal to catch someone else doing something illegal seems kind of hypocritical to me. I guess some people still believe that the end justifies the means.
Ronda "Roni" Lodge July 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Who did something illegal. Just because the Complainant asked for information and was given it? That makes it illegal?
Adam Edward July 21, 2012 at 11:39 AM
If I walked into the RMV today and asked for your address I'm pretty sure they would not just give it to me and if they did wouldn't that be illegal? wouldn't you have a problem with that? I have no problem with challenging government everyone should make them accountable. If the complaintant didn't do anything illegal to obtain this information that is fine with me. What if she got this information illegally though?

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