Michael Denice Announces Run for Selectman

Michael Denice, the older brother of the late Matthew Denice, whose death helped galvanize local opposition to illegal immigration, has announced his intention to run for Milford Selectman. He would face longtime incumbent Dino DeBartolomeis.

Michael Denice announced his intention to run for a three-year term on the Milford Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, setting in motion a potential challenge to longtime member Dino DeBartolomeis.

DeBartolomeis, the longest-serving member on the three-member board of selectmen, is seeking re-election. were validated Monday.

Denice, a resident of 22 Debbie Ln., obtained his nomination papers Tuesday at , Town Clerk Amy Hennessy Neves said in an email.

In a press release distributed late Tuesday afternoon, Denice said he was excited at the opportunity to run for the open seat. The town election is April 2.

Denice is the older brother of the late , a 23-year-old who was killed Aug. 20, 2011 after his motorcycle was struck by a large pickup truck and he was dragged for a quarter-mile. The driver of the pickup, , is citizen of Ecuador who was living in the U.S. illegally. He is charged with second degree murder, driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license and numerous other offenses in the death of Matthew Denice.

Michael Denice, who at his funeral, did not mention his brother by name in a press release announcing his intention to run. But he cited the issues of illegal immigration, and increased crime in Milford, and said he wanted to work with people to take actions that would address the problems.

"The citizens of Milford need a voice on town issues," Denice said, in the statement. "I have seen many changes occur in Milford over the past several years, including a rise in crime, an increase in immigration-related issues and a decline in the local economy and businesses. We need selectmen that will not only work for the people, but more importantly work with the people in the community.”

Denice has already established a campaign Facebook page, called the Michael Denice for Selectmen facebook page.

Maurice January 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Ok só that is the goverment fault them. Right? Because if he could get legally he could get a license if he get a license he would know the rules if that is the point ... Right? So ya ...
Jim Rizoli January 11, 2012 at 03:40 PM
I think Maurice should run for Selectman, half the town would vote for him. Jim@ccfiile.com
Jim Rizoli January 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Maurice....We have Adult ESL in Framingham if you're interested. Jim@ccfiile.com
Maurice January 11, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Hmmm.. That's a good idea but I don't like the politics .. Haha ya if I could I would change the way your guys look at them ... And of course I would charge who whould break the law ..thanks for the invite jim
BEBL January 11, 2012 at 06:25 PM
No it's not the goverment's fault, they're not the ones that did something illegally. The fault falls on the person that is here illegally. I am an immigrant (who is now a US citizen), but my family came here the legal way, worked for everything we had/have and never embarrassed our ethnicity. We didn't take short cuts, that is what the uproar is, the anger should be there no matter what, illegal immigration is a drain on our society, plain and simple.
Jim Rizoli January 11, 2012 at 07:50 PM
What I would like to see is all the foreigners take over and run the show, then we American Citizens can be on the receiving end of things, and you nice folks can pay the bills. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 11, 2012 at 08:47 PM
400 years ago the foreigners started taking over the show. It is an experiment, to expand the the term used by Lincoln. The outcome is still in our hands.
Jim Rizoli January 11, 2012 at 09:00 PM
David...The outcome is still in our hands...LOL What planet are you living on? What are we all trying to do commit suicide? Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 11, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I am living on a planet which, for better or worse, we share. As far as the candidacy of Mr. Denice, I hope that he can suggest constructive solutions to some of the problems we face in Milford. If so, I look forward to hearing more from him.
Jim Rizoli January 11, 2012 at 09:37 PM
David....How about showing us some of those "constructive" solutions? For every "constructive" solution it becomes "destructive" to someone else. So you can't tiptoe on the issues without hurting someone. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 11, 2012 at 09:49 PM
I made several suggestions in my post on a recent article. You read it, because you told me it was good!! That worried me. My suggestions included the people of MILFORD getting together to identify, accurately and without prejudice, specific problems related to immigration, and presenting them communally to ICE.
Guido Sarduchi January 11, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Well good luck Mr. Denice at least you are taking action. I looked at last year's voter turn out for selectman and it is sad: out of 16,380 registered Milford voters only 2,045 ballads were cast! Seems like a majority of folks are looking for change but you need to take action - make sure you vote and become politically active!
Jim Rizoli January 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM
David...There is no way to present suggestions without "prejudice". If you're against illegal immigration then you're against them being here, and that would not be good thing for them...agreed? I guess you didn't catch that point in my last comment. There is no middle ground when dealing with a solution to a social problem like that. You can't make an illegal alien happy if you don't want them here. It's like driving forward in a car with the breaks on. As Jesus said......Nah, I won't go there, as you seem to get all bent out of shape when I quote from him. Jim@ccfiile.com
Guido Sarduchi January 12, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I agree with Jim - I think the Jim vs. Maurice round goes to Jim R :) Oh and Maurice if it were a drunk American would the horror and tragedy be any less for the Denice / Maloney family? Problem one drunk driving, problem two illegal citizens driving without a valid drivers license, problem three the ability to register a car in MA without a valid drivers license. When you combine illegals without a drivers license chances are they won't stick around after they have an accident. Anyway I wish Mr. Denice well and hope he can tackle the many issues we have in Milford.
Maureen Maloney January 12, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Maurice... Let me set the record straight, First... There was an autopsy performed on Matthew that included drug and alcohol testing, he was totally sober. Get the facts before you speak. If you new anything about Matthew you would know that he was friends with people from many different lifestyles and ethnic groups and was not racist. Also I dare you to find one person who could say Matthew ever drove under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He loved Milford and this was his home. Please have some respect for him. Secondly...The article is about Michael Denice running for selectman. Let's keep the comments related to the topic. Keep Matthew out of it and yes please let him rest in peace. Thirdly...an apology for insinuating Matthew, the "motocicle driver was on effect on something" would be the right thing to do.
Guido Sarduchi January 12, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Let me say this Maurice - if you tried to cross the border of Iran you would either be shot or jailed, and not like the liberal justice system we have here, no sir, you would have no phone call and ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHTS!!! In Singapore (please Google "Singapore caning") caning is used for over 30 offenses once you see the video you will understand why crime is almost non-existent there. In Germany, which participates in socialized health care and education, you must present a government card (only issue to German citizens) to use health care and education. If you do not have one you are immediately reported and deported, it is also a crime to harbor illegals or treat them without notifying the state. So my friend consider yourself lucky but as the economy continues to crumble and more U.S. citizens become and stay unemployed, anger will be directed at many areas including those here illegally and employed.
Joe Rizoli January 12, 2012 at 07:22 AM
I think the poster Maurice is a plant either by the ADL or the SPLC. The reason? His feigned bad English is supposed to get a response from all us "racist" people and that would be reason to kick people off the list for making fun of his English thus violating the Patch rules. It would be great to find out his ISP settings. Be pretty funny if those links went back to a ADL site or even better Police/government site. Reminds me of the supposed language on Flight 93 of 911 fame. The person who spoke the supposed Islamic language sounded more Israeli.... OK Maurice, come clean. Como você gosta do meu Português, eu aprendi que a partir de uma máquina de chicletes. Joe Rizoli
Kathy January 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Dear Maurice, please, before responding, understand that Maureen Maloney is Michael and Matthew Denice's MOTHER. She speaks from the truth and from the heart. I ask you to be respectful and know that she knows the TRUTH to which you make reference...
Teena Berry January 12, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Hey Michael, I would love to volunteer to help with your campaign.
Jim Rizoli January 12, 2012 at 04:44 PM
WOW....only 2000+ voters turned out to vote! This is pathetic! But my town is just as bad. This is why nothing ever gets done for the betterment of the towns people.. The small amount of people who vote are the ones who want control and they sure do have it. If your town continues on this wave of apathy, you will be on the road to higher taxes and an unsafe town. Not that it isn't that way now.....the unsafe part anyway. Taxes go up when money is needlessly given away to those who shouldn't benefit from it. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 12, 2012 at 06:10 PM
No Jim, your town is not just as bad as Milford. It is worse.
Jim Rizoli January 12, 2012 at 06:29 PM
David....We finally agree on something! The only thing that puts your town over the top is the people killed by illegals. Your town is a illegal alien work camp as Framingham is, maybe more because the homes are less expensive. We haven't had any car deaths as far as I recall, but there has been plenty of accidents. We've had some murders etc, drugs etc... How we have managed to not have any car deaths is beyond me. The percentage of illegals to car deaths in the country proportionally measured against Americans is quite high. It's a big problem no one to deal with until it happens. All these deaths are avoidable if the laws were enforced. Think about it....you're illegal and drive here illegally...immediate deportation. It's Not happening! ...they even get a chance to do it again and again and again. That's why we need our political people to step up to the plate on this one. Guess what? They don't care....it's not politically correct to enforce the laws. So we wait until the next death and the cry of complaint becomes unbearable to ignore. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 12, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Mary, like many people here, I am very interested in Michael Denice's decision to run for Selectman. But I can't find out much about him in this article or elsewhere. Though I don't participate in Facebook, I did check out the link. Could someone who knows give us some idea of his age, background, education, interests, employment, and credentials? You know, the usual stuff? Thank you.
Mary MacDonald (Editor) January 12, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Hi David, I've asked Michael Denice for an interview, to answer those questions, and he has asked to wait until after he collects his signatures and submits his paperwork to Town Hall, which will put him on the ballot. I plan to ask all of that in the interview.
David Nolta January 12, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Thank you!!
David Nolta January 12, 2012 at 09:58 PM
And speaking of "plants", RizoliS, who pays your bills??
Jim Rizoli January 13, 2012 at 12:55 AM
David....Not You! Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 13, 2012 at 08:47 AM
Oh, I think we all cost each other a little... But seriously, whose plant are you?
Jim Rizoli January 13, 2012 at 01:07 PM
The save America plant. Jim@ccfiile.com
David Nolta January 13, 2012 at 08:10 PM
"LOL" But seriously.


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