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Krock Family Throwing Cash At Worcseter Mayor Joe Petty So They Can Make Worcester Look Like A Dump

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Have you ever driven down Park Avenue, in between Chandler and May Street, and seen this lovely parcel of land?

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Well that lovely area is owned by Worcester’s most infamous Salisbury Street slumlords – the Krocks. They’re basically the Mr. Potter’s of Worcester. They live in that mansion with the gate near the corner of Forest and Salisbury, and there is a never ending supply of stories involving them not giving a fuck about the community. The story of the Krock family was documented by former Worcester Magazine’s top local blogger, Nicole Apostola. It’s really a tremendous read if you get the chance.

Basically in a nutshell, Aaron Krock was the classic Andrew Carnegie rags to riches story. He started with nothing and before you knew it he opened up Commerce Bank. But the problem with rich people aren’t the people who earned the money – it’s the freeloaders that get what’s left over – the lucky sperm children.

And Aaron’s son Barry is the luckiest sperm in Worcester’s history. He was handed the reigns as President of Commerce Bank at the age of 31. For doing absolutely nothing. He basically owned half the city and was a pain in the ass for the city of Worcester for years.

Today his wife and daughter, Katie Krock, are the new queen dooshnozzles in town. Junior Smokeshow Katie Krock was named one of Pulse Magazine’s 25 to watch in 2005, alongside with Worcester’s most notorious empty suit politician, Joff Smith. Because as you know, Pulse Magazine is a joke that people pick up, open to the middle to make sure their drunken escapades at the Banner weren’t photographed last weekend, and then throw in the recycling.

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Katie opened KJ Baaron’s liquor store at Washington Square when she was 25. Although how hard is to start your own business when you’re literally handed money? If the business goes under, fuck it. Just get more money from Daddy. If it thrives, then you buy more property that you have no intention of maintaining.

And clearly that area on Park Ave is something they don’t give a shit about. Not their problem. They don’t live there. They don’t have to deal with Worcester’s finest derelicts wandering into that vast magical kingdom of discarded needles and hobo gangbangs.

But as you saw on the blog we wrote yesterday about the dumpiest towns and cities in Massachusetts, the most common denominator in crappy looking cities is abandoned, overgrown lots. They’re currently in an ongoing battle with the City of Worcester. They were forced to chop all the trees down, so now it’s not so much an overgrown weed forest as it is a collection of stumps and broken dreams.

So why isn’t the city busting their balls? Let’s check out Mayor Joe Petty’s campaign contributions over the last few years. Oh yea, here’s why they get away with it:

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So why is this family giving so much money to Joe Petty? Gee, I wonder. LOL. Maybe it’s because the second biggest campaign contributor doesn’t even come close, so their influence will basically be unparalleled. Look, you don’t get Krock money by being a dumbass. These people understand how politics works in America. If you have enough money you can just buy elected officials. But honestly, I didn’t think Worcester politicians were important enough to buy off. Apparently I was wrong.

I really can’t wait until the elections in November. We won’t announce our Turtleboy Ticket 2015 until the summer, but let’s just say Joe Petty will not be on there. He’s sided with the Coming Together Circlejerk, he’s had the back of Lisa Dyer, and now he’s being paid off by slumlords who are making Worcester look like Fall River.

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16 Comment(s)
  • BARRY W
    September 17, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    mr krock is a wonderful person i understand all who comment negative are jealous ignorant people that live from paycheck to paycheck or have a good spot on the freeway offramp barry is a generous warm person ..building a 50 unit apartment building in the commerce building cost of 29 million mostly out of his pocket for WHAT to bring life into downtown worcester. also restoring the irish pub he is good for worcester because worcester has been good to him WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING hope you live forever Barry

  • September 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

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  • huh
    April 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    “They’re currently in an ongoing battle with the City of Worcester. . . . So why isn’t the city busting their balls?”

    As usual, terrific writing.

  • Jason Christ
    April 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Such a Krock of shit

  • RJ
    April 25, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Anyone who can be bought by a measly five grand doesn’t deserve to be a mayor. If I was mayor, I’d make my minimum bribe $15k. That should be my campaign slogan.

    • Factman
      April 25, 2015 at 6:20 am

      Pretty sure they have maximum contribution amounts

    • Wabbitt
      wabbitt
      April 25, 2015 at 6:44 am

      There are campaign finance laws which dictate how much an individual can donate to a candidate or political party in a given calendar year. That’s why each donation is for $500 AND why there’s multiple Krock’s donating each year.

      • RJ
        April 25, 2015 at 7:30 am

        Straw buyers. Funnel cash to employees and have them make contributions on my behalf, etc. actually, that might be happening for all we know

        • Wabbitt
          wabbitt
          April 25, 2015 at 8:14 am

          I’m sure it does. But without evidence, there’s not really any way of proving that the employees made the contributions on their boss’s behalf.

  • Joseph
    April 25, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Having been born in Worcester (long before Turtleboy), I can assure you that whenever the name “Krock” appeared in the paper it was never good news (unless it was on the obituary page).

  • BobnMic
    April 24, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Does Mayor Joe have a pulse? Seriously? Is there a Doctor in the house? Did he snore the last time the council meeting brought up something important? Or maybe it was not all that important so he went into major relm sleep and I am certain he farted. Very disgusting.

    • Wabbitt
      wabbitt
      April 25, 2015 at 6:46 am

      REM sleep. It stands for rapid eye movement.

  • Vanderbooger
    April 24, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    These people are poster children for why we need a huge estate tax

    • Tax Ur LosersHard
      April 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Your parents are poster children about why we need a No Estate Tax. Maybe losers who don’t want to be parents should be disincentivized on reproduction. We don’t need more losers breeding losers.

      If their ciggie, lotto, pit bull food and cell phone budget takes a hit, maybe condoms come into the picture.

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