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CONSERVATIVE ROW C FOR MAYOR CITY OF ALBANY NY November 5, 2013 Election U S Navy Veteran BS Geography, U Wisconsin (Korean GI Bill) MA Geography, U Minnesota (National Fellowship) 28 years as founder and president, Buckingham Pond/ Crestwood Neighborhood Assoc. maintaining/improving neighborhood residential integrity and quality of life. Leadership resulted in creation of Buckingham Pond Park in 1993-94, as well as many other open spaces. See bpcnanews.blogspot.com for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: http://bpcnanews.blogspot.com/ see also: http://lonerangeralbany.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BUS MEETINGS

Today, Sept 17   7 pm
Pine Hills Library, Western Ave.

Agenda includes: (1) proposed CDTA
fare increases, (2) buses to Colonie
Center Mall.

Friday, Sept 19   10 am to Noon
St Sophia's Community Meeting
Room  444 Whitehall Rd.

Public forum on senior transportation
issues.

For details- call Nancy Benedict
Citizens For Public Transportation
475 0511.

                                        Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, February 15, 2010

NATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM CENTER

Refer to this site often:

http://www.nctc.gov/

Also: http://www.stratfor.com/

And:

http://www.fema.gov/hazard/terrorism/index.shtm

And:

http://www.security.state.ny.us/preparedness/

And:

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/

BECOME INFORMED ABOUT
OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

SECURITY at the national, state
and local levels.

If we are not safe, nothing else will
matter. There won't be any health
care or economy.

Government can't save you. You
must prepare to save yourself and
your loved ones.

Joe Sullivan

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

 

PREPARE

From Governor Cuomo:

You are the first responder. Save yourself and your loved ones.

Read. Take the short course.

 http://mail.aol.com/38727-111/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx


http://www.dhses.ny.gov/aware-prepare/nysprepare/documents/nys-prepare-eng.pdf


http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/  

 http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oct/safeguardNY/    

  http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/                                                

                                                                                       Joe Sullivan

Friday, August 22, 2014

JACK AND CARL

Jack and Carl work hard to keep
Buckingham Pond Park in good form.

But they have no city cell phone
to keep in touch with DGS, APD
and the  AFD.

Nor, do they have running water
to drink or wash with.

The City should correct these
conditions without delay.

                             Joe Sullivan

NEIGHBORHOOD ALERT

From: James Brooks [mailto:jbrooks@albany-ny.org]
Subject: Recent Burglaries

  NEIGHBORHOOD ADVISORY

Ladies/Gentlemen,

As you may heard, there has been recent burglaries in the Center Station patrol zones
(Buckingham Pond , Whitehall Rd, Brevator St area neighborhoods)
.

Most of the occurrences have been at night time, but there were a few incidents during the day time hours.  

 Could you advise your neighborhood members to lock their ground level doors/windows, garage doors and vehicles, when they are home and away. 

Also remind them NOT to leave valuables visible from street view. 
(Don't store any valuables on the kitchen table, counter, dining room table, vehicles etc.)  

IF THEY SEE ANYONE WHO DOESN'T BELONG, ACTING SUSPICIOUS OR IS NOT FAMILIAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE THEM CALL THE POLICE. 

If anyone has any questions, have them contact me      

Thank You  

Incident Info:
TIME OF DAY: daytime, nightime
MODE OF ENTRY: unsecured doors/windows
PROPERTY TARGETED: wallets, cell phone, electronics, lab tops, vehicles

Please call the ALBANY POLICE if you see anything that you think is not right!
CENTER STATION --- 458—5660
NON EMERGENCY ---- 438-4000
EMERGENCY (AS YOU KNOW) 911


Respectfully,
PO James Brooks
Albany Police Dept CSU
Cell #795-0020


Friday, August 01, 2014

SEARCH THIS WEBSITE

Among the topics you will find:

*Buckingham Pond Park (49)

*Emergency/Disaster
  Preparedness  (21)

*Neighborhood Watch/Crime (28)

*State of Neighborhood/
  Priorities   (14)

*Keep/Expand No 4 bus rte (2)

* Map. Albany City
   Neighborhood Associations (1)

Keep an eye on

http://lonerangeralbany.blogspot.com/ 

                            Joe Sullivan

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR DOGS

Keep them away from lawns/sidewalks where
lawn chemicals are applied.  Not all homeowners
post warning signs.

Don't walk your dogs  where road salt and other
de-icers have been applied.

Don't let your dogs eat plants that are toxic:

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/dogs-plant-list

Disaster Preparedness for dogs/pets:

 http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness

Exerciser them. Feed them well, but do not overfeed.

Certain foods are toxic to dogs:

 http://dogs.about.com/od/dogandpuppyhealth/tp/toxicfood.htm

Australian Shepherds:


http://www.akc.org/breeds/australian_shepherd/index.cfm

http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/australian-shepherd

                                             Joe Sullivan

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BUCKINGHAM POND PARK

Recon reveals pond water has been treated
with pesticide to combat algae bloom.

Jack and Carl doing a fine job maintaining the
North side shoreline.

The Milner footpath and Rafts Way grass
is nicely trimmed.

Little improvement of the South side
woodland and shore path from Holmer Dale
to Lenox and Euclid.

Weeds are growing all along Berkshire South.
Knotweed getting firmly established. Dead
trees.branches still overhang the paths posing
danger to passersby below. No guard rail or
large rocks have been placed to stop an
out of control vehicle from falling on
passerby on the path below.

Residents on Berkshire South can expect
that the invasive Knotweed will eventually 
invade their nice lawns. After that the
same will occur along Euclid and Lenox.

Lawsuits in the making. Observe that the
guard rail at the foot of  Euclid is bent
out of shape by speeding vehicles which
fail to navigate the turn there.

                                         Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BUCKINGHAM POND PARK, June 25,2014

As the weather warms  the algae blooms in shallow water
fueled by lawn chemical run off from the pond watershed.
and strong sunlight.

Homeowners have to be weaned off their lawn chemical 
dependency. Learn how to have a healthy lawn naturally.
Save money, their health, that of their family members
pets and neighbors.

Knotweed has reappeared on Berkshire South, about 50
feet East of foot of Lenox Ave.  If  not eradicated, now, it
will spread throughout the pond park and adjacent 
residential properties.

The City has begun to fill in pathways with bluestone 
gravel flour, once again. Easy to apply, but it becomes 
slippery when wet, because the rock flour compacts and
does not drain well .

It will simply wash away on sloping pathways, with next
heavy rains forming gulleys.

The red ribbons marking dangerous dead tree
 limbs/branches are obscured by vegetative growth or 
have been removed by vandals who also destroy the
 nylon ropes on the Milner Ave footbridge.

The dead branches/trees still present a hazard to
pedestrians below, particularly on windy days. 
Does the City want more law suits from
injuries?

No large rocks or a guard rail have been installed
at the foot of Lenox-Berkshire South. Will we have
to wait until an out of control speeding vehicle fails
to make the turn in the road and drops down on some
people walking their children and pets on the path below?.

Jack and Carl are doing a fine job grooming the
pond shore the North side.

The  edges of the wooded pathway between Lenox
and Rafts Way need to be mowed to reduce chances
of passersby and pets picking up ticks.

The pathway along Rafts Way is well mowed, and a 
nice border of yellow wildflowers is about to bloom 
along the pond side of the path. The City has installed
some hanging flower baskets on the poles. 

The basket ball hoop at the foot of Holmes Dale
is gone. Good.  Some neighbors are still dumping
yard wastes on the wooded side of the path. 
Compost these in their own yards.

Nature has it's own woodland rejuvenation plan 
for the park.
Observe sugar maple and other native seedlings
springing up here and there along Rafts Way and
the wooded pathway Holmes Dale-Lenox.

Care should be taken, not to cut them down as
 brush. Clear around the seedlings and make 
sure that vines do not attach and strangle them.

Watch your eyes when walking along the pathways
North and East side of the pond. Careless fisherman
fly casting give little consideration to passersby,

Avoid duck/geese droppings on the pathway 
between the children's play area and the picnic grove.
These droppings carry disease. The droppings are 
more numerous because people still insist upon
feeding the birds. 

Bird welfare. Like their human counterparts, the birds
become dependent. When Winter arrives they hang
around , instead of migrating, and starve, because no
one feeds them then.

                                                        Joe Sullivan