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Location: Albany, New York, United States

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) 30 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, October 07, 2015


Received a report that 3 white
domestic ducks  were recently
dumped in Buckingham Pond.

One has already disappeared,
Turtles at work?

Two survivors a male and female
must be rescued soon if they are
to survive. They are flightless and
at the mercy of elements and

Who did it?  Likely a human
snow bird who has left for
warmer climates.

                        Joe Sullivan

Monday, October 05, 2015


My Pro Se Article 78 proceeding
to annul the Albany City BZA
approval of the Bethany-Family
Promise Capital Region homeless
hub at 738 New Scotland Avenue
and  asking the Court to affirm
the City Code Administrator's
denial of said use because such a
use is not permitted in an R 1b single
family residential zone, pursuant
to the Albany City Zoning Code
is before the NYS Supreme Court.

It has withstood 2 Motions to Dismiss
and a Decision will be made after
the November 3 General Election.

The Matter will be decided on the
law as, and why, it is so written.

In an "Interpretation Appeal"
the BZA is limited to interpreting
the City Zone Code as if it were
the City Code Administrator.The
language of the City Code must
be strictly construed.

All papers related thereto are on
file at the Office of the Albany
County Clerk.

                      Joe Sullivan

Thursday, September 03, 2015



Troops in Iraq ordered
to prepare for possible
chemical weapon attacks
in Iraq.


What about civilians
here on home front?

               Joe Sullivan

Wednesday, August 26, 2015



Prepare to defend yourselves
your loved ones and your

Police, firefighters, EMT's
are targets, as are citizens.

Domestic native born
antisocial malcontents,
illegals, gangbangers are
natural allies of Jihadi's.

The home front is now
the front line in our
struggle for survival.

Think 9-11. What is
next? Will you be ready
for whatever comes our

                     Joe Sullivan

Monday, August 17, 2015


Paddy and Mick are laying low
trying to stay cool.Their wooley
coats are not made for this heat.

As you savor the waning days
of summer  rest up a bit. 

September and October will be
very busy. Lots to do.

The inmate work party provided
by Sheriff  Apple, did a fine job
resurfacing the footpaths in
Buckingham Pond Park.  Much
more remains to be done . 
Refer to earlier posts this website.

Primary Day is THURSDAY
September 10, polls open Noon
9 pm.

The county wide race for
County Executive is the main
event. There are  contested
primaries in county legislative
districts 8 and 9. as well as
several downtown districts.

No primary in the 10th district
which makes up a large part
of our neighborhood.

I brought and Article 78 Pro Se
in opposition to the Bethany
Family Promise issue at 738
New Scotland Ave.

The "home base" for the
Family Promise homeless
social services program
if left to stand, will adversely
impact the character and
residential integrity of our
neighborhood, in particular
home values, the City
property tax base  and support
for city schools/city government

Family Promise has a head-
quarters at 553 Clinton Ave.
That is where the  homeless
are and where the regional
"home base" should be
located. No zoning change
required there.

I have purposely not given
publicity to this case, because
it should be decided in Court
on the law - not tried in the

Posts on this website from  
January to present will
give you a good idea of
what is at stake on our
neighborhood. Review these.

Court dates are scheduled for
August 28 and September 3.

Contact me if you want to
join in/support my Article

Stay tuned ,as former Mayor
Jerry was fond of saying.

Looking ahead to November
issues on the table will be:

1. Closely monitoring City
finances, and city plans to
rezone and reassess residential

2. City schools , the dismal
graduation rate, efforts to
rescind common core and
defeat of the proposed 200
million dollar Albany High
reconstruction bond act
which will be on the Nov 3

3. Speeding traffic on New
Scotland, Krum Kill Rd
Buckingham Drive. South
Manning, Whitehall and
Hackett, Western Avenue
and a number of tributary
residential streets, must be
reigned in.

The Red Traffic Light
camera scam will do nothing
to solve the speeding/reckless
traffic issues on the above
streets and elsewhere in the

The Mayor and/or Common
Council have to step up  to
address this problem.

Set the speed limit at 25 mph
on all city residential streets.

Strictly enforce speed limits
and violators who run stop
signs/traffic lights.

That's all for now.

                     Joe Sullivan

Friday, August 14, 2015





                        Joe Sullivan

Tuesday, August 11, 2015



Muggings, home invasions
to follow? 

Take defensive action.

                  Joe Sullivan