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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) 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: bpcnanews.blogspot.com/ see also: albanycityconservative.blogspot.com

Friday, March 27, 2009


The City of Albany Spring Tree Program
Order deadline is Tues, Mar 31.


The Albany SWCD Tree/Shrub sale order
deadline was: March 20. However, it may
still be possible to order stock by calling

The newly forming Buckingham Pond
Conservancy group missed an opportunity
to get reasonably priced tree/shrub stock
that could improve the pond park's visual
beauty, stabilize bank erosion and offer
food and shelter for wildlife.

Trees: Black Alder, Hybrid Poplar, Canaan Fir
and Sycamore.
Shrubs: Silky Dogwood
Pond Habitat Conservation Pacs including
2 each of: Red Osier Dogwood/Buttonbush
Ninebark/Sycamore/Black Alder
Flowering T&S Pacs including 2 each of
American Mtn Ash/Juneberry/Spicebush
Sand Cherry/White Flowering Dogwood.

However, all is not lost, there are 2 other
SWCD T&S sales still available.

Schenectady County 399-6980. Order
deadline: April 17.

Stock included: Burning Bush/Lilac
Rose of Sharon,White Flowering Dogwood
Witch Hazel and Spicebush.

Rensselaer County 271-1740. Order
deadline; April 30.

Stock included: Austrian Pine, Pagoda
Flowering Dogwood, Rugosa Rose, Lilac
Winter Berry Holly, Rose of Sharon
America Cranberry and Manchu Cherry.

Any and all of the above would be a
welcome addition to the pond park as
well a neighborhood yards.

Obtaining and planting the above would
be of much more long term benefit to
improving the pond park, than the trash
litter clean up which the Conservancy group
has scheduled for April.

The neighborhood association does not
sponsor clean ups because of the liability

Joe Sullivan

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crime Alerts courtesy of APD Community
Officer Rick Romand

Be vigilant night and day. Be on look out for
home break ins and street robberies in our
hood as warm weather occurs, particularly
in these difficult economic times.

Joe Sullivan

Officer Romands Hood Alerts:

Good Afternoon, Please forward.

Since our last advisory, there have been two other incidents. Please note the incidents and follow the safety tips below..

A robbery occured over the weekend on Saturday 03/14/2009 at 9:30 A.M on N. Lake and Western Ave. During this incident, the suspect displayed a black colored handgun. The suspect is described as a black male. No further description.

The second robbery occured on the sidewalk opposite 83 S. Lake Avenue at 8:00 this morning (03/16/09). The suspect displayed a dark colored handgun and is described as a black male, approximately 5 ft. 7 in., wearing a black coat and blue jeans.

Safety Tips

ü When walking, try not to walk alone.
ü At night, walk in well-lit areas.
ü Always be alert to your surroundings.
ü Trust your instincts. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable, try to walk away and get help.
ü Have a cell phone available to call 911 in an emergency.
ü Report any and all suspicious person(s) or activities to the Albany Police Department at - 438-4000.

Thank you,
Ashley Harding
Intern, Community Services Unit, Center Station

From: Richard Z. RomandSent: Monday, March 16, 2009 4:56 PMTo: Ashley HardingSubject: FW: [Fwd: Overnight Robberies]

Police Officer Rick Romand
Albany Police Department
Community Service Unit
Center Station
536 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203
PH 518-458-5669
Fax 518-458-5662
Rick Romand 224/2180

From: Richard Z. Romand Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:15 PMTo: 'jvigg2005@yahoo.com'; 'jelson510@earthlink.net'; 'Aach2004@aol.com'; 'laurie@lieman.net'; 'Daniel Curtis'; 'STELLA, STEVEN'; 'Fred Aliberti'; 'Marie Abraham'; 'Thomas Gebhardt'; 'Joe Cunniff'; 'Steve'; 'Alison Coleman'; 'kylewmadden@gmail.com'; 'kissin@universityheights.org'; 'greber@universityheights.org'; 'supersisors@universityheights.org'; 'lisa710@aol.com'Subject: FW: [Fwd: Overnight Robberies]

NA Presidents and Security personnel, The following information is an update on our previous email and information on some recent events. Please forward to your NA members, security personnel, employees and people who work in your buildings. As more information comes in I will forward it to you. Thank you, Rick

Police Officer Rick Romand
Albany Police Department
Community Service Unit
Center Station
536 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203
PH 518-458-5669
Fax 518-458-5662
Rick Romand 224/2180

Above photo is of Allen Brozowski who was arrested for two counts of Robbery 2nd in connection with the Sunday morning robberies in front of 497 Morris Street. One suspect was arrested at the time of the incident. Brozowksi, 21 of Rensselaer, who ran from the scene at the time of the incidents, was arrested early this morning by detectives. He was arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court this morning and remanded to Albany County Jail without bail.

Overnight Robberies

Albany Police are investigating two robberies and two attempted robberies last evening, one which included a cab driver. The first incident occurred at 9:25 PM in front of 32 North Swan Street. Three black males in their early teens approached the victim, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim turn over whatever he had. The victim told the suspects he didn’t have anything on him. The suspects then turned around and took off on foot. They are described as 14 to 16 years old wearing black hooded sweatshirts. A canvass of the neighborhood was unsuccessful.

At approximately 10:20 PM at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and North Swan Street a suspect came up on a 18 year old female who was walking home. The suspect, a black male in his teens, 5’5”, 150 pounds wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, told the victim to “give me what you got”. When the suspect realized the victim was a girl he punched her in the face and then took off on foot westbound on Clinton Avenue. The victim sustained pain and swelling to her left eye. She refused medical attention.

The third robbery occurred at 10:30 PM in front of 99 Slingerland Street. The victim was approached by a black male who stated to him, “ turn around and put your hands up” implying he had a gun. The victim turned around and the suspect then went through his pockets and stole money from him. The suspect then took off on foot in an unknown direction. A K-9 dog tracked to the area of Frisbie Ave and Garden Street but the track ended there. The victim, who was not injured, described the suspect as 5’7” wearing a black jacket with a sweatshirt underneath and had on black and yellow timberland boots. No weapon was actually seen.

A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint in front of 22 Magnolia Terrace at 10:35 PM. The female cab driver, who works for Yellow Taxi, picked up the suspect at the intersection of Lark Street and Orange Street. He asked to go to 22 Magnolia Terrace. After arriving at the address the suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded money from the driver. The victim turned over a small amount of money to the suspect. The suspect then jumped out of the cab and ran towards Delaware Avenue on foot. A canvass of the neighborhood was negative and it does not appear that the residence on Magnolia Terrace was connected in the robbery. The driver was not injured in the robbery. The suspect is described as a black male in his teens, 5’4”, with a dark coat and dark hat.

As of now it is too early to say if any of the robberies are connected. The investigations are on-going.