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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

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Restructuring of the CDTA bus lines
has provided access from Arbor Hill
and South End to the good who work
at St Peters and Albany Med.

But, the bad now have  easy access to
break in and rob homes in our hood.
Particularly in daytime, when so many
homeowners are at work and the APD
is deployed elsewhere in the city.

Several incidents coincided with arrival
of the 138 loop.

Tip. Perps are after jewelry, cash and
items that can be carried aboard buses
without arousing attention. Don't look
for flat screen tv's , etc.

Remember, all neighborhood residents
are part of our neighborhood watch.

Those numbers, again.  APD Center
Station 458 5660 and 1 866 SAFE NYS
(723 3697).

Observe your surroundings and who
is out and about in the hood. See something?
Say something. Do something!

                                                  Joe Sullivan

Saturday, November 12, 2011


To the voters of County Legislative
District 10 who bothered to vote
November 8, and to support my
campaign by permitting my lawn
signs on their lawns.

Read campaign critique:

I invite my supporters to join
me in maintaining the residential
integrity and quality of life in our
neighborhood by participating
in the Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
Neighborhood Association and
Campaign 2012.

In the neighborhood, we need
an active neighborhood watch,
to improve Buckingham Pond
Park, and to provide for traffic
and pedestrian safety.

Additionally, every resident
church, synagogue, school, business
and apartment complex should
prepare for any emergencies or
disasters ( natural or man made)
that may come our way in the days
weeks and months ahead.

Of particular concern is survival
in winter storms and winter conditions
when the power grid may fail and/or
home heating sources, water and
sewer serivice, disrupted.

But, local residents and institutions
would be well advised to anticipate
and prepare for other emergencies
disasters and possible terror attacks.

See archives of this website and
lonerangeralbany for links to many
sources of useful information.

Politically, every voter should vote
and prepare to cast informed votes
in the 2012 primaries and general

Remember - "Our survival is on the
line.  Government can't save us.
We must save ourselves, our government
and America".

                                   Joe Sullivan

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Spent some time Saturday, before sundown
raking leaves away from the wooded path
S side of pond, from Lenox to Holmes Dale.

Why?  Ticks reside in leaves, winter over
and continue to put walkers, their pets and
joggers at risk. Also, wet leaves are slippery
and can result in falls.

This is my contribution to tomorrow's park
clean up, because I will be busy otherwise.

Glad to see that conservancy is delivering
on some of the park improvement ideas
presented on this website for years.

Take note that there are a number of
dead trees/limbs overhanging the path
under reconstruction on the pond S side
from Lenox to Euclid. The most
dangerous is the dead tree overhanging
the path at the foot of Lenox.

In a good wind, this can fall and kill
or maim passing walkers or joggers.

Conservancy should ask Forester Tom
and crew to take it down asap.

The neighborhood association never
sponsored clean ups because of the
insurance liability issue.

Ticks abound in Buckingham Pond
Park at this time of year..seeking
a last blood meal to carry them through
the winter.

In Spring, one female tick can hatch a
1,000 or more eggs.

Walkers, their pets, joggers and
volunteers are all at risk of becoming
hosts to ticks and of contracting Lyme
Disease, and about 7 or 8 other  tickborne

Who bears liablity for park clean up
volunteers who acquire tickborne
ailments or get injured while participating
in Conservancy sponsored park clean ups?

                                             Joe Sullivan