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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 for list of leadership results. Neighborhood website: see also:

Friday, April 10, 2015


The Albany City Board of Zoning
Appeals (BZA) approved  the
Bethany-Family Promise Appeal
to convert use of a single family
dwelling for use as a "hub" for
the Family Promise homeless

The BZA Decison of  3/25/15
was by a vote of  7-0.

Not suprising because BZA
members are  political appointees 
of the Mayor.

Not a word in opposition from
the Mayor, Common Council
Members or County Legislators

who  purport  to represent 
residents of the Buckingham
Pond Crestwood Neighborhood
and who live in the neighborhood
including the Mayor Sheehan
Council Members Igoe and
Flynn. County Legislators
Domalewicz and Corcoran
and his primary foe Andrew Joyce.

They represent themselves and
their party- not you.

Party loyalty before neighborhood
and country bind all of the
aforementioned to silence

Preparation of an Article 78
special legal proceeding is

Petitioners have 30 days from
the 3/25/15 BZA Decision to
file the challenge seeking
annulment/reversal of that
decision in Supreme Court. 

Likely the case will be
referred to the Appellate
Court, Third Dept .

Any residents wishing to
be included as petitioners
or to contribute time, talents
and money in support of this
Article 78 action should contact
me without delay.

On a related note, it has come
to my attention that Bethany
Family Promise are holding a
open house, Sunday, April
12 at 2 pm, to celebrate
approval of converting the
use of 738 New Scotland Ave
from a single family dwelling
(former parsonage) to a "hub"
for the the Family Promise
homeless program, including
homeless showering, (hub a dub)
signing up for social services and
using the address to receive
mail (and perhaps, get a
driver's license and register
to vote..including illegal

You can expect media to
cover the event, so you
might want to attend, ask
questions, state your views
or maybe even picket?

This open house celebration
is premature, as are the
related preparations being made
by Mater Christi and St Sophia's
to house homeless who will use
the 738 New Scotland Ave "hub" 

Perhaps, a name change for the
Neighborhood Association is
in order?  How about "Blue Sky"?

We already have a neighborhood
song: Johnny Cash - 
Sunday Morning Coming Down.

                             Joe Sullivan


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