WHY IS CROOKED & CORRUPT COUNCIL MEMBER STILL IN OFFICE – WHY, WHY WHY

Must be really nice to have the type of job, where you steal, cheat, do shady shit, do no pay child support, do not serve your community properly and not only that, but then still keep your job and be entitled to a big raise. That is the deal with crooked Southeast elected official Council Punk Ruben Wills, who has been detrimental to the community he serves since his crooked ass stepped into office.

But then this can be said of the majority of Southeast Queens pols. Every wonder why Southeast Queens is such a ghetto mess. Look no further than the crooked, shady and do nothing elected officials (mostly black, I must thrown that in) who have been in office for decades in the area.

The reason I threw the “black”part in is because as opposed to “white” communities, which for the most part are not a ghetto mess, black areas are and making matters worse is that the leadership is mostly black as well, which makes the this scenario even ten times worse.

As I said before about Southeast Queens and Jamaica, thugs and hood rats on the streets and thugs and hood rats in political office.

Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

Councilman Ruben Wills being arrested in November of 2014

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From Queens Times Ledger:

Lack of discretionary funding leaves southeast Queens in the cold

Queens’ reputation as the forgotten borough never seemed more pertinent until the weekend before last, as we dug out of record snowfall and waited well into the work week for the plowing of tertiary streets. While the mayor toured Ridgewood and Sunnyside, offering a mea culpa, members of the Queens delegation wrote op-eds and held press conferences, bringing attention to the situation. Despite loud complaints from at least two elected officials in southeast Queens, many residents felt their anger was not heard at City Hall.

It’s a familiar scenario for the communities that live in Council District 28, which encompasses parts of Richmond Hill and Ozone Park, perhaps illustrated at a town hall held by the mayor’s office on Liberty Avenue a year ago. Frustrated residents who had come to hear about new initiatives such as IDNYC instead began to speak on transit, homelessness and safety issues plaguing the community. For many, it was the first time they had been able to express their views to a public official.

Much has been written on the legal woes of Jamaica’s politicians, particularly when dealing with discretionary funding. In addition to alleged mishandling of campaign funds, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) of CD28 has been under indictment for allegedly pocketing part of a discretionary grant from the state. In light of these allegations, the City Council stripped Wills of the right to allocate discretionary funding to groups in his district in 2014, sending that obligation to the Speaker’s office and the Queens delegation.

Discretionary funding, or as the layperson may know it, “pork,” is allotted annually to council members that make decisions on which groups in the district to support. This allocation is available publicly on the Council website. The current Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, overhauled the controversial process, after her predecessor was accused of punishing dissenting council members by reducing their discretionary funding. To date, 28 councilmembers have introduced participatory budgeting, a process that allows residents more say in how discretionary funding is spent.

As we are not privy to the decision-making process, it would be irresponsible to make specific critiques of the current allocation of funds for CD28. Those tasked with this have the unenviable role of determining the best services for a community they do not directly represent. In fact, many organizations have the citywide scope and experience to deliver excellent services in communities where they are not located.

Yet, the continuation of this status quo is not acceptable. Of the 75 awards totaling $1,293,794 doled out in Council District 28 in fiscal year 2016, many went to large organizations outside the district that promised to provide a specific service or program in the district. While this work is certainly valuable, it would appear, based on provided addresses, that none of the recipient groups were in Richmond Hill or South Ozone Park. In addition, despite the heavily South Asian and Indo-Caribbean population in the district, just three recipient organizations make discreet reference to South Asian or Hindu affiliations. The neighborhood’s Sikh community appears to be largely left out.

Councilmember Eric Ulrich (R-Howard Beach) in neighboring Council District 32 allocated funds for groups in Richmond Hill and Ozone Park, including a few located beyond the district borders. His office represented a majority of the twenty-nine grants specifically designated for groups based in the neighborhood.

“Many quality organizations depend on discretionary funding to provide vital programs, like mentoring and tutoring,” noted Richard David, a member of Community Board 9 and former vice president at the New York Economic Development Corporation. “When your council member is the only one who has been unable to do so, over multiple years, it hurts the organizations and the people they serve, especially communities of color,” he continued.

While the district waits for a resolution to Wills’ legal woes, community groups should apply for discretionary funding and increase efforts to be noticed by the other members of the Queens delegation. Groups can apply for fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) discretionary funding at council.nyc.gov/html/budget/application.shtml.

 

JESUS H. CHRIST – JAMAICA CATHOLIC CHURCH STEEPLE FALLING APART MAKING FOR A DANGEROUS SITUATION

The Jamaica Catholic church, The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (88-19 Parsons Blvd), is a stunning church, but when one looks closer at the scaffolding around it and then looks up to the steeple, you will see a dangerous situation waiting to happen soon and I don’t know if the scaffolding will do much, when pieces of the steeple come down and by the looks of it, it that could be any minute.

Jamaica resident Amy Anderson, who lives across the street and sees the dangerous situation from her apartment has placed calls to various people and agencies, but to little avail. She also states that the horrible conditions of Parson Blvd does not help matters, especially when big trucks (is Parsons Blvd even a truck route) come by and shake everything.

Garbage, homeless shelters, crime, illegally parked cars, illegal truck driving, illegal conversions, shootings, rape, assaults and now let’s add falling church steeples to the Jamaica mix.

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CITY COUNCIL VOTES YES TO BLOATED PAY RAISE AND ALL THE JAMAICA HACKS VOTED YES

So folks, the asshole crew at City Council all voted yes to a bloated pay raise, which we tax payers shell out, for doing pretty much nothing, including Jamaica’s three council members who all voted yes to this hike.  So do you think I. Daneek Miller deserves to make $148,500 after being in office for a little over a year, do you really think that do nothing and major crook, Ruben Wills (who may  be heading to jail) deserves to make $148,500. Wait to you see what some of the other public officials will be making.

Do you think that wasted position of Public Advocate, which is occupied by do nothing Letitia James should be making  $184,800.

FUCK NO, but yet they all will be.

Do you think job performance will be enhanced, FUCK NO. Do you think many will stop getting involved in corrupt schemes, FUCK NO. Do you think they will work harder for the public good and their communities, FUCK NO.

When was the last time any of you folks out there got a big raise (especially for doing very little or stealing). Do you think NYPD officers who put their life on the line everyday deserved a 1% increase, while these clowns who pretty much do shit, get a massive increase.

Again, FUCK NO.

Asshole Council Speaker mark viverito

Asshole Council Speaker mark viverito

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From Queens Chronicle:

City Council votes 40-7 to raise its pay

Elizabeth Crowley, Eric Ulrich and Paul Vallone opposed the wage hike

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016 1:39 pm | Updated: 2:05 pm, Fri Feb 5, 2016.

The City Council passed legislation on Friday to raise the lawmakers’ pay by 32 percent from $112,500 to $148,500.

The vote count was 40-7, with Queens representatives Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale), Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) among those opposing the measure.

The raise, the first since 2006, is over $10,000 more than was recommended by the New York City Quadrennial Commission late last year, which called for increasing a councilperson’s salary to $138,315.

The hike is retroactive to Jan. 1.

The legislation also eliminates bonuses called “lulus” given to committee leaders and imposes limits on income made outside one’s position as a councilperson.

Other elected officials including Mayor de Blasio and each borough’s district attorney also saw their pay increased, although the mayor said he would not accept the raise unless reelected to a second term in 2017.

The exact salaries after the raises will be:

  • $258,750 for the Mayor
  • $212,800 for District Attorneys
  • $209,050 for the Comptroller
  • $184,800 for the Public Advocate
  • $179,200 for Borough Presidents
  • $164,500 for the Council Speaker
  • $148,500 for all other Council Members

In a statement issued after the vote was taken, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan, Bronx) said the hikes and related outside income restrictions will better the legislative body.

“These unprecedented reforms will strengthen the Council as a legislative body and help Council Members better serve their constituents,” Mark-Viverito said. “By restricting outside income, designating Council Members’ positions as full-time jobs and eliminating stipends for members, we’ll fulfill many recommendations of good government groups and set a new standard for elected officials in our city.”

KUDOS TO 103RD POLICE OFFICERS WHO BUSTED HOOD RAT WANNA BE GUN RUNNER ALSO SAVED RUNAWAY JAMAICA GOAT

So asshole city council members want a big raise for pretty much doing very little with what amounts to a part-time job and many of them cheat, steal and do everything else except help their communities and the constituents they are supposed to serve.

BUT the real folks who should get a major pay bump are the men and women in blue who put their lives in danger every time they go on duty, especially in places like Jamaica, Bronx and some of those crime ridden spots in Brooklyn. And the 103rd precinct in Jamaica (along with the 113th) have their hands full with horrid animals like Jamaica hood rat, 28 year old  Terrell Smith, wanna be gun runner and the actual nice animals, like the young goat who bolted from a slaughterhouse in Jamaica a few weeks ago and everything in between.

And if two of the officers from the Smith bust look familiar, that is because Sgt. Mary Humburg and Officer Daniel Gasperetti, also were the ones who rescued “Blue” the goat from the slaughter house. Not  only did they capture the runaway goat, but they paid the slaughterhouse $40 for him and brought him to live out his life on animal sanctuary.

In this day and age, where police officers get a bad rap from the public, the majority of officers are protecting your community with their life and some like the 103rd and 113th go beyond the call of duty.

So if anyone deserves a huge raise it is the NYPD, not the crooks, do-nothings and inepts that sit on City Council waiting to vote on some lame street naming or wasting time on bullshit bills that do nothing.

KUDOS again to the 103rd Precinct!

One animal gets freedom, while a dirt-bag animal gets time and hopefully lots of it. Time to mop up the communities of these human pieces of garbage and yep, let’s be honest and call them what they really are, just taking up valuable air and space.

Give me the “Blues” of the world any day over the sub-humans, like the Terrell Smiths who make life miserable for everyone.

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From The Daily News:

Group of officers who corralled Queens’ runaway goat turn their talents to bust would-be gun runner

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:34 PM



From left, Police officers Robert DiFalco, Benjamin Aboagye, Sgt. Mary Humburg, Joseph Degirolamo and Daniel Gasperetti arrested Terrell Smith who had six guns in his possession.

From left, Police officers Robert DiFalco, Benjamin Aboagye, Sgt. Mary Humburg, Joseph Degirolamo and Daniel Gasperetti arrested Terrell Smith who had six guns in his possession.

First it was a goat, now it’s a cache of guns.

The cops who corralled a goat that escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse and sent him to an animal sanctuary are now being hailed for arresting a would-be gun runner and recovering six pistols.

Sgt. Mary Humburg and her anti-crime team made the stellar gun bust about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday after Officers Robert Difalco, Benjamin Aboagye and Joseph Degirolamo spotted an apparently abandoned white 1996 Subaru with four flat tires and Pennsylvania plates on 153rd St. and 109th Rd. in Jamaica, officials said.

COPS CAPTURE ESCAPEE GOAT IN QUEENS

As the plain-clothes cops approached, they saw 28-year-old Terrell Smith, who lives just around the corner, throw a pistol onto the front seat and dash off.

Humburg and Officer Daniel Gasperetti helped grab Smith after a brief foot pursuit, officials said.

Officer Difalco injured his wrist during the grab. He was taken to North Shore University Hospital with a minor injury, officials said.

Cops found the gun Smith ditched — along with five other pistols, marijuana, and ammunition — inside the Subaru, officials said. A source said the guns were loaded.

Members of the 103rd Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit were able to capture a runaway goat after a brief pursuit in Queens on Jan. 18. NYPD 103rd Precinct Enlarge
The goat, named Blue, is now roaming free at at the Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo in Dix Hills, L.I. Handout Enlarge

Members of the 103rd Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit were able to capture a runaway goat after a brief pursuit in Queens on Jan. 18.

Smith was hit with a slew of charges, including assaulting a police officer, pot possession, tampering with evidence and multiple counts of weapons possession.

Detectives are investigating whether Smith was stashing or selling the guns, sources said.

His arraignment was pending Thursday. Smith has five previous arrests, including robbery, weapons possession, assault, possession of a forged instrument and drug sales, sources said.

On Jan. 19, the same anti-crime team was lauded by animal lovers for nabbing a runaway goat from a St. Alban’s slaughterhouse — then spending $40 to buy the animal from its owner.

The goat, named Blue, is now roaming free at at the Steppin’ Out Ponies and Petting Zoo in Dix Hills, L.I.

Inspector John Capplemann, the commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, praised the team’s gun bust.

“Awesome job 103Pct Crime Team!” he wrote on Twitter. “(Six) illegal guns off the street. Countless lives saved!”

JUST IN TIME TO MAR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Don’t think these fine upstanding young men are making a contribution to society, but at least their asses are off the street. Now pay a visit to Jamaica.

Why must regular citizens be forced to deal with this shit all the time and why must black communities always have to put up with this shit and live their lives in fear.

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From  The Daily News:

 

18 members of No Love City gang indicted, facing multiple charges for massive wave of violence in Brooklyn

See http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/18-members-no-love-city-gang-charged-brooklyn-article-1.2518916

gangs brooklyn

 

 

 

 

 

AND HERE IS WHY WHEN A DERELICT ILLEGALLY PARKED CAR IS REPORTED, TAKE CARE OF IT

And here is a shining example of when an illegally derelict car is parked in Jamaica (which there are many in this area), something needs to be done about it. Who the hell knows what is in some of these cars, especially the covered up ones (which by the way is illegal), it could be a fucking body.

This time a body was not found, but illegal guns and a drug, that needs to be made legal here in New York, were found. The car was at the corner of 153rd Street and 109th Road in Jamaica.

I mean what the fuck, if some of us are going to the trouble to report all this bullshit in Jamaica, the least that can be done is investigate it and then do something about it. I mean this is the kind of shit, that both me and Pamela Hazel have been complaining about for years. You think we do this shit, because we have nothing better to do.

As usual the 103rd went into action. But if we are going to have a huge population of low-life fucks in this area, hire more police officers in the area. Dump several of these wasted elected officials jobs that do shit.

In the meantime, when you see these damn cars, which, like I said are all over, report them at http://nypd113.ideascale.com/.

Samples in the area:

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From DNAinfo New York:

Police Find Illegal Guns, Marijuana Stashed in ‘Derelict’ Car

 From left to right: Police Officer Robert DiFalco, Police Officer Benjamin Aboagye, Sergeant Mary Humburg, Police Officer Joseph Degirolamo and Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti.

From left to right: Police Officer Robert DiFalco, Police Officer Benjamin Aboagye, Sergeant Mary Humburg, Police Officer Joseph Degirolamo and Police Officer Daniel Gasperetti. View Full Caption

NYPD

QUEENS — Police arrested a man they said had six illegal guns, ammunition and marijuana stashed in a “derelict” car with four flat tires parked in front of his house, sources said Thursday.

Officers Robert DiFalco, Benjamin Aboagye and Joseph Degirolamo of the 103rd Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit were dressed in plain clothes and on patrol in an unmarked police car about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday when they spotted Terrell Smith, 28, sitting in a white Subaru parked in front of his house, on the corner of 153rd Street and 109th Road in Jamaica.

When they realized that the Subaru had four flat tires, officers decided to get a closer look at the vehicle, which sources described as a “derelict car.”

As they came nearer, they saw Smith throwing a gun onto the front seat before jumping out of the car and running away, police said.

The officers, joined by Sgt. Mary Humburg and Officer Daniel Gasperetti, quickly caught up with Smith, who started wrestling with them, police said.

Before they were able to arrest him, Smith and DiFalco fell on the ground. As a result, the officer injured his wrist and was taken to Manhasset Hospital where he was treated and released, police said.

After searching the car, which officials said was not registered to Smith but someone in Pennsylvania, officers discovered a total of six illegal guns, as well as a large quantity of ammunition and some marijuana, according to the NYPD.

The precinct shared the news on Twitter.

car bust
Smith faces a slew of charges including assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of marijuana.

He has at least five prior arrests, four of them sealed. In 2013, he was arrested for criminal sale of a controlled substance, police said.

Smith had not been arraigned as of Thursday morning, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

NON-GARBAGE & NON-CRIME NEWS – HUGE ROOFTOP GREENHOUSE ON JAMAICA AVENUE IN HOLLIS IS A REALITY

Last year, I posted about the big rooftop greenhouse that was going to up on Jamaica Ave in Hollis (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/and-now-for-some-good-news-out-of-jamaica-luxury-apartments-planned-for-former-hospital-largest-rooftop-greenhouse-in-the-country/), well now it is a reality.

Too bad a clean community with lower crime was a reality.

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From DNAinfo New York:

Massive Rooftop Greenhouse Opens on Jamaica Avenue

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | February 3, 2016 2:27pm

 The new 60,000-square-foot Gotham Greens facility will produce vegetables and herbs. 

The new 60,000-square-foot Gotham Greens facility will produce vegetables and herbs.

Gotham Greens/Facebook

QUEENS — A 60,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse that will produce more than 500 tons of fresh vegetables a year finally opened this week on Jamaica Avenue in Hollis, officials said.

The new hydroponics facility, operated by Gotham Greens, will allow the Brooklyn-based urban agriculture company to triple the amount of fresh produce it currently provides to its customers in the New York region.

The company’s produce is available at numerous stores throughout the city, including Whole Foods Market and the Park Slope Food Coop, as well as through Fresh Direct.

The greenhouse, built on the roof of a four-story manufacturing building at 184-60 Jamaica Ave. which used to house the Ideal Toy Company factory, will grow pesticide-free lettuce and herbs using efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

“Opening this new state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the middle of winter underscores the innovative story of Gotham Greens,” Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri said in a statement. “Never before have consumers in our marketplace been able to get locally grown produce this fresh at this time of year.”

Last year, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority awarded the project $1 million to reduce its energy consumption by installing high-efficiency lighting as well as cooling and automated crop production systems.

The project is expected to create nearly 50 permanent jobs, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Gotham Greens’ expansion into Queens is creating jobs and offering New Yorkers greater access to healthy, locally grown produce,” Cuomo said.

“By partnering with local businesses that utilize energy-saving practices, we are helping them expand their operations while growing the economy, and building a sustainable future for New Yorkers,” he added.

Gotham Greens already operates a 15,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse in Greenpoint, a 20,000-square-foot facility on the roof of Whole Foods Market in Gowanus and a 75,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse in Chicago.