SEVEN TRACTOR TRAILERS UP IN FLAMES IN BROOKYN – TOO FUNNY CONSIDERING HOW THESE MENACES TREAT COMMUNITIES

The article does not state if these trucks were parked illegally in Brooklyn, but more than likely they were. But no matter, I certainly do not give a shit about them.

As usual these trucks and the waste transfer station are dumped into another community of color, East New York. Notice how all of these poisonous businesses are only dumped  in communities of color.

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The Post;

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The front cabs of 17 private trash trucks have been set ablaze in Brooklyn in the past two months — including seven early Sunday — and investigators say an “internal beef’’ may be behind the arsons.

The windows of the 18-wheeler cabs torched in East New York on Sunday looked like they were smashed in by molotov cocktails, which then burst into flames, leaving at least one truck a bombed-out, smoldering metal shell.

“They really wanted to destroy it,’’ worker Rafael Bulderon said of the badly burned-out cab.

One of the owners of the cabs said it was the second time his vehicles have been torched in the neighborhood.

“It’s crazy because there are security cameras on all the buildings,” said Ricardo Caballan, whose company is called Jahali.

Caballan added that he has no idea why his cabs are among those being targeted.

Police said five of the independently owned cabs targeted Sunday were hired by TTS Trucking of Newark to haul waste from the city to Pennsylvania. The other two cabs had “East Trucking’’ written on them, but The Post couldn’t find any such company.

The first explosion occurred at 2:30 a.m., and police say within an hour, six more cabs parked at various streets in East New York were ablaze.

The trucks were parked at five places: Essex Street and Stanley Avenue; Shepherd Street and Stanley Avenue; Linwood Street and Wortman Avenue; Linwood Street and Stanley Avenue and Chestnut Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Investigators are reviewing security footage.

One law-enforcement source said the fires were “definitely arson” — but that investigators believed it could have been just an act of neighborhood horseplay.

But once fire marshals and detectives from the NYPD’s Arson and Explosion squads surveyed the scene, a second source said the investigation will include whether there is some kind of “internal beef” at the companies involved.

TTS Trucking head Brian Davis did not return calls seeking comment.

His LinkedIn profile shows he has been running the driver-recruitment company for 10 years. The Web page also showed Davis also opened a competing company called Chabry Transfer, in 2014. He lists himself as president

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Ricardo Caballan, the owner of the Jahali company, is at the scene of the massive truck fire in Brooklyn.Photo: G.N. MIller

 

 

ILLEGAL TRUCK DRIVING IS NOT A CHRONIC ISSUE BUT ACCORDING TO THE CITY THE CALLER FILING THE COMPLAINT IS THE CHRONIC ISSUE

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Deju Vu, why does this sound familiar (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/chronic-illegal-truck-driving-continues-on-residential-street-while-i-am-called-a-chronic-caller-for-reporting-this-chronic-problem/).

Illegal truck driving on residential streets is a CHRONIC PROBLEM, not the person filing the complaint. See the chronic problem is trucks driving ILLEGALLY on residential streets because, well, it is ILLEGAL, plus dangerous, a safety issue and a noise issue. Filing a 311 complaint IS NOT CHRONIC.

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CHRONIC TRAFFIC CALL

This is not some made up prank 311 compliant, this is a legitimate CHRONIC issue that is not getting addressed properly by the city, otherwise if it was, I would find no need to file a complaint. That concept is pretty simple, no issue, no complaint. See how that works.

Again, so much for NYC motto, “if you see something suspicious or illegal say something to law enforcement.”

So if you file too many complaints about issues not being properly resolved you are a “chronic caller” or as community activist Pamela Hazel puts it with her complaints of the same old issues not being resolved, “There are many issues that you are ignoring. These issues must be addressed and resolved; they will not evaporate. You have to remove them from your cold case files.”

So let’s see we have the city tell me I am a chronic traffic caller, you have Times Ledger blow off the numerous ongoing quality of life issue complaints from some residents as “Despite occasional grumblings by some locals about the state of things in their neck of the woods” and you have the Queens Borough President’s office dumping Ms. Hazel’s legitimate complaints into the “cold case files.

Might want to let the elderly man whose legs were crushed by a tractor trailer truck, that this issue will be dumped into the cold case file (hell, none of the local media reported on this story) and it just more “occasional grumblings”, so stop complaining about your legs.

Elderly man's legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Our city government at work, where there is no accountability. In other words, “Taxation without Representation”. I guess that is the Democratic way, especially in Southeast Queens.

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ILLEGAL TRUCK DRIVING STARTS UP AGAIN ON RESIDENTIAL STREET WHILE THE SAME OLD ISSUES ARE NOT BEING ADDRESSED

Trucks6.19.16 014Trucks7.30.16 006trucks and garbge7.9.16 003trucks and garbge7.9.16 002While not as bad as last year with the illegal truck driving on 170th St between Jamaica & Hillside Ave (a completely residential street with families, children and a home to a senior citizen apartment building) where it was not unusual for a hundred plus trucks to come through the entire day and evening (DOCUMENTED FOR YEARS), the trucks are slowing making their way back since the enforcement has slowed down. Royal Waste continues to have some of their trucks come through as well as private waste trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks and occasionally the big dangerous tractor trailer trucks from early morning to late evening. A few weeks back an elderly man with a cane had his legs crushed by a tractor trailer truck on 168th Street just a few feet from the 103rd precinct. Can you imagine what would happen on 170th if a child (which many live on this stretch) was crossing this street and one of these trucks could not stop in time. But then they are not white middle to upper middle class children like Melinda Katz’s kids, so they are not a priority. And they call themselves Democrats for the people. Really, what people? Certainly not here in Jamaica.

While the 103rd precinct does their best, they do not have enough funding to combat all that goes on in this community and they receive NO SUPPORT from local elected officials. BUT have a police officer here shoot a man doing something illegal, carrying a gun and acting like a fool and then the officials come out in full force. Yet, nothing from them on all these quality of life issues that have been getting ignored for years.

Now I don’t expect our local elected officials and community leaders (plus community board 12) to fix issues like unemployment or gun violence (that is Congress’s jurisdiction) and other issues not in their control. BUT illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking on streets by tractor trailer trucks, illegal placement of junked cars by autobody shops (which have turned our streets/sidewalks into junkyards), illegal garbage dumping, high weeds blocking sidewalks, illegal storage of commercial vehicles in residential areas, well those fall under local jurisdiction and that of city council, YET no one is addressing that here, hence the same old issues keep popping up over and over again. Does Melinda Katz’s hood and block have these issues? How about Gregory Meeks? How about deBlasio, the hypocritical so-called progressive liberal Mayor. Not too progressive and liberal when it comes to Jamaica and other communities of color.

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This mess is ILLEGAL, storage of commercial vehicles in the Downtown area residential section.

This mess is ILLEGAL, storage of commercial vehicles in the Downtown area residential section.

But Katz and the others do nothing folks will constantly talk about Jamaica being the next “tourist spot” and the “transportation hub”, but the hell with the residents who pay their over-bloated salaries. And where is the media in regards to this screwed up system that cannot even solve a simple problem as large trucks driving illegally on residential streets, but you elected folks all want to take on unemployment and gun violence. YEAH RIGHT. Start with these damn trucks and auto body shops.

As Louis Flores of Progress Queens (one of a few media outlets exposing the bullshit) said:

In order to get to the truth, the system has literally had to turn on itself.

More and more, that’s the only way for us to find out what is really going on anymore.  Any kind of material transparency, accountability, or reform has to be escalated to this nearly-impossible level before anything material happens.
This is the most unreal thing I have ever read in the history of all the corruption that has gone on under de Blasio (so far).  DOI has been forced to obtain hot copies of documents from “other sources” before receiving them from the administration ?  Is that how “““““open””””” government is supposed to work ?  And then de Blasio openly lies about what is going on ?
Look at how de Blasio, representing the system, is fighting off any kind of transparency or accountability.  
Multiply this by LICH, by NYCHA, by the Board of Elections, by unmet Rikers reforms, by the City Clerk’s office, by 421-a, by J-51, by everything else that is being robbed, exploited, sold, raided, corrupted, watered-down, etc.  Does anybody know what is really going on in this city ?
The baseline to everything becomes :  What is really going on ??????
This system is out of control.
AND out of control is right. Major over development cramming more and more people on top of each other like some third world country. No proper infrastructure. Lack of proper enforcement from so many city agencies. Inept and crooked elected officials, especially at the local level, who will not even answer questions and respond to constituents they represent. Democrats posing as “caring progressive liberals” while their inaction on quality of life issues, especially in communities of color say something else. But then THEY don’t have to deal with those issues since they live in the other half of the “Tale of Two Cities”, because if they did, things would change and change fast. MAJORLY OUT OF CONTROL in this community, this Borough and this City.
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Elderly man's legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

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JAMAICA SUBWAY STATIONS ARE NOT JUST SHITTY, BUT CAN BE DANGEROUS AS WELL WITH SHADY FOLKS

Jamaica subways are CRAP, just like much of Jamaica. Stations like Jamaica Center, Sutphin Blvd, 169th Street, Parsons Blvd are not only filthy, but tend to be homeless encampments and hangouts for the criminal element. Assaults, robberies and sexual harassment are not uncommon in these subway stations in the dirty ghetto.

So when you are riding in the ghetto stations, PAY ATTENTION.

Now I don’t expect the local elected officials to solve all of Jamaica’s problem, much of it is out of their hands and fall under the jurisdiction of our inept Congress, but that is still no excuse for local politicians to not do all they can at the local level to help improve some of the quality of life issues which is under their control, but yet they do not even do that, instead focusing on how much they can steal from tax payers and how much they can get from real estate developers. Have they done anything about illegal garbage dumping, illegal truck driving on residential streets, illegal parking of tractor trailer trucks. Have they done anything about thug auto body shops turning our streets and sidewalks into junkyards. Have they done ANYTHING that would NOT be tolerated in neighborhoods like Forest Hills or Park Slope. These are issues that they DO have control over, yet their concern is what to wear at some ribbon cutting ceremony or what non-profit or religious organization they can get involved with to funnel money for their own personal gain.

Folks like Queens Borough President Katz, Senator Leroy Comrie, Congressman Gregory Meeks and others seem to be more interested in the welfare of tourists and making Jamaica a “tourist spot” (as if that would happen) and Jamaica residents be damned. They all seem  to be more concerned with tourism than improving the environment for the people that have lived here all their lives and who pay taxes that pay for these awful elected officials bloated salaries.

I guess they are unfamiliar with the other half of Public Service, you know the SERVICE part, service to the community and to the constituents.

At the local level here in Southeast Queens and many parts of NYC, these Democrats are what gives Democrats a really bad name. I mean to see some of that crooked crew (Joe Crowley, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Letitia James) at the DNC was appalling considering how they treat our communities in NYC, which goes totally against what was being said at the convention.

 

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From The Daily News:

Cops hunt man who attacked another with cane in Queens subway station

 

Subway cane beatingThe suspect in the video was last seen wearing a du-rag, a blue shirt and blue jeans, according to cops.

Cops released video on Friday of a man who beat another with a cane in a Queens subway station on Tuesday, officials said.

The 24-year-old man was approached by the suspect inside the mezzanine of the Sutphin Blvd. and Archer Ave. subway station in Jamaica just after 1:30 p.m., police said. The suspect then hit the victim in the head and body with a cane, before fleeing.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was treated and released, according to cops.

The suspect is described as black and a heavy build, police said. He was last seen wearing a du-rag, a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Cops bust homeless man who pushed 69-year-old down subway stairs

Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are confidential.


Man dozing on Queens subway platform arrested for .22-caliber handgun


subway gunSleeping on a subway platform in New York City is not the brightest idea if you’re carrying a gun.

(Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Rule No. 1 for criminals: Don’t fall asleep in the subway if you’re carrying a gun.

Eson Ruiz, 21, learned that one the hard way and wound up behind bars, sources told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Ruiz was dozing on the platform at the Jamaica Center Parsons/Archer station on the J line, when an MTA dispatcher came across him about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, sources said.

The dispatcher called police, and when two cops responded, one saw a bulge in Ruiz’s waistband, according to the sources.

It turned out to be an unloaded, .22-caliber Llama semiautomatic.

Ruiz was on probation for possession of stolen property and was wanted on two bench warrants, one from Brooklyn and the other from Nassau County, court records show.

He was charged with weapon possession and ordered held at Rikers Island in lieu of $28,000 bail.

Ruiz has been arrested 17 times before, mostly for drug possession. He was arrested last year in a robbery with a handgun in Queens.

 

REALLY, JAMAICA GETS THIS EXCITED ABOUT A FEW CRAPPY STORES ON SUTPHIN BLVD GETTING A MAKE-OVER – YES, THE BAR IS SET SO LOW IN THIS COMMUNITY

Maybe I have been in this shitty ghetto community too long and look forward to ending the blog and focusing on getting out of the area, but I mean really folks, this is what fucking Jamaica get excited about, making over storefronts of crappy stores. I mean isn’t that the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig, except a pig is much cleaner than Jamaica. Granted these few stores on Sutphin Blvd below crappy Hillside Ave look better than they did, but you know what, it still is the same shit stores.

Of course the typical crew of elected officials and community leaders were on-board for the “big” ribbon cutting ceremony. I guess the bar is so damn low in this community that this is considered “a big deal”. In the meantime, garbage is still all over the damn place, including around the corner from this, where ghetto folks keeps dumping garbage like the low-life folks they are.

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Must have been a real slow news day, since NY1 did a story on this crap (www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/news/2016/07/27/sutphin-blvd–stores-get-big-facelift.html)

Yes, it is time to end this all soon and make my plans that I put on hold previously when I had planned on ending the blog last year.

Really folks, this gets your private parts wet. SAD.

I am totally over ghetto Jamaica.

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From Queens Courier:

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman.

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman.
Council Member Lancman and members of the community gather for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Sutphin Boulevard’s new look.

A new look is coming to Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, with many store fronts receiving a makeover.

Council Members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller joined the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District and Commissioner Greg Bishop of Small Business Services (SBS) Wednesday, to unveil the new facades at F&S Discount and Variety and several other stores.

“It’s crucial for New York City to do everything possible to support our small businesses, and I’m pleased the partnership between Small Business Services and the Sutphin BID has resulted in storefront improvements for so many in Queens,” Council Member Rory Lancman said in a statement Thursday. “Our area is lucky to have unique stores filled with hard-working business owners, and I look forward to continuing to work with our local leaders to see how to best serve our small businesses.”

The Sutphin Boulevard BID received a $95,000 Neighborhood Challenge Grant from SBS in 2015 as the only organization in Queens to get this funding. Through the grant, local small businesses were able to to revitalize their facades to provide a more attractive and welcoming environment for the community they serve.

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman.

Photo courtesy of Council Member Rory Lancman office

Small businesses are the economic building blocks of our neighborhoods, and SBS is committed to helping them start, operate and grow throughout the City,” Bishop said in his statement.  “We are empowering communities to improve commercial corridors through our grant programs, which provide direct financial support to local organizations that in turn, are improving storefronts and stimulating more commercial investment.“

The Sutphin Boulevard BID is working with Council Members and SBS to completely rejuvenate the storefronts along Sutphin Boulevard. The BID recommends storefront guidelines to interested business owners that include improving awnings, security gates, signage, lighting and storefront windows.

 

WHY ARE THUG AUTO BODY SHOPS CONTINUALLY ALLOWED TO SKIRT THE LAWS IN SOUTHEAST QUEENS & TURN OUR PUBLIC STREETS/SIDEWALKS INTO JUNKYARDS

Dynamic Collision4We want an answer for that question, which we as residents have not received to this date.

So here we go again, with Dynamic Collission (92-21 147 Pl) placing their junked cars on sidewalks in our community without any regard to laws and showing such little respect for the community they do business in. AND this definitely goes for all those auto body shops on Merrick Blvd.

Where are all Southeast Queens NYPD precincts on this, where are our local elected officials, where is Community Board 12 on this, especially Adrienne Adams, who is the community board chairperson, who is running for Senate (and we should vote for you) and District Manager Yvonne Reddick.

I have yet heard one power that be explain why laws are not being enforced with these auto body shops who have turned our community into their own private junk yard with both our public streets and public sidewalks.

WE WANT ANSWERS for this blatant illegal behavior that would NOT be tolerated in Forest Hills.

I work in Manhattan on West 57th Street and 11th Ave. There is an auto body shop on that street that is way more busy than any of these hood places and NOT ONE car is on the street or on the sidewalk EVER. It would not be tolerated.

So why it is completely tolerated in a community of color. Why is their a complete lack of enforcement on this issue. Why are our elected officials not speaking out on this and doing something about this. Just another quality of life issue being completely ignored like the several dozen that get ignored continuously from illegal garbage dumping to tractor trailers parked overnight on our streets and everything in between. Why doesn’t the media start asking the hard questions to our elected officials and city agencies on this issue. Why aren’t you holding them accountable and demanding answers NOT EXCUSES. Where is Queens Borough President Melinda Katz who is always talking about the “Jamaica Now Action Plan” which should be changed to Jamaica Now Non-Action Plan. Ms. Katz, would you allow this in your community, on your block? What is your answer?

Can I have one of you on my email list of so-called “powers that be” willing to give me an answer.

Only Senator Tony Avella (my senator) has stepped into this and none of these shops are in his district. Leroy Comrie is the senator for those areas and Daneek Miller is councilmember.

Community Board 13 District Manager, Maria Adam-Ovide ALWAYS answers my emails when I contact her about a problem on the North Side of Hillside. Not only does she answer me in a timely manner, she give a through explanation on the laws and what actions she will take to see that the problem is taken care of quickly. Nothing likes this at all with my own community board.

The inaction by all of you is totally appalling and has become so expected in this community. You are all just as bad as these thug auto body shops showing such a lack of respect for this community by your action on an issue that is completely ILLEGAL.  It is obvious that black lives DON’T matter to any of you.

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This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

This bus had to move into another lane due to auto body shop blocking the lane.

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AND SPEAKING OF ASSHOLE CORRUPT COUNCILMAN REUBEN WILLS – HE HAS THE WORST ATTENDANCE RECORD IN CITY COUNCIL – WHY IS THIS DOUCHBAG STILL IN OFFICE

Southeast Queens political system needs completely overhauled, but then a big problem in this community is the assholes that keep voting for the bigger assholes like Wills. And what fucking medical problems, I mean this clown is constantly all over doing inane photo ops. So exactly how medically challenged is this douchebag.

And so the ebony clown posse continues in the area and the area suffers big time because of the poor leadership or what is called “leadership”.

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From The Daily News:

Indicted Councilman Ruben Willis has worst attendance record in the City Council

 

Wills, another in a long line of useless and corrupt Jamaica leaders, claims innocence.  Don't they all.

Wills, another in a long line of useless and corrupt Jamaica leaders, claims innocence. Don’t they all.

Councilman Ruben Wills missed 69 straight meetings since January, citing medical reasons.

Indicted City Councilman Ruben Wills has not shown up for a single Council meeting this year, documents show.

The Queens pol missed 69 straight meetings since January, citing medical reasons, according to attendance records obtained Wednesday through the Freedom of Information Law.

In all, Wills missed 72% of the 111 meetings and hearings he was supposed to attend in the 2016 fiscal year, which ended June 30 — 78 medical absences and two unexcused absences.

Wills spokesman Brandon Clarke said the pol has now returned to the Council after the extended medical leave.

2 NYC councilmen have worst attendance records on Council

“The nature of his prior illness and other related absences, which the appropriate parties at the Council received documented confirmation of, continues to be a private matter that no other individual would reasonably be expected to disclose for public consumption,” he said.

“It is unfortunate that some are suggesting the councilman’s prolonged recovery time is reflective of either his dedication to his constituents or his ability to effectively perform his duties, as nothing could be further from the truth,” Clarke said, claiming constituents realize Wills “works tirelessly to serve their needs.”

The Jamaica Democrat was indicted on a dozen different corruption charges in 2014. Prosecutors charged he stole public campaign funds — using the money for purchases like a Louis Vitton handbag and shopping trips to Nordstrom — and took a state member item for a sham charity but pocketed most of it.

His attendance has been the worst on the Council since then — he missed 32.4% of his required meetings in 2014, and 27% in 2014. But the six-month stretch of continuous absence is unprecedented on the current Council.

Disgraced Councilman Ruben Wills’ accomplice skips court

Detectives from the New York State attorney's office escort City Council member Ruben Wills of Queens in handcuffs to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court after being arrested on charges of misusing public funds on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Detectives from the New York State attorney’s office escort City Council member Ruben Wills of Queens in handcuffs to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court after being arrested on charges of misusing public funds on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Wills was indicted on a dozen different corruption charges in 2014.

Wills continues to collect his full salary — $148,500 this year, after the Council voted in February to give themselves a 32% raise, retroactive to the beginning of the year. There is no limit on the number of sick days a member may take.

A Council spokesman said Wills had submitted a doctor’s note as required to have an absence marked as medical, but declined to disclose details due to privacy rules.

Aside from Wills, the pol with the worst attendance record was Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn), who was absent for 28.2% of the 103 meetings she was required to attend.

Maria del Carmen Arroyo (D-Bronx), who resigned at the beginning of the year, was absent for 23% of the 39 hearings she was supposed to be at before she stepped down, plus another four medical absences.

Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx) missed 21.4% of his meetings, plus four medical absences, Andy King (D-Bronx) missed 19.4%, and Carlos Menchaca missed 17.4%.

Also out for stretches of time for medical reasons were Annabel Palma (D-Bronx), who was gone from last July to October, Debi Rose (D-Staten Island), from January to March, and Inez Dickens (D-Manhattan), from September to December.

Posting perfect attendance were Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan), Republican minority leader Steve Matteo, and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.