Friday, July 31, 2009
14 CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WRONG
The Times Union reports that the Mayor
will NOT instruct police and public safety
workers not to ask immigration status
pursuant to the Resolution recently
passed by a 14-0 vote of the Council.
Mayor Jenning is spot on when he
said he does not want Albany to become
a sanctuary city (for illegal aliens).
Tens of millions of illegal aliens have invaded
America, causing citizen taxpayers to foot
increased bills for medical care, education
social services, law enforcement efforts and
The recent assault/abduction of a 24 year
old American woman by an illegal alien, using
an illegal gun, in Saratoga, is a case in point.
Many illegals are OTM's( other than Mexicans )
including terrorists who seek to destroy America.
Many are gangbangers who terrorize urban
America, and who are the eventual allies of
the foreign terrorists.
When Albany voters go to the polls in the
September 15 Democratic Primary, and
again on November 3, they should reject
those 14 Common Council Members who
voted to make Albany a sanctuary city for
This includes the Council Members running
for Mayor, Council President and re-election
including, my opponent, incumbent Joe Igoe
in Ward 14.
These 14 violated their oath of office and
obligation to protect America and American
Again, congratulations to Mayor Jennings.
A strong Mayor, who stands up for America
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
COMMON COUNCIL WARD 14
Click on this link to review my
qualifications, highlights of
achievements as President of
the Buckingham Pond/Crestwood
Neighborhood Association for the
past 22 years and my stands on
issues vital to the futures of our
neighborhood ward and city, as
well as our individual and
Friday, July 24, 2009
Show your support for the good Sergeant ,now.
E-Mail Link for Sgt. Crowleyhttp://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd/contact/mailform.cfm?email_id=54&pv=Yes
Many Crowleys came to Beara and became part of our O'Sullivan Bere clan.
My dear Cousin Michael Crowley, an Octogenarian farmer of Urhan Townland, Eyeries (the Northern Parish of Beara) share the same Great Grandmother, Johanna O'Sullivan Shearhig of Coulagh Ard (The High Field) on the neighboring Mish Kish Mountain.
Fond thoughts of relation, Fall River policeman, Sgt John Harrington and the Dennehey's of High St, Fall River. Steve was a dough boy in the Great War. His wife Peg O'Sullivan, Allihies. Their daughter, my Cousin ,Cathy Dennehey Murphy, lives at Church Gate, Castletownbere enjoying the company of many relations and friends, a dance and pint or two, in the local pubs.
Albany, New York
AT HUDSON RIVER DREDGING SITE
Just as this website predicted. Project
Scrap the project and reallocate the
billion dollars to rebuilding aging
water/sewer systems in Albany, Troy
Cohoes, Watervliet and other down
stream communities, just as we urged.
See earlier posts, archives this web site.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
You think not? Consider this while enjoying
your next Alive at Five concert, or taking the
train to New York or attending your next
motivational speaking event in downtown
Note that al-qaida has diversified, enlisting
homegrown malcontents as foot soldiers.
Nonetheless, they profile themselves by their behavior.
Be watchful. Observe and you shall see.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
VOTES: FOR ILLEGALS 14,
FOR AMERICANS Zero.
Albany Common Council Members are witless
pc sheep ,out of touch with reality, in our post
We are at war with radical lunitics who want to
destroy us, America and our way of life and
If governments, at all levels, were more diligent
the 9-11 attackers would not have gotten driver's
licenses and flight training in America.
9-11 would not have happened.
This action of the Albany Common Council
if adhered to, will only make it easier for
Al Qaeda, and their domestic allies, to put a
target on Albany for one of their next terror
attacks. Our enemies must be laughing at this
hapless body of elected boobs.
Put them out to pasture in the
September 15 Democratic Primary.
Corey Ellis, Mayoral candidate has snatched
defeat from the jaws of victory, with his
Carolyn McLaughlin is not Common Council
Smith, Calsolaro, Scalzo, Conti, Fahey
Rosenzweig Sano, O'Brien, Herring and
Igoe must go.
About a month remains for circulating Independent
petitions to challenge each unopposed ,incumbent
Council Member who voted for this treasonous
None should go unchallenged!
Where are the Tea Party participants and
defenders of America when they are needed?
The public is not safe with the incumbent Common
Council Members in public office.
Public safety is a priority issue in the coming city
If we are not safe, nothing else matters.
Fortunately, their Resolution calling for police
firefighters and EMT's ,not to ask people their
citizenship-immigration status, is not law. It
is merely a non-binding expression of lunacy.
Hopefully, this misguided, dangerous Resolution
will be ignored by the law enforcement and public
And, hopefully, voters will vote smart, realizing
that government won't save us...
we must save ourselves from our government.
Member, Common Council
Ward 14 City of Albany
Monday, July 20, 2009
The ward is a residential one, consisting
of single family homes , several apartment
complexes, including Stonehenge, Ohav
Shalom Senior housing, and smaller
apartment units along S. Allen St and
The resident population includes familes
with children, empty nesters, retirees
seniors, and professionals.
There are about 4,400 voters in Ward 14.
3400 are enrolled Democrats.
The 2005 Democratic Primary provides
some perspective as to what can be
expected in the September 15, 2009
Democratic Primary in Ward 14.
In the 2005 Democratic Primary 1,955
Democrats voted. 1,400 did not.
Incumbent Mayor Jennings received
about 1,500 votes.
His opponent , Arche Goodbee
Incumbent Joe Igoe received 1,197
votes. His challenger, Michael Whalen
674. 1,500 Democrats did not vote in
Looking at it another way: Incumbent
Igoe received 1,197 votes, while 2,223
Democrats did not vote for him.
The 2009 Democratic Primary presents
a somewhat similar scenario as far as
Democratic voter turnout. However, the
primary outcomes may be very different
because of widespread voter dissatisfaction.
Mayor Jennings is likely to carry the ward
but by a smaller margin.
The outcome of the Council race could be
Why? Those 2,223 Democrats who did
not vote for Igoe, or not at all
in the 2005 Democratic Primary.
When they make the effort to become
informed and vote, for me, on
September 15 based on :
1. My qualifications and independence.
2. My 22 year record of leadership and
achievements ,as President of the
Buckingham Pond-Crestwood Neighborhood
Association, maintaining and improving
the residential integrity and quality of
life, for the benefit of the people of this
ward/neighborhood and adjoining ones.
3. My articulation of and stands on the
issues vital to the futures of all who call
this ward and this city home.
a) Public Safety
1. Increased police presence in the
to deter increasing crime and control
increasing volumes of speeding traffic
on neighborhood residential streets.
2. Emergency/Disaster Preparedness
by individuals, households, churches
synagogues, schools, and local
We live in perilous times and can not
rely on government to save us- we
must prepare to save ourselves from
whatever may happen in the days
and months ahead.
3. Realizing property tax relief by
consolidating city schools with city
government, establishing ONE property
tax roll to fund both, returning to a
K-8 neighborhood school system and
making the Mayor and Common Council
responsible/accountable for city school
operation and performance.
As Member of the Albany Common Council
representing Ward 14, I will sponsor and
push for passage of a Home Rule Request
from the Council to State Legislature calling
for the necessary amendments to state law
to achieve this result.
4. Vastly improve the condition of Buckingham
Pond Park. It is the jewel of our neighborhood
and deserves care, maintenance and improve-
ment putting it on par with Washington Park.
See neighborhood website for detailed
5. Albany must prepare for a return of
population to the city, as oil becomes too
expensive, and not available at any price.
This means improving the aging water
and sewer infrastructure, planning
neighborhoods that have churches
schools and stores within walking
distance, replacing the housing
stock of blighted neighborhoods
establishing a city wide trolley network
and building a light rail network
connecting the city with suburbs,
solving the vexing problems associated
with the city landfill and waste disposal
green spaces and a vigorous program
of program of urban reforestation
and community gardens.
Doing these things will put people
to work and vastly improve the
quality and sustainability of urban
6. Uphold the U S and State Constitutions
in particular, the First Amendment and
Second Amendment right of law abiding
citizens to bear arms to protect themselves
their loved ones, and their property from
those who do not believe in the rule of
law, and from government tyranny.
Read postings/archives of Lonerangeralbany
for much more detail.
Please share this information with family
friends and neighbors so that they may cast
informed votes in the 14th Ward primary
for Member of Albany Common Council to
represent the residents of our ward, as well
as the City of Albany.
You will see me and my campaign sidekicks
Red Paddy and Spotted Mick , sometime
between now and Primary Day
Tuesday, September 15.
Polls will be open Noon to 9 pm.
Absentee and military ballots are important.
Contact the Albany County Board of
Elections 487 5060 for information on
registering to vote in the primary and for
absentee/military ballot applications.
ONLY 56 DAYS TO PRIMARY DAY!
That's all folks. Have a nice summer.
Joseph P Sullivan
for Member, Common
Council, Ward 14
Tel/Fax 438 5230
Times Union reports that Hillary Clinton
says 9/11 ringleaders are hiding in Pakistan.
How many, planning next terror attacks, are
hiding in USA?
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Albany Common Council will vote
Monday evening on a Resolution that
in effect would make Albany a sanctuary
city for illegal aliens.
This outrageous Resolution should be
Proof of U S citizenship should be required
to get a job or to get social services, medicaid
or attend public schools.
America is overrun by tens of millions of
illegal aliens, who ,by in large ,are a drain
on taxpayers as well as our health care
and educational systems, law enforcement
and prison system. Many of these illegals
pose a security threat to local communities
and the nation.
The Albany Police, and public safety workers
have an obligation to protect citizen residents
of Albany...this obligation includes checking
citizenship/immigration status of people, and
turning over illegal aliens to federal
authorities for deportation.
It is preposterous that such a Resolution
would even be considered by the Albany
Vote it down!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This evening I filed, via U S Mail, Democratic
Independence and Conservative Party petitions
for Member of Common Council from Ward 14.
Ward 14 voters have a clear choice. They can
compare my 22 year record of accomplishments
as President of The Buckingham Pond-Crestwood
Neighborhood Association with the Incumbent's
12 year record as Council Member.
My qualifications are excellent.
U. S. Veteran. BS in Geography from the
U. of Wisconsin. Attended on Korean GI Bill.
MA in Geography from U of Minnesota.
Attended on a National Fellowship.
Many years experience political experience.
My leadership has resulted in:
1. Creation of permanent green spaces on New
Scotland Avenue at Krum Kill Rd and S. Manning
2. County clean up of the abandoned gas station
at Whitehall and New Scotland. Promotion of
creating the Dan O Connell Memorial Pocket Park
on the 3/4 acre site and senior housing on the
adjacent 8-10 acres.
3. Defeat of 2 attempts to build a big box drug
store at Krum Kill and New Scotland.
4. Defeat of a plan to build a 12 story apartment
tower and parking garage on the wooded ravine
containing 2 small wetlands, opposite Ohav Shalom.
5. Defeat of a plan to build luxury housing on the
Albany Municipal Golf Course.
6. Rezoning the Golf Course, Hartman Rd Community
Garden site and Buckingham Pond Land
7. Defeat of a move by St Peter's Hospital to convert
the residence at the corner of New Scotland and
S. Manning into a half way house. The house
remains a well kept single family residence which
is a credit to the neighborhood.
8. Defeat of a plan to convert Mercy Convent to
offices. The convent remains home to Sisters of
9. Maintaining Crestwood Plaza as a neighborhood
There is more, but you get the idea.
Ward 14 voters can compare my stands on issues
vital to maintaining the residential integrity and
quality of life in the neighborhood, ward and city.
I stand for:
1. Increased efforts to promote Public Safety
a. Increased police presence on Ward residential
streets and in Buckingham Pond Park to deter crime
and control the growing volumes of vehicular traffic.
b. Emergency/Disaster Preparedness by households
churches, synagogues, schools, senior housing and
apartments, as well as neighborhood businesses.
Residents can not rely on government to save us
when a disaster or terror attack occurs. We must
prepare to save ourselves.
Part of the state office campus should be set aside
to provide shelter, warmth, food and water tfor
residents of the adjacent 14th, 15th and 13th
Wards during a disaster or terror attack.
The former dining hall, now vacant, is an ideal
site for this. The building should be rehabilitated
and stocked to serve as an emergency/disaster
2. Providing property tax relief to homeowners
and businesses by consolidating city schools with
city government, creating one property tax roll
to fund both, returning to K-8 neighborhood
schools and placing responsibility/accountability
for city school operations/performance with
the Mayor and Common Council.
This will require sponsorship, and passage, of
a Home Rule Request in the Albany Common
Council and sending that request to the State
Legislature to make the necessary amendments
to State Law that will allow Albany to implement
the consolidation of city schools with city
government together with
related actions presented above.
As Member of the Common Council, from
Ward 14 ,I will sponsor and promote this
Home Rule Request.
3. Significant improvements to Buckingham Pond
Park as enumerated on the neighborhood website:
The pond park is the centerpiece of our
neighborhood and ward . It must be placed on
par with the care and attention given to
I ask for your votes, so that I may deliver
on this platform.
The Primary is September 15, Noon to 9 pm.
The General Election is November 3.
Polls will be open 6 am to 6 pm.
Pass the word to family, neighbors and
Sincere thanks to those who signed my
petitions enabling me to qualify for the
Enjoy the summer.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
PREPAREDNESS AT ALBANY
CITY, CHARTER, PAROCHIAL
AND OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOLS?
Looks like Albany schools miss
Guilderland schools get 100k for
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
THE 2009 ALBANY ELECTIONS
Wards 8 and 14 are the largest in the city
and produce the highest voter turn-outs.
Add Ward 9 and you have what amounts
to the swing area in the 2009 Albany City
This was true when Helen Desfosses was
elected Common Council President in
Factors that will determine how residents
of these wards vote in the September 15
Democratic primary and November 3
General Election, include:
1. Lack of a police presence to deter crime
and control speeding traffic on neighborhood
2. Failure to raze the derelict building at
New Scotland and Whitehall and create the
Dan O'Connell Memorial Pocket Park on the
3/4 acre parcel.
3. No real effort to promote emergency/
disaster preparedness on the part of
households churches, synagogues, schools
and neighborhood businesses, including
food stores, gasoline stations and pharmacies.
4. Failure to make needed improvements to
Buckingham Pond Park.
See numerous unacted upon recommendations
posted repeatedly, for the past year, on:
6. The closing of St Teresa's church/school
which erodes neighborhood identity, resident-
ial integrity and quality of life, making the
New Scotland Avenue corridor ripe for the
spillover of crime and blight from the Park
South urban renewal project.
Where is the effort to convince the Diocese
of Albany to reconsider?
One candidate for Common Council President
has his objective of making St Teresa's school
a PAL center. This candidate has had the full
support of the 9th Ward Democratic Committee.
Not looking out for the folks, are they?
8. No real effort at property tax relief and
failure to call on the Governor and State
Legislature to amend the recently enacted
local government consolidation bill to
include consolidating Albany City schools
with city government, create one property
tax roll to finance both, make the Mayor and
Common Council responsible/accountable
for the performance and operation of city
schools; and return to a K-8 neighborhood
The Common Council has not sponsored
voted upon and sent , a Home Rule Request
to the State Legislature, while it is still in
session, to enact the necessary amendments
to state law now.
It is no secret that declining neighborhood
residential integrity and quality of life
growing crime, violence and public safety
concerns, and ever increasing property
taxes to finance dysfunctional city schools
are the root causes of flight from Albany
which further erodes the city property tax
The incumbent Common Council Members
from the 8th, 9th and 14th Wards bear the
burden of not addressing or acting to
resolve the above mentioned issues.
Do you suppose they will before the
September 15 Democratic Primary? Not
likely, because the incumbent Common
Council Members have no known challengers.
Could these issues impact the citywide
primaries? Perhaps, but unlikely because
challengers have no record of addressing
the above issues either.
However, a lower than normal primary
turnout from Wards 8, 9 and 14 could
impact the outcomes of the September 15
Democratic primaries in the citywide
The incumbent Common Council Members
from Wards 8, 9 and 14 have not done
their jobs. They have let their constituents
down and they have made the Mayor more
vulnerable in the September 15 Democratic
Therefore, it is incumbant upon the Mayor
to take the lead and address the above issues
BEFORE the September 15 Democratic