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Brendan July 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM
I love that the fat dude was on disability but still found time and energy to sell drugs andRead Morecigaret tes, hang out on the corner, break up fights and then take on the police. "Disabled", indeed.
Patrick Smith July 21, 2014 at 06:35 PM
No matter whats his story ,the military police have no right to kill,brendan must be retired cop
Me July 21, 2014 at 07:06 PM
Patrick; the guy could have just cooperated instead of resisting and he would be alive today. Not Read Moresaying it's right but the guy had a major role in the situation going bad.
Jack July 21, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Check her property records at City Hall- get her insurance company name and call them. Let themRead Moreknow of the illegal occupancy in the basement and the new classification of a rental house- this will cause a review and increase in insurance.
Jack July 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM
P.S. let the tax man know about the illegal income- also a change in the tax /mortgage deuctionsRead Morewil l cause an increas of income taxes.
Eddie July 22, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Misty, you can contact the vacation Website (perhaps Homeaway.com) and inform them of the illegalRead Morena ture of this woman's rentals. They might take them down. If you wish to employ gorilla tactics, and the Building Department can't get in to inspect the place, there's always the IRS Whistleblower Program. (http://www.irs.gov/uac/Whistleblower-Office-At-a-Glance) You turn her in, she gets audited and you receive 20%-30% of what they recover.
Eddie July 17, 2014 at 07:57 AM
It would help if you explained your situation in coherent sentences. If you did work without aRead Moreperm it and get caught, you must get the permits after-the-fact. You will pay a punitive rate of three times the regular permit fees. Depending on the craft, you'll have to hire a new plumber or electrician to inspect, "legalize" and repair the work done by the original contractor at your expense. You can't get a C of O until the original permits are issued, inspected and closed.
Dani Elle Mer Win July 15, 2014 at 09:14 PM
Call danielle at steves appliance repair in long beach. 431-0951
Dani Elle Mer Win July 15, 2014 at 09:17 PM
Steves appliance repair in long beach 431-0951. Ask for danielle
Misty July 16, 2014 at 07:59 AM
I used to have the maytag stackable. Steve always did the repairs, which was about 3 times in 17Read Moreye ars. I always trusted him and the services he provided.
Bob West July 16, 2014 at 10:02 AM
The devil's in the details. You didn't post anything here. Somehow you replied to an old postRead Morethat's been dormant since March. If you misplace any more posts, check your "profile" to see where they went. Just click on your own screen name and you'll see you posted in a thread from March 20 called "what happened with the Sandy Tax Assessment relief checks ?" Since that's so old, your comments probably won't show up on the "front page." Since you wrote quite a bit, you might want to copy and paste it someplace else. From what I can see, no one replied to you there. Important topic, good luck.
IRISH 4 July 17, 2014 at 10:04 AM
THANK you that may be and it was an update of what is going on now with NY Rising. They have takenRead Morea $70000 check away from someone saying that the other group made and error and he wasnt entitled to it . he reeived his check in Feb and in June was told to return it . He got nothing. iMy Third adjuster told me after i finallay found out who shd was. unfortunately she doesnt know where or when my last check is going out but if i had the final inspecktion then i inspection eohsuter was told unfrotunately thI am in a good place and asked me if she helped me . I said NO only my check will help so i think what people were counting on getting may not happen. The I dont know what is going on is the answer of the day . People have to start questioning and annoying them until we finally get the money Mr Schrnin told me we are entitled to WHEN HE CAME TO MY DOOR AND TOLD ME TO APPLY IT WAS OUT MONEY IN jAN. We cannot just sit around and wait again it is going on 3 years and people still not in their homes and no one has any idea when they finish reviewing the last administrations paper work It is disgusting what they are doing to us .. I am fine but everyone isnt. call and call and call . Well guess i am not getting my check lol
IRISH 4 July 17, 2014 at 10:06 AM
sorry for spelling errors I get a little carried away and didnt check before I send !!
sheryl Kutsmeda July 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Lenny,if you are sure he was abandon please call Long beach animal shelter..
Erica July 18, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Why call the shelter? Cats usually get put to sleep if not adopted quickly. Maybe some lovingRead Morepers on will adopt him, or maybe he is lost and his owner will recognize the picture.
JOSEPH BONANNO July 15, 2014 at 05:37 AM
I should have made the title the Road Mind Fields Of LB. I havent been to the west side but I knowRead Moret he side streets on the East side are a disgrace. I'm sorry to say they did a great job with the Boardwalk but really. The Beach goers come off the LIRR and walk down on Edwards the sidewalks are a mess the curbs are broken and theres potential lawsuits just waiting for someone to fall. We have a better stores bars and shops now than 20 yrs ago City of Long Beach we have to drive on these damaged streets. They paved LB Blvd years ago and added some nice decor to the Streets huh what. Recently they cut down the Dinosaur Trees & its starting to look like Fla no shade. I agree Riverside is probably on the top of the list but go driving around and you'll see pot holes messed with bad patch work coming apart that not only can do damage to a car but can create a auto accident when driving around these monsters. LB just Re Pave the entire Street.
anonymous July 15, 2014 at 05:51 AM
The streets in the West End are just as bad. Indiana between Beech and West Park might as well beRead Moredi rt. Kentucky south of Beech is embarrassing. And Connecticut between Beech and West Park has never actually been paved...it's just a collection of cement blocks. As I keep saying...Liberals love to bloviate about how they need our tax money to support infrastructure but when you look at the actual infrastructure it's a disaster.
Lido resident July 20, 2014 at 09:26 AM
The downside of a well paved smooth road is people drive faster on them. You don't want yourRead Morestreet filled with potholes, but you may not want it perfectly paved either.
Bob West July 13, 2014 at 01:18 PM
If you had some new information to post, it would make sense to keep posting this letter over andRead Moreov er again. I believe you are concerned and this is an important topic. But posting the exact same thing is like "crying wolf." I'm getting to the point where I'm ignoring "tree posts" because odds are it's you posting this over and over again. WHAT ELSE HAS HAPPENED??? WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE AUTHOR PRESENTED THIS AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING??? I believe local government breaks laws and associates with disreputable businesses. But please put your obvious concern to use. Try to tell us more about this. Since just a few houses near you got this letter, maybe you can find the author and encourage them to reveal the source of the facts- anonymously, of course. As suggested to you weeks ago, maybe try to share your info with media outside the News12-"Dolan Wall" on Long Island- maybe Channel 9, or even FIOS Channel 1. Photos of our endangered trees could do well there. Or, send in an article (+ photo, if possible) to *at least* the Herald and the weekly Long Island Press. (Maybe even a local environmental group?) Patch is small, with many readers more concerned with cat rescues than saving our environment. I'd guess less than 500 people even glanced at this the first time you posted it. Now it's probably down in the dozens. I've been a tree-hugger since I was a kid. If I had access to the kind of info your author supposedly does, I'd realize that it rated a lot more action than emailing it to a couple of neighbors. Good luck with your worthy quest.
Eddie July 18, 2014 at 09:39 PM
How did your lawyer make out, or haven't you retained one?
Eddie July 19, 2014 at 08:37 AM
Instead of defending non-payment, how about going after them for the malfeasance and mismanagement? Read More Have you discussed that? Is your attorney one who is versed on condominium law?
Hamburger July 19, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Sounds like you got snookered
Eddie July 12, 2014 at 06:39 AM
It was in one of the surf schools. I believe he's doing fine. As any surfer knows, the water (and Read Morethe sand) can be dangerous.
LBMom July 12, 2014 at 05:37 PM
He is not fine. He is 13 years old. He was injured in a surfing accident. He broke 2 vertabraeRead Moreand is paralyzed below the waist. He was moved to a rehab facility. Please keep this child in your heart and prayers.
IRISH 4 July 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM
I am definitley praying for him ..
Eddie July 08, 2014 at 07:03 AM
It's summer. And yes, it's like Queens. You'll be getting more of this too.
Gerald Cymbalsky July 08, 2014 at 12:03 PM
I would not know. I rented on west broadway to learn my lesson about parking and noise in LongRead MoreBeach . I bought on the ocean side of my shore road co-op building with a parking spot. And now I listen to the waves roll in and roll out. Planning.
Sent from my Lear Jet July 08, 2014 at 07:05 PM
Oceanfront is no better. Hot nights every dirtbag from Queens and Nassau comes to the boardwalk to Read Moremake, noise fight, get drunk etc. An outsider would think oceanfront is quiet but you have to close windows tight and keep A/C on to make noise levels bearable.
jason schabes July 07, 2014 at 10:15 PM
Penguin i hope you're right about that, prospective renters shouldnt have any unwelcoming partiesRead Morein town and hopefully im not the only one unwilling to accept it. Im sure they have priorities for pickup but be realistic with people, dont tell them you're coming when you're not... And though im certainly not the only fare in town, at midnight on a monday morning i imagine they may have a moment and a drive by honk for someone carrying luggage out the door.
jason schabes July 07, 2014 at 10:20 PM
Surely pointing out the error in my sentence as well as my typo were the crowning achievement inRead Moreyou r day bob, hardly worth the time to reply but suit yourself, time is clearly of no issue or importance to you. Penguin i hope you're right about that, prospective renters shouldnt have any unwelcoming parties in town and hopefully im not the only one unwilling to accept it. Im sure they have priorities for pickup but be realistic with people and make them feel like they are being treated equally and certainly dont tell them you're coming when you're not... And though im certainly not the only fare in town, at midnight on a monday morning i imagine they may have more than a moment and a drive by honk for someone carrying luggage out the door.
jason schabes July 07, 2014 at 10:56 PM
Not bad advice bsm, and i can appreciate the difficulty of any job as well, though it was not muchRead Moreo f a wait at all and at an odd non high traffic hour. Im glad im not the only one who has seen the downgrade in service. Penguin hopefully you're right and any unwelcoming parties in town for prospective renters will have to be dealt with. Nothing wrong with having priorities as a business but be courteous and make them feel like they are being treated fair and equally. Certainly dont tell them you're coming when you're not... And though i know im not the only fare in town, at midnight on a monday morning i imagine they may have more than a moment and a drive by honk for someone carrying luggage out the door.
Eddie July 02, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Last time you asked for advice it was suggested you consult with an attorney. How'd that workRead Moreout? B y the way, the portions of steel shown in the photo are fine. Who is the engineer on the job? Why not start your discussion with him? The HOA is required to furnish you with plans and the bids and that would tell you the scope of the job. But I'm sure your attorney has already told you all this.
Eddie July 03, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Altagracia, As I have said before, a number of details as you describe them are illegal. That'sRead Moreal l between you and your attorney. I hope he's experienced in condo law and can get you some relief. As you already know, when you buy into a condo or coop, you are agreeing to let a condo board make serious decisions that affect your future and the future of your home and investment. Most buyers give much more scrutiny to the color of their kitchen than to those who will be managing their future finances. Because the situation you describe is not unusual, there are a number of protections afforded by the NYS Attorney General to condo and coop owners. I hope you can find some relief in them. If the markup of storm Lowes storm doors and the absence on information on the HOA Website is any indication of this board's honesty, you are in big trouble. The Building Department understandably is reluctant to get involved in owner/stockholder disputes and will probably limit their involvement to providing documents to you through Freedom Of Information requests for documents. Same for the architect. You are not his client. Have you rallied other property owners? Why is this president re-elected? It appears to me that your money at this point would be better spent with good legal council than with assessments. As an engineer, I would love to help you, but your problem does not require an engineer. It requires an attorney.
Altagracia Valentine July 04, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Thanks Eddie. I'll keep you posted.
Sent from my Lear Jet July 07, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Jack: You still seem unable to point out any false sourced items I have posted. That's becauseRead Morethe y are TRUE.
Sent from my Lear Jet July 07, 2014 at 04:04 PM
Jack: Back to your double wide with Chevrolet seats on the deck, and the Dodge Ram Charger pickupRead Morew ith the big tires, dingle balls around the windows and the EZ Rider rifle in the back window. Enjoy your colt .45 malt while watching the sunset over the junkyard.
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ed July 04, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Spend, Tax, Borrow, & Blame
Trying to Make Sense July 06, 2014 at 09:19 PM
Eddie, you say "dependent loads whose votes they buy". Can you be specific on that one?Read MoreWh o are the "dependent loads"? How do our City taxes support them? Not federal, not state, not county, not school, but City real estate taxes. Not a loaded question, just wondering exactly what you are saying here. Thanks.
Eddie July 06, 2014 at 10:30 PM
I define "dependent loads" as those populations who are dependent on incomeRead Moreredistribution for their survival; those I am required to support with my tax dollars. Those loading the system with debt. I don't see how they are supported by our City taxes, though the socialist philosophy of promising something for nothing to these non contributing populations is the keynote of the Democrat Party. The votes they buy with this income redistribution is used in part to keep all Democrats in power. Hence, our socialist City administration and their endorsement of such destructive programs as the relocating of Section 8 into Long Beach and the partnering with "Sustainable Long Island" and other radical "housing choice" radicals. You are right: While our City taxes may help support radical Load Leaders, I doubt much trickles down to the Unemployed Bloc of Loads.
Laura July 02, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Lear, you are responsible for maintaining your own street trees, even though they are not on yourRead Morepr operty. That's the law. But the government feels that they know more about the tree that you maintain than you do. That they are the sole judge of whether that tree is sick, dying or just unwanted. They feel that they can come along and remove it without consulting you. That is socialist. Thanks for the link, Lear.
Peter July 03, 2014 at 02:17 PM
If our city fathers are reluctant to deal with the issue and continue to fell good trees then theRead Morere medy is to fell the current administration in the next election. Our streets look horrible without the trees. City Hall seems to think that if FEMA pays for it that it is open season on old trees, whether needed or not. We need some investigative, motivated citizenry that can delve into the awarding of contracts.
Eddie July 03, 2014 at 02:54 PM
The information about Vincent Dragonetti is no secret. Just look him up. Same for the CityRead Moreadmini stration. The voters don't care and they'll continue to vote for whoever promises them the most stuff. Many would sell their kids for a bologna sandwich. Don't expect any demands or outcry. Just watch as more and more good people -- more and more working contributors move away and more and more dependent populations take their place.
Pat Rose Beckerman July 04, 2014 at 06:21 AM
what are your interests?
barbara kronengold July 04, 2014 at 02:34 PM
sewing, art, museums, biking, altered art, taking long rides, My interests are unlimited. I don'tRead Moreli ke sports.
Steve Kolodny July 11, 2014 at 07:25 AM
Barbara - I just want to make sure you saw my message to you in FB. If not, I'll resend. GroupRead Moremeasu res about 35 now for that night.
lbrez July 06, 2014 at 10:48 AM
wow...tepper's son now goes on patch under a pseudonym to try and gin up support for/justify hisRead More$20 ,000 pay increase, huh? how very transparently pathetic.
Hamburger July 06, 2014 at 05:45 PM
And how do you prove that statement?
Eddie July 06, 2014 at 07:37 PM
A distinct possibility to anyone who knows the players.
Eddie June 30, 2014 at 06:58 AM
It's no surprise to note that a published goal of the Federal Financial Aid program is toRead More"brin g an end to White privilege and 'adjust' to continuation of a 'ruling class' in America." As you observe, it's a dumbing down of standards as is every racist affirmative action program. Think the sheep will ever wake up?
Eddie June 30, 2014 at 06:59 AM
It's no surprise to note that a published goal of the Federal Financial Aid program is toRead More"brin g an end to White privilege and 'curtail' the continuation of a 'ruling class' in America." As you observe, it's a dumbing down of standards as is every racist affirmative action program. Think the sheep will ever wake up?
Carly July 04, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Thirty years ago when analogies were featured on the SAT, the following example was used toRead Moredemonstr ate bias against students of color: boat: regatta as hair: _______. The article stated that white students would ace this question because they own boats. Ridiculous then and now...
Me July 01, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Jack appreciate your desire and I am a dog owner and I consider myself very responsible but thoseRead Morewh o leave their dog's crap behind and walk their dogs on the beach and boardwalk have already demonstrated that they do not believe in following the rules so they will likely continue to not follow the rules of a dog park or dog hours so they have ruined it for the rest of us. That is why it won't happen
Sent from my Lear Jet July 02, 2014 at 06:08 AM
Take a bike ride on Ocean View on a damp, still, morning. Stink of dog piss isRead Moreoverpowering--really gross. Same goes for Shore road under same weather conditions. Dog owners in LB are pigs. (Apologies to porker's)
Erica July 04, 2014 at 10:34 AM
As a dog owner, one can't do anything about the urine, however to not pick up poop is reallyRead Moredisgust ing and irresponsible! The few idiots spoil it for the masses, AGAIN.
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