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Caribbean Jerk Off Championship…Am I reading this really?

We’ve Been Writing About Local Jerk-Off’s for About a Year Now and Ravena-Coeymans and New Baltimore Never Cease Amazing us.

Among the Notable Jerk-Offs We’ve Paid Dubious homage to on this Blog include Mummy Mayor John “Black Mamba*” Bruno of Ravena, BoBo Cop Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, DoDo Cop, former-garbage-collector-now-Coeymans-police-chief, Gregory Darlington, the-let’s-screw-Ravena-residents village board “trustees” Nancy Warner, Rocco Persico, William “Bill” Bailey, Martin “Marty” Case, the RCS Central School District teacher mafia or so-called board of eduction, and others. And let’s not forget the village of Ravena’s little plum, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, paid for with Ravena tax dollars to provide  Cathy Deluca with a place to play (thanks to Ravena “trustee” Nancy Warner and mayor John “Black Mamba” Bruno). Now we have to welcome and add, officially, that is, the editiorial staff of the so-called Ravena News Herald, to the Ravena-Coeymans-New Baltimore Jerk-Off Hall of Fame. And yes, then there’s Albany County District Attorney, P. David Soares. The obvious J/0 champs.

* Do you know how Ravena mayor John Bruno got the nickname “Black Mamba?” If you do, let us know!

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The Ravena News Herald and Donovan’s Shady Harbor marina/restaurant and “Jerk Shack” achieved this dubious honor thanks to an attentive reader and a write-up that appeared in Section A3 of the August 8, 2013, edition of the Ravena News Herald. Here’s the entire item:

The Ravena News Herald and Shady Harbor Marina (New Baltimore) Join Up to Show the World What A Bunch of Jerk-Offs We Have Here...Now In Print and Only in the News Herald! (News Herald, August 8, 2013, section A3)!!!

The Ravena News Herald and Shady Harbor Marina (New Baltimore) Join Up to Show the World What A Bunch of Jerk-Offs We Have Here…Now In Print and Only in the News Herald! (News Herald, August 8, 2013, section A3)!!!

Well, this back water nest of incestuous corruption and public nastiness has managed to even trump renaming an entire community after a toxic sandwich (Remember the “Reubenville” shame? … Yes! New Baltimore and Coeymans have managed to sink to new depths by becoming the Jerk Off Championship capital.

Speaking of jerk-off champs, we just can’t wait to start our new season of jerk-off champs with their rookies Peter Brown and Jason Hyslop as they join their corrupt special interest veteran jerk-off champs board president and scoff-rules James Latter with witch-on-a-stick teacher-union-voodoo doll Alice Whalen, teachers and teacher partners Edward “Teddy” Reville and Howard Engel as they bully their way through the budget giving it away to their cronies. Let’s watch as Jim Latter gets his wife a principal’s position…that’s been in the making for a couple of years now.

And as for the Ravena village jerk-off champs, Martin “Marty” Case (also a teacher, part-time real estate salesman) and William “Bill” Bailey, who apparently intend to run for Coeymans town offices in an attempt to spread the infection of corruption and economic disaster to the entire town of Coeymans, while the Coeymans Police department infiltrates its ranks with friends and relatives of DoDo cop Gregory “Garbage Guy” Darlington and his confidential secretary Dawn LaMountain. We also hear that a Darlington-darling, a special friend of Darlington’s, has been hand-picked by loser Tom Dolan as the democrat candidate for Coeymans town clerk. Get ready for Ravena-style corruption and special favors galore if that bunch gets in.

Anybody know anything about Dianne  Challenger, Darlington’s little friend?

Other Short Notes

Start thinking about signing the petition to get the referendum on the ballot to eliminate the Coeymans town police department and get professionals to take over law enforcement in Coeymans. We’ll start providing information how to make that happen very soon, as soon as summer is behind us.

Wanna join me at the "club", Mr Mayor?

Hey! Black Mamba, Wanna join me at the “club” later?

Has anyone wondered why taxpaying residents of the village of Ravena–after shelling out more than $40,000 for used fitness equipment and another more than $105,000 of taxpayer money being allocated to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center have to pay to use the facilities they’re already paying for? Do you know of any other health club where you get to pay TWICE to use the facilities? Only in Ravena and under the management of mummy-mayor John “Black Mambo” Bruno’s gals, Nancy Warner and Cathy Deluca! Why don’t Ravena taxpayers ask this question?

Cathy Deluca has gotten the entire village of Ravena into hot water again, as we’ve already reported. First Notice of Claim against the village of Ravena came when she abused a potential member and told him he was unwelcome. Bad move bad-mouth-Cathy! That’s getting the village sued. Not enough? Well she also had the balls to then make a complaint with her friends in the Coeymans Police Department telling a heap of lies and getting them to investigate her lies on your dimes (ask Coeymans Police Officer Jason Albert about this when you see him.) That got another, a second Notice of Claim filed against the village of Ravena and Deluca, this time for criminally falsely reporting an incident and conspiracy with Deluca and her little minion Claude A. Wheeles conspiring to provide the false information to the Coeymans Police. As usual, the investigations got screwed up or fixed but that’s not the end to it. The 50h hearings are scheduled for August 15, 2013, when the village’s lawyer will try to “establish the facts” ín an asinine attempt to save the village’s ass and Cathy Deluca’s, too, in a pre-lawsuit hearing. Andrew S. Holland of the Albany law firm of Napierski, Vandenburgh, Napierski and O’Connor, has been assigned the case by the Village of Ravena’s insurance company. Let the fireworks begin!!!

Speaking of botched up investigations: Anyone hear about the screwed up drug raid at Oakbrook Manor last week staged by the Coeymans Police Department on the wrong apartment. Seems Gregory Darlington, Ryan Johnson and Kerry Thompsonput the three of them together and you can’t put a complete brain together for them to share—can’t seem to read the black letters in the warrant to distinguish between an “F” and a “K”.  And were you wondering where Psycho-cop Ryan Johnson disappeared to? He’s now misleadingly flashing a business card around that gives the incorrect impression he’s a federal drug enforcement agent. He’s not. He’s only on a task force…obviously a task force that doesn’t require its members to be able to recite the alphabet. (By the way, we have received reports that although the drug raid did find some evidence, it’s likely the raid may come to nothing but a lawsuit but it’s likely the evidence will be tossed because of the botched up raid.) Nice going Darlington, Ryan, Thompson! Just what we’ve learned to expect from you!

This just in: “Black Mamba” mayor John Bruno’s hand-picked appointee, front-office lackey Annette Demitraszek, who sidelined Kris Bernacky as Ravena village clerk/treasurer is playing stupid games while attempting to avoid responding to New York State Freedom of Information requests. She first started her idiotic games by taking incredible amounts of time to respond to FOIL demands; then she tries to tell the requestor that the issues are very complex will require a great deal of time to process. Then she tries to use exceptions and exclusions to avoid producing but can’t tell you what exlcusions she’s talking about. Then it’s the “village policy” that documents responding to a FOIL will be provided only to the requestor (that one’s unique to Ravena). After trying everything she can to make it as difficult as possible to get production out of the village of Ravena, the latest one is “you haven’t picked up the stuff that’s been waiting so now you have to pay up front before we process any pending or future requests.” How stupid does it get? How can Demitraszek tell in advance what a request is going to cost before processing the request? Has the village of Ravena gone completely senile? Is dementia contagious now? We’ve known for years that the Ravena water supply is tainted but are the effects just now showing? Or is the effects of the heavy metal pollution from the Lafarge plant that we’re witnessing?  We all know that mayor John “Black Mamba” Bruno would never appoint someone “smarter” than he is to any position in the village government but really, how has he found someone more demented than he is? This is really getting scary!

It seems that the apparently permanent fixture at the Committee on Open Government, Robert J. Freeman, is a bit senile himself. He seems to be falling for the stories Demitraszek is feeding him and is so stupid he swallows it all and gives “opinions” over the phone. Then those crackpots in Ravena town hall puke it back up putting their own spin on it. Either Freeman’s corrupt or just plain stupid to be falling for their crapola.  We have been informed that this will likely become another lawsuit against the Village of Ravena. How long will their insurance company keep sending them attorneys? How much longer are Ravena taxpayers going to put up with this?

Hey! News Herald, Ravena, Coeymans, New Baltimore: What's next, the Great Chicken Choke Championship? The Editor (Please do not Google these terms!)

Hey! News Herald, Ravena, Coeymans, New Baltimore: What’s next, the Great Chicken Choke Championship?
The Editor
(Please do not Google these terms!)

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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Ravena & Risk – Taking: Is it really the role of municipal government?

In an article “New fitness center gaining ground,” published in the July 4, 2013, edition of the Ravena News Herald, Marlene McTigue manages again to sugar – coat an otherwise bitter pill. McTigue does this by irresponsibily reporting—a chronic fault of the Ravena News Herald—only the one side of a very suspect operation, the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter.

You can be beautiful,too!

You can be beautiful,too!

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center has been under scrutiny since the village of Ravena spent more than $40,000 on used fitness center equipment from an insider (Robert “Bob” Fisk) through insiders (village of Ravena mayor John T. Bruno, village trustee Nancy Biscone – Warner, and local opportunist Catherine M. “Cathy” Deluca, wife of Coeymans BoBo Cop, Gerald “Dirty – Hands Jerry” Deluca) in 2013.

Village of Ravena, Deluca: Risk-taking and Arrogance Finally Backfire!

Beginning-of-the-End

Is this the Long-Overdue Beginning of the End for the Bruno Empire, the Biscone Orgy, the Deluca Picnic at RCS Expense?

Not only was the $40,000 purchase of used equipment scandalous, the fact that the RCS Community Library was being raped by the village of Ravena, mainly by mayor John T. Bruno and boardmember Nancy Biscone – Warner, was even more embarrassing. And for what: a misconceived idea that the village of Ravena needed a fitness center..or rather, someone needed to be paid off or the path had to be cleared for some horrendous political move to benefit the Mafiosi in charge.

What McTigue, the village of Ravena, mayor John T. Bruno, board member Nancy Biscone – Warner, and Cathy Deluca and chubby – hubby Dirty – Hands Jerry don’t want anyone to know is that the entire idea is built on sand.

One of the most ridiculous statements made by Marlene McTigue in her misleading article is that the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter has “nearly 70 members.” That may seem like a lot in Bruno’s ghost town but look at it from the financial, the money point of view:

Just to break even, the fitness center would have to attract about 425 – 450 paying members

The village of Ravena has been stuffing the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter down locals’ throats for almost a year now. Ravena has invested tons of taxpayer money in the facility and has allocated $115,500 in the 2013 – 14 budget. So what do these “nearly 70 members,” really mean? Zilch!

Here’s why:

First of all, the village of Ravena hasn’t got the population to make the thing work. That’s obvious, since the last one—also “managed” by Cathy Deluca—failed. It went down in flames when member cancellations soared.

Just to break even, the fitness center would have to attract about 425 – 450 paying members; that means, Ravena and the surrounding area would have to attract at least 425 persons who would be willing to fork over between $250–300 a year to join the fitness center, which pales in comparison to other local chain centers with all the facilities like tanning, certified trainers, fitness programs, ultra – modern equipment, men’s and women’s changing rooms, showers, swimming pools, etc. The Ravena Health and FitnessCenter has none of these but membership is far more expensive than any of the major local clubs. So where are these 425 – 450 members going to come from in Ravena or Coeymans? Answer: They aren’t!

The Ravena Health and FitnessCenter is restricted to members over 18 years old.  But even so, the statistics don’t bode well for tiny operations like the Ravena one. Here are some national statistics from the fitness industry:

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Truth be told: Only 16% of the 16-64 age group belong to a health club or fitness center!

Some more fitness industry survey information may help you to understand why we feel your money is being wasted, literally stolen: Most people who think they want to join, do so but then don’t go and don’t pay…especially if the place isn’t super cool!

Just simple business research would have raised red flags for the fitness center but Ravena doesn't use hard facts.

Just simple business research would have raised red flags for the fitness center but Ravena doesn’t use hard facts.

But it’s not just the basic knowledge of the industry that Bruno, Warner, and Deluca lack. The real problem that taxpayers and members of the Ravena Health and FitnessCenter is even more sinister and insidious: The village of Ravena through mayor John T. Bruno, boardmember Nancy Biscone – Warner, Cathy Deluca, and others don’t know what they’re doing. We have received information based on disclosure made by the village of Ravena under the New York State Freedom of Information Law that the village of Ravena never did any studies to determine the need or survivability of a village health club. NONE! The village of Ravena never created a solid business plan establishing targets and goals for the fitness center. NONE! The village of Ravena back in mid – 2012 had already decided who was going to run things and didn’t bother to put the job of director out for competitive applications, instead they “appointedCathy Deluca to be the fitness center director at a salary of $30,000 a year.

When asked to produce any documents like diplomas, certificates, training, experience that would qualify Cathy Deluca for the position of fitness center director, the village of Ravena responded that they have no documents on file, that her qualifications were established by interview only. In other words: NONE! Nice.

It gets even worse because shortly after having appointed Cathy Deluca to the position of fitness center director, the village of Ravena filed an application for the creation of a new civil service job title for Deluca. Ravena filed the application on about April 5, 2013, days after having appointed Deluca at a village “organizational meeting. The Albany County Department of Civil Service approved the job title on about May 10, 2013. The problem is that the application was defective and didn’t include most of the justifications and documents required for approval! How did it get approved as a non – competitive, exempt job title when half the required documentation was never submitted. We know this because we have been provided information obtained from the village of Ravena that no other documents were attached to the application! There’s more than just a hint of illegality here, too!

Let's stop putting lipstick on pigs!

Let’s stop putting lipstick on pigs!

Here are just some of the deficiencies of the application:

The application asks for specific descriptions of the work and responsibilities, the Ravena says:

“Director will be responsible to provide residents with the opportunity to exercise & improve health in a community based facility. Must have strong interest & experience in health & fitness industry, as well as, an interest in wellbeing of the development of the community. 100 % responsible for day to day operations of center and supervision of all staff.”

The application asks for a description of typical work activities in “sufficient detail to form a clear word picture of the job” and instructs the applicant to “avoid general terms.” Ravena writes:

“Oversee day to day operations of fitness center to include, but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, training of staff, member orientation & evaluations. Avertising and publicity, AR / AP, monthly receipt and bank statement reconciliation. Monthly reports to village board, preparing center’s budget, weekly / monthly meetings with village board liaison. Set up computer programs, maintain & increase membership, search grants, work with local agencies (school, police, etc) to offer joint programs.”

It really gets good when we get to the section, “Full Performance  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics.” This is going to be really short because Ravena writes: “Knowledge of aerobic conditioning, strength training, flexibility & behavioral protocols.” Gibberish, purest double – talk, superior level bullshit!

The minimum qualifications are either: “Graduation form a New York State or regionally accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Recreation or closely related field; OR Four (4) years of experience in fitness programming, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.” But no one seems to know anything about Deluca’s qualifications. The village of Ravena has no documents and says that she was hired based on information obtained at an “interview.”  An “interview”? That seems very unlikely.

There is also a special requirement: “Possession of a personal training certificate within 60 days of the appointment date.” There is NONE, according to the village of Ravena. So, basically, that nice cozy photo in McTigue’s article with Cathy Deluca showing Craig Youmans how to use the exercise equipment is really an ambulance-chasers dream: an apparently undocumented,  unqualified, uncertified, fraudulently appointed fitness center director “showing” a member how to use the fitness equipment! Hello! Lawsuits!

Guess who Deluca’s immediate supervisors are: Nancy Warner (trustee) and John Bruno (mayor). Surprising?

The “Requested Civil Service Jurisdictional Class” can be competitive, non – competitive, exempt or labor. Ravena checks off “exempt,” which includes “certain positions for which competitive or non-competitive examinations are deemed not to be practicable.” Seems that fitness center director would lend itself to examination, wouldn’t it? It does everywhere else…but not in Ravena! But then, Deluca would have to compete with qualified applicants, wouldn’t she?

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But the exempt classification  requires that the applicant, village of Ravena, to justify the class. Here’s what the instructions on the form require: “If you request non – competitive, exempt or labor, state detailed reasons in a letter why competitive examination is impractical and attach it to this application.” According to Ravena, no documents accompanied the application.

Finally, the form requires that the applicant “[s]ubmit any other information not covered above. Items of particular interest include a description of a new program…, the nature of any increase in work load or change in organization which necessitates the creation of this new position.” We repeat: Ravena says nothing was attached to the application.

The application is signed and submitted by Ravena mayor John Bruno, mayor, on April 5, 2013, and approved by the Albany County Civil Service Director, Michael Cummings on May 10, 2013. Your tax dollars at work supporting crooks and incompetence.

So, there you have it. An application that should have been TRASHED because it is so deficient that it cannot be realistically considered to be a serious submission is approved by the Albany County Civil Service Department himself, Michael Cummings. Please tell me, Does anyone else smell a pack of rats here? Where’s accountability? Where’s transparency? Where’s integrity? We do know where the corruption is! That there’s fraud, graft, conspiracy, corruption, deceit at work here.

Back to Marlene McTigue’s misleading and untruthful article: McTigue, a member of the in-crowd, card-carrying Coeymanazi supporter, is very careful not to mention that even before the Ravena Health and Fitness Center opened its doors on Monday, June 3, 2013, Cathy Deluca had already caused the first Notice of Claim to be filed against the village of Ravena for her misconduct as fitness center director. A Notice of Claim is the first step to a lawsuit against the village of Ravena because Cathy Deluca could not keep her mouth shut and just be a good public employee. Ravena faces another lawsuit for employee misconduct and guess who pays?

The Answer? The Editor

The Answer?

We have information that another Notice of Claim is going to be served on the village of Ravena because Cathy Deluca allegedly falsely reported an incident to the Coeymans Police Department, causing the investigating officer to start an investigation, to interview witnesses, etc. because Deluca lied about the incident. That’s a misdemeanor under New York State Penal Law § 240.50. What’s more, it appears that Deluca may have  involved one of the fitness center employees who she supervises and controls to cooperate and corroborate her alleged false statements to the police and that means conspiracy, another misdemeanor under New York Penal Law § 105.00.

Wait a minute! Isn’t Cathy Deluca’s chubby-hubby Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, the shame of the Coeymans Police Department, a police investigator? Wouldn’t Cathy know about harassment, falsely reporting an incident, conspiracy? Don’t you think she’d call chubby-hubby Jerry for advice on what to do?  Maybe Cathy Deluca, John Bruno, Nancy Warner have become just a little too confident that they’ll get away with their dirty tricks forever, so now they don’t even care.

We understand that the village can be made liable for these alleged crimes, too, because the village of Ravena has waived its immunity by taking out insurance to cover some of these claims, although the alleged criminal misconduct may simply be dumped on Deluca’s and her accomplices’ laps by the village when the going gets too rough.

This is called moral hazard when discussing risk – taking, which is what Ravena and Deluca are doing at public expense. A moral hazard is a situation where a party, DELUCA and the RAVENA GANG, will have a tendency to take risks because the costs that could incur will not be felt by the party taking the risk, DELUCA and the RAVENA GANG. In other words, it is a tendency to be more willing to take a risk, knowing that the potential costs or burdens of taking such risk will be borne, in whole or in part, by others, YOU, TAXPAYERS and COMMUNITY. Public institutions created to protect citizens from risk create a moral hazard wherein the costs of risks are not borne by those who would engage in risky practices, DELUCA, BRUNO, WARNER. This relieves risk-takers from responsibility for their actions, which would otherwise act as a deterrent. Moral hazard arises because an individual or institution does not take the full consequences and responsibilities of its actions, and therefore has a tendency to act less carefully than it otherwise would, leaving another party, THE COMMUNITY, to hold some responsibility for the consequences of those actions.

Do you get it now?

The Editor

The Editor

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your coöperation and assistance!

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Abuse of Public Office, Accountability, Albany, Albany County Civil Service Department, Albany County District Attorney, Albany County Executive, Albany County Sheriff Department, Albany County Supervisor, Andrew Holland, Andrew Stephen Holland, Bill Bailey, BULLSHIT, Capital District, Cathy Deluca, Cecilia Tkaczyk, Civil Right Violation, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Attorney, Conspiracy, Corruption, Daniel Contento, David Soares, DeLuca Public Affairs, Deluca-Warner Fitness Center, F.O.I.L., Falsely reporting an incident, FBI, FBI Criminal Information System, FBI Public Corruption Squad, Fitness Center, Formal Written Complaint, Fraud, Gerald Deluca, Government, Greene County, Gregory Darlington, Harassment, Indifference, Intimidation, Jerry "Dirty-Hands" Deluca, Jerry Deluca, Joe Neri, Joe Rotello, John T. Bruno, Joseph C Rotello, Josephine P. Dority née Biscone, Josie Biscone-Bruno, Kristine Biernacki, Lies, Making an apparently sworn false statement, Marlene McTigue, Martin Case, Marty Case, Mayor Bruno, Michael Biscone, Michael Cummings, Michael J. Biscone, Misconduct, Misdemeanor, Misuse of Public Office, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, Napierski, Napierski & O'Connor, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, News Herald, Notice of Claim, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, Office of the Attorney General, P. David Soares, Perp Patrol, Pete Lopez, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Fitness Center, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Ravena Village Attorney, Ravena Village Board, Retaliation, Robert Fisk, Rocco Persico, Selkirk, Stephen Flach, Thomas E. Dolan, Tom Dolan, Transparency, William "Bill" Bruno

 

Criminals and Perps in Local Government…UPDATE!

If We Didn’t Make Our Inquiries and Get the Facts
You’d Probably Never Know!

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But It Is Obvious that We have the Foxes Guarding the Chickens but Now the Foxes are Under Investigation.

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The Ravena News Herald, once a community news publication, has turned into a drugged up feel-good rag that doesn’t have the balls to report on anything less than the absolutely positive. Why should it? It’s the “official newspaper” of the village of Ravena which means that John T. Bruno, Nancy Biscone-Warner, and Michael J. Biscone own them. Besides, the most of the News Herald is copied from the Greene County News and a lot of what we get to read isn’t even about this community, anyway. They’re really happy that they can fill up eight or so pages with “official notices”, though, because that’s where the money is.

So, dear readers, be grateful that at least some from the community have the guts to collect the real news and publish it in this form. It’s a community service, one of the very few you’re likey ever to get in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk district.

So here’s what we have for you today:

The Village of Ravena, Mayor John T. Bruno, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Cathy Deluca and the Ravena Health and Fitness Center

Citzen v. Village of Ravena, Cathy Deluca, et al.

Citzen v. Village of Ravena, Cathy Deluca, et al.

The Ravena Health and Fitness Center has been the subject of several articles on this blog. The most recent one features Cathy Deluca asserting her “ownership” of the taxpayer paid municipal activity by telling a local resident he was not welcome at the public facility and telling him to leave. After having abused the resident and having violated his civil rights, Deluca attempted to file a criminal charge against the resident by the only way she knows: lies. So the village of Ravena never learns from its mistakes goes the extra mile and is footing the bill…OOPS! Now you’re footing the bill, Ravena taxpayers, to fund the Cathy Deluca’s defense! The Village of Ravena is now depending on its insurance carrier, Trident Insurance, to come to its rescue in the Cathy Deluca misconduct case. The village insurance company has hired Napierski, VanDenburgh, Napierski & O’Connor, an Albany law firm, who regularly defend municipalities in various claims involving allegations of civil rights violations, premises liability and labor law, to handle the case. Attorney Andrew S. Holland is the attorney handling the case.

The § 50h hearing will be scheduled soon and there’ll be some surprises popped on ol’ Cathy D. and her minions. There’ll be fireworks to be sure.

It’s still a mystery how the village of Ravena could spend $40,000 of taxpayer money to buy the used fitness equipment and to create the fitness center which, by the way pays no rent to the village–but you’ll recall the village was charging the RCS Community library a hefty rent and then raised it about $600 a month (you, Ravena taxpayers, paid). And then mayor Bruno and Nancy Biscone-Warner went ahead and put the fitness center in the village budget, allocating $115,500 to fund it.

It gets even stickier: We’ve found out that on April 5, 2013, mayor John T. Bruno applied to the Albany County Civil Service Department for the creation of a new job title, “Fitness Center Director“.  We all know that the position was created back in late 2012 for Cathy Deluca, and at the April 2, 2013, village of Ravena Organizational Meeting, Nancy Warner moved to “appoint” Cathy Deluca to the position of Fitness Center Director and the village board went ahead and appointed her. The situations starts to get more sinister when we examine mayor Bruno’s application, which was approved on about May 10, 2013. The application is rife with ambiguities, inaccuracies, deficiencies. It is possible (likely)  that the village of Ravena did not honestly produce all the documents requested and that some of the documents accompanying the application and substantiating the information were not provided to us. But that’s no big problem to find out. But if the village of Ravena did not provide the required documentation substantiating their statements and misrepresened either by commission or omission with the intent to mislead the Albany County Civil Service Department, then there is a big problem…for mayor Bruno and the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, and Cathy Deluca and Nancy Warner.

Our readers may be interested in the fact that the job title of Fitness Center Director is “exempt” and non-competitive, despite the fact that most positions of that kind require examination and competition. The interesting fact is that it appears from the documents we have received that the application did not include the required explanations and justifications for the program, for the position, and why it should be exempt. We’ll be curious how and why the Albany County Civil Service Department could approve such a deficient application. C orruption, conspiracy? What do you think?

If you’d like more information on the Civil Service  job title classifications, including those of the Albany County Civil Service Department click on this link: Civil Service Overview You decide whether the job title of Fitness Center Director should be “exempt” or “competitive”. You can then decide whether the job should have been open for applications instead of appointing the director, Cathy Deluca, with no one else being considered.

It may be a village project and it may be on public property but it’s obvious everyone is not welcome; Cathy Deluca makes the decision whether you’re welcome or not and when her decision blows up in her face, the village of Ravena (that is, Ravena taxpayers) pays her legal defense and attorney fees. How do they do it?

Cathy D. is Not the Only Deluca on the Hot Seat These Days. Hubby Gerald “Dirty Hands Jerry Deluca” is Feeling the Heat, Too!

Jerry Deluca and the Coeymans Police Department

Jerry Deluca and the Coeymans Police Department

Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca, Cathy Deluca’s chubby hubby, has a long history of suspicious activities ranging from his questionable claims of political contacts in Albany (such as the Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Assembly, an automotive recycling interest group, ARANY, and others), his retaliatory obstruction of police investigations, his questionable influence peddling in the Albany County District Attorney’s office—no doubt assisted by Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington’s wife, who is P. David Soares’ secretary and Ravena village justice Harold “Hal” Warner’s daugher, who is an attorney there (Nancy Biscone-Warner is the Ravena village trustee who fought hard for the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, spearheaded the center’s budget, and put Cathy Deluca in the director’s slot. Smell any corruption and conspiracy yet?

Deluca again acted up real badly with RCS CSD teacher and NYSUT union rep Matthew J. “Matt the Mutt” Miller, at the May 14, 2013, RCS CSD board of education meeting, where Deluca and Miller were involved in such disorderly conduct that RCS CSD superintendent Alan McCartney told them to leave the premises. They didn’t leave but waited outside to menace and harass a woman speaker, whom they had already abused while she was addressing the board!

Deluca was apparently off-duty when he and Miller engaged in their criminal conduct but that’s no excuse. They are both public employees and occupy highly visible positions paid by the public. They’re held to a higher standard than Joe Average. But they’ve been doing this sort of thing for so long they apparently think they can get away with it forever. Wrong again, Jerry!

What do you think bully-BoBo-cop Deluca would have done under the same circumstances if it were you or I making the ruckus and violating a resident’s rights? Old Rolly-Polly would pull out his badge, show his service revolver and cuff ya! Anybody think he wouldn’t? So that’s equal protection under the law?

OK. The complaint has been filed. Numerous law enforcement agencies and NY state agencies have been copied with the correspondence. But…Are we seeing things? The Coeymans Police Department is supposed to be investigating one of its own on criminal charges but Deluca’s still lurking around the department, still on duty, still…well wouldn’t it be more appropriate if while the investigation is on Deluca would be put on leave? Well, it looks like being chief Darlington’s darling has its benefits but it certainly puts Darlington in a sticky position. How’s the investigation going, chief Darlington? Or is that a state secret?

Matt Miller is Failing

Matt Miller is Failing

According to unconfirmed reports from a reliable source it looks like outside investigators are finally taking an interest in the goings on in Ravena-Coeymans and there is allegedly special interest in Guess who? You got it! Our very own Bo-Bo cop, Dirty-Hands Jerry. Seem’s a particular law enforcement agency has been watching and is asking some pretty irksome questions at the Coeymans Police Department. But you didn’t hear that from us.

Matthew J. Miller a.k.a. “Matt-the-Mutt” isn’t off the hook, either. He’s been put on the carpet several times already and his corruption and conspiracy file is getting pretty damned thick. His performance alongside Deluca on May 14th didn’t endear him to the RCS CSD district offices, either. Miller is a blow-hard big mouth who apparently thinks that because he’s NYSUT‘s (New York State United Teachers) union’s local rep that he’s untouchable. Maybe in terms of school administration he may be a hard nut to crack but he’s not going to get much sympathy when he’s standing before the great equalizer—a court of law, criminal law. Miller’s despicable public conduct and his disrespect of women will be his downfall. Say bye to teaching license. Bye to pension. Hello Big Bubba! You get “bottom bunk” Matty.

We have unconfirmed information from reliable sources that some departments at the New York State Education Department is watching Miller pretty closely. Seems they may be building a case against him. So watch his falling star…Is the end near?

Ravena-Coeymans' Own Three Stooges Jerry Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Matt Miller

Ravena-Coeymans’ Own Three Stooges
Jerry Deluca, Cathy Deluca, Matt Miller

Stick around for the next article. You’ll get a whirlwind tour of the Ravena village board at work and the story behind the Ravena Health and Fitness Center directly from the Ravena village board minutes. Learn how they hoodwinked the Albany County Civil Service people into creating a new job title, Fitness Center Director, for Cathy Deluca. But she has no qualifications…or does she? We’re still waiting for the village of Ravena to disclose just what qualifies her to be director. You’ll find it all here, as usual, direct from the sources to you!

We’ll also get the ball rolling on how Ravena-Coeymans is going to hell in a handbasket made in Taiwan. How? Think of it this way: Laverne “Larry” Conrad, Coeymans building inspector and code enforcement officer has his eye on mayor John T. Bruno’s office. Think he has a chance? Well, on the other side of the counterfeit coin there’s Martin “Marty” Case—you know the teacher who allegedly likes to chaperone and party at the same time and who sells real estate with Josie Bruno (and just about everyone else on the Ravena village board) at Prudential Real Estate. Case wants Coeymans supervisor Stephen Flach’s job. Think he has a chance?

We’d better start talking real fast because with mayor Bruno’s and Michael Biscone’s record on curtailing civil rights, and  and ignorance of what she is and where she is, Biscone’s liable to be writing another decree for Bruno suppressing free speech like he did in 2009 when he tried to put the kabosh on open government. (See our article on this blog.)

Then there’s Michael J. Biscone, on-again-off-again village of Ravena attorney doing on-again-off-again work for the town of Coeymans but Ravena can’t find any of the financial records that show how much Biscone was raking in while apparently working all sides of the fence. Ever wonder why Ravena can never find its financial records? Well, we thought the Office of the New York State Comptroller and the Office of the Attorney General might find some of this a bit interesting, especially in view of recent audits. Stay tuned for upcoming reports.

And then there’s Gregory Teresi who resigns one day and is hired back on as “village court criminal attorney.” We know he’s a criminal but village court is no place for him. He should be appearing  in front of daddy, Joe Teresi, New York State supreme court.

The Editor

The Editor

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