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Life or Death: Ravena Votes for a Mayor


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No Joke: This Election will Determine Whether Ravena
LIVES OR DIES

Mummy Returns

Just Say NO! to BRUNO!

Our Polls are Doing Just That: Bill “Moose” Misuraca 74% of Votes, John Bruno only 5%
Keith Mahler 33%, Laszlo Polyak (write-in) 21%, Joel Coye 23% of Votes, Case and Persico each 3%.

 Here are some Reasons Why Ravena Needs a New Mayor & New Trustees:

Well, the title graphic above should say it all. Bruno has, in the more than 25 years he’s been in office, succeeded in driving business and residents out of the Village of Ravena! Ravena is fast becoming a real ghost town.

But Bruno hasn’t done it alone. His monkeys on the Village Council have supported him all the way. Two of those monkeys are running for re-election: Martin Case and Rocco Persico. If Ravena is to survive, voters can’t let that happen.

mummy team
TEAM MUMMY
Persico – Bruno – Case

Here are just a couple of reasons to kick their arses out of Village Hall:

Transformed the Village of Ravena from a vibrant model village community of families and neighbors into a ghost town of backstabbers.

Rather than support the RCS Community Library when it was between a rock and a hard place, Bruno-Persico-Case chose to EVICT the community library! To add insult to injury, they even raised the library’s rent by more than $600 a month to punish the library for not being able to move into the new building (which was being renovated by Rocco Persico’s own cousin, Don Persico!)

Bruno-Persico-Case purchased used exercise equipment for more than $40,000 from insider Bob Fisk using tax payer dollars with no inputs from taxpayers!

Bruno-Persico-Case then evicted the RCS Community Library and created a useless fitness center in the library space and installed insider Cathy Deluca as the “director” of Cathy’s new playpen.

Then Bruno-Persico-Case went ahead and budgeted more than $105,000 to finance the Ravena Health and Fitness Center for 2014, paying insider Cathy Deluca more than $30,000 to run the place and getting her civil service classification with full benefits at YOUR expense. The fitness center is losing money, YOUR MONEY, and is a money-pit.

While they were evicting the library and creating a playpen for Cathy Deluca and Nancy Warner, another one of your fine Village trustees, they were busy persecuting local teens and youth, harassing them under unconstitutional local village laws, aided and abetted in their unlawful harassment by the Coeymanazi police department (Gregory Darlington and “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca).

mayor of the damned

While harassing the kids Bruno-Persico-Case and Nancy Warner were killing the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center, a place where the kids could go to get off the streets and stay out of trouble. But the village of Ravena couldn’t allocate a dime for the kids but could spend $40,000 on used exercise equipment for the Cathy Deluca’s playpen, the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, plus budget more than $105,000 for the Ravena Heaps and Fatness Club. Ravena-Coeymans youth and teens owe Bruno, Persico and Case a good swift kick!

Mayor John Bruno seems to conveniently forget all of his secret deals and meetings. Think about it Magnolia Circle residents when you think CSX and your missing trees. Two-faced Bruno and his lackies Rocco Persico and Martin Case played stupid when confronted about the unlawfully cut trees. You ought to be really pissed Magnolia Circle residents not only because of your trees but because of the LIES!

Mayor John Bruno and his bunch of flying monkeys, Rocco Persico, Martin Case, Nancy Warner, and William “Bill” Bailey have a lot of explaining to do about their financial mismanagement of the village of Ravena. Too many New York State Comptroller’s audits have turned up too many “mistakes” and too much mismanagement to be just accidental. They’re not accidents, they’re incompetence and corruption! And did you ever try to get Bruno and his monkeys to disclose any of their shady business deals? Good luck! Everything goes on behind closed doors mafia-style until the shite hits the fan and then Bruno says: “I didn’t know!” Just what you want to hear from your mayor, the chief financial officer of the village!

Plenty of money, taxpayer money, to waste or steal in a village with a shrinking tax base. You get to pay more for less and for shoddy management. Who in their right mind would pave new streets over 100-year-old pipelines that regularly burst and flood residents’ basements? Only TEAM BRUNO!

Who paves over natural streams and creeks and installs culverts that can’t handle the flow? The result, constant flooding of parking lots and streets. That’s TEAM BRUNO management for you!

Who uses threats and strong-arm tactics to attract business (Yes! We know, that’s not how it should be done!)? TEAM BRUNO! “If you don’t do it my way, you’ll never do business in or with Ravena again!” That’s how TEAM BRUNO attracts business. Same for residents. No residential growth no business. Great plan TEAM BRUNO! The proof: Check out Main Street Ravena!

The Bruno Method for attracting business and families

The Bruno Method
for attracting business and families

The picture above comes from the 2008 film “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor / Action-Fantasy” but could easily be retitled 2014  “The Mummy: Ravena, Tomb of the Dragon Mayor (2014)/ No-Action-Fantasy.”

There’s more, so much more and we’re sure we’ll be hearing from Ravena residents with horror stories about their experiences with John T. Bruno over the past 28 years or so. But the real proof is when you look around Ravena and see the damage that he and his lackies have done.

What’s worse, his two running mates, Martin “Marty” Case, a real loser from the start, and Rocco Persico, a lump of do-nothing, are also employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District! Can you imagine that loser Case as a social studies teacher? Or Rocco Persico as a school psychologist? But yes, that’s where they have their main jobs. Your kids are exposed to duds like Case and Persico and you wonder why graduation rates and test scores are abysmal at RCS schools? So it should be no surprise to you that when they got into village hall they did what they do best: NOTHING! Again, YOUR TAX DOLLARS at work.

(And keep your eye on that little dwarf Tom Dolan, that honorary member of the freak show is local Democratic Party chairperson and allegedly has finnagled the votes from his Choice program people and Oakbrook, too! But judging from the percentage of Dems voting in favor of Misuraca, Dolan’s failing as a democrat, too. The polls show 35% of votes for Misuraca are Dems and 32% are Republicans, a total of 67% (plus another 29% from Conservatives and Independents = 95% of votes for Misuraca!) Only 5% carrying Bruno!)

The Bruno Sneer He likes you, really. NOT! The Editor

The Bruno Sneer
He likes you, really.
NOT!
The Editor

Ravena currently has a Village Council of ONE, Black Mamba Mayor John T. Bruno. Nancy Warner is his bitch; Marty Case, Rocco Persico, Bill Bailey are his freak show stars. Ravena needs a real village council that doesn’t piss itself when the godfather sneers some obscenity.  Vote smart with your heart and brain:

Bill Moose Misuraca for Mayor
**Keith Mahler** for Trustee
**Laszlo Polyak** (our write-in choice) for Trustee
Joel Coye (only in an emergency) Trustee Optional

Our polls don’t lie:

Poll Responders Political Affiliations
Democrats 35%
Republicans 32%
Conservatives 10%
Independents 19%

Bill “Moose” Misuraca (Republican) 74%
John T. Bruno (Democrat) 5%

Keith Mahler (Republican) 33%
Joel Coye (Republican) 23%
Laszlo Polyak 21%
Marty Case and Rocco Persico each 3%

 VOTE ROW B ON MARCH 18, 2014
WRITE IN LASZLO POLYAK FOR VILLAGE TRUSTEE OR VOTE FOR JOEL COYE, NOT BOTH.

 
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2014 Ravena Poll Results

Residents Speak Out: Poll Results

Last Updated on March 4, 2014

Here are the updated voting results for the 2014 Ravena Mayoral and Trustee seats:

Mayor:

Bill “Moose” Misuraca (challenger): 74%
John T. Bruno (incumbent): 5%
(Remaining votes are split between R. Houghtaling (17%) and Other (4%))

Race for Two Trustee Seats:

Keith Mahler: 37%
Laszlo Polyak (write-in): 27%
Joel Coye: 8%
Martin Case: 5%
Rocco Persico: 5%
(Remaining votes are split between B. Roberts (8%) and M. Fisher (5%) and Other (5%))

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Martin Case, Marty’s a Real Case!

Pre-Elections Editorial

DUH! The RCS Social Studies Teacher and Mayor John Bruno’s Personal Choice for Coeymans Town Supervisor

MARTIN “MARTY” CASE

Martin "Marty" Case's X-ray Results are In! Ravena Mayor John Bruno Wants to Appoint Case to Be Coeymans Town Supervisor! Are you going to let that happen?!?

Martin “Marty” Case’s X-ray Results are In!
Ravena Mayor John Bruno Wants to Appoint Case to Be Coeymans Town Supervisor! Are you going to let that happen?!?

At a Recent Ravena village board meeting, board member Rocco Persico, a school psychologist with the RCS school district, had to tell fellow board member, Martin “Marty” Case, about an essay contest for high-school students for scholarships. Has to Be Told By A School Psychologist that there is An National Essay Contest Going On for High-school Students on Guess what? Patriotism. Why was Marty Case so surprised, you’d like to ask? Don’t they both work in the same school district, Persico and Case, even in the same school? Go figure…but they’re making local government decisions that affect our lives and that’s the scarey part of all of this!

  • What’s worse is that here you have Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to evict the Ravena-Coeymans Community Library in order to put in a fitness center. Now that’s good government, right?
  • Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to spend more than $40,000 of taxpayer money on used fitness equipment from Bob Fisk, a Ravena insider.
  • Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, the same Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to allocate more than $105,000 of taxpayer money to fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center, a bare-bones fitness center that you are paying twice to use since you have to purchase a membership to the tune of about $250.00 a year.
  • Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico the same Martin “Marty” Case and Rocco Persico, two employees of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District, both on the village board of the village of Ravena, the same village of Ravena that opted to support the appointment of local fiend of RCS, Cathy Deluca, wife of Coeymans cop Gerald “Dirty-Hands Jerry” Deluca and  friend of sitting village of Ravena boardmember Nancy Warner, wife of village justice Harold “Hal” Warner, to be the director of the Ravena Health and Fitness Center and to pay her a salary of $30,000 plus benefits. By the way, she managed two fitness centers before the RHFC and both failed. Does that tell you something about Case’s and Persico’s intelligence level?

Catherine M. a.k.a. Cathy Deluca’s already landed the village of Ravena in dangerous water when she got a little too heavy-handed or more accurately, big-mouthed to a local resident and then lied to the Coeymans Police by falsely reporting an incident. Two Notices of Claim and multimillion dollar demands in compensation. You put a dumbass in a position of authority and that’s what you get. But that’s the way the village of Ravena has been run for decades under mayor  John Bruno. But it’s a shame to think that two RCS CSD employees, Martin “Marty” Case, a social studies teacher, and Rocco Persico, a school psychologist, have allowed it to happen.


Worse still…

  • Martin “Marty” Case, teacher and sitting Ravena village board member voted to do all of the above BUT: Martin “Marty” Case hasn’t lifted a finger to prevent Ravena mayor John Bruno and his hatchet woman Nancy Warner, or the Coeymans police from harassing local teens when they’re around the gazebo in the center of village.
  • Nor has teacher Marty Case stepped weighed in on Ravena mayor  John Bruno’s and his hatchet woman Nancy Warner’s backstabbing and digs at the only place in town where village and hamlet youth have a safe place to hang out while under adult supervision, the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center.
  • And we haven’t heard a peep from Marty Case or Rocco Persico about allocating any support money to the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center but they did vote to create and fund the Ravena Health and Fitness Center that has a minimum age of 18 to use the place, effectively barring any of the kids served by the Ravena-Coeymans Teen and Youth Activities Center.

But Hey! Didn’t we already say that Marty Case is a social studies teacher at the RCS high school? Shouldn’t the welfare of local kids be a top priority on his list? And isn’t Marty Case a social studies teacher? He teaches about the US Constitution and civil rights, good government but on the outside he violates the Bill of Rights and violates the civil rights of the kids parents are paying him to teach! That’s hypocrisy in its vilest, most toxic form.


Here’s another question: Why is the RCS CSD superintendent Dr Allen R. McCartney so silent on the multiple instances of RCS teacher misconduct? Matthew “Matt” J. Miller is the biggest problem. Then there are others like Martin “Marty” Caese. Don’t the taxpayers in this RCS CSD pay McCartney enough to notice the stupidity under his own nose? And what about the RCS board of special interests, also known as the RCS board of education? Why are they so silent? Well one reason is that they stick together like shit to a shoe; why would the teachers clique go after one of their own?


Rocco Persico can’t get off the hook so easily, either. Rocco Persico is being paid very handsomely by this RCS school district to be a school psychologist. You’d think he’d know something about how teens behave and understand something about how to deal with them and what their specific needs are. You’d think that given mayor John Bruno’s and Nancy Warner’s ignorant attitude towards the teens and the Teen Center that Rocco Persico would step in and make a statement in support of providing the village and hamlet young people with a safe, supervised place to go. You’d think Rocco Persico with his “credentials” would be a voice of reason in support of the local youth. Wouldn’t you think that? Wouldn’t you?

pee-wee-herman

They haven’t.
Marty Case and Rocco Persico are pee-pants on the village board.
Who or what are they scared of?

So we have two RCS central school district employees on the Ravena village board and neither of them have let out a peep in favor of local youth.

Now Martin “Marty” Case, the social studies teacher who doesn’t know about the social studies essay competition, an the social studies teacher who lets the village of Ravena burn the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and violate our civil rights but worse than that, stays mum when it comes to harassing local youth and violating their civil rights. Doesn’t say a word when the Coeymans Police violate civil rights in the village of Ravena when they enforce an unconstitutional loitering law.  Now, Ravena mayor John Bruno’s personal pick to be appointed, not elected, to be Coeymans town supervisor, wants your vote.

The Diagnosis is In: Martin “Marty” Case has shit for brains. He’s been a coward on the Ravena village board and is a hypocrite when it comes to what he teaches RCS students and what he does on the village board. He’s just what Ravena mayor John Bruno needs in the town of Coeymans supervisor’s office to make the entire town of Coeymans a suburb of mummy-mayor John Bruno’s office, and to transform the entire town into a Police State and a Ghost Town, just what they’ve managed to do to the village of Ravena!

Effects of Psychological and Biomechanical Trauma on Brain and Behavior…

Maybe Marty Case or Rocco Persico can tell us whay the Coeymans Police have made it a habit of parking at or near the Teen Center? Is this part of the Bruno Police State in Ravena with the complicity and collaboration of DoDo Darlington’s Coeymans bullies? Huge drug raids for a handful of pot plants. Now that takes a crack police force and a budget of more than a million dollars a year. Or does it take a cracked town board, a senile village mayor, and a band of Coeymanazis on parade? Think about it. Is it worth your peace of mind, your kids’ rights and a bunch of pothead to have those yahoos racing up and down your streets at the cost of $1,000,000 a year? Well, that’s what was going on on Saturday, October 4, 2013, around New Street in Ravena. Sure beats cable TV.


You’ll recall that several months ago Marty Case was chaperoning a group of RCS students to Washington D.C. There was an unconfirmed report that Case took off one evening to party and came back a bit impaired. The report originated from students, later parents voiced concerns. The RCS school district was called upon to investigate. So far no statement has been issued as to the results. As far as we’re concerned, the report is true until the RCS CSD comes forward to clear Case, or Case makes a statement denying the report. We do want to emphasize that the report was unconfirmed but we also emphasize that neither the RCS Central School District nor Case have come forward with any results of an investigation or a denial!


If we can’t get Marty Case out of the schools or off the Ravena village council this election day we sure as hell can keep him out of the Coeymans town supervisor’s office!

This one's for you, Marty Case The Editor

This one’s for you, Marty Case
The Editor

 

It Shouldn’t Be a One-Man Show…Where are the Rest of You?

One single resident of Ravena steps out and creates a place for the kids 

A One-Man-Show Won't Work

A One-Man-Show Won’t Work

To Get the Best Out of It We Have to Team Up

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.

In the meantime one single Ravena resident takes his savings and his time, gets a second job to do something for the kids. Something the kids really need: a place to go other than the street! And they get rides home after the club closes…in his care, not in a Coeymans police vehicle. While the village of Ravena is shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars for a handful of special friends, and the town of Coeymans is busy looking the other way while leaving youth services to the Coeymans Police Department, one single resident of Ravena steps out and creates a place for the kids: the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activities Center (RCYTAC).

Parents and residents of Ravena-Coeymans: When’s the last time you visited the RCYTAC? I visited just the other day and I was floored to see how nice it is. I was floored to see a lot of teens who I know personally enjoying the place. Those kids actually stopped, greeted me and were happy to see me there. They actually looked, well, happy! The disk jockey’s a teen, the food service staff are teens, the teens learning how to take charge and socialize. As I was visiting, kids were strolling in but none were coming out so I assumed that they were involved in one of the many available activities…all of them monitored and supervised, mind you!

While I was standing outside with Mr Michael Fisher, creater of the RCYTAC, I was amazed when a parent came up and asked if she could donate the refreshments from her son’s grad party, because he decided that he didn’t want a party and that the RCYTAC should have it. The parent also made a fairly generous cash contribution for the kids. That same parent, a psychologist and author of children’s books, is planning to do poetry and literature workshops at the RCYTAC! Question: What are YOU doing?

I have one single question, parents, residents: Where the hell are the rest of you????

Why is it you’d risk leaving your kids unsupervised, in their rooms, on Facebook, being evil? Why wouldn’t you give them a ride to the RCYTAC where they can socialize in a healthy environment?

Why is it you’d risk your teen’s wandering around dark streets and parks at risk of life and limb? Why wouldn’t you give them a ride to the RCYTAC where they can socialize safely?

Why is it you don’t enjoy some personal time to recuperate without the unnecessary stress of either knowing where your kids are or, worse still, not knowing?!? Why wouldn’t you give them a ride to the RCYTAC where they can socialize in a healthy environment?

Why is it you’d risk having the Coeymans Police, the Albany County Sheriff, or the State Police bringing your kid home or bringing your the news of his or her arrest, bail, court appearances—or worse, news of a tragedy— when you could have supported the RCYTAC with some time and a couple of bucks donation?

Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars are being spent on worthless projects like a village fitness center

Why is it you sit back oblivious to the fact that tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars are being spent on worthless projects like a village fitness center that is exclusive and unwelcoming to many in the community, while youth programs and services are ignored? Why aren’t you demanding that some of that money be donated no strings attached to the RCYTAC?!? No strings attached! We don’t want it to become a Coeymanazi brainwashing camp, do we? Why aren’t you parents and residents appearing at village and town board meetings screaming bloody murder that nothing is being done for youth…well almost nothing, the Coeymans police seem to like arresting them. Don’t you realize that if the kids are off the streets and not looking for something to do, they’ll likely stay out of mischief?prison kid

Ravena Coeymans Selkirk teens and youth are tomorrow’s consumers and voters; If you mobilze NOW and get your parents to support your projects, you can move on local government and get those geezers to support your RCYTAC. BE YOUR OWN RCS CHAMPIONS!!!

Teen Work is Team Work

Teen Work is Team Work

success

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk teens: Why would you stick with street friends who will only get you into a mess of trouble? Why don’t you get smart and mobilize for your own good? Michael Fisher is handing you the opportunity to do something really good, important, responsible, independent for you and your generation at the Teen Center. Mr Fischer is handing you the opportunity to show that you can become a part of something great, you can be your own leaders, you can create a community you can be proud of, and you can empower yourselves and your friends to get the attention of local residents and government to take an interest in your welfare, in your RCYTAC, to support Mr Michael Fisher’s vision for RC youth. Ravena Coeymans Selkirk teens and youth are tomorrow’s consumers and voters; If you mobilze NOW and get your parents to support your projects, you can move on local government and get those geezers to support your RCYTAC. Be fair! Don’t make Mr Fisher do it all on his dime…he just can’t do it without your help and support.

Really Bad Move!

Really Bad Move!

As scary as the girls’ Facebook exchanges were, some good points were made such as: Being bad is not cool because it will come back to bite you in future, when you’ll really need to prove who and what you are. Beating someone up is not cool, it’s criminal, and it’s not going to get you a job or an education; it’s going to get you a reputation and a bad one at that and one that’s likely to follow you wherever you go. But if you are a leader now and to take the initiative to work for community, that’s going to serve you well for the rest of your lives. Be smart…be leadership…be champions!

Why is it you are sitting there thinking that your kids are getting the most out of the school district budget? Are you in denial or just plain stupid? Have you examined the school budget to see just how much of it is “for the kids”? You might want to do that one day. And don’t be misled by the dumbing down of the curriculum or the fancy-sounding names they give to programs that are there just to enrich the staff with extra pay. Ask yourself why an athletics coach or a teacher is being paid 4-6 times the per capita income of RC residents or 2-3x the average household income of a RC household? Then ask yourself why you haven’t made a substantial donation to the RCYTAC for the valuable service of keeping your kids safe (the school system doesn’t seem to be able to do that), saving you bail money, and even possibly saving you funeral expenses. Blunt, but real.

Empowered Youth

Empowered Youth

We support what is good for this community and most especially what is good for our greatest hope and asset: our teens and youth. We adults who have the good sense and vision realize that some day we are going to have to depend on today’s youth when they are making the decisions and running things. And the kind of people I want to see running things for me when I need them are the kind of teens and youth I saw at the Ravena-Coeymans Youth and Teen Activity Center.

Support the Teen Center The Editor

Support the Teen Center
The Editor

 

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Accountability, Albany, Albany County Department of Children, Albany County Department of Children, Youth, and Families, Albany County Executive, Albany County Sheriff Department, Anti-Bullying Law, Bryan Rowzee, Capital District, Coeymans, Coeymans Police Department, Coeymans Town Board, Coin Drop, Community, Community Safety, Community Support, Concession Stand, Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center, Dawn Rogers, Dignity Act, Dignity for All Students Act, Dr Alan McCartney, Dr Alan R. McCartney, Fair Play, Fellowship, Fundraiser, Fundraising, Greater Coeymans Ravena Area Community Business Group, Greene County, Gregory Darlington, Hannaford, Hudson Valley, Jeff Lukens, John M. Vadney, John T. Bruno, Judith Felsten, Judy Sylvester, Lazlo Polyak, Martin Case, Marty Case, Mayor Bruno, Melanie Lekocevic, Michael Fisher, Monitoring, Nancy Biscone-Warner, Nancy Warner, National Bank of Coxsackie, New Baltimore, New York, New York State, New York State Education Department, Non-Profit, Not-for-Profit, NYS Assembly, NYS Senate, NYSED, Pete Lopez, Peter Masti, PriceChopper, Ravena, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk, Ravena Coeymans Youth and Teen Activities Center, Ravena Fitness Center, Ravena Health and Fitness Center, Ravena Village Board, RC Teen Center, RCS Champions, RCS Gold Team, Responsibility, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Selkirk, Smalbany, Stephen Flach, Teen Center, Teen Deaths, Teen Pregnancy, Thomas A. Boehm, Thomas E. Dolan, Tkaczyk, Tom Dolan, Transparency, William Bailey

 

Resident’s Report: The RC Youth Activities and Teen Center

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We’d like first of all to turn our attention to the RCS Teen Center, a project started about 6 months ago by local Ravena resident Michael Fisher.

Back in about January, when we first heard about the opening of a teen center in Ravena, our first reaction was pure scepticism, and rightly so. What with the goings on in Ravena-Coeymans and its history what else could we possibly think but yet another Coeymanazi scheme to fleece the community, benefit the friends and relatives of those in town and village hall, and yet another failure.

Well, dear readers, we are pleased to admit we were terribly wrong!

We stated our skepticism and the reasons why we urged caution. We also corresponded with the founder, Mr Michael Fisher, whom we found to be genuine and sincere. We shut up and gave him a chance to survive and to succeed without our harranguing and interfering. We felt that if he failed we would be right but if he succeeded we would be there to thank him. He has succeeded so far!

Well, dear readers, we are pleased to admit we were terribly wrong! And we’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Fisher for his guts, perserverence, and incredible sacrifice and generosity in making this important and valuable gift to our teens.

This turnaround is not simply based on surface observations but on reliable sources, teens and their parents. Not the parents who are dumping their teens on the Teen Center to have personal time for themselves but parents who really parent. It’s from those reliable and credible sources that we’ve heard such good things about the RCS Teen Center and Mr Fisher’s fine work.

We’d like to Commend Mr Michael Fisher, his Team of Volunteers, and the RCS Teen Center

And it’s not all fun and games, entertainment and dancing. It’s about guidance and good discipline because Mr Fisher encourages responsible behavior and is not one to deal lightly with misconduct. According to reliable reports he not only imposes discipline such as banning from the Center because of misconduct at the center but does not tolerate misconduct outside of the center, either. One anecdote shared with us is how a teen acted out and did some damage. The parent stepped up and paid for the damage. Mr Fisher banned the teen for a time but when the teen misbehaved vis-a-vis the parent, Fisher tacked another couple of weeks onto the penalty. Way to go, Mike!

So, we’d like to commend Mr Michael Fisher, his team of volunteers, and the RCS Teen Center for a terrific job and send a special Thank you! to a man and community-spirited citizen who has invested heavily from his personal savings to make an important gift to our teens and to our Community!

RC Teen Youth And Activity Center

172 Main Street
Ravena, New York 12143
518-756-TEEN ( 8336 )

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Thank you Mr Michael Fisher and RCS Teen Center!

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WTF! RC Teen Center Coin Drop in Glenmont!

Update: 1 Jan 13. Mr Michael Fisher has responded to this article. We have published his response in its entirety with no edits in the Comments section. Please read all the comments to this article.

We’re All Territorial and We Do Have To Consider Appearances and Impressions, Don’t We?

Ravena-Coeymans Teen Center Collecting in Glenmon?!?

Ravena-Coeymans Teen Center Collecting in Glenmont?!?

So what do you think you would say or your neighbors would say if, at the Four Corners junction on 9W in Ravena, the Bethlehem Center Sports Association were to set up shop, stop traffic, delay your trip home, while they’re collecting money from your RCS neighbors to fund their Bethlehem sports agenda? You’d probably say to yourself, “What in hell are they doing here? Get back to where you belong!” It’s only natural.

Bethlehem Center, NY (December 29, 2012) But that’s the situation we observed when approaching a long line of stopped cars and noting some fluorescent figures moving about in the intesection at Bethlehem Center at 9W and  Glenmont Road. We were doing errands and anxious to get home and thought to ourselves, “Oh, NO! Not an accident!” As the traffic inched towards the light we say that it wasn’t an accident but several people stopping cars and holding out containers. Now I thought, “Who are these people stopping traffic at a busy intersection, causing this back-up and delay?” Then a sloppily painted sign caught my eye and I felt really embarrassed: “Support the RC Teen Center!

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You Go Girl! Josie Biscone-Bruno on the RCS Community Library

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Go! Josie! You Go Girl!

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Nancy Biscone-Warner:
No More Kissin’ Cousins!

At Least Not When It Concerns the Mayor John Bruno Memorial Fitness Center vs. the RCS Community Library! Josie Biscone-Bruno Pulls No Punches in a Confrontation with Cousin and Ravena Village Trustee Nancy Biscone-Warner!

I'm gonna kick your fat fitness club ass, Biatch!

I’m gonna kick your fat fitness club ass, Biatch!

Well, Josie Biscone-Bruno, a trustee of the RCS Community Library, pulled no punches at the December 18, 2012, Ravena village council meeting, when she read the riot act to mayor John Bruno (was he alive at the meeting?) and cousin Nancy Biscone-Warner, wife of town justice Harold “Hal” Warner (under investigation by the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct for possible ethics violations).

Josie Biscone-Bruno, bless her black little soul, lost it when the Village of Ravena tried to argue itself out of a corner when accused of a retaliatory rent increase amounting to about 33% imposed on the RCS Community Library. The outrageous rent increase becomes effective as of January 1, 2013 if the community library is still in its present location in the village hall building.

The Library was paying about $2783.50 a month in rent  before the village of Ravena deprived it of the activities room space. The library lost the activities room space because mayor John Bruno needed the space to store the $40,000 in used fitness equipment purchased with public funds, your money, for use in the illegal community fitness club. We’ve already reported extensively how the whole fitness club business was all done behind closed doors, in secret meetings, with no public inputs.

After the space was taken by mayor Bruno and his thugs, the library was still paying $2,408.50 (obviously with fewer services to offer the community). Now, this valuable community organization is being abused and raped with a 33% increase, clearly retaliation, and will have to pay more than $3,008.50 a month starting in January 2013!  It should be noted that in addtion to the rents paid to the village of Ravena, the RCS Community Library is paying an additional $375.00 to local churches to accommodate the activities done in the space now used to store the fitness equipment!

That’s about where Josie lost it and hauled into her cousin Nancy Biscone-Warner in a verbal exchange that made the World Wrestling Federation shows look like pre-school. You Go Girl! Kudos for Josie!

The Activities Room Was Used for After School Educational Activities.

The Activities Room Was Used for After School Educational Activities.
Now it’s used for storing used fitness equipment!

The rent increase was characterized correctly as retaliation. It’s really outrageous that the Village of Ravena should be continuing to punish an important educational and community service like the RCS Community Library for conditions clearly beyond its control.  Of course, Rocco Persico (email Rocco) was conspicuously absent from the meeting; could that be because his cousin, Don Persico, owns the building into which the library is to move, and who is behind schedule on the necessary renovations?

Mayor John “Braindead” Bruno impotently attempted to justify the many instances of abuse committed against the library by noting that the village had a commitment to the “employees” of the fitness center. He even suggested that the library was at fault for the delays in the renovations of the former Knights of Columbus hall on Main Street in Ravena. The man’s lost his senile mind! (Maybe that’s a good thing, it’s never really worked all that well!)

We Have Illegal Commitments!Get Outa Here!

We Have Illegal Commitments!
Get Outa Here!

Well, our question continues to be how mayor Bruno and his thugs  could force through some illegal misuse of public trust to create a fitness center in a village where at least two have already failed* in just recent history, and in a village where no market studies have been done to gauge whether such an irresponsible waste of public funds would even break even.

*We have some conflicting information on whether or not one of the previous fitness businesses actually “failed.” We are willing to give the benefit of doubt, and accept that it is equally possible that the owners simply closed a ‘thriving business’ to move to Long Island, after having created the business and purchasing equipment. If anyone has more accurate information on the Fisk’s fitness center, we would be very happy to make a correction…and an apology.

And who are these “employees” to whom mayor Bruno is referring? Two or three of his close friends or family? And what about the commitment to the residents of the RCS community who want and need a library? Of course, the best interests of Bruno and his friends are far more important than the needs of the RCS community. Right? WRONG! Just ask Josie Biscone-Bruno!

Most people in this district probably don’t realize the impact of the village of Ravena’s screwing the RCS Community Library! Did you realize that the RCS Community Library is an non-profit organization serving the residents of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District. The RCS Community Library service area includes the southern part of the Town of Bethlehem (Selkirk, South Bethlehem, and part of Glenmont), the Town of Coeymans, and the southeastern corner of the Town of New Scotland (Feura Bush), all in Albany County, plus the riverside hamlet of New Baltimore in the Town of New Baltimore, in Greene County. Taxes are 97% of the Library’s income and the tax base is the same as the school district’s. That’s why the Library’s budget was on the ballot with the 2012-13 school budget. If it’s costing the Library more to operate it’s costing taxpayers not only in Ravena but in the whole RCS district more to operate it. That’s all thanks to a senile mayor John Bruno (nominated to be the Godfather of the fitness club) and his thugs, which include Cathy Deluca (nominated to be manager of the fitness club), Nancy Biscone-Warner (nominated to be the fitness princess), and the rest of the community-hating Coeymanazis!

Thank you! Josie Biscone-Bruno for stepping up to the plate in defense of our very important community institution, the RCS Community Library. Bravo!

The Biggest Joke of the Millenium!The Editor

The Biggest Joke of the Millenium!
The Editor

For those of our readers who are interested in how we obtain information, we have received copies of demands for disclosure under the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). These two FOILs demand disclosure about the FOIL 2 Ravena Village Request re Fitness Club_redacted and the FOIL 2 Ravena Village Request re RCS Library_redacted. Enjoy!

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