The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Monday, December 07, 2015

NEWS WRAP-UP

After the excitement of the election, things have been a bit dull. The only exception was the debate scrum. We hope things pick up soon. In the meantime, we don't have much.

SHUSH

On Thursday, December 3, 2015, the Troy City Council amended a noise ordinance to set definitive standards that can be objectively enforced. The ordinance will not go into effect for six months, allowing the Troy Police Department to obtain devices that will allow them to enforce the new measure. The Record has the story.

For officers to accurately measure those levels for each complaint, Tedesco said the department needs to purchase as many as 20 sound-measuring devices, with the cost of each device ranging from as little as $43 to as much as $2,700.

In an effort to save money, some have suggested that a volunteer force of Grumpy Old Men (or G.O.M) be deputized and ride with officers. The G.O.M., who previously proved useful in cracking down on lawn trespassing, does not need equipment to measure decibel levels.

The measure mandates that any criticism of the City Council must be whispered.

Mark McGrath and anyone playing Blue Oyster Cult are exempted from the ordinance.


MOSLEY REVISITED

Rensselaer County Court Judge Andrew Ceresia had some choice words for the attorney for Michael Mosely on Friday. Mosely seeks a new trial on his murder convictions, arguing that his former attorney, Terry Kindlon was ineffective.

Mosely was convicted in 2011 for the 2002 murders of Arica Schneider and Samuel Holley.

Mosely's new attorney is Mitchell Kessler from Cohoes.

Ceresia believed that Kessler was threatening ADA Shane Hug. According to the Times Union:

"Do not threaten him!" the typically reserved judge told Kessler.

"The record will reflect that you just stared at Mr. Hug and pointed to him and said, 'Yeah, keep looking at me,' " Ceresia told Kessler.

"I'm going to let that slide. But I promise you — I promise as sure as I am sitting before you — if you do anything like that again there will be consequences."

The judge concluded: "You said earlier that you've been a lawyer for 26 years. I suggest you start acting like it!"

Luckily, no noise ordinances were violated.

WELFARE FRAUD

Paul Moses, a former Troy Housing Authority Official, was indicted on various counts of welfare fraud on Thursday. Moses is accused of stealing more than $50,000 in rent and food subsidies. The investigation into Moses led to the arrest of Rensselaer County Social Services Welfare Investigator Manny Ned. Ned, a former Republican candidate for City Council, was arrested in October for helping Moses with the paperwork.

Moses still intends to run for the Rensselaer County Legislature, hoping to replace Legislature Martin Reid.

And that's your Monday News Wrap-Up

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thievin Reid!~~!

Anonymous said...

If you want real news just read McCashions blog. He just broke the case of the missing waitress.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he's a real Columbo.

Anonymous said...

How about Galumski passionate speech Thursday night. Wasn't he arrested? How about unemployment insurence.

Anonymous said...

When does Reid go to trial ?

Anonymous said...

This blog is going downhill fast. Gulumpski this, Reid that. You almost long for the days of postings by Cox, Cooper and O'Connor. In the meanwhile 'Lil' Kev is out bringing real news updates to the area. Paulie Books, who closes first, Polio or the Record? Give some odds.

Phana24JG said...

So according to some attorney we have never heard of, Terry Kindlon is not competent counsel? Why are our tax dollars being wasted on this piece of human debris?

I understand Mr. Moses desire for public service, but he is far too qualified for the city council. He should be running for a seat in the state legislature, and would be qualified for a leadership post.

Anonymous said...

No balls Madden. Can't muster up the intestinal fortitude to fire Bill Dunne. So now you will reach out to the new Republican counsel. Madden has told powers to be in the new counsel that if they defund Mr Dunne job he will not fight it. What a way to start off.

Anonymous said...

Just watched the final chapter of the biggest disaster in council history. Is Guluski serious????? Fucking thief knowing stole benefits and once sat indicted. Pissed my pants listening to Zelewski.

Anonymous said...

A little fixated, are we?

Anonymous said...

Troy Housing Authority needs to be investigated, top to bottom. It needs new leadership as well. Thank God Crawley's term is up in a few years.

Anonymous said...

As an attorney, I can tell you that it does take a lot to get Judge Ceresia po'd. For him to call out a lawyer in open court, it must have been real bad.

Anonymous said...

I believe Troy Housing Authority was investigated and a few of your dem holdovers where indicted and convicted. Now that Crowley sent them all packing you and your greedy little friends have no where to dip your beaks in the free federal pond. You dems just think you're entitled to public funds, it's like a disease.

Anonymous said...

You know so much but you don't know his name is Crawley, not Crowley. Just think of something that crawls in the slime. You'll remember it.

Anonymous said...

It's now been changed to Crowley according to the democratic spokesperson !~ ~!wake up and follow the leader will ya.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a joke, Vandenburgh in city hall. Seems to be meeting with department heads. Oh my.

Anonymous said...

You forgot fat and abusive. He makes Jim Gordon look like Father Flanagan.

Anonymous said...

9:15 who? Vandenburgh? Pleas tell.

Anonymous said...

Don't ask stupid questions fatty. People hate you, you're an asshole ask anyone.

Anonymous said...

How did Bill Dunne get into this conversation?

Anonymous said...

It's got nothing to do with Dunne you fat slob.

Anonymous said...

You people are just delusional to think Bill Dunne is going anywhere -- Rodney & Gordon are though.

Anonymous said...

As opposed to dipping your beak in the Rennsalaer Country pond? Is it really better making up jobs for Mr and Mrs Tutunjian? Both failures in the private sector, they get bailed out by their cronies on the county legislature.

Phana24JG said...

What is up with this assclown? Is he just trying to make a name for himself? I was under the impression that it's a good idea to play nice with the judge ruling on your motion.