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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

NEWS DROUGHT WEEK TWO

Still nothing of great interest.

According to the Troy Record, Police Chief John Tedesco now has forty years of service with the Troy Police Department. Ironically, 40 is also the percentage morale had plummeted since Tedesco's chiefship began. Maybe that's generous.

Here's to forty more.

Adam Rupeka has allegedly fled to Alberta Canada. Apparently, the police planted a young girl in Rupeka's apartment who then fled from the apartment, just so they could frame the "police watchdog." Rupeka is posting status reports on his facebook page from the childhood home of Presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

Finally, the City Council's Finance Committee is moving forward with an attempt to recoup some a portion of more than $1,000,000 in overdue parking fines. Some of you think this is a no-brainer. However, it is quite difficult to collect from scoff laws. According to one source close to the Administration: "There is no centralized database that would allow the State to put a hold on a scofflaws license renewal or registration renewal. Municipalities are on their own and unless the scofflaw is stopped in Troy, there is no way to force collection."

We also don't have enough boots for residents.

It looks like if we can collect $300,000, that will be a good day.

Still waiting for some real news. Things are quiet. Maybe it was Bill Dunne's fault all along.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

This blog is dead

Anonymous said...

Outsourcing collections to a private firm would bring in a lot more than "amnesty" for scofflaws.

Pack it in said...

40 is also the percentage crime has increased under Teddy's watch.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it feels like 40% of the crime in the city comes out of the TPD. Is Teddy despised because he's trying to rid the TPD of a group of dirty cops? Cigars for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Why not write about the Mayor not taking Wade calls? That's a story.

Anonymous said...

No details about the alleged overnight "guest" at City Hall?

Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Anonymous said...

No, he's despised because he's lousy at his job and he doesn't give a shit about Troy.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, its teddys fault that scum live in this city!

Anonymous said...

He is cleaning that dept up and your all mad cause he makes you do your job and are held accountable for your nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Bring back the SCU. That's what the taxpayers want. But Teddy doesn't care. He's safe in his big house in Colonie

Anonymous said...

It's not his fault that scum live in Troy but it is his fault that all these cops are leaving for other agencies. Who would have thought that Waterifrd PD would be a better option than Troy. Half of Watervliet PD is comprised of former Troy officers. Troy's loss is the other PD's gain.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to play taps. This blog is as over as Mr Dunne. Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

Boy, this blog is dead. Can I at least get an FU from Cox or Coop?

Anonymous said...

The scum live in this city because of programs like TRIP. But they stay in this city because Tedesco won't bring back special units to roust them.

Anonymous said...

Here are a few questions for anyone. 1. Do property owners who are behind in their taxes get reported to credit bureaus? 2. Is the 3 year foreclosure law a state, federal or local one? 3. Who sets the penalty interest rate? 4. Could the rental income from section 8 be garnished to collect back taxes? 5. Who sets the redemption dollar amount? 6. Are back water taxes added to the basic property taxes at the close of water season?

Anonymous said...

Bite me

Anonymous said...

Do you really think bring back special units is going to make people move out of the city? That absurd!

Anonymous said...

9:13 You asked the question now look up the answers. You have to be kidding.

Anonymous said...

The scum in this city live here because of "scum lords".

Anonymous said...

Farewell Andy Donovan we hardly knew you.

Anonymous said...

Feds know Andy very well. Andy has lead them back all the way to the Tutunjian era.

Anonymous said...

What really gets me is that an outside collection agency was retained by Lou's administration to collect taxes, ambulance fees & outstanding parking tickets. Three questions: How much did they collect? How much were they paid? Why do we need to retain a second company to do the same job?

Anonymous said...

Why is joe Mazz still employed by the city of Troy???

Anonymous said...

What happened?

Anonymous said...

I posted 7:35. I did not post 7:37. Trust me everyone this blogs author is a scam. That's bull that this goes back to Harry. If you want to run the plog and post comments at leads do as Franco did and identify yourself. Hanging with Cooper my ass.

Anonymous said...

Because dumb Tut and Fat Crawley didn't do shit for 8 years except smoke their meat.

Anonymous said...

Being Andy was hired by Lou, does he have a magic ball? All I know is the Fed's weren't in city hall during Harry's time in office, so go blow that thought out your ass.

Anonymous said...

Yeah what a couple pigs! Oink oink

Anonymous said...

And what did Lou do???

Anonymous said...

Who would admit to hanging with Cooper?

Anonymous said...

3:03 & 4:59--very childish immature responses, somewhere around a 5th grade level.Like him or not, the man loves this city, and invest his money in this city. At least present a cognizant argument when bashing.

Anonymous said...

Cox, McRat and Amy? Birds of a feather.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone take Wade's calls?

Anonymous said...

I love how people say this blog is dead when it gets more hits and comments in a week than McCashion and Franco get in a year. Failing Troy GOP continues to seethe with impotent jealousy. Don't worry though. You'll always have Chubby Subs.

Anonymous said...

That failing Troy GOP majority is doing a fine job on the council. At the very least the dem clown show is over.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else see the correlation between no news and no Dunne?

Anonymous said...

Then you obviously have not been on Franco's blog in a while, it looks pretty popular. And as much as people complain about McCashion people are reading him cause he is funny and truthful.

Anonymous said...

I know mccasion is a shock guy but this all day tweet about Barb Nelson and Dunne doing away with the Dinosaur? Any truth to that?

Anonymous said...

How many comments does Franco's blog get? Hint: not many

Anonymous said...

Nelson has property up on 2nd unkept but all others have to jump loop holes

Anonymous said...

Don't know about tweets but I have seen Barb Nelson in action at planning board and she is very dangerous. She should not be on the board. Unreasonable and has her own agenda. Counter productive.

Anonymous said...

7:22 - her own agenda? Do you mean... not your agenda? Sounds like someone didn't get their way. Nelson is not very dangerous. She is smart as hell and she has tremendous experience in her field and in Troy.

Anonymous said...

Nelson is smart but an elitist snob. Her view is always superior to the views of the applicants before her. Her downfall is her quest for power. Barb surrounded herself with like minded elitists who are never wrong, and when proven wrong "the ends justify the means". Just for them of course, certainly not say, the police department. Thanks Pete and Lou for the last four years. Set the city back 10 years.

Anonymous said...

"This blog is dead" yet here we all are.