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  • October 29, 2014

    Lee’s Friend

    I didn’t write about our weekend here yet…but I will soon.

    Lee was in the emergency room this weekend – all weekend (he’s doing okay now). His friend sent me a text tonight that said: “Thank you for taking such good care of my friend.”

    Lee is the most amazing person I have ever met in my life. Taking care of him is my pleasure. He’s never been sick – even a little in all the time we have been together and he’s always taken care of me.

    My friend said tonight, “you love Lee so well.”   Lee taught me how to love well by loving me so well.

    *Family and friends thank you for staying so close this week. It’s all the little things you offered to do that matter so much (feed our pets, move the car, etc).  I am a very lucky person.*

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    October 29, 2014

    Dr. Paul Liswood – Great Bay Ridge Podiatrist

     

    I took Lee to see Dr. Paul Liswood, a podiatrist on 72nd and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge. Dr. Liswood is everything you want a doctor to be. He’s professional, very neat, pleasant and a good listener. He’s been a podiatrist for twenty years and he confidently spoke about Lee’s treatment.  Dr. Liswood can be seen on a video here, but he’s actually a lot friendlier than the video implies.

    His office staff was super pleasant and professional. You know when a doctor has a great reception/office staff that stinks it can be such a pain to go to the office. The three ladies that were working there were pleasant and awesome.

    A patient that went before us was elderly and he walked well so I attribute that to his great podiatrist!

    The only thing negative may be that the office is older – but in a good comfy way. It’s clean and pleasant.

    I absolutely loved Dr. Liswood and of course I shared him here so you can enjoy him (just don’t take all of the appointments).

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    October 27, 2014

    John Anthony Sichenze or John Smythe Bay Ridge Facebook Page

    The strangest thing just happened to me. I posted on the Bay Ridge forum some links to articles about Marty Golden so that Bay Ridge knows what he has been up to. John Smythe told me that my post would be deleted. I wrote him a private message and explained that Michael, the head of the forum said I could post it. I wrote on the forum to let John S,mythe know that I wrote him a private message. Then the strangest thing happened. John Anthony Sichenze responded under my message and told me that he didn’t receive my private message. I was confused at first and then I realized that one man has two accounts – who knows which who this guy is. So I googled his name with the words Bay Ridge and there are some posts saying he is 56 years old. John Anthony Sichenze first deleted his reply to me, then he de;eted my post, then he deleted me from the forum and hid the forum so I can’t see it. I don’t know any 56 year old man who would bother doing something so childlike. A 15 year old – yes, but not a man.

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    It’s probably a fake account because there are just facebook links and no one acts like that.

    sizchenze bay ridge

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    October 17, 2014

    James Kemmerer – Bay Ridge – Brooklyn – We Need Him!

     

     

    James Kemmerer Bay Ridge Brooklyn

    I don’t know James Kemmerer personally. I have spoken to him on social media and I have followed his writing for two years. Kemmerer decided to run for office because he was tired of corruption and knows we are too! 

     

    Like you, I wanted to know his background. I’ve snooped around the web to see what I could find about Kemmerer and here’s why he is right for Bay Ridge:

     

    1.   I found this letter on the NYC.Gov site that Kemmerer wrote years ago to the NY Districting Committee about our Bay Ridge area being broken up for representation. 

    2. Kemmerer loves politics and has been blogging about it for years. He reads all of the documents that most people don’t. WHY? Because he’s really passionate about politics. Kemmerer read the Moreland Report and wrote his views about it here

    3. Kemmerer owns a web development company. In his spare time he has been a community activist running meetings to educate the public on Fair Elections  and attending meeting like the Moreland Commission public hearings and   – I LOVE THAT HE IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS!  Kemmerer has been working to get money out of politics for a long time. He doesn’t get paid to do this – as I said – he’s just passionate about this because he sees how it is affecting elections and decisions in Albany. Campaign finance reform is needed so that anyone who wants to run for office can, not just a few corporate backed people. 

    4. Kemmerer and his wife took action when Hurricane Sandy happened. He and his wife cooked meals in their home and  he continued to do so - see article’s date April 2013    Check the article because Kemmerer is noted for saying:  ”If New York’s the greatest city in the world, then we have to take care of our own.” He understands the needs of people in other areas he will represent like Gerritsen Beach, Sheepsheads Bay and Manhattan Beach who were hit by Hurricane Sandy. Not everyone received the assistance they needed to recover from the storm.

    5 Kemmerer and his wife and son live in Bay Ridge. The sweetest picture can be found on his personal FB page (like I said I was snooping for info on him).  Kemmerer is the father to this cute two year old boy. So schools in our district will be a priority to him! I’m a teacher and I was impressed that Kemmerer mentioned that he wanted to reduce class size. If we want to see an improvement in education, we can’t cram 33 children into a classroom and expect that they will receive a top notch education.

    6. Kemmerer is friends with people who are genuinely concerned about Bay Ridge – like Councilman Vincent Gentile &  Justin Brennan

    7 Kemmerer owns a web development company called Geekpak.  Just the name of it should tell you we are good hands. Geeks are intelligent and kind people!  He doesn’t have a catering hall so he will need to use Bay Ridge or Brooklyn businesses for his functions which is a good thing because it will funnel money into local businesses.  As a small business owner, he will be able to understand the needs of our community with it’s Mom and Pop shops.

    8. Kemmerer is backed by Teachout and Wu  and Teachout - these are people who want to reform our broken system. Teachout called out Golden: ““What he is doing here is, his company, his family business has received over half a million dollars from campaign funds and state funds. And you don’t need to be a genius to recognize there’s something wrong with that. That we have a system that allows a state senator to instead of serving the people of Bay Ridge to be serving his own business and his own interest.”

    9. Kemmerer is 42 years old.  Marty Golden is 64 years old – (Golden was 48 when he became the Senator) 

    10. Did you see this visual aide Kemmerer made about Golden?  I can see him educating the Senate in the same clear fashion.

    11. Kemmer is educated and well spoken. He has a keen sense of humor that I have heard several times (a sign of an intelligent person).

    Listen to the audience speak with Kemmerer – they didn’t pick up what Kemmerer immediately caught from what Golden said – (a sign that he’s a good listener too). Kemmerer’s response showed he’s sharp. 

     

    12. Bay Ridge, Marty’s attention is diverted with wheeling and dealing in other parts of NYC and it’s James Kemmerer’s time! While Marty continues to supports fracking despite studies showing it isn’t safe, Kemmerer is against it.

     

     

    13. We all know that the cost of the Verrazano Bridge is too high and the R train needs some serious upgrading.  Golden has been in office for 12 years and couldn’t do. Kemmer understands what we need!

     Jamie Kemmerer will work to (from his site here):

    • decrease travel times and wait times by modernizing important transportation infrastructure such as Communications-based Train Control (CBTC)

    • install subway elevators for easier access by seniors, parents and people with disabilities.

    • install Subway Wait Clocks at 36th Street, 59th Street and New Utrecht / 62nd Street stations.

    • increase bus service not just restore previously cancelled routes.

    • expand WiFi and Cellular access to Brooklyn subway lines.

    • reduce tolls on the Verrazano bridge for all NYC residents.

    • Create a “Safe Route to Schools” program monitored by families and community groups to mark street routes that avoid truck routes and the most dangerous intersections. Where crossing heavily travelled streets is unavoidable, install special markings and electronic traffic signs to improve safety and warn traffic of street crossings.

    • Require truck and bus “undercarriage protection,” so people can’t be dragged under these large, high vehicles, and to reduce injury if a car collides with a large truck or bus.

    • Expand street based community events like the popular “Summer Stroll”

     

    14. James Kemmerer understands the needs of the middle class.

     

     

     James Kemmerer wants to create a government for all people. He’s fighting under the main topic of corruption because it is a corrupt government which allows for tax breaks for billionaires. These breaks and the ‘pay to play’ politics is what stops progress and makes ALL OF US REGULAR PEOPLE PAY MORE TAXES!

     

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    October 17, 2014

    Twelve Reasons Why I Won’t Vote for Marty Golden for Senator of Bay Ridge…..

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    Photo by Gerritsen Beach.net  - CC License

    I SMH every time I read something in the news about Marty Golden.  (SMH means shake my head for those who didn’t know the acronym).

     

    I think Marty Golden must go home and laugh about all the things he does and yet still remains in office!

     

    In 2012, I voted for Marty Golden in 2012 AND YES I AM SORRY I DID.   At the time, I believed Golden was going to help me with a problem our block had.  In actuality, Golden’s office representatives just wasted my time and gave me the run around for nine months.  I even called Albany to reach Golden and I got his Chief of Staff, Gerald Kassar. Kassar told me he would send me documents and didn’t send me anything. I never heard from Marty – AND I SHOULD HAVE. When Golden saw his representatives mishandled my problem, he should have acted because he is the elected representative.

     

    I didn’t take Golden’s office reps not helping personally because Golden couldn’t help them either! When Golden’s staffer didn’t have his garbage picked up, he didn’t call Marty.  He went on twitter and ranted about it. The newspaper even covered his rant here, When my garbage doesn’t get picked up, I call the sanitation supervisor on his cell phone. I have owned a home in Bay Ridge for five years - Marty Golden has been in office for twelve years. He doesn’t have any connections in the Sanitation Department that his staffer could have called!

     

    In February 2014, we realized Golden doesn’t know what his staff is doing when this appeared in the paper:

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    Here are 12 reasons I feel that Marty Golden is no longer working for the people of Bay Ridge:

     

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    1. Senator Golden introduced a bill to give huge tax breaks to a few developers in Manhattan. Why would our Bay Ridge Senator introduce a bill for a developer in Manhattan?  Liz Kruger is the Senator who represents the area where the tax breaks were given and she would have presented the bill. Instead, Liz Krugger called Golden’s bill “corporate welfare” and said, “This is a perfect example of what goes wrong with the wheeling and dealing in the backrooms of Albany.”    The city lost millions of dollars in tax revenue as a result of Marty Golden’s bill.  The developers contributed to many representatives funds. The Daily News reported the following:

     

    tax breaks bring revenue

     

        2. The recent news about $500,000+ going to the Bay Ridge Manor is disturbing (yes 500K+).    

     

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    Again, I shake my head at this because it’s just ridiculous. Money going to the Bay Ridge Manor has been in the news for years see here, see page 11 and here too.  

     

    3. US Attorney, Preet Bharara is investigating Marty Golden.  A federal investigation!    Tweet from twitter:  (ICYMI – in case you missed it)

     

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    4. Pay to Play – Let’s follow the money – here     Here’s another one of Golden’s bills was noted for Pay to Play politics here and here. The New York Times said it best:


    Senator Golden NYT Article Cigarettes

     

    5. Marty Golden was endorsed by NFIB, an organization that the Koch Brothers fund. (If you don’t know who the Koch brothers are – google them)

     

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    6. The New York Public Interest Group (NYPIRG) put together a report  about our State Senators and Assembly Members (see page 13_ – here they listed Senators who missed over 100 votes in Albany. Look who made the list!

     

    senator marty golden voting record

     

    7. Golden supports charter schools.  Schools in our area are overcrowded, yet Golden voted in favor of charter schools.  Charter schools have enough private investors supporting them.  The first class of Harlem Success Academy graduated last year and not one of the students got into the specialized high schools, Stuyvesant or Bronx Science. I am a teacher in Brooklyn for over twenty years and our public middle schools have done WAY better than that!   In our area, Cavallaro Middle School was forced to share their school with a charter school. See here and here.

     

    Even in Marine Park, parents don’t want charter schools in their existing schools.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by:  GerritsenBeach.net CC License

     

     8. Golden has endorsed a lot of losing candidates that thankfully Brooklynites did not vote for including:

     

     

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    BTW, Golden held a fundraiser for Grimm on on September 18, 2014 at the restaurant Mama Rao on 11th Avenue and 64th Street. Grimm is indicted on 20 counts.  

    9 Golden supports fracking. Golden is not an expert on fracking. The studies show fracking is unsafe (Safe fracking is also a mythical unicorn).  Look at what happened in PA with fracking – fracking happened near their home.   

     

    10. Golden and Nicole Malliotakis spent money to put up a website to collect your information. You thought that you were signing a petition to stop the high priced Verrazano Toll.  Where did your information go?   Golden admitted failure in not getting the toll lowered.  Yet the website still remains up and Golden and Malliotakis are still collecting your info. To waste money and purchase the domain to put up a survey about the overpriced toll was ridiculous.    

     

    11.  In June 2014, Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan Assemblywoman got her bill to ban pet tattooing and piercing passed.   Nicole Malliotakis and Golden released press releases (Malliotakis’ is here and Golden’s here) so that the news and blogs would pick it up and people here in Bay Ridge and Staten Island would think it was the work of these officials.  Malliotakis  did not join Rosenthal’s bill until after it was introduced and Golden was never a supporter named on Rosenthal’s bill.  It’s one thing to try to offer “walk like a model.” classes to women in Bay Ridge, but to try to steal Assemblywoman Rosenthal’s success and waste time with duplicate bills in the Assembly/Senate is another.

     

    12. Marty Golden has been in office twelve years and he has become someone whose focus has changed.  Even his actions at the Brooklyn Republican Convention are strange.  It’s time for us to have someone who is  only focused on Bay Ridge.   Golden’s opponent, James Kemmerer has one thing in mind – to fight corruption in Albany. And that means he is going to work on stopping the waste of money.   I don’t know Kemmerer personally, but I have spoken to him and he is a very intelligent man. He will be listened to in Albany because he is an excellent speaker. We can trust him because he’s not looking to do back room deals. 

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     SO join me on November 4th and Let’s vote Marty out of office!

     

     

     

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    September 30, 2014

    Busy September

    September always keeps me busy. We started the school year and my new classes are awesome!  

     

    Saturday we cleaned the yard in the morning and then we went to a gathering which we won’t discuss. 

     

    Sunday was the Third Avenue Festival. I hadn’t gone in a few years because September is always busy. Yet, this year a good friend of mine wanted to go so I went. And the Festival was great. What I came home to was more amazing though. Lee washed all the laundry (correctly)  and folded all the laundry.  He cleaned the washing machine and dryer and he deep cleaned the dryers vent (with a kit like this)  He is always a reminder to me of what’s right and fantastic in the world. God did good when he gave me Leon.  

     

    So that’s all I felt like writing about! 

     

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    September 4, 2014

    Dear Ben Holloway

     

    Dear Ben,

    I looked for you on the web, but your name is so common and I wasn’t able to find you. I have been meaning to write this to you for awhile. 

    I had the pleasure of knowing Daisy Hilse Dwyer for several years of my life. I applied to be your babysitter in 1993 in Downtown Brooklyn. It was my first day of college and I wanted a job so I could make some money. (Truth: I chose your Mom’s ad because it was the highest paying babysitter job on the college board). I called your mom that day and he called me back right away. The following day, I met her and then you and I started working for your Mom the following day! At the end of the day before I left, she and I would speak about you and eventually we started discussing history, She was an amazing woman who attended Harvard and Yale, wrote two books and was an attorney. How many people can say they did that? I was a history major who Daisy gifted her two books. I loved reading them and I remember my professor being surprised that I even knew her!

    I remember when she first got sick. I didn’t know at first and when she told me, she had already lost her hair from the chemo. She went to an amazing shop to get a wig so she would still look like herself. I actually complimented her on her hairstyle and that’s when she told me it was a wig. She was glad that I had said how good it looked. After hearing about her treatments, I rode home on the train and cried my eyes out. How does a woman who eats healthy ALL THE TIME, works out and is the image of health, get cancer?  You were just a boy and she wanted to protect you. The most important thing in her life was that you were happy and healthy. When you came running into the room, you made her hard day melt away. 

    When I heard she had passed away, my heart sank. When I read her obituary, I thought that it didn’t fit the incredible woman I knew. She was kind to everyone and never had a bad word to say. Daisy was always so busy with work and her family and she didn’t have time for nonsense. When she was home, she just wanted to relax and do things with you. She was an is one of the most amazing women I have ever known and I was fortunate to have know her. In a time in my life when I was just figuring out who I wanted to be, I aspired to be your Mom who had it all!  I thought her obituary didn’t reflect Daisy’s greatest accomplishment -> YOU. Ben, you were the star of your Mom’s life. She was so happy to have you call her Mom. 

    If by chance you read this someday, I hope you are doing well and are happy! Drop your old babysitter a line.  (It was a pleasure to know you as well). 

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    August 20, 2014

    Malliotakis Doesn’t Get the Job Done – FOURTH TIME INTRODUCING A BILL ON PAPER

    If you wonder why very little gets done in the NY Assembly, it’s because the same politicians keep introducing the same old bills – YEAR AFTER YEAR!

    I saw Assemblywoman Malliotakis tweet this and it looked familiar.  I knew I saw an article about it awhile back so I did a search. It sounds great to move to digital documents and save money, but  the reality is Malliotakis introduced this bill three times in the last three years! 

     

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    Malliotakis talked about reducing paper in the Assembly:

    1) In 2011 (check out the crazy picture posted with it)

    2) In 2012 (this picture will continue appearing over and over)

    3) Again in June 2013. Obviously paper can’t be reduced here probably because it’s hard to read documents on a computer screen. Can you imagine legislatures saying they didn’t know about the sneaky parts of bills because they didn’t have the printed document?   Remember Marty Golden’s tax breaks for developers bill. The whole bill is printed so that politicians like Malliotakis can’t say she didn’t see those addresses put in the bill when she voted for those tax breaks!

    So while you are hoping the Assembly will pass some great laws to help our neighborhood, education, taxes, etc. this assemblywoman keeps introducing the same bills over and over.  

     

    AND NOW IT’S 2014 AND SHE IS BRINGING IT UP AGAIN – Move on Malliotakis!

     

    Malliotakis loves wasting time in Assembly – see here.  

     

    It’s no secret that I haven’t liked Malliotakis since her failure to distribute donated gifts to children on time and the terrible education plan that she worked on while on the Education committee.  

     

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    July 21, 2014

    Nicole Malliotakis Plays Politics AND Wastes Taxpayers Money

     

    I have been following Nicole Malliotakis’ work for several months after several things about her started to not add up, especially when she voted in favor of Marty Golden’s bill to give huge tax breaks to rich developers!

     

    Nicole Malliotakis, Assemblywoman for Staten Island and Bay Ridge plays Politics and Wastes Our Money!

     

     

    On March 6th, someone tweeted to ask Malliotakis about the pet tattoo bill. I looked up the bill on the NY Assemby Bill Search and found  Bill A739D-2013 sponsored by Linda Rosenthal, a Manhattan assemblywoman. Although there were several assembly people who co-sponsored the pet tattoo/piercing bill, Malliotakis was not listed on the bill.


    I sent the link to the person on Twitter who was asking about it so they would know who they could contact Rosenthal about the bill. This was my tweet to them:


      On March 12th Nicole Mallotakis submitted an almost identical bill A09058 to the Assembly. I  have no idea why Ms. Malliotakis would initiate a pet tattoo bill on March 12th when there was already a pet tattoo bill that was in the Assembly.

     

      Wouldn’t Ms. Malliotakis have known about the bill since the Assemblu would be voting on it in the Spring session? Let’s say that Ms. Malliotakis was very busy and was didn’t know about what is going on in the Assembly. Malliotakis definitely knew about Rosenthal’s bill from my tweet on March 6th and seen Rosenthals March 6th press release. Malliotakis’ office told me that she is the only one who manages her twitter account.

     

      After Malliotakis submitted the bill,  she sent out a press release that many of our local papers carried with pictures of Malliotakis and no mention of Linda Rosenthal. Even stranger, Malliotakis had Senator Marty Golden listed as the bill supporter. DOESN’T MARTY GOLDEN KNOW MORE ABOUT UPCOMING BILLS THAN I DO? Why would Golden sponsor a bill when there is an identical bill ready to be voted on? Either Golden is not knowledgeable about current bills or HE’S PLAYING POLITICS AS WELL by co-sponsoring duplicate legislation.

     

      By “playing politics”, I mean that both Malliotakis and Golden released press releases (and Golden’s here) about this bill so that when Rosenthal’s bill passed the Assembly with a vote of 132 to 0, people here in Bay Ridge and Staten Island would think it was the work of our officials. While the news and papers like Time , CNN, The Washington Times  and The Daily News cheered Rosenthal for her work as an animal advocate, local papers in  Staten Island and Southwest Brooklyn (even right before the Assembly voted unanimously on Rosenthal’s bill - May 30th) some journalists published Malliotakis’ press release in full or part and failed to mentioned the work of Linda Rosenthal. 

     

      One paper editor even tried to tell me Malliotakis wrote the bill in 2012. He was surprised when I sent him this link to Rosenthal’s 2011 pet tattoo bill.  HELLO JOURNALIST – how about you do a little research and verify the information instead of just printing press releases?  

    Eventually, Malliotakis’ name appears as a co-supporter of Rosenthal’s bill. Since Assemblywoman Malliotakis is a co-sponsor of Linda Rosenthal’s bill, didn’t Ms. Malliotakis promote that bill and all the work Rosenthal has done for pets? It’s pathetic to see a grown woman not promote another women who is doing what needed to be done.  It’s all about playing politics my friends!
    So Bay Ridge and Staten Island while you are wondering why your government doesn’t work for us, it’s because Ms. Malliotakis is playing politics and wasting time creating duplicate bills to send through the Assembly Agricultural Department and then sending press releases to our local papers to make it seem like she and Marty did the work for the pet tattoo bill.

     

     Don’t worry though, Malliotakis  is busy writing resolutions such as  Resolution K1234-2013 to Welcome the Girl Scouts of Staten Island to Albany Day and another Resolution to make May 16th Take your bike to work day.

    After the failure of  Malliotakis and Borelli’s Apple Plan Education, we all knew we needed better leadership for Bay Ridge and Staten Island!

     

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    July 19, 2014

    Eric Garner is Dead Over Selling Loosies

    Loosies are loose cigarettes

     

     

    What if there was no video of the police attacking Garner? No one would believe how horribly he was treated or rather NO ONE WOULD BELIEVE IT WAS THIS BAD.

     

    Usually I support the NYPD because my friends (and former students) put their lives on the line. There are people who do the wrong thing in all lines of work.

    A person shouldn’t have to spend the last hour of their life on the floor barely breathing at the shoes of a police officers for selling loosies.

    #JusticeForEricGarner

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    July 17, 2014

    Nicole Malliotakis Pulls the Wool Over Staten Island (and they like it!)

     

    I reported a mistake in an article to the editor of the Staten Island Advance. A law that was recently passed banning pet tattoos was credited to Nicole Malliotakis, when it should have been credited to Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. The article was published on March 11th and can be seen here.

     

    Malliotakis is a co-sponsor of the bill, but the article in the Staten Island Advance credits her alone. There are many co-sponsors of bill including Brooklyn representatives – Alex Brook-Krasny and Colton – yet neither of those men jumped at taking the credit from Linda Rosenthal.

     

    Malliotakis was not even part of the bill at the beginning of March 2014. How do I know? I have been watching Ms. Malliotakis for awhile because some things haven’t been adding up. On March 6th, when another animal lover asked Malliotakis what happened to her support to stop pet tattoos, I looked up the bill and Malliotakis was not even a co-sponsor of the bill at the time. I tweeted this:


    march 6th malliotakis was not part of the bill

     

     

    When I saw the article, I asked Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis to correct the article because it was her press release which deceived the Staten Island Advance into making the mistake. You can see Malliotakis’ press release here on her site which she stated she introduced the bill. The bill was a great idea, but the idea was Linda Rosenthal’s. Some people will say it’s Malliotakis’ bill because she introduced it in 2012. That is partially true = she reintroduced Rosenthal’s 2011 billsee the original bill here made by Linda Rosenthal.

     

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    When Malliotakis failed to correct the error, I wrote an e-mail to Judy Randall, the Staten Island Advance writer of the article. I didn’t receive a response. Later, I found out Ms. Randall no longer works for the Staten Island Advance.

     

    I wrote to the editor, Brian Laline. And he responded at first that the article was correct. When I showed him evidence that Linda Rosenthal was the original creator of the bill he said he would bring it to the “political person.” I took this as being a normal response and waited.

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    Strangest part of the whole exchange – Mr. Laline tells me that Ms. Malliotakis introduced the bill on March 11th. He asked me when Ms. Rosenthal introduced it. I guess he was surprised to see Rosenthal introduced the bill on March 6th and before that in 2011. But he could have looked that up himself with a quick search using google or Suri. Shouldn’t the media want to check on a source rather than just going by a press release?

    laline has no clue

     

    When I didn’t see an update, I sent another e-mail. Brian Laline explained his son got married and he took a week off. (OKAYYYYY – if a woman ever used their wedding as an excuse at work would they still have a job?) Anyway, here Laline says that he will address it. So some action is going to take place, right? I wouldn’t be writing this blog post if it did.

     

     

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    Why does it matter who wrote the bill? Because the woman who wrote it, Linda Rosenthal didn’t even get named in the article. Would this happen to a male politician?

     

    Time Magazine , CNN and The Daily News credited Rosenthal with the passage of the bill, yet somehow the Staten Island Advance and Mr. Laline think it okay to leave Ms. Rosenthal out of the article.


     

    It’s fine with Nicole Malliotakis if the paper prints incorrect information in her favor because she is in an election year and she is hoping this will help her. Yet, if Malliotakis had done enough for our area, she would have corrected the mistake? Maybe she isn’t crediting Ms. Rosenthal because Rosenthal is a Democrat and Malliotakis is a Republican who doesn’t want to see Democrats being successful. This type of behavior isn’t acceptable for women today. When her Ms. Rosenthal’s name is deliberately left out of the press release and the article, there is a problem.

     

    If the mistake was about a male politician, it would been corrected immediately!

    It is wrong for a newspaper editor to hid the truth from people!

     

    What I originally thought was a mistake by a writer who didn’t do their research and would have been corrected by a editor with integrity is actually just a double-standard for a newspaper editor to avoid giving the correct credit to a woman who did the work!

     

    When we failed to correct the mistakes – when we know the truth – we are part of the problem.

     

    I’m embarrassed that Malliotakis is a representative in Bay Ridge and didn’t correct the mistake immediately. As a woman she should be promoting the accomplishments of her peers, instead of claiming them as her own! Malliotakis is a also a hypocrite because she recently retweeted this:

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    Both the Brian Lalaine and Malliotakis should issue an apology to Ms. Rosenthal for diminishing her accomplishment.

     

     

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    July 17, 2014

    Staten Island Advance Had The Wool Pulled Over Their Eyes by Nicole Malliotakis

     

    I reported a mistake in an article to the editor of the Staten Island Advance.  A law that was recently passed banning pet tattoos was credited to Nicole Malliotakis, when it should have been credited to Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. The article was published on March 11th and can be seen here.   Malliotakis is a co-sponsor of the bill, but the article in the Staten Island Advance credits her alone. There are many co-sponsors of bill including Brooklyn representatives – Alex Brook-Krasny and Colton  - yet neither of those men jumped at taking the credit from Rosenthal.  Malliotakis was not even part of the bill at the beginning of March. How do I know? I have been watching Ms. Malliotakis for awhile because some things haven’t been adding up.

    On March 6th, when another animal lover asked Malliotakis what happened to her support to stop pet tattoos, I looked up the bill and Malliotakis was not even a co-sponsor of the bill at the time. I tweeted this:  


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    When I saw the article, I asked Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis to correct the article because it was her press release which deceived the Staten Island Advance into making the mistake. You can see Malliotakis’ press release here on her site which she stated she introduced the bill. The bill was a great idea, but the idea was Linda Rosenthal’s.  Some people will say it’s Malliotakis’ bill because she introduced it in 2012. That is partially true = she reintroduced Rosenthal’s 2011 bill - see the original bill here made by Linda Rosenthal.  

     

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    When Malliotakis failed to correct the error, I wrote an e-mail to Judy Randall, the Staten Island Advance writer of the article.  I didn’t receive a response. Later, I found out Ms. Randall no longer works for the Staten Island Advance. 

     

     I wrote to the editor, Brian Laline. And he responded at first that the article was correct. When I showed him evidence that Linda Rosenthal was the original creator of the bill he said he would bring it to the “political person.”  I took this as being a normal response and waited.  

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    Strangest part of the whole exchange – Mr. Laline tells me that Ms. Malliotakis introduced the bill on March 11th. He asked me when Ms. Rosenthal introduced it. I guess he was surprised to see Rosenthal introduced the bill on March 6th and before that in 2011.  But he could have looked that up himself with a quick search using google or Suri. Shouldn’t the media want to check on a source rather than just going by a press release?

     

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    When I didn’t see an update, I sent another e-mail. Brian Laline explained his son got married and he took a week off. (OKAYYYYY – if a woman ever used their wedding as an excuse at work would they still have a job?)  Anyway, here Laline says that he will address it.  So some action is going to take place, right?  I wouldn’t be writing this blog post if it did.   

     

     

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    Why does it matter who wrote the bill?  Because the woman who wrote it, Linda Rosenthal didn’t even get named in the article. Would this happen to a male politician?

     

    Time Magazine , CNN and The Daily News credited Rosenthal with the passage of the bill, yet somehow the Staten Island Advance and Mr. Laline think it okay to leave Ms. Rosenthal out of the article.  


     

    It’s fine with Nicole Malliotakis if the paper prints incorrect information in her favor because she is in an election year and she is hoping this will help her. Yet, if Malliotakis had done enough for our area, she would have corrected the mistake? Maybe she isn’t crediting Ms. Rosenthal because Rosenthal is a Democrat and Malliotakis is a Republican who doesn’t want to see Democrats being successful. This type of behavior isn’t acceptable for women today. When her Ms. Rosenthal’s name is deliberately left out of the press release and the article, there is a problem. 

     

    If the mistake was about a male politician, it would been corrected immediately!  

    It is wrong for a newspaper editor to hid the truth from people!

     

    What I originally thought was a mistake by a writer who didn’t do their research and would have been corrected by a editor with integrity is actually  just a double-standard for a newspaper editor to avoid giving the correct credit to a woman who did the work! 

     

    When we failed to correct the mistakes – when we know the truth – we are part of the problem. 

     

    I’m embarrassed that Malliotakis is a representative in Bay Ridge and didn’t correct the mistake immediately. As a woman she should be promoting the accomplishments of her peers, instead of claiming them as her own!  Malliotakis is a also a hypocrite because she recently retweeted this:

    june 17th

     

    Both the Brian Lalaine and Malliotakis should issue an apology to Ms. Rosenthal for diminishing her accomplishment. 

     

     

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