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Rye NY
At the Heal The Harbor web site you’ll find photos and information in the following areas of outrage: sewage, domestic water collection, building safety, and environmental injustice at its worst. Yes we need enforcement that protects every community and every citizen from pollution regardless of location.
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This should be and interesting summer in Rye as we have to deal with 2 biological agent emergencies at once. https://www.peoplespunditdaily.com/news/us/2017/10/22/new-yorks-floating-outhouse/
Wondering when this is all over if the City of Rye and the Westchester County Health Department will pay attention now??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2FHXxz8xg
Corona Virus! Is Rye or the Westchester County Health Department really concerned about our health? If this is how they handled West Nile Virus why would we think they could do any better with this one??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDvca5UwcY
Catherine Parker protecting polluters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njx5JLOgxMA
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2020 on Rye is 47th Best City in USA - Survey at MyRye.com
47th Best City in USA and our hometown Congressional candidate Catherine Parker calls out resident as "bully" on social media. Heal the Harbor: A Facebook post yesterday about Catherine Parker. Read it to the end, it's very telling. Is this the person we want in Congress???? Tom Murphy: If you live in the 17th Congressional District I hope you can support Catherine Parker. She has been an excellent County Legislator and will be a great Congressperson. Congress Like Page Yesterday at 1:38 PM • Petitioning is underway! We got our first voter signatures last week in Chappaqua and are in the field right now with volunteers. This is what earns us our plac...See More 30You and 29 others 9 Comments Toni Ryan: I will surely support Catherine Parker. She has served us well as our County Legislator and I think she is the best candidate to be our Congress member. Go Catherine!!!! Joe Tafuri: I could not agree more! Ray Tartaglione: Tom I have to disagree, once again Catherine Parker was not the right person to lead locally and she is surely not the right person to lead us in Congress. Here is why: https://patch.com/.../opinion-catherine-parkers-two-faces... Hillary Short: Catherine Parker is an incredible politician. The 17th district will have a politician who has strong leadership skills, understands all the issues facing the district, always shows dignity and isn’t divisive, truly develops strong relationships with all the residents. Shows up to everything big or small. I am sad we will lose her as our legislator. Once she goes to congress let’s hope we find a woman legislator that possesses all of her incredible qualities. I donated yesterday to get her months numbers up. Her campaign always needs money. On a personal note when I was struggling with loneliness and depression Catherine reached out privately and invited me to an event as her guest. She is a wonderful person. 🌹❤️ Catherine Parker: Hillary, thank you so much for your donation, and thank you for such a beautiful endorsement - you’re a sweetheart! Catherine Parker Thank you Tom Murphy! Ray Tartaglione: That is so interesting that Catherine Parker would read and comment on this post and not address my comments about her protection of polluters and failure to enforce health codes on Hen Island. Catherine Parker has showed up on almost every Health Department inspection of Hen Island since she has been a County Legislator. What other County legislator shows up to a Westchester County Health Department inspections and tells the complainant (me) in front of the inspector that “I must have had issues when I was a child” and that is why I complain about the health issues being ignored in Rye. If I worked for the County as a health inspector, I would think a Legislator was my superior, if not my boss. Seems like a direct conflict of interest or I would think Ms. Parker was directly trying to influence the Health Department inspectors. What other Departments does she inappropriately influence? In this day and age especially today dealing with Corona virus there are plenty of democratic candidates that place the protection of public health and safety ahead of their own political gains and are also well suited for this position but Catherine Parker is not one of them. Catherine’s actions risk the lives of our children, the elderly, our families and our pets. The only way to make sure politicians like this are not elected or re-elected is to expose them and their actions or lack thereof. This is gross governmental negligence where public health and safety are concerned and it’s been going on for years thanks to Catherine Parker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9glVGIkHaw PREVIEW: "Hen Island- A Documentary Film" PREVIEW: "Hen Island- A Documentary Film" Catherine Parker: Ray, you are a bully. Studies have shown most bullies were bullied themselves as children. It seems clear to me that you fall in that category. You neglected to mention that I brought representatives of the Sierra Club with me. You may not like that your narrative against the owners of Hen Island lose credibility when I do my job, the WCDOH do their job, the Sierra Club does its job, but you can’t bully me to stop. We see you. Ray Tartaglione: Bullying really????? This is what I found when I googled: “false claims of bullying” Typically, these false claims are coming from employees who are under-performing or have a fear of losing their job. All-in-all, these malevolent claims are lodged with the intention of damaging reputation. So, I am pointing out issues of neglected health and environmental concerns in Rye that you have tried to conceal and you as a congressional candidate accuse me of bullying instead of debating the facts. I don’t think that is the type of candidate most want to represent us in Congress! But let’s stick to the facts; Four weeks ago on Facebook I had a brief exchange with George Latimer our well respected County Executive. His post was about whistleblowers and I posted one of the videos similar to what I have posted here. His response is copied below: George Latimer: The County has failed too... so far. But we’re not done yet Ray Tartaglione: Thanks George. You truly get it. That's why you are so good at what you do. Progress not perfection. To George’s credit, he does get it. But obviously you don’t. Not only do you not get it but you are one of the main enablers that have allow these horrific conditions to perpetuate for over a decade. In 2007 the Westchester County Environmental Enforcement Unit lead by Ron Gatto Sr. (now retired) conducted an inspection/ investigation on Hen Island. Officer Gatto’s report has been suppressed and whitewashed since then. He was transferred off the case (because of his honesty and because he was going to close the Island down) and instructed not to speak about it. Now that he is retired, I am sure he will be happy to discuss it openly. Feel free to question officer Gatto about it as his Facebook page is linked to this post. I have linked it below for our congressional voters pleasure. Now we see you! http://www.healtheharbor.com/corr/WestCounty_FOIL.pdf patch.com Opinion: Catherine Parker's Two Faces on Rye Public Health Opinion: Catherine Parker's Two Faces on Rye Public Health
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2020 on Rye is 47th Best City in USA - Survey at MyRye.com
Bring the kids, rumor has it Mr. Floatie will be making an appearance on the green for the Earth Day event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8yMbf-FCDI
As another new year begins, the health, safety and environmental laws in Rye are still being avoided. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqDvca5UwcY&t=1s&fbclid=IwAR2rcQL2LI7OumyRnFiigKyC0fBZl4TnVmZQdnRqrDbiWQYP03y07meo1fc
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2020 on Annual Message from Rye Mayor Josh Cohn at MyRye.com
Not sure about Tarlow and Johnson but with the old guard still in place, it looks like we are in for another term of ignoring health, safety and pollution regulations from Hen Island in Milton Harbor. After a career of code enforcement in White Plains, Mecca should be ashamed of himself. Hello year 13! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9glVGIkHaw
Joe If you think you did what was best for the Rye community, why did you play follow the leader with Otis, French and now Cohen. You have all failed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the Rye community by ignoring the pollution, health and environmental concerns on Hen Island. Talk about politics behind closed doors! You have all done what you thought was best for your political careers and not the residents of Rye. No other community in N.Y. state would have allowed what you, Otis, French and now Cohen have closed your eyes to. You should all be ashamed of yourselves! Followers not leaders! Sad very sad. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
The Rye City Council is not afraid of a few little Bugs. Why should the Rye City Council protect the health and safety of the citizens of Rye? Maybe Dr. Matt can discuss this video during the wine and cheese reception. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2FHXxz8xg
There is a lot of Sh*t being slung here about Playland. I am confident the County will straighten out the health code violations if they are real before they open this month. Now if we can only get them and the City of Rye to address the real sh*t polluting our waterways from Hen Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
Toggle Commented May 9, 2019 on Playland Mudslinging Hits NY Post at MyRye.com
There is a lot of Sh*t being slung here about Playland. I am confident the County will straighten out the health code violations if they are real before they open this month. Now if we can only get them and the City of Rye to address the real sh*t polluting our waterways from Hen Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
Two more questions for the Rye Sustainability Committee? What city supports the pollution of its harbors by failing to enforce current sewage treatment regulations? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk What city supports the breeding of millions of mosquitoes by allowing the storage of thousands of gallons of water in bird feces infected water tanks used for domestic household water? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2FHXxz8xg
Here you can view all the wonderful pictures of sewage entering the shores of Milton Harbor from the next door neighbors @ Hen Island. The current Rye City Council still allows these conditions to exist to this day. http://healtheharbor.com/gallery-1/
11 years and counting and the entire Cohen administration still allows Hen Island to pollute our waters and threaten the health and safety of our residents. http://ryeny.swagit.com/play/07112018-1099
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2018 on PHOTO: PD on the H2O at MyRye.com
A Stain On Rye That Could Last Forever On veteran's Day 2017 let us not forget WWII veteran Robert W. Schubert and the way he was acutely mistreated in the last years of his life by two successive Rye City administrations. Robert William Schubert was a long-time resident of Rye, NY. He was 88 when he passed away at his home. He was a World War II veteran naval commander. During World War II, Bob Schubert was assigned to the LSM-441 of the Pacific Theater. He captained the first non-Red Cross ship into Nagasaki, Japan, after the detonation of the second atomic bomb. He remained in the US Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Commander. Later, he continued his dedicated service as the Commander of the American Legion Post 128. After active duty, Mr. Schubert worked at Columbia University's Nevis Laboratories as a Chief Engineer on the Synchrocyclotron project for the Navy. He joined Watson Laboratories and worked as Chief Mechanical Engineer on the Naval Ordnance Research Computer (NORC), the fastest computer in existence in 1954. Mr. Schubert had several overseas assignments for IBM including Director of Defense and Complex Contracts in Paris, France, and Director of the Maritime Systems Center in Brussels, Belgium, and in Milan, Italy. Although Mr. Schubert was always involved and very well known in Rye he walked into the main political spotlight after the water dried up in his pond as a result of an un-permitted construction project on the upstream neighboring property. This excavation project – begun as a simple secret attempt to save money by working illegally while the city naturalist was on vacation - was allowed to proceed un-remediated due to compromised city hall officials and their undisclosed conflicts of interest with paid influence peddlers serving select members of the political class of Rye. After City Hall refused to enforce its wetlands codes (in an effort to selectively save a Rye political donor $100,000 dollars or more in permitting, environmental consulting and construction fees) Bob Schubert set out determined to require the City to do what it had purposely failed to do from the start - enforce its Wetland and Watercourse Code Chapter 195 and restore the historic wetlands on his Forest Avenue property. In February of 2009 in an effort to avoid municipal embarrassment and an attempt to silence Bob Schubert, Senior Rye City administrators attempted to have Bob committed to the psychiatric unit of the Westchester County Medical Center. But the City's attempt failed badly and baldly – resulting in the firing of the then city manager – and failing to deter or silence Bob Schubert. The second round of attempts to silence Bob Schubert began on March 18, 2011 when now proven serial public liar Ex-City Manager Scott Pickup claimed that Bob had threatened his life and the life of then Councilwoman Catherine Parker. At the time Bob was 88 years old, required oxygen tanks to breath and weighted in at every bit of 100 lbs. The third and final attempt to silence Bob Schubert occurred after Bob later again entered City Hall to view a public wetlands map located on the wall. Bob was then again charged by police and prosecuted after yet another malicious false complaint lodged by City Manager Pickup. The two Rye City Administrations responsible for these abominations should bow their heads in shame forevermore and honest American's should never forget nor hesitate to speak out about the way this distinguished Rye citizen was abused in the last years of his life by corrupt officials and others for money. If you'd like, please watch the short video below as Robert W. Schubert was honored in front of a city council, who refused to even acknowledge his passing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BESKIYUU6I
It's the same old smoke screen that they have been running for the past few years. They have been polluting Milton Harbor for years and now they try to convince the public that they are environmentally friendly. Picking up debris along the shoreline and dumping Sh*t in our harbors and our Mayor and City Council sit by and watch it happen for years. Shame on you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
Rye Marina boat loading ramp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2017 on Where in Rye? at MyRye.com
That is wonderful news. Now can we get some of them to help with the sewage issues the Rye City Council has been ignoring on Hen Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
Comforting to know that Rye's Hen Island is not the only location where City officials cover up the real story. The City council's improper handling and cover-up of both Hen Island and Rye Golf are criminal actions that threaten the health and safety of every Rye resident. The entire City Council should all be held accountable and charged. This has been going on in Rye for years and the longer it is tolerated the harder it is to control. Let's not forget how they treated Bob Schubert in an effort to cover-up the City's wrongdoings in relations to the Gates property. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BllMY7KtS0Y
Comforting to know that Rye's Hen Island is not the only location where City officials cover up the real story. The City council's improper handling and cover-up of both Hen Island and Rye Golf are criminal actions that threaten the health and safety of every Rye resident. The entire City Council should all be held accountable and charged. This has been going on in Rye for years and the longer it is tolerated the harder it is to control. Let's not forget how they treated Bob Schubert in an effort to cover-up the City's wrongdoings in relations to the Gates property. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BllMY7KtS0Y
"We help keep the city safe, clean and fun." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2FHXxz8xg&t=22s
That's a great start. Hopefully they will address the pollution and mosquito issues that have been plaguing and threatening our Sound Shore communities for years as depicted in the below linked story from 2008. http://www.myrye.com/my_weblog/2008/07/long-island-sou.html Please stay tuned for the upcoming movie titled "Hen Island the Movie" where Robert F. Kennedy Jr. from Riverkeeper and Terry Backer from the Long Island Soundkeeper expose the long allowed cover-up on Hen Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9glVGIkHaw
What laws? Welcome to the world of Robert W Schubert and Hen Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV1I1MSIfUk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7d8rc-euHk
With the upcoming Memorial Day of remembrance, please take the time to reflect on the way in which WWII Hero Robert W. Schubert was treated for years by the Mayor and City Council members in the municipality of which he lived. Follow Bob's story below as it intertwines in the upcoming documentary film Hen Island: While Ray Tartaglione was publicly confronting the Rye City Council over neglected environmental enforcement issues on Hen Island, former World War II hero and longtime well respected Rye resident Bob Schubert appeared before the Council numerous times with a similar request. As a result of an UN-permitted construction project on an upstream neighboring property, Bob’s pond dried up and his award winning wetlands garden was destroyed. City Hall refused to enforce its wetlands codes (in an effort to selectively save a Rye political donor $100,000 dollars or more in permitting, environmental consulting and construction fees) As Rye residents appeared in droves at City Council meetings supporting Bob’s efforts and protesting the City’s treatment of the senior citizen, the City responded by trying to silence Bob in order to avoid municipal embarrassment. The City called the psychiatric unit of the Westchester County Medical Center in an attempt to have Bob evaluated and committed. When that failed, former City Manager Scott Pickup claimed that Bob had threatened his life and the life of then-Councilwoman now-County Legislator Catherine Parker. The third and final attempt to silence Bob Schubert occurred in the final months of his life after he entered City Hall to view a public wetlands map located on the wall. Bob was charged by police and prosecuted. Bob Schubert’s story is interwoven into the tale of Hen Island with “dirty pool politics”, municipal corruption, and political agendas competing against the extraordinary power of ordinary people who fight for what they believe in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUVL7Q9QFs1lThhw9-1_cCXw&v=BllMY7KtS0Y