ALBERT BALDEO LAMENTS "THE BRUTAL REALITY OF KATRINA..."

Katrina highlighted what is wrong in America. The gap between rich and poor, favored and disfavored. While many people with vehicles escaped before Katrina hit, others, particularly the poor, old and disabled, could not find the wings to flee the hurricane. They were deserted, left to cope in a flooded city with no clean water, no food, no working toilets, no air conditioning, no medical care, no transportation, and no reassurance that help was on the way. Recriminations have begun, but long term solutions must be implemented to prevent another Katrina. We failed our fellow Americans terribly. Plans to improve the levees and to deal with major floods were absurdly inadequate although we knew of the potential problems. The picture of thousands of our desperate brothers and sisters, and their families, many of them poor and black, left to fend for themselves in a city of chaos, speaks volumes about a society polarized between the privileged classes and a marginalized underclass. This sin must not be committed again. We must heal the wounds so savagely and swiftly inflicted by hurricane Katrina.

Tom White must serve ALL constituents equally:"Follow the example of Council members John Liu & Gale Brewer"


The freedom of religious practice is enshrined in our Constitution. The large number of Hindus in our community will soon celebrate Deepawali, the message of darkness unto light is given through the festival of Deepawali to all peoples of the world. Comprising of immigrants and citizens from Guyana, India, Surinam, Trinidad and elsewhere, they form part of the rich mosaic of diverse cultures that define New York City, the financial and business capital of the world. And yes, we pay taxes too. During the night of Deepawali the myriads of little clay lamps (dias) silently send forth Deepawali messages: Come let us remove darkness from the face of the earth. This is not the work to be done by one dia or by one individual. It requires collective effort. In the diffusion of light the question of high and low is forgotten. This is the lesson taught by both small and big dias, and the fusion of the Hindu culture into mainstream America, "the nation of immigrants."

In keeping with the freedom of religious worship, Alternate Street Parking should be suspended throughout New York City, as obtains on such other holy occasions like Christmas and Yom Kippur. The Bill for Suspension of Alternate Street Parking was introduced by the Hon. Council Members Gale Brewer and The Chairman of Transport Committee John Liu. The entire Transportation committee voted unanimously in favor of the Suspension of Alternate Street parking on the Day of Deepavali. We applaud the efforts of Council members Liu and Brewer and demand that this bill be passed into law now.

I recently asked Tom White what was the most significant thing he had done for the large Indo-Caribbean community in Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill, which comprised part of his District (#28) for his 10 years in office. After a deafening silence, he told me, "I...I...believe that I installed a stop sign at ...ah..at an address I cannot now remember." I know that he will have a much better answer the next time around! White, and our other representatives, are advised to look into these problems:

1) MTA has cut back service on the A train going to Lefferts Boulevard. This means longer waiting time for commuters traveling from the Lefferts station to 104th Street station.

2)Schools in District 28 are overcrowded, especially in Richmond Hill where makeshift classes are held.

3)More recreational facilities and after school programs for children and young teenagers are needed throughout our community.


ATTORNEY AT LAW ALBERT BALDEO REALIZES AMERICAN DREAM FOR PHILLIPS FAMILY
Albert Baldeo (in tie), shares a congratulatory moment with the Phillips family after he represented them in obtaining American citizenship and in the purchase of their own home in Queens. "I am now advising my client in securing his own business, which will be a corporation. Overcoming the pitfalls in America should be the focus of every lawyer, in his duty to assist his clients, and at the Law Offices of Albert Baldeo & Associates, that is our primary focus. We avoid the problems and simplify the process" Baldeo said.

IF YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL & COMPETENT REPRESENTATION IN IMMIGRATION, PURCHASE & SALE OF YOUR HOME, BUSINESS INCORPORATIONS, ACCIDENTS & IN PUBLIC BENEFITS, CONTACT: Albert Baldeo, Attorney at Law, 106-11 Liberty Avenue, Ozone Park, NY 11417 (718) 529-2300.

 
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