Government Shutdown

This is approximately the third week of a partial government shutdown. Three quarters of the national government is funded and one quarter of non essential employees are not funded. The I.R.S. is one such department and instead of working without pay they have limited...

Our web site updated

Hi Everyone, Square Deal Committee has officially updated its web site to Gutenberg upgrade which caused us some pain in learning and understanding. WordPress 5.0 is now in effect which transforms the way we post and write into blocks of texts. Thanks for your...

2018 Ballot Proposals

Charter Revision/Ballot proposals for 2018? Three ballot proposals: – Campaign Finance – Community Board Changes: Central Authority Vs Local Control – Community Board Changes: Term limits and appointment authority Research:...

NYCHA: Failure, Fraud, Fiasco

In 1981, as I began my police career I had plenty of opportunity to patrol NYC housing developments. Housing developments were then known as “the projects”.  The term “project” is now considered a negative term so we call them housing...

NYC Participatory Budget…vanishes?

Hi Everyone, In 2015 then NYC Councilmember Mark Weprin announced voting results for NYC Council District #23 Participatory Budgeting.  After an exhaustive City Council Campaign and raising the issue we have heard nothing.  So I linked in with Reginald Johnson, Chief...

188th Street Water Leaks

Good evening all: In a letter dated July 18th, 2018 NYC DEP acknowledges the very unusual activity underground on 188th street.  They cite zero permits for 2016 and an extraordinary 32 permits since 2017 and that’s just the east side of the street.  It took them...