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Petition to Berman Enterprises, Bozzuto

Establish a Residents Petition-- Address Issues BERMAN ENTERPRISES/Bozzuto Ignores

An open letter to: Berman Enterprises, Bozzuto, and The Bowen: We are residents of 14909 Health Center Drive in Bowie, Maryland, and we would like to bring attention to the multiple security issues that have occurred at the Bowen; break-ins within resident’s apartments, in the garage, theft in the clubhouse, and violent offenders are being allowed in our home—in our residential communities—and Berman Enterprises refuses to address the issue(s) that have been brought to management’s attention. Our apartment was broken into—and the police stated they believe the culprit planned on coming back. Then, in July, our guests cars were broken into; windows shattered, and thousands of dollars worth of damage and theft. The police, at this time, stated that the Bowen has been drawing a dangerous crowd, that several similar instances have occurred (one just the week prior), and the people involved were thought to be participants of a VIOLENT CRIME! Upon inquiring with other residents and neighbors, we have learned others have experienced  (or are aware of) similar break-ins, and their concerns have been expressed to upper leasing management, trickled through corporate management, and brought to the attention of Berman Enterprises……. Yet NOTHING has been done. We believe, now, that Berman Enterprises goes far beyond negligence, especially as their own lawyer was present in January, when the town of Bowie expressed security concerns about the Bowen ( <-- That link will take you to the City of Bowie, where it is shown that their lawyer was present while these concerns were vocalized). We consulted with an attorney, and tried to negotiate a few terms with Bozzuto and Berman Enterprises. Within these negotiations, we requested: 1)   MORE SECURITY CAMERA’S IN THE GARAGE, AND DOWN HEAVILY POPULATED AREAS (AND ENTRYWAYS) WITHIN OUR BUILDINGS. 2)   We asked for a reimbursement for the thousands of dollars of theft and damage 3)   A rent abatement (for lack of being furnished a working dryer for many weeks, a cockroach infestation, a non-working alarm [from March to August], and 3 police reports about security) Berman returned our request—two weeks later—with a stern no. To us, that means that Berman Enterprises does not want to entertain the idea about keeping their residents safe. Their response elicits the feeling that Berman Enterprises is nothing more than a corporation who takes your money but refuses to address, and amend, sincere concerns. As mentioned on Berman’s website, they have deep pockets and have a lot of money, but clearly refuse to implement the proper measures to equip their properties with the basic essentials. Well, you know what? WE. HAVE. HAD. IT. In general, there is air of distress and anxiety within the Bowen complex. After speaking to residents, while passing out the most recent police flyer provided by the Bowie Police Department, we discussed with [upwards of 30] residents who are angry, concerned, and have addressed these issues before to no avail. We have very little hope of recovering our valuables, or receiving proper compensation from the Bowen, Bozzuto, and Berman enterprises. However, we are optimistic that through the disclosing of what we have gone through and learned, perhaps we, and all residents, can redeem our sense of security and safety that is not only necessary-- but expected by law. Our intent is to put together a “Residents Petition” to DEMAND that Berman address these issues – and if you have expressed your concern before, or have any additional concerns, we sincerely hope that you will sign this petition (and even write a comment, as this WILL get into the appropriate hands). 

Lillian and Jason Perreault
33 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Peter Cahill, Charles Schumer, Chad Lupinacci, Frank Petrone, Tracey Edwards, Susan Berland, Nancy Kamel

Traffic Light Needed on RT 110 Huntington Station NY at Sprucetree Ln - Best Buy Entrance

On May 15, 2015 our brother Brett Rainey was killed while riding his motorcycle northbound on Rt 110 in Huntington Station, NY. If there was a traffic light with turning signals and crosswalk at this dangerous intersection his death could have been prevented. There are two obstructed left-hand turns going both north and southbound on Rt 110. Drivers are also making illegal left-hand turns out of the Best Buy/Chase parking lot and also illegally turning left off of Sprucetree Ln going northbound on Rt 110. With a traffic light this safety hazard would be greatly be reduced. Additionally, pedestrians would be able to safely cross the 4 lanes of traffic without making a mad dash risking their lives. In the 2 plus years that we have been fighting to get a traffic light at this intersection there have been several car accidents in that same spot. Is the DOT waiting for ANOTHER death before they do something?! We are asking for the help of our community so that we can assure the safety of our residents and commuters. Please sign our petition! It will go to DOT representatives to hopefully reevaluate this dangerous intersection. We - the signers of this petition - urge the NYS DOT to re-examine this intersection and prevent these dangerous left-hand turns and illegal left-hand turns from happening.

Deborah Porretto
433 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Terry McAuliffe, Donald Trump, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Barbara Comstock, Mark R. Herr

Prevent Hospitals from Seeking Guardianship As Means 2 Override Patient Rights

Anastasia on Facebook I used to think all the talk about "murder boards" in hospitals was a fallacy.  However based on recent family events sadly they are true.  Currently there is not a law that prevents hospitals from seeking guardianship as a means to override a patients rights to dispute discharge or treatment decisions. While there are specific instances where taking guardianship of a patient is not only advisable but is absolutely necessary when life is threatened, such as in the case of minors who need a life saving treatment but the parents refuse to allow it due to personal values or religious beliefs; however even those instances should be few and far between. Instances like those that have happened to our family the last few weeks, where a parent, family member who holds a legally executed power of attorney and stands 'in loco parentis' for an incapacitated family member can have their powers summarily and arbitrarily suspended or terminated because they disagree with a hospitals decision not to treat a condition because a doctor perceives the patient has no quality of life because they suffer from a brain injury and feels the person "would not want to live that way" should never happen! Quality of life is something that cannot possibly be known or measured with the limited and superficial contact that occurs in a hospital setting and is something best left to the patient and those closest to them. To have strangers come in and forcibly tear you from your loved ones, to abduct your person, because that is exactly what this is - an abduction - is terrifying for a person with a brain injury and other such patients. It is terrifying for an incapacitated person who has relied heavily on and whose life, happiness and well-being has depended on a family member that it is so inextricably intertwined it is impossible to separate one existence from the other without creating great psychological and emotional harm and trauma. I can say this because I have had to watch my sister whimper and cry out in fear since guardianship of her was awarded to Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians. I have had to watch the expression of fear on her face while being told lawyers would now be her guardians and that I no longer had control over where she lived, who would be caring for her, what medications she could or could not be given, or treatments she would or would receive. I did not and could not tell her these same two lawyers also had the authority to place her in clinical trials, and had the authority to dispose of her remains how they saw fit. When Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians removed her from the hospital without notifying a single family member I had to watch the expression on sadness and bewilderment at seemingly having been abandoned when I walked in six hours later because it took our Virgnia State Delegate making calls to locate her because Inova had ordered their nursing staff to not give me any health information, just as they chosen to ignore my power of attorney before we went to court.  I have had to watch her being over medicated and suffering while her guardians were missing in action because they signed papers to have her sent to a substandard nursing facility and then went out of town for several days.  I have had to physically clamp off my sisters feeding tube to prevent her from being given three sedating medications directly after giving her morphine because a nurse said she could not give my sister her regular medications when she would normally get them because their “protocol” only allowed them to give her medication at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm.  Which means she was receiving a massive dose of 600mg of Neurontin, 2mg of Klonopin, and 10mg of Ambien on top of morphine in an 8 hour period!  Now maybe it’s just me, but you do not administer those medications, at those doses to a 5’2” 108lb female unless you are trying to put her into a coma or kill her. Stand with our family if you believe this is egregious and sign our petition to not only stop Inova Fairfax Hospital from killing or intentionally putting our sister in danger and to STEP ASIDE and let Anastasia's family care for her as they always have done; but to have legislation put in place to prevent this from every happening to anyone else's child or loved one every again!!    Here is is a link to the meeting with Kelly Armstrong, PhD and the Inova Fairfax Casemanagement team.  

Yolanda Bell
972 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Jim Sullivan, Jeff Potter, Warren Slocum (Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County), Gretchen Kelly (Airport Manager), Michael Wentworth (Administrative Services & Airports, San Mateo County)

Surf Air, Inc.: Stop, or reroute, Surf Air flights that are using KSQL (San Carlos) Airport

There has been a substantial increase in noticeable noise from low flying aircraft that are now traversing over Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and other nearby neighborhoods.  The increased noise is mostly the result of new flights from a startup company called Surf Air that has initiated commercial operations into and out of San Carlos Airport (KSQL).   After receiving funding of $65 million, Surf Air has been expanding services and will have up to 21 scheduled arrivals into KSQL.  This is a substantial increase in service from the original 7 flights when Surf Air first began flying into KSQL.   That means the current approach corridor, as approved by the FAA, will see a significant increase in noisy flights over neighborhoods in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and Redwood City.   This also means a substantial increase in departure noise for Redwood Shores, Redwood City, Atherton and Menlo Park. Many of the affected neighborhoods are located near the Middlefield Road corridor.  In addition, these aircraft fly over or near Encinal Elementary, Walter Hays Elementary and Menlo Atherton High School.   If you find the noise objectionable, OR if you are concerned about the negative impact on your property’s value, OR if you are concerned about potential accidents due to aircraft flying over our homes and schools, then please indicate your objection to Surf Air's flight path into San Carlos airport by signing this petition.   Thank you for your participation and please reach out to your neighbors to get them involved.

Stop The KSQL Aircraft Noise
1,147 supporters