|Under new Boys and Girl's Club Director, Gary Greenberg, dinner went from hot, nutritious meals to THIS. And the Kool Aid is prepared in a SLOP SINK. Greenberg says it's not because of "funding" but "efficiency."|
Yep, that's dinner at Gary's house.
A plate brimming with Rice Krispy Treats served with a cup of artificially-flavored, eerily phosphorescent Kool Aid. Only he doesn't have a slop sink so his tasty, glowing beverage is prepared in the next best thing- his toilet bowl.
Yum! Even better than a janitor's slop sink.
Do you think that's what's on the menu at Gary Greenberg's house? Is that what he feeds his kids (if he's got them)?
Of course, not.
But it's good enough for the mainly black and Hispanic kids at the Boys and Girls Club.
GA's been hearing about the horrors over there for a while. I've written about it.
Thank G-d, Amanda Staub of Patch is bringing even more sunlight to this injustice in Hoboken.
It was a wonderful place for a kid," said one parent who wished not to be named. She said that after spending thousands of dollars on an afterschool program for her child, she was surprised to find a quality program for just $12 a year at the Boys and Girls Club. But now, she said, the club has reduced its services, most notably the hot meals program, which was replaced by a snack program about a year ago.Folks, GA believes what's happening at the Boys & Girl's Club- the diminution of services and betrayal of it's mission- is exactly what landlords do to get rid of tenants illegally.
"Every child got a warm meal," she said. "It was chicken, baked chicken, with rice and beans. They’d have chili. I saw they had a little shredded beef. They had a good meal with protein every night." And the kids need it, she said, since many of them live in the Hoboken Housing Authority and have parents who are "low-functioning," meaning alcoholics or addicts.
Without the meal at the Boys and Girls Club, the parent said, some kids would go hungry.
Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County Gary Greenberg said the decision to end the hot meals program had to do with efficiency, not with funding.
"It took up a tremendous amount of time with prepping it, serving it, cleaning up after it," Greenberg said. "It cut down so much on activity time." Now the kids are offered a Rice Krispies Treat and Kool-Aid.
It's called constructive eviction:
The disturbance, by a landlord, of a tenant's possession of premises that the landlord makes uninhabitable and unsuitable for the purposes for which they were leased, causing the tenant to surrender possession.GA believes that Greenberg is carrying out a 'constructive eviction' of the Boys & Girls Club- the systematic reduction of services and deteriorating quality; the dismantling of it's mission, and he's doing it on behalf of OTHERS.
Constructive eviction arises when a landlord does not actually evict but does something that renders the premises untenantable. This might occur, for example, where a tenant vacates an apartment because a landlord turns off the heat or water.
The term is also used to mean the breach of a Covenant of Warranty and Quiet Enjoyment of real property, which prevents a purchaser from obtaining possession of property due to the existence of a paramount claim of title.
Hmmm... WHO could that possibly be?
Any DIRECTOR who withholds meals from hungry kids with the excuse of missing 'activities' AT THE SAME TIME he leases out their activity space during Club hours is full of shit.
What a disgrace.
Why the silence from 4th Ward Councilman Timmy Occhipinti who planted a lovely, photo-op garden at the B&G then left it to die?
And B&G Vice President Scott Delea? He's pretty.
Who is going to speak up for these children?