Trash and litter left behind from Oakland Beach's National Night Out Community event. The City then sends out four of the summer's youth program beach/park cleaners to scoop up the disaster the next morning. What a disgrace!
Local residents went out in the morning and woke up to this disaster. Oakland Beach has enough pollution problems as it is, with Oakland beach constantly closing down to fecal bacteria issues.. but let's add more trash to the pile of pollution issues??
When a local Oakland Beach resident went out this morning-- a retired police officer by the way-- and took photos of the mess, city employee, Kenny Picozzi (there was a mix up with the first names, Kenny & Jaclyn work for the city & David just retired, nepotism galore) calls the WPD to report him.
Picozzi then calls the WPD a second time to complain about the photos being posted to Warwick Watch. So here are the photos posted once again (below). Public city employees as well as any person, regardless of age, photographed out in the public is completely legal and protected by the First Amendment.
City workers actually showed up at 7am to cut the grass and a local resident had to advise them to hold off because of all the trash. The DPW then sends the teens over to clean it up and then the other two adult city workers came back about a half hour later with frowns on their faces and helped with the clean up. Shameful.
God forbid some of the adult males that work for the Warwick DPW get out there with some gloves on and bend over to clean up some litter... put it on the teens instead. No, they're too busy calling the police on local residents that actually give a damn.
This National Night Out event would have been the perfect opportunity for RI Resource Recovery to showcase their "Recycle Right" campaign by having a couple of recycle dumpsters at the event with someone on a blow horn educating and directing the public on where to dump their trash. But no, an idea like this is the farthest thing from the minds of INCOMPETENCE running the city of Warwick.
It was Warwick Watch that exposed the 18 city employees that were hired without posting the jobs ads two years ago. Something tells me nothing really changed much with this special nepotistic hiring process.
Warwick Watch would also like to see the list of names of these teens getting paid $65k for the season --hired by the DPW-- and how many of them are related to the politically connected and/or relatives of the city. Warwick Watch will wager that most likely all of them are.
Councilwoman Donna Travis could care less about Oakland Beach, she shoots her mouth off more at City Council meetings trashing the school admin department. The ongoing continued degrading conditions at Oakland Beach are the perfect example of what political incompetence and not giving a crap about a community looks like.
All Travis could care about is helping her cronies that work for the city that have kept her in office for so long. Hopefully you're next on the retirement list Travis. You should have been booted off of the city council for your fraudulent Jonah Center tax filings.
Warwick Watch began as a political watchdog page and continues to operate that way. It began as a platform to get the truth out to the taxpayers as citizens were shut down continuously at city council meetings and local media entities continued to deceive the public.
Those that are tied one way or the other to city fraud and corruption have done everything in their power to shut down Warwick Watch-- but they have FAILED. They continue to trash talk on other pages that were actually started to "silence" the Warwick Watch page.
The hypocrites in society live in their own hypocritical world. They can't stand anything that goes against their own way of thinking or disrupts their comfortable, fraudulent lives. They think they can dictate what and how others should be, act, and say, yet they can't handle someone telling them they are full of it. They are selfish, greedy, self entitled and spoiled-- and can't stand accountability--results of city leadership spoon feeding.
Warwick Watch exists to expose the inefficiencies in local government that comes in various forms. This is one of them. There are no rainbows, unicorns and butterfly posts on Warwick Watch. If that's what you're looking for, you've come to the wrong place.
Warwick Watch has, and always will, keep exposing all of the political TRASH that is destroying this city-- to show you what you are NOT getting with your tax dollars.
The accountability ship sailed a very long time ago in Warwick and has been lost at sea for years.
There are a few city employees who hate accountability and they hate everything Warwick Watch stands for. They bad mouth, trash talk and spread hideous, disgusting rumors and by doing so-- only prove just how much of a crew of lowlives they truly are. "Idiot" is actually too nice of an adjective to describe some of them.
This page will NEVER stop exposing you and your incompetence.
P.S. Go take a ride on over to Conimicut Point when you have the chance. When is the last time that beach was raked? April? There are more bottle caps on that point to choke all of the seagulls to death in the northeast.