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ETO Creek Disaster

SUNK BOAT

Our good friends Stephen Jemal and ETO have been up to no good lately.

First, A boat sank while docked on Stephen Jemals property at the old riveria marina and as a result the gas and oil leaked into the creek. The coast guard was notified and filed a report. Separately, On the same property a sailboat dry docked flipped over and is resting on a utility pole.

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Then, the docks that were supposed to be cleared away or face stiff fines from the DEC, have started to float away and have now have ended up at various parts in the creek becoming navigable hazards.

Even more horribly an ETO worker was seriously injured, while working for ETO, receiving 35 stitches in his forehead and is facing personal bankrupcy, due to the resulting medical bills.
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Looks like ETO has turned out to be a disaster on the property.

Update 10/29/09 -  Email from Greg Moss Director of ETO:

Your recent article “ETO Creek Disaster” is grossly inaccurate and we would like you to make the necessary edits.

“First, A boat sank while docked on Stephen Jemals property at the old riveria marina, as a result the gas and oil leaked into the creek. The coat guard was notified and filed a report. On the same property a sailboat that flipped over and is resting on a utility pole.”

This boat had nothing to do with the ETO – there must be other people that were given permission to use the property.

“Then, the docks, that were supposed to be cleared away or face fines, have started to float away and have ended up at various parts in the creek becoming navigable hazards.”

We haven’t began or anticipate beginning any work on these docks.

“Even more horribly, an ETO worker was seriously injured, while working for ETO, receiving 35 stitches in his forehead and now no one is helping him out with his medicial bills or taking responsibility for his injury. The worker has called Jemals office with no response.”

This person had no affiliation to the ETO (and you misspelled “medical” in your article.)

I appreciate what you are trying to do here and your website is a great way for the Gerritsen Beach community to stay current with events. However, if you want to be a quality investigative reporter you should really do you homework before publishing anything.

Greg Moss, Director

15 comments to ETO Creek Disaster

  • policeman

    is there any insurance on this property? who is responsible? someone can be killed? what happened to the D.E.C. fines? throw the bums out.

  • Darren

    Go Phillies!

    • Beachbum

      @Darren, THOSE PEOPLE ARE A COMPLETE FRAUD. IS THERE INSURANCE ON THE PROPERTY? JEMAL DOESNT CARE ABOUT SAFTEY! THEY SHOULD BE PICKETED!!

  • snoreasaurusrex

    Could you please do a spell check the next time you post something? There were a lot of typos on this story.

  • S C

    Hey, thanks for reporting community news, even with typos. Your effort is appreciated!

    • @S C, Actually it can be explained. I posted the above using my palm phone. This was not an easy task!

      To get techy…. has anyone even tried to load wordpress admin on palm (shoot me in the face) OS 5, using Blazer! On the blazing slow edge network while at JFK HA! I did a decent job for how I did it. I’m editing now.

      • S C

        Hehehe, I used to be spelling Nazi but I gave it up. Now I look for quality in meaning, not as much in presentation.

  • Beachbum

    To gregg moss,
    You cant spell either! Read your last sentence! Gerritsen beach.net keep reporting, your doing a great job.Why isnt the ETO keeping there promise to clean up the mess? Maybe because they cant scam anymore money from people?Heard they are renting space at Riviera to store boats for the winter.Are they allowed to run a marina there?

  • HANDCUFFS

    Why did an ETO member get the boat out? because he had a good heart or because an ETO volunteer member owned the boat? ETO had everything to do with that boat!!!and you know the truth…

  • GB resident

    While all this BS goes on, the oil and gas continue to leak into the creek. News 12, GBPOA, ETO, Jamal. The finger pointing has got to stop long enough for someone to take responsibility and do something about it before it looks like the Gowanas or Coney Island creek. Shouldn’t the DEC have the authority to force Jamal to DO SOMETHING?

  • popular vote

    The DEC is hedging and not doing there job. First Fines now no Fines they are doing nothing What does DEC stand for>Do nothing for Enviornmental Conservation?

  • Bill

    ETO, Jamal , DEC whats wrong whith this picture. the DEC is not doing there job while the creek is being destroyed. something smells and its not dead fish .some one call the governer.the Dec should change there name to fish squad. DEC do your job!

  • LOCHNEST

    Where are the local political officials.Why aren’t they putting pressure on the DEC to do something. Its enough! Mr. Lew Fiedler? Marty Goldin? Hey Berardelli, These ETO People are your supporters. .Where are you guys????? A boat was loose and drifting in the creek just yeserday. Do we have to use our resources for nonsense like this? (NYPD harbor to return the boat to Jemals docks?

  • Frank

    To Gregg
    If you and the ETO are occupying the space then yes that makes you responsible. To say that you have not started doing anything is an understatement. You should not be allowed to stake residence there in any way shape or form especially if you do not have insurance to cover your mishaps. Stop denying responsibility and either just fess up or take your equipment and your boats and leave!!! It is that simple. As for the city put the property up for auction and give the community a chance to bid on it to bring back the boat yard and maybe even a restaurant as what it was intended for. This is getting out of hand

  • FLOUNDER

    Bravo to Frank! You are so so right. We need more people like you to speak out.