'I was at Rec park today (September 17) with my daughter and saw your sticker. I was suddenly glad to realize I am not the only one that has been hearing this noise. When Bates Troy was first being built I thought, wow this is great another business expanding here in Binghamton creating possibly more local jobs instead of moving some place else to expand. Sure it cost us 3 homes but they were not exactly on the historical registry either. But now they now have taken our community's kindness for a weakness and it must stop! I would like to become involved with your group and help get Bates Troy to obey local laws.' - Resident on Goethe St
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Introduction: Ara Kradjian is the Management Consultant at Bates Troy Healthcare Linens. He is the man running the show, while his son, Brian Kradjian, is the CEO.
Unethical Behavior: On August 2, 2008 Ara Kradjian hung up on the founders of this campaign when they asked him to please turn down the noise. Mr. Kradjian's refusal to listen to the community is what sparked this campaign that has been raging since. Mr. Kradjian supported offering the founders of this campaign a bribe if they'd move out and hand over this website. You can listen to the recording of the bribery offer online.
We are Bates Troy Noisy Neighbor, a neighborhood organization of families concerned about the noise pollution produced by the Bates Troy Healthcare Linens dry-cleaning plant located at 151 Laurel Ave in Binghamton, NY 13905.
We are engaged in a campaign to bring attention to our community that is suffering under an onslaught of illegal annoying noises. We believe that the Zoning Board of Appeals made a negligent decision in allowing an industrial dry-cleaning plant to expand into a high-density residential area.
There is only one solution to the Bates Troy noise problem: the City of Binghamton must enforce their preexisting laws. We are currently circulating a petition and we encourage you to sign it. At the moment, our only hope of restoring the quiet is this petition.
90 second background summary on the Bates Troy issue (click here if video doesn't appear):
Bates Troy attempts bribery to stop this campaign (click here if video doesn't appear):