Archive by category Letters

What Is Considered American?

To The Editor: There is a movement gaining momentum because of frustration over an intrusive overbearing federal government and its obsession with multiculturalism. It is called secession and there are movements to secede from the United States in Texas, Colorado, Maryland, northern California, Washington State and Oregon. This trend should prompt us to think about […]

Workers Deserve Fairness

To The Editor: An epidemic of apathy, perhaps complicated by cowardice, is wasting us like a flesh-eating disease. Two-hundred-fifty UPS personnel in Queens were recently fired almost on the spot after they took a few minutes off to protest the insensitive termination of a colleague. Assuming this action was a contractual violation, there no doubt […]

World’s Fairs Too Costly

To The Editor: World’s Fairs generally end up costing the tax payers of the host city tens of millions of dollars. Financially they are a bad investment. With due respect, if John Catsimatidis and other millionaires wish to underwrite a World’s Fair without taxpayer money, one would have no objection, provided it is understood its […]

Typical Situation?

To The Editor: UPS fires 250 workers yet CEO Scott Davis makes $11.5 million. They say these workers were terminated because they put children who need insulin at risk. Yet firing 250 employees and increasing the work load of the remaining employees makes sense to them somehow? This is the GOP template in a nutshell. […]

Avoiding The Subject?

To The Editor: This letter is in response to the article “Northeast Queens Face-off” (Queens Tribune – March 27-April 2) on my message to Congressman Steve Israel on his small business tour. I want to thank Congressman Steve Israel for the headline and his quick comeback. But regrettably he’s missing the main point. While his legislation is […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

A Catholic Solution to Education

To The Editor: In view of public education in New York City, I would like to propose two steps to solve the problems. First, Mayoral Control of the public schools should be abolished.  Second, management of the school districts should be directed by the superintendents of the Roman Catholic parochial schools of the Archdiocese of […]

An Event Not To Be Forgotten

To The Editor: This year is the 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair of 1964/65 in Corona. I myself remember attending the fair with my good friend Harry Weymer, in the summer of 1964. We were 13 and 14 years of age at the time. My friend’s father drove us there and told us to […]