Archive by category Letters

Library Needs Better Resources

To The Editor: Gary Null, a long time national radio personality, did an 11-month, in-depth investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The six-hour report presented credible evidence as to who was responsible for this murder and the subsequent cover-up. Missing the last segment, I went to the Queens Public Library (Central) to download […]

Op-Ed: Ending The Shuffle, Keeping Continuity

BY NILY ROZIC, EDWARD BRAUNSTEIN and GRACE MENG Families in School District 26, which covers Bayside, Oakland Gardens, Douglaston, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, are fortunate to have some of the best programming where their children go to school. For many years, parents have had the opportunity to send their children to the best schools, […]

Subway Wi-Fi A Danger

To The Editor: The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while texting. Expect similar incidents as Wi-Fi spreads to more subway stations. Texting and talking riders will accidently fall on the […]

Wealth Redistributed In The Wrong Direction

To The Editor: If Mr. Ed Konecnik is not careful, he will dislocate his shoulder due to his non-stop personal back slapping. Somehow his description of what to him is “Freedom” is more akin to Greedom. Mr. Konecnik is constantly decrying the redistribution of his wealth to the lazy, unmotivated, lying in their hammock smoking […]

End The Fiasco In The Park

To The Editor: In describing the Willets Point project as a “fiasco,” the Queens Tribune Editorial Board had hit the nail squarely on the head (Willets Fiasco Needs To End – Feb. 13-19). I am not referring to the original approved 2008 plan, but the cabal schemed by former Mayor Bloomberg and the Mets, Related […]

Vision Zero Off Target?

To The Editor: De Blasio with his Vision Zero plan wants to totally eradicate traffic fatalities in the City. While he is at it, why not say he will cure cancer as well. To think this is remotely possible is lunacy. Should traffic deaths be reduced? Of course they should but pronouncements like these followed […]

OP-ED: City Takes Easy Way Out

It is irresponsible to group all of New York City’s public school students into a single designation when it comes to a weather-related need to close schools. In New York City, the public schools are either all open or they are all closed. Despite the fact that a massive storm like the one we experienced today […]

Vision Zero Can Keep Streets Safe

To The Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor De Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths in New York City. In Astoria, a new coalition of organizations, including churches, schools, resident associations, and our group, the […]

Thoughtful Over Black History

To The Editor: February is Black History month. It’s good to set aside a particular time for celebration, provided that isolated time is not a “be all and end all” and doesn’t give people a subconscious green-light to forget about our debt of gratitude for the contributions of Black Americans during the other 11 months. […]

Terrible Tea Partiers

To The Editor: In your Jan. 16 Tribune letters, Mr. La Rosa was right on. The Obsrublican Party has blocked and/or sabotaged every proposal, initiative or request put forward by the Democratic Party regardless of the damage incurred by our country. This they have done in their rabid desire to recapture the Presidency as they […]