Yes To Iran Deal

To The Editor: Reps. Grace Meng, Assemblymen David Weprin and Michael Simanowitz, as well as City Council members Karen Koslowitz and Rory Lanceman, all oppose President Barack Obama’s proposed Iranian deal. They of course are entitled to their opinion, but one would expect in view of the unacceptable current situation, statements that set forth reasonable […]

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We Need Paid Family Leave

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN CATHERINE NOLAN Three years ago, Inneshia welcomed a healthy baby boy. Yet just three short weeks after giving birth, she had to return to work in order to provide the income that her household relies on. Her job as a home health aide is physically and mentally taxing, especially when coupled with the […]

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Nail Salon Bond Clarification

To The Editor: I am writing to address misconceptions in the story, “An Attempt to Protect Nail Workers,” which appeared in your August 13 edition. Specifically, it reports that to secure a $100,000 wage bond, it would cost a nail salon owner $10,000 to $20,000. That is not accurate. The cost of wage bonds is […]

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Thank You Sen. Gillibrand

I read with pleasure your article (“Gillibrand Addresses School Nutrition,” 8/13, by Yvette Brown) about U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s visit to Elmhurst last week to urge better nutritional offerings in our schools. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias is a crucial step in the war on obesity. Nearly half of New York City’s […]

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Con Ed Can’t Take The Heat

To The Editor: There are two things you can always count on. Summer comes every year and Con Ed is never prepared for it. Power outages during last month’s heat wave prove that New Yorkers pay the highest rates for the worst service of any city in the continental United States. To re-phrase Abe Lincoln: […]

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A Tale Of Two Senators

By Jeffrey Wiesenfeld As co-organizer of the Stop Iran Coalition and its activities, including the Times Square Rally, and as a former aide to several senior elected officials, I recognize that it is incumbent to take note when public demands are met. There are many theories put forth for the timing and declaration of Senator […]

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Put LaGuardia Money Elsewhere

To The Editor: Here in Northeast Queens, airplane noise from LaGuardia Airport is overwhelming, from before 6 a.m. to well after midnight most days, with planes booming overhead every one to three minutes, one after another, after another. Don’t tell me I shouldn’t have bought a house near an airport – this was not a […]

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Taken For A Ride

To The Editor: Re. your July 16 editorial: “Uber win for New York City.” It looks like you were conned by Uber’s black lies to defend its black car service under fire by our mayor and city council. Let’s start with Uber’s biggest lie, that it provides employment to 10,000 big apple drivers. Not true […]

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