Vets Barbecue Was Bigger

To The Editor: This year, my annual Veterans Barbecue was bigger and the best yet. We had an astounding 100 veterans, both men and women, from my district come out for a Saturday afternoon in Howard Beach. This number is bigger than any number of attendees in the past, and I am thrilled my office […]

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Support A Public Servant

To The Editor: I have lived in Queens my whole life and since Senator Tony Avella has been elected, I have seen great improvement. Tony has always been a strong supporter of the spirit of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). He has fought hard to protect the rights of the disabled. For example, Tony […]

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Celebrate Labor Day

To The Editor: In a variety of commercials, the Geico camel asks, “Do you know what day it is?” Well, let’s forget “movie day” for a moment. It’s time to remember Labor Day. And celebrate it with a vengeance. Respect for the working men and women who built this nation and enabled a stable and […]

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End The Scourge Of Graffiti In Queens

To The Editor: The scourge of Queens and throughout New York City is that of graffiti vandalism. It makes you so angry and somewhat sad to see these senseless indiscriminate markings of these vandals throughout our communities. In Woodhaven, we are fortunate in that we have the Woodhaven Business Improvement District on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue […]

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Welcome The New Queens College President

To The Editor: Thank you for the very interesting article about Dr. Felix Matos Rodriguez, the new president of my alma mater Queens College (“New QC President Ready To Take The Reins,” Queens Tribune, Aug. 14-20). I have been associated with this great institution since I entered as a freshman in 1950. I was honored […]

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A Case For Fairness

To The Editor: Your coverage of the Albert Baldeo case only carried the Government’s side. You did not mention anything about Mr. Baldeo’s acquittal on the main underlying mail and wire fraud charges. We really must insist that you read the Judge’s instructions. Judge Crotty’s charge to the jury read: “Counts One through Three charge […]

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Prune The Right Trees

To The Editor: What is all of this ballyhoo about the Parks Dept. not pruning the correct trees in the boroughs? This Parks Dept. and the office of the Comptroller need to better coordinate how and where this money is being allocated and used. We have trees that were pruned that did not need to […]

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No Parades On Northern Boulevard

To The Editor: Northern Boulevard is highway 25A, a main artery connecting the City with Long Island. I do not think it should be closed down to traffic, and rerouting busses etc. because of some foreigners’ parade. It upsets and delays Queens traffic much too much! 35th or 37th Ave can be used for that. […]

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RIP Robin Williams

To The Editor: The tragic death of Robin Williams is indeed a great loss to the entertainment world. During his long career, he made many films, including “Dead Poet’s Society” and “Mrs. Doubtfire”. He had the ability to make so many of us laugh. He will always be remembered as one of America’s funniest comedians and […]

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