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Trump for America?

America needs Donald Trump! The Far Right has claimed for years that the interests of the nation are under attack and American Exceptionalism no longer exists due to Liberal policies and a compliant media. Reality has nothing to do with core beliefs. The resiliency and strength of the US is a fable to Trump and […]

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Queens’ Park

To The Editor: At the hands of myopic city officials, elected, appointed or otherwise and beginning with the discredited former Queens Boro President now departed, Donald Manes, Flushing Meadows Corona Park has become the dumping ground for all sorts of structures alien to an urban park. Parks are the life blood of an urban society […]

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Taylor Needed To Go

To The Editor: Gilbert Taylor, former Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services has voluntarily or involuntarily resigned. Regardless, this is a much needed change which provides the City with an opportunity to rectify some of his poor decisions as well as reform the agency to effectively help those in need. Aside from his dismal […]

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What Big Meat Won’t Tell You

To The Editor: The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released yesterday by U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has successfully suppressed scientific findings recommending reduced meat consumption. The reduction was recommended by the government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee in a 571-page report […]

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No Public Dollars For Private And Religious Schools

BY DANIEL DROMM Chairperson, NYC Council Committee on Education Recently, the NYC Council decided to give yeshivas, private and parochial schools millions of dollars of taxpayer money that could and should have been used for our public schools. This is an unprecedented step in the direction of subsidizing private education. The legislation, called Intro 65, […]

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A Real Solution For Homelessness

To The Editor: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s idea to house the homeless at Creedmoor has unofficially been dropped. Now my wife and myself live a few blocks from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village. We therefore have been concerned over this proposal. Now let me point out that I’m not bias against the homeless for I […]

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No Meat In 2016

To The Editor: Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve our diet and exercise routine. Although gun violence and traffic accidents remain the leading causes of death among young people, the most dangerous weapon for the rest of us is still our fork. Well over a million of us are […]

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Keep Flushing Meadows Open!

Dear Mayor de Blasio: The Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc. is a civic organization covering the Auburndale section of Flushing and western Bayside. We have over five hundred members. You came to address our members at one of our monthly meetings when you were the Public Advocate. We are writing to you today because we are […]

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