Replace Bad School Leaders

To The Editor: In 2003, the course of public education in New York City began a radical change. We had a new mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who promised to run the schools “like a business,” and under mayoral control, he would be fully accountable for student achievement. In order to achieve his goals and after abolishing […]

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Yes To Marijuana

To The Editor: April 20th National Pot Day made sense. Consumption of marijuana for both medical and recreational use is part of mainstream America, transcending generations. Consumers have voted with their dollars, making marijuana consumption a multibillion-dollar enterprise today. Legalize it and add a sales tax. Revenues will more than cover the costs of any abuse. Our […]

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Bayside Parking Options

To The Editor: There are other options to building a multi-story parking structure at the existing municipal parking lot on 214th Place and 41st Avenue to solve the shortage of parking spots on Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Why not approach the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road for utilization of air rights over both the tracks […]

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RIP Maryalice Broussard

To The Editor: A good friend of our community passed away recently. Maryalice Broussard lived in Auburndale for decades and was a Vice President of the Auburndale Improvement Association, Inc.   She was very active in the civic organization for many years and remained so right up to her death.  She left us on March 30th […]

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Listen To Scientists

To The Editor: Recently a cliché has been born emblematic of dodging facts or delaying the obvious, or merely just exposing stupidity.  It’s called, “I’m not a scientist but…”. It is not necessary to be a scientist to assume that if 97 percent of scientists believe and make a scientific claim to a scientific enigma, […]

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Barton On The $20 Bill

To The Editor: It is my understanding that there is a growing desire by may Americans to have a woman on our $20 Federal Reserve Note. Not only do I support this movement, I call upon you to join in and support Clara Barton for this high honor. During the Civil War, Clara Barton nursed […]

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TPP: A Bad Deal

To The Editor: At this very moment, in the backrooms of Washington D.C., lobbyists from big, multinational businesses are hashing out a secretive trade deal that will hurt businesses and families right here in Queens. If this deal goes through, here are just a few changes we might see around town: No more “Buy Local” […]

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In Support Of Congestion Pricing

BY SEN. JOSE PERALTA AND COUNCILMAN MARK WEPRIN No one wants to pay more in taxes, tolls or store prices. No one questions that the cost of living, working and operating a business in New York is prohibitively high. However, the traffic pricing proposal that some are quick to reject – the Move NY Fair Plan […]

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Honoring Vietnam Vets

To The Editor: I have just read that our Vietnam Veterans will be honored at an upcoming event. Now that is why I applaud the fact that at this year’s Little Neck- Douglaston Memorial Day parade is to honor the Vietnam Veterans. This parade is reported to be the largest in the country. Vietnam Veterans are being […]

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