The Battle Behind B-TECH

To The Editor: The long-anticipated B-TECH school recently opened with great fanfare and excitement as a co-location at the Martin Van Buren HS Campus. The B-TECH HS will provide a pathway for higher education and meaningful job prospects to students willing to dedicate themselves to academic pursuits. One of the unique benefits offered by B-TECH […]

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Breaking The Silence On Domestic Violence

BY ELIZABETH CROWLEY     There is a silence that shrouds most incidents of domestic violence – a deadly silence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we must work together more diligently to give a voice to countless victims and put an end to this silence once and for all. The prevalence of domestic […]

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Vacancy Decontrol Hurts NYC

To The Editor: In regards to your Oct. 2 editorial, “Make Progress On Affordability,” Mayor de Blasio wants to create 200,000 units of affordable housing for low income New Yorkers. But he can’t do this without first eliminating vacancy decontrol, which allows landlords to raise rents to market rates after rent regulated tenants leave their […]

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Fight Against Breast Cancer

To The Editor: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and is time to wear the color pink. The third Friday in October in each year is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day, or throughout the month, women are encouraged to make mammography appointments. Some may wonder why a […]

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Climate Change Deniers Are Wrong

To The Editor: I’m never surprised by the ignorance of GOP supporters. But congratulations are in order for all the climate change deniers whose letters reach new heights in blind stupidity! All their mindless opinions will never distract us from the “FACT” that climate change exists. Yes, they may be right that it used to […]

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Queens’ Party Problems

To The Editor: In a petty and vindictive move, Boss Joe Crowley Queens County Democratic Chairman arranged for former New York City Comptroller John Liu to oppose incumbent State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in a primary for the 11th State Senatorial District. This was unjustified because Avella was known for his attention to the welfare […]

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Top Marks To BAN

To The Editor: What’s not to like! As a member of the Briarwood Action Network (BAN), I cannot begin to tell you how delighted I am with this organization. BAN has had park days in which members have cleaned up our local parks. BAN has also planted bulbs and painted park benches. Our 9/11 day […]

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Stand Up To DOE’s Cash Grab

To The Editor: Public school parents are right to complain about their sky-high, out-of-pocket costs for mandated supplies for their children. Private schools have always gotten away with a “we can charge whatever we want…take it or leave it” attitude, but government-run schools were until recently almost completely free, except for nominal items like notebooks […]

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