Rein In Carbon Pollution

To The Editor: The monster snowstorm in Buffalo last week was downright scary. But storms like this are exactly the sort of extreme weather that climate scientist predict will become more frequent in New York unless we rein in the carbon pollution fueling global warming. We know what we have to do: limit carbon from […]

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Setting The Record Straight

To The Editor: Before the spectacular GOP victories in the U.S. Senate and the New York State Senate and governors’ races throughout the country, many incumbent Democrat politicians hurled invectives at Republicans, falsely accusing them of racism, extremism and a “war on women.” Nancy Pelosi said: “Civilization as we know it today would be in […]

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Grateful For Two More Years

To the Editor: I’m very grateful to my neighbors for renewing my contract for two more years in Congress. I intend to keep working hard to earn your support. The focus of that will continue to be middle class security. It’s not enough to create jobs; they have to provide long term stability and opportunity. […]

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A Champion For New York

To The Editor: Congratulations to Senator Toby Ann Stavisky on her re-election. Stavisky has been a champion on environmental issues and has been a leader in calling for action on legislative priorities, including the Child Safe Products Act, which would help get dangerous chemicals out of children’s toys and products. There is a full docket […]

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Help Fulfill Promise Of A Jury Of Your Peers

BY AUDREY I. PHEFFER Every citizen has a right to a trial by a jury of their peers, and in a county like Queens with its 162 nationalities, that calls for a veritable melting pot. Yet, a great many Queens residents ignore the juror questionnaire they receive from my office, and inexplicably abandon their legal […]

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Voting Against Your Interests

To The Editor: Congratulations voters! Once again, you’ve voted against your best interests. You’ve handed control of the New York State Senate to Republicans. They are members of a party that wants to diminish voting rights, women’s rights, clean air and water acts, the minimum wage, social safety nets, etc., while increasing the rights of […]

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Show Support For Astoria Cove

To The Editor: Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. offers its support in favor of the Astoria Cove development project. Our headquarters is located adjacent to and south of the proposed development site. Goodwill Industries has been a long-time community presence and positive economic, housing and social contributor in this […]

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Where To Go For Affordability?

To The Editor: A number of weeks ago, at the housing forum sponsored by the Tribune, I questioned what is considered affordable housing. In the Oct. 23-29 edition of the Tribune, when you wrote about an interview with Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, she is quoted as saying, “When I talk about affordability, I’m talking about […]

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Salute Our Veterans

To The Editor: Nov. 11 is the day to think about our honored veterans. For 238 years. they have fought to defend those freedoms we hold most dear. I myself served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era and was proud to have done so. This part of my life was one of […]

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