Never A Thankless Job

To The Editor: It may sound simplistic but it’s really very simple. As public school educators, we embrace children from all the world and they mean all the world to us. Our arms are open, our minds are open, our hearts are open, and, not being charters, all our schools are open to them. Without […]

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Remembering Andrew Rothman

To The Editor: Andrew Rothman passed away on December 24, 2014 at a much too early age. We served together as members of Community Board 11 for a number of years. I was always impressed by the amount of time and effort that Andy contributed toward his duties as a board member. When any land […]

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A Moment Of Reflection

To The Editor: As we head toward a new year, I wanted to reflect for a moment on a division that threatens to hurt our city. New Yorkers are reeling from the horrific assassination of two police officers, which comes on the heels of weeks of protests after the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not […]

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All Lives Matter

To The Editor: Yesterday’s ultimate sacrifices by Police Officer Wenjian Liu and Police Officer Rafael Ramos were an all-too poignant reminder of the courage and professionalism demanded of every member of the NYPD when they put on their uniform and go out to protect the communities that they serve. We join in the grief felt […]

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A Call To Support Police

To The Editor: Supporting our police officers for protecting us day and night is not a Republican or Democrat political issue, it’s an American issue. The U.S. Constitution was established in order to “…establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense…” The first job of government is public safety, and to protect our […]

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Library Expanding Hours In 2015

To the Editor: I want to introduce myself to you and the residents of Queens. I started my library career as a children’s librarian trainee in Suffolk County, while pursuing my Masters of Library Science at St. John’s University. I served customers at the front desk for many years and then managed small and large […]

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Increased Burden On Physicians

To The Editor: An open letter to U.S. Sens Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley: My internist has told me that next March, provisions of Obamacare requiring physicians to submit all prescriptions electronically will go into effect, and that to prescribe controlled substances (which include many common medications such as replacement […]

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Winner Takes All

To The Editor: I have been the executive Director of the Independent Payphone Association of New York since 1994, 10 years after the divestiture of AT&T, calling for open competition in telecommunications, in contrast to the monopoly that previously existed. This set the stage for telecom companies, small and large, to enter the field, as […]

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