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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Library Policies Close Access

To The Editor: That full page of malarkey from the “removed” Queens Public Library trustees appears to be an advertisement (paid by the QPL?).  It not only castigates Queens BP Melinda Katz for bringing much needed reforms to the institution but also insinuates that “Freedom of Thought” will be lost at the library.  This is […]

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Ugly And Divisive Politics

To The Editor: When did the political arena become so ugly and divisive? Calling them “extreme conservatives,” Governor Andrew Cuomo blasted conservative Republican New Yorkers earlier this year, telling them they have no place in New York State. More recently Nancy Pelosi said: “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the […]

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Stop Rewarding Bad Behavior

To The Editor: The NFL should be called the National Felons League because a rap sheet is a requirement for landing on team rosters. Those responsible for hiring & harboring violent offenders must pay for their atrocious conduct. Firing Roger Goodell isn’t enough. Let’s sack the the NFL on the bottom line by ending its […]

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Protecting Elderly Crime Victims

BY QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY RICHARD A. BROWN With an elderly population of nearly 400,000 in our County, each year the Queens County District Attorney’s office handles a substantial number of cases involving elderly crime victims. To make sure that seniors receive the support and protection they deserve, our office has developed special programs to assist […]

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Border Crisis Blaming Games

To The Editor: Republicans continually blame Obama, liberals and Democrats for all of society’s ills. Today, it’s the border crisis. FOX “News” is doing its job and the uneducated believe the lies. Lies like Global warming doesn’t exist. But we must cut these nonbelievers some slack, after all heat stroke causes disorientation and confusion. But […]

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Trouble At The Red Cross?

To The Editor: I was a hurricane victim as I live a block from the ocean in Rockaway Park for many years and suffered a lot of mental suffering during the hurricane. The Red Cross got $300 Million in 2012 by many naive suckers for hurricane victims, yet denied many any financial aid until two […]

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