OP-ED: Keeping Young People On The Right Track

BY QUEENS DA RICHARD BROWN For the last 21 years, the Queens District Attorney’s Office, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, the New York City Police Department, and a growing network of community partners, has spearheaded the STAR TRACK School Anti-Violence Program in the Rockaways. Working with 10 elementary, middle school […]

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Wealthy Are Not The Enemy

To The Editor: Politically correct speech has corrupted our language to the point that sometimes we no longer know what we are talking about. Descriptive characterizations no longer correspond to reality. Consider the following: people who entered our country illegally are labeled “undocumented immigrants” and “Social Security” is now called an “entitlement,” even though the […]

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When Will They Learn?

To The Editor: Last week, bipartisanship made an appearance in congress. Republicans and Democrats voted overwhelmingly (383-33) to form a commission devoted to building a Women’s History Museum on the National Mall. Among the 33 opposed is Michelle Bachmann. Why? She believes it would “enshrine the radical left feminist movement,” she continues – “the current […]

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Memorial Day Opportunity

To The Editor: Folks ready to fire up their outdoor grill on Memorial Day face a deadly choice of inflicting food poisoning or cancer on family and friends: food poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria, if they undercook the meat; cancer, if they heat meat to the point of creating cancer-causing compounds. Luckily, a […]

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Silver Celebration For Society

To The Editor: It is hard to believe, but 25 years have passed since the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society came into being. And yet, considering all that DLNHS has accomplished during that quarter-century, it is equally incredible that so much has been done in so little time. Just a few of its accomplishments […]

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Remember The Sacrifices

To The Editor: As the nation approaches Memorial Day, we must remember all of the men and women, past and present, who have sacrificed their lives so that we here at home could be able to live in freedom. Our military is the greatest in the world, and we owe them all a debt of […]

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A Good Deal For The City, And The Teachers

To The Editor: The new contract between the City and the UFT is a monumental achievement for all New Yorkers because it is a milestone of reconciliation between management and labor. People can argue the merits of its details, but what is indisputable is that the Bloomberg era of deliberate, almost sadistic impasse and union-busting […]

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Too Much Faith In The Government?

To The Editor: The premise of the liberal progressive collectivist ideal is that man is selfish and uncharitable and must be guided by a group of enlightened well intentioned omniscient benefactors. To liberals, everything is an issue of money. Their guiding principle is that the government knows best and that we should just hand over […]

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