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Flushing Meadows Board Disenfranchises Thousands

By Councilman Rory Lancman This week Mayor Bill de Blasio finally announced the creation of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP) Alliance, after over a year of secret deliberations. The Alliance was created as a vehicle to raise and spend private funds in FMCP. This is crucial for FMCP, which needs the type of public-private partnerships […]

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Be Thankful For Teachers

To The Editor: This Thanksgiving, we are especially aware of our blessings and the “beyond the call of duty” thoughtfulness that others have extended to us. In this spirit, your readers may wish to thank their children’s and grand-children’s public school teachers for their unremitting dedication. Educators feel the privilege and joy of being entrusted […]

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Standing Up To Anti-Semitism

BY STATE SENATOR Michael Gianaris When I was first elected to the state legislature, I had the honor of visiting the Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Being raised in the Greek Orthodox faith, I was taught about one of our clergy leaders during World War II named Metropolitan Chrysostomos who peacefully led his community […]

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Thank You Rep. Crowley

To The Editor: Americans’ retirement savings are vulnerable. U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley should be commended for supporting a fix, but we need him to continue standing firm. Hard-working Americans lose out on as much as $17 billion a year because of a legal loophole that allows bad-acting financial advisers to steer clients to higher-fee or […]

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Providing A Better Life For Our Veterans

By Bruce W. Both Veterans Day is a time to pay tribute to the service and sacrifices of all U.S. military veterans. But acknowledging what these amazing men and women have done for our country is not enough. We must do more. To truly honor our veterans, Veterans Day must be a time to strengthen […]

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Give Vets A Green Light

To The Editor: Military service organizations  are teaming up with Walmart to support veterans. It is through an initiative called, “Greenlight a Vet.” It is designed to help veterans and their families when out of uniform to take the next step into civilian life. It calls for all Americans to engage with veterans and their families and help in the transition back to the communities with either jobs […]

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No School On 32nd Avenue

To The Editor: The Auburndale Improvement Association’s boundaries overlap with the Northwest Bayside Civic Association in the area where the proposed new high school is located on the site of the Bayside Jewish Center. We support the civic and the surrounding community near the site in opposing the construction of this proposed high school. At […]

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Teachers Unions Are Not Villains

To The Editor: Two of the most stubborn and bedeviling fallacies about teacher unions are that they divert members’ dues to political action and that they pursue an agenda based solely on self-interests that are at odd with those of their students. No amount of truth-telling will purge the air of deliberate misrepresentation. But most […]

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