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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A Look At New Transportation Alternatives

BY JEFF ROSE AND MICHAEL TOBMAN The genius of our political economy is largely found in the space it allows for innovation and creativity. A product or service that didn’t exist moments ago quickly becomes popular, or a new method of manufacturing or marketing or delivery becomes a new paradigm. All of this becomes the […]

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Op-Ed: A Quick Review Of Middle East Tension

BY GARY ACKERMAN   What a mess. The world needs someone to blame. Hey, why not the Jews? After all, it’s all Israel’s fault. Everyone else knows that all the problems in the region would be solved if only the Middle East had just one more Muslim country. What could possibly go wrong? A quick review: […]

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Flushing Meadows’ Maintenance Mess

To The Editor: I agree 100 percent with reader Frances Gerard’s letter in the Oct. 9 issue of the Queens Tribune (“Hidden Gem Too Hidden at Flushing Meadows?”). Two weeks ago, I had the displeasure of having to visit the Men’s Room at Flushing Meadows Corona Park and it was beyond filthy. It smelled to […]

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Chamber Backs Astoria Cove

To The Editor: With a diverse and growing population and a transportation system working hard to meet the needs of every day New Yorkers, the Queens Chamber of Commerce believes the proposed Astoria Cove development will allow future residents of Astoria and western Queens to lead a much higher quality of life and add to […]

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