Too High A Cost

To The Editor: I applaud Andrew Cuomo for his disallowing fracking in New York State and I lament along with him the demise of his father, the great People’s Governor of New York, Mario Cuomo. But along with the applause comes a most regrettable action the younger he has just taken. Gov. Chris Christie of […]

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Mayoral Control – Let’s Get It Right

BY STATE SEN. JOSEPH ADDABBO It doesn’t happen often in government that we get a golden opportunity to broadly improve the education of our children, but with the expiration of mayoral control of our school system and the pending negotiations to extend it, we have only one clear mission – let’s get it right for […]

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No To Community Board Term Limits

To The Editor: Councilmen Daniel Dromm and Ben Kallos have proposed legislation to limit Community Board members to six two-year terms; in other words, 12 years max service. While I agree with them on several other issues, I think this legislation, if passed, would be bad for the communities and the City. Community Boards are […]

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Tribute To A Beloved Teacher

To The Editor: Finally and sadly, the children of Woodhaven lost their nursery school teacher whom they loved so much, their Miss Judy who passed away last week. This lady nurtured these children in her teaching with her warm, caring way. Miss Judy had a commitment to her home of Woodhaven and our little ones. […]

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New Year’s Resolution

To The Editor: It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those about our health. Although gun violence remains the leading cause of death among young people, our most dangerous weapon is still our fork. Hardly a month goes by without another study linking consumption of animal products with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, […]

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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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