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The Funds Are There: Use Them Correctly

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio should have read “NYC Part Of Traffic Safety Pilot Program” (Lynn Edmonds – Sept. 17) concerning receipt of yet another Federal Department of Transportation grant – this time for $20 million before he complains that the federal government is shortchanging the Big Apple when it comes to providing transportation funding. His position is flawed when […]

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Hail Hero Cop

To The Editor: I would like to at this time like to praise off-duty Transit cop Christopher Canale, who came upon a burning school bus and rescued two people in Manorville. All he said when interviewed was that his first thought was that there could be children aboard the bus at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8th. […]

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Faith-Based Rehabilitation

To The Editor: I am writing in response to the Op-Ed of Council Member Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows), The Fight Against Substance Abuse (Oct. 1-7, 2015), in which he got more free advertisement space for his next plan to waste taxpayer dollars for an Office of Drug Strategy, as proposed by Manhattan Councilman Corey Johnson. The […]

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Businessmen Make Bad Presidents

To The Editor: Recent polls are saying that most of the Republican’s surveyed like Donald Trump and Ben Carson because they’re business people. History has shown us that those who are good at business make failed presidents. In fact, no highly successful businessman has ever become a successful president, and no highly successful president has […]

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The Fight Against Substance Abuse

BY COUNCILMAN RORY LANCMAN Substance abuse is a scourge that impacts countless lives in our city each day. In 2013, there were 8,238 arrests for intoxicated or impaired driving and 55,529 arrests for misdemeanor drug and drug paraphernalia possession. Tragically, overdose deaths due to heroin doubled between 2010 and 2013, and there are currently more […]

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Healthcare Workers Welcome Pope Francis

BY GEORGE GRESHAM Lisa Johnson, a 45-year-old homecare worker from Queens, is thrilled that Pope Francis is bringing his message of economic justice to New York, because she feels he is speaking directly about her and her family. A single mother raising four children, Lisa must work two jobs to make ends meet – often […]

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Gen-Xodus From NYC Looms

By Beth Finkel AARP New York State Director  Generation X turned 50 this year. While that’s young, it is not too young to start planning seriously for retirement. But when AARP New York surveyed voters in the five boroughs, we discovered the following: • 78 percent of New York City’s Gen Xers worry about not saving enough. […]

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Stabile And The GOP Heyday

To The Editor: During the 1990s, under Republican Mayor Rudy Guiliani the GOP elected Alfonse Stabile along with Mike Abel and Tom Ognibene of Queens, Charles Millard and Andrew Eristoff of Manhattan, Martin Golden of Brooklyn and Fred Cerillo of Staten Island. “Former Councilman Al Stabile Passes Away At 68” (Jon Cronin – September 3).  This resulted in their caucus growing […]

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