RIP Your Eminence

To The Editor: Edward Cardinal Egan,  Archbishop emeritus of the New York Archdiocese, has gone to his eternal home. Egan loved the people of New York so much, he adopted New York City as his home. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, an organization dedicated to helping those in need with […]

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Go Further On Fracking

To The Editor: A new Environment New York report highlights fracking’s dirty track record. The analysis of the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania shows that all types of gas fracking companies are prone to infractions of environmental and public health protections. Over a nearly four-year period, the top 20 violators of regulations included Fortune […]

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Bus Service Adequate

To The Editor: “More Bus Service Eyed For NE Queens” (Daniel Offner) & “Make The Money Worth It” (Opinion – March 5) concerning the ongoing MTA northeast Queens bus study championed by numerous elected officials is nothing more than a placebo designed to placate demagogues who are not regular users of the numerous public transportation alternatives that have been available […]

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Climate Change Action

To The Editor: Last month the Cuomo administration announced that it would seek to redesign how electricity is distributed in New York, part of an ongoing effort to modernize our electrical system. While the Governor has supported several reforms to further the development of renewable energy, such efforts fall way short of the investments needed […]

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Charter Controversy

To The Editor: Charter schools “receive a billion dollars in taxpayer funds and we don’t know what’s going on,” notes City Councilman Daniel Dromm.How does the New York Charter School Center repond to this observation?  With denial?  With evidence?  Neither. It’s CEO, James Merriman charges Dromm is the teacher union’s “attack dog.” Whether he is […]

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Why ISIS?

To The Editor: The human thinking process has never been noted as being influenced exclusively by logic based on facts, but recently there has been a particular abuse of that more colorful thoughtless thinking process.  Three American girls had, and now three British girls have, decided to join ISIS in their fight to homogenize the […]

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Corruption In New York State

To The Editor: In a recent edition of the Queens Tribune, there was a letter discussing oligarchy in the U.S. With the oligarchy appellation is related another problem which is called corruption. In management sciences, we say that firms exist in a macro-environment. Macro-environment consists of legal, political, technological, demographic, ecological and economical components. Changeable […]

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Can GOP Win In 2016?

To The Editor: Our Republican leaders of today who want to become president should use former President Ronald Reagan as a blueprint for success. He not only went around talking to people but listened to what they had to say and by doing so formulated a plan on how to help the people of this great nation […]

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