See Our Schools

To The Editor: The teachers union and the charter school industry fight hard and often. Especially about “co-location.” That’s the widespread practice of muscling private charters into crowded public school buildings and awarding these for-profit business entrepreneurs the lion’s share of resources and preferred space at no cost to them. You, the public, pays. The […]

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Do We Need The EDC?

To The Editor: Is there real reason to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary for creation of the New York City Economic Development Corporation? New York City prospered and successfully grew prior to creation of the NYC Economic Development Corporation and it’s predecessor, the NYC Public Development Corporation, created in 1966. In 1991, the NYC Public Development […]

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What’s Wrong With Our Kids?

To The Editor: The recent incident  in a Brooklyn McDonald’s, in which several teenagers attacked and repeatedly beat, punched and kicked another teenager, is yet another stark and ominous reminder of how it seems that young people today have lost all respect for others, and that they know no bounds. What is happening to our […]

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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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