Another Side Of Bus Rapid Transit Debate

BY ANGELA STACH and PETER BEADLE One of the most promising transportation proposals currently up for public comment would bring Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to Central and Eastern Queens, areas in dire need of expanded bus service, as thousands of residents live more than a mile away from a subway stop. The proposed BRT line […]

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A Return To The 1970s?

To The Editor: Only a year into his administration, current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio could already be vulnerable to being viewed as a “one and done” Mayor. The de Blasio administration has been marred by several political failures, and few, if any, significant successes. For example, even before he took the oath […]

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Praise Police, Educate The Public

To The Editor: We have to thank our police department for the fact that our great City of New York is regarded as one of the safest cities in the world today, with a diverse population of about eight million people from over 120 countries, speaking over 135 languages. The reason we have one of […]

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Defending New York’s Finest

To The Editor: At this time I would like to praise retired and former NYPD Captain Joseph Concannon, a 25-year veteran, for organizing a nonpartisan unity rally for our Finest. This took place on Tuesday Jan. 13 in front of Queens Borough Hall with as many as 400 supporters. This I believe sends out a message that as […]

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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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