Compromise Needed

Community complaints over noise conditions and other issues stemming from the Boroughs’ two major airports have long been heated topics, with different groups offering a number of different proposals to solve the problems. But it seems likely that a compromise on the issue is a long way away, as the various civic groups seeking satisfaction […]

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A Mess Made Of Shelters

Leave it to a City agency to take an effort to help those in need and turn it into a nearly toxic situation on a number of different fronts. The homeless problem in this City continues to spiral out of control, and we do not argue that something needs to be done. But there are […]

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Moving Forward With Affordable Development?

While the proposed development at Astoria Cove has been somewhat divisive, we are pleased to see that some of the lingering questions about housing and labor seem to have been addressed this week. As developers tried to move forward on the plans, an agreement on union labor and a question about the amount of affordable […]

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Keep Working On Ed. Reforms

As he approaches the end of his first year in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio obviously still has a number of challenges to face as he tries to improve the quality of life in New York City. We are encouraged by his announcement this week of an initiative to improve City schools, although we acknowledge […]

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Every Day Is A Time To Honor Veterans

BY STATE. SEN JOSEPH ADDABO    Every year, we honor our service men and women on Veterans Day, this year on Nov. 11. But it’s also important to recognize that the sacrifice and dedication exhibited by these individuals should be honored, not merely on one day of the calendar year, but every day. Truly, Veterans Day […]

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Queens Tribune 2014 Election Endorsements

Congressional District 3 When Steve Israel was re-elected to Congress in 2012, it signaled the first term where he would be representing a portion of Queens. His efforts to represent constituents not just on Long Island, but in the northeastern part of the Borough have not gone unnoticed. Israel has been a strong progressive voice […]

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Queens Tribune Endorsements

With the midterm General Election set for Nov. 5, all three state-wide offices are contested this year. While we announce our endorsements for Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General this week, next week, we list endorsements for Congress, State Senate and State Assembly. New York State Governor As we stated in our endorsements for the primary […]

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Parks Or Public Transit?

The proposal to turn the abandoned Rockaway Beach Long Island Rail Road line into a park akin to Manhattan’s High Line sounds good in theory, but we are not convinced that the creation of a park in that particular setting is what would be best for the Borough. While we agree that additional recreational space […]

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Dialogue Needed On Shelter

The ongoing discussions and disagreements over the fate of a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale seems to be yet another consequence of a lack of communication and coordination between City agencies and the people who live in the area. The dispute over the proposed shelter at Cooper Avenue does not solely hinge on a coalition […]

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