Terrible Tea Partiers

To The Editor: In your Jan. 16 Tribune letters, Mr. La Rosa was right on. The Obsrublican Party has blocked and/or sabotaged every proposal, initiative or request put forward by the Democratic Party regardless of the damage incurred by our country. This they have done in their rabid desire to recapture the Presidency as they […]

Queens Pride Celebrates 21 Years

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee will celebrate its 21st Winter Pride event for those who have significantly provided to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community in Queens on Jan. 25 at the Astoria World Manor. More than 350 people will gather to honor NYC Pride, the […]

Moving Past Partisan Politics

To The Editor: Can we please get past the partisan politics surrounding the “Affordable Care Act,” more commonly referred to as “Obamacare”? This law… passed by Congress, signed by the President, upheld by the Supreme Court… would provide health insurance for more than 30 million people. The news media reports the current House of Representatives’ […]

2013 ELECTIONS: Ballot Proposals

Judge Age Limit Leads Six Amendments Besides selecting a Mayor, Comptroller, Queens Borough President and City Council member, Queens voters will also be given a chance to amend the law of the land. There are six proposals on the ballot this year that would add amendments to New York State’s Constitution. One of the biggest […]

Amendment Seeks Judicial Age Extension

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Election Day, Queens voters will help determine if New York State judges can serve in the courts longer, increasing the maximum age to 80. New York is one of 15 states in the nation that has a retirement age for judges, ending in their mid-70s at the latest. A […]