The Lenten season is now upon us and it reminds us Christians that it is a time to get in touch with our spiritual nature. This is a time that many of us think of giving up those material things and giving up negative thoughts and trying to live in peace. But I feel it is more than [...]
EDITOR’S NOTE: BELOW IS A LETTER DISTRICT LEADER LEW SIMON SENT TO GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO Dear Governor Cuomo, As the Democratic District Leader of the 23 A.D. and Chair of the Rockaway-Broad Channel Bridge Toll Committee, we have been on record as requesting that the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge toll should be free for [...]
The MTA announced plans to extend Wi-Fi service to more subway stations, including 29 in Queens. Not so fast. A young woman was nearly killed when she fell onto subway tracks while texting. Expect similar incidents as Wi-Fi spreads to more subway stations. Texting and talking riders will accidently fall on the tracks or get [...]
I would like to start by commending the city for the fourth extension of ferry service to the Rockaway Peninsula. I would especially like to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for extending the ferry service through May and keeping his word, as he remains dedicated to the recovery of Rockaway and New York City as a whole.
This has been one of the most brutal winters in over a decade. Since it began I haven’t heard the words “global warming” once. I’d like to know where Al Gore and all the others who claimed to have evidence that winters such as these were going the way of the dinosaur and the VCR [...]
Let’s not read too much into what was a mistaken but not malicious judgment call to keep the schools open on a particular bad weather day recently. We lucked out that no school-related disasters were reported under these harsh conditions, but let’s see the big picture. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina’s decision was perhaps thoughtless, but [...]
Mr. Isaac’s letter, printed in the February 13 edition, demonstrates why charter and private and parochial schools are needed. It is the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution, which references our unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There is no “pursuit” of liberty; liberty is a given. Pursuing happiness [...]
During the past 10 years, Queens Library has been a force for immeasurable good. More than 128 million people have visited their community libraries during that time.
In regard to your article on potholes (February 13-19) I would like to bring to your attention the poor conditions of whole sections of Northern Boulevard from the 59th Street Bridge to 114th Street in Corona, a heavily traveled road especially for trucks, the roadway has been repaired numerous times over the last few years [...]
Shirley Temple, America’s child star of the 1930s, was a true American treasure. Her precious smile, along with those curls and dimples, made her endearing to the public. She brought joy and laughter to all of us at a time when this nation was going through the Great Depression. She also devoted many years of [...]