Acts of selflessness
Letters Letters 1/30/2014 at 2:44PM

The rash of tragic school shootings of recent years continues to bring irreparable grief to the national community and tests our resilience and readiness to tackle issues of bullying, gun laws, civic policies and the tone and direction of society. Nobody should exploit these tragedies for personal gain or to make political points. But let’s [...]

Principal must go
Letters Letters 1/30/2014 at 2:43PM

The principal of P. S. 107 in the Rockaways needs to be terminated immediately! She has been absent quite often; teachers are afraid to stand up to her, parents can never speak with her due to her constant truancy, and the entire school is in a state of confusion, without the necessary teaching materials and [...]

Non-partisan benefits
Letters Letters 1/30/2014 at 2:43PM

I’ve been reading a lot about the “bad” Republicans not wanting to extend unemployment benefits and how the “good” Democrats want it extended to help the unemployed. Let’s all be clear about this. Most want to extend unemployment benefits. The only difference is that some want to pay for it and others simply want it [...]

Unfair treatment
Letters Letters 1/30/2014 at 2:42PM

Recent articles have described the ill-treatment of Mary Ann Carey, District Manager for Community Board 9.  She has given many years of dedicated service to the community. Great numbers of community members have benefited from her leadership.  Despite her effectiveness, she is obviously being forced out of her position. When our community was faced with [...]

Proper pizza ettiquette
Letters Letters 1/23/2014 at 5:14PM

It was just reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio eats his pizza with a fork and a knife. Well how about that. Now I guess I’m not the only one. de Blasio is a man after my own heart. You can’t enjoy a pizza and savor the taste and flavor if you don’t eat it [...]

Value of Catholic schools
Letters Letters 1/23/2014 at 5:08PM

National Catholic Schools Week is being celebrated through February 1. The theme for National Schools Week 2014 is “Community of faith, knowledge and service.” This has been celebrated for 40 years and its main function is to raise awareness of what Catholic schools provide. Catholic schools strengthen relationships and produce students strongly dedicated to their faith, [...]

The real meaning of inequality
Letters Letters 1/16/2014 at 12:33PM

During every election cycle our leaders conjure up conditions they claim are ruining our republic and can only be rectified with more laws, regulations, fees and taxes. According to the progressive establishment, the most serious threat to our society at the moment is “inequality.” It is common knowledge that humans are not equal in height [...]

Shame on you, Governor Christie
Letters Letters 1/16/2014 at 12:30PM

Well, there it is plain as day: the difference between a president like Barack Obama who tries to work with Republicans while they spit in his face, and a Republican presidential wannabe who punishes the people that don’t vote for him. Hey Chris Christie, see that puff of smoke in the distance? It’s your dreams [...]

Don’t mess with Mother Nature
Letters Letters 1/16/2014 at 11:58AM

The recent severe Arctic outbreak that enveloped nearly the entire country has been attributed to the “Polar Vortex,” which is a swirling area of low pressure  near the North Pole. We just experienced the coldest outbreak in nearly 20 years, from the Rockies to the Atlantic coast south to the Gulf coast, including Florida. Pipes burst, electrical [...]

Share the skies
Letters Letters 1/09/2014 at 10:39AM

The latest story regarding the adding of the snowy owl to the list of birds needing to be killed around our area airports is nothing short of barbaric. Yes, it is very important for passengers and flight crews to be safe on airplanes landing and taking off, but it is also imperative for the Port Authority [...]