Enough complaining about WTC memorial
Letters Letters 5/15/2014 at 5:40PM

The decision to place the unidentified remains of the World Trade Center victims into the underground repository at the World Trade Center Museum and Garden was perfectly correct to do. So, why are certain relatives of those lost complaining and making it sound as if the crime of the century was committed by placing those [...]

Remembering our war dead
Letters Letters 5/15/2014 at 5:36PM

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and I hope the many will not forget the importance of this day. Memorial Day in my book is not just another day off to shop for sales or backyard barbecuing. In my opinion Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who gave their lives to protect the [...]

Council members should use mass transit
Letters Letters 5/15/2014 at 5:35PM

Why not amend NYC Council member Dan Garodnick’s bill requiring employers with 20 or more workers to sign up for transit checks to also include all 51 NYC council members, along with several hundred council staff? Council member Garodnick and his 50 colleagues can all give up their free parking spaces at City Hall. They [...]

Bus lane nightmare
Letters Letters 5/15/2014 at 5:34PM

Having a bus lane taking away a car lane for 12 hours a day on Woodhaven Boulevard will be a driver’s nightmare. There are many, many more cars, vans and trucks than buses on the road. To have that many automobiles have one less lane will cause more congestion and longer travel time, not to [...]

No way to treat a veteran
Letters Letters 5/08/2014 at 11:57AM

A Bronx principal named Jennifer Joynt gave Iraq Marine veteran Christopher Moll, who is a special-education teacher at Throgs Neck middle school, an unsatisfactory rating. This is due to his absences over his National Guard service. She also said she would not be able to pay him for his time invested and he will have [...]

Praise for the FDNY
Letters Letters 5/08/2014 at 11:56AM

Once again, our firefighters responded immediately to a major crisis, this being the F train derailment in Queens. Our firefighters are the best, and the passengers, for the most part, were evacuated by them in an orderly and calm manner. We owe a debt of gratitude to our firefighters, as well as to the passengers [...]

Teachers pact a return to fair bargaining
Letters Letters 5/08/2014 at 11:40AM

The new contract between the city and the United Federation of Teachers is a monumental achievement for all New Yorkers because it is a milestone of reconciliation between management and labor.  People can argue the merits of its details, but what is indisputable is that the Bloomberg era of deliberate, almost sadistic impasse and union-busting [...]

Thank you from grieving families
Letters Letters 5/08/2014 at 11:40AM

To the East Elmhurst/Corona and Greater Queens and NYC Community, On Friday, April 4, 2014, four young vibrant people were taken from us unexpectedly in a tragic car accident at Steinway Creek. We have searched our minds and hearts trying to find the right words to express our heartfelt gratitude. However, we will never find [...]

Kudos to Ulrich staff
Letters Letters 5/08/2014 at 11:37AM

Open letter to Council Member Eric A. Ulrich I need to thank your staff for helping me resolve a problem. On Tuesday last week I called your office and spoke with Arlene Brown. I told her my problem and she asked me to come in the next day. I did, and Greg Mitchell was very [...]

U.S. should stand up to Putin
Letters Letters 5/01/2014 at 10:29AM

Vladimir Putin is devious and duplicitous. He is defining reality to support his illegitimate claims and justify aggression. If this was the 1930s we could substitute the name Hitler for Putin and find the same actions. The Ukraine is an independent nation. It has been such since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Crimea became [...]