The 21st Street corridor between Queens Plaza and 20th Avenue has always been notorious for pedestrian fatalities. It serves as a conduit between the Queensboro and Robert F. Kennedy Bridges, resulting in cars, trucks, and other heavy vehicles using the street to move quickly between these two points.
I heard and read that Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to close the schools, his reasoning being that since the snow stopped at 10 p.m., the streets would be plowed by morning. What he failed to take into account was that with approximately 11 inches of snow, teachers and support staff had a lot of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
On January 11, former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon passed away at the age of 85. Although he could be a polarizing political figure and his policies have had many critics, I found Henry Kissinger’s remembrance of Sharon in the January 13 issue of The Washington Post to be an accurate and fair representation of Sharon’s legacy.
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 [...]
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, [...]
Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.