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 [...]
The D-Day invasion at Normandy was postponed because the elements weren’t favorable. But that didn’t mean its participants renounced the liberation of Europe. Rockets have been aborted seconds before takeoff, but that didn’t deter us from a commitment to space exploration. Beethoven ripped up reams of musical sketches but after some corrective action got the [...]
The deaths of Shirley Temple and Sid Caesar make me realize how lucky my generation was to remember these special celebrities in their prime. The child who could dance, sing, cry on cue and flash her dimpled smile brought pleasure to adults and other kids in the 1930s, when our country had record unemployment and [...]
The heartbreak and agony that Avonte Oquendo’s family has had to endure is one that I can’t even begin to imagine. Over the course of the past few months, Avonte became more than just a face on a missing poster.
The passing of former New York Mets radio announcer and baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner is indeed very sad. He had a career in baseball that spanned many years, until back problems forced him to retire at age 32. He went on to a long career as a radio announcer for the New York Mets, along [...]
Mayor Bill de Blasio deserves the praise of all New Yorkers for using public money to fund public schools rather than rifling the taxpayers’ wallet to grease profit-making private charter operators. The mayor is demonstrating fiscal responsibility and adherence to the core values of principled leadership, as well as respect for the spirit of the [...]
Mayor Bill deBlasio and other city officials are floating the idea of legalizing illegal basement apartments and other units as a way of dealing with the need for more affordable housing in our city. The outgoing Chair of the City Planning Commission, Amanda Burden, has stated that we must accept an increase in density and [...]