Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
More than a third of all serious fires in New York City happen during the winter months, when people often resort to unsafe measures, as they attempt to heat their homes and stay warm. As a result, there are many preventable fires resulting in unnecessary loss of life and property.
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 [...]
Mayor Bill de Blasio has just become the 109th mayor of New York City by taking the Oath of Office administered by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on January 1. I would like to wish de Blasio good luck and success in his current administration. Now I would like to praise Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has [...]
The winter storm Hercules blew in and the city was well prepared. Our new was a true novice in such matters, but with the help of our Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty and his tenacious and diligent sanitation crews, they got the job done. I live in Glen Oaks Village and our main roads were done by morning. [...]
There is no rush for Mayor Bill de Blasio to fill several hundred City Hall staff positions, along with hundreds for various city agencies. The 300,000 municipal employees ably lead by several thousand managers are quite capable of continuing to deliver the critical services which millions of New Yorkers count on while Mayor de Blasio assembles and puts his own management team [...]
Charter schools can’t have it both ways. They should either stop their false claim that they’re public schools or stop their false claim that as private entities they’re beyond judicial reach. They should step up to the plate and stop dodging State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s financial audit of charters. Charter schools depend on public money [...]