letters

Control guns
Letters Letters 12/19/2012 at 5:20PM

The Second Amendment calls for regulation, not a blanket absence, of common sense. We have more regulation and keep better track of our cars than we do our guns. It’s time for strict national gun control and an end to the ludicrous grip of the gun lobby. Michael Chimenti Oakland Gardens  

Senseless tragedy
Letters Letters 12/19/2012 at 5:20PM

The school shooting in Connecticut is a very horrible and senseless tragedy. Why would anyone want to shoot innocent children and adults? Our schools are supposed to be places of learning, respect, discipline and safety. When parents send their children off to school, they certainly expect that they are going to be in a safe, [...]

Why did he know how to shoot?
Letters Letters 12/19/2012 at 5:19PM

It has been revealed that Nancy Lanza regularly took her son Adam with her whenever she went to the firing range to practice shooting her guns. She even taught him how to shoot. If her son had emotional problems, why in the name of God would she have been teaching him how to use guns? [...]

Something must be done
Letters Letters 12/19/2012 at 5:18PM

A nation mourns after Adam Lanza shot and killed 27 people, 20 of them children. Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut has experience horror that they could not believe would happen in their town. In my opinion I feel this was a most senseless killing by a deranged young man who was the personification of [...]

Kudos on concert
Letters Letters 12/19/2012 at 5:17PM

The 12-12-12 concert was a great event that brought all our favorite bands and musicians together in one place to be broadcast all over the world. It was a charitable event that was unequaled, with people giving what they could to help our neighbors so hurt by Sandy. I saw a woman before the show [...]

Thank teachers
Letters Letters 12/04/2012 at 7:18PM

Don’t believe the lies about teacher unions being selfish. Hundreds of UFT members have donated their time, energy and expertise around the clock for weeks to help victims of Sandy’s devastation. It’s a large operation with big logistical challenges and it is being coordinated with the efficiency of a carefully planned military operation. They’re doing [...]

Thanking constituents
Letters Letters 12/04/2012 at 7:18PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a letter from Congressmember Steve Israel, who now also represents Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, Whitestone, Douglaston and Little Neck I am writing to express my gratitude to the Queens community for re-electing me to serve in the 113th Congress. As I return to the House of Representatives to represent the people of [...]

Overhaul 9-1-1 system
Letters Letters 12/04/2012 at 7:17PM

After reading the story in the New York Post regarding the problems that many people had when trying to call 9-1-1 the night of Sandy, one thing is very clear: 9-1-1 needs a complete overhaul. The operators need to be able to take the calls as quickly as possible and need to be trained to [...]

Thank teachers
Letters Letters 11/20/2012 at 4:09PM

Don’t believe the lies about teacher unions being selfish. Hundreds of UFT members have donated their time, energy and expertise around the clock for weeks to help victims of Sandy’s devastation. It’s a large operation with big logistical challenges and it is being coordinated with the efficiency of a carefully planned military operation. They’re doing [...]

Need to be proactive
Letters Letters 11/20/2012 at 4:08PM

As the Tri-state area continues the long and difficult task of cleaning up and begins the very long job of rebuilding, it is very important for the federal government to work with our state and local governments on how our very vulnerable coastline can be better protected against potential future storms. We can no longer [...]