Pets were victims too
Letters Letters 11/20/2012 at 4:07PM

There were many animals who were trapped in the evacuation zones as Sandy roared ashore, and thanks to the tireless efforts of the ASPCA, PETA and the Humane Society, as well as many other individual volunteers, most of them were rescued and continue to be reunited with their owners. It is so important for pet [...]

Streamline voting process
Letters Letters 11/20/2012 at 4:07PM

The State of New York needs to take a long hard look at how elections are conducted. During this year’s presidential election, there were long lines of people all over the state waiting to cast their ballots. Some did not have the time to stand on a long line and forfeited their vote. In areas [...]

Coming together to help
Letters Letters 11/15/2012 at 11:13AM

If Sandy can be said to have had any silver lining, it is that it shows us once again how New Yorkers pull together during times of crisis. I am so grateful to Sunnyside Community Services’ staff and volunteers for working so hard under such difficult conditions to ensure the safety of the thousands of [...]

How Sandy affected libraries
Letters Letters 11/15/2012 at 11:11AM

I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affected communities in the immediate future. More than 50 libraries opened for public service right after the storm. They provided important information, places to [...]

Hoping system works
Letters Letters 11/15/2012 at 11:11AM

I hope the new rules for getting gas by Mayor Michael Bloomberg work. My wife Eva was on line trying to get gas for three hours the other day in Bayside. She was almost about to get gas with only a few cars in front of her — and they ran out. She had to [...]

Responsible reporting
Letters Letters 11/08/2012 at 5:08PM

Thank you for your unbiased coverage of the upcoming elections, especially the Assembly race.  Another local newspaper did not even mention that Tony Nunziato was also running. Responsible newspapers do what you did.  Give the facts and let the readers decide for themselves whom to vote for. Lee Rottenberg Middle Village

We shall overcome
Letters Letters 11/08/2012 at 5:03PM

As our area continues to cope with the very severe aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it has been emotionally moving for me to see that photo of volunteer firefighters raising our flag in battered Breezy Point. It brought tears to my eyes. We have all been affected by the rage of this brutal monster from the tropics, [...]

Forgotten people
Letters Letters 11/08/2012 at 5:02PM

As our region continues to struggle for some semblance of normalcy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to be focusing mostly on Manhattan with regard to cleanup efforts. There has been tremendous damage in the Rockaways and Staten Island, and those people desperately need help right away. The mayor seems to not be able to connect with [...]

Get ‘em out
Letters Letters 10/24/2012 at 4:03PM

After the Yankees lost their chances of being in the World Series, there is one thing for certain: A-Rod and crybaby Nick Swisher need to be shown the clubhouse door. A Rod’s performance this season was not very good. After he returned from his injury, he really did not hit or field very well. Swisher [...]

Protect our protectors
Letters Letters 10/24/2012 at 4:02PM

The recent deaths of two Nassau County police officers once again reinforces the fact that these police officers put their lives on the line in order to protect the public every single day. The first officer was struck and killed by a vehicle while responding to a call about an accident on the Long Island [...]