Maury Daller
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July 26, 2017
THey be squawking for Fua Xing airport to be the new bus turminal
Cuomo's con job
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Dear Editor Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the MTA's salvation by naming Joe Lhota as chairman and designated savior. Lhota got the MTA back on track after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when running our mass transit system was his full-time job. But that's not true today. His full-time job is executive director of NYU/Langone Medical Center. Maybe that explains why he's only taking $1 a year for his MTA post. The MTA needs an executive director to run daily operations, a post it's been trying to fill since Tom Pendergast resigned five months ago. Cuomo also misled us about available funds to overhaul the MTA. The Empire Center, a public interest group, says New York State has $5 billion in cash from legal settlements paid by big banks for fraud and money laundering. But rather than allocate that money to the MTA, our governor is spending it on upstate projects, like a new bridge named after his late father. Our Assembly and State Senate members must demand that he redirect those funds to the MTA. If not, his 2018 re-election hopes are zero, or the same value as a Metrocard. Sincerely, Richard Reif Kew Gardens Hills
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Red states
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Dear Editor, It appears that during the 2016 presidential election, Comrade Trump’s son took a meeting with a proxy of Comrade Putin to try to discredit Hillary Clinton and win the White House for the Republicans. Other attendees at that meeting included Comrade Manafort and Comrade Kushner. All this camaraderie clearly paid off, as Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. It took a village to do the job, in this case a Potemkin village. Did our Commissar in Chief thank his Russian counterpart for providing him with a red-letter day last November? Did he celebrate his unlikely win with caviar, blinis, and vodka at his apartment in Trump Tower? I can not answer yes or “nyet” to these questions, but I hope we’ll learn something about Trump’s ties to Mother Russia when Robert Mueller and his investigators finish their special Russia probe. Sincerely, Martin H. Levinson Forest Hills
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Vote Nicole
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Dear Editor, Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is running to unseat Mayor Bill de Blasio as Mayor. The daughter of Greek and Cuban parents, at 36 years old she is a rising star. She has already stood up to de Blasio, who defies federal laws by harboring criminal aliens under the city's sanctuary policies. The mayor's policies jeopardize all innocent New Yorkers, cops, firefighters, and first responders. Malliatokis also has a plan to address our transportation system and homeless problems. I had the proud experience of meeting her at the Douglaston/Littleneck Memorial parade in May. I found her to be honest, hardworking and dedicated to doing right for all the people of New York City. Nicole Malliotakis is the mayor we need. Sincerely, Frederick R. Bedell, Jr. Glen Oaks Village
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NY must act
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Dear Editor, I strongly urge the governor to invest in renewable energy and wean the state off our fossil fuel addiction. New York must step up as the federal government turns a blind eye to climate change. Constant warnings from experts and calls from New Yorkers who experienced Superstorm Sandy to act are apparently not waking up our policy makers sufficiently. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, arid land and crop reduction should be enough to sound the alarm. But if the fossil fuel industry cannot think into the future, and about the realities of climate change, then we must cut ties, and cut ties now. Sincerely, Grace Magee NYPIRG Project Coordinator
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