Rockaway rail line good for all of Queens Dear Editor:
The emotional statement by Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz opposing the reopening of the Rockaway Beach Line recalls a meeting we had with the councilwoman and Assemblyman Michael Cohen, ...
World No Tobacco Day Dear Editor:
The American Lung Association joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in celebrating World No Tobacco Day on Thursday, May 31. This year’s theme was Tobacco Industry Interference an...
Carousel off to a bad start Dear Editor:
What a farce.
My wife and I went up to Forest Park on Sunday, May 27, to see the newly opened carousel, only to find a few problems with it.
First, there are no signs on any of the ro...
Hooters just part of a larger issue Dear Editor:
I am writing in response to Larry Penner's dispatch “Why Oppose a Hooters?” in the Brooklyn Downtown Star on May 31.
Until the citizens, residents and commercial interests of the Town ...
Who gives a 'Hooters' about one restaurant?
How disappointing that there are narrow-minded people who are opposing Hooters opening a branch in the Barclays Arena neighborhood in Downtown Brooklyn.
After a long grueling day at ...
Ode to Rickles
I recently discovered that comedian Donald Jay Rickles turned 86 on May 8. He is a real funny comic and a child lived in Jackson Heights.
This news brought back memories of my one exp...
The one who really keeps HOPE alive
I read Deacon Art Griffin's letter (“To all those that keep HOPE alive”) in last week's issue.
To me, all of the credit goes out to this wonderful man who started Project HOPE. How man...
Change won't come this election year
The appearance of ads imploring us to “vote for change” and “make a difference” means election time is here. However, most elections do not effectuate change, but rather legitimize and...
A Street Wake
When Helen Genna died, her body remained unclaimed. A widow for several years, she lived alone in the Wilshire at 34-15 74th Street in Jackson Heights. It had been her home for over fo...
Romney not the man for the job
Let's adopt the "common sense" ideas Mitt Romney used en masse to lead his state from 37th to 47th in job creation.
He never talks about his term as governor of Massachusetts, where he...
Thanks to all who help keep HOPE alive
Project HOPE (Help Our People Eat) has now entered its fourth year feeding the hungry. This volunteer program is sponsored by Transfiguration and St. Stanislaus parishes in Maspeth, an...
Monserrate just a small fish in a big pond
Hiram Monserrate and the other "caught Albany pols" are only the tip of the corrupt iceberg in our State Capitol.
It has been going on for decades, and once in a while there has to be ...
Garbage policy is pure trash
I want to publicly thank State Senator Tony Avella for his concern and action on behalf of his constituents regarding the rules and regulations for placing refuse out for collection. C...
Nursing Home Week
National Nursing Home Week, which began on Mother’s Day and ends May 19, is a special week to “Celebrate the Journey” of residents and honor them with a shower of community support.