Borough President Helen Marshall has shown courage in speaking in favor of LaGuardia Community College's plan to relocate and retrain more than 1,400 workers employed by Willets Point businesses.
She took a shot at the organizations opposing this area's redevelopment under concern for workers' rights. She told the Flushing Chamber of Commerce that the LaGuardia plan "took that element out of it that was really clogging up the works."
Finally an elected official recognizes this reconstruction's importance and the obstructionists' cynical agenda. She noted that Willets Point's work force had long endured "horrible working conditions."
The reality is becoming clearer daily. Relocating will help the businesses and employees do better.
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