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Monday, July 13, 2015

Flushing

Stavisky discusses school holidays, de Blasio-Cuomo conflict

At a legislative roundtable with media outlets, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) spoke about the recent announcement of the Lunar New Year school holiday, the tense relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and her legislative achievements. Comment
Bellerose

Seventh candidate enters bid for Weprin’s former Council seat

Community advocate Satnam Singh Parhar, of Bellerose, is entering the race for former City Councilman Mark Weprin’s (D-Oakland Gardens) seat, making him the third South Asian to toss his hat in the ring for the diverse northeast Queens council district that represents neighborhoods like Bellerose, Little Neck, Douglaston, Queens Village and Glen Oaks. Comment
Letters

How to put Trump in perspective

The decision by R. H. Macy’s to phase out the Trump menswear collection in their effort to be politically correct in response to Donald Trump’s remarks about illegal Mexican immigration needs to be balanced by a couple of other facts in Macy’s history. Comments (6)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Letters

Judging the court

At last we see a number of decisions coming out of the Supreme Court. They’ve been a long time coming. They were diverse, and as would be expected, were received by each of our political parties with various degrees of either approval or disdain depending on their advocacy. Following are the five Supreme Court judgments. Comment

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Mayoral Spin Cycle

The Arc of History meets the Supreme Court

Even though the first 50 years of the 20th century were pretty barbaric due to two extremely bloody world wars, I still believe the arc of history bends towards progress and the pace has accelerated in the last 50 years. Comment

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Willets Point

Appeals court rules Willets Point mall can’t proceed

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and Flushing Meadows Corona Park advocates opposed to the Willets West mega-mall proposal called an appellate court’s historic decision in favor of keeping the parkland public a triumph, while the developer said it would appeal the ruling to stop the project. Comment

Monday, July 6, 2015

Willets Point

Appeals court rules Willets Point mall can’t proceed

An appellate court issued a historic decision in favor of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and park advocates opposed to the Willets West mega-mall proposal that will keep the parkland public. Comments (4)

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