Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015


Obey the rules of the road

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Middle Village

Central Queens debates zoning changes and future of neighborhoods

While both Community Board 5 and Community Board 6 voted overwhelmingly against two major zoning text amendments, the few individual holdouts offered a window into an increasingly contentious relationship between Central Queens and City Hall. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015


Sunny Hahn fined for 2013 campaign violations

The city Campaign Finance Board has fined Sunny Hahn’s 2013 campaign for City Council on the Republican Party line for committing violations. Comment
New Voices

Turning on refugees is a mistake

Words can hardly do justice to the unimaginable horror visited on Paris by terrorist elements last Friday evening. While it was certainly not the first time Islamic fundamentalists have struck a European capital, the ferocity of the attacks and massacre of young people at the Bataclan concert hall sent shockwaves far beyond France’s borders. Comments (6)

A battle that needs to be won

The attacks on Paris were a declaration of war not only against the West but against all nations that are deemed not a supplicant to ISIS. Many have speculated how the nations of the world would react to an alien invasion. ISIS is the alien among us that has struck. Comment

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Willets Point

Space for Willets Pt. auto shops in the South Bronx halfway done

Construction of a new South Bronx space for the displaced businesses of the Sunrise Cooperative, a group of Willets Point auto shop owners, is halfway complete as the city looks to evict the remaining businesses that stand in the way of the first phase of the sprawling Queens project. Comment
Jackson Heights

De Blasio defends city’s work on education at town hall

Speaking before a capacity crowd at PS 69 in Jackson Heights for 2 1/2 hours last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio fielded questions about the Common Core opt-out movement, class size, school overcrowding and high suspension rates for minority students. Comment

To bring in voters, update the process

The November election this year in the City of New York resulted in an extremely low turnout of registered voters. One figure that I heard for turnout was 5 percent. Granted, there were few races of note this year. Comments (1)

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Jackson Heights

De Blasio tackles education at town hall in Jackson Heights

Speaking before the packed auditorium of PS 69 in Jackson Heights for more than two hours Thursday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio touted his rollout of full-day pre-kindergarten and outlined new plans to improve education in the city’s public school system. It was his second town hall since he took office in 2014. Comments (1)


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