Like We Said …

TimesLedger Newspapers
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

In last week’s editorial, we criticized stores that opened on Thanksgiving.

We wrote that “we understand the shopping mania that drives people to get out of bed at 3 a.m. on Black Friday to be first in line.

“But we don’t understand why people would let this carve up Thanksgiving. We’d like to see one retail chain find the courage to say, ‘We value our customers, their families and our employees so much that we wouldn’t think of opening on Thanksgiving. If you have to shop on Thanksgiving at our competitors, we understand. But we hope you’ll come back to a store that cares about your family for the rest of the year.’”

And one retailer did just that. In its blog on Thanksgiving, P.C. Richard & Son wrote:

“Happy Thanksgiving! Our 3,112 employees wish you a very healthy, happy Thanksgiving Day; a day for the celebration of families, friends and loved ones.

“Save Thanksgiving Day!

“It is our opinion that retailers who choose to open on Thanksgiving Day show no respect to their employees and families, and are in total disrespect of family values in the United States of America.”

We congratulate the owners and we hope this respect catches on.

Just Say No

At the only hearing in Queens on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposal to raise fares, most of the chairs were empty and only a few people spoke. The MTA should not assume that riders are happy with fare increases.

Most riders think the hearings are a show. Few if any are happy with the plan to boost fares no matter which proposed scheme is used.

One of the people who spoke hit the nail on the head again.

Jason Chin-Fatt, of the Straphangers Campaign, blasted the MTA for hiking fares four times in five years. He called on Albany and the city to pump more money into the authority.

Chin-Fatt said 53 percent of the MTA’s operating costs are covered by fares. That’s the highest percentage in the nation.

The state needs to encourage commuters to rely on mass transit. It won’t do that by raising fares again.

Posted 1:20 am, November 29, 2012
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like TimesLedger on Facebook.

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.


Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.
Community News Group

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!