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October, 2014

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Speed cameras masquerade as mayor’s new cash cow

Speed camera masquerade as mayor’s new cash cow Comments (57).

September, 2014

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City has to change its ways on how it spends its money

A recent survey by New York education officials on city school performance revealed that more than 65 percent of students failed to score grade level on math and reading proficiency tests. In 25 percent of city schools, 90 percent of students failed those same exams. Comments (6).

August, 2014

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Bharara should keep up the good work fighting corruption

In just the latest example of New York’s corrosive culture of corruption, former City Councilman Dan Halloran was found guilty of bribery and arranging other crooked schemes. Comments (6).

July, 2014

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Dromm should show more respect toward the JROTC

The City Council has veered so far left that for most common sense/centrist voters, it is hard to fathom. No Council member epitomizes this off-center lurch better than Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights). Comments (4).

June, 2014

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Mayor’s budget will spell doom for city in the future

Years from now, when the city is teetering on the financial abyss, just like Detroit, folks may ask, “How did this happen?” Comments (1).

May, 2014

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Obamacare fails to deliver lofty goals for middle class

The U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as some refer to it, has not lived up to the promise made by elected officials to millions of middle-class workers and families. Comments (3).

April, 2014

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Drivers must fight city’s plan for congestion pricing

The highway robber barons are at it again. “Congestion pricing” has now morphed into the euphemistic “Fair Tolling and Transportation Reinvestment Plan.” Comments (1).

March, 2014

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‘Tale of Two Cities’ reveals hypocrisy of new mayor

It has become clear what Mayor Bill de Blasio had in mind with his Tale of Two Cities parable. He presented it as an allegory of the haves and have-nots, but neglected to tell us who they are. Comments (6).

January, 2014

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Columnist hopes his dreams for the new year come true

As the new year begins, I like to create a civic-themed “wish list” in the hope that lawmakers may have an epiphany and aspire to fulfill these wishes. I have kept the list brief this year, hoping to improve my chances of success. Comment.
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