Politics

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Letters

Koch was a true New Yorker

I am writing to express my sympathies over the departure of former Mayor Ed Koch (1924-2013), Mr. New York. The time was 1924 when Mr. New York was born in the Bronx, when “the smell of the Bronx is perfume to me” (Rodgers & Hart, “I Gotta Get Back to New York”) and “as black as onyx, we’ll find the Bron-nix Park Express” (Rodgers & Hart, “Manhattan”). Comment.
Laurelton

[Updated] Richard, Osina both claim victory in tight Council race

As of the early hours Wednesday morning, two City Council candidates had claimed victory in southeast Queens’ special election, and it may be weeks before a winner is officially declared. Comment.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013

Political Action

City should bring back system of vocational schools

The policy of teacher evaluations has been with us during the last several years. This issue is constantly being brought to the forefront in terms of improving the public education system in New York state and especially New York City. Comment.
Letters

GOP should look in mirror over hypocrisy

Republican supporters say if Democrats are going to call them stupid and hypocrites, they should have their facts right. Well, here are a few examples. Comments (4).

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013

Queens Village

GOP channels Honest Abe

The Queens Village Republican Club honored our nation’s 16th president, an outspoken blogger and a fallen soldier at its Lincoln Dinner Sunday. Comments (1).

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013

Ozone Park

Political coup could reframe Queens GOP

A group of Republican City Council members found a loophole last month to appoint a new Queens commissioner to the city Board of Elections, which could cause a major shift in power inside the Queens GOP organization. Comment.
Laurelton

SE Queens council candidates spar at second forum

Donovan Richards did not make it to the first candidates forum for Tuesday’s special election in southeast Queens, but at a second meeting last week a few of the other City Council hopefuls let him know he was missed. Comment.

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