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Letters, Week of Aug. 27, 2015

Southbridge Mass appeal To The Editor: I am writing in rebuttal to the comments made in a recent article concerning Mass being said in the community room at Southbridge Towers (news article, Aug. 13 – 26, “Mass exodus at Southbridge: Church services end”).  There is a statement in the article saying that the service in […]

By DANIEL SQUADRON | Over the last 40 years, Battery Park City has gone from a concept to the extraordinary neighborhood we see today. Walking the neighborhood’s streets and parks, visiting its schools, restaurants and offices, talking to its residents, no one could argue that the change is anything less than dramatic, in just about every […]

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Block that housed J & R readies for next phase (posted, July 2): Imagine how employees with decades of loyal service felt when they were dumped without even a handshake. No severance, the great Joe and Rachelle not even offering a word of thanks for helping making them and their children mega millionaires… Jumbybird Tenants […]

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BY ANDY HUMM    |  Artist Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt was a street kid who arrived in New York in May 1966 and participated in the Stonewall Rebellion. But he was also someone who frequented the bar itself, which opened in 1967. And while he concedes it was a dive bar, he loved it because it was […]

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Notes from a leader To The Editor: Re “Odd Politics” (UnderCover June 4 – 17): I apologize to the editors for not getting back in a timely manner with comments on my race for Democratic district leader in the 66th Assembly district, Part B. A Democratic district leader is a nonpaying Democratic Party position. That […]

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Few N.Y.C. schools are visiting the 9/11 museum (posted, May 21): I find it bizarre that schools today do not find the time to thoroughly teach about 9/11. I mean, doesn’t it have a little bit of relevance in the world the students live in? Michael Burke Mr. Burke, as the father of a 9/11 […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS   | I woke up last Sept. 4 with a plan. It was the first day of public school in the city, but I knew the chances  my 4-year-old son would be in class somewhere that day were slim to none. Slim was actually overly generous. “You can’t do that,” P.S. 11’s lovable […]

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Bring back neighborhood middle schools To The Editor: The extensive article concerning the muddled middle school enrollment process made no mention of the fact that the concept of the neighborhood school has been downgraded (news article, April 9-22, “Parents look for better way to apply to middle schools”). While many parents opt for schools seemingly […]

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BY YVONNE COLLERY  |  When I look out my window, I see what isn’t there. I see an absence of life, a sobering, empty brown dirt plot that screams with recent memories of lives changed and others that were stamped out in an instant. I heard the sound of the explosion when it happened. What I […]

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“Hope Spreads To Bring Trader Joe’s To New Chase Plaza” (POSTED, Apr 3): Please please please we want a Trader Joe’s here!!! Zette Emmons “UnderCover March 26 – April 8, 2015: Chin, Seaport & Jon Stewart” (POSTED, Mar 26) Good for you, pointing out Chin’s ambivalent language! This is how she spoke regarding the NYU […]

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