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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 […]

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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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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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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“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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Scary shopping dreams in ‘FiDi’ To The Editor: Re “Retail market is finally booming near Wall St. (Downtown Notebook, March 12 -25): Last night I had a nightmare.  When I awoke I discovered it was no nightmare. It was real. No longer did I live in the Wall Street/Seaport Area.  I am living in FiDi. Attempting […]

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Silver: ‘More work to be done’ To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, Feb. 26 – March 11) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work and raise a family. I have been proud to […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A spokesperson for Assemblymember Sheldon Silver sent Downtown Express this letter March 4, 2015: To The Editor: I would like to recognize your article “Silver Holding on Downtown” (news article, posted Feb. 26 ) and reiterate my commitment to our Lower Manhattan community which continues to be the city’s best place to live, work […]

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No defense for ‘shady’ politics To The Editor: Re “Trumped up case against Silver” (Talking Point by Ken Paskar, Feb. 12 – 25, 2015): It hardly inspires faith in our local political organizations, in this case the Lower Manhattan Democrats represented by Ken Paskar, to attempt to refute the charges made by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara against Sheldon Silver. Perhaps it […]

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