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If Mr. Zizelis’ definition of an “advanced, socially civilized country” is a place where the top 10 percent of taxpayers pay 70 percent of the tax revenue, where almost 50 percent pay no income tax, where 11 states have more people on welfare than are working, where success is capped and punished and mediocrity nurtured, where the government supports its crony-owned businesses with tax dollars like Solyndra, myriad failed green projects, not to mention bank bailouts and a $17 trillion debt, it is not unreasonable to suspect a mental disorder.
Advocating for assistance for a neighbor in crisis while objecting to providing limitless entitlements and suggesting we measure the success of welfare programs not by how many are added but by how many are dropped and achieve self-reliance indicates a Neanderthal mentality to Mr. Zizelis. He conjures up a delusional vision of me “decrying the redistribution of (my) wealth to the lazy and unmotivated, lying in their hammocks smoking food stamp cigars, retired and partying on with their unemployment pittance.” I have no knowledge of and never alluded to any such attitudes and activities but perhaps Mr. Zizelis has more firsthand experience and evidence he could share with us.
He describes a scene from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” which he claims was the inspiration for Reaganomics, where a chimpanzee up in a tree urinates and “trickles down” on helpless chimps below him. This definitively sums up his assessment of Ronald Reagan’s legacy and illustrates his perverted and disordered view of man’s nature and economics.
If you were hoping to take out a book in Hunters Point, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.
In a letter to Friends of Queens Library at Hunters Point, Thomas Galante, the president of Queens Library, wrote that the bids to build the structure were way over budget so certain modifications are being made to bring the price-tag back down.
The owners of a vacant lot on Cross Bay Boulevard got all the permits they need and will begin construction on a strip mall soon.
Dave Koptiev of Platinum Realty said all the permits the company needed from the city have been finalized. He estimated the strip mall will be completed in eight months.
(BPT) - Did you know self-directed IRAs allow Americans to invest in assets other than stocks and bonds, while enjoying the tax-free or tax-deferred status of their retirement account? Very few Americans realize that they have the option to self-direct their IRAs, or other retirement plans, into real estate and other alternative assets. Most investors believe that the only IRA investment options are bank CDs, the stock market or mutual funds - often because of inaccurate information from their current IRA custodian.
Chief Philip Banks III
Rep. Grace Meng, back row standing, with members of the community she honored for Black History Month at Latimer Gardens Community Center in Flushing Monday night.
Shown seated are Sharon Banks, left, Brandi Covington, Dr. Evelyn Julmisse and Marie Adam-Ovide. In the back row are Marvin Jeffcoat, left, Courtney Cohen, Leroy Comrie, Mark Levy, Kenneth Cohen II and Assemblyman Jeff Aubry.
NYPD Chief Philip Banks III last week was named as the 13th recipient of the William Tucker Garvin Award, an honor given out every year by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
The award is presented during Black History Month to an individual of African-American heritage in recognition of outstanding public service.
I’m the Chapter Lead of Northeast Queens for Action — the local Northeast Queens chapter of Organizing for Action — and I’m writing because I’m trying to do whatever I can to help get my community enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance.
Over the last several months, I’ve been organizing phone banks, canvasses, letter-writing parties and other events to get in touch with as many people as possible to make sure that they know where, how, and when to enroll in health insurance, if they don’t already have it. The Affordable Care Act ensures that people who used to be vulnerable — what if they got sick suddenly and couldn’t afford the treatment? What if they hit a lifetime limit on coverage? What if they had a preexisting condition? — now can be sure that if they get sick at no fault of their own, they’ll be covered. The ACA ensures that people can get the coverage they deserve at a reasonable cost.
I’m writing to make sure all your readers know that to be covered by the end of the year, they need to sign up by March 31. If you need coverage, please visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call (855) 355-5777.
The combination of the press conference for pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and Derek Jeter’s announcement that this will be his last season certainly put the spotlight on the Yankees last week. That may be one reason why news of the Mets’ refinancing of a massive loan did not get a lot of play. Nonetheless it is a big story with plenty of troubling implications for Mets fans.
Bloomberg.com sports financial correspondent Kavitha Davidson wrote in her Feb. 6 article that the Mets were on the verge of delaying repayment of a $250 million loan issued by Bank of America for another seven years. Davidson cited New York Post financial columnist Josh Kosman’s Jan. 30 article saying the massive balloon payment was due this spring. Davidson took pains to point out that Kosman wrote that the new loan agreement did not restrict the Mets payroll the way the previous financial agreement did. It’s that aspect of the original covenant that raised my eyebrows.
State Sen. Greg Ball (D-Patterson) slammed Mayor de Blasio’s municipal ID card legislation during a debate with Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) on “Up Close with Diana Williams” on Sunday morning.
The bill, which will be drafted by Dromm — a big advocate for immigration reform — was briefly discussed by the mayor during his State of the City Address two weeks ago.
In the last two weeks, Mayor de Blasio has taken two giant steps toward fulfilling his campaign promise to change the makeup of and the culture at the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority.
Two weeks ago it was the appointment of new managers in three key housing positions, the most prominent being Shola Olatoye, tapped to replace the embattled former NYCHA Chairman John Rhea.
The estate of the late Cecilia Chang is still up for grabs, with federal authorities working on a settlement that could soon give them up to $1.2 million.
Chang, 59, committed suicide in her Jamaica Estates home on Nov. 8, 2012, a day after implicating herself in court for recruiting foreign students and making them do chores around her house and embezzling more than $1 million from St. John’s University, where she worked as dean of the Asian Studies Center and vice president of international relations.
Congresswoman Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) periodic “Congress on your Corner” events normally get dozens of attendees wishing to meet with their representative. But that wasn’t the case at the Glendale Public Library on Tuesday.
Just six constituents showed up to speak individually with Meng over the course of two hours, a far cry from previous meetings in Middle Village and Fresh Meadows that garnered about 40 and 60 attendees, respectively.
(StatePoint) The kitchen is perhaps the most functional room of any home, but often it doesn’t feel large enough or flexible enough. And great cooking starts with a comfortable kitchen.
(Family Features) When it comes to managing their money, people often use the same banking provider for a number of years. Whether you’re loyal to your current bank or are looking for a better option, it’s important to review the available benefits to ensure your financial needs are fully met.
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Mayor de Blasio, who for most of his campaign criticized the severe economic inequality in the five boroughs, addressed how he plans to make the “Tale of Two Cities” into one of strength and unity.
“In past decades, working people built our city, and for their hard work they were rewarded, not always with great wealth, but with a fundamental assurance … the knowledge that hard work could pull them from modest means into a growing middle class” de Blasio said before a packed crowd of government officials and community members at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City on Monday. “Today, that assurance is missing … that sense of economic justice is gone. And that’s what we aim to address.”
Two major construction projects were the focal points of Monday night’s occasionally contentious Queens Borough Board meeting at Borough Hall.
Under discussion at the meeting — the second under Borough President Melinda Katz — was the Mattone Group Development Project, which involves the construction of three restaurants on land between the Queens Center Mall and the Long Island Expressway.
(StatePoint) If you’re fortunate enough to receive a refund this tax season, it’s time to think about sensible uses for the extra income so, as Grandpa used to say, “it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.”