Failed terrorist living in Jamaica gets 30 years for bomb plot
We were disappointed to see our friends at the Queens Pride House in Jackson Heights helping to promote the insidious movement to boycott, divest from and impose sanctions upon Israel. But that’s just what happened Tuesday, when the center had Sarah Schulman, an anti-Israel CUNY professor and supporter of the BDS movement, speak before a crowd of about 30 like-minded people.
The Pride House is dedicated to the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, and is the only center of its kind in Queens. We wish it had not hosted a one-sided event attacking the only country in the Middle East where LGBT people enjoy anything approaching equal rights.
Long before Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), ran to unseat Democratic incumbent state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), received nearly $900,000 in campaign contributions, before Addabbo was endorsed by Gov. Cuomo, and before their district was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Addabbo and Ulrich were just Eric and Joe, two parishioners at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Ozone Park.
Addabbo and Ulrich faced off Tuesday in what has been described as “the most closely watched and possibly most expensive state legislative race in the country,” for the 15th State Senate District which includes this neighborhood. Addabbo won by a wide margin.
The United States remains a country faced with a multitude of problems, but we are much better off than we were four years ago, thanks to the leadership of President Obama. He should be re-elected on Nov. 6.
The president’s opponent, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, has a lot going for him but has not made a compelling case for changing course.
I am truly excited to be attending my first same-sex wedding this Saturday, when our former Editor-in-Chief Dan Hendrick marries Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. I have known both of them for about 10 years and wish them all the best in their future together.
About 100 people turned out Monday night to hear all six candidates running for the 6th Congressional District race offer their views on everything from same-sex marriage to military spending during a two-hour forum at the Flushing Library.
Sponsored by the MinKwon Center for Community Action in Flushing and supported by several other groups, it was moderated by Steve Choi, its executive director.