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I find it hard to swallow that Galante can be worth that kind of salary, especially in the shrinking library business. We all know libraries are becoming extinct.
Weak article, weak reasoning. Nothing there smacks of a six figure paycheck, especially in this economic climate. More cronyism, if you really want to know.3 days ago
This is the perfect reason to pack your bags and leave New York as soon as possible. Along with Cuomo's crude comments, I can't think of a more expeditious time to get out. New York is swiftly becoming a welfare state and those hardworking who remain will be forced to pay the brunt of it. My advise is to sell your property while it still has some value. DiBlasio is the final nail in the coffin of a long held Democratic state. 2 weeks ago
Of course Chancellor Carmen-Fari is smiling! They're going to rip $210 out of the charter schools budget to infuse their ever-failing public school system and eliminate the competition. With an expected $12.8 billion dollar budget, up from $800 million, the unions must be celebrating en masse! Once again, the liberal elite have taken away the very venue by which underpriviliged children can better themselves, educationally, when they tell you that what they are doing is for the disadvantaged. Bunk! Poppycock! In reality we know this is merely for unions and teachers. No grudge against teachers, but who's looking out for the children? And DiBlasio's push for universal Pre-K is simply another way of indoctrinating youth to his openly Communist/Socialist agenda, by inculcating them at an earlier age. What happened to parental responsibility. This man is sickening. And Mr. Commaianni is ecstatic as well.....pulling money from charters is a great idea, he states. How pathetic these people are. Typical liberal idealogues....when you can't fight a fight with facts, you aim to destroy. 2 weeks ago
More of the divisive rehetoric from the left. More falsehoods regarding racial disparity put out there by our federal government in order to create animosity, racial tension and, in the long run, hurt the city, the classroom and the students themselves. Facts don't lie, but our government does.
Get ready for DIBlasio as well. This is what you voted for and you're going to get exactly what you want. Phony, contrived issues that are irrelevant to education and put the teachers in a very precarious position. Now, not only do they have to fear for their lives, but they'll have to keep their mouths shut while it's happening for fear of political correctness!
What's wrong with suspension and expulsion? If a student is disruptive and it hinders a teacher's ability to maintain a proper classroom environment why shouldn't the miscreant be thrown out of school? So......we can't control one or two so we have to punish the masses. That's what we've become.
People are NOT judged by the color of their skin or ethnicity, but by their deeds, character, apptitude, etc. Because if that were the case, how come, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Muslim etc. aren't suffering from the same slings and arrows of their outrageous fortunes of being a minority in this country.
This is just another attempt at assuaging "white guilt' for whatever reason, (something I can't figure out) and making excuses for abherrant behavior and condoning it. Instead, stricter guidelines should be imposed, not the opposite!
Once again, you've tied the hands of the teachers in the classroom and expect them to perform in the face of adverse condition. With the Common Core standards being imposed in the classrooms today, teachers will be rated on how well their students perform - how is this fair to teachers, if you allows disruptive students to continue to remain in the classroom?2 months ago
Here it is again.....another developer overcrowding communities with more residential units. This is a sick and twisted society we live in and people wonder why crime of all sorts is so high. Because hundreds of people are not meant to be huddled and crowded into a postage-stamp sized lot of property. It is not healthy, it is conducive to mal-adjusted, angry human beings. If you put anything too close together eventually you are going to have a fight for space and these developers are creating that exact situation by projects such as this. But of course, the Dept. of Buildings approved it, so it's okay, I suppose. Right? We all know why the Dept. of Buildings approved it.....more tax revenue. Simple as that. The Rego Park Mall needs more people there. I can't think of a more deserving spot to build 24 stories of jail cells, because that's what they're doing...imprisoning people....but I suppose it's the people's choice to live there, but it would be mine. I remember Rego Park, Middle Village, Woodhaven and all those lovely areas long ago when they were navigable and great places to visit. Now, I would step foot there due to the masses. Just my opinion.2 months ago
I find it very disheartening and sad that this iconic theatre which was a masterpiece of architecture and pleasure for decades has fallen into the hands of modern developers who have no sense of history or the past, and seek only to build, build and build more housing, which brings more congestion, more traffice, more garbage and everything else we don't need. How about taking a moratorium on development. Did it every occur to anyone that bigger isn't always better. What a wonderful museum of the moving image the RKO would have been. Perhaps a home for young aspiring dancers, musicians, actors. It could have been a community place where young and old had the opportunity to learn, teach, entertain, etc. But, alas, the hungry developers have once again swooped in and feel the need to feed their voracious appetites with just another ho-hum housing project. How very boring, mundane and predictable. The same old, same old. Housing units and retail space. Couldn't the community have come up with something more creative?2 months ago
While driving into work today I heard the news about small business owners being evicted from their long-standing businesses in the Willets Point area, only to be replaced with "affordable housing." As we are well aware, "affordable housing" is somewhat of an acronym for low income dwellings. We are always told by our representatives that continued development will bring more business to the area, keep our taxes from going up, increase our property values, all of which NEVER happen. In fact, our property taxes increase because after this low income housing is completed and families move in, not only are we told that now we have a need for more schools, more roadways, more hospital services, more, more, more.....thereby necessitating an increase in property taxes. And now a mall? Isn't the area congested enough? There are more malls than we could ever need in New York and Long Island, with a two-fold problem. The economy cannot support more retail stores and you continue to put small business owners out of business. Which brings me to the salvage businesses that have been at Willets Point for generations. It is my understanding that there has been a legal battle going on for years regarding removal of these businesses in favor of "affordable housing" and a mall, I even heard the possibility of a hotel. When we, the citizens, have no redress from an onerous judicial system, tell me what can we do. When no matter what you try to accomplish through our judicial system is for naught, tell me how will anyone survive with a judicial system run a muck. These small business owners were evicted and where were they relocated to? Is this a case of eminent domain? Were they compensated for their losses? There comes a time when we have to realize that over-development is harmful and not very cost effective. But then again, what would the politicians know? They are the ones who become rich from these sweet deals they give the developers in exchange for a lucrative kickback. Pure and simple - that's all it is. 8 months ago