Opinions

As chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store — and I hear the same message time and again: every parent wa … Full Article

OPINION: Building stronger school communities

As chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store — and I hear the same message time and again: every parent wants to see their child graduate ready to conquer the world and every child wants to follow their dre … Full Article

OPINION: Stop stealth savings stress; ensure retirement advisors put clients’ interests first

New Yorkers work hard and deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing their future retirement nest eggs are invested soundly. But working New Yorkers — including about 1.7 million Brooklynites 25 and older — have something to keep them up at night: a loophole in the law that could be  … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn will suffer with the passage of TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive trade deal like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but even bigger. How could a treaty involving twelve Pacific Rim countries impact our neighborhoods here in Brooklyn? Plenty. … Full Article

OPINION: Divesting from Wal-Mart

On Jan. 8, 2011, Jared Lee Loughner walked into a Wal-Mart and purchased gun ammunition. Within three hours of this purchase at a local Wal-Mart, he opened fire and callously murdered six individuals and severely injured 13 others — including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. … Full Article

OPINION: Silver arrest should serve as wake-up call

The January 2015 arrest of New York State Assemblymember Sheldon Silver on corruption charges was an explicit example of what voters have known for years: our political system works to represent big money interests instead of the people. … Full Article

OPINION: Fix NYCHA now

There’s a troubling status quo for many of the 400,000 New Yorkers who reside in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments: water dripping through ceilings, stoves that catch on fire, mold that goes untouched for years. … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn Library developer should do more for our community

Year after year, developers come to our communities asking for approval to build bigger, better and taller.  … Full Article

OPINION: Keep rollin in Brooklyn, Citi bikes!

At least in the greater Downtown Brooklyn area, Citi Bike is doing just what it is supposed to be doing — providing bikes for short trips. … Full Article

Some pointed opinions on a changing Brooklyn Heights

Many Brooklyn Heights residents, particularly old-timers, feel like their neighborhood is under siege: increased vehicular traffic and significant street blockage from construction and renovation. … Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Pier 6 — What is your ‘real bone of contention?’

On July 9, I attended a presentation of the latest projections of revenue, maintenance and operations (M&O) costs and reserves by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. … Full Article

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