Opinions

Time is running out for a judge to block the deportation, set for Friday, of Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant and father of two who has lived in Maspeth, Queens, for 25 years. … Full Article

OPINION: Consistency needed in marijuana enforcement

If police see you smoking a joint or carrying a small bag of marijuana in Maspeth or Middle Village, Queens, you are likely to get a criminal summons or even face arrest. … Full Article

OPINION: Cuomo and de Blasio should not force unions to divest from fossil fuel companies

Working men and women, public employees and taxpayers across are deeply concerned about calls from elected officials, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to divest the state and city’s pension funds from fossil fuels. … Full Article

OPINION: Give the State Senate an F on speed cameras

The speed camera enforcement program on Main Street in Flushing and near schools throughout Queens and Brooklyn has been suspended as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Technically the cameras are still working, but only to collect data. … Full Article

OPINION: Jury still out on closing Rikers

The planned closing of the jails on Rikers Island will have an impact on every borough with the possible exception of Staten Island. It’s only right that discussions are underway about what should happen in Queens and Brooklyn. … Full Article

OPINION: Judge recognizes the quality of mercy in pizza deliveryman case

In a ruling that moved the heart of this city, a federal judge on Tuesday released the undocumented pizza delivery man who had been held for 53 days after being arrested while attempting to make a delivery to Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn. … Full Article

OPINION: Tariff on newsprint will do far more harm than good

Even if President Donald Trump were a supporter of a vigorous free press, we would stand opposed to the tariff his administration has slapped on newsprint, the paper on which newspapers like the one you are holding is printed. … Full Article

OPINION: Here's what happens when you sue public transit for accidental Injury

Everyday millions of people in the New York metropolitan area use public transportation such as buses, subways or the railways. Fortunately, these methods of transportation are considered safe and, with few exceptions, most riders arrive at their destinations without incident. … Full Article

OPINION: Just say no to ‘safe’ injection facilities

In the midst of the deadliest opioid drug epidemic that this city has ever faced, the mayor has welcomed a supervised heroin injection facility in Brooklyn and he is hoping you too will welcome it. … Full Article

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