2016-07-06 / Front Page


Rep. Maloney For VP!

To The Editor:
I applaud the boys and girls of PS 70 in Astoria for their brawn and brains, and excelling in academics and in sports. This is wonderful news, and refreshing in this time of shootings, terrorism, market panics in fianance, and when bashing of education goes on and on. These children did not do it on their own and we must thank their teachers, principals, parents and other adults who set a shining example for them.  This kind of news truly must be featured on radio, TV and local papers. Thanks, Gazette for bringing this to our attention.
I also am proud to congratulate the Astoria Center of Israel for celebrating its 90th anniversary. They are the centerpiece of Jewish living, study, learning, worship and community, and have been so for the past 90 years. During the past 8 years, Rabbi Pearl has moved this synagogue forward to a thriving community of study and learning for children and adults, and for prayer, solace, pastoral guidance and the services and sermons that inspire all of us. It is indeed a joy to be Co-President of such a wonderful synagogue and to travel over 26 miles round trip to Astoria from Little Neck to be part of such a blessed home of worship. We encourage young families and people of any age to join us in our meaningful Sabbath morning services.
I am dismayed that there were cuts again in the senior services budget for peple who are homebound, and who receive Meals on Wheels. I am a telephone reassurance volunteer for Western Queens and Southwest Queens Senior Services and am dismayed that the most vulnerable seniors who need help cannot get it due to a paucity of funding. We must not forget our Greatest Generation.
I congratulate the Gazette on its 34th anniversary. You have been our eyes and ears for the Astoria area, brought us joyful news, tragedy, historical events, and events affecting our borough, our city and nation. Thank you Gazette for publishing my letters to the editor since the year 2000, and showing me in pictures when I received awards as a volunteer at Dellamonica Senior Center. Kudos to the Gazette and many, many more years ahead.
It is sad to hear about a child of 6 accidentally killing his little brother of 4 when he found his mother’s loaded gun and shot him in the head. What happened to the mother’s hiding the gun? She should be severely punished and given a felony charge.
Also, we are spending too much money on parades, and not spending for police protection and anti-terrorism. These parades should be eliminated. The money spent can be used for more police protection in our city’s boroughs.
Also, I am definitely in favor of Ms. Maloney to continue to be our representative in Congress. She is a powerful woman, caring for all people, and she especially has given me recognition, in addition to placing my name in the Congressional Record of 2007 with a brief history of my volunteer service. She would also make a great vice presidential candidate running with Hillary.
The British leaving the EU really has sent our world into financial crises. I pray that this will not lead to recession.  
Cynthia Groopman
Little Neck

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