Dear Editor:

She opened the door to the studio apartment the four of them were now crammed into. Her face clearly showed the exhaustion of the last two days, but she tried her best to not let it show. “Hi”, my wife Jean said tentatively, unsure how to begin to address a woman we never met, but who had just lost everything. “We heard about the fire, and just wanted to come by and drop off some clothes for you and the kids."  The woman struggled to keep from crying.  “Thank you,” she said in a slight Polish accent, hugging each of us warmly.  “If you want to see the apartment, I can show you.” She disappeared for a moment and we were left to stand in the hall. Through the doorway, I could see the apartment was cluttered with all

A Better Idea

Dear Editor:

(THE IDEA GUYS by Chris Boyle Re: Amazon Box Return)…Amazon Prime has a program where you can fill their empty boxes with unwanted items (clothing, toys, shoes, linens etc.), and Amazon will give you a posted paid label that you can download and mail them to Goodwill. '' works well. I've used it. Love your column.

Maureen McDonald


Go Kingsmen!

Dear Editor:

(In reply to 3/9 Boyleing Points about the Nazareth High School ’77 Basketball Team

Rockapup is Closing

Dear Editor:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of Rockapup at 145 Beach 116th St. 

After five years of serving our neighbors in the Rockaways, we find that as each month passes, it becomes harder and harder to keep our brick and mortar business. As it becomes simpler and less expensive to order from online stores, we simply cannot keep our doors open any longer. This is a sad time for us as we have grown to know many dogs and owners in this community

Queensrail Not Queensway

Dear Editor:

So what I'm hearing is the Queensway people have a Goal, a Goal that should never be reached. The real Goal that everyone should be fighting for is the reactivation of the Old Rockaway Beach Rail Line, the Queensrail, NOT a park. The fight for this rail would benefit all of us who need so desperately better transportation. Listen to the Queens Public Transit Committee, they know the facts, they know what they're talking about. Everyone who wants a good

Rust Already?

Dear Editor:

As I start my annual lose weight walks along the "bo­ard"walk, I sadly notice that the new benches between Be­ach 116th Street and Beach 117th Street are already starting to rust. While I feel that much of the oceanfront project was well-constructed, it appears that the quality of the metal bench frames are not well-suited for exposure to salty sea air and wind blown sand. Hopefully this is just a bad batch of frames, and is not indicative of additional problems

Bright Idea

Dear Editor :

I too have encountered many "deposits" after the snow storm on the streets and even on the boardwalk. It is a brilliant idea to use the elongated plastic bags with supermarket ads for dog poop pickup. No more excuses even if you are against the proliferation of plastic bags, as I am. Thanks, David Selig.

Kitty Chen Dean


Testimony to a Hero

Dear Editor :

(In Response to 2/23 Column “The Death of a Hero”)

A beautiful testimony to a life well-lived and a legacy

Thanks, Doc

Dear Editor:

Bravo to Dr. Peter Galvin for his comprehensive and well-researched column on the alleged benefit of supplements. As a PhD Biochemist and Professor of human anatomy and physiology, I have discussed with many individuals over the years how there is absolutely no physiological reasons why most supplements have any benefit.  Furthermore, I have been advocating that individuals using absurdly high levels of supplements might actually be doing themselves harm.  The

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