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To the editor: On April 4, the Gothamist news site reported on a court filing by the main corrections union claiming that a federal takeover OF Rikers would “lead to chaos.” Chaos already exists …

Criminal failure

To the editor: Police Officer Jonathan Diller did not have to die. Career criminal Guy Rivera, who had previous felony convictions, was arrested for possessing a firearm last year. Persons who have …

Right a wrong

To the editor: If after Guy Rivera shot and missed hitting a man he tried to rob in 2016, he had been prosecuted for attempted murder and sentenced to life without parole, he would not have been free …

Dump Trump

To the editor: Nearly every day I see a Trump supporter on TV claim that the former president’s handling of the economy draws them to him. Really?  By any measure, Trump was the worst …

Bible Trumper

To the editor: I saw Donald Trump advertising his Bible for $59.99, and I wondered what it has over the Gideons Bible that I can acquire for free in hotels and motels. Boy, was I wrong. I love the …

To the editor: District Council 37 and Mayor Adams reached an agreement that allows District Council 37 members who aren’t working remotely to have a four-day workweek, conditioned on their putting …

Medicare’s heartbeat

To the editor: I cannot wait until all the city’s and the state’s budget cuts are restored in their respective budgets. The fiscal cliff that was coming is nowhere in sight. This union town is …

Failing Rikers

To the editor: Mayor Eric Adams should have more doubts than convictions about his policies for the scandal-ridden, violent Rikers Island jail complex. First, the city is legally required to shut …

Confidence game

To the editor: A recent letter on the city’s Medicare matter ( “No justice,” The Chief, March 29) implied a connection where none exists, between city expenses to house, clothe and feed asylum …

Trial muzzle

To the editor: What effect will State Supreme Judge Juan M. Merchan’s gag order have on Donald J. Trump if Trump is treated like any other defendant in a criminal trial? It may mean he will be …

SandersCare

Thankfully for NewYork-Presbyterian patients, the hospital reached an agreement that will allow patients with Aetna coverage to continue to be covered when treated by that hospital's …

City slippery on Medicare

To the editor: The hearing in State Supreme Court Appellate Division on the city’s appeal of the injunction blocking retirees from being forced into a Medicare Advantage plan (“City attorney, …

Do better for EMS

To the editor: Regarding “ Adams, Kavanagh Express Support for EMS Pay Parity ” (The Chief, this issue): Actions speak louder than words. This past summer, the Mayor's Office of Labor Relations …

No due process for DC 37 retirees

To the editor:  The administratorship that AFSCME President Lee Saunders imposed on the District Council 37 Retirees Association is not merited and should be lifted immediately. No financial …

Bogus charge

To the editor: Daniel Penny should be confident he will beat the manslaughter charges in connection with the choking death of Jordan Neely on the subway last May. If he has capable attorneys …

Poor planning

To the editor: Governor Kathy Hochul’s and Mayor Eric Adams’ agreement to support payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) for three new office buildings to help finance the new $10 billion Port …

No justice

To the editor: I think it is unconscionable that the city of New York wants to reduce the benefits of people who worked for them for at least a quarter of their lives and yet give people who entered …

No relief

To the editor: Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine's proposed legislation to increase public citizen access to bathrooms in all five boroughs reminded me of the old subway bathrooms.  There …

Illogic underground

To the editor: Law and order dog whistles are the opposite of reimagining public safety. Republicans have used them since Nixon’s 1968 presidential campaign. They are the hallmarks of politically …

Misbehavin’

To the editor: To the tune of Perry Como’s “It’s Impossible,” with apologies: It’s impossible Tell the sun to leave the sky It’s just impossible It’s impossible for Donald Trump not to …

It’s a crime

To the editor: After allegedly pushing his girlfriend off a subway platform into the path of a train, causing injuries that made it necessary for her legs to be amputated, Christian Valdez is finally …

Break EMS’s pattern

To the editor: It's mind-boggling that the FDNY emergency medical technicians and medics and their unions have been pushed to file suit to get what they deserve following the decades-long inaction of …

A guy named me

To the editor: On March 9, Donald Trump held another unhinged rally in Rome, Georgia. Speaking to his throng, he told them that law enforcement is being weaponized against “Joe Biden’s top and …

Stupid as stupid does

To the editor: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals made the obvious ruling, that a president is not immune from prosecution for crimes committed while he was in office. After all, if a …

United on health

To the editor: The Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations (COMRO) opposes AFSCME taking control of the DC 37 Retirees Association. We regret that AFSCME's national leadership took this extreme …

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