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Readers pontificate on Italian-American tradition, centrism and Hurricane Fiona – New York Day by day Information

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Smithtown, LI: To Voicer Carminuccio Cosimo Palladino: The Day by day Information was form sufficient to offer my letter concerning the Italian-American situation the headline “Populism can flip a group towards its personal.” In doing so, they completely captured my level. Sadly, you missed it by recasting my feedback right into a dissertation about Christopher Columbus. I discussed Columbus Day for example the hypocrisy we show as Italian-Individuals by celebrating our heritage someday a yr and utilizing the opposite 364 to do silly issues like impugning Dr. Anthony Fauci’s character for political expediency. Such conduct degrades us as a tradition.

Whereas I agree that dumping Columbus Day is suitable, I have to reiterate that it will not make a dent within the harm Italian-Individuals do to themselves the remainder of the yr. Conducting ourselves with dignity as a tradition is the one strategy to undo the stereotypes that fools like Rudy Giuliani have solid upon us. Listed here are some options:

1. I implore Mayor Adams to maneuver the Italian-American Day parade to Labor Day. Our brothers and sisters in Italy proudly have a good time Worldwide Staff’ Day yearly.

2. Do not spend your cash with union-busting retailers like Starbucks and Amazon. Frequent the multitude of small companies New York has to supply, lots of that are owned by sincere, hard-working Italian-Individuals.

3. Do not donate to the Nationwide Italian-American Basis or every other bogus affinity teams. They did nothing to censor Rand Paul for his assaults on Dr. Fauci, they do not use sufficient of their funds to offer scholarships for deserving Italian-American college students and so they function Donald Trump-loving panderer Maria Bartiromo on their board of administrators. Karen Cirillo

Brooklyn: Riffing on one other letter I wrote for the Day by day Information, if we actually care about kids and the way forward for NYC and the Jewish group typically, we should always ensure that kids in Hasidic colleges obtain an honest secular training. When kids aren’t critically taught topics of literacy (studying and writing, math, and in addition civics, historical past, fundamental science and well being), they’re disadvantaged and stored ignorant. How can they navigate instructions on drugs containers? How can they take and go driving assessments? How can they vote in an knowledgeable method? They’re left bereft of societal fundamentals, and that is unfair to them and to society. Ellen Levitt

Corona: Is it me or is Keith Hernandez extra annoying than ever? Particularly on Sunday, Sept. 4. Somebody ought to shellac his mouth shut (in case you listened to the printed that day, you recognize what I am speaking about). I believed Ron Darling was the pitching skilled. Keith thinks he is aware of every part. Gary Cohen is all the time correcting him. Keith, simply preserve to what you recognize, not what you assume you recognize. Mitzi Belski

Kew Gardens: If anybody ought to have recused themselves from investigating Donald Trump, it’s clearly Letitia James. She has been stalking him for years and has publicly denounced him previous to her allegations towards him now. Of all the true property moguls on this metropolis and state, she was obsessive about him. She was additionally pushed by partisan celebration politics like so many others. My query to her is straightforward: What number of different over-evaluations have you ever carried out in your tenure of her? In authorized jargon, there’s a sturdy case for selective prosecution and abuse of statutory powers on her a part of it. I’ll wager that an sincere public survey would concur with the aforementioned. Phil Serpico

Highland Falls, NY: So it seems that each one the writers and historians of NYC crime had it unsuitable. There should not 5 prison households, there are six! Add the title Trump to Gambino and Columbo, with the Orange Don because the Greedfather. His line from him to Vice President Mike Pence — “I am not going to be your good friend anymore in case you do not do what I ask” — might have come straight from Mario Puzo. Since Ivanka Trump is the one one of many kids who seems to have any brains, will probably be a Twenty first-century first for American crime, a feminine don (to be). Donette? Crime writers, to your laptops! Joe Cyr

Staten Island: Should not Mar-a-Lago be named Magazine-a-Lago? Douglas Baker

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Bronx: Your “Major colours” editorial (Sept. 16) claims the “middle” is extra well-liked with Democrats than the “far-left.” Is that why Hillary Clinton received lower than 50% of the vote in 2016, even towards Donald Trump? She her husband’s signing of NAFTA, welfare reform that reformed recipients into homelessness as a result of the minimal wage was (and nonetheless is) not livable, and she or he supported her husband to bomb Serbia. These are right-wing positions. Whereas some left-wingers advocate nonsense similar to defunding the police, many desire a livable minimal wage, medical insurance that covers all people, clear vitality to curb local weather change, reducing our bloated protection funds and an finish to our belligerent overseas coverage. As for that final one, if it weren’t for sanctions on Venezuela imposed by Presidents Obama, Trump and Biden, we would not be having all these immigrants coming right here from that nation. When individuals speak left, middle and proper, they often keep away from points. Richard Warren

Flushing: The Sept. 22 “WuMo” sketch makes the Chihuahua look unhealthy. That is not honest to the animal world. Robert Kitay

Bronx: The perfect a part of your paper is “Crimson & Rover.” It reveals the heat and love that we want right this moment. I am so glad that it is again! I am uninterested in demise and homicide within the paper. Maryanne Schulhoff

Brooklyn: Re “The wind and rain this time” (editorial, Sept. 22): Sure, Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Fiona ache might have been curbed had it ditched fossil fuels for wind and solar energy. Hurricanes are getting extra harmful due to the emissions-fueled local weather disaster. Addressing that disaster may carry extra dependable and resilient vitality to the island. New York has a lesson to study. The gasoline business right here is conducting an organized disinformation marketing campaign to sluggish our local weather progress and subvert the legally binding Local weather Management and Group Safety Act so as to construct extra soiled vegetation and pipelines that may lock us into an more and more costly and damaging cycle. We want New York’s Local weather Motion Council to offer a robust remaining scoping plan that may halt gasoline infrastructure in its tracks. Ella Ryan

Bronx: The Bronx has turn out to be the town’s penal colony. It has extra group houses and homeless shelters than every other borough and now the one public seaside within the Bronx can be house to unlawful immigrants. Poor training and poverty are the principle causes of crime, and we lead the town in each these areas. I assume Mayor Adams forgot his marketing campaign promise to assist revive the Bronx. Al D’Angelo

Staten Island: “These Catholic GOP governors should not pro-life” (op-ed, Sept. 22) dropped at thoughts the Nativity story, which Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis and Doug Ducey can be reminded of after they attend, I assume, Christmas Mass of their respective parishes. I ponder what they are going to be considering when the Gospel is learn: “And she or he introduced forth her firstborn son de ella, and wrapped him in swaddling garments, and laid him in a manger, as a result of there was no room for them within the inn.” (Luke 2:7). Michele Corelli

Richmond Hill: To Voicer Paul Gross re your unfavorable assertion about memorializing 9/11 with a so-called vacation: I really feel you might be gross for commenting that individuals would solely need this as one other time off for the seaside and would say “Completely satisfied Sept. 11″ on that date. Perhaps that’s how you’d see this very unhappy and difficult-to-forget occasion. I pray you’re the solely one that would ever assume this fashion! Voicer Barbara Haynes is just not even from New York but she has extra empathy than that poor misplaced soul Mr. Gross, who’s a New Yorker. It is a sin that they closed the 9/11 Tribute Museum, which I imagine was as a result of dropping income from guests as a result of COVID-19. The federal authorities ought to help in its reopening. Jan Kelly

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