Rants & Raves

BELLE TERRACE HEALTH and Wellness Center provides “culturally competent … health care services.” What the heck is “culturally competent” health service?


WHY WOULD THE state or the county resurface Walton Way and Wheeler Road when they don’t need resurfacing, and start it on a Friday at one of the busiest intersections in the city? They need to go to Wrightsboro Road and Jackson Road and resurface that because you can’t hardly drive across the bumps. Are they sure they got the right intersection?

IF HURRICANE SANDY had not hit New York City, do you think all these celebrities would have gotten together and had a concert to help the people out?

A PHOTO SHOWS Javon Armstrong near “the abandoned Weed Street School.” What kind of local leadership abandons school buildings, then takes more tax money and builds new buildings?

IF THEY CUT OUT federal funding for PBS, that means that Big Bird will ride off into the sunset with Lawrence Welk on his back. I’m 72 and like Lawrence Welk, and I have grandsons, 10 and 12, who like Big Bird.

TO THE YOUNG MAN who shot and killed his friend, I’m sure he didn’t mean to, but kids have been taught not to mess with guns and he shouldn’t have been in someone else’s house looking around and especially not touching a gun.

RAVES TO ESTHER Poss here in Harlem. She did such wonderful community work serving the snacks at the Pumpkin Patch. She doesn’t just care about herself.

RANT TO SAVE THE A. You did not change the name officially with the Board of Regents. You gave in; you have the upper hand. You gave up, and I regret ever supporting Save the A. What a letdown.

AS THE TIME for the downtown parade gets closer, I wonder if the sponsors will finally get some guts and insist on modest attire and no provocative dancing from its participants. After all, it is supposed to be a family-friendly event!

TO THE GOOD Samaritan who turned in my 12-year-old daughter’s purse in the Old Navy store on Election Day: Thank you so much. She was devastated, and we looked and looked but did not find it. I can’t tell you how happy she was to find that you had turned it in. A million thanks. I only wish you could have seen her face.



Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:38

Rants and raves