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TVT condemns altering photo

"We want to reassure the community that we received the photo from Mr. Ciotti's legislative office already altered and printed it not knowing Mr. Mirza had been removed.

We would like to let the community know that we pride ourselves on our high integrity. We condemn the practice of submitting photos that have been altered or tampered with."

Joe Rizza

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 November 2005 09:44 )

A Community Reacts

Altered Image
As submitted to Elmont Herald by Ciotti's office
What I see here is a blatent disregard for decency.  It appears to be a politician running scared who will stoop to any level to eliminate his opponent even to digitally removing him from a picture.  This must be exposed especially when Ciotti claims that he is "for our community." Is the deceit on the part of the newspaper or on Ciotti's staff or both?
Mr. Chrichlow

Sure.....a drop of magic eraser accidentally fell on one spot, and magically eradicated just one person and the matching name......sure, it could happen.........
Name Withheld
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 November 2005 11:23 )

Open Letter to William Bennett

Re: Statement made on September 29, 2005 that “You could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.”

Recently, I read a transcript containing your statement, partially referenced above, which in essence suggests the validity of genocide, in which genocide is defined as “the planned killing of groups of people.”  Your statement suggests that all black babies are a threat to our society and present no value except that they are potential criminals.

Is this not the ideology made popular by Aryan Supremacists, in Europe, during the early 1930s?  I am happy to say that my family is not made up of criminals, and along the way I have associated with African Americans who are productive and valuable members of society.

However, I was somewhat devastated that such a statement/idea could have been publicly stated, and is now being explained and defended.  There is no defense to the suggestion of destruction and annihilation of a race of people.

I am an educated Black woman with a son, whom I love, and who I intend to be a productive member of this society.  Why don’t you explain to me, why I should have been made to abort my child?

May God have Mercy upon your soul!


Dale A. Black-Pennington
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:26 )

Great Eastern Mills


I remember the mother would always buy us kids the hot-dogs at the entrance before we went shopping. They were the best.
I remember my sister and I being able to wonder around the store looking at the clothes and makeup, while my mother took the other kids into the food area...
I remember the conveyor belts the food was put on behind the cashier. My mother would get a round "token" and take it outside, where the boys would load up our groceries from the numbered buckets... It was very innovative for its time...a super Wal-Mart, before it was even thought of. Everything you needed was in one store. Now, this was many many years ago. Probably about 38-40 years now.

Valerie Calabrese
Ex-Franklin Square Resident and Carey High School graduate.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:27 )
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What do Elmont residents want at Belmont Park?

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Today, we are talking to people about sustainable economic development, because we think it's important to show support for key issues that affect our community - like places in the Elmont for young professionals to live, shop and be entertained; like keeping families closer together and rebuilding the economic and social pillars of the community.

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