Open Letter
To Voters From Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal

On Tuesday, November 5, New Yorkers will once again return to the polling booths to cast their votes in this year’s general election. It is imperative that our community remember to show our strength in numbers and make our voices heard by coming out to vote for Melinda Katz for District Attorney.

A Letter from Assemblyman Weprin

Dear Editor:

New York State, alongside the Federal Government, has embarked on a historic period of criminal justice reform in the last few years. On the federal level, legislation such as the recently implemented First Step Act, passed by Congress and signed by the President earlier this year, allows inmates in federal custody the opportunity for earlier release if an inmate has maintained a clean record while in prison and invested in improving themselves while incarcerated. Since 2017, New York has raised the age of criminal responsibility for juveniles to 18 for all but the most heinous of crimes, eliminated cash bail to make it so that people are held based on the seriousness of the crime they are accused of committing rather than the size of their bank account, and made significant changes to our court system to speed up our trials.

Dear Editor:

 Big Apple traffic congestion is a city-wide issue that has grown over time, impacting local businesses and commuters who travel by car. Consider the connection between reduction in traffic speed and its relationship to the corresponding loss in street capacity, which a recent report released by the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg chose to ignore.