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What Our Readers Are Saying: September 13

September 13, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle editors welcome opinions, both pro and con, on all subjects affecting our daily lives, as well as responses to the articles and opinion pieces published in this paper.

Here is a selection of some of the more insightful and engaging comments from the last week. Want to contribute? Use Disqus at the bottom of the Eagle’s articles.

 

Re At Green-Wood, 9/11 victims lie beside New York City (Sept. 11)

“The entire on-duty shift of firefighters from the Middagh St. firehouse lost their lives on 9/11. An internationally-viewed photo of the truck racing across the Brooklyn Bridge toward Ground Zero is etched in my mind.

 

“The Brooklyn Eagle headquarters at that time was at 30 Henry St., corner of Middagh St., and the firehouse on Middagh was our friendly neighbor. — FRANCESCA N. TATE, BROOKLYN EAGLE RELIGION EDITOR

“Vernon had a beautiful voice. He used to sing at weddings, upon request. He would always greet the little children and show them the fire truck when we brought them to visit. — MARY FROST, BROOKLYN EAGLE REPORTER

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Re Judges meet with the community and answer questions at an East Flatbush town hall (Sept. 10)

 

“Voting day is another reminder of why community journalism is so important. Thx to @BklynEagle and all the small newspapers around the country for covering forums and board meetings that go long into the night — you help us make informed decisions. — REMY TUMIN

“Thanks to the @BklynEagle for covering local judicial elections — I would otherwise have no idea about judges who are up for election.” — T.J. RAPHAEL

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Re Brooklyn and Queens victims of 9/11 eligible for federal help (Sept. 7)

Sounds good. The reality is that the WTC Health program still has not provided physicals even though I was signed up for over one year and worked in the World Trade Center area during the designated time period.

 

“The 9/11 program is understaffed and incompetent.” — PERRYR

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Re Brooklyn Bridge Park wants you to help design new Squibb pool (Sept. 4)

 

“I can see it making traffic even more horrible in the northern Heights, as hundreds of people try to drive there, discover there’s no parking anywhere. Coupled with the new office buildings there (formerly the JW spaces), I predict daily gridlock, declining quality-of-life issues.” — ANDREW PORTER