Middle Village: Kudos to the Daily News for its excellent coverage of the passing of a true New York City hero, Rusty Staub (There IS crying in baseball, March 30). The great cover, five pages, Bill Maddens heartfelt comments and top 10 moments of Rustys Met career brought back a lot of memories. I was lucky enough to have been at four of those moments.
Besides being an All-Star on the baseball field, his work off the field was even better. To raise the amount of money that he did through his foundation to help New York City police and firefighter widows and children along with feeding the hungry was just tremendous on his part.
Perhaps with all the great work he did, there can be a memorial service for him one day at St. Patricks Cathedral. So yes, there was crying in baseball upon hearing the news of the passing of a great player and humanitarian. John Lynch
Bronx: I feel so proud of our high school students, fighting without violence for their protection. So what has happened? Nothing. I have not heard of metal detectors or guards placed in any schools. To all students: Do not stop protesting in an orderly fashion. Use your voice, and keep fighting for your safety as well as the safety of all schools. President Trump shocked me. He has a child and wants him protected. So what are you going to do for our children? All the students who spoke are intelligent and articulate. If you keep pursuing this issue you will achieve the protection you so deserve. After the last shooting of 17 students and school staff, I never want to cry that much again. Wake up, President Trump. Linda Ranallo
Bayonne: You hear all these people on the left pushing gun control. In the meantime, there are illegal guns and drugs crossing the border every day. What we really need is a wall now, period. Bob Manning
Greenwich, Conn.: It seems nobody has solutions to the violence in Chicago. Maybe a call to Sister Jean to get her opinion might help. It sure cant hurt. William D. Martin
Rockaway Park: To the NRA: Can you hear us now? The recent March for Our Lives was a day to make me proud to be an American. John H. Lydon
Rockaway Park: I have a surefire (pun intended) solution to the heat problems being experienced by the residents of the New York City Housing Authority. Cut the heat at Gracie Mansion and the mayors digs in Park Slope, and dont turn it back on until every last NYCHA resident has their heat restored. Lawrence Matusoff
Elmhurst: City Council members Ritchie Torres and Carlina Rivera recommend in their Op-Ed creation an Office of the Tenant Advocate (Kushners just the tip of the iceberg, March 22). Thats fine, but much more must be done. One major reform would be for the state attorney general and New York City Department of Investigation to set up a permanent prosecutorial Joint Task Force on Tenant Protection. This came into embryonic form during the probe of now-imprisoned Manhattan landlord Steve Croman. The time has come to make the task force permanent and to drastically expand it. Clifton Wellman
Eatontown, N.J.: I hope next year the clocks will not be turned ahead until at least the first week in April or not at all. People are feeling lousy in this winter that wont quit, and sending children and parents out into the dark in the morning is dragging everybody down and making us sick. Mary OShea
Park Ridge, N.J.: If anyone is wondering why we had snow last week, you can blame it on my friend Frank. He took the snow tires off his car. Steve Ostlund
Larchmont, N.Y.: I would like to go on record as saying the driverless car will be the greatest business folly of all time. Daniel Liddell
Bronx: America, I am just asking: Is there a seclusion room in the White House? Our President needs help. Where are our doctors? I love my President, but he needs help. Time waits for no one and catches up to all of us, even our President, America. Edgar C. Barrett
Suffern, N.Y.: Re Why good Christians must disavow Trump (Op-Ed, April 1): I remember during the Reagan 80s, when both evangelicals and Catholics supported a President who was an idiot babbling in delirium, who lectured people on morality while never attending church himself. I remember John Cardinal OConnor campaigning from the pulpit for Reagan, and evangelicals trying to create a Christian fundamentalist version of Iran with Reagan as its figurehead. I remember the televangelist sex scandals, and Jerry Falwells unclean alliance with the blasphemous Unification Church. I remember the Iran-Contra scandal, and how the religious right defended it because it was committed by their precious Ronald Reagan. Whats a little bit of Donald Trump after all that? Wallington M. Simpson Jr.
Bronx: When you compare Trump to JFK and Bill Clinton, Trump is a virgin. J.M. Donelin
Brooklyn: To Voicer Catherine Lo Curto: Birth control pills cause early abortions! Thou shalt not kill. Birth control is a horrible evil that prevents life. Since God is the creator of all life, we have no right to stop Him. These young children suffer greatly on this Earth, but when they pass on to eternity, even if at a young age, by the grace of God they will be happy forever with God in Heaven. So many souls go to hell because they did not have the number of children God wanted them to have. Yes, there is a hell. Our Lady of Fatima showed the children a vision of hell. Wanda Lucci
Lindenhurst, L.I.: Men have always had a birth control pill: It is an aspirin. You put it in the heel of your sock and it makes you limp. Harvey Beyer
Yonkers: Everyone on that ill-fated plane must have been brain dead, to sit comfortably in their seats, listening to the barking and whimpering puppy gasping for air in that pitch-dark, airless hole above the seats. I only feel sorry for that poor little girl, not the mother. That child went through horror. As for the stewardess, well, I cant put down on paper what I wish her for the rest of her life. Sadly, even that cannot erase what happened or bring back that little animal. Ursula Hannemann
Astoria: Want more proof that our legal and justice system is a mess (Here comes the perv, March 31)? A mentally sick degenerate judge, Robert Cicale, steals a neighbors panties. How would you like to go before this guy? Joe Ametrano
Brooklyn: Its an insult to the victims of police brutality. Its going on now and for years. The reason is and was condoned. Cover ups and lies. Some police officers the NYPD can do without. Shirley Rushing
Leesburg, Va.: I wonder what the first company will be to ingeniously project their logo onto the full moon. Creating a free advertisement, visible to the whole world. Its got to be between McDonalds and Coca-Cola, right? Don Hutnick
Manhattan: Every morning, the first thing I do when I open the Daily News is go directly to the Mighty Quinn column. If you want to get rid of something, why not get rid of the horoscope, which is dull; people dont read it anymore. Juan Urena
Princeton, N.J.: Bramhall is so talented that you should urge him to publish a book with his best cartoons (which are numerous, particularly in the age of Trump). I am sure that many of your readers would run to purchase such a book. Henry J. Oechler Jr.