Letters to the Editor — Jan. 14, 2022


The Issue: A blaze in a Bronx constructing that claimed the lives of 17 individuals, together with eight kids.

After this tragic Bronx house hearth, we’re listening to the mantra of “close the door” in a fireplace, be certain self-closing doorways work and prohibit use of area heaters and stoves (“Hell’s Gate,” Jan. 11).

A extra commonsense query can be: “Why weren’t these tenants, like tenants of many New York City apartment buildings, getting the proper amount of heat so they wouldn’t have had to resort to space heaters and stoves?”

David DiBello

Bay Ridge

Responding to the deadliest residential hearth in almost 30 years, the FDNY has as soon as once more demonstrated why they’re thought-about “New York’s Bravest.”

It takes a particular form of particular person to run right into a burning constructing, risking life and limb, to rescue excellent strangers from sure demise.

Doing the job that they selected and have been skilled to do, these women and men are the true first-responder heroes deserving of our respect and accolades.

I’m positive not one in every of these courageous souls requested or cared about the COVID standing of the individuals they have been saving.

The lecturers union might take a lesson or two from these true heroes about the that means of sacrifice for the individuals they’re charged with serving to.

Jack Kaufman

Naples, Fla.

My heartfelt prayers exit to household and associates who’ve misplaced love ones on this hearth in The Bronx.

Some 17 individuals to this point have died, eight of them kids, and that has made all of us heartbroken.

I would love to reward the courageous firefighters who went above and past the name of responsibility attempting to save lives.

They did this whereas some firefighters have been operating low of their oxygen tanks and a few have been themselves operating on empty, but they continued preventing the hearth and making an attempt to save lives. May God bless our bravest.

Frederick Bedell


The Post’s front-page story is one I by no means need to see (“Horror in The Bronx,” Jan. 10). This hearth was past tragic.

I hate to think about how a lot worse it might have been with out these intrepid souls in the FDNY. At one time they have been known as “smoke eaters.” They charged into infernos in the days earlier than air tanks.

It got here as no shock to me that firefighters pressed on to rescue individuals with empty air tanks. They are known as “The Bravest” for a cause.

Bob Porch, Marlton, NJ

The Issue: Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to reforms that will forestall lawmakers from buying and selling shares.

Re: “Taking Stock of the Pelosi ‘Fund,’ ” (Jan. 8), Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s self-enrichment is simply the newest instance of blue-party hypocrisy.

Ever since the Clinton administration, the Democrats have deserted individuals who work with their palms (builders, carry and carriers, repairers and suppliers) for the a lot wealthier and extra unique set who work with their fingers — Wall Street bigshots, Big Tech billionaires and the like, who by no means get any nearer to work than the keyboards of their laptops.

No doubt, they offer tonier events and greater donations.

Bill Marsano


Pelosi is a strolling contradiction. The girl who’s accountable for regulating an trade is making enormous earnings from that very same trade.

Something stinks in the Pelosi family as the wealthy get richer, and nothing will ever be performed about it.

Vincent Conti

Staten Island

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