2009-11-20 / Letters

Sullivan Providing Jobs

Dear Editor,

With reference to the late Jimmy Sullivan, he was duly elected and to his great credit, he did get jobs for the Irish. It was some type of personal issue that made Genn wear a wire. In Sullivan's trial at the Federal Court, he was sentenced to three months of community service, which he fulfilled by helping out at the Claddagh Community Center. This shows he did very little wrong.

For the readers' knowledge, the majority of people who are appointed assistant principal, principal, and district office personnel know someone. Other district personnel took thousands of dollars for jobs and stole pianos and computers. So many people in Rockaway can thank Sullivan for their jobs. The whole purpose of the local community board was for the neighborhood people to have a voice in the hiring of personnel. In minority districts throughout New York City, New York, personnel were appointed principals and above without proper academic credentials. The community superintendent in District 7 in the Bronx, New York, Carmen Rodriguez, served and was paid without any supervisory credentials, just a teach - er's license. The attitude of everyone was that it was okay. She is a nice lady.

The reason Genn wore the wire was because Sullivan told Genn he was not going to vote for his contract re - newal. It was not that Genn had any benevolent intentions that he wore the wire; it was his personal motives for money and power.

Justice McLaughlin told Sullivan at the federal trial that there are many differences in the Board of Education rules and regulations. He realized in his wisdom as a federal judge that the late Sullivan was set up and wished him well in his future endeavors. Over the years, Genn became ill with lung cancer and wanted to meet with Sullivan to apologize. Sullivan re - fused the offer. It was really a big deal over next to nothing. Both men are dead now, and the feud dead with them, may they rest in peace.

There are real issues to be solved like educating the children of New York City, New York, and creating a proper value system for them.

PEGGY MC MAHON

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