Archive for October 29th, 2004

29th October

First Published in The New York Sun, October 29, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

Henry Stern, the former Parks Commissioner who has become one of our city’s most knowledgeable watchdogs of the public interest, has issued a challenge to anyone who wants to present an alternative view on Guy Velella’s early release from prison. No one has yet taken advantage of this offer to make a case on Velella’s behalf.

Until now.

As the editor of newspapers that circulate in his home borough, I have followed Velella throughout his public career. I like him, and I have turned to him for support on public policy matters that impacted on my community. I have endorsed him on the editorial pages of my papers.