You’ve reached your limit of free articles for this month.
Get unlimited access to The National Herald,
starting as low as $7.99/month for digital subscription & $5.99/month for a delivery by mail subscription


Finally, NYC Takes Measures Regarding Garbage and Rats

New York has many unique and beautiful attractions. Probably more than many other big cities. Every season of the year offers her the opportunity to highlight something new, something special.

I think there is no dispute about that. Besides, this is confirmed by the tens of millions of tourists –not to mention immigrants- who visit our City every year.

However, there is one particularly vexing problem, who decades-long continuation really is beyond reason, and which gives a particularly ugly – and foul smelling – image to the city. A problem visible to everyone, and which diminishes it, discredits it – but we pretend not to see it.

I am referring to the garbage that piles up – virtual mountains – on the sidewalks, mainly in Manhattan, and which, among the other problems they create, as I mentioned above, also provide rich food for mice, enabling them to multiply at insane rates… If that is possible to imagine!

And now, the city authorities, with the Mayor in the lead, decided to finally do something. I don’t think it’s the perfect solution, but it’s something.

Under current law, businesses can put their trash out on the streets, in bags, from 4:00 PM, despite the fact that garbage companies usually collect it…14 hours later.

We are talking about indifference to the quality of life in the city – if not insensitivity – of the first degree.

But recently it was announced that this will change.

Businesses will no longer be allowed to put trash out on the streets before 8:00 PM.

And the city will also spend an additional $22 million to empty trash cans more often.

I fail to understand why it had to take…50 years to make this decision. Don’t these people walk the streets of the city? Don’t they realize that garbage and rats affect the quality of life – even the health of the citizens?

Again, in my opinion, allowing them to put the trash out on the streets at 8:00 PM is still too early. In the summer, it can still be hot at that time.

The earliest should be 10:00 PM. However, it is a good start. Let’s hope there will be follow up.


What is proven, and quite clearly indeed by the article which is published in this edition of The National Herald titled ‘Church of Crete Sends Letter to Patriarch Bartholomew Telling Him Not to Interfere’, regarding the ongoing issues within the Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, is the fact that Patriarch Bartholomew has become a captive of his own choices in general.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


BOSTON – The Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, through its Holy Eparchial Synod, sent a letter on Tuesday, April 30 to Patriarch Bartholomew in response to his inquiry about his rights regarding the Patriarchal Monasteries of the island, telling him not to interfere administratively with them, according to information obtained by The National Herald.

Fifty years ago, Syrian President Hafiz al-Assad hosted U.

‘A healthy diet’ is often a complex term, because as science progresses, research becomes more abundant, information becomes complex, and it's difficult to navigate.

Many times I am troubled with the question, to what extent can a high-ranking official keep slipping without becoming unworthy of the position s/he holds? And what is the limit if this official is a high-ranking clergyman who, due to his position, is obliged to operate within stricter parameters? And to be more specific, can an Archbishop employ methods borrowed from the worst examples of politics and journalism without making himself unworthy of his position? Can he, in other words, throw out imaginary and baseless accusations to.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.