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I got a call from my cousin, Artie, on a Friday night. “Gerard, the Seaford Avenue School is opening its doors for the last time tomorrow. The school is being knocked down and a senior housing development, The Seasons, will replace it. I’ll meet you there at 11 o’clock.” more
During recent months, I’ve heard parents’ and educators’ concerns about how to spot and how to handle a bully. This column usually centers on the victim, which is most important to all of us, … more
A year ago last week, I graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. It’s a fact I’ve been unable to avoid ever since the calendar turned to May. Throughout the month, my phone … more
Bellmore-Merrick Central District Superintendent John DeTommaso recently said the district’s 2015-16 spending plan has the potential to be “one of the best budgets in Bellmore-Merrick in the last 10 years,” noting that, if passed, it would restore previously cut teaching and administrative positions and reduce class sizes, particularly for special-education classes. more
After taking a scientific survey — three friends at lunch and two women at the next table — I fear that the younger generation is heading off a cliff. more
It’s hard to see so many people in so much pain, especially when they’re mourning one of our neighbors. It’s even harder when they’re mourning the death of someone so young, who had his whole life ahead of him. more
A majority of Americans, according to the Pew Research Center, support stepped-up military action against ISIS even though only one-third of those urging boots on the ground believe that we have a clear goal in sight. more
What’s the biggest concern on Long Island today? Sure, property taxes and quality education are always on everyone’s mind, but right now the heroin epidemic that is threatening members of our community . . . more
If I say the words “Citizens United,” you might think I’m referring to some community action group or maybe a new local bank. But thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, Citizens United has diminished the value of your vote on Election Day . . . more
You can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she eats ice cream. My son-in-law, for example, mixes his ice cream with water . . . more
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