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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Scott Brinton
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There’s a wonderful story about St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century champion of the poor, after whom the Roman Catholic Church’s current pope is named. St. Francis, it is said, would stop in his tracks if he . . . more
I was driving north on the Meadowbrook Parkway, headed to the Herald recently, and Nirvana's "All Apologies" –– that hauntingly beautiful song –– came on the radio. Instantly, I was transported back to 1993 . . . more
Merrick Herald Life Senior Editor Scott Brinton, third from right, who is an adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, recently brought his Issues in Science Reporting students to a cleanup in the Merrick woodlands off the Meadowbrook Parkway to help out and report on the event. More than 50 volunteers attended the cleanup. more
The April 6 issue of The New Yorker disappointed me. Therein lay what can only be described as a rambling rant decrying the National Audubon Society, of all organizations. more
I wouldn’t go so far as to call Howard Gardner a prophet, but way back in 1993, he sure predicted the chaotic politics that are roiling our public education system these days. more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
Quick: Where do East Coast hurricanes originate? A. Antarctica B. The Southern Ocean C. The Sahara Desert D. The Indian Ocean. more
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
In a quiet corner of the main gymnasium at Nassau Community College’s athletic center in Garden City, where basketball games and wrestling matches are normally held, Red Cross volunteers have fashioned a small, makeshift daycare center out of room dividers, pinning up newsprint where children can draw pictures in crayon. There are books for reading as well, but little else. more
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