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As a former Board of Education member and president in the Long Beach school district who has worked to provide a safe and more inclusive environment for our students, I am gravely concerned about the unprecedented escalation of antisemitism on our college campuses that many young Jewish people in our community will be facing in just a couple of months. more
Like almost every Long Islander, until recently I had no knowledge of or interest in cricket. Now that the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Eisenhower Park has been such a success, I can … more
People of color in New York state have a vastly different experience navigating the health care system than their white counterparts. From challenges accessing care and disparate health outcomes to higher death rates and premature deaths, the urgency of this crisis cannot be understated. more
Observed every June 19, Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S. and highlights the ongoing struggle for equality and justice, emphasizing the historical and contemporary significance for all Americans, including those on Long Island." more
We are all exhausted by the failure of elected officials in both parties to fix the border and immigration system. Fixing the border is my number one priority. We must bring “order to the border” while treating people like human beings in a way that is consistent with our American values. more
As Oyster Bay town supervisor, I’m thrilled to share an exciting new initiative in our community. My colleagues on the Town Board and I recently launched a new interactive webpage, Oyster Bay Today, designed to showcase the exceptional dining, unique shopping, recreation and leisure opportunities available right here in our own backyard. more
Two weeks ago, the Herald reported on the closing of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Unfortunately, due to deadlines, I didn’t have a chance to add my comments to the story. My family and I have … more
Last week, President Biden signed an executive order shutting off asylum requests and automatically denying migrants entry to the United States when the number of people encountered by American … more
In 2019, the Democratic majorities in the State Senate and Assembly passed the well-known Congestion Pricing Plan. At the time, every Long Island Senate Democrat voted in support of the proposal. The … more
In May, the United States House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an Antisemitism Awareness Act by a vote of 320-91. The bill would require the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism when “investigating complaints of discrimination” against educational programs that receive federal financial assistance. more
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