In Support of the Good Work of HIAS

  Dear friends, I’m turning my platform over today to my friend Gene Tozzi, a fellow Roman Catholic, who has been working with other Catholics, Protestants, and Jews on the HIAS project he describes. Thank you, Gene, for allowing me to share your words and for your...
My Closing Argument

My Closing Argument

  Last weekend, my opponent sent out the above mailer to my home. While I’m sure she intended for the mailer to make me look bad, I’m actually happy that she took the opportunity put together a concise summary of some of our biggest philosophical differences. So in...
Women’s Choice

Women’s Choice

What the story of my birth taught me about women’s health   Every year on birthday my father would tell me the story of my birth in 1956. He told me of rushing my mother to St. Joseph’s in Yonkers in the middle of a January snowstorm, and then being told to go outside...
Courage, Resilience & Kindness

Courage, Resilience & Kindness

Mark Bonistall is a grade-school friend of mine from St. Anthony’s in the Silver Lake section of West Harrison. At St. Anthony’s, if you were caught giggling or whispering to a “neighbor” at the back of the classroom, the nuns would ask you to go up to the front of...
Framing the Issues, Moving the Dial

Framing the Issues, Moving the Dial

In the past, my opponent Sheila Marcotte’s strategy has been to run purely as a fiscal conservative, someone who will save you money. I’ve already written about how when you sit down and do the math, that really isn’t the case. So I was glad to see that when we...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

One of the best things about being part of an interfaith family is getting to celebrate twice as many holidays as most folks. Tonight that means I’ll be having apples and honey to ring in the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But in the Jewish religion, Rosh Hashanah is...