Solidarity

WE INTERRUPT THIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN FOR TWO PSAs Thousands of Westchester residents work for the Federal Government and have been furloughed from their jobs. To add insult to injury, there are some who have been ordered to report to work without pay.  That includes...

A Superhero Story for the Holidays

A few years back, we let this kid Caroline Plank, a former college soccer player, join the fastest pack in our NewRo Runners athletic team and she could barely keep up with us. Then, all of sudden, she could. Easily. Pretty soon, she was leaving us all in the dust....

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...
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...
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...
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...