Educators, Officials Prod Hochul on Free School Meals for All Students

Leaders of hunger-relief efforts, medical experts, educators and elected officials Friday called on Gov. Kathy Hochul to fund free meals for all students in her next state budget. Gathered at Jefferson Primary School in Huntington, the assemblage of leaders said that $280 million should be Read More …

Town Board Condemns Anti-Semitic Flyer

The Huntington Town Board on Friday condemned an anti-Semitic flyer that was delivered to a Huntington woman earllier this week. The flyer, from a group called the Goyim Defense League, mixed political slogans with anti-Semitic tropes, labeling photos of members of President Biden’s Cabiniet with Read More …

Letter: Support Nutritious Meals for All Students

Over 250 health, educational and anti-hunger organizations including the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics support healthy meals in school for all New York’s children. We must urge legislators and the Governor to include this initiative in the budget, Dr. Eve Krief writes. Read More …

Letter: Vote for Kids on Election Day

When you cast your vote this Election Day, vote for our children. Children can’t vote but we can and we must be their voice. When you vote, please consider that gun violence is the number one killer of our children. Consider voting for candidates that Read More …

Essay: Gun Violence Is a Public Health Emergency for Our Children

It was the end of the work day when the news from Uvalde  began to flash across our phones. Like pediatricians across the country my eyes welled up with tears. These were tears not only of sadness for these young children, not only of horror Read More …

Rally in Melville Denounces Gun Violence

Protesters demanding action to put an end to gun violence gathered Thursday night outside the Melville office of Sen. Charles Schumer. Speakers included Linda Beigel Schulman who has become a nationally known activist since her son, teacher Scott Beigel, was murdered at the Parkland school Read More …

Essay: Yom Hashoah Reminds Us of the Cost of Hate

On this Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, I think of the family that I never met, my grandparents Charlotte and Jacob. and my two aunts Annette and Marie. We say we must remember on this day, but I cannot. With them vanished the potential for Read More …

Op-Ed: Children Deserve Every Protection Covid-19 Vaccine Provides

Last week, I was Covid testing a young child outside my office when a woman driving by shouted at my patient’s mother.: “You might want to reconsider getting your child tested- 99.99 percent of children survive Covid!!” As shocking as that unsolicited drive-by intrusion was, Read More …

Anti-Racism Group Gathers for Fun Day in the Park

Residents gathered in a Northport park Saturday to support efforts against hate and bigotry. The family gathering, which included music, activities for kids and giveaways for children and adults, was sponsored by the Northport chapter of Not in Our Town, a national organization dedicated to Read More …

Op-Ed: Leaders Must Denounce the Hate We Are Seeing

Like so many of us, I have spent the past several days trying to come to terms with what we witnessed take place at our nation’s Capitol. When I was a very young little girl my mother spoke to me of losing both her parents Read More …