Weighing In on the Proposed Melville Proceedings

I’ve been paying close attention to the public forums held in recent weeks on the two Melville proposals currently being advanced by the Huntington Town Board. Having been actively engaged as a former Huntington Town councilwoman on many days and nights discussing ideas for Melville Read More …

Op-Ed: Governor Must Fund Universal Meals for All in School

Although New York is one of wealthiest states in our nation, many  families struggle to put food on the table.  Long Island is no exception, with 90,000 school-aged children living at or below the poverty threshold and many living just above it. Last year in  Read More …

Op-Ed: Include Muslim Holidays on School Calendars

As a child of immigrants, being born and brought up in New York State since the early 1970’s, I am so grateful that we may finally see the day where Eid Holidays are given as a day off in schools across New York State. To Read More …

Op-Ed: ’13 Magic Words’ in Water Quality Act

Environmentalist John Turner calls them “13 magic words.” They are 13 words that have been added to a measure likely to be voted on in a countywide referendum in November that would amend the Suffolk County Water Quality Restoration Act. The words are in a Read More …

Op-Ed: New York Must Close Drugged-Driving Loopholes

New York’s roads are deadlier than ever. With the legalization of personal use quantities of marijuana and New York’s antiquated impaired driving laws, which have not kept up with new synthetic designer drugs, the problem is getting worse by the day. The drugged driving loopholes Read More …

Op-Ed: The Transgender Sports Ban: A Pediatrician’s Perspective 

In recent years pediatricians around the country have found themselves on the front lines as they battle legislation targeting some of our most vulnerable youth. Sadly one such battle has now come to Long Island.  Nassau County Executive Blakeman this week issued an order that Read More …

Op-Ed: Lessons From Suozzi Victory

What might be learned from the special election last week in a congressional district that had for years included Suffolk County? In it, Democrat Tom Suozzi handily (by 54% to 46% of the vote) defeated Mazi Pilip running on the Republican line. The district, New Read More …