I was pulled off my bank branch’s line recently, and had one of the bank’s customer sales representatives say they would take care of me. That’s great, I thought, I can withstand a brief sales pitch, deposit these two checks and be on my way.
The outcome of 59 of New York’s 62 state Senate contests were known definitively on Election Day, and the final results in the three unresolved races have extraordinary consequences for state government over the next two years.
The book publishing business is changing dramatically but one constant remains: the industry needs writers who can produce stories readers are willing to pay for.
Lost in the media coverage of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) latest bridge and tunnel fare increases was the triumphant tone the MTA has adopted when extracting more money from the public.
The state attorney general (AG) holds a commanding lead in the gubernatorial polls, a Democrat appears poised to succeed the departing AG, and Alan Hevesi’s conduct while in office dominates the state comptroller’s race.
More than a year ago, I was intrigued after learning some major Broadway talents were joining forces to adapt into a play David Maraniss’ When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi (Simon & Schuster, 2000).
Mary Carillo and Patrick McEnroe, New York natives who played professional tennis and won Grand Slam titles along the way, have achieved even greater renown and fame as tennis broadcasters.
National media outlets are abuzz with talk about the Republicans regaining a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, although it’ll take an electoral upset for a Nassau Republican other than Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) to be seated with New York’s Congressional delegation next year.
Charles Wang, the New York Islanders’ owner, made the biggest news at the team’s Media Day last week when he announced that the Islanders will call Nassau County their home at least through the end of the 2014-2015 season.
I worked years ago alongside a one-time Long Island Press reporter who, in the late 1990s, told me about that newspaper’s sudden demise in the late 1970s. Now, hang with me, because you have to be a certain age (40-plus) to even remember the Press, an afternoon daily.
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Mike Barry, a corporate communications consultant, has worked in government and journalism. Email: MFBARRY@optonline.net