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Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 18, 2009

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00

I Remember… (Part II)

Let me continue my outstanding memories of a lifetime. It probably is more fun for me than it is for my readers. However, I ended my last column with the Bay of Tonkin in 1964. Onward…

Summer 1965 we bought a split level cathedral ceiling home in Westbury. It had a Westbury Post Office but Hicksville Schools. In that house Lorraine gave birth to three children, Cara, July 1964 – twins, November 1966. Adam survived (Thank God) but his twin sister did not – and Gregg, January 1970.

 

Letter: Laws Not Tough Enough

Friday, 18 December 2009 00:00
Assemblyman Charles Lavine brags that New York State’s new DWI law is now “the toughest in the country”—-but I say it’s still not tough enough. He also says that it “will make drivers who have been drinking think twice before getting behind the wheel with a child passenger, and harshly punish those who do”.
 

A Bird’s Eye View: December 11, 2009

Written by Michael Givant Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

Heading South

In two weeks, my wife and I will be going to Longboat Key on Florida’s west coast for the fifth consecutive winter. Last year on the long drive, which we both dislike, we realized that we had gained a sense of some of the places we passed on the trip. Here’s what some of those places looked and felt like.

 

Over 60…And Getting Younger: December 11, 2009

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 11 December 2009 00:00

I Remember…

As each year ends, there is a compulsion in the media to recount the important events of that particular year. Who won the World Series, the National Football League championship, celebrities who passed on, etc.

I, Stanley Greenberg, who just turned 75 years of age thought that I should put on paper the outstanding memories of my life. These are things I vividly remember that can still evoke clear pictures in the screen of my brain and intellect. Truly, some are fuzzier than others. This is an exercise that can give one a serious headache.

 

Letter: New York State Failing Its SUNY Schools

Monday, 07 December 2009 08:57

It’s the time of the year when students attending the State University of New York will be heading home for the holidays to be with their families. While parents will be expecting good grades from their sons and daughters, the financial grade of the State University they attend suffers by comparison.

 

Over 60... And Getting Younger: December 4, 2009

Written by Stanley Greenberg Monday, 07 December 2009 08:54

The Movies

Just about a year ago, in my humble opinion, there was not a worthwhile movie to view. Lorraine and I would cover the cinema pages and find nothing. We do not agree often on movies but we did agree the movies were a zero. We are avid movie-goers and for months we did not attend a movie theater. The movies presented were either childish, horror flicks or science fiction with too much fake special effects.

 

Letter: Thanks for Passing Legislation

Friday, 27 November 2009 10:52

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is deeply appreciative that the Nassau County Executive and the Legislature have approved the legislation that requires certain chain restaurants to post calorie information on menus and menu boards. The policy will directly empower consumers to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

 

Over 60...and Getting Younger: November 27, 2009

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 27 November 2009 11:05

The Face in the Mirror

I had just brought my car into a garage in Queens when the attendant started to laugh. “What’s so funny?” I retorted checking all my buttons and zippers as I spoke.

 

From the Desk of Assemblyman Charles Lavine: November 20, 2009

Written by Charles Lavine Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Green Jobs, Green New York Law Will Stimulate Economy

New York State Assemblyman Charles D. Lavine (D-Glen Cove) has announced that legislation the Assembly approved with unanimous, bipartisan support earlier this year authorizing the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to create and administer the Green Jobs/Green New York program has been signed into law (A.8901).

The program provides financing to communities, homes, small businesses and not-for-profits to help revitalize the economy in an energy-independent and environmentally responsible way.

 

Over 60…And Getting Younger: November 20, 2009

Written by Stanley Greenberg Friday, 20 November 2009 00:00

Point of View

It was a red-hot discussion (battle) in the classroom and I was in the center of it!

The course was “Politics and the Media” and the SUNY Old Westbury students were a cross-section of the New York urban  area. The professor was John Friedman and he loves a good argument. The class was about 50 percent African-American, 20 percent Latino and the rest were an assorted group of Irish, Italian, Swedish and I was the only Hebrew (other than the professor).

 

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