From the Desk of Legislator Dave Mejias

Keeping Kids Safe on the InternetThis summer I sponsored and passed legislation in Nassau County that protects children on the Internet by banning all...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: August 7, 2009

Remembered MealsAs I grow older, I am occasionally snapped back by my youthful memories. As a boy growing up in the East Bronx, my...

Letter: Bottle vs. Tap

In light of the recent discussions surrounding bottled vs. tap water, the Plainview Water District Commissioners thought it would be beneficial to highlight some...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: July 31, 2009

ReturnsI have always been annoyed and uncomfortable when a fellow diner makes a “fuss” at a restaurant. I sink a bit lower in my...

Letter: Writing in Protest

(Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Sudan and is being printed here at the author’s...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: July 24, 2009

A Summer WeekendWho says you have to leave Long Island to have a great time in the summer? We have everything right here!On Friday...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: July 17, 2009

CrustaceansOn one of our earliest dates, Lorraine brought along a large newspaper wrapped container. We were babysitting for Caren, Lorraine’s niece, then 2 or...

Letter: Athletes Deserve Full Punishment, Too

Stanley Greenberg is right about the sports press often making “heroes” of star athletes; only to eventually tear them down.  He’s right that most...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: July 10, 2009

Two Clean Cut GuysAs Roger Federer and Andy Roddick battled it out with tennis rackets at Wimbledon, I realized that both these gentlemen could...

A Bird’s Eye View: July 10, 2009

Savoring Jamaica BayThe Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is one of the premier birding spots in the NYC metropolitan area. In the invigorating...