Category Archives: Columns

Column: Legends of the fall

I’m sure the 14-year-old me would cringe if he heard me admit it, but I have to say, I can’t wait for the school year to start up again. I love summer, I always have. When I was a kid, summer always meant no homework, no responsibilities and long, lazy days playing endless games of […]

Column: The unshaven look

As a boy, I was familiar with only one living leader who had a beard. That was the Chief Justice of the United States, Charles Evans Hughes. Of course, one was bound to have seen photos of President Lincoln in his later years with a beard. And there was always Santa Claus. But by and […]

Column: Things are coming along swimmingly

I would like to take this time to recognize the Harrison Recreation Swim Team. Recently, the team competed in the Division 6 Championships and took first place. The team also went undefeated this year and, as a result, will be moving to Division 5 for the 2016 season. According to Coach Dottie Klein, the team […]

Column: An Amazin’ week

I hate to admit it, but over the last week or so, I fear that I’ve turned into something of a baseball fraud. The unwritten rules of fandom are pretty cut and dry. You get one team; that’s it. That’s the team you live and die with. But with my Red Sox all but buried […]

Column: Rocks, Rocky and the din in my head

In my younger days, I was known to occasionally frequent Chumley’s, an old speakeasy in the West Village, tucked away on a relatively quiet street, accessed by a secret courtyard entrance. More recently, some abutting neighbors filed a lawsuit and attempted to shut down Chumley’s, alleging that it was too loud for a residential block. […]

Column: Dealing with police use of force in Philly

My first assignment as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, a city of two million, was to control the use of force by homicide squad detectives when questioning suspects. The squad was commanded by Capt. James Kelly, whose private office I was to sit in when not out on a case. I don’t imagine this […]

Column: More August projects and changes

As is my custom, this will be my last column until post-Labor Day. Given the time frame, I think it is apropos to highlight village projects and improvement activities that will be taking place within the coming weeks—or in essence, what to expect to see in the village upon your summer return. Village government goes […]

COLUMN: Blast(s) from the past

Maybe I’m just an easy mark, but right now, I can’t get enough of Alex Rodriguez. Prior to the start of the baseball season, I penned a column in which I admitted that, despite my Red Sox fandom—or perhaps because of it—I was rooting for the disgraced Yankees slugger to turn back the clock this […]