From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – January 8, 2010

MTA Capital Plan VetoedLast week, the proposed 2010-2014 MTA Capital Plan was vetoed by the Executive Branch’s representative to the MTA Capital Program Review...

Phil-osophically Speaking – January 1, 2010

Editor’s note: This column was written after the recent snowstorm.At an unimaginable seven stories high (150 feet tall) it was one of the grandest...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – December 25,...

Landmark Senate Foreclosure Bill Signed Into LawLandmark legislation that protects homeowners and communities from the ongoing foreclosure crisis has been signed into law, Senator...

Around the Town – December 25, 2009

Keeping New Year’s ResolutionsI’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Town of Hempstead residents a happy and healthy New Year. With every...

Village Board Notes – December 18, 2009

The following are trustee reports from the Dec. 1 Floral Park village board meeting. Department of Public Works NewsTrustee Thomas Tweedy reported that due to...

Letter: Thank You to Local Volunteer Firefighters

 I was amazed to see our local volunteer firefighters in action on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 a.m. at a blazing fire on Clover...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – December 11,...

Deficit Reduction, Pension Reform Legislation Passed During Special Senate Session This week, the State Senate tackled New York’s budget deficit without tax-hiking mid-year school...

Phil-osophically Speaking – December 11, 2009

With bright lights all aglow, the inviting sound of Christmas carols and the warmth of family gatherings we are often unmindful of the terrible...

Phil-osophically Speaking – December 4, 2009

On Dec.9, in another effort to save the world from itself, international leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen to discuss imposing carbon restrictions to...

Phil-osophically Speaking – November 27, 2009

As the most successful multicultural society in history, America allows us to directly experience the strengths and possibilities of a pluralistic culture. But there...