When I began my career in journalism as a sportswriter, I’d often engage in the same conversation with people. When someone heard I covered sports, they would excitedly inquire whether I covered the Jets or Yankees or some other professional team in New York.
It seemed like everyone’s initial assumption was that my life was spent hanging out with professional athletes, traveling the country and smoking cigars with A-Rod on a yacht. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO The Liberty Bell.
With Independence Day, we’re back in the business of bemoaning that Americans are woefully weak when it comes to having any real knowledge of the history of their country. (more…)
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Anita and Louis Cicero.
It was my day to get a haircut.
I’ve been getting a haircut once a month for the last 57 years at the same place — Louie the Clip.
When I got there, Louie was not the same. He didn’t feel well, but was willing to give me a haircut. (more…)
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If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Lupita Gadeas
Just three years ago, Lupita Gadeas was a student in my investigative reporting class at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury.
Following an internship at Adictivo, a TV program shot at studios in Hauppauge and Long Island City and aired on Telemundo, Lupita landed a job with Adictivo as a reporter.
In April, Lupita and two other journalists at Adictivo received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (more…)