COMMENTARY — Remembering how sports united a region & nation

One swing of Mike Piazza's bat on Sept. 21, 2001, helped so many feel that the…

COMMENTARY — Suicide … never the answer, no matter how bad it might get

Man depression sucks. When I first realized I was too often too sad, it was 1989,…

REFLECTION — Sept. 11, 2001: The one day in my life I expected to die

Editor’s note: This reflection was originally written Sept. 11, 2011, for the 10th anniversary of the…

Mets blow chance — again — to show the world they’re New York’s best team

Those of us who are old enough to remember 1978 (I was 4) recall when the…

With schools soon to reopen, please follow traffic laws near them

Whenever a new school year starts, we are reminded by local police departments of the importance…

COMMENTARY — Sickeningly, because of bail reform, punk who pummeled New York City cop was released six hours after his heinous act

If you have not yet seen the video, perhaps you ought not. It’s that bad. But…

COMMENTARY — Parents: Are you really noticing what your kids are saying & doing?

The murderer, apparently, told his dad he couldn’t understand how people could fire upon innocent citizens,…

I’m done with Major League Baseball if there’s even 1 delay

August 1994 was a fun time to be a baseball fan. The Yanks had the best…

35 years ago, Shea shook, mom & I were there and (we) I almost missed it

By the time you read this, the 2021 World Series will be underway, with either the…

Despite COVID-19, we mustn’t forget HIV & AIDS epidemic

Dec. 1 was world AIDS Day. Each year, it is a stark reminder of the epidemic…

Those who must teach remotely are certainly earning their keep

I spent the first years of my life out of college — 1998 to 2005 —…

EDITORIAL: Kearny Fire Dept. is in the right hands with Mastandrea

Joseph Mastandrea is a man who knows hard work. When he was a youngster, he had…