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ASK GREENWICH FIRST SELECTMAN TO JOIN MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS

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The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence has just issued a press release regarding this morning’s Board of Selectmen meeting at which the Council presented the BOS with a petition signed by 324 Greenwich residents, myself included. The petition urges the members of the BOS to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). While the BOS unanimously […] [Read More]
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THE REALPOLITIK OF PARTY IDEALS – A PARADOX

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In a letter to the editor that appears in today’s Greenwich Time (July 24, 2013), my friend Peter Berg, District 8 leader on the Democratic Town Committee, takes issue with my most recent column (Sunday, July 21, 2013). He disagrees with my assertion that the DTC decision to limit Board of Education endorsements to two […] [Read More]
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SIGN PETITION FOR GREENWICH BOARD OF SELECTMEN TO JOIN MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS

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The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence is the voice of our community in the effort to reduce gun violence. Recently, Council representatives hand-delivered a letter to Congress signed by 140 Greenwich residents in support of national legislation that addresses gun violence. This Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, during the Greenwich Sidewalk Sales, the […] [Read More]
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CCI Celebrates the American Dream

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Fourth of July came early last Sunday at Community Centers, Inc., otherwise known as CCI. More than fifty new Americans and aspiring Americans gathered in the white clapboard house at 61 East Putnam Avenue that’s home to CCI, a nonprofit agency with over a half century of service to the Greenwich community. The old-fashioned porch […] [Read More]
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REMEMBERING NEWTOWN SIX MONTHS LATER

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Today is six months since the Newtown massacre. And in these six months, more than 4,300 persons have died from gun violence in America. And what has Congress done? Nothing. This week, marking the six-month anniversary, families of the Newtown shooting victims were once again in Washington to advocate for gun legislation. And the Newtown […] [Read More]
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DTC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CANDIDATE CHOICES

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The Democratic Town Committee’s Executive Committee, which serves as the DTC nominating committee, met last night to decide what names to put forward at the July 18 nominating convention when the full town committee endorses candidates for the November 5 municipal election. From all accounts, the meeting, which didn’t end until around 11:30 p.m., reflected […] [Read More]
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WRITING CONTEST FINALISTS – CONGRATULATIONS!

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Is affirmative action relevant today? That question was recently before high school students in Greenwich schools who chose to enter the fourth annual “Defining Diversity Writing Contest.” This contest is co-sponsored by the Town of Greenwich Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, Greenwich Time and the Narea Family. The question is timely and relevant in light of […] [Read More]
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LETTER TO THE RTM: PLEASE, PLEASE VOTE YES ON MISA

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Like many Greenwich residents, I recently sent an email plea to the RTM members from my district asking them to support the additional appropriation for MISA at Monday night’s budget meeting. Here, reformulated as an open letter to all RTM members, is the email I sent to the RTM members from district 1, which is […] [Read More]
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