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Pageants & Parenting

Pageantry is a relatively new part of my life. I did not grow up competing in pageants – I didn’t compete in my first pageant until I was 31 years old. Pageants were something I had always wanted to try

A Parent’s Guide to Sleepovers

My son’s first sleepover was at the home of a nurse. “He’ll be safer with her than he would be with me!” I reasoned. His sister was upset that he got to go. She considered it unfair that she was

A Candy Cane Christmas: Peppermint Recipes

There’s nothing more festive in December than everyone’s favorite tasty red and white striped candy. These recipes spin the minty flavors of peppermint into refreshing after-dinner treats that your holiday guests will adore. White Hot Chocolate 3 cups Half &

December Holiday Traditions on Staten Island

Whether Staten Island parents accent their Christmas trees with an angel and attend midnight mass to celebrate Jesus’ birth; remember the miracle of Hanukkah and light nine candles on a Menorah; or participate in the week-long Kwanzaa feast, a gift-giving

Early Voting and Its Impact on Schools in 2020

As you might have noticed, the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo approved early voting this year. Although I voted in favor of it, during the discussion on the bill I highlighted concerns about using school buildings as polling

2019 Christmas Tree & Menorah Lightings in Staten Island

Is there any view more breathtaking than the twinkle of glowing holiday lights? Kick off your yuletide celebrations this season with a Christmas Tree or Menorah Lighting Ceremony here on Staten Island. Bring your whole family and bask in the

From Staten Island to Ireland, the Emerald Isle

In September, Mary and I took our first trip across the Atlantic. We traveled to Ireland with the New York State American – Irish Legislators Society.  The American – Irish Legislators Society is a bi-partisan organization of members of the

Staten Island Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show how thankful you are for life’s blessings by helping those who are less fortunate. It doesn’t take much to offer a helping hand to someone in need. Here are some wonderful opportunities in

Staten Islanders say THANKS This Month

With November’s arrival and bringing with it the quintessential month for counting blessings, Staten Island parents are eager to share what they are most thankful for this year — from their children, spouses, family, and pets to their health, careers,

School Diversity Advisory Group Recommends Eliminating Gifted & Talented and Screened Programs from Schools

Not a Smart Move? Mike Reilly Weighs In… CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR EVENT UPDATES AND MORE! The School Diversity Advisory Group appointed by Mayor de Blasio recently issued several recommendations to promote diversity in New York City Public

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