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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is thrilled to announce that its Celestial Soirée raised more than $485,000 to support the Guidance Center’s mission to bring hope and healing to children and their families who are experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. The Oct. 24 gala, which honored Louis P. Iglesias, president and Chief Executive Officer at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd., is the Guidance Center’s biggest fundraising...

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center is thrilled to announce that its Celestial Soirée raised over $485,000 to support the Guidance Center’s mission to bring hope and healing to children and their families who are experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. The Oct. 24 gala, which honored Louis P. Iglesias, president and chief executive officer at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd., is the Guidance Center’s biggest fundraising event...

If your child needed a life-saving chemotherapy drug and you were told that because of a shortage you were out of luck, how would you feel? What would you do about it? Sadly, this is no fantasy scenario. It is a 21st-century reality for treating childhood cancer. According to a recent New York Times report, “Doctors are warning that they may soon be forced to consider rationing doses” of the drug...

As young people all across the U.S. reach their 18th birthdays, they will become eligible to vote in their first presidential election in 2020. It’s shaping up to be a record turnout ever since the vote went to 18-year-olds in 1972, after the 26th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. Although the law was written to prevent government from denying a citizen who is at least 18 years old the right...

Singer Alanis Morissette had the foresight to prepare for a recurrence of postpartum depression following the birth of her third child [“Postpartum blues for Morissette,” Flash!, Oct. 8]. Sadly, this is not the case for most new moms who experience depression. It is important to understand that baby blues represents mild ups and downs and stress that new moms might experience for a few weeks after giving birth. Postpartum depression is...

Despite the contentious politics that the public is exposed to on a daily basis, there are valuable lessons to be learned. For example, I wonder how many working people are fully aware that they have whistle-blower protections and what they are. Their only exposure, until most recently, may have been to whistleblowers that have been popularized in films like On the Waterfront, Serpico, All the President’s Men, Silkwood, and Erin Brockovich, to...

Despite the contentious politics that the public is exposed to on a daily basis, there are valuable lessons to be learned. For example, I wonder how many working people are fully aware that they have whistle-blower protections and what they are. Their only exposure, until most recently, may have been to whistleblowers that have been popularized in films like On the Waterfront, Serpico, All the President’s Men, Silkwood, and Erin Brockovich, to...

16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (Photo source: Greta Thunberg Facebook) On Sept. 18, I listened to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who testified before a U.S. Congressional hearing on climate change. Her message was brief and then she answered questions along with a number of fellow youth climate activists. She told the congressional members that she had no prepared remarks and, instead, was leaving them with written testimony. She said,...

I just finished reading an op-ed piece that was published in the Hofstra Chronicle, entitled: “Anti-Semitism is alive and well at Hofstra” (Sept. 12). The author – Leilah Abelman, moved from San Diego to attend college at Hofstra last year. Abelman, an orthodox Jew wrote: “What I discovered was that anti-Semitism is alive and more insidious than I had expected.” Her introduction to anti-Semitism occurred before she even stepped foot on...

Louis P. Iglesias, honoree at the Guidance Center’s upcoming Celestial Soirée gala. North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center has announced that Louis P. Iglesias, President and Chief Executive Officer at Allied World Assurance Company Holdings Ltd., will be the honoree at our Celestial Soirée, which will take place on Oct. 24 at the Garden City Hotel. “I am proud to put my full support behind North Shore Child & Family Guidance...