Karen Rubin

Karen Rubin

810 Articles

Pulse of the Peninsula: ‘Yes’ on budgets, ‘No’ on tax caps

On Tuesday, May 21, the community should come out in support of the school and library budgets, which are subject

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Pulse of the Peninsula: Rep Israel’s agenda faces obstruction

Congressman Steve Israel addressed the Great Neck Democratic Club at Great Neck House on April 22, laying out his priorities

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Pulse of the Peninsula: Rabbi Davidson rebuts Geller on Islam

Rabbi Jerome Davidson returned to Temple Beth-el where he is rabbi emeritus to give a strong rebuttal to the controversy

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Pulse of the Peninsula: Earth Day deserves more than talk

It is telling that Earth Day came and went with nary more than a nod. We’re so obsessively focused on

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Pulse of the Peninsula: Geller good at playing media victim

Pam Geller hailed her appearance at the Chabad of Great Neck and later, at a protest on Old Country Road

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Pulse of the Peninsula: Tax cap bad news for school districts

The impacts of misguided governmental policies on public education were brought home at the Great Neck School board meeting, March

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L.I. to benefit from new wind farm

If all goes according to plan, there will be a windfarm off Long Island within five years generating 350,000 kilowatt

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Kelly highlights Merchant Marine graduation

Captain Mark Kelly, a 1986 alum of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy who went on to become a naval aviator

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Obama’s mortgage plan: Yes it can in GN

Riding around Great Neck on a grey February day, I was struck by how shabby so many homes are, even

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Mangano precinct plan needs scrutiny

On the surface, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano's plan to consolidate the county's eight precincts into four in order to

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Highway cops could move to 6th Pct.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano's plan to replace the 6th Precinct in Manhasset with a "community policing center" and turn

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Obama’s college tuition plan good for GN

For more than 20 years, I have had it in mind to write a story, "Blind Acceptance," about ever-increasing college

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A new year, a new vision for Long Island

The announcement that Long Island has received $101 million in state grants to invest in "transformative projects" is really welcome

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Home foreclosures changing Long Island

During a recent protest in posh Garden City, where the main street offers a Who's Who of America's major banks,

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Ex town councilman happy helping others

There is a slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, where the "road" is called "River of S---" because that is where

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