Our Times Coffeehouse to present Toby Tobias

September 2nd, 2016

Our Times Coffeehouse will present Toby Tobias and his Ensemble on Friday, September 16 at 8 PM at 38 Old Country Road, Garden City
Toby Tobias and his ensemble will energize the stage with their take on contemporary folk music with touches of gospel, blues, jazz and pop […] Continue Reading…

New Report Reveals for 81% of High Need Schools CFE Funding is Off Track or Worse

June 22nd, 2016

(Long Island, NY) The Alliance for Quality Education, Education Law Center and the Public Policy and Education Fund released a new report evaluating the impact of the 2016 New […] Continue Reading…

Calls for Ethics Reform Get Louder on Long Island

June 13th, 2016

By Timothy Bolger and Michael Harris

Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and elsewhere in the state are rallying around the issue and […] Continue Reading…

Presiding Officer Gregory Calls On State To ‘Raise The Age’ Of Criminal Responsibility

June 8th, 2016


Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory last week called on state lawmakers to reform the state’s juvenile justice system during a press conference with the Long […] Continue Reading…

L.I. Advocacy Groups Press For Campaign Finance Reform

June 7th, 2016

On Tuesday government reform groups called on New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-2) to bring to a vote a bill that would close what’s known as […] Continue Reading…

Adult Prison is NO place for Kids

May 12th, 2016

The need to #RaiseTheAge in New York is clearly shown in this Correctional Association of New York video:


For more information about the Raise The Age Campaign contact Dan at […] Continue Reading…

Skelos Sentencing Statement

May 12th, 2016

Lisa Tyson, Director of the Long Island Progressive Coalition on Senator Dean Skelos Sentencing

“When it comes to having elected officials who are responsive to the needs of most New Yorkers, […] Continue Reading…

Tension on Long Island: One Community’s Response to Xenophobia in the Midst of Toxic National Dialogue

April 27th, 2016

Long Island, New York found itself again at the center of national attention a few weeks ago as presidential candidate Donald Trump made plans to attend a Republican fundraiser […] Continue Reading…

No Room For HATE in Patchogue

April 15th, 2016

Yesterday, hundreds of protesters gathered in Patchogue to stand up to Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant hate speech. 

Trump spoke at a GOP fundraiser at the Emporium, on the same street […] Continue Reading…

A broader role for women in the military, Selective Service

April 12th, 2016

Some members of Congress, the Marine Corps commandant and the Army’s chief of staff have proposed that women register for the draft. If the proposal is approved, women will […] Continue Reading…