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Stephanie Gelber

Gun Control Revisited – I’m Just Saying….

This blog was posted by Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 28, which serves to offer notes and thoughts of interest to the members and friends of SPFT…

Stephanie Gelber

OMG! No More Saturday Mail Delivery!

I just read that Saturday mail delivery will end this August! After my initial visceral reaction to the change of what I would call a national tradition, right up there with baseball and hot…

Stephanie Gelber

Paying it Forward at Starbucks

I would like to share how my day started today since, for a change, I found myself smiling before 8:00 am! My husband Hersch and I left home and headed for Starbucks on the way into the office…

Stephanie Gelber

Mental Health and Gun Control in New York

When I posted on my blog last night about the enactment of New York’s new gun law (NY SAFE), I did not reference what is turning out to be another very controversial aspect of the…

Stephanie Gelber

New York is First State to Tighten Gun Laws after Sandy Hook Massacre

Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law and thereby made New York the first state to enact tighter restrictions on guns after the December 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in…

Stephanie Gelber

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – Get Healthy!!

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which appropriately coincides with the beginning of the new school year for children across the country. It is a great time to reinforce…

Stephanie Gelber

Is Plastic Surgery the Answer for Bullied Children?

I was tooling around on the internet when I saw an article entitled “Nadia Ilse, Bullied Georgia Teen, Receives Free Plastic Surgery From Little Baby Face Foundation”. At first blush,…

Stephanie Gelber

The Bullying Crisis — Have Our Children Lost Their Humanity?

It has been almost a year since Jamey Rodemeyer, a bullied freshman high school student from MY community, committed suicide. These things don’t happen in MY community – or do they?…