Editorials

Advocate for Developmentally Disabled Children Lashes out at NYC DOE

February 8, 2015
Brad Gerstman

Brad Gerstman, a well-known and well respected advocate and attorney for developmentally disabled children, lashed out today at the sexual abuse of a 14 year old mentally ill boy at the hands of a paraprofessional hired by the NYC Department of education

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Brad Gerstman: Autism, Special Education and The Law

November 12, 2014
Autism

There is a crisis in educating children with autism on Long Island-one that is brought to us by the Good Intentions Paving Company. This is very personal to me because my son has been diagnosed as autistic. Here the personal becomes political and in order to insure our rights, and those of my son, we have to organize and fight for them not only in the political arena, but on the front lines in each and every school district.

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Students with Disabilities: Another tale of two cities

March 7, 2014
Mayor Bill De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio was swept into office under a tale of two cities banner that dramatically highlighted how New York has become divided by class. But there is another kind of class division….

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Condolences for Newtown Tragedy and a Call for Change in Media Reporting

December 20, 2012
Autism

Executives from prominent organizations including Autism Speaks have initiated conversations to combat the media driven perception that autism spectrum disorders correlate with planned acts of violence. However, the ill informed commentary of journalists and reporters will likely require further contest as investigations into this tragedy continue to unfold.

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Brad Gerstman: Hurricane Sandy, Reminding Us All It Is Time for Change on the Gas Line

December 6, 2012
Natural Gas

Recent years have proven to be a time of major advancement, as natural gas has become a valid consideration for the future of home and vehicle development. From the unpredictability of traditional gas prices to untimely limits on petroleum access, every day factors are motivating necessary change. Given our current state of affairs, who could understand this reality better then the citizens of New York and New Jersey?

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On the Radio: Brad Gerstman on Long Island School Choice

March 25, 2012

Brad Gerstman on WFAN discusses charter schools and the importance of school choice for Long Island’s special needs kids.

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Brad Gerstman: House Republicans Play Politics with New Yorker’s Safety

May 18, 2011
New York Terror

Brad Gerstman, a lawyer, co-founder of Gotham Government Relations, radio talk show host, potential political candidate and head of Gerstman for the People is sad to announce that the Republicans, who control the House of Representatives, are playing politics with the safety of the citizens of the New York Metropolitan area. The Republicans are seeking cuts to security spending all in an attempt to find additional spending cuts.

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Choosing A Special Education Attorney: 6 Key Questions To Ask

April 15, 2011
Brad Gerstman

Parents of children with special needs are sometimes faced with the difficult task of hiring an attorney to challenge a school district’s assessment of their child’s academic abilities and, ultimately, to obtain the educational services that are being denied. This can be a frustrating and emotional time for parents, but if you have clear guidelines for choosing the best attorney for your situation, the process will be much easier.

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Gotham Radio: Brad Gerstman and David Schwartz – New York's Best Political Talk

January 24, 2011

Brad Gerstman & David Schwartz of Gotham Government Relations take politics to the airwaves on Gotham Radio. Catch it Saturdays at 5pm on Long Island’s WGBB 1240 AM

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Hofstra Athletics in Disarray Since President Shuart's Retirement

May 10, 2010

Prominent Hofstra Alumni, including many former athletes, are outraged over the spiraling out-of-control of Hofstra’s Athletic Department. Members from the Save Hofstra Football organization are demanding answers about the lack of focus and commitment to Hofstra’s once-revered Athletic Department.

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How Can Student Athletes Trust Hofstra?

December 15, 2009
Hofstra Football

How can any sports athlete at Hofstra University feel safe considering the decision by the University to terminate their successful football program in order to provide more educational scholarships? A football program at most universities has its ups and downs, unfortunately losing money at times, and this applies to all athletic programs at a university. However, Hofstra took a drastic approach by terminating its football program where other universities would have found a way to restructure and renew it.

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Blog: Why Us? The Decision to Try Terrorists in NYC

November 21, 2009
New York Terror Trial

Our US Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced that terrorist prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be tried in the Southern District of New York. The trials will be around the corner from Ground Zero, which is very symbolic in many ways. I have two questions to ask. The first is why hold the trial in NYC? My second question, is why are these Guantanamo Bay detainees being tried in Federal District Court instead of Military Tribunals?

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Blog: To Cut or Collect…That is the Question

November 16, 2009
New York Tax Deficit

As everyone is aware, the people of New York are facing a year end deficit of over 3 billion and a double digit BILLION dollar structural deficit in the next budget year. The people of New York State must brace themselves to face drastic measures. However, there is a way to avoid the drastic cuts that the Governor and Legislature are discussing. There is a way to increase New York State’s revenue substantially which will reduce the needed cuts that will impact us all.

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Blog: 2009 Election Is All About Voter ANGER

November 8, 2009
Vote No

Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago? We all the know the answer and the people spoke with their votes Nov 3rd. Job losses, government cutbacks, government borrowing, no real changes, same partisan fighting…..and the the voters are fed up.

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BLOG: American Troop Levels in Afghanistan: More, Less, or Just Right

October 27, 2009
Afghanistan

Some argue that “the surge” in Iraq is positive proof that a dramatic increase in troops can turn this war quickly. However, the American people need more information about the current status of the war before we can formulate an educated opinion as to what the right direction will be for our troops and our Country.

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