The War Room Warriors strike again as the Habs lose …

Carey Price, as Mike Farber observed, made the big saves Tuesday night against Ottawa – but couldn’t make the little ones.             And that wasn't the half of it. Against an Ottawa team that is something less than the 1980s Oilers, Claude Julien coached not to lose, as he has far too often this season. … Continue reading The War Room Warriors strike again as the Habs lose …

After 31 years, the bitter memories remain: on the massacre at the Poly and its aftermath

It was late on a December afternoon, the early winter dark a gathering gloom, a light, wet snow beginning to fall.          I was in the large, well-lit newsroom at the old Gazette building on St. Antoine St., writing a city column on crack dealers working the area near the Georges-Vanier Métro when I saw assignment editor Catherine … Continue reading After 31 years, the bitter memories remain: on the massacre at the Poly and its aftermath

Want to make America great? How about we get back to basic decency and tolerance…

It was late October, 1956. A cold rain was falling and the playground at William Cullen Bryant school (named after the 19th century poet and editor of the New York Evening Post) was a labyrinth of mud puddles. We were perhaps a week away from the presidential election that pitted the eminently decent Adlai Stevenson … Continue reading Want to make America great? How about we get back to basic decency and tolerance…