Dec - Jan Issue
November 25, 2014


Source: NYSUT United

In print

F. Anthony D'Alessandro, Half Hollow Hills TA retiree, published Brooklyn Birth: Sicilian Soul, a poetic "travelogue" on his life, from his time as a preteen working on commercial fishing boats through his career as a teacher for more than 30 years. To order, visit

Herbert L. Foster, United University Professions Buffalo Center retiree, wrote Martha's Vineyard in World War II, with Thomas Dresser and Jay Schofield. Foster is a WW II veteran. The book, published by History Press, documents the role the Martha's Vineyard community played in WW II, from rationing and blackouts to mock invasions and bombing practice. Vist or

Terry Gehm, Three Village Teachers Association Inc. retiree, published "Mental Illness: Families in Crisis," a pamphlet that provides details on the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness. For more info, call 631-941-3969.

Richard O'Connell, Locust Valley School Employees retiree, collaborated with student Alex Olinkiewicz on In My Mind: A Journey Through My Life with Asperger's/Autism. The book is based on Olinkiewicz's YouTube video "In My Mind," which has more than a million views. For more info, visit

Tim O'Mara, United Federation of Teachers, is set to release the third novel in his murder mystery series following hero Raymond Donne, a teacher and former cop. O'Mara, a math and special education teacher, introduced his series with, Sacrifice Fly. Crooked Numbers followed. He will release Dead Read in early 2015. Visit