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'Picasso and Me'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.18.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a painter, Pablo Picasso had nothing on me. Sure, he had a Blue Period, but it lasted only three years. My Blue Period has lasted almost 25 years, and every time I've had a painting project, it's made me blue, which is the color of the master bedroom and the adjoining bathroom.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

'Three Chairs for Jerry'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

A man's home is his hassle. That's why he needs a throne to sit on. And I'm not talking about one made of porcelain.

'Self-Maid Man'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I could never see myself in a little French maid's outfit, except on weekends while doing my household chores, and I don't suppose I'll ever wear one because: (a) I probably couldn't find something like that in my size and (b) I don't speak French.

"What's the Bad Word?"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I know cliches like the back of my hand and I've always thought that people should avoid them like the plague.

'Joking Is in My Blood'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a frequent blood donor and a proud member of the Gallon Club, which has nothing to do with my weekend beer consumption, I have often wondered if the people who get my blood suffer from terrible side effects like telling stupid jokes and growing a mustache.

Less Than 50 Miles From Newtown Shooting, The Gun Show Goes On

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By Ebong Udoma STAMFORD, Conn., Jan 4 (Reuters) - A gun show is being held this weekend in Stamford, Connecticut, despite the mayor's ...

'iBought a New Phone'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.25.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the urging of my wife, Sue, who got into the 21st century when it actually started, I exchanged my dumbphone for a smartphone. And it cost me only 99 cents.

Mother Who Lost Children In Christmas Day Fire Wonders Why She Survived

AP | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York

STAMFORD, Conn. — Since the fire at her Connecticut home on Christmas Day of last year that took the lives of her three daughters and her parent...

'Christmas Letter 2012'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.

'Mr. Clean'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.26.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Over the years, I have cleaned up my act. Now my desk is so neat that it looks like I don't do any real work, which I don't.

'Stepping Out With LeBron'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If the shoe fits, get LeBron James to buy it for you. That's what I wanted to do recently when I went to the Nike Factory Store in Riverhead, N.Y., to purchase a pair of sneakers.

'An Arrow Escape'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.16.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I was a kid, I wanted to be like Robin Hood, except I wouldn't be caught dead in tights. But I did love the concept of using a bow and arrows to rob from the rich and give to the poor.

'The Ride Stuff'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.02.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a guy who is often compared to the back end of a horse, I had always wanted to see how the other half lives. I got a chance recently when I met Frank, the mane man at Greenlawn Equestrian Center on Long Island, N.Y., where I had gone for a horseback riding lesson.

'They Mean Business'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.18.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Ever since the economy turned so sour that a lemon would seem sweet by comparison, I have wondered if there are any entrepreneurs out there with a bold business model that can help get the country back on its feet.

'Killer on the Keys'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When it comes to pianists, only one -- goodness gracious! -- is a great ball of fire. I refer, of course, to Jerry Lee Zezima.

'Taken Aback'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.20.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Because my back felt better the day of my appointment, DiBenedetto didn't crack it. But he did give me a brief education in chiropractic medicine. I came away from my first visit to a chiropractor with great respect for the profession.

'A Timeless Tale'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.23.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I was born more than three weeks past my due date and haven't been on time for anything since. I don't even wear a watch because I don't care what time it is.

Father Sues Ex's Lover, City After Daughters Killed In Christmas Fire

AP | Posted 09.11.2012 | Crime

STAMFORD, Conn. — The father of the three girls killed in a Christmas morning house fire has sued the city, his ex-wife's contractor boyfriend a...

'Batter Up!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.08.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I don't like to brag about my athletic prowess, mainly because I don't have any, but I must say that I was a pretty good baseball player in my day.

'Blowing Hot and Cold'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.29.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Still, I have told my wife that I don't have to change my seasonal wardrobe because you never know what the temperature is going to be in the office.

Mom Speaks Out About Christmas Day Fire For First Time (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

When Madonna Badger was pulled to safety by firefighters, she remembers hearing someone yell, "Turn off the radios!" "I knew something happened. So...

The Waiting Game

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.30.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a motorist who has been driving (people crazy) for four decades, I am used to sitting in traffic for hours at a time.

"Scrambled Egghead"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.03.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I've never had breakfast at Tiffany's, but I have had breakfast at Zezima's. And I can tell you from personal experience -- because I'm the one who has made breakfast -- that my eggs aren't all they're cracked up to be.

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."