Posts Tagged ‘ Staten Island ’

The Daily Rattle (Big Apple Edition)

  There are a lot of interesting stories making their way into the headlines of local-for those of us living in New York City-news. Critically, a dispute has emerged between Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Viverito, who wants to continue to provide violent, criminal aliens with publicly-funded attorneys. This is the...
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New York ICE

No, not New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement. This is a story about ICE agents operating in New York City. Politico has all the details. For what it’s worth, Staten Island Republicans are urging the Department of Justice to pull funding from New York City until our politicians halt its noncompliance with ICE....
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In Memoriam: Deanna Rose

In Memoriam: Deanna Rose

A few months ago we told you about the struggle of my friends the Bacas, whose family home was destroyed in a tragic house fire. As I described in that post, there are few things more disorienting than losing your home.
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Precinct Results (New York Primary)

Precinct Results (New York Primary)

Update: An explanation of the delegate selection process, as well as CD vote totals.  Overview of the primary, by the New York Times. 
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Walk Out Of Darkness

Walk Out Of Darkness

I don’t often use this space for personal appeals, but feel compelled to do so today. In addition to losing my uncle, John Marmo, earlier this year to suicide, my best friend, Fiona Fort, took her life after struggling with the chronic pain of depression for most of her adult life. Even if you...
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After The Storm

 This week marks the first anniversary of one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit New York City in recent memory. Although we at American Rattlesnake attempted to connect concerned readers with local charities and recovery organizations assisting victims of Hurricane Sandy last November, the impact of this storm overwhelmed the capacity of...
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Anti-Amnesty Petition Drive This Wednesday

Anti-Amnesty Petition Drive This Wednesday

Details, courtesy of my friend Jim, can be found below: Signatures are on a letter to Michael Grimm telling him that he must stick to the strong anti-amnesty position he campaigned on when he was first elected to Congress in 2010.
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NY ICE members attacked by open borders mob

NY ICE members attacked by open borders mob

You can watch video of the altercation at this link. Joanna Marzullo, president of New York ICE, describes the incident below the fold.
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Repeal The Safe Act

Repeal The Safe Act

As we explained in our last activism update, the forces intent upon diminishing our rights have been emboldened by a recent series of horrific events. Most prominently, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Rather than be cowed by rapacious politicians, we should resist this encroachment upon our fundamental liberties. To that end, I’m urging...
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Sandy In Winter

Those of you willing and able to help can donate to the Stephen Siller Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Occupy Sandy is still coordinating recovery efforts as well.  Even as New Yorkers-as well as people throughout the country-have contributed to relief efforts, the criminal, parasitic class has tried to exploit their good will. We’re made...
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