Posts Tagged ‘ Staten Island ’

Labor Pains

Labor Pains

With the resignation of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, it’s instructive to take a brief look over the Obama administration’s  labor policy priorities these past four years. Although the prime objectives of organized labor, such as the enactment of card check legislation, never saw the light of day during President Obama’s first term, labor unions...
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The Forgotten Borough

The Forgotten Borough

Living in this city your entire life gives one the opportunity to experience things you would not normally encounter in any other part of the country. Many of these experiences are deeply unpleasant and disturbing, including periodic attempts, with varying degrees of success, by terrorists to blow up large sections of it, along with its inhabitants....
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Merry Christmas, Staten Island

Merry Christmas, Staten Island

Last December, as you may remember, I went to my old neighborhood of Dyker Heights to share some of the more ostentatious seasonal displays with our readers. This year I decided to stay on the island and visit a local hair salon which was holding a toy drive for families who’ve been impacted by Hurricane Sandy,...
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Stand With Staten Island

To find out more about this benefit for Sandy relief, how to contribute and/or how to purchase Stand with Staten Island apparel, check out their website, Stand with Staten Island. For updated news, they’ve set up a Facebook page.
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Pitching In

  Team Rubicon is a fantastic initiative which brings together emergency and medical professionals with military veterans in order to assist victims of natural disasters throughout the globe. From the Anatolian peninsula to the Caribbean, it has been one of the  first relief organizations to help those whose lives have unraveled due to earthquakes,...
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Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

In the spirit of generosity that characterizes the Christmas season, some residents of Staten Island have decided to start a toy drive for the families who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Details, courtesy of Kelley McCarthy and Dominick Andreana, can be found below. Every holiday season our fellow community member Dominick Andreana hosts a toy drive for...
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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath (Staten Island)


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More Giving Opportunities (Hurricane Sandy Relief)

Here’s a quick rundown of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts being organized around New York State and in cyberspace-in addition to the relief mission by Heritage Baptist Church tomorrow morning. -This Sunday, from 4 to 10 PM, there will be a Sandy Relief Jam held at Mulcahy’s on Long Island. –Care for Sandy is offering...
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Life & Art

Life & Art

That is one of the many unique artistic creations found at SMB Studio Arts Inc., an art studio/gallery in Eltingville, Staten Island which offers instruction to everyone from pre-school children to adults looking to pursue art as an avocation or career. I traveled there this past weekend for their Art & Music Event  intended to...
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Community

Community

I would like to personally thank everyone who has donated money, goods or time to the relief effort taking place throughout New York City and New Jersey due to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. I’ve had several friends-including those that have been impacted directly-who have decided to contribute to this monumental task in...
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