July 25, 2014

After an emotional week, I addressed the tragedy of Eric Garner's death at a meeting of the full City Council. I told them I was sickened by the cavalier attitudes of the police and EMS workers, and frightened that not one of them paused to rethink their actions. Below...

July 22, 2014

Outside City Hall Tuesday, city and state elected officials called for justice for Eric Garner — and more cameras recording cops on city streets.


Mr. Garner, 43, died after police used what appears to be a chokehold to bring him to the ground during an arrest...

July 16, 2014

The Office for New Americans Neighborhood Opportunity Center will be hosting a FREE Citizenship Application Event on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  This event will be held at our New Americans Welcome Center, 285 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, New...

July 16, 2014

H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths, in partnership with Councilmember Debi Rose, SI Parks, Trees NY and Partnership for Parks, weeds and cleans the tree beds along Richmond Terrace in St. George every month.


The next event will be Sunday, July 20, from 10 am to 1 pm. Vol...

July 16, 2014


Borough President James S. Oddo is pleased to announce a full slate of summer concerts to be held in partnership with Council Members Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo, and Deborah Rose. Each Council Member has agreed to contribute $5,000 from the discretionary budget...

July 3, 2014

"Like a caterpillar that transitions into a beautiful butterfly, this project has transformed this corner, the gateway to Port Richmond and its diverse community, into a work of art."


I was proud to welcome City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to Staten Island fo...

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