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  • Staten Islanders to attend 'March For Our Lives' rally in Washington D.C.

    03/20/2018 1:45:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 20, 2018 | Tracey Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were the victims of a mass shooting in February, Staten Island activists mobilized and are now gearing up to attend the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC on March 24. About 10 buses will leave St. George on Saturday to participate in the student-led march to stop school shootings and end gun violence. "This is a sign of hope that Staten Island is ready to join the national movement," said Lorie Honor, leader of Staten Island Women Who March,...
  • Democrats Flex Political Muscle to Shut Down NRA Event

    03/15/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    n the United States, politicians are not supposed to be able to prevent the opposition from meeting or speaking.When Progressives dominated the mass media, the left celebrated the First Amendment.† In 1963, the Harvard-Radcliff Democratic Club invited George Wallace to speak, and there were no protests or threats of violence.† Leftists were all for free speech and rights of an assembly when they had little opposition in organs of mass media. Times have changed. The Progressives no longer have an effective monopoly in the media. Now, heavier-handed tactics are resorted to. Democrat politicians in New York pressured a Staten...
  • 'We need safer schools' -- Susan Wagner student planning demonstration after gun incidents

    03/13/2018 6:08:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | February 28, 2018 | Kayla Simas
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Student organizer John Papanier said drills at Susan Wagner High School are not out of the ordinary. "They are always soft lockdowns and we're always told it's a drill," he said. But there was something about administrators' response on Wednesday that indicated this was something more serious. "This time, we were told it was a hard lockdown -- not a drill," he said. "That's when I knew it was real."
  • Shutting down Staten Island NRA event is no way to debate gun safety

    03/11/2018 12:13:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 11, 2018 | Tom Wroblewski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - So much for freedom of assembly. Following an outcry from Staten Island Democratic elected officials, the annual Friends of the NRA fundraiser at the Vanderbilt restaurant in South Beach has been cancelled. Because that's how we conduct debate about important issues here: We shout down the viewpoints that we don't agree with. We don't let people we disagree with even gather. We've seen much the same from the left on college campuses, where protestors have rioted in order to shut down speeches by conservatives. It's two Constitutional amendments that get denigrated here with the NRA cancellation:...
  • Eric Garnerís daughter on life support in ICU after suffering heart attack

    12/25/2017 9:45:18 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 25, 2017 | Christina Carrega, James Fanelli, and Andrew Keshner
    The oldest daughter of Eric Garner ó who has become an advocate against police brutality since her dadís death ó suffered a heart attack Saturday night and was in critical condition on Christmas Eve, family members told the Daily News. Erica Garner, whose father died in 2014 when NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold on Staten Island, was on life support in ICU in a Brooklyn hospital, the family said. The 27-year-old mother of two is unable to breathe on her own, family said. Esaw Snipes-Garner, Ericaís mother, told The News her daughterís condition was grave but...
  • This beauty queen became a sanitation worker

    11/12/2017 8:05:25 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2017 | Doree Lewak
    This is one beauty queen who doesnít mind being called trashy. Pageant veteran Nicole Doz ó the first runner-up for Miss Staten Island 2017 ó has added a sanitation worker uniform to her wardrobe of sashes. And the 23-year-old is doing it all for the love of New York City. ďThatís why I took the job!Ē she told The Post. ďItís not the most glamorous look, but that doesnít mean [the jobís] not awesome.Ē And getting to her new title of street sweeper was even more grueling than going through talent, interview and swimsuit contests. Thereís ďthe physical test, the...
  • New York: Muslim pleads guilty Ė tried to aid ISIS and kill FBI agent

    02/10/2017 8:42:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Source: S.I. ISIS wannabe pleads guilty to trying to help terrorist group Ė NY Daily NewsOn Thursday, Fareed Mumuni pleaded guilty to charges that he planned to aid the terrorist organization and tried to kill a federal agent searching his Staten Island house.His co-defendant Munther Omar Saleh is expected to plead guilty Friday to plotting for the terrorist organization, prosecutors say.Mumuni, 22, planned to go overseas and fight for ISIS. He also planned to build a pressure cooker bomb with Saleh, according to the government. Federal authorities say the two were part of a six-person ring including New Jersey residents...
  • Nice weekend weather? Let's close the Bayonne Bridge (commentary)

    10/21/2017 12:44:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | October 21, 2017 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Maybe one day they'll finish the renovation project on the Bayonne Bridge. Until then, we're going to have to keep enduring these total closures of the span, including on the weekends, which is a mind-numbingly bad time to shutter the bridge. Not that the Port Authority sees it that way, no matter how much we bang on their cage. We're supposed to have some nice weather this weekend. Mid-70s. Sunny. Lots of folks are going to be out driving. A lot of them are going to be going to New Jersey, either to shop, visit friends...
  • Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYC

    09/29/2017 3:28:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 9/27/17 | Tim Wright
    The first confirmed mid-air collision involving a U.S. drone. Helicopter pilots flying over cities have to be extra cautious, as the pilot of this UH-60 (photographed over New York in 2014) undoubtedly was. (Maine Army National Guard) History was made and prophecies fulfilled last week when a quadcopter collided with a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter over Staten Island in New York. According to the FAA, the event represents the first confirmed inflight collision between a drone and a piloted aircraft in the United States, although there have been other unconfirmed reports. The Black Hawk, which carried a crew of four,...
  • See largest container ship on East Coast pass under Bayonne Bridge for 1st time (PHOTOS)

    09/07/2017 6:09:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 7, 2017
    A new era for the†Port of New York and New Jersey started this morning with the arrival of the largest ship to ever stop over on the East Coast.† The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt sailed under the newly-elevated Bayonne Bridge today on its†maiden voyage to the United States, as locals gathered at Dennis P. Collins Park to watch the massive ship's arrive. Four times larger than the Statue of Liberty and the length of five football fields, the Theodore Roosevelt can carry more than 14,400 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Owned by French shipping group CMA CGM, the ship made its...
  • 'World's Heaviest Woman' Has Surgery in India, Loses 100 KGS

    03/10/2017 11:58:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Star ^ | Friday, 10 March 2017
    Indian doctors said Thursday that an Egyptian who is believed to be the world's heaviest woman had successfully undergone weight-loss surgery after losing over 100 kilograms (220 pounds). Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who previously weighed around 500 kilos, had not left her house in Egypt in over two decades until arriving in Mumbai last month for bariatric surgery. "We are happy to inform all well-wishers that the medical team of Saifee Hospital has successfully performed the surgery on Eman Ahmed," said a statement.
  • Two men plead guilty after accusations to set off pressure-cooker bomb in New York City

    02/11/2017 5:22:06 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies ^ | Feruary 11, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    <p>NEW YORK Ė Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges against them, federal prosecutors and New York City officials said.</p>
  • Fossella would support Catsimatidis for mayor 'in a heartbeat' (NYC)

    01/15/2017 8:30:42 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | November 29, 2016 | Rachel Shapiro
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis runs for mayor again, he has the wholehearted support of former Congressman Vito Fossella, who spoke about the Greek-American self-made man on Joe Piscopo's radio show on AM970 Tuesday morning. Asked whether he'd support Catsimatidis, who hosts the station's "Cats Roundtable" on Sunday mornings, Fossella said, "In a heartbeat. John is an American success story. He loves this country and never forgot where he came from. Works like I've never seen anybody work before and truly loves people, loves this city, loves this country and deserves to be elected to whatever...
  • Another week, another Staten Island crime spree (commentary)

    12/16/2016 4:13:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Those safe Staten Island streets of ours are feeling less safe by the day. And the crime is hitting us right where we live and shop. Here's the latest example: A string of minivan break-ins in North Shore neighborhoods like West Brighton and Grymes Hill. The method is simple and shocking: There are vans where the rear windows can be forced open without breaking them. The crook then slithers through and takes whatever money or valuables can be found. You have to be pretty thin to get it done, but it's all too possible.
  • Malliotakis sees future Congress run, calls process 'rigged' (Staten Island)

    12/04/2016 3:03:00 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rachel Shapiro
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - When Staten Island's seat in Congress becomes vacant, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis will be the first to jump at it. Passed over last year in favor of then-District Attorney Daniel Donovan as the GOP candidate in a special election, Malliotakis is just as eager now to run for the House of Representatives, she indicated in a recent interview. The May 2015 special election saw Donovan elected to fill the remainder of Michael Grimm's term -- he had resigned in disgrace after pleading guilty to tax evasion.
  • Donald Trump-Loving Staten Island Is New York's Idaho

    11/09/2016 7:39:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    New York City's red state finally got its revenge. Staten Island voters overwhelmingly backed Donald Trump on Tuesday, bucking not only Hillary Clinton, but the other four Democrat-heavy boroughs. "Of course it's vindication," said retired NYPD detective John Sellenthin as he gladly posed next to the "Trump/Pence" sign in front of his cozy Castleton Corners home. "The media, the Establishment, the liberals all wanted Hillary Clinton. And I said, 'Of course I'm doing the opposite!'" This victory was particularly sweet because the professionals on the other side of the Harbor were so sure it wasn't going to happen. But the...
  • Statue Dedicated To Donald Trump Set Ablaze On Staten Island Lawn

    08/08/2016 12:06:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 08/07/16
    The ‚ÄėT‚Äô for Trump has been on the Staten Island lawn since May. Homeowner Sam Pirozzolo had it custom made to show his support, but just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, while the family was sleeping their T was up in flames. ‚ÄúI jump out of bed, I come down here, and I come downstairs, and I can see this big orange glow,‚ÄĚ Pirozzolo said. The fire marshal was investigating damage, Sunday evening and had not yet determined the cause. Ground lights typically shine on the sign, but Pirozzolo said last night they were out. He believes someone was attacking...
  • Anti-cop group burns American flag over death of black teen

    06/09/2016 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 7th 2016 | By Tina Moore and Natalie Musumeci
    A group of anti-cop dissenters burned an American flag outside a Staten Island police station house in protest of the NYPDís investigation into the death of a black teenage boy who police said suffered a fatal asthma attack after a gang-related street fight last month, video shows. In a video posted to YouTube, demonstrators can be seen gathered outside of the 121st Precinct station house for the staged flag burning on Saturday. ďWe light fire for the ancestors who have gone before us who were lynched,Ē a woman can be hearing saying in the video as another person attempts to...
  • $2M deer vasectomy plan leaps forward (NYC libtards find another grand way to waste taxpayer money)

    06/09/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Staten Island Live ^ | June 7, 2016 | Anna Sanders
    The city wants to spend big so there's no bang for Staten Island's bucks. Comptroller Scott Stringer is allowing the city to fast-track the contracting process on a $2 million plan to perform vasectomies on the borough's male deer. [Snip] An unrestrained and expanding deer herd can harm parks and private property, spread tick-borne illness and wander into roads more often, increasing the risk for deadly vehicle collisions. [Snip] If the city's plan works ... hundreds of bucks would be tranquilized, captured, given vasectomies and released back onto Staten Island parkland over the course of the three-year study. Mayor Bill...
  • KING: The more I think about it, the more I want to buy a ĎAmerica Was Never Greatí hat

    05/22/2016 3:30:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Shaun King
    Last Sunday, Krystal Lake, a 22-year-old Home Depot employee on Staten Island, was photographed wearing a hat that says, ďAmerica Was Never Great.Ē It's in the same font and style of Trump's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again." Of course, death threats and hate mail targeting her have come pouring in ó which, if you think about it, lends itself to her feeling like she was right to wear the hat in the first place. About two months ago, I wrote a column about the word "again" in Trump's slogan. I think it's a racist dog whistle and it...