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  1. Events to mark 15th anniversary of September 11 attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 6 |

    At 8:39 a.m., the anniversary ceremony will begin at the 9/11 Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center. It will include six moments of silence, marking when the Twin Towers were struck and fell, when the Pentagon was attacked and when Flight 93 crashed in Philadelphia.


  2. Then and now: Victory Boulevard an Island crossroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 |

    Victory Boulevard, formerly know as the Richmond Turnpike, is a principal road on Staten Island, spanning approximately 8.0 miles from the South/West Shore community of Travis to the upper North/East Shore of Tompkinsville. Victory Boulevard is the only street on Staten Island that meets three different expressways, the West Shore Expressway, Staten Island Expressway and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway.


  3. At DNC, Eric Garner's mother speaks of 'never-ending nightmare'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 |

    Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, speaks at a National Action Network event with Rev. Al Sharpton in Philadelphia on Thursday.


  4. SI Dems chair at DNC: Voters need to see what Hillary is all aboutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 |

    Staten Island Democratic Chairman John Gulino recalls attending his first convention in 1976, when former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter was nominated for the presidency. Gulino watched the video tribute of Carter in the arena, showing his days working on his family's peanut farm.


  5. Bernie Sanders supporters threaten to leave Democratic party as Hillary Clinton nominatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 |

    Protesters loyal to Bernie Sanders signaled their intent to leave the Democratic Party after front-runner Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won the presidential nomination . Thousands of activists have taken to the streets in Philadelphia during the convention this week to voice support for Sanders and his progressive agenda.


  6. DNC 2016: Schedule, speakers, how to watch, what to expect from Hillary Clinton in PhiladelphiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2016 |

    There also are advocates highlighting some of the key issues former U.S. Secretary Clinton's campaigned on during her run for president, including immigration, a higher minimum wage, and gun safety. The list of speakers released by the Democratic National Committee is incomplete.


  7. Vito Fossella, in Cleveland, describes RNC 2016 as 'intense,' 'unscripted'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 |

    Former Congressman Vito Fossella sees the 2016 Republican National Convention as very different, and unscripted -- but with an intensity that is often seen when a party is working to reclaim the White House. "Whenever there's an incumbent administration for say, eight years, the intensity to get the White House back is always going to be greater.


  8. Mets recall Michael Conforto, demote Brandon NimmoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 |

    The Mets announced a roster move after Sunday's 5-0 victory in Philadelphia . Conforto is headed back to the Mets outfield and Brandon Nimmo is ticketed for a trip back to Las Vegas to receive consistent at bats.


  9. Jacob deGrom, Mets breeze pass Phillies for series win | Rapid reactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 |

    In a year that's seen a slew of injuries and issues to almost every Mets starter, Jacob deGrom has stood out on a start-by-start basis. Even when the 28-year-old's velocity wasn't at its peak in April, the man tabbed as a No.


  10. RNC 2016: What is a political convention and how does it work?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2016 |

    CLEVELAND - Thousands of Republicans are gathering in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention 2016 , followed by even more thousands of Democrats in Philadelphia next week, as both political parties hold their conventions to nominate candidates for president. Every four years, people tuning can see the speeches, watch the balloons fall on presidential candidates and wonder why in the world anyone would want to dress up in silly costumes and jump up and down for politicians.


  11. RNC 2016: Rep. Dan Donovan keen on Trump, wants 'all-inclusive' platformRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 |

    This will be Rep. Daniel Donovan's first Republican National Convention since 2000, when delegates in Philadelphia selected George W. Bush as the nominee. Donovan was working as Borough President Guy Molinari's chief of staff, and Molinari had switched over from supporting Bush to supporting Sen. John McCain, trying to take other Staten Islanders with him in the process.


  12. Staten Island says, 'thank you' to American veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 |

    The Hope for the Warrior organization, in collaboration with FDNY, organized an event on Thursday at Rescue5/Engine 160 thanking veterans for their service to the country. "This is how the FDNY says thank you to all those who got wounded while defending our country after 9/11," said James Leonardo, chief of department.


  13. Report: New York no longer America's rudest city; guess the new No. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2016 |

    The Big Apple, which was first/worst last year, tumbled two spots to No. 3, according to the report, which was based on a reader survey.


  14. America's bicentennial was a July Fourth sports spectacle you couldn't miss | LucasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 |

    From the Macy's and Liberty State Park fireworks, to the festivals, parties and parades in Hudson County, the Jersey shore and beyond, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate our nation's birthday. It would be hard, however, to top the Fourth of July celebrations that occurred 40 years ago in honor of America's bicentennial.


  15. Did Yankees pass up this young ace for Andrew Miller?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 |

    While the Yankees attempt to compete in the present, the future is up in the air. Over the next few months, present and future could converge.


  16. Mister Softee jingle creator, Les Waas, dies at 94Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 |

    Of all of the accomplishments in Waas' life, the most impactful came in the form of a song that accompanied Mister Softee's treats. At the time, he could scarcely have realized that the jaunty genie he loosed on the region would refuse to go back in the bottle.


  17. Vintage Tottenville photos: Did you know it used to be Bentley Manor?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 |

    Last week we took you on a tour of the North Shore town of Stapleton. So, this week we thought we'd change it up and give the South Shore it's day in the sun.


  18. Mike Cassidy, Rod Dixon headline Michael McVey 5K RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2016 |

    Mike Cassidy and Rod Dixon were headliners in Saturday morning's Michael McVey 5K Run at Clove Lakes Park to honor the legendary West Brighton volunteer and road-racing organizer. Cassidy, the 30-year-old former McKee/Staten Island Tech runner who fell short in his bid to qualify for a second consecutive marathon berth in the U.S. Olympic Trials, breezed to a victory in 15:20.61 while promising to make another run at the 2020 Olympics.


  19. Weather wars: Experts question AccuWeather 90-day forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 |

    Will it rain on the Republican National Convention come July 18? Will the sun shine on Philadelphia for the Democrats a week later? Here in New York on July 18, it should be sunny, with a high of 81. The Fourth of July shouldn't be a washout here either; it looks like it will be sunny with a high of 79 on that day. Perfect for that barbecue or get-away weekend.


  20. 1st-inning success key to Mets resurgenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 |

    Michael Conforto's first-inning line-drive home run to right field on Tuesday night gave the Mets a 2-0 lead over Philadelphia, serving as the springboard to a 11-1 rout of the Phillies that was over early. With a win following first inning offense, the red-hot Mets followed the trend they've set early this season.


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