Bridge Prep Charter School readies for September opening

In November of 2014, Borough President James S. Oddo began meeting with parents and advocates of students who suffer from dyslexia and other language-based disabilities. Learning of the challenges that these children face daily, the BP pushed for the creation of a new public charter school, the first of its kind in New York State… Continue reading Bridge Prep Charter School readies for September opening

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Former Assembly Member Lou Tobacco Takes on New Role at Monsignor Farrell High School

Monsignor Whalen and Lou talk things over in the Farrell lobby. All photos courtesy of Vinnie Amessé

According to Lou Tobacco, everything he ever really needed to know about life he learned at Monsignor Farrell High School. “I built my foundation here,” the former Assemblyman and Northwell Health executive said during a recent phone interview from his campus office where he is currently prepping to start the next chapter of his career… Continue reading Former Assembly Member Lou Tobacco Takes on New Role at Monsignor Farrell High School

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SIBOR’s ‘Pack to School’ Drive Celebrates 17th Year

When Linda Smith’s children were still in grammar school, she always kept some extra school supplies on hand just in case anyone needed them – a little cache of crayons, notebooks, rulers and pencils to restock their backpacks when the basics ran out. So when her nine-year-old son came home from school one day and… Continue reading SIBOR’s ‘Pack to School’ Drive Celebrates 17th Year

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The Staten Island Academy Experience – Students at the Center

The Academy has been a part of the Staten Island community for more than 130 years, and today 100% of Academy graduates get into the most competitive colleges and universities. The wonderful experiences that Academy students have go far beyond academic learning: confidence, a love of exploration, leadership skills and much more, guaranteeing that all… Continue reading The Staten Island Academy Experience – Students at the Center

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CSI’s Workforce Development Program is designed to boost Staten Island business

With a mission of “empowering the borough’s economic engine,” the College of Staten Island’s Office of Workforce Development and Innovation is a critical component of the College’s Office of Economic Development and plays an important role in the continuing education of New York City residents. Addressing critical skill gaps in high growth industries and offering… Continue reading CSI’s Workforce Development Program is designed to boost Staten Island business

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COMMONS café Model, 100% of Profits to Charity to Be Duplicated at Pienza, Projected to Double Nicotra Foundation Giving

Staten Island Hotelier, Restaurateur and Developers’ Second Social Enterprise Eatery will Continue the Mission to Give Back to Staten Island Community “Not many people have confused me with Paul Newman, but it’s nice to be mentioned in the same sentence”, philanthropist Richard Nicotra admits with a chuckle. Like Paul Newman, Nicotra along with his wife… Continue reading COMMONS café Model, 100% of Profits to Charity to Be Duplicated at Pienza, Projected to Double Nicotra Foundation Giving

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5 Steps Toward Creating a Digital Marketing Strategy for Your Business

Your business might be among the best in its field,but that’s worth little if potential customers don’t know it exists. If your business, professional practice, or nonprofit organization is begging to be seen by a greater number of people, it needs to be marketed – but how? “You can’t afford to sit back and wait… Continue reading 5 Steps Toward Creating a Digital Marketing Strategy for Your Business

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Giving Back

Nonprofit organizations are an important part of a community’s fabric. The nonprofits provide much needed services for those in need and a range of cultural programming for the entire borough to enjoy. These groups produce big initiatives on a small budget. Here, we highlight three organizations that are helping to make Staten Island a better… Continue reading Giving Back

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Child Mind Institute obtains necessary funding to maintain a presence on Staten Island  

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de Blasio Administration cooperates with Borough President to allow a valuable children’s mental health facility to remain in the Borough Staten Island, NY – Borough President James Oddo is pleased to announce that Child Mind Institute (CMI) – the children’s mental health facility which launched a groundbreaking research program on Staten Island called the Healthy… Continue reading Child Mind Institute obtains necessary funding to maintain a presence on Staten Island  

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