Thanks for tuning in to this week's broadcast of Staten Island This Week, hosted by our correspondent Hannah Jay.

Community Development Block Grant Program Expanding:

On July 30th, New York Senators Gillibrand and Schumer announced changes to the Community Development Block Grant Program. Now, more Hurricane Sandy homeowners qualify for financial aid to reimburse costs for fixing their homes. Environmental reviews will now be conducted on hundreds more homes, so watch to find out who may qualify for aid that was previously denied.

Recycle Everything:

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that the pilot program in Westerleigh campaign will expand to other neighborhoods. In case you missed our previous update on the experimental program in Westerleigh, residents are able to recycle all types of organic waste. Stay tuned to find out which neighborhoods are now included in the successful program.

Affordable Housing Complex Terrace Gardens Sold to New Owners:

The Terrace Gardens Apartments located in Park Hill, Staten Island, have been acquired by new owners The Arker Companies for $27 Million. Hopefully, the complaints lodged against the previous owners of the apartments will not continue.

Future Housing Construction:

Fourteen permits were accepted for new housing construction in Staten Island between July 21st and July 27th. Eleven homes will be constructed on the North Shore, and three will be built on the South Shore. Which neighborhoods and types of homes will arise in the future? Stay tuned to find out.

Upcoming Events for the End of August:

For the second half of August, the borough of Staten Island will host diverse community events. This month, Staten Islanders have the option to attend a Slimefest, an anti-bully fundraiser at a Roller Rink, a biking event fundraiser for the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund, a Bowl-A-Thon, and two summer film screenings in the park!

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