Transitional Sheltering Program Extended

In this short segment from our Staten Island This Week series, covers the latest extension of the transitional sheltering assistance program. The date had been extended on a rolling basis ever since the program was implemented following the Hurricane Sandy disaster. Watch to learn about the new date.

Midland Beach Sand Needed

Staten Island received some great news last month, when legislators finally agreed to build sand berms to protect the shoreline at Midland Beach from future storms. But could it be, there seems to be a lack of available materials? Stay tuned to this segment brought to you by

One Way Streets

Certain streets on the North Shore may get re-organized into two one way streets, much to the dismay of many. The streets in question are Edgewater Drive, Front Street, and Bay Street, and Mayor Bloomberg is proposing the idea to supposedly reduce traffic. Will his plan go into effect? It's hard to be sure.

New Dorp Halloween in July

This year, children in New Dorp may get a "make up" day for Halloween. Last fall, many children on the South Shore did not get to celebrate Halloween because Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29th. This summer, children in New Dorp Beach will be able to trick or treat in the community and have their faces painted on July 20th. Watch to find out how to get involved.

SIRT Survey

Though no doubt hoping to pass with flying colors, the Staten Island Rapid Transit Organization flunked the recent Rider Survey conducted by a state senator. Diane Savino, New York State Senator, released the 2013 Staten Island Rider Report, which asked riders questions about their experience with the train service. Most categories received a failing "F" grade, though a couple received a "D". Comments and suggestions were also encouraged. What sorts of changes would locals like to see? Stay tuned to find out.

Upcoming Events

This week we have quite a few wonderful events for the month of July. Whether you enjoy free concerts in the park, outdoor film showings, canoeing, or a festival for the little ones, you're bound to find something in Staten Island to enjoy.

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