Sandy Aid Application Deadline Extended:

This past week, two important deadlines for Sandy victims seeking aid were pushed back. The Build-It-Back program's application deadline was extended, as well as FEMA's deadline for filing proof-of-loss statements, which has been extended considerably. If you need more information about what this may mean for you, stay tuned.

Seven New Bills Just Passed By New York City:

On October 2nd, Mayor Bloomberg signed seven new bills into law. The majority of these bills deal with housing structure and emergency preparedness, and the information on these changes are important for residents and builders alike. Stay tuned to learn more.

Public School Lunch Prices Have Gone Up:

This past week, New York City public schools saw a $0.25 hike in school lunch prices, bringing the total cost per meal to $1.75 for students who pay full price for their lunches. What's the reason for the price change? Stick around to find out.

Construction of Hurricane Sandy Memorial Announced:

Borough President James Molinaro recently announced that construction plans are in the works for a monument to commemorate those who lost their lives during Hurricane Sandy last year. The monument will honor the names of the 23 Staten Island residents, and the one non-resident who was visiting at the time. It will be located in South Beach at the Freedom Circle.

Future Housing Construction:

This past week, we saw another 28 residential permit acceptances for Staten Island home construction. Roughly half of these homes will be built in the Bulls Head Community, and the remainder will be built in Travis, Oakwood, Port Richmond, and Westerleigh.

Upcoming Events:

For the days surrounding Halloween, we have a slew of great events for you to look into this week. Some events of note include the annual SIBOR conference, a guided cemetery tour, and a few educational workshops that will delight small children.

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