More than 500 turn out for opioid overdose prevention event

Posted on: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 5:19 pm

As the community continues to grapple with a still-worsening heroin crisis, more than 500 Staten Islanders attended an event Thursday evening at New Dorp High School aimed at preventing fatal opioid overdoses. The event is part of a series of trainings,…

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Local lawmakers: From fitness campaign to fighting war on terror

Posted on: Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 5:24 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — From a bill aimed at encouraging physical fitness to legislation geared toward thwarting terror attacks, here's a recap of what some of Staten Island's lawmakers have been up to recently. ENCOURAGING HEALTHY LIVING On Tuesday, the…

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Local lawmakers: From Greenbelt parking to Camelot funding

Posted on: Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 4:14 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — From increased parking at the Greenbelt Recreation Center in Sea View to funding for Camelot Counseling Center, here's a recap of what some of our lawmakers have been up to recently. GREENBELT PARKING On Wednesday, City Council Minority…

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Cusick to partner with Irish Arts Center on book give away

Posted on: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 3:55 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –Maybe you'd like a little Joyce or Yeats as light reading to go with your coffee during your Thursday morning commute? Not a problem. As part of the Irish Arts Center's Annual Book Day, Assemblyman Michael Cusick…

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Families with autistic children are invited to NYRR Run

Posted on: Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 4:25 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To bring autistic youths and their families closer together, the New York Road Runners club has invited them to the NYRR Open Run on Sunday, April 3. The free pilot program is at 9 a.m. and…

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Assemblyman Cusick’s 2016 focus: Heroin, school tax credit

Posted on: Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 3:51 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It has been three-and-a-half years since the state adopted a law creating I-STOP, the prescription drug database, but sponsor Assemblyman Michael Cusick still has work to do. Cusick (D-Mid-Island) drafted the bill, along with state Sen. Andrew…

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Free turkeys donated to feed the needy on Thanksgiving

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Many Staten Island organizations chipped in to help feed the needy this Thanksgiving week with multiple turkey donations for hungry families across the borough. The Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation distributed more than 1,000 turkeys on Saturday to families in the PS 57…

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Total Fitness Awards are presented by Michael Cusick

Posted on: Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 3:47 pm

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Assemblyman Michael Cusick hosted the Total Fitness Challenge Awards Ceremony for participating students Monday night at the College of Staten Island. Founded by Cusick (D-Mid-Island) in 2008, the program is designed to get kids to exercise and…

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Monsignor Bergin: ‘An Inspiration’ for 5 Decades

Posted on: Sunday, June 14th, 2015 at 5:00 am

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Monsignor Thomas Bergin was there in the beginning, more than 50 years ago: An exciting time for Staten Island Catholics, when the New York Archdiocese was creating new parishes to serve families on the rapidly-growing South…

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This Summer, Students Challenged to Exercise Their Brains and Bodies

Posted on: Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 4:03 am

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On a warm, sunny day, Assemblyman Michael Cusick addressed dozens of antsy children seated on the grass of the track at the College of Staten Island, getting them excited for summer and its freedoms. Cusick (D-Mid-Island)…

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