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New ‘Staten Island First’ Party Spawned by Democratic Borough President Candidate

Mark Murphy says a new ballot line is needed to bridge the borough’s Democratic-GOP divide. But his primary rivals are concerned he’ll wage a rogue general election run and break up the party.

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NYC Looks to Bring Staten Island Yankees’ Old Baseball Stadium Back to Life Next Season

The 20-year-old Richmond County Bank Ballpark could soon be home to a team from the Atlantic League, the last stop for some ex-major leaguers. Meanwhile, the empty diamond is costing taxpayers over $500,000 to maintain.

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Ranked Choice Voting Turns to Old-Style Rank Politics in Staten Island Borough President Race

A proposed non-aggression pact designed to tap into the new voting system’s promise of positive campaigning instead unleashed aggression among Democrats. Some see a similar strain creeping into the crucial race for mayor.

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A Five-Mile Seawall Was Supposed to Protect Staten Island by 2021. A Fight Over Radiation Cleanup Stands in the Way

If the federal government doesn’t do the work, City Hall says the project will likely be pushed back another year. Meanwhile, it’s been more than eight years since Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the borough.

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Staten Island’s Odd Couple: Rep. Max Rose and Borough President James Oddo’s Unlikely Alliance

The Democratic congressman and the GOP leader enjoy a banter-filled working relationship — while Trump-backed House hopeful Nicole Malliotakis battles Rose without Oddo’s help.

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Home Developer in Street Fight Over Plans for Former Catholic Retreat on Staten Island

Builders say a recent bureaucratic roadblock is the result of political pressure from Staten Island Borough President Jimmy Oddo, who renamed streets to taunt them.

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Staten Island GOP Politicians Rally Around Reopening NYC

Most Republican officials and candidates in the only borough to vote Trump want to move faster than Gov. Cuomo’s plan. There’s one major exception…

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Staten Island Pledges to Fix Failure to Track Community Board Diversity

Borough President James Oddo said his office will collect race, gender and age info — after THE CITY revealed failure to comply with a legal mandate.

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Does Your Community Board Reflect You and Your Neighbors? Find Out.

We analyzed the latest available demographic data of the city’s volunteer boards. Check out your neighborhood’s numbers and find out how to join.

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Staten Island Revamp Advances Without $3,000 ‘Affordable’ Rents

Bay Street rezoning, approved by a City Council committee Thursday, yields a pledge to rebuild collapsed rec center, add schools and fix sewer system.


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