Tag Archives: History

Top 10 Life-Wire News Service Stories of 2016

Life-Wire News Service had a spectacular first full year.  Here are our most popular stories of 2016. 1- Koko Gets Her PBS Close-Up  Our crew reviewed the PBS/BBC documentary Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks.  Koko lives at the Gorilla Foundation with Penny Patterson, who taught her sign language. -Anthony Pabon 2- Living with Down Syndrome: Eric […]

Willowbrook Mile Opening Day

Our crew was on-hand to cover the opening of this memorial self-guided walk with Geraldo Rivera, who was preeminent among the reporters who broke the story, and others who made this day possible.

Wavertree/Peking: Tale of Two Tall Ships

The Peking and Wavertree, both taking their turns at Caddell Dry Dock for repairs. One ship is done the other one is being repaired. One has returned to South Street the other is taking a long voyage.

Seven Facts about the Fireboat Fire Fighter

By Anthony Pabon and Edward Gregory 1-  The Fire Fighter is the first fireboat of the Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY) with a diesel-electric propulsion system, making it the most powerful fireboat of its day. It could deliver 20,000 gallons of water per minute. 2-  Originally berthed in Manhattan, the Fire Fighter was […]

Memorial Day Services

Published on Jun 1, 2015 St. Adalbert’s and Lifestyles for the Disabled honored all veterans this past memorial day. Our reporters interviewed the parents of Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis about the Ollis Freedom Foundation in honor of his memory, WWII vet and former POW Theodore Khoury and more.

Audio: Seaview Hospital with Borough Historian Thomas Matteo — 3/4/2015

 click to listen Part 1 of 4 Dr. Thomas Matteo, Staten Island Borough Historian, talks about the Old Seaview Hospital with Sam Stone. click to listen Part 2 of 4 Dr. Thomas Matteo, Staten Island Borough Historian, talks about the Old Seaview Hospital with Sam Stone. click to listen Part 3 of 4 Dr. Thomas Matteo, Staten […]