James Oddo

Opening the Stapleton Waterfront

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The North Shore got a little greener today with the opening of the Stapleton Waterfront Park.  Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, City Council Representative Debi Rose and Assemblyman Matthew Titone were on hand for the ribbon cutting outside the new URBY apartment complex.  Life-Wire News Service photographers Anthony DiFato, Raheim Gladden and Michael Halbreich were on hand to capture the moment.

“The opening of this park nicely complements the renaissance that is taking place along the North Shore,” according to Oddo. “The park will surely become a waterfront haven thanks to its proximity to URBY and the rest of the ‘Core Four’ projects. Creating this green space is an important step in the major redevelopment that is going to transform the North Shore and increase activity along the waterfront.”

FDNY Ladder 81 Centennial Celebration, South Beach

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Celebrate Ladder 81’s 100 years of service to the South Beach community on Staten Island. S.I. Borough President James Oddo, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro, and FDNY Cheif James E. Leonard join the September 28, 2015 celebration. Video hosted by Anthony Pabon, Life-Wire News Service.

100th anniversary of South Beach's Ladder 81. Photo: Sam Villalobos.
100th anniversary of South Beach’s Ladder 81. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
100th anniversary of South Beach's Ladder 81. Photo: Sam Villalobos.
100th anniversary of South Beach’s Ladder 81. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
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100th anniversary of South Beach’s Ladder 81. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro salutes Ladder 81 on its 100th anniversary. Photo: Sam Villalobos.
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro salutes Ladder 81 on its 100th anniversary. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
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FDNY Cheif James E. Leonard praises Ladder 81 for 100 years of service. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
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Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
Staten Island Borough President marks the 100 anniversary of Ladder 81 in South Beach. Photo: Sam Villalobos.
Staten Island Borough President James Oddo marks the 100 anniversary of Ladder 81 in South Beach. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
New York Staten Assembly representative Nicole Malliotakis and
New York Staten Assembly representative Nicole Malliotakis and NYC Council Representative Steven Matteo share the stage to honor the FDNY and mark the 100th anniversary of Ladder 81.  Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
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Bag pipers add to the celebration at the 100th Anniversary of Ladder 81 in South Beach. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.
Bag pipers add to the celebration at the 100th Anniversary of Ladder 81 in South Beach.
Bag pipers add to the celebration at the 100th Anniversary of Ladder 81 in South Beach. Photo: Sam Villalobos for Life-Wire News Service.

Fireworks at St. George as SI Yanks vs. Cyclones, Friday, July 17.

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There’s going to be fireworks at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Friday, July 17, 7 p.m.  The Brooklyn Cyclones will be playing against the Staten Island Yankees, heating up their cross-Verrazano rivalry. The first 2,000 fans are getting #BeatBKLYN caps.  Borough Presidents James Oddo of Staten Island and Eric Adams of Brooklyn will cheer on their teams.  The St. Phillips Heat Drumline will be performing throughout the game.  The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation will benefit from ticket sales.  Go online for tickets: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/siyankees/EN/promotion/home.

– Sam Stone and Eddy Gregory for Life-Wire News Service

Watch our video introducing the 2015 Staten Island Yankees.