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Staten Island’s Lavelle Prep school hosts education luncheon

The future of education for Staten Island students was at the fore of Thursday’s luncheon at Lavelle Preparatory Charter School in Bloomfield. Although they sat on opposite sides of the aisle in Congress, former Staten Island Rep. Vito Fossella, a Republican, and his successor, former Rep. Michael McMahon, a Democrat, who shared the keynote spot […]

Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: How Hotels Helped During the Superstorm

“Hurricane Sandy tore up the Atlantic coast one year ago, and hotels played a crucial role in the wake of the storm. Many travelers were stranded, and locals had to move into hotels when they found themselves suddenly homeless. The following are just a few of the venues who went above and beyond standard hospitality […]