James Oddo

The entrance to the Staten Island ferry.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study: Staten Island Ferry Tourist Fare Could Bring Millions

A study estimates creating a Staten Island Ferry “tourist-only” fare could bring New York City millions of dollars in annual revenue.

09/24/2014

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S.I. Politicians Hope Brooklyn Brewery Expands To West Shore

Staten Island politicians are hoping a popular Brooklyn business brings its expansion to their west shore, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported.

08/03/2014

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Lawmakers Looking To Relocate Staten Island Turkeys

Wild turkeys have been a nuisance for sometime in the Ocean Breeze section of the borough and elected officials are now looking to relocate the turkeys to new homes.

04/10/2014

Gale Brewer

4 Democrats, 1 Republican Elected As NYC Borough Presidents

Four Democrats and on Republican won races to Tuesday night to become the new presidents of each of New York City’s five boroughs.

11/05/2013

Gale Brewer

Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough President

City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.

09/11/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announcing beach rebuilding plans on Staten Island March 4, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Beach Restoration Project Fast-Tracked For Staten Island

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will work together on short-term measures to build up the east and south shores of the borough decimated in superstorm Sandy.

03/04/2013

FILE - A seriously damaged home is seen in the Midland Beach neighborhood of Staten Island on November 3, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bill In City Council Would Require Oversight Of Home Elevation Projects

Staten Island Councilman James Oddo said when he visited New Orleans recently, he was warned repeatedly about home elevation projects.

02/20/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

NYC Bill Would Increase Penalties For Crimes During State Of Emergency

New York City officials want to beef up the punishment for people who break the law during city emergencies.

01/28/2013

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Staten Island Councilman James Oddo Objects To MTA Toll Hike

The MTA toll hike plan released Monday calls for $15 cash toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and one City Councilman raising his objection.

10/16/2012

L to R- Councilmembers James Oddo and Inez Dickens, Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilmembers Diana Reyna and Gale Brewer at small business announcement in City Hall's Red Room - Oct. 2, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

City Councilmembers Try To Make Things Smoother For Small Business

Members of the New York City Council want to make it easier for small businesses to do business in the city by simplifying things, making people more professional, and getting rid or arcane regulations.

10/02/2012

Staten Island compost fire at the former Fresh Kills landfill site on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 (credit: Edward Reed/ NYC Mayor's Office Flickr)

Health Concerns Arise Following Staten Island Compost Fire At Fresh Kills Landfill

Many Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill.

04/11/2012

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Washington So Far Wary Of ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Parade To Honor Iraq War Veterans

Now that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.

12/21/2011

A flooded street on Coney Island. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Markowitz ‘Dumbfounded’ Over Hurricane Aid; S.I. Cars Airing Out Water Damage

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has identified 26 counties that saw “devastating effects” from last weekend’s storm. Brooklyn, despite being one of those counties, hasn’t yet been declared a disaster zone by the federal government.

08/31/2011

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Port Authority To Allow Cash Customers Through E-ZPass Lanes In Emergencies Like Outerbridge Crossing Debacle

An Easter backup approaching the Outerbridge Crossing has lead to a new policy from the Port Authority.

04/27/2011

Drivers were stuck in traffic for hours on Easter Sunday (credit: Bill Lyons, Staten Island Advance)

Port Authority Head To Attend Public Meeting Over Easter Traffic Jam

Lawmakers from Staten Island were still outraged at the decision to have just one cash lane open at two toll bridges to New Jersey, which created massive traffic backups on Easter.

04/26/2011