James Oddo

Staten Island Borough President: City Needs Plan For Dealing With Surge In Deer PopulationThe borough president said capturing or moving the deer is not a realistic option and that experts say birth control is not a plausible course of action, either.
Officials: Staten Island Deprived Of Specialized FDNY Rescue UnitStaten Island remains the only borough that does not have the extra protection of an elite FDNY squad -- a team designed specifically for high-risk rescues and fires.
Study: Staten Island Ferry Tourist Fare Could Bring MillionsA study estimates creating a Staten Island Ferry "tourist-only'' fare could bring New York City millions of dollars in annual revenue.
S.I. Politicians Hope Brooklyn Brewery Expands To West ShoreStaten Island politicians are hoping a popular Brooklyn business brings its expansion to their west shore, WCBS 880's Ginny Kosola reported.
Lawmakers Looking To Relocate Staten Island TurkeysWild 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.
4 Democrats, 1 Republican Elected As NYC Borough PresidentsFour Democrats and on Republican won races to Tuesday night to become the new presidents of each of New York City's five boroughs.
Councilwoman Brewer Wins Nomination For Manhattan Borough PresidentCity Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.
Beach Restoration Project Fast-Tracked For Staten IslandThe 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.
Bill In City Council Would Require Oversight Of Home Elevation ProjectsStaten Island Councilman James Oddo said when he visited New Orleans recently, he was warned repeatedly about home elevation projects.
NYC Bill Would Increase Penalties For Crimes During State Of EmergencyNew York City officials want to beef up the punishment for people who break the law during city emergencies.
Staten Island Councilman James Oddo Objects To MTA Toll HikeThe MTA toll hike plan released Monday calls for $15 cash toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and one City Councilman raising his objection.
City Councilmembers Try To Make Things Smoother For Small BusinessMembers 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.