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Mayor De Blasio Pokes Fun At Himself At Annual ‘Inner Circle’ Show

Playing before a crowd that included reporters and dignitaries in the ballroom of the Manhattan Midtown Hilton, the Democrat delivered a solid comedic performance by mocking his own tendency to be late and his goofy habit of making fun of himself.

03/23/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez/Grimm Flood Insurance Affordability Bill Passes, Awaits President’s Signature

Congress passed a bill Thursday scaling back what had been drastic increases in flood insurance rates for many homeowners. It passed in the Senate by a vote of 72 to 22.

03/14/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880 Jan. 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NJ DOT: No Added Traffic Expected On Staten Island From Pulaski Skyway Shutdown

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Jim Simpson said they’re only anticipating a 4 percent increase of drivers on Staten Island as a result of the span closures. The inbound Skyway will be closed for two years starting next month.

03/07/2014

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Grimm Apologizes, Says He Was ‘Wrong’ For Threatening Reporter At Capitol

The confrontation took place after when NY1 reporter Michael Scotto asked Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm about a federal probe into his 2010 campaign fundraising.

01/29/2014

Midland Pharmacy on Staten Island re-opens 14 months after superstorm Sandy, Jan. 6, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Staten Island Pharmacy Flooded Out By Sandy Back In Business

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting was held Monday for Midland Pharmacy. The money to rebuild came from savings, grants and loans.

01/06/2014

Staten Island After Sandy

Sandy Victims Frustrated By NYC Rebuilding Program

Some victims of Superstorm Sandy were wondering when they would be able to go home at this time a year ago, and many were still waiting a year later.

11/30/2013

Trap bags being placed as the foundation for a berm being built at Crescent Beach, Staten Island, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Staten Islanders Reflect On Progress, Need 1 Year After Sandy Devastated Borough

On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg toured the site at Crescent Beach on Tuesday where the 2,000 foot long berm is going in.

10/29/2013

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

Rep. Grimm To Hold 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Forum On Staten Island

Grimm said the information session is aimed at those who may not even realize they are eligible for federal help.

08/20/2013

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Former Fundraiser For Rep. Grimm Admits To Immigraton Fraud

A former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pleaded guilty to an immigration fraud charge this week.

08/17/2013

Natural Gas

Opponents Furious At Plans For Gas Pipeline Under Brooklyn, Rockaways

Opponents protested Sunday against a planned natural gas pipeline that would pass through Brooklyn and the Rockaways.

07/14/2013

Rep. Michael Grimm in mold-infested home in New Dorp Beach, Staten Island July 1, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Rep. Grimm Wants City To Declare Mold-Infested Homes Public Health Hazards

Neighbors said the city’s program to help take care of mold following superstorm Sandy should expand to homes where the owners have not returned.

07/01/2013

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

Rep. Grimm To City: Stop Billing Sandy Victims For Water They Can’t Use

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) on Saturday called on the city to waive water fees for Superstorm Sandy victims on Staten Island who have been billed despite using little or no water.

06/22/2013

Volunteers work to repair a home on Staten Island damaged by Superstorm Sandy - June 7, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Dozens Come Out In Rain To Help Sandy Victims On Staten Island

As Andrea pounded wind and rain on a block in Oakwood Beach, dozens of volunteers were inside a home on Adelaide Avenue gutted by Sandy.

06/07/2013

Sandy storm damage in the Ocean Breeze section of Staten Island. (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

Second Small Business Center Opens On Staten Island

The New Dorp Small Business Development Center opened Monday to help small businesses who couldn’t take the time commuting to the other center.

05/20/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

6 Months After Superstorm Sandy, Signs Of Progress But More To Be Done

Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.

04/29/2013

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