The Truth About Staten Island

February 26, 2013

Sandy-Shaken Onsite Caterer Marina Grand Reunites With Patrons As Weeknight Restaurant, Weekend Party Place

Click here to view NY1 news footage of the Marina Grand’s post-Sandy comeback Owners seek to spread word of reopening and get employees back to work as nearby sibling Marina Café awaits city permits required to complete renovations STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Marina Grand in Great Kills will be marking its 15th anniversary in March. Owners, however, […]
January 14, 2013

Relevant Public Relations Renews Deal With Comprehensive Wealth Management and John J. Vento, CPA

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – An agreement to have Relevant Public Relations LLC represent Comprehensive Wealth Management Ltd. and the accounting firm of John J. Vento, CPA has been renewed. “It was a relatively easy decision to extend our relationship with Relevant Public Relations,” said John J. Vento, the certified public accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner™ […]
November 14, 2012

Staten Island’s Largest Indoor Children’s Playground Rebuilds in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Damage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012 Island’s Largest Indoor Children’s Playground Rebuilds In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy Damage Owners of Chelsea Playground, Travis, plan to reopen within weeks STATEN ISLAND,, N.Y. — Chelsea Playground, a Staten Island indoor children’s playground popular with families, schools and day camps, is renovating in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “We […]
November 9, 2012

Help for Staten Island small businesses damaged by Hurricane Sandy

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Loans for up to $2 million are now available for small business owners who sustained damage to their storefronts and livelihood as a result of Hurricane Sandy, which roared through Staten Island destroying everything in her path on Oct. 29 and 30.  The loans, being offered directly from the Small Business Administration […]
November 9, 2012

SIBOR Website Lists Rentals Available For Hurricane Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012 Staten Island Realtors’ Website Lists Rentals Available For Hurricane Victims                              Realtors work with property owners to provide                 ‘ terms designed to ease the burden of storm-ravaged victims’ STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) is working to provide affordable accommodations for families and individuals […]
September 30, 2011

Soon-To-Open Café /Art Gallery Combo Highlights Growth of Staten Island’s North Shore Artist Community

 Free grand-opening exhibition on Oct. 8 to feature works by local artists, and others such as Jon Krawczyk, sculptor of the St. Peter’s Church cross near Ground Zero STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  – Emerging as a living canvas for writers, local artists and musicians, the North Shore of Staten Island, N.Y., is teeming with creativity. One of newest […]
August 12, 2011

The Truth About Staten Island: Local Advocate of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Urges Support of Macy's 'SHOP FOR A CAUSE' Opportunity

STATEN ISLAND, NY. (Aug. 12, 2011) — On Saturday, Aug. 27, there will be a widely advertised event at MACY’S called “SHOP FOR A CAUSE.” The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( JDRF) will be a participant in the event at the MACY’S store in the Staten Island Mall, New Springville.  Imagine your $5 donation can earn you 25 […]
July 8, 2011

Lawmakers Officiate As South Shore Rotary Club Installs A Woman As President For The First Time In Its 56-Year History

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (June 8, 2011) — Debbie Ferrara of Great Kills was sworn in yesterday afternoonas president of the South Shore Rotary Club. It is the first time in the club’s 56-year history that a woman has held the post. Coverage of the historic event, which took place at the Marina Grand, Great Kills, may be found at […]
June 24, 2011

SIBOR Sponsors PS 22 Graduation; School's Famous Chorus Wows Crowd

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Board of REALTORS (SIBOR) was the principle sponsor for the PS 22 5th-grade graduation final assembly. “Supporting education in our community is an initiative that Staten Island Realtors embraces which pride,” said  Kathleen O’Leary Garbarino, president of the SIBOR. “The PS 22 administration, faculty and parents continually roll out the […]
June 20, 2011

Miss New York Starts New Tradition at South Beach NYC

NEW YORK (June 20, 2011) — Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York 2011, began a new tradition  on Sunday morning by visiting fashionable South Beach – not in Miami, but in Staten Island, N.Y. — on the morning following her pageant victory. Ms. Monte received her crown on Saturday during the 71-year-old pageant’s first New York City […]
June 15, 2011

New York Daily News: Competitors in Miss New York pageant show off talents, community outreach and hometown pride

For the first time in its 71-year-history, the Miss New York pageant is taking place in one of the boroughs. Staten Island will take center stage Friday and Saturday at the historic St. George Theater. The competition arrives after a two-year stint in Albany, following a couple of years on Long Island and more than two […]
June 9, 2011

Miss New York Pageant Readies History-Making NYC Debut

 Miss America 2008 to co-host 71-year-old competition June 18 at Staten Island showplace NEW YORK — The Miss New York Pageant is about to take place for the first time ever in New York City. The 2011 statewide event, just one step away from the Miss America Pageant, will be hosted on June 18 by Kirsten […]
June 9, 2011

The Truth About Staten Island: Frank J. Reali III Family Foundation Awards Community Members At Annual Fundraiser

The Frank J. Reali III Family Foundation held its annual “Heart of a Champion” fundraiser on June 9, giving awards to community members who helped raise funds for the organization, which aims to provide free heart screening to children. CARDIAC SCREENING PROGRAM The Frank J Reali III Family Foundation in collaboration with Staten Island University Hospital has […]
May 17, 2011

Relevant Public Relations LLC Crowned Marketing Rep of Miss America Pageant’s New York State Preliminary

 Miss New York Organization selects Staten Island, N.Y.-based firm to lead PR campaign as June’s Pageant Week nears STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (May 17, 2011) — The Miss New York Organization, official  operator of the Miss America Pageant’s New York state preliminary, has chosen Relevant Public Relations LLC as its public relations and marketing representative.  “We require public relations […]
January 12, 2011

Second Chance to Attend Free Business-Marketing Seminar at College of Staten Island

NEW YORK (Jan. 12, 2011) –  Time is on your side if your schedule conflicted with today’s planned business seminar at the College of Staten Island (CSI). The event, originally scheduled for 8:30 this morning, has been postponed until next week —  same time, same place. Hopefully, snow won’t be a consideration this time around. If you are a […]
December 12, 2010

Free World-Class Concerts are Legacy of New York City Arts Benefactor, Educator

  The late Dr. Michael Shugrue had underwritten nearly a dozen free performances by New York Philharmonic musicians at CUNY’s College of Staten Island NEW YORK – The recent passing of Dr. Michael Shugrue is not likely to diminish the passion for the arts he inspired in his students. In 2004, the then 70-year-old retired English professor […]
October 31, 2010

Legendary Underwater Cinematographer To Visit Staten Island

Five-time Emmy award-winning underwater film producer and photographer Stan Waterman will be in St. George on Wednesday (Nov. 3) to exhibit a variety of his photographic works. The event, sponsored by the Staten Island Sport Divers Club (SISD), is open to the public. Among other noted accomplishments, Waterman was the underwater cinematographer for such films as […]
October 20, 2010

Staten Island, N.Y.-based Victory State Bank Initiative Seeks To Help Homeless Pets

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Victory State Bank’s sense of community is all encompassing. The bank’s “Furr Our Furry Friends” campaign aims to help Staten Island’s population of homeless animals. Through the end of the month, all Victory State Bank locations will be accepting contributions for allocation to local animal shelters. “We are collecting monetary donations, as […]