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From furloughed to flush: Federal Staten Island park ranger wins New Jersey lottery

A furloughed national park ranger who had to suffer through the longest government shutdown in history has been reimbursed — and then some. Judith Smith, a National Park Service ranger assigned to Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island won a massive $29.5 million lottery jackpot, according to Northjersey.c


15 super cute pets up for adoption this weekend on Staten Island: Feb. 23-24

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The dedicated volunteer animal rescue groups listed below have dozens of animals in their care just waiting for forever families like you to rescue them.


Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Manny Machado: 'You can't have 'em all'

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said specific dollar amounts were never discussed during the team's meeting with Manny Machado in December. But he was clear New York, and anyone else looking for help on its roster, would be interested in signing the infielder.


Mayor to skip Island St. Patrick’s Parade, saying it’s ‘non-inclusive’

STATEN ISLAND -- Mayor Bill de Blasio will not attend the Island’s St. Patrick’s Parade because organizers are preventing Pride Center of Staten Island members from marching with their banner.


Man, 22, arrested for allegedly setting fire in Macy’s at Staten Island Mall

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A 22-year-old homeless man was arrested at Macy’s in the Staten Island Mall Friday morning, where he allegedly set a fire in the men’s dressing room in the department store last weekend, authorities said.


Bayonne Bridge to remain open throughout weekend

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Bayonne Bridge is scheduled to remain open throughout the weekend and beyond. There are no planned closures for the bridge from Monday, Feb. 25, to Thursday, Feb. 28. All closures are weather-dependent and subject to change.


Exclusive: City to increase police, revamp security at ferry following controversial video

CITY HALL -- Security at the Staten Island Ferry will be completely revamped following more than a month-long review of current security protocol. The changes include increasing communication between the entities that provide security at the ferry and having more counterterrorism trained police offi


Construction vehicle flips in Grymes Hill

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A heavy-duty piece of construction equipment overturned in Grymes Hill on Thursday morning. The vehicle, which appeared to be a backhoe, was spotted flipped on its side on Sunrise Terrace between Louis Street and Occident Avenue.


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Business and community leader Allan Weissglass, a Staten Island icon, dies

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Allan Weissglass, a third-generation Staten Islander who spent a lifetime investing in the borough through both business and philanthropic work, collapsed and died suddenly in his home on Friday.


Lawyers release list of NYC priests they claim have been accused of sex abuse

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A law firm that advocates for abuse victims has released the names of more than 110 Roman Catholic priests and other religious figures in the Archdiocese of New York who it claims have been accused of “sexual misconduct.” The list, posted on the website of Jeff Anderson and As


Advance historic page from April 19, 1963: Postal contract stations open for bids

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Today’s archive page is from April 19, 1963. Bids to open two postal contract stations in Princes Bay and Annadale are being accepted at the St. George General Post Office. Postal Inspector M.J. Cannon said the bids must be in before 1 p.m. on Tuesday.


Lucy Ferreri, the matriarch of a large and loving Staten Island family, and a 'First Lady of the Greatest Generation,' dies at 96

Lucy Ferreri, the matriarch of a large and loving Staten Island family, the epitome of elegance, style and refinement, and a "First Lady of the Greatest Generation," died Tuesday night surrounded by those she held most dear. She was 96.


Growing up on Staten Island: Suburban West Brighton

On the last day of school, June 1956, my family left the hustle and bustle of Sherman Avenue in St. George and moved to the suburbs of Metropolitan Avenue in West Brighton. Like Sherman, Metropolitan Avenue was at the crossroads of several towns. If you cut through the Reeves’ backyard to Sharon Ave


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


Opening statements set for Monday in trial of felon accused of slaying pregnant girlfriend

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Fourteen months after he allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend, a repeat felon from Elm Park will have his day in court before 12 jurors. Opening statements are set for Monday in state Supreme Court in Keith Jackson’s murder trial.


How a bad interview nearly cost defendant non-jail sentence

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A Stapleton man’s less-than-candid interview with the city Probation Department nearly undermined his plea agreement with prosecutors that spared him jail time.


S.I. man allegedly flipped luxury car; faces DWI charges

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A 31-year-old Staten Island man faces reckless endangerment and drunken driving charges after he slammed into three parked cars and flipped his luxury vehicle in Brooklyn, authorities allege.


Want to buy an ice cream truck on Staten Island?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The calendar reads February but Richie Holmes is thinking about ice cream. He broadcast the sale of his Lickety Split truck fleet after announcing plans for "Juicy Lucy," a barbecue restaurant Holmes is establishing at the soon-closing Joe & John Toto's of Ocean Breeze.


A ranger was furloughed during the shutdown. Now she’s collecting a $29.5 million jackpot.

A few days before the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22, Judith Smith stopped into Eddy’s Wine and Liquors in Bayonne, N.J., and bought a Pick-6 lottery ticket. Then Smith, a park ranger at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, N.Y., became one of hundreds of thousands of anxious furloughed fe