Friday, February 15, 2008

Sanitation and Presidents' Day

The Department of Sanitation has announced that on Monday - Presidents' Day Feb 18 - there will be NO garbage or recycling pickup or street cleaning.

Residents who normally receive a pickup on Monday should put out their garbage after 4pm on Monday.

They should NOT put out their recycling until next week when it will be picked up on the 25th.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Special Guest Speaker in February

This month we will have a very special guest speaker – Thomas W. Matteo. Mr. Matteo, a Tottenville resident, was named the fourth borough historian by Borough President Jim Molinaro. ( Mr. Matteo replaces Richard Dickinson who died last year. )

Dr. Matteo has written several books on Staten Island history and is working on several others. He is an Associate Professor of Business at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City. In 2005, he retired from his position as Executive Director at Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Home after spending seven years successfully turning around the troubled institution. Among other changes, he expanded the facility’s Alzheimer’s unit, extended the adult day health-care program’s hours, and increased training opportunities for staff members.

Prior to heading Sea View, Dr. Matteo held several executive positions in City government, including President/CEO of OTB, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs, and First Deputy Executive Director of the Emergency Medical Service.