Tiny Staten Island congregation able to repair roof of 130-year-old church, after Sandy swept through
April 24, 2013 By
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October, the roof of the 130-year-old landmarked Magyar Reformed Church was cause of concern for the Charleston church's small congregation.
The eight members had little money in its treasury, but needed to fix the roof after a tree crashed through the rear of it.
"We never thought we'd be able to do it," said Linda Hauck, president of the church council.
In switch, boy's star will rise at Staten Island school
April 13, 2013 By
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Right this way, John Hudson Dilgen, your class is waiting.
The city Department of Education has relented and will make special accommodations for the 10-year-old -- who suffers from a painful medical condition that limits his mobility -- to attend Totten Intermediate School come fall.
"Oh, gosh, we are beyond excited it will happen," said John Hudson's mother, Faye Dilgen of Tottenville. "This is also a win-win for other children and families on the South Shore."
The accommodations will include an entrance ramp, first-floor access with air-conditioned rooms and, eventually, an elevator, said department spokeswoman Margie Feinberg.
Homeowners from Staten Island's Tottenville section asking for a buyout of their own
Published: March 6, 2013 By Kiawana Rich/Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Some residents of Tottenville want exactly what the Oakwood Beach community has: A promise from the state to buy out their Hurricane Sandy-damaged homes.
To that end, the newly formed Tottenville Buyout Committee met Tuesday night for the first time, in Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church.
14-foot Christmas tree boosts holiday spirits in Staten Island's Tottenville
Published: December 24, 2012 By
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Like this new South Shore tradition, the Spirit of Tottenville will grow each holiday season.
A 14-foot Norwegian spruce was planted at the entrance of Conference House Park and served as the centerpiece of a tree-lighting ceremony in the Tottenville park on Wednesday night, Dec. 19.
“It’s a beauty,” said Lee Conti, a Travis resident visiting her former neighborhood for the event hosted by Assemblyman Lou Tobacco (R-South Shore) and the Tottenville Civic Association.
About 75 Islanders turned out for the gathering, which included Christmas music, baked goods and plenty of excitement. Santa Claus even showed.
For the sixth year in a row, the Tottenville Historical Society has decorated the corner of Main St. and Amboy Rd. for the holidays. A nice touch!
l to r: Linda Cutler Hauck, Tina Kaasmann-Dunn, Diane Schaming
- On Staten Island's post-Sandy shores, long-forgotten structures have resurfaced
- Spirits Moving on Staten Island
- Some TLC for Staten Island's Conference House Park
- Staten Island's Magyar Reformed Church has 129 years of history
- It's official: New Staten Island Railway access for Tottenville
- Year later, pavilion....still closed
- A Boat and a Train to the Colonial Past
- Last Stop: Tottenville