Local Heroes Receive Well-Deserved Accolades and More Stories On Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On this episode of the OnSI podcast… Seven Staten Islanders have been honored this year as “Local Hero of the Month” in a recurring series that offers a special look at how our neighbors are making a difference in the borough every single day.

Also this month, we say it all the time: Staten Island truly has a small-town feel despite its ever-growing population. Hear how the borough manages to pull it off and remain a hometown so many people give back to in so many diverse ways.

Plus, in this episode, we continue to celebrate community voices who personify what it means to be altruistic.

OnSI is made possible with funding from Tom and Suzanne Crimmins, owners of Tom Crimmins Realty, the Staten Island-based real estate firm that has made a name for itself for more than a decade as a local, independent, family-run business that knows the neighborhoods it serves.

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OnSI is an independently-owned podcast and digital publisher for Staten Island, New York, with a focus on sharing stories from the community. We are nonpartisan, nonjudgmental, and eternally optimistic about the future of New York City’s oft-forgotten corner.

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