Celebrating the Borough’s Italian Culture and More Stories On Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On this episode of the OnSI podcast… October is Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month and few places in America are home to as many descendants from Italy as Staten Island. How the borough came together to celebrate again, after a tough stretch apart.

Also, the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk returned this month to raise much-needed funds for cancer research and services, a reminder that ongoing medical needs still exist in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plus, this episode’s “Local Hero of the Month” is a role model who has dedicated his life to bringing justice to crime victims across New York City, while still finding the time to foster high school athletes.

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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