Local Heroes Inspire Altruism Across the Borough, Plus More Stories on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – On this episode of the OnSI Podcast… Ten Staten Islanders have been honored this year as Local Heroes 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; how we and our sponsors celebrate community voices who personify what it means to be truly altruistic.

Also this month, an FDNY firefighter’s legacy lives on with a street renaming in Great Kills. The honor was given after he unfortunately succumbed to 9/11-related illness. 

Plus, a look back at a West Brighton native who earned a spot in the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii this fall using his mother’s battle with cancer as inspiration to bring awareness to the disease and motivate others to preserve in the face of adversity. 

Photo by OnSI’s Alex Roldán

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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