You can’t make this stuff up!

Dear Save Mount Manresa Committee,
Mount Manresa and the Savo are hot topics in this week’s news (see articles below). 

Here’s the latest on our fight at Mount Manresa:   



1) CRIMINAL CHARGES CONCERNING ASBESTOS AT MOUNT MANRESA:
 Gaspare Santoro, 75, and his son Paul Santoro, 36, were charged for filing and falsifying business records after they submitted reports claiming they found no asbestos at Mount Manresa and seven properties around Staten Island even though they knew otherwise, Acting District Attorney Daniel Master Jr. announced. June 25, 2015 in DNAinfo

2) BOROUGH PRESIDENT ODDO HALTS MOUNT MANRESA DEVELOPMENT
“There has been a stench surrounding every aspect of this project from the beginning, and the smell keeps getting worse. I have refused to issue and will not issue house numbers until the conclusion of this criminal case and any other investigations that may or may not be taking place,” Oddo said on June 25, 2015 in SI Advance    also view NY1 Story
Leonello Savo Jr., owner of Woodrow Plaza in Rossville, has been issued six violations that could amount to $5.1 million in fines for dumping raw sewage into the Bluebelt, the borough’s natural storm water drainage system. June 30, 2015 in SI Advance

4)  SI ADVANCE CALLS FOR BETTER PROTECTION OF OUR ENVIRONMENT
“Let’s not forget that that environment needs our protection. People who despoil it or who play fast and loose with the rules, like developers and those who work for them, need to be punished.” July 1, 2015 in SI Advance

5) SAVO BROTHERS NEW DORP SHOPPING CENTER PROJECT UNDERWAY
The yet-to-be named shopping complex by the Savo Brothers will be located next to the New Dorp Post office on Hylan Blvd.   It is expected to be complete in four to six months. In addition to the stores, the developers are constructing an underground parking facility that will accommodate 113 cars at grade level and 170 cars below ground.

Also in the news:
  • CHAPIN WOODS AT RISK FROM LACK OF CITY OVERSIGHT!
    Dongan Hills homeowners and environmentalists are again voicing concerns about the construction of a private road and six luxury homes with swimming pools on a heavily wooded 3.8-acre hilltop property on Todt Hill, and criticizing the city for the lack of an environmental impact statement. Concerns about the impact of increased storm-water runoff on fragile Chapin Woods Park, as well as the nearby bucolic pond off Chapin Avenue and homes at the bottom of the steeply sloped hillside.    Read Steven LoBaido’s editorial in the Staten Island Advance.

  • CITY REPS OFFER FEW SPECIFICS ABOUT NORTH SHORE STORM PROTECTION PLAN
    Representatives from the  Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency disappointed residents who attended the Waterfront Committee meeting of Community Board 1 on Monday evening, June 30, expecting to learn more about the city’s efforts to protect North Shore communities from future superstorms like Hurricane Sandy.

The Committee to Save Mount Manresa will continue to fight for better quality of life.  We encourage all Staten Island residents to get involved. We refuse to let things just “happen”. Unbearable traffic, sewers flooding, overcrowded schools, and lack of hospitals and emergency services are all the results of our silence.

Our fight against overdevelopment is Staten Island’s fight.  Let’s keep the pressure on for change! Sign our Petition and continue to write to our electeds and the editor@siadvance.com!  We can fight for a better Staten Island with your support. 

Finally, we wish you and your families a safe and happy 4th of July Weekend.   Hope to see you at the 4th of July Parade tomorrow in Travis.    

  
  


For more information:  
Contact: Barbara Sanchez, Secretary Committee to Save Mount Manresa 
Email: Savemm2013@gmail.com

Phone:917-428-8117

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