Important dates and Updates

A few updates and upcoming events of interest:

We are still petitioning to Landmark St. Mary’s church in Rosebank. St. Mary’s could face demolition if the Archdiocese of New York decides to sell the property. St. Mary’s R.C. Church is an architectural focal point in Rosebank,with its prominent tower visible for miles around. Countless thousands of Staten Islanders share personal memories, from family baptisms  and weddings to funerals. The Archdiocese of New York closed the church in 2015.  Let’s landmark and protect it from hasty destruction as was done to Mount Manresa.   Please sign this petition

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Community Board 1 (CB1) Full Board Meeting
Land use meeting at 6:45pm, Board Meeting at 7:30 pm at All Saints Episcopal Church 2329 Victory Blvd.  Please come and join us in getting involved in what is going on in your community!

Thursday, April 13, 2017-  Mayor’s Town Hall at IS27 (11 Clove Lakes Place)
Doors open at 6pm Town hall starts at 7:00.  Doors Close at 7:30pm.  Space is limited.  Be sure to RSVP at or call 212-788-9778

The Committee to Save Mount Manresa wants to hear why City Planning is refusing Community Board 1’s  contextual rezoning application #P2014R0310 – CB1 Application – Rosebank / Fort Wadsworth / Clifton Rezoning.  This rezoning is to protect the character of our neighborhood and prevent unreasonable overdevelopment where one house is torn down and replaced by six or seven townhouses. At the technical review meeting in NYC with City Planning officials, the plan was reviewed and we were told they would work with our land use expert.  No meeting has been scheduled, despite multiple requests.  This is unacceptable and should be challenged.

We also want to urge the Mayor to support BP Oddo’s request to the BSA to require ULURP process in order for any development to occur at Mount Manresa.  Its important that any development on this site is on mapped city streets and not private roads.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Community Board 1 (CB1) Rosebank /Ft. Wadsworth Area Meeting will be at 7:30 pm at the BOARD OFFICE (1 Edgewater Plaza, suite 217)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 – Runaway Inequality Workshop
Sustainable Staten Island will be hosting a workshop based on Runaway Inequality by Les Leopold on April 23, 2017. This workshop is held at the College of Staten Island, from 9am-3pm and is FREE.  Seats are limited, so please reserve today on EVENTBRITE

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – New York Climate March in Staten Island
If you can’t attend the climate march in Washington, DC, Staten Island is having a sister march here at Midland beach from 12-4pm.  Sign up today to receive updates on this event.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Lathrope Voorsby Memorial Scholarship Brunch (Colinade Diner) The event is from 11am-2pm at the Colonnade Diner  (2001 Hylan Blvd).  The
event honors recent scholarship winners including The Committee to Save
Mount Manresa’s,Janet McKee as well as Simone Johnson and Marie Dwyer.
Tickets are $60 in advance; $70 at door. Deadline to buy an ad in program is April 14.  For more information see

Monday May 1, 2017  – The Santoros Criminal Trial scheduled to Begin The trial for Certified Asbestos Investigators Paul and Gaspare Santoro, who submitted fraudulent asbestos reports fo Mount Manresa is set to begin May 1.   DA McMahon’s office is planning on going to trial.  It is our hope that Santoros can face jail time penalties for this abuse of the public trust and endangering the public health.  Criminal Case # 00140-2015 – Defendant Santoro, Gaspare

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