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While most people keep dogs, cats, or even fish as pets, Staten Islander Cristy Matteo decided to pave her own way with her pet pig, Wilbur.

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The Christmas season is one of the best times of the year. Everyone gets a little bit happier, families come together, and you get to both give and receive presents. More than anything else, above everything, is the decorations.

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The holidays are here, and what better way is there to share in the spirit of giving than to donate to local charities? Consider donating your time or money to the following charities, whose proceeds go directly to helping Staten Islanders in need, or to preserving the special places on Staten Island everyone enjoys

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Staten Island’s own marine mammal research organization, Gotham Whale, is continuously collecting data on sightings of seals, dolphins, and whales that are returning to the waters around New York City. Each documented sighting is recorded in their database and collected into anecdotal reports, which they turn into real data that can be used to better understand where and when these animals are appearing.

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TWOB recently sat down with the real estate professionals at M. Donato & Company Realty and came up with some great selling points for Staten Island. If you’re one of those renters who is hesitant to cross the Verrazano, perhaps one or all of these reasons will help change your mind.

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Now that Thanksgiving is over, the holiday countdown has officially begun. Whether you’re awaiting a visit from Santa or patiently waiting to light your menorah and kinara, there are plenty of holiday happenings to hold you over throughout December.

Staten Island Railroad

The Staten Island Railroad is just one of the many staples that we have in this borough of New York City.

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Professionals at the Family Justice Center are committed to helping victims of domestic violence in Staten Island. Located at 126 Stuyvesant Place in St. George, the center is a safe haven where people can begin to heal after the damage of traumatic experiences.

Artwork for the the Thanksgiving Eve event at Play Sports Bar

Thanksgiving is arguably one of the best holidays. It’s hard to compete with a day that’s solely dedicated to eating delicious seasonal food for hours on end. However, some of us like to kick off our celebrations a day earlier by partaking in Thanksgiving Eve festivities.

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In the wake of the election results, commuters boarded the Staten Island Ferry in what is newly referred to as Trump’s America. It is here that The New York Times reached out to the emphatic passengers for comment, highlighting the divide that the election has created among Staten Island residents due to the tumultuous presidential campaign of 2016.