It’s been two years since Hurricane Sandy struck and the Sandy Hooks Pilots Association has been struck with five-feet storm surges along with raw sewage flooding. Since then, the facility has been deemed inoperable. That is, until now.

‘The Defectives’ is the new project from Avon Junkies front-man Adam Tilzer, as well as members of The Washington Riot, and The Best of The Worst. The singer describes the new group’s sound as Rock and Roll with a punk influence, a departure from the brass-heavy Avon Junkies sound.

You might not have ever heard of it before, but Staten Island has a water tunnel which provides backup drinking water to the borough, and it’s about to be replaced.

This Sunday, Staten Islanders are coming together at Flagship Brewery for a good cause. That cause? Raising money for little James Sanger’s medical expenses. The event which starts at 3pm, called Sangerpalooza, features beer from the brewery, food, Premium Raffles & 50/50s, and music from cover-rockers Screaming Broccolli.

They’ve come a long way since playing at the College of Staten Island baseball field. The Staten Island Yankees have secured an extension with Richmond County Bank to keep the naming rights with the company through 2021.

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