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Lanza and JCC hosted special needs resource fair

On May 5, NYS Senator Andrew  J. Lanza and the JCC of Staten Island hosted their Annual Resource Fair for People with Developmental Disabilities at the Manor Road Jewish Community Center.  The Senator welcomed the special needs community – advocates, families, schools, and agencies – to come together to meet more than 60 exhibitors who […]

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Save Our Services “SOS” Rally at CSI Advocated for Disability Services

Disability advocates gathered for a Save Our Services “SOS” Rally at the College of Staten Island on Friday, March 10. The location marks the beginning of the Willowbrook Mile, commemorating the site’s days as an institution serving people with disabilities. More than 100 people with disabilities, parents, direct service personnel, advocates and other supporters attended

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Glenn Mazzola, 50, quiet and gentle, enjoyed the company of family and friends

Glenn Mazzola was a man of few words with an easy laugh. With dark brushy eyebrows over soft brown eyes, Glenn’s serious expression was completely transformed when he smiled. Although he maintained a quiet presence, he was ready to join in to the activity at hand.  “My brother Glenn was a kind and gentle person

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Thoughtful and gregarious, Sal DiBenedetto, 59, wanted everyone to have a good time

Wherever he went, Sal DiBenedetto had a good time. And having a good time for Sal meant making sure that everyone else was having a good time too. Stocky and bespectacled with a neat white beard, he was a powerhouse of energy. His gravelly voice was a familiar sound wherever he was, whether singing or

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