Amy Eddings is the local host of “All Things Considered,” which airs from 4 PM until 8 PM weekdays. She started hosting in 2004, after long-time host JoAnn Allen left for the West Coast. Before ATC, Amy was a reporter. Her favorite topics were--and still are--garbage and recycling, which she still reports on whenever she can get out of the studio.
City Marks Closure of Fresh Kills Amid Controversy
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
City officials planted five trees at the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, to mark the anniversary of its closure. While the last barge of garbage was delivered ten years ago today, Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro was not celebrating. He took the city and state to task for letting the landfill operate for 54 years.
He was also angry that a key advocate for closure, former borough president Guy Molinari, wasn't there. Molinari accused organizers of doing nothing more than sending the elderly and ill Molinari an e-mail.
Eloise Hirsch, administrator of the new park being planned for Fresh Kills, says she personally called Molinari's secretary with an invitation. She says Molinari was also invited by letter and e-mail. Hirsch says Molinari chose not to attend.