Tempers Flare at Staten Island Town Hall

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hundreds of frustrated Staten Island residents seeking answers packed the New Dorp High School auditorim Thursday night where an informational town hall meeting about Sandy turned into a heated venting session for those who lost everything in the storm.

More than 1,000 residents descended on New Dorp High School Thursday night  – but many had to be turned away. All came seeking answers, but many took the opportunity to voice frustration.

"It's time to fight for the people and get what we want," said one resident. "We want a place called home. And we want to be somewhere for the damn holidays. Not in somebody else's house. Or some hotel. Or some renter or some shelter."

The meeting was arranged to help give residents a chance to ask questions from FEMA and other officials about Sandy recovery.


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Angela from Staten Island

The meeting was a disgrace and totally mismanaged. At one point, three groups of cops rushed into the auditorium as tempers flared! Folks were frustrated and the Borough President was so rude and impatient, he is lucky to not be running for re-election. The other elected officials hovered at the edge of the stage - looking like deer in headlights. Shame on all of them! These are taxpayers seeking solutions not a Band-aid!

Nov. 30 2012 01:59 PM

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