Get answers to blood pressure, heath access questions at Community Board 2 meeting this week

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Dr. Ginny Mantello, director of health and wellness for the office of Borough President Vito Fossella, will discuss new blood pressure guidelines during a virtual meeting of Community Board 2 on Monday, Jan. 9.

Also during the meeting, Dr. Diana Romero, a professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, will speak about health equity and access to care in New York City. Questions and discussion will follow.

The meeting will be held via YouTube.

Community Board 1

Community Board 1 will hold a virtual meeting of its full board on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom.

To join the meeting use the Meeting ID: 817 4013 6842.

Community Board 3

The Parks and Recreation/Environmental Committee of Community Board 3 will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. During the meeting, representatives from the city Department of Parks and Recreation will discuss the drainage at Greencroft Playground with the committee and the community.

The board will hold a land use public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in the board conference room.

On the agenda is the Cole Street Development and a proposed change to the city map to facilitate a new residential development in Richmond Valley consisting of 101 units (48 two-family homes and five single-family homes).

And on Thursday, Jan. 12, a virtual meeting of the Community Alliance Committee will take place at 7 p.m.

Members will review State Liquor Authority applications for renewal.

Those interested in attending virtual meetings must register by 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting by using the registration link on the Community Board 3 Website.


All Community Board meetings and meetings of their committees are open to the public. They provide an excellent opportunity for residents to learn about happenings in their neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

Below is more information about the Island’s three Community Boards:


Arlington — Castleton Corners — Clifton — Concord — Elm Park — Fort Wadsworth — Graniteville — Grymes Hill — Livingston — Mariners Harbor — New Brighton — Port Richmond — Randall Manor — Rosebank — St. George — Shore Acres — Silver Lake — Stapleton — Sunnyside — Tompkinsville — West Brighton — Westerleigh.

The board chairman is Nicholas Siclari. The telephone number is 718-981-6900.


Arrochar — Bloomfield — Bulls Head — Chelsea — Dongan Hills — Egbertville — Emerson Hill — Grant City — Grasmere — High Rock — Lighthouse Hill — Midland Beach — New Dorp — New Springville — Oakwood — Ocean Breeze — Old Town — Richmond — South Beach — Todt Hill — Travis.

The phone number is 718-568-3581. The fax number is 718-568-3595. The chairman is Robert P. Collegio, P.E. The district manager is Debra A. Derrico.


Annadale — Arden Heights — Bay Terrace — Charleston — Eltingville — Great Kills — Greenridge — Huguenot — New Dorp — Oakwood — Pleasant Plains — Prince’s Bay — Richmond Valley — Richmond — Rossville — Tottenville — Woodrow.

The office phone number is 718-356-7900. The board chairman is Frank Morano; the district manager is Charlene Wagner.