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Laws must change to end violence in our schools (opinion)
December 22, 2021

Like many Staten Islanders, I am deeply troubled by the violent incidents that have occurred involving teenagers and the use of illegal firearms…

Students at Susan E. Wagner High School march out the front doors of the school to the football field
Trio ran drug ring inside hotel on Staten Island where 3 fatal ODs occurred, alleges D.A.
December 7, 2021

Three St. George men did more than just hang their hats in the hotel rooms where they lived, allege prosecutors.

The defendants sold cocaine multiple times in their rooms at the Richmond Hotel on Central Avenue in St. George, allege prosecutors.
Staten Island district attorney hosts Germany’s first lady during visit to NYC
November 23, 2021

Almost 4,000 miles separate Germany from Staten Island, but last week the borough was host to a historic…

Michael E Mcmahon and Assemblyman Charles Fall met with Elke Büdenbender during her visit to Staten Island on Nov. 18, 2021
Staten Island man indicted in multi-million dollar unemployment fraud scheme
November 10, 2021

A Clifton man was arraigned Wednesday in state Supreme Court, St. George, on a 224-count indictment related to a $3.2 million dollar unemployment fraud scheme.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, seen in this 2016 file photo, said his office will continue to prosecute cases during the coronavirus pandemic.
Hotspotting the Opioid Crisis’: Here’s how artificial intelligence will identify those at-risk for an overdose
November 10, 2021

Two days after leaving a treatment facility, Staten Island native Samuel Grunlund, 27, died of a fentanyl-related overdose.

On Wednesday Megan Grunlund Wohltjen joined former-Congressman Max Rose and senior advisor to the Secure Future Project, president and CEO of Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) Dr. Brahim Ardolic, executive director of Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS), District Attorney Michael McMahon, and other officials as they announced a new public-private partnership – ‘Hotspotting the Opioid Crisis' -- that will help identify those at-risk of an overdose before it happens. (Staten Island Advance/Kristin Dalton)
Operation Illegal Sign Takedown’ removes signs, stickers and trash along Forest Avenue
November 6, 2021

Armed with garbage bags, trash pickers, sticker scrapers and gloves, more than two dozen community members met…

District Attorney Michael McMahon -- who spearheaded "Operation Illegal Sign Takedown" along with the city Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the Forest Regional Residents Civic Association, Forest Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), NYPD Patrol Borough and Where to Turn – said litter, signs, and stickers are an eye sore that need to go.
Staten Islander given 25-to-life sentence for murdering friend on Stapleton street
November 5, 2021

A state Supreme Court judge sentenced a Stapleton man to 25 years to life in prison Friday afternoon for fatally shooting his friend on a street in his community three years ago.

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He’s hit with 62 summonses for posting ‘Cash 4 Cars’ signs around S.I., D.A. says. That’s $7K in fines.
October 14, 2021

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and city Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Commissioner Edward Grayson…

Investigative photos courtesy of Richmond County District Attorney's office.
Five charged in million-dollar gift card scheme, says D.A. McMahon
October 7, 2021

DA Michael E. McMahon announced that a multi-month investigation into an alleged gift card scheme…

Five people were arrested and charged in connection to a million-dollar gift card scheme, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon announced on Wednesday.
40 guns collected in NYPD ‘no questions asked’ buy-back event
September 18, 2021

In an attempt to keep guns off of Staten Island streets, NYPD officers spent their Saturday hosting a gun buy-back event in Tompkinsville.

Approximately 40 guns were collected in the gun buy-back event at Mt. Sinai United Christian Church in Tompkinsville on Saturday. (Courtesy Richmond County D.A