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700 people ‘Walk for Hope’ against addiction
September 8, 2019

More than 700 Staten Islanders came out to support an annual family event held on Sunday that aims to combat the borough’s substance abuse crisis.

About 700 people took part in the "Walk for Hope" at Brookfield Park
New York district attorneys call for ‘fentanyl analog’ legislation
August 26, 2019

DA Michael E. McMahon, alongside other district attorneys throughout NYC, called for legislators to create laws to prohibit unregulated distribution of all fentanyl analogs, continuing a fight to remove a deadly legal loophole in the state’s Public Health Law.

Deadly fentanyl is shown in this DEA photo.
New initiative from DA McMahon’s office to feature ‘Faces of HOPE’
July 31, 2019

A new initiative announced Wednesday will profile people helped by a program that officials tout as a success in the battle against substance abuse.

District Attorney Michael McMahon announced Wednesday, July 31, 2019 a new initiative to shed light on people overcoming their addiction.
McMahon and Sanitation crack down on illegal dumping on Staten Island
July 25, 2019

A joint investigation between District Attorney Michael McMahon’s investigative unit and Department of Sanitation Police a led to an illegal dumper being found and fined after an incident in West Brighton.

A truck was spotted illegally dumping on video surveillance in West Brighton.
With Island traffic fatalities up, city announces effort to combat distracted driving
June 3, 2019

Richmond County District Attorney Michael McMahon is joined by DOT Staten Island Commissioner Tom Cocola, outreach staffer Raeshan Dockery…

With Island traffic fatalities up, city announces effort to combat distracted driving
State reforms would give thugs keys to this city
May 15, 2019

As uninformed legislators in Albany appear to be tripping over each other in a mad dash to push through so-called progressive criminal justice reforms, it will be the victims of crime, law enforcement…

State reforms would give thugs keys to this city (commentary)
There is no room for hate on Staten Island’: DA, religious leaders, officials take a stand against hate
May 2, 2019

Staten Island’s District Attorney Michael McMahon and Chief Kenneth Corey, the borough commanding officer, held a press conference on Thursday to address hate crimes on Staten Island.

There is no room for hate on Staten Island’: DA, religious leaders, officials take a stand against hate
Prosecutor honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving at law-enforcement recognition event
April 12, 2019

Richmond County District Attorney Frank Prospero, awarded by Mothers Against Drunk Driving on Wednesday in Woodbury, N.Y., for his efforts to prosecute criminals involved in vehicular crimes.

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/04/prosecutor-honored-by-mothers-against-drunk-driving-at-law-enforcement-recognition-event.html
Drug treatment program expanded to offer more defendants a chance at recovery, D.A. announces
January 16, 2019

A ray of HOPE in a borough plagued by the opioid epidemic shined a little brighter Wednesday after it was announced that the drug treatment program would be expanded in cooperation with the Criminal Court of the City of New York.

District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, left, shakes hands with Bronx Criminal Court Judge George Grasso after announcing Wednesday the expansion of the drug treatment program on Staten Island.
Dealer pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal heroin-fentanyl overdose
January 2, 2019

A Staten Island drug dealer pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter for selling a batch of fentanyl-laced heroin that killed one of his customers.

Stephen Cummings is the first drug dealer in the city charged for doling out a deadly dose of fentanyl