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Staten Island based artist, Scott Lobaido has been painstakingly creating murals across the country for years. He's done thousands of them over his career, though they all have a similar theme. The majority of Lobaido's work showcase America's "Old Glory", a symbol that he says "brings people together"

LoBaido has over 25 years of painting experience, largely focusing on the intricate tapestry of American culture, freedom, patriotism, service, and nostalgia. The mission of his art is simple; to honor the rich symbolism of this beautiful country and to salute the valiant efforts of our veterans. And to show the extraordinary in the most seemingly ordinary places.

Below is a news report which spotlights the artist and his work, showcasing a number

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Famed food diner's guide, Zagat, recently profiled Manahattan's GG's, a gourmet pizza restaurant in the East Village. The eatery's executive chef, Bobby Hellen, escorted the Zagat culinary experts back to his hometown of Staten Island to show how famed Staten Island pizzerias Denino's and Joe & Pats inspired the menu at GG's. The whole experience was featured on an interesting video that can be found on Zagat's Youtube.

Before becoming the executive chef at at GG's, Hellen worked for Jean Georges Management opening V Steakhouse New York City, The Ritz-Carlton Naples in Florida, and L’Auberge Carmel in California before heading back to his back to his hometown to open Resto.

Learn more about GG's. here.

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Staten Islander and Wagner College alum, Jamie Lynn Macchia, was crowned Miss New York back in June at the St. George Theater. The beauty, who hails from Eltingville, is now on a path which will take her to the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 13th, 2015. She'll do so, with the goal of raising awareness for pediatric cancer. "I'm looking forward to inspiring action against pediatric cancer," said Macchia, supporting her platform "HOPE: Inspiring Action Against Pediatric Cancer.", explained Macchia to the Staten Island Advance.


Macchia also was the winner of the Academic Award and the Children's Miracle Network Award because she raised more than $2,000 for the charity that assists children who are hospitalized

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