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Councilwoman Rose makes voice heard in crowded race to succeed her - SI Live

Paul Liotta - March 16, 2021

Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) made her voice heard earlier this month when, of the 15 candidates, she chose to endorse local Democratic operative Selina Grey, who has ties to the councilwoman.

“I think she has the experience and the skill set to usher us into a hopefully post-COVID era,” Rose said of her choice. “I think she possesses the things that I would like to see somebody in my seat have. She has the direct connection to the community. She knows the community.”

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A new generation of leadership on Staten Island’s North Shore - City and State New York

Sydney Kashiwagi - November 15, 2020

There are currently seven Democratic candidates in the running for Rose’s seat, according to the New York City Campaign Finance Board. All of them are Black. Rose said that is the most candidates of color she has ever seen run for a single political seat at once on Staten Island.

Two candidates, political operative Selina Grey and high school teacher Troy McGhie, have worked for Rose. Grey worked on her reelection campaigns, and McGhie is her community liaison. 

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Op-Ed: A COVID Winter is Coming for NYCHA - Politics New York

Stephen Witt - December 2, 2020

We can’t afford to repeat past winters, especially without any mercy from COVID-19. To stave off the worst and protect tenants from the bracing cold of winter and from the second wave of COVID-19, leaders need to come together to take action today. Here’s what we’re doing to organize our community towards tangible solutions while simultaneously waiting on a possible vaccine that Gov. Cuomo will distribute and prioritize for communities of color which definitely includes NYCHA residents.

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Dem campaign operative with close ties to Debi Rose vying for North Shore Council seat - SI Live

Sydney Kashiwagi - November 11, 2019

Mariners Harbor resident, Selina Grey, a local Democratic campaign operative with close ties to Councilwoman Debi Rose, has emerged to try to claim the soon-to-be-vacant North Shore City Council seat.

Grey, a Democrat, said deciding to run for City Council was a natural progression to her longtime work in politics and the community.

“I’ve been in the community for a very long time doing work in the community, I’ve done per diem work for the nurses, I’ve run several campaigns and this is a natural progression for me to continue the work that I’ve already started,” Grey said.

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A slate of diverse candidates eye Debi Rose’s North Shore City Council seat in 2021. Here’s who’s running, so far - SI Live

Sydney Kashiwagi - July 25, 2020

Selina Grey of Mariners Harbor is a local Democratic campaign operative with close ties to Councilwoman Debi Rose.

Grey has worked on Rose’s City Council re-election campaigns as a volunteer as well as co-campaign manager and campaign manager.

She has also served as a campaign manager for Pat Kane, who ran unsuccessfully for the North Shore Assembly seat last year. Most recently, Grey managed the campaign of Public Administration Edwina Martin, who ran for the North Shore’s Civil Court seat against Republican Bob Helbock.

If elected, Grey said her top priorities include bringing more equity and resources to North Shore schools, advocating for better health care and working on getting the area more transportation options.

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Staten Islanders tidy green spaces that provide respite from COVID-19 restrictions - SI Live

Maura Grunlund - October 18, 2020

A lot on Park Hill Avenue in Clifton was cleansed by about 20 volunteers in the spirit of Marjorie Garvin, an Advance Woman of Achievement.

"She loves Park Hill and she is affectionately known as ‘The Mayor of Park Hill’,' Selina Grey told the Advance/ "The dirt on the streets of Park Hill has always been a thorn in her side. She would always encourage the community to pitch in and keep the streets clean and safe.

Since her heart surgery she has not been able to come out and do the work which she loves.


“We thought it would be fitting to ask the community and partners to come together and take back our communities one block at a time.”

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Taking It To The Streets Friday Movies - SI Live

Victoria Ifatusin 

Selina Grey, another candidate who is running for NYC City Council and once worked with Debi Rose, is focused on housing, healthcare and education. (Victoria A. Ifatusin|Staten Island Advance)

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Creative Stapleton event series combines Black-empowerment movie viewings and civic engagement - SI Live

Victoria Ifatusin - September 9, 2020

A meet-the-candidates segment is also part of the event series, to introduce the community to those who are running for the North Shore City Council seat in 2021, when Councilwoman Debi Rose is term-limited out.

Candidates Kelvin Richards and Selina Grey both spoke at Friday’s kick-off event. Upcoming events will feature candidates Morounranti Ogunleye, Amoy Barnes and Troy McGhie.

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State court officers show support for hospital staff in West Brighton - SI Live

Paul Liotta - April 10, 2020

Selina Grey and Joan Rowley of the New York State Nurses Association also delivered supplies to the hospital after receiving a donation.

“RUMC is not getting a whole lot of supplies,” Grey said. “They’re a stand-alone hospital They really need the resources.”

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Op-Ed: Campaign Petitioning is Too Dangerous with COVID 2.0 - Politics New York

Kings County Politics - November 30, 2020

Selina Grey and Joan Rowley of the New York State Nurses Association also delivered supplies to the hospital after receiving a donation.

“RUMC is not getting a whole lot of supplies,” Grey said. “They’re a stand-alone hospital They really need the resources.”