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AUGUST 25, 2016 Listen: Borelli Talks w/ Dinesh D’Souza

Joe Borelli fills in for Kevin McCullough and talks with Dinesh D’Souza and John Wisniewski

AUGUST 20, 2016 New Sidewalk to Line Industrial Stretch of Veterans Road West

By Nicholas Rizzi | August 19, 2016 2:22pm

 The city will install a new sidewalk on Veterans Road West, from Arthur Kill Road to the new Shoprite, after years of requests from nearby residents.

The city will install a new sidewalk on Veterans Road West, from Arthur Kill Road to the new Shoprite, after years of requests from nearby residents.View Full Caption

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CHARLESTON — An industrial stretch of a Staten Island road will get new sidewalks after years of requests for a link to nearby shopping centers.

The city will build a 5,000 square-foot path along Veterans Road West, from Arthur Kill Road to the new Shoprite at 3010 Veterans Road W. Construction will start later this month.

“This is a safe passage,” said Tom Cocola, the Department of Transportation’s Staten Island borough commissioner.

“We promised them a sidewalk and we’re going to deliver it.”

The sidewalk will cost about $70,000, the Department of Design and Construction said.

The DDC expects construction to take about three weeks.

Currently there’s only a gravel path full of weeds and litter along the stretch of Veterans Road West. Residents of The Tides, a nearby senior community, fought for about five years to get the city to put a sidewalk in.

“We’re seniors, we don’t want to have to go on cobbles when we want something to eat,” said Margaret Campanile, who lives in The Tides.

“Now that we have Shoprite we don’t have to drive there, we can walk there if we only want a few things.”

The new sidewalk will not only make it safer for residents to walk to shops in the Charleston Shopping Center, it will also link up homes to the long-planned Fairview Park that the city funded this year, Councilman Joe Borelli said.

“Not only will this be safer, it will also be much more eye pleasing,” Borelli said. “Once we have a nice curbline, a nice sidewalk, it will be easier [to clean].”

Only one side of Veteran Road West will get new sidewalks as part of the city’s project. The other side will get them when renovations to the Animal Care and Control headquarters on the street are finished, Cocola said.

Cocola said the DOT will also repave Arthur Kill Road from Kreischer Street to the dead end, and do wear and tear improvements on Veteran Roads West in the fall.

Aside from the new Charleston sidewalks, Borelli said the city plans on installing several others around the South Shore of Staten Island this year.

AUGUST 19, 2016 Borelli Appears on CNN’s ‘The Lead’ w/ Jake Tapper

AUGUST 14, 2016 Council Member Borelli Allocates $50k to Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve



(Staten Island, NY) – Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has allocated $50,000 to Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in Charleston. The city funds will be used to update the Park’s signage system in an effort to be more user-friendly and clear, which Clay Pit is trying to accommodate.

During the winter months, Council Member Borelli worked with New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) Regional Director, Leslie Wright, to identify potential enhancements to the Park that would make it more accessible to the surrounding residential community. One approach was made possible by a funding allocation from Council Member Borelli, which will allow OPRHP to replace the current signage with signage that is both more welcoming and more easily digestible to park users.

The $50,000 allocation will cover the design, fabrication, and installation of simple and aesthetically pleasing signage throughout the park and its vast trail system to welcome patrons and provide useful information to them in a gracious manner.

“I’d like to thank Council Member Borelli for his commitment to improving our community and his efforts to provide enhancements to our parks, ensuring that our public, natural resources are inclusive and available to all who wish to enjoy them, and for maintaining the partnerships with state and city agencies that are necessary to make changes and accomplish things on behalf of our constituents,” said Assembly Member Ron Castorina.

“I’m grateful to be in a position to support the revitalization of this beautiful park, and I know our community here on the south shore is going to continue to enjoy this natural treasure, as I do, for generations to come,” said Council Member Borelli. “The new signage at Clay Pit will welcome scores of our friends and neighbors to a wonderful, natural asset right here on the south shore of Staten Island. My thanks go out to Leslie Wright, who has been a wonderful and committed partner to us throughout this process, and whose insight and creativity has been invaluable.”

“NYS Parks is grateful to Councilmember Borelli for his commitment to parks and his understanding of the incalculable value parks add to their local communities. His allocation of funding for a new, improved trail signage system at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve will make the park experience that much better for our patrons at Clay Pit Ponds”, said Leslie Wright, New York City Regional Director for New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.




JULY 28, 2016 Joe Borelli: Dem ticket has problem speaking to middle class

Joe Borelli, co-chair of Trump’s New York campaign, fires back at Democrats after DNC speeches.