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JUNE 21, 2017 Councilman Borelli on FOX and Friends

JUNE 14, 2017 Councilman Borelli Talks Social Media & President Trump

JUNE 05, 2017 Councilman Borelli Talks “Leaks” on FOX

JUNE 05, 2017 Council Member Borelli Calls on DOT to Paint Street Markings on Recently Paved South Shore Roads

(New York, NY) – In response to a number of constituent complaints about a lack of street markings on roads that have recently been paved, Council Member Joseph Borelli has written a letter to the New York City Department of Transportation’s Borough Office on Staten Island requesting clarification of the existing street markings policy to determine how long individual streets should be lacking markings after paving.

Said Borelli, “As Staten Islanders, we’re always happy when a road is being paved and potholes are being filled. That being said, it’s imperative that DOT maintains a consistent approach to street markings and coordinates appropriately between marking and paving divisions so each freshly-paved street is safe and up to code, and I look forward to working with the borough office to that end.”

Mayor de Blasio visited Staten Island on April 10, 2017 to participate in the paving of Drumgoole Road East between Foster Road and Bradford Avenue; that stretch of road has still not received street markings or lines to delineate lanes, which is a safety hazard. Council Member Borelli intends to explore the existing policy and determine if any changes need to be made to ensure that lines and street markings will be added in a consistent and predictable fashion to maintain the level of road safety New Yorkers have come to expect.

JUNE 03, 2017 Council Member Borelli Works with FDNY to Ensure Military Veterans Are Aware of Existing Civil Service Application-fee Waivers


Staten Island, New York – Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has asked the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to ensure that the waiver for US service members and veterans, which exists since it was implemented at the insistence of former New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio several years ago, be appropriately conveyed to potential applicants and visible on the website application pages for both the FDNY and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

Ignizio had lobbied for the veterans’ civil service application fee waivers since 2007 and an official policy was implemented in 2011 with the support of then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There are a number of other existing civil-service test fee waivers that cover those receiving public assistance, the unemployed, and recipients of Medicaid benefits.

“I’m grateful for the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed services, and I know New Yorkers are proud to be able to offer civil-service exams at no cost to these current and former service members,” said Borelli. “With Fleet Week going on, I can’t think of a better time to make sure the exceptional, diverse, and competent men and women of our United States service branches know that they have a right to an application fee waiver and that while they’re in our great city for a few days enjoying the sights they can apply for a career at the New York City Fire Department and start a life in New York when their military service is completed. I am going to be working with DCAS and the Department of Veterans’ Services to ensure that we reach as many veterans as possible and strongly encourage them to lend their talents to one of our many attractive communities here in New York City.”