Two South Shore parks to undergo $2.1 million renovation
June 21, 2018

Two South Shore parks to undergo $2.1 million renovation

Carlton Park in Prince’s Bay and Ida Court Playground in Huguenot will undergo a $2.1 million renovation, funded by $1.5 million from Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), $350,000 from the Parks Without Borders initiative and $250,000 from Borough President James Oddo…

For special needs students, new building underway at PS 37
June 19, 2018

For special needs students, new building underway at PS 37

The three-floor standalone building, adjacent to PS 37’s main building, will have 16 new classrooms, a medical suite, three resource rooms, a physical therapy room, an occupational therapy room, a kitchen and about a dozen ADA-accessible bathrooms…

Island wins funding for first FDNY squad company of its own
June 13, 2018

Island wins funding for first FDNY squad company of its own

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed to set aside $3.1 million in the city’s fiscal 2019 budget, at the urging of Councilmen Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), Minority Leader Steve Matteo (R-Mid Island), and Borough President James Oddo for the new company…

Borelli Calls for Smart-Roads Digital Notification Pilot Program for NYC
April 19, 2018

Borelli Calls for Smart-Roads Digital Notification Pilot Program for NYC

Start-up tech companies like HAAS Alert, a data-as-a-service company that works with insurance, smart cities, automotive, map data car manufacturers, and other partners across the industry, to bring additional information to drivers and to engineer methods to sync data between vehicles and minimize dang…

PANYNJ Board Approves First Steps for New Outerbridge Crossing
April 18, 2018

PANYNJ Board Approves First Steps for New Outerbridge Crossing

At the last meeting of the PANYNJ Board of Commissioners in March, a $9.2 million planning authorization was approved; this is the first step in the process of replacing the bridge…

Borelli statement on endorsement of Dutchess County Exec Marc Molinaro for NY Governor
March 12, 2018

Borelli statement on endorsement of Dutchess County Exec Marc Molinaro for NY Governor

“If it feels like there is momentum gathering behind Marc Molinaro’s candidacy for Governor, it is only because there truly is. Today, I am proud to add my name to the growing list of his supporters…”

Borelli Pens Legislation to Include Cold War Veterans in NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemption
March 09, 2018

Borelli Pens Legislation to Include Cold War Veterans in NYC Veterans Property Tax Exemption

Council Member Joe Borelli has introduced legislation that would see New York City opt-in to a New York State initiative which allows municipalities to include Cold War veterans in their veterans’ property tax exemption…

Borelli Calls on DEP, DDC to Alleviate Chronic, Repeat Flooding
March 07, 2018

Borelli Calls on DEP, DDC to Alleviate Chronic, Repeat Flooding

Council Member Joseph Borelli penned a letter to the city DEP and DDC inquiring as to why the stretch of Hylan Boulevard abutting the Mount Loretto Unique Area…

Opinion: With property tax, take from the middle and give to rich
February 18, 2018

Opinion: With property tax, take from the middle and give to rich

The chances are that if you’ve spent enough time sipping coffee on Staten Island, or in any other outer-borough diner, you certainly overheard this…

Borelli Calls for Council Education Committee Hearing on Persistently Unsanitary School Cafeterias
February 06, 2018

Borelli Calls for Council Education Committee Hearing on Persistently Unsanitary School Cafeterias

Council Member Joseph Borelli is calling on the Chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Education to hold a hearing and discuss chronic health violations in public school cafeterias…