Borelli, Matteo Call for Council Hearing on Correction Officer Safety in Response to Brawl Injuring 20 Officers
October 04, 2018

Borelli, Matteo Call for Council Hearing on Correction Officer Safety in Response to Brawl Injuring 20 Officers

The leadership of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA), including President Elias Husamudeen, have suggested that the protocols and procedures necessary to ensure the safety of the officers are not in place and that the facility is too dangerous to…

Borelli Allocates $175,000 to Create a STEM Lab at P.S. 56 in Woodrow
October 03, 2018

Borelli Allocates $175,000 to Create a STEM Lab at P.S. 56 in Woodrow

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is allocating $175,000 in funding from his capital budget this year to create a STEM lab for P.S. 56 in Woodrow. The STEM (Science, Technology, English, Math) lab will provide a scientific environment where students…

Borelli announces largest ever arts and cultural education funding allocation for south shore schools
September 19, 2018

Borelli announces largest ever arts and cultural education funding allocation for south shore schools

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) has announced that his office has allocated more than $500,000 in funding for arts and cultural programming in south shore schools this fiscal year. The funds will be used to bring world-class arts and cultural organiz…

Borelli bill allowing online filing of smoke alarm plans advances, receives hearing
September 19, 2018

Borelli bill allowing online filing of smoke alarm plans advances, receives hearing

Council Member Joseph Borelli’s (R-Staten Island) legislation allowing smoke alarm plans to be filed online with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) instead of in-person and paper filings at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn was heard today during a meeting of the Co…

Borelli announces discretionary awards for South Shore Parent Teacher Associations
September 05, 2018

Borelli announces discretionary awards for South Shore Parent Teacher Associations

For fiscal year 2019, each of these associations will receive $3,000. With this, the parents of each school are able to get right to the business of improving their children’s experience at each of their schools instead of immediately having to fret about fundraising…

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…