Borelli, Fossella want $2.1B earmarked for LaGuardia airtrain to be used for new Outerbridge
October 08, 2021

Borelli, Fossella want $2.1B earmarked for LaGuardia airtrain to be used for new Outerbridge

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday that she has directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to find alternatives to a $2.1 billion “airtrain” for LaGuardia Airport. City Councilman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) and Borough President candidate Vito Fossella see an opportunity to jumpstart a long-sought project they say […]

October 07, 2021

COUNCIL MEMBER BORELLI SECURES FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS

COUNCIL MEMBER BORELLI SECURES FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS                          Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-District 51) announces over $130,000 in funding has been secured through the Domestic Violence and Empowerment (DoVE) Initiative for non-for-profits, which will concentrate on family and domestic violence services. These services include, but are not limited to, accessibility for counseling services, educational […]

Malliotakis, Borelli Slam the Hochul & De Blasio Aid Agreement As Insufficient
September 30, 2021

Malliotakis, Borelli Slam the Hochul & De Blasio Aid Agreement As Insufficient

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) and New York City Councilman Joe Borelli slammed Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that New York State will provide $27 million in storm aid to undocumented immigrants who may have been impacted by flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. According to reports, the $27 million fund, administered by […]

NYC school safety agent shortage looms ahead of DOE vaccine mandate deadline
September 28, 2021

NYC school safety agent shortage looms ahead of DOE vaccine mandate deadline

NEW YORK — New York City’s COVID vaccine mandate for teachers and DOE staff goes into effect on Friday, and while most teachers and principals are vaccinated, nearly 1,400 school safety agents are not. The NYPD said just 72% of school safety agents have received the COVID vaccine — a stark contrast from the 97% […]

‘The conditions are appalling,’ says Borelli after touring Rikers Island
September 24, 2021

‘The conditions are appalling,’ says Borelli after touring Rikers Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “I thought some of the comments made by my colleagues were hyperbole, but I can report to you it is not hyperbole,” Councilman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) told NY1 Friday morning as he reflected on his recent tour of Rikers Island. The councilman joined Queens Councilman Bob Holden and Senate Republican […]

Staten Island Republicans sound alarm on city’s NYPD strategy to address Rikers crisis
September 22, 2021

Staten Island Republicans sound alarm on city’s NYPD strategy to address Rikers crisis

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — City officials hope shifting NYPD officers to the city’s court system will help address the ongoing crisis on Rikers Island, but two local Republicans said Wednesday that plan could make the city’s streets less safe, including on Staten Island. City Councilman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), and […]

New York Councilman Joe Borelli joins ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ to discuss the city’s crime surge
South Shore’s $107M coastal protection project breaks ground after years of delays
September 14, 2021

South Shore’s $107M coastal protection project breaks ground after years of delays

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Hurricane Sandy devastated Tottenville in 2012 killing two people and leaving many residents with severe damage to their properties. On Monday, the state broke ground on a long-awaited $107 million project meant to protect the South Shore from future storms. Through “Living Breakwaters,” the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) will […]

‘Misogynistic racists’: What City Council hopeful called would-be constituents
September 01, 2021

‘Misogynistic racists’: What City Council hopeful called would-be constituents

A Democrat challenging an incumbent Republican councilman on Staten Island once called her would-be constituents “misinformed misogynistic racists” and mused about slugging US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to copies of messages from her now-private Twitter account. Olivia Drabczyk, who is vying for the South Shore seat held by Joe Borelli, is a public […]

MTA urged to absorb SIM23, SIM24 express bus routes amid potential cancellation of Academy Bus contract
August 26, 2021

MTA urged to absorb SIM23, SIM24 express bus routes amid potential cancellation of Academy Bus contract

By Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com Updated: Aug. 26, 2021, 9:53 a.m. | Published: Aug. 25, 2021, 6:07 p.m. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A group of Staten Island elected officials is calling on the MTA to officially absorb the SIM23 and SIM24 express bus routes into the New York City Transit system amid potential plans from […]