October 01, 2020

Lawsuit to be filed against NYC to end remote learning

By Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A lawsuit soon to be filed against the city Department of Education (DOE) is seeking to put an end to remote learning and bring students back to the classroom full-time. On Thursday, Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore), joined by dozens of Staten Island families outside Tottenville High […]

September 25, 2020

Borelli joins parents for rally at P.S. 36 to get kids back in school

Council Member Joe Borelli and Assembly Member Mike Reilly joined upset parents for another rally calling on Mayor De Blasio and DOE Chancellor Carranza to allow students back in school full time.

September 16, 2020

Borelli Passes Legislation To Allow Restaurant Surcharge

Council Member Borelli has passed his legislation (46 – to – 2) to allow restaurants the ability to institute a COVID-19 surcharge up to 10% until 90 days after the reinstatement of full indoor dining. “We’re trying to give restaurants the option of adding a surcharge to let their customers know they need to raise a little […]

July 14, 2020

Borelli, Matteo Call On Mayor To Reinstate NYPD Anti-Crime Units In Response To Growing Gun Violence

Council Members Borelli and Matteo have sent a letter calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to reinstate the NYPD’s anti-crime units as uptick in gun violence across NYC continues to grow.

May 27, 2020

Borelli Calls For Early Retirement Incentives To Help With City Budget Crisis

Council Member Joe Borelli has sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to institute Early Retirement Incentives for our oldest and highest paid employees. “Given the current economic climate and impact from COVID-19 on the upcoming budgets, providing an incentive for our employees who are the highest paid and closest to retirement would help […]

March 30, 2020

Borelli Calls For Full Line Of Duty Benefits For Responders Who Perish From COVID-19

Council Member Joe Borelli has sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, calling on them to work with pension boards to ensure that first responders or essential employees of any city agency, state agency, or public authority, who perishes from COVID-19 is presumed to have contracted the virus in the […]

February 14, 2020

Borelli Calls For Public Vote On Bail Reform

Council Member Joe Borelli to send letter to New York State lawmakers, calling for a referendum to ask voters if bail reform should repealed, amended or allowed to continue as it is.

February 10, 2020

Borelli To Vote Against Reckless Driver Accountability Act Regarding Speed Cameras

Council Member Borelli plans to vote “No” on the upcoming speed camera legislation, the Reckless Driver Accountability Ace. He is joined by fellow Staten Island elected Steven Matteo, who will also be voting against the bill. The Reckless Driver Accountability Act aims to create a three-year pilot program, which will required drivers who receive 15 […]

January 20, 2020

CM Borelli & Staten Island Borough President James Oddo Team Up To Fund Sensory Playground

Council Member Borelli and Borough President James Oddo teamed up to provide the New York City Parks Department with a $4 million dollar investment into the E.M.T. Christopher J. Prescott Playground in Huguenot, Staten Island. The new playground, which will be ADA-accessible will provide a sensory experience for children utilizing different surface textures and colors […]

December 09, 2019

Council Member Borelli To Introduce legislation For Staten Island Secession Study

Council Member Borelli will be introducing a bill to begin a study on the secession of Staten Island. Co-sponsored by Minority Leader, and fellow Staten Island Council Member, Steven Matteo. The bill is also supported by fellow Staten Island electeds such as Borough President James Oddo. “The legislation is intended to begin the process of […]