November 01, 2019

Borelli Passes Bill Requiring Animal Shelters To Post Photos of Their Animals

Council Member has announced the passing of his bill requiring animal shelters to post photos of the animals up for adoption within 3 days of receiving this them. The bill is intended to cut down on the amount of time an animal stays in the shelter system awaiting adoption. Photos will provide prospective adopters the […]

September 15, 2019

Borelli To Fund Renovation & New Exhibition at Historic Richmond Town

Council Member Borelli has announced a $450,000 capital funding allocation for an extensive renovation and new exhibition. “Historic Richmond Town has thousands of articles of interest that they have collected over the years. This renovation will allow them to display more and more items to the public and entice new and returning visitors periodically”

June 27, 2019

CM Borelli Introduces Legislation Making Unwanted Cyber Sexting A Crime

Council Member Joe Borelli has proposed legislation making unwanted unwanted cyber sexting a crime. The legislation, backed by the NYPD, is in response to sexual predators utilizing features such Airdrop on iPhones to send sexually explicit photos to unsuspecting recipients. This bill will set up a way for law enforcement to enforce the kinds of […]

June 01, 2019

CM Borelli Requests For NYC Parks Dept. To Acquire Vacant Land To Expand Blue Heron Park & Crescent Beach Park

Council Member Joe Borelli has sent a letter to Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, requesting the NYC Parks Department to consider acquiring three vacant parcels, currently owned by Project Rebuild. The properties are currently managed under the cities Hurricane Sandy buyout program. “It’s a rare opportunity to be able to expand a local park and […]

April 29, 2019

Borelli Offering Free American Flags, In Addition To Services, and Special Hours For Veterans In May

“This community loves our veterans and we do whatever we can to show them how much we appreciate their contributions.” Council Member Borelli has partnered with the Tottenville Historical Society in order to provide new flags to anyone who needs to replace a worn and tattered flag. Visitors will aslo be able to leave flags […]

April 05, 2019

Dockless Bike Share Pilot Program Expands to South Shore This Summer

Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is announcing today that the New York City Department of Transportation plans to expand the dockless bike-share pilot program throughout Staten Island. Council Member Borelli had requested the expansion in February so that DOT can further evaluate the dockless bike share model within a larger geographic boundary with expanded […]

March 13, 2019

Council Passes Borelli’s Bill to Ensure Clean Water in New York City’s Schools

(Staten Island, NY) – Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has been calling for tightening the City’s policy on how they test for lead in public school’s drinking water since April of 2016 when he and Minority Leader Steve Matteo wrote a letter to the Department of Education calling on them to put an immediate end to the practice […]

February 01, 2019

Borelli joins Speaker as 5-borough bus survey comes to Staten Island

By Erik Bascome | STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Local bus riders will soon have the opportunity to offer valuable feedback regarding the borough’s ailing bus network. New York City Council Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson will wrap up his five-day, five-borough tour, encouraging residents to take the 2019 Bus Rider Survey, this […]

January 16, 2019

Borelli “E-ZPass should refund borough residents for glitch” Kristin F. Dalton | STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island commuters were shocked when opening their E-ZPass bills that said they were charged the non-resident price of $17 to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge instead of the resident rate of $5.50. Some residents were charged the non-resident price because they failed to flip a switch […]

December 11, 2018

I.S. 72 Students Enjoy “Greener NYC” Horticulture Program Funded by Council Member Borelli

December 11, 2018 I.S. 72 Students Enjoy “Greener NYC” Horticulture Program Funded by Council Member Borelli The Horticultural Society of New York has been serving 6th graders at IS 72. This Fall, the students released ladybugs, transplanted herbs, planted bulbs and weeded the garden. In celebration of school pride, they the planted bulbs with orange […]