Lawmakers say lower speed limit on Hylan Boulevard does not prioritize pedestrian safety
June 03, 2021

Lawmakers say lower speed limit on Hylan Boulevard does not prioritize pedestrian safety

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — “Blanket policy,” “one-size-fits-all,” and “square peg to a round hole” are some of the ways some Staten Island lawmakers have described the Mayor’s decision to lower the speed limit on Hylan Boulevard. In May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that speed limits would be lowered on major streets with the highest […]

Nearly 20 years and more than $20 million later, Fairview Park finally opens on South Shore
June 02, 2021

Nearly 20 years and more than $20 million later, Fairview Park finally opens on South Shore

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –– For nearly 20 years Fairview Park was a mere idea, something promised and never delivered –– until now. City parks and elected officials gathered with community members Wednesday at the sprawling 23.5 acre recreational complex in Charleston to celebrate what Borough President James Oddo described as “one of the greatest Parks […]

City’s Fiscal 2022 budget to include additional Staten Island park staffing, Borelli and Matteo announce
May 20, 2021

City’s Fiscal 2022 budget to include additional Staten Island park staffing, Borelli and Matteo announce

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –– After years of advocacy, City Council members Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) and Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid Island) announced that additional Staten Island Park staffing will be included in New York City’s Executive Budget for Fiscal 2022. The budget proposal in the Executive Budget for Fiscal 2021 includes $161,000 and 10 […]

Except for the wind and some rain, the CYO outdoor hoops league has been a slam dunk
May 09, 2021

Except for the wind and some rain, the CYO outdoor hoops league has been a slam dunk

By Joe D’Amodio | damodio@siadvance.comPosted May 09, 2021 “The wind is always a factor,” said Blessed Sacrament parent Paul Stern with a laugh while watching his son play in the Staten Island CYO Outdoor Basketball League. Then there’s also the rain and the occasional blinding sun in the eye of a shooter. Welcome to youth […]

New Conference House pavilion is unveiled, after $6.5M renovation project
May 05, 2021

New Conference House pavilion is unveiled, after $6.5M renovation project

By Giavanni Alves | GAlves@siadvance.com Updated 1:46 PM; Today 7:33 AM City officials cut the ribbon to officially unveil the newly constructed Almer G. Russell Pavilion in Conference House Park in Tottenville on May 4, 2021 (Staten Island Advance/Giavanni Alves) Giavanni Alves STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –– A gleaming new pavilion — the result of a […]

GOP’s Joe Borelli trolls AOC’s City Council influence campaign
May 01, 2021

GOP’s Joe Borelli trolls AOC’s City Council influence campaign

By Mary Kay Linge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting more than she bargained for in her effort to sway New York’s upcoming City Council races: a gleeful video takedownfrom a Republican foe. When AOC’s Courage to Change PAC announced this week that the progressive firebrand was looking for locals to support in all 51 council […]

Restoration of street resurfacing funding in city budget a priority for Staten Island officials
April 26, 2021

Restoration of street resurfacing funding in city budget a priority for Staten Island officials

By Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After funding for resurfacing was slashed in the past year as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it appears the city’s roadway restoration efforts will soon be back on track. On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2022, […]

April 08, 2021

BORELLI RELEASES NEW YORK CITY COVID RECOVERY BUDGET PROPOSAL

On April 8, 2021, Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-District 51) has announced the assemblance of a New York City Long-Term Economic Recovery Proposal, designed to meet the needs of addressing the City’s COVID-19 pandemic related revenue decline. The plan acknowledges the City’s current financial crisis, proposing some new and some not so unfamiliar ideas, combining […]

April 02, 2021

Mayor To Finally Add South Shore Site After Push By Borelli, Oddo, Reilly

By Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.comOriginal article: https://www.silive.com/coronavirus/2021/04/city-to-open-vaccine-site-on-the-south-shore-april-8-mayor-says.html STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The South Shore of Staten Island will be getting a city-run vaccination site on April 8, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. The much-needed site will open at the former St. Joseph St. Thomas school, located at50 Maguire Avenue. South Shore residents have complained […]

March 12, 2021

Reconstructed Crescent Beach Park officially opens

Today was the formal ribbon cutting for Crescent Beach Park on the Eltingville/ Great Kills border. NYC Borough Parks Commissioner Lynda Ricciardone, Vincent Ignizio, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York, councilman Joe Borelli and son John, and CB3 Parks and Environmental chair Albert Klingele, with other residents and supporters of the park gathered to celebrate […]