September 07, 2022

NYC Council calls for Mayor Adams, DOE to fully restore $469M in school funding

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York City Council passed a resolution Tuesday calling for Mayor Eric Adams and the Department of Education to fully restore $469 million in school budget cuts. All three of Staten Island’s City Councilmembers — City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-South Shore), City Councilman […]

August 12, 2022

Gov. Hochul and the Manhattan-toll-pushing crowd couldn’t care less about outer-borough workers

By Joe Borelli City Hall has one of the finest views of the Brooklyn Bridge: a unique angle of a Gilded Age wonder, with its Gothic arches and cable lattice pointing upward for nearly 140 years, now captured daily by Tik Tok phototourists. And though my City Hall colleagues (and our pals in the statehouse) […]

July 28, 2022

How a Republican is reshaping Democratic New York City’s once-in-a-decade redistricting

By SALLY GOLDENBERG and JOE ANUTA How a Republican is reshaping Democratic New York City’s once-in-a-decade redistricting Council Member Joe Borelli, leader of the 51-member body’s five-person Republican caucus, is playing an outsize role reforging the Council district lines. In a deep-blue stronghold of 8.8 million people, where Democratic voters dominate Republicans 7 to 1, […]

July 11, 2022

NYC pol rips city DOT chief for ‘photo op’ at deadly Staten Island crash scene

By David Meyer City Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez shamelessly exploited a visit to the scene of a deadly Staten Island crash to tout unrelated local new bike lanes Monday and should apologize, a local pol says. “Our DOT commissioner just showed up for a photo op at the site of last night’s horrific accident, which […]

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 […]

Sliwa, Borelli, NYC Republicans rally against COVID vaccine mandate
August 16, 2021

Sliwa, Borelli, NYC Republicans rally against COVID vaccine mandate

GOP mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa and some local Republican leaders were among 300 people at a Manhattan rally Sunday to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for city employees and indoor venues. “Let people have individual rights and freedom — and not the boot, crushing the life out of our economic system, your ability […]

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 […]

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 […]