June 19, 2021

Op-Ed: Squandering Washington’s help

As the governor’s coronavirus restrictions are lifted, New Yorkers are right to celebrate the resurgence of their social lives and the reclamation of our city as the cultural hub of America. But before the champagne goes flat, City Hall must take a sober look at how we spend our $6 billion in flexible federal aid […]

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 […]

May 20, 2021

Tucker reacts to latest Cuomo scandal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viOqpLfDKN4&feature=youtu.be
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 […]

Joe Borelli discusses NYC Mayoral race with Tucker
May 08, 2021

Joe Borelli discusses NYC Mayoral race with Tucker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUEPUYvoWHQ
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 […]