For Immediate Release November 1, 2018
Frank Mascia – (212) 788-6989
Peter Spencer – (212) 788-7161
CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES – FOR FREE!
Borelli and Matteo are distributing free 9V batteries for Staten Islanders to help ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly and keep families safe from fires
Staten Island, NY –City Council Member Joe Borelli, Chair of the Committee on Fire and Emergency Services, and Minority Leader Steven Matteo are distributing free batteries to Staten Island residents to use in home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, to help ensure these early warning devices are working properly. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore), Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Fire & Emergency Management, is exploring options for piloting this technology in New York City in order to study its effectiveness in reducing accidents involving first responder vehicles, decreasing response times to emergencies, and reducing gridlock when there is a vehicle collision or traffic incident. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) has received a response to his letter, signed and supported by Council Member Rose, Minority Leader Matteo, Borough President Oddo, Assembly Members Castorina, Malliotakis, Titone, and Cusick, Congress Member Dan Donovan, and State Senator Andrew Lanza, requesting that an official timeline be provided by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) for the construction of a new bridge to replace the existing Outerbridge Crossing. READ MORE
Council Member Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) penned a letter to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) inquiring as to why the stretch of Hylan Boulevard abutting the Mount Loretto Unique Area is still flooding so substantially after millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on capital projects, the express intent of which was to mitigate flooding by installing storm sewers to catch runoff and BMP structural devices to help regulate the flow of water. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) and Island elected officials are calling on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to provide a timeline for the construction of a new Outerbridge Crossing, from a study of the existing structure to the logistics of its replacement. The borough officials have claimed a renewed sense of urgency since Perth Amboy has been intentionally harassing New York motorists and preventing them from exiting onto local roads during peak traffic times. READ MORE
Council Member Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) is calling on the New York City Council’s Education Committee to hold a hearing at their earliest possible convenience to discuss chronic health violations in public school cafeterias and provide recommendations regarding corrective actions that may be taken to ensure that our youngest constituents are not being put in any danger by consuming food prepared in public school cafeterias. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore), in partnership with the Department of Finance’s Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, will be hosting a Tax Day presentation event on Thursday, January 25th from 6-8PM in the Lobby at Monsignor Farrell High School (2900 Amboy Road SI, NY 10306).
Have A Tax Problem You Can’t Resolve? READ MORE
Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has been named chairman of the newly-created Fire & Emergency Management Committee of the New York City Council by Speaker Corey Johnson. The Fire & Emergency Services Committee will take over some of the duties of the former Fire and Criminal Justice Committee. It will be responsible for legislation and oversight of the New York City Fire Department, EMS, emergency management, and paramedic services in New York City. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli wants you to know that getting a preventative health screening can save your life, and that is why he is partnering with HeartScan Services to offer no-cost thyroid cancer screenings to members of the community, especially active and retired emergency responders.
According to the National Cancer Institute, there were an estimated 637,115 people living with thyroid cancer in the United States in 2013, and recent clinical findings show thyroid cancer as the fastest increasing cancer in the United States. READ MORE
NY Daily News Op-Ed | By Council Members Joseph Borelli, Chaim Duetsch, and Paul Vallone
New York City police officers have a difficult and dangerous job. We should all be grateful for the sacrifices they make each day — which is why we strongly oppose two pieces of pending City Council legislation, together known as the “Right to Know Act.”
The “Right to Know Act” may sound innocuous, but these piecesof legislation set a dangerous precedent for public safety and endanger not only police officers, but regular New Yorkers as well. READ MORE