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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) is demanding that the New York City Department of Transportation not issue a single additional residential sidewalk summons for a hairline crack until the sidewalks at Huguenot Avenue, Veterans Road East and Arthur Kill Road are repaired.

The Huguenot Avenue, Veterans Road East and Arthur Kill Road corridor serves as a de-facto park &

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) is calling on Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito of the New York City Council to reconsider their proposal to remove the Christopher Columbus statue, a cherished symbol of Italian-American heritage and contributions to the United states. Further, Borelli is requesting that they release to the public the criteria being used to evaluate which statues should be removed and which should be allowed to remain in our city.

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Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore), Borough President James Oddo, and NYC Department of Transportation Borough Commissioner Tom Cocola are announcing a new flashing yellow amber warning signal which will be installed on Annadale Road in the heart of the town this fall. Last March, Council Member Borelli and Borough President Oddo brought Borough Commissioner Cocola on a tour of the area to make suggestions about how to better protect pedestrians and preserve the general walkability of the heart of Annadale town.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) is calling on the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) to extend the life of the list of individuals who are waiting to enter the next class of the FDNY academy. Currently, in an effort to break test score ties, list numbers are assigned based on an individual’s written exam score and the fifth number of their social security number.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has asked the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to ensure that the waiver for US service members and veterans, which exists since it was implemented at the insistence of former New York City Council Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio several years ago, be appropriately conveyed to potential applicants and visible on the website application pages for both the FDNY and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

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Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is partnering with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) to offer dedicated office hours this Wednesday, March 29, from 2pm to 5pm in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day. The satellite office hours at Borelli’s office will allow the Council Member’s constituents to access DVS services without needing to travel to the DVS office in St.

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Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is hosting a free rabies vaccination event for dogs and cats next Saturday, March 25th at Blue Heron Park Nature Center (222 Poillon Ave SI, NY 10312) from 10AM-2PM. Borelli’s office is partnering with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to offer this service.

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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.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) and Minority Leader Steve Matteo are asking Mayor de Blasio to consider the effects on Class 1 property owners of the proposed $93 million program (tenant right to counsel amendment) to assist tenants with legal representation in housing court.

The Council Members believe that the tenant right to counsel amendment will have an adverse impact on smaller, multi-family properties which often serve as a vehicle to home ownership for first-time buyers in an expensive market like New York City.

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