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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

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2020

Contact: 718-984-5151

Council Member Joe Borelli is providing $34,000 in support for special needs programming through local community-based organization, On Your Mark.

On Your Mark provides services to children and adults with disabilities including intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and neurological impairments, and is a leader in developing staff training curricula for student interns, community volunteers, and professionals.

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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2020
Contact: 718-984-5151

CM Borelli Named to NYC Council Land Use Committee & Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises

Council Member Joe Borelli is joining the New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use, considered the Council’s most important committee, as well as the Council’s Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises. Borelli will now have an outsized role in deciding controversial re-zonings, like last month’s Industry City drama, when New York City lost a project that promised 20,000 new jobs at a time when the City sorely needs it, and the upcoming proposal in St.

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Dear Governor Cuomo,

We are writing to you today in the hopes that you will intervene on behalf of the countless business owners on Staten Island, and elsewhere in New York, that have been shuttered due to the state’s micro-cluster strategy. 

While we await news from Washington, it is our hope that you authorize, as part of your unprecedented power during this COVID-19 pandemic, a New York State relief package for businesses in orange and red zones. 

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December 7, 2020

Council Member Borelli, is requesting that Mayor De Blasio and SBS Commissioner increase eligibility for programs recently announced during the “Recovery Agenda: City Launches Small Business Support for Hard-Hit Low and Moderate Income Communities.”

On November 25, the administration issued a statement entitled “Recovery Agenda: City Launches Small Business Support for Hard-Hit Low and Moderate Income Communities.” 

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 Council Member Borelli (R-South Shore) is teaming up with non-profit organization ArtBridge, known for their work in the New York City community to empower local artists to transform prominent urban spaces into gallery quality exhibitions, to help bring some holiday spirit to the streets within the South Shore Business Improvement District (Annadale, Eltingville, Great Kills).

All art materials will be distributed at Council Member Borelli’s Office located at 2955 Veterans Road West Suite #2E Staten Island, NY to help students, friends, and families, create unique, festive and artful wreaths and ornaments of the artisans’ choice.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli, along with Staten Island parents of public school students, announced that as a result of Mayor de Blasio’s decision to close public schools, filed an emergency order to show cause for a preliminary injunction seeking the re-opening of public schools. This emergency order to show cause was filed in the Southern District of New York on Friday, November 20, 2020.

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Council Member Joseph Borelli and Borough President James Oddo are pleased to announce the completion of the Page Avenue Sewer Project. This infrastructure upgrade along Amboy Road and Page Avenue, and adjoining side streets have lead to the addition of new water mains and fire hydrants, as well as the introduction of new storm sewers and catch basins designed to improve drainage and help alleviate localized flooding.

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September 16, 2020

Council Member Borelli has passed his legislation (46 – to – 2) to allow restaurants the ability to institute a COVID-19 surcharge up to 10% until 90 days after the reinstatement of full indoor dining.

“We’re trying to give restaurants the option of adding a surcharge to let their customers know they need to raise a little bit more money to make their ends meet,” Borelli said.

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