Immediate Release: March 13, 2019
Council Passes Borelli’s Bill to Ensure Clean Water in New York
Borelli has been fighting for years for changes in DOE policy to
ensure clean drinking water for students
(Staten Island, NY) – Council Member Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) has been calling for tightening the
City’s policy on how they test for lead in public school’s drinking water since
April of 2016 when he and Minority
Leader Steve Matteo wrote a letter to the Department of Education calling
on them to put an immediate end to the practice of “flushing,” or running
faucets to clear out contaminants before testing. READ MORE
By Erik Bascome | email@example.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Local bus riders will soon have the opportunity to offer valuable feedback regarding the borough’s ailing bus network.
New York City Council Speaker and Acting Public Advocate Corey Johnson will wrap up his five-day, five-borough tour, encouraging residents to take the 2019 Bus Rider Survey, this Friday at the Eltingville Transit Center at 4 p.m. READ MORE
https://www.silive.com/news/2019/01/e-zpass-should-refund-borough-residents-for-glitch-island-pols-say.htmlBy Kristin F. Dalton | firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Staten Island commuters were shocked when opening their E-ZPass bills that said they were charged the non-resident price of $17 to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge instead of the resident rate of $5.50.
Some residents were charged the non-resident price because they failed to flip a switch on their E-ZPass Flex transponder, which indicates either HOV or sub-HOV occupancy inside the vehicle. READ MORE
https://www.silive.com/news/2019/01/borellis-office-collecting-donations-for-unpaid-staten-island-coast-guard-members.htmlBy Kristin F. Dalton | email@example.com
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — More than 1,000 Staten Islanders are among hundreds of thousands of federal workers not receiving a paycheck during the longest government shutdown in history, now going on 23 days.
U.S. Coast Guard employees stationed at Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island are still patrolling the water during the shutdown. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) and partner-group, HeartScan Services, offered free thyroid cancer screenings for police officers, precinct staff, and community members at the 123rd Precinct in Tottenville on Friday morning.
This is the second screening Borelli has hosted this year with HeartScan. The screenings are offered to all members of the community, especially those who are active and retired emergency responders. READ MORE
I.S. 72 Students Enjoy “Greener NYC” Horticulture Program Funded by Council Member Borelli
The Horticultural Society of New York has been serving 6th graders at IS 72. This Fall, the students released ladybugs, transplanted herbs, planted bulbs and weeded the garden. In celebration of school pride, they the planted bulbs with orange and blue flowers. They planted Tangerine Beauty tulips and Scillia siberica for its cobalt blue blossoms. READ MORE
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is providing $500,000 in funding from his capital budget this year to upgrade Tottenville High School’s Dental Lab.
The Dental Laboratory Technology program at Tottenville High School is the only Dental Laboratory program on Staten Island. The program is a three-year sequence enabling students to develop techniques and skills in the field of Dental Laboratory Technology and is NYSED CTE Approved Program. READ MORE
More than $100,000 allocated from Council Member’s budget to install security cameras, business development, and beautification services.
Council Member Joseph C. Borelli (R-South Shore) is announcing that his office has allocated more than $100,000 in funding for security cameras, business support services, and beautification for south shore communities this fiscal year. The funds will be used to install seven new security cameras in Annadale, following Borelli’s previous years’ successful camera initiatives and NYPD partnerships in Eltingville and Great Kills’ commercial corridors. READ MORE
For Immediate Release November 1, 2018
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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