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

E-ZPass should refund borough residents for glitch

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/01/e-zpass-should-refund-borough-residents-for-glitch-island-pols-say.htmlBy Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.com

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

Borelli’s office collecting donations for unpaid Staten Island Coast Guard members

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/01/borellis-office-collecting-donations-for-unpaid-staten-island-coast-guard-members.htmlBy Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.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

Borelli, HeartScan Services Offer Free Thyroid Cancer Screening to First Responders @ 123 Pct.

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

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

Borelli Funds $500,000 Dental Lab Upgrade at Tottenville High School The Dental Laboratory Tech program @ THS is the only Dental Lab on Staten Island

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

Borelli Announces More Cameras, Support for South Shore Businesses

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

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS, CHANGE YOUR BATTERIES – FOR FREE!

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release November 1, 2018

Contact:
Frank Mascia – (212) 788-6989
fmascia@council.nyc.gov
Peter Spencer – (212) 788-7161
pspencer@council.nyc.gov

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

Borelli Calls for Smart-Roads Digital Notification Pilot Program for New York City

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

Responding to Borelli and Island Elected Officials’ Request, PANYNJ Approves First Steps for New Bridge

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

Borelli Calls on DEP, DDC to Alleviate Chronic, Repeat Flooding

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