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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Lighthouse Hill-Manor Heights, New Springville-Willowbrook-Bulls Head-Travis, Freshkills Park (North), Oakwood-Richmondtown, Great Kills-Eltingville, Arden Heights-Rossville, Annadale-Huguenot-Prince's Bay-Woodrow, Tottenville-Charleston, Freshkills Park (South), Great Kills Park

Published June 5, 2024 Updated June 5, 2024, 12:19 p.m. ET

By Carl Campanile , Craig McCarthy , Vaughn Golden and Olivia Land

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is ditching the MTA congestion pricing plan indefinitely — with insiders saying she’s worried that it’s “not the right time” as New Yorkers face a cost-of-living crisis.

Hochul announced plans to delay the $15 toll’s June 30 start date on Wednesday, citing the increased cost on working people, including teachers and firefighters.


Published June 1, 2024, 12:07 p.m. ET

By Rich Calder

Migrant-friendly laws that limit local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with the feds on immigration matters would be repealed under new legislation to be considered by the NYC Council.

Council members Robert Holden (D-Queens) and Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) told The Post they’ll introduce a bill Thursday that would roll back so-called “sanctuary city” laws approved from 2014-2018 under then-Mayor Bill de Blasio.


Updated: May. 29, 2024, 1:35 p.m. | Published: May. 28, 2024, 10:26 p.m.

By Carol Ann Benanti |

City Councilman Joe Borelli, fourth from right, presents a street sign to the family of USAF Capt. Retired Ted Cohen’s family. Center left is Borough President Vito Fossella. (Courtesy of Frank Rapacciuolo)



Published: May 27, 2024, 1:40 p.m.

By Paul Liotta |

Frederick Douglass Memorial Park in Oakwood. Friday, April 12, 2024. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A nearly 100-year-old Oakwood cemetery originally built for African Americans took another step toward landmark status this week after the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing Tuesday.


Updated: May. 21, 2024, 8:55 p.m. | Published: May. 21, 2024, 4:52 p.m.

By Jillian Delaney |

Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) speaks at the Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC of Staten Island in Seaview on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. (Staten Island Advance/Jason Paderon)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In an effort to quicken the rate of thyroid cancer detection, Staten Island Councilman Joe Borelli (R – South Shore) is hosting a screening event on the South Shore.


Updated: May. 13, 2024, 12:12 p.m. | Published: May. 11, 2024, 5:30 a.m.

By Tom Wrobleski |

Before-and-after photos show damage to sculpture on the beachfront at Lemon Creek Park in Prince’s Bay. (Tom Wrobleski/Staten Island Advance)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – It’s a mystery wrapped inside a whodunit.

An exotic piece of guerrilla artwork on the beachfront at Lemon Creek Park appears to have been vandalized.


Published May 2, 2024, 9:12 a.m. ET

By Emily Crane

Columbia University and other private colleges should cough up and help foot the bill for the NYPD having to swarm the Ivy League campus and crack down on pro-terror protests, Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday.

Hizzoner addressed the cost to Big Apple taxpayers after cops were finally called in to help oust a destructive mob that had illegally taken over Columbia’s Hamilton Hall academic building late Tuesday and to clear out an encampment on the school’s iconic lawn.