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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: Feb. 05, 2024, 2:40 p.m.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, joined by (from left) Councilman Joseph Borelli, Councilwoman Vickie Paladino and Councilman Bob Holden, addresses the media calling on New York City and State to be more cooperative on deportation efforts Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. (Staten Island Advance/Paul Liotta)Paul Liotta

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.

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Published: Feb. 07, 2024, 5:50 a.m.

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

E-ZPass office, 1150 South Ave, is closed today, people are showing up and leaving. Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Staten Island Advance/Rebeka Humbrecht)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Staten Island’s delegation of elected officials and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are working to ensure that 300 employees who previously staffed a local E-ZPass office are rehired by a new contractor.

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Published Feb. 4, 2024, 8:10 p.m. ET

By Carl Campanile

Eighteen elected officials have joined a federal lawsuit by the teachers union aimed at blocking the controversial new $15 congestion pricing toll to enter Midtown Manhattan.

More than half the plaintiffs are Democrats whose fellow party members approved the law greenlighting congestion pricing in 2019.

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Published Feb. 3, 2024, 9:49 a.m. ET

By Rich Calder and Matthew Sedacca

Manhattan DA Alvin was blasted for trying to throw the book at two New Yorkers who bought fake COVID-19 vaccine cards. REUTERS

A judge blasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for trying to throw the book at two New Yorkers who bought fake COVID-19 vaccine cards — despite routinely going easy on others charged with far more serious crimes. 

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By Haley Brown and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon Published Jan. 28, 2024 Updated Jan. 28, 2024, 4:10 p.m. ET

Mayor Eric Adams took a crew of City Council members on police patrol over the weekend in his much-publicized bid to kill a controversial cop bill.

At least eight Big Apple lawmakers donned bullet-proof vests for a Saturday night ride-along with cops in Harlem and the Bronx — with Adams hoping to sway at least two council members to flip their votes and squash the proposed “How Many Stops” 

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Published: Jan. 27, 2024, 4:59 p.m.

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Borough President Vito Fossella announced Friday an updated complaint in his federal court case against New York’s congestion pricing plan — likening it to one of Staten Island’s greatest environmental disasters.

Fossella brought the lawsuit earlier this month with the United Federation of Teachers, led by Staten Islander Michael Mulgrew and a host of the city’s public school teachers.

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Published Jan. 25, 2024, 7:34 p.m. ET

By Joe Borelli

Mayor Eric Adams vetoed two bills last week, including the How Many Stops Act. AP

In the classic prison film “Papillon,” when inmate Henri Charrière refuses to tell guards who helped him smuggle coconuts into jail, the warden punishes him by cutting his rations in half and confining him to a lightless cell the size of broom closet for six months.

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By Rich Calder

Published Jan. 6, 2024, 12:51 p.m. ET

New York City’s powerful teachers’ union is bankrolling Staten Island’s legal fight to stop the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, The Post has learned.

The United Federation of Teachers is “taking the lead” on the Brooklyn federal court lawsuit, supplying the lawyers and planning to pick up all costs associated with the case, said Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, who along with the union is a plaintiff in the suit.

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Updated: Dec. 26, 2023, 7:34 p.m. | Published: Dec. 26, 2023, 3:24 p.m.

The shield of a police officer’s uniform is shown Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Staten Island Advance/Shira Stoll)

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — One of the city’s largest public sector unions broke with a Staten Island councilmember last week after her vote on a controversial police bill.

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Updated: Dec. 21, 2023, 5:13 p.m.|Published: Dec. 21, 2023, 3:23 p.m.

Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com

New lights have been installed in an alley behind the Great Kills Staten Island Railway station. (Courtesy of Councilman Borelli’s Office) Courtesy of Councilman Borelli’s Office

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Late-night riders of the Staten Island Railway (SIR) can now feel safer entering and exiting the Great Kills train station.

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