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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

Updated: Jan. 27, 2023, 5:10 p.m. | Published: Jan. 27, 2023, 5:09 p.m.

By Luke Peteley |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Minority Leader of the New York City Council, Joseph Borelli, has announced the kickoff of a NYC cleanup initiative, helping further district-wide cleaning services.

The representative of the South Shore is credited with having committed $570,000 of his discretionary funds towards the removal of graffiti, litter, and overgrowth since 2020.


Updated: Jan. 19, 2023, 6:17 p.m. | Published: Jan. 19, 2023, 5:16 p.m.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17) have announced new bipartisan legislation intended to protect New York and New Jersey drivers from potential congestion pricing tolls. (Courtesy of Rep. Gottheimer’s Office)

By Erik Bascome |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The fight against the MTA’s proposed congestion pricing program rages on.


Published: Jan. 12, 2023, 1:42 p.m.

By Maura Grunlund |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A video circulating on Staten Island allegedly shows an individual caught in the act of trying to steal a luxury car in broad daylight in a busy area of shops and restaurants near the Annadale train station.

The apparent getaway car, described by police as a gray Audi, matches the description of a vehicle seen near other recent thefts of luxury cars on the South Shore of Staten Island.


Updated: Jan. 12, 2023, 3:22 p.m. | Published: Jan. 12, 2023, 2:52 p.m.

By Paul Liotta |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rollout of New York City’s congestion pricing plan has long been delayed, and on Thursday, City Councilman Joseph Borelli (R-South Shore) said it was with good reason as he took his latest swipe at a similar international program.