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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

The state Senate is hoping to solve the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s budget woes by charging New York City residents for a permit to park on city streets. The Senate said the plan, which wasn’t included in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed state budget or in the Assembly’s counter budget, could potentially generate $400 million annually for the agency, the New York Post reported.


Published: Mar. 13, 2023, 6:30 a.m.

By Joseph Ostapiuk |

The Staten Island Ferry makes it morning run to lower Manhattan on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. (Staten Island Advance/ Steve Zaffarano)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A plan to fundamentally change New York City’s zoning regulations to help reach its ambitious climate goals received an endorsement from a leading environmental organization this week in a boost to the proposal’s prospects.


Published: Feb. 27, 2023, 3:35 p.m.

By Erik Bascome |

The MTA has pushed back the expected start of congestion pricing to the second quarter of 2024. (Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger)SL

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The implementation of the nation’s first congestion pricing plan has been pushed back several months in a move that MTA officials anticipate will cost the agency roughly $250 million in expected revenue.


Published: Feb. 23, 2023, 2:33 p.m.

By Erik Bascome |

The Huguenot Staten Island Railway station will receive an elevator as part of an MTA accessibility project announced Thursday.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An elevator is coming to the Huguenot station of the Staten Island Railway (SIR) as part of a wide-ranging effort to enhance accessibility throughout New York City’s transit system.


Updated: Feb. 20, 2023, 1:36 p.m. | Published: Feb. 20, 2023, 8:09 a.m.

By Maura Grunlund | Jan Somma-Hammel | Tom Wrobleski | Paul Liotta |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The crowds began forming before dawn on Monday in anticipation of a speech by Florida Gov.


Updated: Feb. 20, 2023, 1:35 p.m. | Published: Feb. 20, 2023, 10:57 a.m.

By Paul Liotta |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to be the standard-bearer for the Republican Party, but while speaking early Monday morning to an enthusiastic Staten Island crowd he didn’t mention the elephant in the room.

The one-time ally of President Trump has become his latest political enemy as rumors swirl about DeSantis challenging the former commander-in-chief in the 2024 primaries.


Updated: Feb. 17, 2023, 9:05 p.m. | Published: Feb. 17, 2023, 1:56 p.m.

By Scott R. Axelrod | Jason Paderon | Luke Peteley |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y — Twenty FDNY members were hurt, three seriously, when a home partially collapsed as firefighters were battling a raging blaze in Annadale Friday afternoon, officials said.