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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

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” 


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 |

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.


Updated: May. 01, 2023, 12:51 p.m. | Published: May. 01, 2023, 12:08 p.m.

By David Luces | and Paul Liotta |

Police officers outside of Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) as they await for the release of Vanesa Medina, the cop who was injured in the Stapleton shooting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Staten Island Advance/Shira Stoll) *This photo may also be used for future publishing of cops/police officers on Staten Island



Updated: Apr. 25, 2023, 9:37 a.m. | Published: Apr. 24, 2023, 2:24 p.m.

By Kristin F. Dalton |

Borough President Vito Fossella, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, representatives from Councilmen Joe Borelli, David Carr, and Mike Reilly, and Assemblymen Michael Tannousis, Sam Pirozzolo, and Charles Fall’s offices held a press conference on Monday, April 24 at the Great Kills train station to discuss the recent stabbing and influx in violent crime.


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.


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.