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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 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.

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Published April 29, 2024, 5:55 p.m. ET

By Craig McCarthy

City lawmakers called on the mayor and FDNY officials to help the family of an ex-firefighter who died after he was fired to cover costs for the migrant crisis.

Derek Floyd died of a heart attack earlier this month and his family was left with next to nothing after the 36-year-old was canned late last year as part of the administration’s cost-cutting measure to pay for the nearly $10 billion use to house and feed the tens of thousands of asylum seekers in NYC, The Post revealed.

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Published March 12, 2024, 7:16 p.m. ET

By Joe Borelli

MTA Chairman Janno Lieber is determined to see congestion pricing through. Stephen Yang

John Samuelsen, president of the 155,000-member Transit Workers of America, is blasting the latest version of congestion pricing for failing to improve express bus service to the outer-boroughs.

He’s right.

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Published Feb. 28, 2024, 5:37 p.m. ET

By Aneeta Bhole

The Democrat-controlled New York City Council has been blasted as “out of touch” by local Republicans for swatting down Mayor Eric Adams’ call to change the Big Apple’s sanctuary policy in order to more easily deport migrants accused of crimes.

Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on Wednesday called Hizzoner’s suggestion “harmful” and said lawmakers were not planning on making any modifications to the law.

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Updated: Feb. 27, 2024, 8:12 p.m. | Published: Feb. 27, 2024, 6:30 a.m.

By Jillian Delaney | jdelaney@siadvance.com

From left to right, Adrian Smith, NYC Parks, NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Councilman Joe Borelli, NYC Parks Borough Commissioner Lynda Ricciardone, Steve Gonzalez, NYC School Construction Authority Project Support Manager and Anthony Perfetto of Perfetto Enterprises at the groundbreaking of Great Kills Veterans Playground on Feb.

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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 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. 11, 2023, 5:55 p.m.|Published: Dec. 11, 2023, 12:01 p.m.

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis and City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli are shown in a photo composite. (Staten Island Advance file photos)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A looming court decision brought out a group of elected officials and political activists Monday to speak out against what they characterized as a possible gerrymander.

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