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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 Joe Borelli

Published Nov. 16, 2023, 10:27 p.m. ET

Eric Adams speaks at a press conference at City Hall on Tuesday. REUTERS

Have you ever been out to dinner with a group where some members of the party order appetizers and steaks, pick a premium bottle off the wine list and signal for extra truffle shavings on their gnocchi while others at the table order a side salad and water? 

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Published: May. 16, 2023, 7:00 a.m.

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

Asylum seekers  arrive at the vacant Richard H. Hungerford School in Clifton on Sunday, May 14, 2023. (Courtesy/ C.T. Lowney)Courtesy/ C.T. Lowney

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It appears part of a new strategy from Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to deal with the large influx of migrants coming into New York City is to use vacant Department of Education properties as temporary housing.

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Updated: May. 05, 2023, 6:57 p.m. | Published: May. 05, 2023, 5:32 p.m.

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

Broadway in Manhattan is shown Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Staten island Advance/Paul Liotta)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Anyone driving into lower Manhattan will soon have to pay a hefty fee after the federal government okayed the state’s congestion pricing plan Friday.

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

By David Luces | DLuces@siadvance.com and Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

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

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.

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

By Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.com

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.

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Updated: Apr. 24, 2023, 5:03 p.m. | Published: Apr. 24, 2023, 1:05 p.m.

By Joseph Ostapiuk | jostapiuk@siadvance.com

The Manhattan skyline seen from St. George in this file photo. (Staten Island Advance/Shira Stoll)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Meeting New York City’s ambitious climate goals will likely require bending its own zoning regulations, and a plan to fundamentally change those rules and make it easier to retrofit buildings and usher in the switch to electric vehicles is now inching over the starting line.

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Updated: Apr. 13, 2023, 12:06 p.m. | Published: Apr. 12, 2023, 3:37 p.m.

By Paul Liotta | pliotta@siadvance.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Guinea pigs on pet store shelves may soon be a thing of the past in the five boroughs after the City Council voted Tuesday to ban shops from selling them.

A pandemic spike in sales, and the subsequent influx of the animals at local shelters spurred lawmakers to add guinea pigs to a local law that also bans the sale of rabbits.

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Published: Mar. 18, 2023, 12:00 p.m.

By Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.com

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.

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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.

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