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Borelli & American Red Cross Partner to Host Disaster Preparedness Seminar at Local School

Assemblyman Joseph C. Borelli (R- South Shore) joined instructors from the New York City chapter of the American Red Cross to present a Disaster Preparedness Seminar to 7th and 8th grade students enrolled at I.S. 75 of Huguenot.

Staten Island’s Vincent Ignizio to be next City Council Minority Leader

Councilman Vincent Ignizio will be the next City Council Minority Leader. Ignizio will take over the mantle from Councilman James Oddo (R-Mid-Island) who has been Minority Leader since 2002.

The closed-doors vote wasn’t quite as contentious as the one that will name the Council’s next Speaker: There are just three members of the minority Republican party in the Council, including Ignizio.

Eager to get to work, Oddo plans low-key swearing-in ceremony, invites Staten Islanders to visit him at Borough Hall

by Tom Wrobleski STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Forget the pomp and circumstance. Let’s get to work. That’s the message Republican James Oddo is looking to send when he is sworn in as Staten Island’s 15th borough president at the end of the month.

GOP City Councilman-elect Steven Matteo makes 2 top staff picks

by Tom Wrobleski STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — City Councilman-elect Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island) has picked top staffers as he prepares to take office on Jan. 1. Matteo has hired David Carr to be his chief of staff. Carr currently serves in that role for Assemblyman Joe Borelli (R-South Shore).

Republican James Oddo rolls to historic Staten Island borough presidential win

by Tom Wrobleski STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It’s a new day. And a historic, record-breaking one that inspired an unprecedented show of bipartisan support.