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Republican Steven Matteo takes Mid-Island City Council seat against John Mancuso

by Tom Wrobleski STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Mid-Island City Council seat will have a new representative come Jan. 1, as Republican Steven Matteo easily bested Democrat John Mancuso on Tuesday after a campaign that had grown increasingly contentious in its final days. “What a night,” Matteo told cheering supporters in the Excelsior Grand, New […]

Councilman Vincent Ignizio earns decisive Election Day victory over challenger Chris Walsh

by Tom Wrobleski STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In an Election Day triumph that has him poised to become the City Council’s next Republican minority leader, Councilman Vincent Ignizio trounced Democratic challenger Chris Walsh in a lopsided win on the South Shore. “We win elections, baby; that’s what we do,” said Ignizio (R-South Shore) in his […]

Bill de Blasio wins mayor’s race, but Joe Lhota takes Staten Island

by James Yates STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Joe Lhota didn’t win Staten Island on Primary Night, but he redeemed himself by taking the borough on Election Day. Unfortunately for Lhota, it wasn’t enough to earn him a victory over Democrat Bill de Blasio, who was elected mayor Tuesday with 73.7 percent of the vote citywide. […]

Staten Island officials profess horror at alleged plot to rig the mayoral race

The borough’s politicos said they were stunned by allegations that Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith tried to bribe his way to City Hall. Former Staten Island Republican Party chairman Robert Scamardella said he knew nothing about the bribe-fueled scheme allegedly undertaken by Smith to secure the GOP mayoral nomination.

Grimm: Staten Island Republicans are united, despite ‘spin’ by Democrats

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) is excited about the new GOP leadership team, headed by chairman John Antoniello. “I love John,” he told us after the meeting. After Robert Scamardella’s resignation, Grimm said that he had sat down with GOP City Councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio and state Sen. Andrew Lanza to talk about the new chair.