Guy Molinari

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    Michael Grimm Might Face FBI Investigation Over Campaign Fund Practices, AP Reports

    Right on the heels of the arrest of Comptroller John Liu's treasurer, another New York politician is wrapped up in some financial funny business. The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI is gathering information in order to decide whether to officially investigate the campaign fundraising of U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2012

    Representative Michael Grimm Defends Himself Against Allegations of Illegal Fundraising

    Staten Island Republicans opened their brand-new headquarters this weekend, and local leaders took the opportunity to defend Congressman Michael Grimm. The rep was recently accused of raising illegal funds by an article in The New York Times. Grimm gave a speech about his dog Sebastian, which brings ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2010

    Attorney General Candidate Dan Donovan's Messy Backyard

    The A.G. candidate vowing to clean up Albany missed a mess back home

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Vito Fossella Mulling a Comeback, Staten Island Republicans Say All Is Forgiven, Apparently

    ​Republicans may be feeling confident about their chances in the 2010 midterm elections, but you have to wonder about this kind of exuberance ... Not only has scandalized former Representative Vito Fossella been mulling a comeback, but the Staten Island Republican Committee is endorsing him, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Working Families Party Staten Island Lawsuit Settled: Sources

    ​So much for the sensational scandal we were promised by former Giuliani deputy Randy Mastro in his blockbuster lawsuit against the campaign of rookie Staten Island councilwoman Debi Rose (pictured) and her Working Families Party allies. A settlement will be announced in court tomorrow, source ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Is Too Worried About Bernie Kerik's Kids

    ​The latest installment of the dangling tabloid conversation between Bernie Kerik and former person who took his calls Rudy Giuliani is in the Staten Island Advance. In the course of an interview about his blowing off yesterday's scheduled City Hall Michael Grimm endorsement appearance, Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Returns to City Hall to Campaign for Michael Grimm Against "Most Conservative" Dem Michael McMahon

    ​Staten Island Democratic congressman Michael McMahon is finding that no matter how hard he tacks to the right, he's still not safe from a conservative challenge. Rudolph Giuliani is coming to City Hall for the first time in years to endorse his Republican challenger Michael Grimm (pictured). ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 19, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani and Bernie Kerik: The Final Chapter

    After Kerik's guilty plea, more secrets slip out

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Susan Molinari Out of Senate Race

    ​Former congresswoman Susan Molinari, allegedly encouraged by Rudolph Giuliani, said last week she was looking at a run for the GOP nomination against senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Now she's looking away. She says family comes first, and "it is clear that a statewide race this year is not a prac ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 12, 2010

    Gunning for the Working Families Party

    Landlords, lawyers fire at will

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    The Race We've Been Waiting For: Molinari v. Gillibrand

    It's hard to think of a better matchup than the Blonde-on-Blonde race that would take place if Susan Molinari decides to run against Kirsten Gillibrand for the senate. Both bring a bouncy, cute-as-a-button approach to politics but the similarities only start there. Both are daughters of legendary lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Susan Molinari to Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand?

    The White House has effectively rebuffed all Democratic challenges to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, save for the exception of Jonathan Tasini and (possibly) Harold Ford Jr. And having lost Rudolph Giuliani as a contender, the GOP is now down to (maybe) Pete King. Or are they? The Staten Island Adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Molinaro Endorses James Oddo for Beep, Heralding New Age of Obscene Staten Island Leadership

    Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro, who succeeded Guy Molinari in 2002 and just won a third term, tells the Advance he'd like to be succeeded by local councilmember James Oddo. "When I make a commitment," says the Beep, "you can put it in the bank and get interest." That should ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Staten Islander Says He Was Arrested for Making "Enemies Upstairs"; NYCLU Sues City

    ​Former Merchant Marine Kerry Sullivan runs the Natural Resources Protective Association, an environmental group advocating for a cleaner Staten Island, and has vocally opposed Borough President James Molinaro's attempts to muck it up with development, especially as regards the Stapleton Homep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2009

    Rudy for Senate: he won't say, aides say no

    ​After parading his somewhat tarnished national security street cred, ruling out a gubernatorial run and floating a run at the Senate, America's former Mayor has gone to ground in Florida and isn't talking. His aides, on the other hand, say the Senate isn't big enough for him.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2009

    Republican 'mob' war for McMahon's seat

    The Staten Island Republican primary to choose a candidate to compete for Vito Fossella's former seat, currently held by Democrat Michael McMahon, may take place between Michael Allegretti, the 31-year-old scion of a Bay Ridge family whose family business was investigated for ties to the Gambino fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    NASCAR abandons Staten Island

    ​International Speedway Corp. (ISC), whose plans to build a NASCAR track on Staten Island set off a "near riot" at a public hearing, announced the sale of the site to a Texas company at a $30 million loss yesterday.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Molinaro Wants 3rd Term as SI Beep

    Well, here's another previously term-limited politician who has decided his constituents can't do without him: Staten Island borough president James Molinaro. He'll seek the Republican nomination for a third term, but indicates he's open to the Democrats as well. City councilmember James Oddo has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Term Limits Team Announces Lawsuit at City Hall

    Yesterday an interesting mix of politicians (the Post calls them "Odd Allies"), including Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long and civil rights attorney Norm Siegel, appeared in front of City Hall to announce their lawsuit against Mike Bloomberg, Christine Quinn, and the Board of Elections for thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Staten Island's Molinari to Sue Over Term Limits

    Everybody wants to get in on the act. First, lawsuits were announced against Bloomberg's term-limits overturn by a group of schoolteachers and by Councilmembers Tish James and Bill de Blasio; then Malcolm Smith said the State Senate would consider a bill requiring term limits be put to a referendum; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    More Hard Luck for Robert Straniere

    The Observer focuses on just how tough things are these days for Bob Straniere, former hot dog king, current Manhattan resident and GOP Congressional candidate for the Staten Island-based 13th District. The paper reports that so far, "none of the Republican elected officials on Staten Island have en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Conservative Candidate Bails in NY-13

    After an avalanche of bad luck, Republican Bob Straniere catches a break: Paul Atanasio, the Conservative Party candidate for the 13th District Congressional seat Straniere wants, has quit, says the Staten Island Advance. Conservative as Democrat Michael McMahon is, Atanasio's candidacy was bound to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2008

    S.I. Republicans Desert Straniere

    On Tuesday Bob Straniere won the right to contest for Vito Fossella's congressional seat on the GOP line. He will probably look back on that campaign as the easiest leg of his race. The Staten Island Advance reports that James Molinaro, the Borough President of Staten Island (a large part of this co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    13th District Candidates Have "Conversations" on WABC

    WABC held two brief "conversations" with the Democratic and Republican candidates for the 13th District Congressional seat, shortly to be vacated by the scandalized Vito Fossella. Eyewitness News' Diana Williams and Tom Wrobleski of the Staten Island Advance did the questioning. First up: Democrat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Times Endorses Less-Liberal Democrat in NY-13

    The New York Times doesn't always endorse the most liberal Democratic primary contender. Today the paper backed Michael E. McMahon for the Party's nomination to the House of Representatives in New York's 13th Congressional District, which includes Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. "As the only D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    The Tabloid Vultures Circle Vito Fossella

    A cynical person might wonder why the Vito Fossella DWI arrest and subsequent rumors of a potential love child aren't making the front page of the tabloids. But despite the lack of page-one play, the papers are beginning to ask questions about why Fossella chose to contact retired Lt. Col. Laura Fay ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 4, 2008

    Spring Food Preview: Sailing and Scarfing

    Where to eat as you take to NYC's bounding main

  • News

    January 22, 2008

    Delegating Authority

    As McCain and Romney fight for the nomination, New York’s G.O.P. has a lot to lose

  • News

    October 11, 2005

    The Odd Couple

    Mike Bloomberg's tainted outer-borough ally

  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Favorite Sons

    Bloomberg ally Molinari pushed mob-tainted pals for city contracts

  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Nascar Payday

    Lobbyists, start your engines

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Mystery Man

    A Giuliani Patronage Hire Whose Job Defied Description

  • News

    November 18, 2003

    Lack of Discipline

    How a Top Mayoral Aide's Quiet Scandal Went Unpunished

  • News

    July 16, 2002

    The Reflective Rudy

    The Ex-Mayor Writes His Own Farewell to Donna

  • News

    June 18, 2002

    Island in the Schemes

    John Gotti's Ghost Haunts Staten Island Pols

  • News

    January 22, 2002

    Outer-Borough Battler

    A Labor Leader Challenges His Own

  • News

    January 8, 2002

    Bloomberg’s Taxing Debut

    Beyond Feel-Good Aura, a Brutal Budget Plan

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    All the King's Men

    City Lends a Hand to Conservative Pol

  • News

    October 30, 2001

    The Best Campaign Money Can Buy

    Team Bloomberg in the Chips

  • News

    May 8, 2001

    Get Rolling!

    A Bike Week Calendar

  • News

    May 1, 2001

    Sacking a Saint

    Giuliani Team Blows a Chance to Protect a Real Catholic Legacy

  • News

    January 23, 2001

    New York’s Bush Boys

    Pataki, Sweeney, Powers, Fossella to Prosper in Dubya Reign

  • News

    January 9, 2001

    2001: An Election Odyssey

    Races All Over the City Promise a ‘Mad, Mad’ Year

  • News

    July 11, 2000

    Lazio Makes Industry Waves

    2000 Campaign Could Affect Radio Access

  • News

    January 11, 2000
  • News

    October 26, 1999

    The Five Percent Solution

    Fraction of Voters to Decide on Rudy's Referendum

  • News

    September 21, 1999
  • Specials

    June 1, 1999
  • News

    April 13, 1999

    Mayor Pander

    'Single-Standard' Rudy Bows to Baseball Bigwigs and Staten Islanders

  • News

    March 30, 1999

    A Wounded Mayor

    Diallo Deconstructs Rudy's Racial Rule

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