James Molinaro

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    To Lhota's Dismay, Quinn Picks Up Endorsement From Staten Island Borough Prez

    James Molinaro is definitely not a Democrat. The Staten Island Borough President came to office riding the coattail of the Republican and Conservative Party ballots. He is the head of a borough that notoriously leans right in these quadrennial election seasons. But that doesn't mean a damn thing. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy: East River Nearly At Capacity; Subway Corrosion a "Significant" Concern

    We haven't even seen the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but this bitch apparently means business.The East River is nearly at capacity, with another "surge" of water that could potentially raise the water level by another 11 feet by 9 p.m.Governor Andrew Cuomo and other emergency management officials just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Lady Gaga Thanks Borough Prez Who Didn't Call Her A Slut

    One of the more shameful remarks in recent history had Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro referring to Lady Gaga as a "slut" because she was photographed smoking a joint in Amsterdam. He said the singer is a terrible role model for kids, I guess feeling that one puffing action erased al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    S.I. Borough Prez James Molinaro Thinks Lady Gaga's a "Slut." And He's Right

    Lady Gaga recently smoked a joint on stage during a concert in Amsterdam -- which makes her a "slut," according to Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro."To me, she's not an actress, she is a slut in the pure, in the pure meaning of the word," the BP said last night at an event kicking off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Political Official: "Gaga Is A Slut Who's Influencing Many Children!"

    And you thought Mitt Romney saying that windows on planes should be openable was the dumbest remark of the year! Well, here comes Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro demonizing Lady Gaga as some kind of Reefer Madness-style villain because she was photographed smoking a joint in Amsterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Staten Island Borough Prez Orders Staff to Add 'Buy American' Text to All Correspondence

    ​Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has a new plan to inject some life into the American economy. He's told his staffers to affix the words "Buy American" to all constituent correspondence as part of a new "Buy American" campaign. This should work!

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Cruel Portrait of Brooklyn Museum Director Displayed in Staten Island Borough Hall

    Scott LoBaido, a Staten Island painter, describes himself as a "Creative Patriot." According to his website, his most ambitious works have been the world's largest version of the American flag (he claims) and a project where he painted 50 flags on one rooftop each state. He's also a religious Cathol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    S.I. Borough President Caught Cursing On NBC

    In an embarrassing moment for Staten Islanders everywhere, James Molinaro cursed on television yesterday morning. In a land where normalcy and kindness are held high above most everything else, it's surprising to see one of the island's leader make such a crazy mistake. Kidding, we love swearing!

  • 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

  • News

    September 15, 2010

    "Poor Man's Bermuda" in Staten Island? Not anymore

    For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2010

    Bloomberg promises national crusade, press asks local questions

    ​The bulk of yesterday's inaugural address was a guided tour of what Mayor Bloomberg sees as the accomplishments of his first few terms, along with a long list of things his administration definitely plans to find innovative ways to deal with, but he did mention two specific "new ideas." One w ... 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 29, 2009

    DOT considering traffic camera at hit-and-run intersection on Staten Island

    ​The Department of Transportation is actively considering installing the red-light camera requested by a local church hours before a couple of parishioners were killed at the intersection of Third Street and New Dorp Lane Wednesday.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Challenger Fights Staten Island Beep Over Lighthouse, Fish; Rudy Leaps In

    ​To our surprise, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro has a challenger in this year's race, Democrat John Luisi, who has not only collected expected labor endorsements but also the backing of the local Independence Party, the Lenora Funlani org which has also endorsed Mayor Bloomber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Debi Rose Campaign Joins Us in Accusing Mitchell Of Actually Running

    Remember when we said that the Randy Mastro suit against the Working Families Party, charging they gave the Debi Rose campaign improper favors via Data and Field Services undercharges, might precipitate an attempt to revive the campaign of Ken Mitchell? Mitchell was defeated by Rose in the Democrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Thompson isn't only pol to write a "Dear Judge" letter

    ​On Halloween, Rudy Giuliani will join Mayor Bloomberg and Staten Island boro prez James Molinaro (pictured) at a big pre-election "Prelude to Victory" rally and fundraiser on Staten island. This is one place -- like Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Borough Park where Team Bloomberg unleashed Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Bloomberg & Giuliani to Campaign Together in Friendly NY Territories

    Far be it from us to advise Mayor Bloomberg on electioneering, but we wonder if he has thought through his plan to campaign with hated former mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He warmed up for it during the recent mayoral debate, when he said Giuliani would make a good governor. And someone planted an apparen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Our New Board of Ed: Seven Members, No Kids Now in School

    It may not be around much longer, but it seems worth noting that the new seven-member city Board of Education that met last week for the first time after the mayoral control law lapsed includes not a single current public school parent as a member. The closest to having a personal vested interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Endorsement Fever! Aborn, Others Clean Up

    The Times says today that Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn "Aims to Raise His Profile" in that race, and that he does so mainly via endorsements. We'll say -- his office alerts us to each one (other candidates are also encouraged to do so), and he's had plenty, most recently those of four Demo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Staten Island Beep's Grandson Loses Appeal on Glaring, Continues 5-Year Sentence

    We don't give our brothers and sisters in Staten Island enough play. So here's a story from the forgotten borough: the grandson of Staten Island borough president James Molinaro asked to have his conviction overturned, and was denied. Steven Molinaro is serving five years for glaring. Wait, let us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Obama Cartoon E-mailer Resigns from Staten Island Govt. Job

    Salvatore Ballarino, who provoked controversy in Staten Island by forwarding an allegedly racist email featuring Barack Obama and John McCain, has resigned from the Staten Island Community Education Council, borough president James Molinaro announced today. The Staten Island Advance shows part of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Was Staten Island Pol's Cartoon Racist? You Be The Judge!

    Artist's rendering. It's too bad no one is letting us see the allegedly racist email cartoon that Salvatore Ballarino, a member of Staten Island's Community Education Council appointed by borough president James Molinaro, is reported to have forwarded to colleagues. True, the comic strip sounds ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    90% of Staten Island Terminal Fish Die in One Year

    Exciting as Staten Island life looks from our coverage, the forgotten borough also has its small-town side, and revels in little things like its ferry terminal fish tanks, which borough president James P. Molinaro insisted upon installing last year. Inspired, Molinaro claimed, by the Sarasota, Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Jamshad Wyne to Challenge Molinaro in SI Beep Race

    We are delighted to report that Dr. Jamshad "Jim" Wyne has returned to Staten Island politics. He wans to be borough president and is running for the Republican nomination. We became aware of Dr. Wyne last fall, when he contested for the GOP Congressional nomination and impressed us with his heavy b ... More >>

  • 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

    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 10, 2008

    9/11, 5 Boroughs

    Commemorations of the attacks of September 11, 2001 are planned or have been held in all five boroughs. Mayor Bloomberg will hold a private remembrance tomorrow at Zuccotti Park at Liberty Street between Broadway and Church Street, starting at 8:40 a.m. The victims' named will be read and four momen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Bloomy's Dubious 'Most Honest' Award

    Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the most honest person Mayor Bloomberg knows. The mayor said so himself earlier this month when Quinn found herself in hot water thanks to a federal-city probe into a hide-the-money scheme involving council slush funds. But Quinn shouldn't get too excited. Mike ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Gay Democrat Goes for Broke in Staten Island

    It's the week before election day, and Staten Island's first openly gay candidate for statewide office is winning over a room full of Rotarians. "I know many of you in this room are Republican, and I'm not going to party bash here — except for maybe the Marijuana Party," said Democrat Matt ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2005
  • News

    October 11, 2005

    The Odd Couple

    Mike Bloomberg's tainted outer-borough ally

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    The New Movement Against Wal-Mart

    Fresh blood joins the battle to keep the mega-retailer out of NYC

  • News

    March 1, 2005

    Nascar Payday

    Lobbyists, start your engines

  • News

    December 7, 2004

    The Mob's Engineers

    The underworld's reach into the men who build New York's skyscrapers

  • News

    November 25, 2003

    Mystery Man

    A Giuliani Patronage Hire Whose Job Defied Description

  • News

    June 18, 2002

    Island in the Schemes

    John Gotti's Ghost Haunts Staten Island Pols

  • News

    November 6, 2001

    All the King's Men

    City Lends a Hand to Conservative Pol