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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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!
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 >>
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!
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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