James S. Oddo was elected Staten Island Borough President after serving as Middle Staten Island's City Councilmember. Staten Island is home to city council districts 49 through 51. This year, all three seats were contested. Districts 49 and 51 had incumbents fighting to hold on to their seats, and ... More >>
Today, the MTA issued an order rescinding the use of flashing blue lights on all Select Bus Service or SBS buses. These lights are used to distinguish the select buses from local buses. Flashing blue lights are particularly useful at a crowded bus stops or when you're squinting up Second Avenue hop ... More >>
For a century, 41 families have had a sweet deal on public land in Staten Island. But summer is finally over.
Via Elizabeth Benjamin in the Daily News, House Minority Whip (and Republican Rebranding specialist) Eric Cantor will be a special guest tonight at a fundraiser for self-funding millionaire Suffolk County House candidate Randy Altschuler. On the host committee: Bush loyalist, Iraq Coalition a ... More >>
Having embarrassed Mayor Bloomberg sufficiently for one election, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is running around endorsing other candidates. Today he backed two Staten Island Republican councilmembers facing reelection challenges: James Oddo, who's up against James Pocchia, and Vincent Ignizio, fac ... More >>
You have to watch those Staten Islanders like a hawk. Turns out the recount in the Ken Mitchell-Debi Rose February 24 race to replace Michael McMahon on the city council was, without our notice, finished on March 7 -- showing Mitchell with a 342-vote lead. He was certified last week, and sworn in ... More >>
Too bad for Plaxico Burress that he didn't work for the Bloomberg administration. The city would have treated him better than the Giants did, even if he had been busted on the same gun charges that so outraged the mayor.The city quietly spends more than a billion dollars a year financing welfare fun ... More >>
Yesterday we mentioned the derisory names some folks want to hang on Citi Field now that Citigroup is a Federal beggar. Well, city councilmembers Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo have made the mockery quasi-official, at least, by publicly suggesting that the new park be renamed Citi/Taxpayer Field. Ev ... More >>