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 >>
Rep. McMahonOnly one New York City congressman, Michael McMahon of Staten Island and Brooklyn, voted 'no' on last night's historic health care reform bill, which passed with just a handful more votes than necessary.
WNYC reports that McMahon "opposed an earlier House version of the bill and ... More >>
Thanks to the Riverfront Times, we have seen a preview of an upcoming list article in Men's Health about America's Drunkest Cities. USA Today says the magazine finds Fresno, California the nation's drunkest municipality. Metrics include liver disease and DUI rates. We note that in 2004 Fresn ... More >>
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 >>
The case of Dominic Carter, recently accused of abusing his wife, is veering into Vito Fossella territory. The Post says today the NY1 political reporter has, according to a "relative," fathered two children out of wedlock with his "high-school sweetheart" while wed to Marilyn Carter. One of ... More >>
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Mayor Bloomberg asked Obama for antiterrorism money. Yet his NYPD minions busted a Staten Island citizen for keeping guns 'n' ammo in his kid's bedroom, so how serious can Bloomberg be about fighting terrorists where it counts? No matter, Marty Markowitz backed him anyway ... More >>
The Times says someone "with knowledge of the case" says Plaxico Burress, the former Giants wide receiver who shot himself in the leg at the Latin Quarter last year, will plead guilty to the gun and reckless endangerment charges on which he has been indicted by the Manhattan D.A., and accept a two-y ... More >>
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Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company.
Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>
It looks like Mike Bloomberg's burst of outrage over Plaxico Burress's concealed gun bust is paying off. The former Giant's wide receiver is now facing three and a half years in prison if convicted on criminal weapons possession charges. But as the Times's ever-adroit Clyde Haberman points o ... More >>
"As Christians we are sorry if you have ever felt pushed away from Church or ever felt like you didn't fit in. That was people, not Jesus." -- message handed out by members of the Awakening Church at Union Square station.
Tea parties were all the rage -- literally! We read the tea leaves and att ... More >>
Rather than challenge an earlier decision finding him guilty of drunk driving -- the result of an arrest that eventually revealed his longterm extramarital affair and ended his Congressional career -- Vito Fossella dropped his plan to appeal, pleaded guilty in a Virginia courtroom and accepted a fiv ... More >>
He got caught driving drunk and, though married, had a long-term affair with a woman who bore his child. He left Congress in disgrace. But that hasn't sapped Vito Fossella's political juice on wide-open Staten Island, baby! When Bloomberg campaigned in the forgotten borough last weekend he appeared ... More >>