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Vito Fossella

  • News

    November 10, 2010
  • 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

    March 22, 2010

    Michael McMahon, Staten Island Democrat, Only NYC Congressman to Vote No on Health Care Bill

    Rep. McMahon​Only 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Men's Health Lists New York Among "Least Drunk" U.S. Cities

    ​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 >>

  • 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

    October 30, 2009

    Dominic Carter Case Upgraded to Hilarious

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Twitpic by Mom101. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Source Says Plaxico Burress Will Plead Guilty; 2-Year Sentence Expected (Update: He Gets 2 Years)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by ethanvk. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Times Outs Bloomy's Fickle Outrage Meter

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Fossella Pleads Guilty, Will Serve 5 Days for DUI

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Vito Fossella's Comin' Back!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Wayne Barrett: Plaxico, You Should Have Worked for Bloomberg

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Fossella Gets 5 Days for DUI, Is Free Pending Appeal

    It's strange to consider that Vito Fossella had people thinking as late as September that he might leap back into the 2008 race for his Congressional seat, long after he had been disgraced by a May drunk driving address which revealed he was, unbeknownst to his wife, maintaining a second family. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Mopping Up: Local Election Results Mostly Expected

    There are still some undecided races out there. Al Franken is getting a recount in Minnesota. And Missouri, Indiana and North Carolina's electoral votes are not yet settled. But in New York most things were wrapped up early, and one thing that was quickly apparent was that the State Assembly and th ... 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

    October 18, 2008
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    October 16, 2008

    Local Papers' Debate Coverage: Staten Island Advance Wins

    Post-debate polls generally had it for Obama (CBS: "Uncommitted Voters Say Obama Won Final Debate"; CNN: "Debate watchers say Obama wins"; Bloomberg: "Obama Keeps Advantage Over McCain in Post-Debate," etc). Local newspaper ran true to form in their headlines. The Times, typically bending over back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Staten Island Shenanigans: Will GOP Candidate Drop Out?

    The NY13 Blog looks at the increasingly interesting case of Bob Straniere, Republican candidate to succeed Vito Fossella in Congress. Fossella declined to run for reelection this year after a drunk-driving/second family scandal, but the unpopularity of Strainere, plus some recent polling and public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008
  • 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

    Primary: Silver Stays, Connor Out, Espada Beats Gonzalez, More

    Major endorsements, rape stories, and the alleged machinations of "Roy Odroso" couldn't put Paul Newell over the top. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver held the Democratic nomination in the 64th District with 68 percent of Tuesday's primary vote versus Newell's 23 and Luke Henry's 9. Other challenger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    S.I. GOP Hopeful Wyne: "Republican and Democrat are a Great People"

    As we mentioned earlier, though two other candidates aggressively seek write-in votes in the September 9 primary, there are only two official candidates for the GOP Congressional nomination in New York's 13th District: frontrunner Bob Straniere, and Dr. Jamshad Wyne. As previously reported by the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Be a Citizen Journalist -- No Experience Required!

    The New York Sun touts SeeThroughNY, a website from the Empire Center of New York that allows citizens to look up school district labor contracts, state agency expenditures (via another website, the state comptroller's Open Book), state and community budget line-items, and even your public servants' ... 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

    June 24, 2008

    Possible Fossella Replacement Needs to Answer for Deadly Patronage

    The talk yesterday was that the Staten Island Republican Party—desperate to find a candidate for Vito Fossella's Congressional seat following the sudden death of would-be successor Frank Powers—is giving a second close look at Paul Atanasio, a Brooklyn Conservative. Atanasio, an investme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Fiction Meets Reality: Sex Scandal Updates on Vito Fossella and Eliot Spitzer

    Despite yesterday's statements of hometown GOP support in the Post, the Daily News splashes on its front page that Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella will not seek re-election. (The Post covered the story as well, but back on page 7, conveniently located next to news that the woman who lost her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Facing the Music: Investigations and (Possible) Incarceration for the Dirty Tricks Scandal and Vito Fossella

    Remember that writing assignment you probably had to do in high school about how a space alien would react to life on Planet Earth? If E.T. were to land today with only the Post and Daily News as his guides to what's going on, chances are he'd think our institutions are rife with corruption and crim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Guess Who's Back: The Return of "Kristen" and the Spitzer Scandal

    The Post brings us way back to March with their photo exclusive of the infamous Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the woman who brought down Gov. Eliot Spitzer. It's the first new picture of The Hooker Formerly Known As "Kristen" and coincides with the news that "hooker booker" Temeka Lewis cut a plea deal th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Baby Blues: Vito Fossella 'Fesses Up To Love Child

    "OH, BABY!" is right! Staten Island Rep. Vito Fossella admitted yesterday that he fathered retired Col. Laura Fay's 3-year-old daughter. Naturally both tabloids run with the admission. It's the only story on both front pages, and each paper touts its own "exclusive" photo. For the Post, it's a photo ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Vito, Vito, Vito: Fossella's "Wild Night" Before His DWI Arrest

    The Vito Fossella DWI scandal just keeps getting juicier and juicier. The Daily News reports the congressman and his buddy got kicked out of a Washington, D.C., bar hours before Fossella's arrest. Waiters at the Logan Tavern tell the paper that both men were incapable of driving and that at one poin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Mariah is Bigger than Elvis and Other Lessons Learned From Today's Tabloids

    It's perfectly OK to call for someone's head on a platter if that person's name begins with "Isiah" and ends with "Thomas." Check out the hilarious/disturbing photo mashup of Madison Square Garden boss Jerry Dolan and new Knicks president Donnie Walsh holding the photoshopped head of beleagured coac ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2007

    While Schumer Slept

    For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Rudy's Bank Balance

    One thing you have to say about Mayor Giuliani: He liked really big sandwiches. (City archives) Word that Rudolph W. Giuliani's PAC is raising money tonight led Power Plays to the former hizzoner's filings with the Federal Election Commission, which reveal that as of April 30, Rudy's Solutions Amer ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    December 20, 2005
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2005

    Mike's Big Night

    In 2001, the cozy B.B. King Club on West 42nd Street was adequate for rookie candidate Michael Bloomberg's election night crowd. Last night, Bloomberg's spare-no-expense campaign booked the city's biggest meeting venue east of the Javits Center-- the vast Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton New Yo ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2005

    'Bush Lied, 2,000 Died'

    New Yorkers take to the streets in protest of the war in Iraq

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    July 26, 2005
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    September 16, 2003
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    April 1, 2003
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    January 28, 2003
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    June 4, 2002
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    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

    December 22, 1998

    We've Got You, Babe

    No sense making sense now

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Money Talks

    Well-heeled incumbents heavily favored in city congressional races

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