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Staten Island Borough President Favorite Fossella Flubs Candidate Ethics Test

Ex-Rep. Vito Fossella has been barred from collecting up to $325,000 in public matching dollars after failing to disclose his company’s business dealings with city and state. The Trump-backed candidate’s comeback campaign is running in the red.

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How Towers Tragedy Reverberates in Staten Island, a Ferry Ride Away From Ground Zero

While the physical damage of the Trade Center attacks was concentrated in Lower Manhattan, the emotional fallout could be felt miles away in neighborhoods where victims had lived. In the city’s least populous borough, the loss is "ingrained in our DNA."

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With Grandmas Fully Vaxxed, Staten Island’s Maria Enoteca Restaurant Returns

The eatery, powered by "nonnas" — or grandmothers — from around the world, has gone organic and added a Japanese element ahead of its grand reopening Friday. The eatery had shut early in the pandemic, due to the ages of its beloved rotating chefs.

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COVID-Concerned Community Boards Ready to Break State Law to Keep Online Meetings

As cases of the Delta variant rise, community board leaders are urging city and state officials to re-suspend rules requiring in-person sessions. Under state open meeting law, any member Zooming in must allow the public to join them — in person.

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New York City’s Population Booms — But Not for Everyone, Everywhere

New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.

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Staten Island GOP Council Recount Pits Trump Fan Against Moderate Party Favorite

A lot more than 42 votes separate upstart candidate Marko Kepi and David Carr, who is backed by the Staten Island Republican Party. A loss for Carr would mean another upset for the local GOP — and perhaps another sign of the former president’s influence.

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NYC Delta COVID Wave Sends Relatively Few to Hospitals So Far

Unlike in the November 2020 start of the second pandemic wave, serious illness is more unusual now with the majority of the city vaccinated. Meanwhile, de Blasio is pushing harder for more New Yorkers to get their shots as the unvaccinated get hardest hit.

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Staten Island 2022 Congressional Race Already Heating Up as Rose Hints at Malliotakis Rematch

The battle for the House swing-seat is drawing national attention with midterms coming. Meanwhile, Democratic ideological splits, impending redistricting and Trump’s lingering hand are spelling another hard-fought race.

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Newsmax’s $25K Trump Facebook Ad Boosted Fossella’s Staten Island Borough President Bid

The conservative news outlet spent $25,000 to tout the ex-rep’s backing from the ex-president, who also did a robocall for him. Newsmax’s paid promotion got logged as a political ad by Facebook — but isn’t covered by city public campaign-finance rules.

Richards Holds Tiny Lead in Queens BP Race While Trump Helps Fossella Win in S.I. Upset

The borough president race in Queens between incumbent Donovan Richards and former Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley is so close it may hit the threshold for an automatic hand recount. Meanwhile, races apparently wrapped in the other boroughs — including an upset in the Staten Island GOP contest.

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Most Borough Presidents Races Still Too Close to Call, Latest Preliminary Count Shows

Mark Murphy appears to be far ahead in the Staten Island Democratic primary. But all the rest of the contests across the city likely will hinge on yet-to-be tabulated absentee ballots, ranked-choice figures the Board of Elections released late Friday indicate.

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Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

The mayoral race helped spur the largest turnout for a citywide primary in years. Growing progressive pockets recorded high participation while voters in areas staggered by the pandemic struggled to get to the polls, THE CITY’s analysis found.

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New Baseball Team Coming to Staten Island, But With a $8 Million Slam to Taxpayers

A team from the quirky Atlantic League is on deck to replace the defunct Staten Island Yankees. In the meantime, the city is promising to overhaul Richmond County Bank Ballpark, near the St. George Ferry Terminal.

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Borough President Races Yield No Clear Wins as Ranked Choice Counts, Absentee Ballots Await

Almost all of the borough president races across the city were still neck and neck as of early Wednesday. It likely will be weeks before winners emerge. On Staten Island, a last-minute endorsement by ex-President Trump spurred a potential upset.

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Democratic and GOP Candidates Rage Against the Staten Island Political Machines

A nod from the local GOP or Democratic Party once usually spelled primary success for Staten Island candidates. But now, contenders on both sides of the aisle are running proudly without party backing — and are raising enough cash to compete.

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These Council Members Want To Be NYC’s Next Borough Presidents. How Do Their Records Stack Up?

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Staten Island Building Bust Makes New Breed of Candidates Skeptical of Big Real Estate

Some office-seekers in the city’s most conservative borough are targeting development plans after megaprojects with Manhattan views get mired in delays and flops. The disputes echo issues playing out in Council races across the city.

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Where’s Vito? Staten Island’s Fossella is Largely MIA for his Comeback Campaign

The ex-U.S. rep is vying to become borough president years after leaving Congress under a cloud. But he’s running a stealth campaign — and not talking about stints as a registered foreign agent and bill collector.

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Meet Your Mayor: Borough Edition

See which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most on borough issues.

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A Third-Party Run for Mayor in New York? Here’s How It Could Happen

To run independently after the primary, candidates would have to gather signatures soon. All the major Democratic contenders ruled that out — except for two. Meanwhile, a third-party scenario is playing out in a Staten Island race.