City Lawmaker Wants More Funding To Fix PotholesRepublican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
De Blasio Addresses Income Inequality In 1st State Of The City SpeechIn his State of the City at LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to ask state lawmakers next week for the power to raise the minimum wage.
Beach Restoration Project Fast-Tracked For Staten IslandThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will work together on short-term measures to build up the east and south shores of the borough decimated in superstorm Sandy.
Bill In City Council Would Require Oversight Of Home Elevation ProjectsStaten Island Councilman James Oddo said when he visited New Orleans recently, he was warned repeatedly about home elevation projects.
MTA: Agency Losing Up To $100 Million From Bus Fare CheatersAccording to the MTA, the amount of money the agency loses each year because of people not paying their bus fare is staggering.
Health Concerns Arise Following Staten Island Compost Fire At Fresh Kills LandfillMany Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill.
Washington So Far Wary Of 'Canyon Of Heroes' Parade To Honor Iraq War VeteransNow that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.