Former Rep. Vito Fossella was endorsed by the executive committee of the Staten Island Republican committee tonight, snubbing two other candidates actively seeking the party’s nomination.
The vote tonight, according to the Staten Island Advance, was 23 to 4.
“I think many people are surprised at the actions of the executive committee,” said Read More
City Councilman Vinny Ignizio said there’s one criteria Republicans should consider when deciding whether to stick with Rick Lazio, or embrace Steve Levy: Who will ll keep Republicans from getting bounced from their ballot line.
“A strong top of the ticket is imperative because it ensures ballot position for the next four years,” Ignizio Read More
Michael Bloomberg will be swearing in the new Republican City Council members tomorrow in the Council chambers, according to press release from those members.
Peter Koo from Flushing and Dan Halloran from Bayside will join the three Republican members already in the Council: Eric Ulrich of Howard Beach, Vinny Ignizio from the South Shore of Read More
Will there be a Sean Bell Way in Queens?
Al Sharpton hopes the city will so honor the late 23-year old, who was shot and killed by police officers in 2006. The detective’s union thinks it’s a “disgraceful” idea. The City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee voted in favor of Read More
Here’s something I noticed while on Staten Island yesterday: front-page newspaper advertising. Above the fold! Where it slightly obscures the headline.
The stickers are for Vinny Ignizio and Jimmy Oddo, Republican city councilmen on Staten Island facing not entirely ignorable Democratic opposition today. Oddo’s mid-island district is more of a swing district (there Read More
The City Council just held a moment of silence for Michael Jackson.
Apparently in protest, several council members quietly walked out of the room just before it began.
Republicans Jimmy Oddo and Eric Ulrich, along with Democrats Peter Vallone Jr. and Lew Fidler all left the Council chambers just before Inez Dickens and Helen Diane Read More
– compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind Read More
In his first appearance since being arrested in Virginia for drunk driving, Republican Congressman Vito Fossella said he’s not resigning and he hopes the residents of his Staten Island-Brooklyn district forgive him for what he said was a one-time mistake.
“It was a big mistake and I made it and I’m here to apologize to Read More
In a bit of role reversal, Simcha Felder interviews this City Hall reporter, with his fellow Council member Vinny Ignizio as the cameraman. Read More
Here’s Republican City Councilman Vinny Ignizio of Staten Island praising Rudy Giuliani and saying that “those who are having a good time dancing on his grave” don’t “have the likability factor themselves.”
If these unnamed people were more likable, Ignizio says, “they’d have offices somewhere in this building.”
UPDATE: Mark Green isn’t taking Read More