Island politicians keeping up with voters on Facebook


    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Facebook isn't just a way to keep up with your old buddies and long-lost relatives.

    The popular social networking site has also become a powerful way for some Staten Island elected officials to stay on top of hot topics and reach out to borough residents.

    Ms. Savino designed her Facebook page as an "information gateway," using news articles and editorials to spur discussions about local and national issues, including same-sex marriage and pay equity.