Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley


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Former State Senator Shirley Huntley secretly recorded three Queens elected officials, among others, for federal authorities last summer, according to court documents. State Senators Jose Peralta and Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Ruben Wills were named in a memorandum unsealed by a federal judge this afternoon. The filing also named Brooklyn State Senators Eric Adams, John […]

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Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats


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Malcolm Smith #8

State Senator Malcolm Smith, representing southeast Queens, announced he joined the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) in an allegiance with Republican representatives. This will possibly give the pact a tandem leadership of the chamber and stymie the Democrats, who seemingly took power in November’s election. The tenured senator is now joining a coalition that will split […]

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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announces her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District, choosing the newly-formed Asian-American majority district over one in which she would have had to face a primary with Senator Tony Avella. “I am supporting Tony for re-election, and he is supporting me for re-election,” Stavisky said. “Most of my […]

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STATE SENATE 13


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Name: Richard La Salle Age: 47 Party Affiliation: Nominated by Independence, Republican and Conservative Parties. Occupation: Attorney Decision to Run: My clients requested that I do so. District 13 has been in a relative decline for the 20 years that I have been practicing law in Jackson Heights. They requested that I take my attention […]

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Peralta fuels The Doe Fund


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Residents in western Queens should start to notice that streets in Jackson Heights are a little bit cleaner. That will likely be because State Senator Jose Peralta recently secured $250,000 in funding to expand The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program that will help give the organization additional resources to help keep the neighborhood […]

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