Malcolm Smith

Ex-councilmember Anthony Como replaces indicted Queens GOP vice chair Vince Tabone
Ex-councilmember Anthony Como replaces indicted Queens GOP vice chair Vince Tabone
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 5:04PM

Former Councilmember Anthony Como will become the new executive vice chair of the Queens GOP, replacing indicted attorney Vince Tabone. GOP chair Phil Ragusa confirmed Como would be taking over, saying the former city legislator would be a good fit. “I know Anthony for a long time,” Ragusa said. “He was our City Council candidate [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/19/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 50. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/18/2013 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 59. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 10 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 54. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Let’s Make a [...]

Eyes on possible Malcolm Smith replacement
Eyes on possible Malcolm Smith replacement
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/11/2013 at 10:55AM

The charges against State Senator Malcolm Smith already have the political world swirling with rumors on a potential replacement if the embattled legislator is found guilty. Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Jason Hilliard, chief of staff for Congressmember Gregory Meeks, were both reported to be eyeing the spot. But Comrie, a candidate for borough president, said [...]

Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Cuomo cracks down on public corruption
Politics Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 1:37PM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND TERENCE M. CULLEN In light of several recent political scandals, including the arrests of Queens legislators Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran, Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on corruption. He announced the Public Trust act on Tuesday, April 9, which would make it easier to convict wrongdoers of public corruption under [...]

Leaders call for changing of the guard in Queens GOP
Leaders call for changing of the guard in Queens GOP
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/09/2013 at 12:33PM

Former Republican Councilmember Thomas Ognibene says there needs to be a change-up in the Queens GOP after years of infighting and what he called a negative influence by former vice chair Vince Tabone. “I’ve believed for the last three to four years that it [leadership] had to be changed,” said Ognibene, who served in the [...]

Constituents, community leaders react to Smith, Halloran arrest
Constituents, community leaders react to Smith, Halloran arrest
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/04/2013 at 10:48AM

Those represented by State Senator Malcolm Smith and those by Councilmember Dan Halloran are weighing in on the scandal that alleges the two tried to rig the upcoming mayoral election. Despite the charges, Smith’s neighbors in St. Albans called the senator a morally sound leader. “I’ve known the family for years, and they’ve always been [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/04/2013 at 7:47AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Clear. High of 48. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon.Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 37. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Diverse Visions of Reality Gallery Exhibit Federico Castelluccio, who played Furio in The Sopranos, [...]

EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
EXCLUSIVE: FBI questioned Queens pols last year over GOP probe
Politics Melissa Chan 4/03/2013 at 2:19PM

Councilmember Eric Ulrich and ex-Congressmember Bob Turner were two of many Queens leaders questioned in the FBI’s probe into the county’s GOP last year, The Courier has learned. “At some point during this investigation, I was questioned by the FBI, as were many other people,” said Ulrich, 28. “I told them what I knew on [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/03/2013 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 25 mph EVENT OF THE DAY: Spectacle: [...]