Malcolm Smith

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: [...]

Rockaway residents promised involvement in rebuilding
Rockaway residents promised involvement in rebuilding
News Terence M. Cullen 12/20/2012 at 2:35PM

State Senator Malcolm Smith has vowed the Rockaways will be united in recovering from the devastation of Sandy, and that residents who have suffered will have a role in determining how to use billions of dollars in federal aid coming to the area. “We are going to do a meeting every month from now until [...]

Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
Smith’s move could stymie State Senate Democrats
News Terence M. Cullen 12/11/2012 at 1:55PM

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 [...]

Bill would toughen punishment for illegal guns
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/28/2012 at 11:55AM

The day before a man shot and killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building, State Senator Malcolm Smith and Assemblymember William Scarborough introduced a bill that would increase the punishment for illegal gun possession. The legislation would change the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class D felony, which has a [...]

Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons
Queens gun buyback brings in more than 500 weapons
Southeast Timothy Petropoulos 8/20/2012 at 1:22PM

With no questions asked, hundreds of people walked into New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jamaica and turned in 509 guns over the weekend. The gun buyback program, the first since 2009, netted an AK 47, tec-9, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols and a Calico 9mm with a 50 round capacity magazine. Participants received $200 for [...]

Malcolm Smith denies Republican run for mayor
Malcolm Smith denies Republican run for mayor
News Terence M. Cullen 8/01/2012 at 3:45PM

Conflicting reports have come out about a Democrat state senator considering a run for mayor next year as a Republican. The New York Post reported on Wednesday, August 1, that State Senator Malcolm Smith, who was the majority leader when the party held the senate, was in talks with the state Republican party about running [...]