State Senator Malcolm Smith

Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Attorney Munir Avery to run for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 4:14PM

Munir Avery announced he will be the first challenger for State Senator Malcolm Smith’s seat in the 2014 election. “I was born and raised in Queens Village, and I want to continue to serve my community. I want to bring the services to my community,” said the attorney. Smith, who was indicted in April for [...]

Ex-Bronx GOP chair pleads guilty in bribery scandal involving Queens pols
Ex-Bronx GOP chair pleads guilty in bribery scandal involving Queens pols
Politics Melissa Chan 11/13/2013 at 3:16PM

The former Bronx Republican chairman has pleaded guilty in the bribery scandal involving two indicted Queens legislators. Joseph “Jay” Savino admitted to accepting a $15,000 bribe in February from an undercover FBI agent to let Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith run for mayor as a Republican. Smith needed consent from three of the city’s five [...]

FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
FDNY defeats NYPD at Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 8/27/2013 at 9:14AM

The Fire Department was just too hot to handle in the inaugural Queens South Responders Basketball Tournament at Daniel O’Connell Park on Sunday, August 25. FDNY from Engine 317 and Ladder 165 defeated the 113th Precinct, 30-15, before crushing the community team 36-18 to win the tournament. Jamahl Wright of the fire team scored the [...]

LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/26/2013 at 3:01PM

It’s not just Ladies who Love Cool James. The rapper and actor, whose real name is James Smith, was surrounded by hundreds of male and female fans and residents for pictures and hugs as he made his way through Daniel O’Connell Park to watch the games of his 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament on [...]

Candidates vie for votes in Councilmember Halloran’s district
Candidates vie for votes in Councilmember Halloran’s district
Politics Melissa Chan 8/21/2013 at 12:53PM

The six candidates vying to replace scandal-scarred Councilmember Dan Halloran mapped out ways they would bring integrity back to the seat at a Flushing forum last week. “There is such anger, and it’s justified,” said Paul Vallone at a forum hosted by the MinKwon Center for Community Action. “We need to reclaim our local council [...]