Mistrial Declared For Malcolm Smith

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A mistrial was announced this week in the corruption case against State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), pushing proceedings back until next year. The motion came after the U.S. Attorney’s Office recently disclosed many untranslated Yiddish recordings, which now need to be sifted through. The process would push the trial until […]

‘Baby Vanel’ Looking For Signatures

You never know what kind of email you’ll get during an election cycle. Take, for example, this email from Clyde Vanel, who is looking for assistance in obtaining signatures to get on the ballot to run against State Sen. Malcolm Smith in the 14th State Senate District Primary: “Baby Vanel is praying for your assistance. […]

Smith, Halloran Federal Corruption Trial Underway

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The trial for State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) and former councilman Dan Halloran has begun. The two accused men made their way to the U.S. District Court in White Plains on June 2 to begin their federal corruption trial, a case that has been more than a year in the […]

Comrie Officially Announces Candidacy

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Following months of speculation, former New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie announced that he has officially thrown his hat in the race to replace embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Jamaica). Comrie joins attorneys Munir Avery and Clyde Vanel, as well as Navy veteran Bernadette Semple, in the race to unseat […]