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 […]

Halloran’s ‘Induciae’

It’s always humorous when one event randomly relates to ongoing news in Queens. A Queens resident was eliminated from the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition last week for misspelling a word that a troubled former councilman is trying to do in his case. Sai Vishudhi Chandrasekhar, a 12-year-old from Flushing, misspelled the word “Induciae,” which […]

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 […]

No Trial Delay Needed

News surfaced this week that the attorneys of both State Sen. Malcolm Smith and Vincent Tabone, former Queens Republican vice chair, have asked for a delay in their trials. Smith wants to be able to run for re-election without worry of a trial on the side. Tabone’s attorney said that Republican strategies would be compromised […]

Vincent Tabone Asks For Court Date Delay

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Another accused member of the federal corruption scandal plaguing State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) is asking for a reprieve until after this year’s election cycle. Former Queens Republican Vice Chairman Vincent Tabone has asked for his federal corruption trial to be pushed back until after the November elections, claiming that […]

City Council Green Scores Revealed

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The scores are out, and when it comes to the City Council’s environmental policies, many Queens officials have earned high marks. The New York League of Conservation Voters released its Environmental Scorecard on Jan. 29, examining how well the members of the City Council have done in terms of sponsoring […]