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 […]

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 […]

Smith Looking Ahead

Looks like embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith has already set aside the dates for his 10th Annual Jump and Ball Basketball Tournament this August. Only problem? Mr. Smith will likely still be on trial in August, if not behind bars. While we here at QConf can’t help but wonder where Smith finds the time to […]

What Will Liu Do?

Pop quiz, hot shot: You’re a well-liked public servant whose last run for office didn’t end well. You still feel like you can contribute to Queens. What do you do? That’s a question a lot of people are asking about former City Comptroller John Liu. And with the Borough gearing up for another Primary season, […]

Waking From A Nightmare?

Queens’ elected officials show up in the weirdest places. Last week, eagle-eyed viewers could catch some prominent Southeast Queens officials on FOX. During last week’s episode of “Kitchen Nightmare,” which focused on Kati Allo Greek restaurant in Auburndale, viewers caught glimpses of Councilman Ruben Wills and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie, along with his wife, […]

Friends or Rivals?

    Spotted at the Queens Tribune Black History Month breakfast and panel discussion – embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith and new Deputy Borough President, Leroy Comrie exchanging laughs. We here at QConf can’t help but wonder if the two were talking about Smith’s upcoming reelection campaign for the Senate seat…the one Comrie is rumored […]

Comrie Ready To Run?

While State Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s attorney is asking for his court date to be pushed back until after voters go to the polls, it looks like a prominent Democrat may be stepping up to challenge him in a primary. Sources tell QConf that after being courted by State Democratic leaders, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie […]

Council Overrides Veto On Koo Bill

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The new City Council continued to override some of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s last vetoes, this time passing a bill concerning hit-and-runs. On Feb. 4, 2014, the City Council unanimously overturned Bloomberg’s veto of Intro. The 1055-A is an act where the NYPD will have to report information concerning vehicle […]

Time For A Change

It’s a new year, with new elected officials taking over, but government voicemails and letterhead say otherwise. According to the message when QConf called State Sen. Jose Peralta’s office late last week for comment on a story, his staff is currently away on holiday break. Over in Flushing, Community Board 7 sent out its agenda […]