(Queens, NY)- Now that the congressional leadership has acted on the request before them to bring relief to the American families affected by Superstorm Sandy it is incumbent upon me as co-chair of the
Senator Smith, Dozens of Local Businesses Provide Hundreds of Families With Turkeys For the Holiday
(Queens, NY)- Senator Malcolm A. Smith in partnership with dozens of local businesses provided hundreds of families with turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday. Arverne By The Sea, Farmbria, Food World Supermarket, Food Cellar & Company, Western Beef, Food Town, C Town, Enterprise, Key Food and Royal Waste Services all donated to the turkey drive.
(Far Rockaway, NY)- In a continued effort to assist in post Hurricane Sandy recovery, Senator Malcolm A. Smith is slated to team up with the United Federation of Teachers, Hot 97, Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation, Lisa Evers and Street Soldiers to set up a distribution site in Far Rockaway.
Statement From Senator Malcolm A. Smith RE: Teacher Evaluations I have attached the Teacher Evaluation Bill for your review which provides for public disclosure of the final quality ratings composite and effectiveness scores of teachers and building principals. This bill affords complete transparency to parents and allows for them to get information by phone or in person from their child’s principal. “ It was imperative that we get this matter on the floor before the close of session. It will afford parents more transparency with regard to the quality of educators in their children’s classrooms, while protecting the precious rights to privacy that all citizens deserve.
(St. Albans, NY)- In a move to address the wide-spread taint of the foreclosure process Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) has proposed legislation that enhances the efforts of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s recent success in preliminary settlement recovery efforts. The State reached a settlement for $136 million with the nation's five largest mortgage services over foreclosure abuse.
Thank you to all of those who participated in the New York State Senate's fist ever online Town Hall. Since we're always striving to serve the people of New York better, and this was our first attempt at an event like this, we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve the experience.