I held a successful town hall meeting last night in Rockaway regarding how federal aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery should be spend. About 50 residents attended to express their ideas and concerns regarding this important issue.
I was joined by numerous lawmakers and community leaders for Democratic Caucus Weekend 2/16 - 2/17 including Former City Councilman Archie Spigner, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblyman Bill Scarborough, Assemblywoman Michele Titus and City Councilman Leroy Comrie.
On Feb. 21, 2013, I held a special breakfast for clergy at the the Harvest Room in Jamaica to discuss the various issues affecting the district. About 50 people attended including the Rev. Philip Craig of Greater Springfield Community Church and head of the Queens chapter of the National Action Network.
It was wonderful to be able to meet with veterans at the St. Albans VA and bring them gifts as a small thank you for their great service to our country. I gave out about 200 goodie bags as part of my Send A Vet A Valentine Program. Shown in this photo is veteran Vincent Gino.
Senator Smith will meet with commanders from the 102, 103, 105, 107, 112 and 113th Precincts, as well as concerned citizens to discuss ways to combat crime in Southeast Queens. All Southeast Queens residents are encouraged to attend.
(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
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.