(Albany, NY)-Senator Malcolm A. Smith and Assemblyman Bill Scarborough (D-Jamaica) met with Carter Strickland, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection and Joe Martens, Commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss possible remedies for the persistent flooding problem plaguing southeast Queens. Other agency representatives and engineers were also in attendance.
(Albany, NY)-Senator Malcolm A. Smith, the chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Social Services, sponsored a public hearing on the Future of Youth Development / Delinquency Prevention (YDDP) and the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Also overseeing the meeting were Sen. James Sanders Jr. and Sen. Jack Martins.
Testimony was given by several city and state representatives who cited the importance of the programs touting how they give youngsters a sense of responsibility, purpose and pride. They also voiced concerns that increasing the minimum wage, as proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, would reduce the availability of space for potential participants.
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
Senator Malcolm A. Smith, Dorothy Herman, President and Chief Executive of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Dan Isaacs, Chairman, New York Republican County Committee attended the Annual Family Business Dynasties Gala honoring Donald Trump and Kathy and Rick Hilton.
"Donald, Kathy and Rick have been in the forefront of real estate development in this city for decades. Without proper infrastructure this city would not flourish the way that is has. I applaud them for the work that they have done and continue to do."
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.
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.