"I would like to applaud Commissioner Ray Kelly and the NYPD for focusing their attention and resources on reducing shootings and homicides City-wide. Their hard work paid off as crimes of that nature are down nearly 21% compared to this time last year.
The decrease in crime can also be attributed to programs like Operation SNUG and the Gun Buy-Back Program. It is imperative that we continue to fund programs such as these and continue to rid our streets of illegal guns. For every gun that is turned in, another life is being saved. For every SNUG Program that is funded, another young person is being saved from the streets. "
Shown in photo: Senator Malcolm A. Smith was presented with the Youth Juvenile Justice Award by members of the NAACP Youth Council this past Saturday. Senator Smith stated that he felt truly honored to be recognized by leaders of tomorrow and looks forward to continuing to working with the NAACP Youth Council in the future.
Shown In Photo: Hank Auffarth, Board Member for The Child Center of NY, awarded Senator Malcolm A. Smith for his continued support of the social services agency at their annual gala this Saturday. The Child Center of NY provides family intervention, youth development, counseling and home visiting services that help keep families healthy and intact.
Sponsored by Southeast Queens Legislators:Senator Malcolm A. SmithSenator Shirley L. HuntleyAssemblywoman Barbara ClarkAssemblywoman Vivian CookAssemblyman William ScarboroughAssemblywoman Michele TitusWe invite you to take part in an open forum to define the priorities for our community. Come share your thoughts on such issues as the State budget, neighborhood school funding, job creation and economic development.We want to hear from you before we vote!What's at risk?Education FundingHealthcare CutsMillionaire's taxpension reformSummer Youth Employment
“My heart goes out to the people of Japan and their many loved ones during this devastating natural tragedy. Currently, there are still thousands of people unaccounted for and survivors are still being pulled from the rubbish. The Japanese community is a very vibrant and important part of New York City and our State, and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time.”
In the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the New YorkState Senate will be providing a web page to help provide New Yorkers withdifferent ways to donate to the Red Cross.
(Albany, NY)- New York State Senators Malcolm A. Smith (D- St. Albans) and Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) were joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton to stand with community and civic leaders to announce the “Don’t Shoot New York” anti-violence march and rally to be held in New York City on February 27th.
(St. Albans, NY)- Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott decided to reject $2.4 billion in federal stimulus aid for an Orlando to Tampa high speed rail route jeopardizing thousands of jobs and the opportunity to alleviate congestion on Florida’s highways.
Assemble at 2:30 PM, march begins at 3:00PM sharp. Participants will march from United nations Plaza to Times Square for rally. RALLY BEGINS at 3:30 PM - Times Square (Broadway at 42nd Street, NYC)CO-SPONSORS (list in formation):
(St. Albans, NY) - Excited community residents and civic leaders in the Addisleigh Park section of St. Albans, Queens, welcomed news today that the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate a swath of the area a Historic District.
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.