Former state Senator Malcolm Smith gets seven years for bribery
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Updated 2:16 p.m. Former state Senator Malcolm Smith was sentenced to seven years in prison Wednesday after trying to bribe his way onto the GOP ballot in the 2013 mayoral election, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York. Smith, 58, was found guilty on all counts in a federal corruption trial in […]

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Scarborough pleads guilty on corruption charges
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BY ANGELA MATUA Former Assemblyman William Scarborough pleaded guilty Thursday to federal and state corruption charges, officials said. Scarborough, who represented the 29th District in southeast Queens for 20 years, was arrested last October for wire fraud and theft concerning a program receiving federal funds. Scarborough is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 14 in Albany. […]

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Halloran slammed with 10 years behind bars for bribery scheme
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A federal judge threw the book at disgraced former Councilman Dan Halloran, sentencing him on Wednesday to 10 years behind bars for his conviction in a failed bribery plot to hijack the Republican Party’s 2013 mayoral nomination for Democrat Malcolm Smith. Halloran, a former Republican councilman from northeast Queens, hoped to receive probation or home […]

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Queens-bound platform of Rockaway Boulevard A train station to close for months
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The MTA will temporarily close one of the most frequently used A train stations along Liberty Avenue at Rockaway Boulevard starting early next week. The Queens-bound platform of the Rockaway Boulevard station is set to close on Feb. 9 at 5 a.m. as part of a $39 million capital project at five stations along the A train […]

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Fumes from chemistry lab in Richmond Hill school send 21 students to area hospitals
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A science experiment that went wrong sent 21 students from Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy in Richmond Hill to area hospitals earlier Thursday morning after fumes filled a chemistry lab, officials said. The students at the pre-K to 8 school were sent for medical treatment at area hospitals as a precaution and any injuries were reported as minor, according […]

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