Assemblymember Vivian Cook under fire for plot of land purchased by her nonprofit


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Assemblymember Vivian Cook is reportedly under fire for dubious spending, according to the New York Post. The nonprofit group she headed, the Rockaway Boulevard Local Development Corp., allegedly spent over $500,000 in 2006 to buy a plot of land in Jamaica to build a business resource center. However, the area on Rockaway Boulevard still remains […]

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City Council candidates meet in public forums as special election draws closer


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The race is on, and candidates for the 31st City Council District are sprinting through a series of public forums. “We want to know their vision for the community,” said Dwight Johnson, president of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton. Nine candidates have filed to run for Councilmember-turned-Senator James Sanders’ seat: Jacques Leandre, Michael Duncan, Donovan […]

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Follow the money: How much the Queens candidates have raised


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The Queens Courier compiled a list of net contributions the following candidates running for Borough President and City Council collected during a six-month period ending on January 11, 2013. Data courtesy of the New York City Campaign Finance Board. Borough President Peter Vallone Jr.: $1,050,646 Audrey Pheffer: $347,951 Melinda Katz: $299,496 Jose Peralta: $134,680 Leroy […]

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Sanders holds off five opponents


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The incumbent won the Primary in the 31st District, and will now run in the November election to continue to represent Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway and Arverne. James Sanders Jr., who has served for three terms, was unanimously voted the first African-American Chair of the Economic Development Committee in 2001. He said his […]

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Sanders holds off five opponents


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The incumbent won the Primary in the 31st District, and will now run in the November election to continue to represent Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Far Rockaway and Arverne. James Sanders Jr., who has served for three terms, was unanimously voted the first African-American Chair of the Economic Development Committee in 2001. He said his […]

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