Vernel Bennett, of Laurelton, and Jacques Leandre, of Rosedale, started the United Black Golfers Association (UBGA) — the first of its kind in Queens, they said — and the group will begin hosting meet-ups on golf courses shortly.
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The Rosedale Jets Football Organization celebrated a successful season, including three Super Bowl wins, at its annual awards dinner Sunday night.
Councilmember Donovan Richards was given the go ahead to keep the City Council seat he has briefly held since March’s special election. Richards declared victory after receiving over 50 percent of the votes over his opponents, Michael Duncan, community activist, and Ricardo Brown, accountant. In his first six months in office, Richards fought against Mayor [...]
Jon Torodash wants to bring “Civic Virtue” back to Queens. The Kew Gardens resident has begun exploring a run as an independent against incumbent Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, a Democrat, for City Council District 29. Born and raised in Forest Hills, Torodash, 31, returned to Queens about five years ago and said he would run a [...]
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 [...]
Two councilmembers, one district. Following the City Council special election late Tuesday, February 19, candidates Donovan Richards and Pesach Osina both declared victory of the 31st District. “While we are still uncertain of the total numbers, when every vote is counted, we will be victorious,” said Osina, an aide to Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder, at his [...]
The race continues, and candidates for the 31st District’s City Council seat are making the rounds, reaching out to the people they hope to make their constituents. “I’m feeling great,” said Selvena Brooks, who has a political past working in the State Senate. “We have a real presence on the ground throughout southeast Queens and [...]
Decision day has arrived, and one of eight candidates for southeast Queens’ 31st District will sit upon the City Council. The council hopefuls hit the ground running just over a month ago when James Sanders vacated his seat and moved to the Senate. The campaign stretch, although short, has been heated. Michael Duncan, Marie Adam-Ovide, Saywalah [...]
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 [...]
Attorney Jacques Leandre, one of nine candidates in a special election for former Councilmember James Sanders’ 31st district seat, has withdrawn a lawsuit questioning the validity of qualifying petitions of some of his rivals after the Board of Elections (BOE) authenticated the signatures. “Leandre should have never filed his lawsuit in the first place,” said [...]