James Sanders sworn in to Senate


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of James Sanders' Office

Former Councilmember James Sanders graduated to the State Senate in style. Last Thursday, January 17, Sanders was sworn in at York College, surrounded by a “rainbow coalition of people” – nearly 300 of his constituents. “We had a little bit of everybody who makes up our district,” said Sanders about the event. “Now, the goal […]

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Working Families Party backs State Senate hopeful James Sanders


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/photo by Terence Cullen

The Working Families Party (WFP) today officially endorsed State Senate hopeful and Councilmember James Sanders for the 10th District, with just more than a week until primaries and in the wake of incumbent Senator Shirley Huntley’s arraignment. “On the City Council, James Sanders has proven himself to be a forceful advocate for the issues that […]

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Stavisky, Markey, Sanders win primary


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File photos

Three incumbent Queens elected officials have easily taken the win in the Democratic primary.

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Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Candidates 15th district

A vacant seat has been left in the 31st Council District by James Sanders’ ascent to the State Senate, and more than one candidate hopes to slide into the spot. A special election is set to be held on February 19 for the coveted Council seat, covering parts of Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and Rosedale. The […]

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Councilmember Sanders to remain in the Rockaways


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Councilmember James Sanders, Jr. is warning residents of the 31st Council District of the harm Sandy could bring. He urges the community to make all of the necessary emergency preparations in advance of the approaching storm, and to stay informed to city advisories. “Current forecast models are predicting a storm unprecedented in the history of […]

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Sanders defeats indicted incumbent Huntley in State Senate primary


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

Incumbent State Senator Shirley Huntley, who just a few weeks ago was charged with tampering, falsifying business records and conspiracy, lost her District 10 seat. Before her arrest, Huntley was already facing a viable challenger in the Democratic primary, Councilmember James Sanders, the September 13 winner. Early numbers coming in showed Sanders ahead, but the […]

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Sanders calls for Huntley to exit Senate race


| brennison@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/photo by Terence Cullen

In light of charges levied against State Senator Shirley Huntley, her primary opponent is calling for her to step down and exit the race for her seat immediately. “With great regret, I am calling upon Senator Shirley Huntley to take the high road. Step aside so that a new voice can take over and you […]

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Sanders holds off five opponents


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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, cops meet with community on robbery pattern


By Queens Courier Staff

Police came to a community meeting along Merrick Boulevard in Laurelton with some good news. They told the audience they have caught four men they believe are responsible for the string of robberies along the popular shopping street. Despite the good news, however, many in attendance were still upset that the robberies ever occurred. Despite […]

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CFB Not As Easy As ABC For Sanders and Jennings


By Queens Courier Staff

We have our first official brouhaha of the campaign season. Newly-minted candidate David Hooks has surfaced with an attack on Councilmember James Sanders’ bookkeeping — or should I say lack thereof? Hooks’ major contention is two-fold: First, he says Sanders’ failure to file proper Board of Elections documents for three years shows a level of […]

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$232M Arverne View Rockaway housing development reopens two years after Sandy


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy HDC and Kevin J. Laccone

Real estate firm L+M Development Partners and the city Housing Development Corporation cut the ribbon on the $232.3 million Arverne View housing complex in Rockaway on Monday, two years after the buildings were devastated by flooding from Superstorm Sandy.

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Primary Day 2014 coverage


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Check back here for The Queens Courier’s Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results.

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