James Sanders sworn in to Senate


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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


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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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Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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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CFB Not As Easy As ABC For Sanders and Jennings


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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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Leaders vow to save and expand St. John’s Hospital at community forum


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THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Community residents and employees of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital met with the institution’s leaders to discuss the future in a forum hosted by State Senator James Sanders.

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Pols push for St. John’s Hospital to be reimbursed for Sandy expenses


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Photo courtesy of the office of Assemblymember Goldfeder

Local pols want to keep the lone Rockaway hospital from flat lining. Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder and State Sentator James Sanders sponsored a bill to bring $4.3 million to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital to reimburse them for expenses spent during and after Sandy.

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2013: The year in photos


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File photos

As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck and the best year for our readers.

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Incumbent Councilmember Donovan Richards regains District 31 seat


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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 […]

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