Allan Jennings

Special election candidates patrolling poll sites
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/19/2013 at 7:00PM

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 [...]

City Council replacement to be decided in special election today
City Council replacement to be decided in special election today
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/19/2013 at 1:33PM

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 [...]

City Council candidate Jacques Leandre revokes election lawsuit
City Council candidate Jacques Leandre revokes election lawsuit
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/07/2013 at 12:54PM

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Leandre, one of nine candidates in a special election for former Councilmember James Sanders’ 31st district seat, has withdrawn a lawsuit questioning the validity of qualifying petitions of some of his rivals after the Board of Elections (BOE) authenticated the signatures.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 [...]

Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Candidates vie for Sanders’ City Council seat in special election
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/10/2013 at 5:25PM

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 [...]

‘Lincoln’ tops Oscar list with 12 nominations
Entertainment Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 12:26PM

The nominations for the 85th annual Oscars were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. Leading the list was “Lincoln” with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Steven Spielberg,  Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones and Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field Other best picture nominees are “Amour,” ”Argo,” ”Beasts of [...]

Meeks secures 8th term in Congress
Meeks secures 8th term in Congress
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/07/2012 at 2:24AM

Incumbent Congressmember Gregory Meeks slid smoothly into victory on Tuesday, November 6, defeating challenger Allan Jennings in the 5th Congressional District. Meeks, who won with 88.6 percent of the vote according to unofficial results, will kick off his eighth term in the House, now representing the newly drawn 5th District, encompassing all of southeast Queens [...]

Meeks takes 5th Congressional District primary
Meeks takes 5th Congressional District primary
News Liam La Guerre 6/27/2012 at 9:51AM

It may be the best birthday present that Simone-Marie Meeks could receive. Her husband, incumbent Congressmember Gregory Meeks, once again captured the support of the Democratic Party in the June 26 primary, getting the nod over three competitors. “You don’t do this without family and she made sure not to go away and do something [...]

Primary Guide: 5th Congressional District
News Queens Courier Staff 6/25/2012 at 1:11PM

New York’s 5th Congressional District includes most of southeast Queens, including Cambria Heights, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Hollis, Jamaica, Laurelton, Richmond Hill, Queens Village, Rosedale, Saint Albans, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park, the Rockaways, parts of Nassau County, as well as John F. Kennedy International Airport. Name: Joseph Marthone Party: Democrat Personal Info: Marthone attended Springfield [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/31/2011: Home sweet home for Ilan Grapel
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 10/31/2011: Home sweet home for Ilan Grapel
News Jay Lane 10/31/2011 at 9:54AM

Home sweet home for Ilan Grael Ilan Grapel, the Queens law student freed after five months in an Egyptian prison, made an emotional return to US soil Saturday. Grapel , a law student at Emory University, was in Egypt to volunteer with a legal- aid group. In June, he arrested and accused of spying for [...]