Assemblymember William Scarborough

Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat
Council hopefuls get ready to fill Comrie seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 3/11/2013 at 12:47PM

The race to replace Councilmember Leroy Comrie for District 27 already has multiple contenders who are raring to address community issues. Manuel Caughman, community liaison for Assemblymember William Scarborough; Bryan Block, Community Board 13 chair; Joan Flowers, local attorney; Sondra Peeden, a political consultant; and Daneek Miller, a community and labor activist, have all filed their [...]

Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Leaders want Southeast Queens flooding fixed
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 9:16AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE As Sandy barreled down on the East Coast last year, there was one thing on Helene Martello’s mind. “Where am I going to move my car?’” she asked. It wasn’t the first time she feared flooding. After returning to her Hollis home from a party in 2008, Martello was surprised to [...]

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 [...]

Facing cuts, seniors rally for Friendship Center
Facing cuts, seniors rally for Friendship Center
News Liam La Guerre 5/29/2012 at 2:12PM

Outraged senior residents rallied to protect their center from what they call a city attack on the young and the elderly. The Friendship Center of the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults (JSPOA) is facing about $400,000 in cuts from the New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene as part of the city’s [...]

New high school in Jamaica has high hopes
New high school in Jamaica has high hopes
News Melissa Chan 11/21/2011 at 1:32PM

During its official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences High School celebrated the start of a successful — and first — school year. “It seems that we’re going to be having a lot of ‘firsts’ here at Jamaica Gateway,” said Gail Robergeau, the school’s community associate. “We’re here and we’re small, but we’re growing. [...]

Southeast Queens residents deal with flooding, sewage
Southeast Queens residents deal with flooding, sewage
News Melissa Chan 10/04/2011 at 5:46PM

Thousands of residents in southeast Queens are sinking deeper into the sewage that now engulfs their homes. Mold spores and flooding have become and remain a constant problem for homeowners after the city took over the area’s water supply in 1996. “It smells terrible. You see feces in the water and black stuff. It’s just [...]