Councilmember Leroy Comrie

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 [...]

New York Knicks shoot hoops with Jamaica kids
New York Knicks shoot hoops with Jamaica kids
Southeast Queens Courier Staff 3/05/2013 at 5:45PM

The New York Knicks schooled Jamaica kids in basketball at a fitness clinic at I.S. 238. Councilmember Leroy Comrie hosted the event in conjunction with the Knicks on Thursday, February 28. New York legend Larry Johnson came out to participate with the kids and give them pointers on how to succeed on the court. “Basketball [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/18/2012 at 7:33AM

  Alleged Cocaine Kingpin Nabbed In Queens Drug Ring Bust  A 15-month investigation by the New York City Police Department and the Queens district attorney’s office has led to the arrest of 45 people, including a man who is allegedly one of the city’s biggest cocaine dealers. The investigation centered on two gangs in southeast [...]

Solidarity and Seeking Justice
Solidarity and Seeking Justice
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Queens Courier Staff 4/05/2012 at 2:25PM

BY COUNCILMEMBER LEROY COMRIE Since the tragedy in Sanford, Florida that took the life of Trayvon Martin, we have seen an outcry of public support for the Martin family and a strong call for justice. Many residents informed me that they wanted to express their outrage and frustration because what is happening in Sanford is [...]

March in memory of Trayvon Martin
March in memory of Trayvon Martin
News Crystal Hudson 4/04/2012 at 2:42PM

Trayvon Martin may have lived and died in Florida, but the circumstances surrounding his death have struck a chord in Queens. On Saturday, March 31, Councilmember Leroy Comrie,the Commission on Social Action (COSA) and the Greater Allen AME Cathedral sponsored a march in honor of those whose lives have been lost to gun violence. Among [...]