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Leandre, one of nine candidates in a special election for former Councilmember James Sanders’ 31st district seat, has withdrawn a lawsuit questioning the validity of qualifying petitions of some of his rivals after the Board of Elections (BOE) authenticated the signatures.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

A night in a Hurricane Sandy evacuation center
News Queens Courier Staff 11/05/2012 at 1:49PM

Donovan Richards, chief of staff for Councilmember James Sanders, spent the night of Monday, October 29 in an evacuation center in Jamaica with constituents during the storm. Here is his account of the night. I was once told that real leadership requires one to lead from the front. With this in mind and an unprecedented [...]