James Sanders

Pols push for St. John’s Hospital to be reimbursed for Sandy expenses
Pols push for St. John’s Hospital to be reimbursed for Sandy expenses
South Maggie Hayes 2/03/2014 at 2:19PM

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.

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 [...]

James Sanders sworn in to Senate
James Sanders sworn in to Senate
Politics Maggie Hayes 1/23/2013 at 11:51AM

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rumblings over JFK runway expansion continue
Rumblings over JFK runway expansion continue
News Maggie Hayes 12/19/2012 at 9:17AM

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) seem to be full-speed ahead on a plan to extend a runway at John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, stirring ire and confusion among those who live nearby. “The FAA spoke as if they’re going to go through with this plan,” [...]

Obama asks for $60 billion in federal aid for Sandy relief
News Maggie Hayes 12/11/2012 at 12:23PM

The Obama administration has requested $60.4 billion in federal resources for “response, recovery and mitigation related to Sandy damages in all affected states,” according to a letter from Jeffrey Zients, the deputy director for management, to House Speaker John Boehner. However, that is less than the $80 billion initially sought for the destruction in the [...]

Forums focus on frustrations after Sandy
Forums focus on frustrations after Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 11/28/2012 at 11:30AM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN Nearly a month after Superstorm Sandy tore through south Queens, tens of thousands of residents are still struggling to restore their lives. Councilmember James Sanders and Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder held separate forums with area residents, featuring representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Long Island Power Authority [...]

Op-Ed: Sandy, a natural disaster – a man-made crisis
News Queens Courier Staff 11/21/2012 at 9:41AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JAMES SANDERS Superstorm Sandy was the worst natural disaster to hit the tri-state area in years. In its wake it left a trail of devastation that stretched from Montauk to Rockaway, upending trees, power lines, and lives in the process. More than 100 homes burned to the ground as the result of a [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/08/2012 at 8:19AM

Today’s Forecast Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a northwest wind 17 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 11 to 16 mph. Event of the Day: Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays [...]