James Sanders

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 [...]

Councilmember Sanders to remain in the Rockaways
News Maggie Hayes 10/28/2012 at 2:44PM

Councilmember James Sanders, Jr. is warning residents of the 31st Council District of the harm Sandy could bring. He urges the community to make all of the necessary emergency preparations in advance of the approaching storm, and to stay informed to city advisories. “Current forecast models are predicting a storm unprecedented in the history of [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 9/14/2012 at 10:08AM

Today’s Forecast Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Friday night: Scattered showers, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. South wind 7 to 9 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Event of the Day: A Tribute to Lena Horne and Nina Simone Seven-time [...]

Sanders calls for Huntley to exit Senate race
Sanders calls for Huntley to exit Senate race
News Billy Rennison 8/28/2012 at 3:10PM

In light of charges levied against State Senator Shirley Huntley, her primary opponent is calling for her to step down and exit the race for her seat immediately. “With great regret, I am calling upon Senator Shirley Huntley to take the high road. Step aside so that a new voice can take over and you [...]

State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads not guilty to conspiracy and tampering charges
State Senator Shirley Huntley pleads not guilty to conspiracy and tampering charges
News Terence M. Cullen 8/27/2012 at 4:17PM

State Senator Shirley Huntley pleaded not guilty to three charges relating to a Long Island nonprofit after turning herself in this morning. The southeast Queens politician helped cover up nearly $30,000 in public funds steered from Parent Workshop, Inc. to the senator’s aide, Patricia Savage, and to the senator’s niece, Lynn Smith, according to the indictment. The [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 7:01AM

Today’s Forecast: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Dunningham Triangle Visioning Day Stop by Dunningham Triangle to share your design ideas with the NYC Parks Department and the [...]

Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal
Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal
News Terence M. Cullen 7/17/2012 at 10:18AM

The shells are gone, but the discussion over whose responsibility it is to keep the streets safe has broken out into a different sort of fire fight. After a wave of citywide violence that included several deaths in Queens, elected officials and the NYPD have each said the other side has to do more to [...]