Joan Flowers

City Council District 27 race still not over
City Council District 27 race still not over
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/18/2013 at 3:10PM

The race for the City Council District 27 seat is not yet over. Sondra Peeden ran in the Democratic primary only to come in last place out of six candidates, according to unofficial results. After the tallies came in, Peeden switched gears. The full-time candidate is continuing the race, but on the Independence line. “I [...]

Daneek Miller declares victory in crowded Council District 27 primary
Daneek Miller declares victory in crowded Council District 27 primary
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:42AM

Daneek Miller, union president and community advocate, declared victory as the newly elected city councilmember for the 27th District. The race, however, has yet to be officially decided. Attorney Clyde Vanel trails by nearly 400 votes with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, according to unofficial results, and he said it would “be crazy to [...]

Springfield Gardens doesn’t want liquor store near school
Springfield Gardens doesn’t want liquor store near school
Southeast Maggie Hayes 5/17/2013 at 2:26PM

Springfield Gardens wants to make sure the area around its high school stays dry. A construction site across the street from Springfield Gardens High School could be the new home for a liquor store. But the community is calling for its owner to put a cork in it. “We are not going to get drunk [...]

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 [...]