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Incumbent Councilmember Donovan Richards regains District 31 seat
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/11/2013 at 1:10AM

Councilmember Donovan Richards was given the go ahead to keep the City Council seat he has briefly held since March’s special election. Richards declared victory after receiving over 50 percent of the votes over his opponents, Michael Duncan, community activist, and Ricardo Brown, accountant. In his first six months in office, Richards fought against Mayor [...]

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 [...]

Special election candidates patrolling poll sites
Politics Maggie Hayes 2/19/2013 at 7:00PM

The race continues, and candidates for the 31st District’s City Council seat are making the rounds, reaching out to the people they hope to make their constituents. “I’m feeling great,” said Selvena Brooks, who has a political past working in the State Senate. “We have a real presence on the ground throughout southeast Queens and [...]

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 [...]

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Leandre, one of nine candidates in a special election for former Councilmember James Sanders’ 31st district seat, has withdrawn a lawsuit questioning the validity of qualifying petitions of some of his rivals after the Board of Elections (BOE) authenticated the signatures.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