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Richards plans to replace Sanders

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 31, District 31 on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

Over the last eight years, Donovan Richards has moved his way up the political ladder under the guidance of City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) and now he is aiming for City Hall. Richards announced that he will run to replace Sanders when the councilman’s third term ends in 2013, and he has started early work [...]

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Dora Young remembered for forging SE Queens politics

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 14, District 27, District 29, District 31, District 31, District 35, State Senate on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

Dora Young was more than just a political activist in southeast Queens, she was an inspiration and guiding force to the community leaders and elected officials in the city. Nearly 200 mourners, including a Who’s Who of political heavyweights, gathered at St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Albans Friday to honor the 89-year-old Democratic [...]

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Ruben Wills wins former Councilman Thomas White’s seat, according to unofficial results

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Offices, District 10, District 14, District 28, District 29, District 31, District 33, State Senate, Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Ruben Wills won the special election to fill the Council seat held by Thomas White with a modest lead over Nicole Paultre-Bell, unofficial election results from New York 1 said.

SE Queens races draw new blood

SE Queens races draw new blood

Posted by Howard Koplowitz and Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 31, District 33, State Senate on July 22, 2010 | No Comments

The July filing with the state Campaign Finance Board revealed that state Assemblywoman Barbara Clark (D-Queens Village) and state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) will be facing competition during this fall’s primary from upstart Democrats Clyde Vanel and Lynn Nunes, respectively, who challenged other longtime incumbents in last year’s City Council races.

Democrat Lebarty drops primary challenge to Titus

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 31 on July 20, 2010 | No Comments

A west African immigrant who was planning a run for Assembly dropped his bid early Tuesday morning. Okenfe Lebarty sent a mass e-mail message to his supporters around 12:40 a.m. alerting them that he could not go forward with his run against state Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-Far Rockaway) in this fall’s Democratic primary. Lebarty, who [...]

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Titus, Leandre in hot water over Brookville Park alcohol-fueled debauchery

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, District 31, District 31 on September 9, 2009 | No Comments

Civic leaders and residents of Rosedale clashed with state Assemblywoman Michelle Titus (D-Far Rockaway) and political candidate Jaques Leandre last week as they tried to piece together how one of their family events at Brookville Park had spiraled out of control and littered the greenspace. Members of the Queens Coalition for Parks and Greenspaces and [...]