New Queens golf group hopes to grow sport in black community
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Follow me @liamlaguerre   They’re not specifically looking for the next Tiger Woods, but two golf-loving Queens residents are hoping their new nonprofit can help foster the sport in the black community.  Vernel Bennett, of Laurelton, and Jacques Leandre, of Rosedale, started the United Black Golfers Association (UBGA) — the first of its kind in […]

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Rosedale Jets celebrate successful football season
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The Rosedale Jets Football Organization celebrated a successful season, including three Super Bowl wins, at its annual awards dinner Sunday night. The nine-year-old division, the “Nasty 9s,” was among the Super Bowl victors. This win, however, was not their first. The 21-boy team won the 2012 Super Bowl game and kept the tradition alive this […]

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Incumbent Councilmember Donovan Richards regains District 31 seat

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 […]

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Jon Torodash explores City Council run against incumbent Koslowitz
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Jon Torodash wants to bring “Civic Virtue” back to Queens. The Kew Gardens resident has begun exploring a run as an independent against incumbent Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, a Democrat, for City Council District 29. Born and raised in Forest Hills, Torodash, 31, returned to Queens about five years ago and said he would run a […]

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Assemblymember Vivian Cook under fire for plot of land purchased by her nonprofit
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Assemblymember Vivian Cook is reportedly under fire for dubious spending, according to the New York Post. The nonprofit group she headed, the Rockaway Boulevard Local Development Corp., allegedly spent over $500,000 in 2006 to buy a plot of land in Jamaica to build a business resource center. However, the area on Rockaway Boulevard still remains […]

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