Community leaders call for a special prosecutor to probe a deadly police-involved shooting in South Ozone Park
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Less than a week after a man was fatally shot by police following a pursuit in South Ozone Park, the man’s family and a local lawmaker called for a special prosecutor to investigate the incident. State Senator James Sanders joined with family and friends of George Tillman, who was gunned down by NYPD officers in South […]

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Home-grown entrepreneurs and celebs shared their inspiring stories with kids at a Jamaica school
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Not all wealthy people inherited their money or had wealthy connections. Some successful individuals clawed out of the gutter to achieve success. That’s the message state Senator James Sanders and others drove home during a special Youth Development Panel on Thursday in Jamaica. Local celebrities and entrepreneurs participated in the discussion at M.S. 72, where they shared their troubled pasts […]

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Queens state senator passes on Congressional race and will instead seek re-election
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He’d rather be in Albany than on Capitol Hill. State Senator James Sanders announced on Tuesday he would run for re-election instead of challenging Congressman Gregory Meeks for his Fifth Congressional District seat. Sanders, who represents the 10th Senatorial District covering much of southeast Queens, had formally explored a Congressional campaign, noting that he “wanted to rid […]

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105th Precinct Satellite in Rosedale is now a 24-hour operation
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It’s not quite a new precinct, but for many south Queens residents, it’s close enough. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced on Friday that the 105th Precinct’s Satellite office in Rosedale is stronger than ever, with a 24-hour schedule and expanded staffing. As of Feb. 23, the satellite now has an additional 18 […]

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Southeast Queens schools are ready for high-tech webcam lessons with NASA
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Public schools across state Senator James Sanders’ district in southeast Queens will soon receive new webcams enabling them to participate in high-tech lessons with NASA and other entities. Sanders pledged to provide the schools with 3,000 cameras, with the devices distributed incrementally. The most recent delivery took place last week at P.S. 160 in South […]

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