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Dangerous fake pot should be banned: Wills

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 28, District 31, District 32 on March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

At a number of bodegas in southeast Queens, customers can legally purchase a product that produces a marijuana-like high, but while the weed may be fake, the dangerous side effects are real. Basheer Ahmed, manager of the Bashir Famous Deli in Rochdale, Friday became the first to sign City Councilman Ruben Wills’ (D-Jamaica) pledge to [...]

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Sanders, Comrie get human rights grades

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 21, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 27, District 28, District 29, District 30, District 31, District 32 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) is going to have to make some room on his fridge. The chairman of the Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations had the best record of the Queens delegation on human rights issues last year, according to the Urban Justice Center’s 2011 Human Rights Report [...]

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Wills defeats challengers to retain City Council seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) said he is looking forward to continuing his agenda for \southeast Queens after voters decided to keep him in office for the remainder of his term. Wills, 40, trounced former Councilman Allan Jennings, Clifton Stanley Diaz and Michael Duvalle for the seat with 2,699 votes, or 70 percent of the [...]

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Wills confronts Jennings outside polling site

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 13, 2011 | No Comments

The bad blood between City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) and his opponent Allan Jennings heated up  Tuesday as the two men crossed paths outside August Martin High School just as the incumbent placed his vote in the Democratic primary for the special election. Wills, who was accompanied by his wife Marcia and 21-year-old daughter Julissa, [...]

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Special Election: Michael Duvalle

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Michael Duvalle has lived in southeast Queens for more than 40 years with his family. Duvalle, who served with the Navy, owned his own security company where he claims he created more than 2000 jobs. He also used to serve as the president of the Rockaway Merchants Association. Up until this year Duvalle, was a [...]

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Special Election: Clifton Stanley Diaz

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Clifton Stanley Diaz has been a member of the Rochdale Village board of directors for many years. The retired Air Force member has been involved with several community activist groups, including Rochdale’s civic. Another group he was part of was the city’s anti-drug task force during the late ‘80s and he helped to rename a [...]