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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: Ruben Wills

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

Ruben Wills was elected to office during last year’s special election following Thomas White’s death. He had worked with state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) prior to his election. Wills has received several endorsements from other elected officials, including Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and groups such as the United [...]

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3 fellow Dems confront Wills in Council race

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28, District 29 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Voters in southeast Queens will be heading back to the polls Tuesday in the first step to determine who will be their City Hall representative for the next two years and the men who are vying for the spot are sparing no expense for the seat, according to campaign finance records. City Councilman Ruben Wills [...]