COUNCIL MEMBER RUBEN WILLS RESPONSES TO THE GRAND JURY’S DECISION

Council Member Wills releases statement concerning the Grand Jury decision not to indict officers in the Eric Garner Case

“It is unconscionable that in the 21st century, New Yorkers of color continue to live under occupation in their own communities. The system entrusted to serve and protect the people instead serves to breed more distrust and discontent towards law enforcement, and reverses whatever gains have been achieved towards improving police-community relations,” said Councilman Wills. “From Eleanor Bumpers in 1984 to Mr. Eric Garner in …

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COUNCIL CALLS ON STATE LEGISLATURE TO REMOVE RESTRICTIONS

COUNCIL CALLS ON STATE LEGISLATURE TO REMOVE RESTRICTIONS

For Immediate Release

Contact: Angelica Toussaint

718 206 2068 (Office)

646 532 9381

atoussaint@council.nyc.gov

 

City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the City Council voted on and unanimously passed Resolution 123 which calls for the passage of a state budget that does not bar New York City from using State reimbursement for rental subsidy programs for the homeless. The passage of the resolution is only a day after a delegation from the Department of Homeless Services, Council Members Wills, author of the bill and Levin, Chair of City …

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COUNCIL MEMBER WILLS INTRODUCES BILL TO HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES FIND PERMANENT HOUSING

City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Council Member Ruben Wills introduced a resolution co-sponsored by Council Member Stephen Levin, Chair of the General Welfare Committee and Council Member Vanessa Gibson to call for the passage of a state budget that does not bar New York City from using State reimbursement for rental subsidy programs for the homeless.

As of January, the homeless population has exceeded 53,000 in the Department of Homeless Services’ (DHS) shelters throughout New York City.  With the loss of vital federal services …

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CITY COUNCIL PASSES STREET RENAMING BILL IN HONOR OF TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

CITY COUNCIL PASSES STREET RENAMING BILL IN HONOR OF TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

 

Manhattan, NY– On Thursday, November 14, 2013 the City Council voted unanimously in the affirmative to pass bill Intro 1011-A Tuskegee Airmen Way.  Intro 1011-A permanently changes the name of South Road between Merrick Boulevard and Remington Street to Tuskegee Airmen Way in the Borough of Queens, and amends the New York City Map accordingly.  The map change will honor African American air crew, ground crew and support personnel that were involved in the ‘Tuskegee Experience’; who fought and served with honor during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first …

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TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TESTIFY BEFORE CITY COUNCIL

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TESTIFY BEFORE CITY COUNCIL

in support of renaming South Road, Queens 

Manhattan, NY- On Wednesday, October 3, 2013 the City Council’s Parks Committee held a hearing on renaming South Road, Queens to Tuskegee Airmen Way. Council Member Ruben Wills joined by two original members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Mr. Dabney N. Montgomery and Mr. Wilfred DeFour testified on the relevance of the renaming.

“We had this [Department of War] report behind us stating we could not take it and it was in this atmosphere and in our minds we said, …

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COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS CUTS THE RIBBON FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF 3D’s AFTERCARE INC.

COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS CUTS THE RIBBON FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF 3D’s AFTERCARE INC.

COUNCILMAN RUBEN WILLS CUTS THE RIBBON FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF 3D’s AFTERCARE INC.

(Left to right) Joyce Denny from UNCA, Councilman Ruben Wills, 3D’s Aftercare founder Zodeila Williams- Langley, Councilman Comrie
 
Program will address the needs of school-aged (5-12 years old) children and families in the Queens community with Afterschool, Summer Camp, Mentorship, and Parent Involvement activities.

By Deshanna Samii

Jamaica, NY – Saturday, August, 3rd, 2013 – Councilman Ruben Wills joined the Executive Director, the Board of Directors of 3D’s Aftercare Inc., business leaders, and local families for the grand opening. At 11 AM,Councilman Wills cut the …

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COUNCIL MEMBER RUBEN WILLS’S STATEMENT ON THE FEDERAL COURT DECISION PERTAINING TO STOP AND FRISK

COUNCIL MEMBER RUBEN WILLS’S STATEMENT ON THE FEDERAL COURT DECISION PERTAINING TO STOP AND FRISK

JAMAICA, NY — Council Member Ruben Wills released the following statement on the federal court’s decision to reform the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy.

“The unconstitutional and discriminatory application of the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk policy has no place in our city. All New Yorkers deserve to walk on our city’s streets without fear of being unjustifiably searched or racially profiled.”

“Based on statistics gathered by the New York City Civil Liberties Union, of the over 3.8 million innocent New Yorkers that were stopped between 2002 and 2011 …

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Victims of Gun Violence Honor NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III

Victims of Gun Violence Honor NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

City Hall

New York, NY 10007                                                                                                                …

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Press Release to Denounce Gun Violence in Queens

Press Release to Denounce Gun Violence in Queens

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

City Hall

New York, NY 10007

(212) 788-7116

**For Immediate Release**

May 21, 2013

Contact: (212) 788-7116

Release # 083-2013

 

Speaker Quinn, Council Member Wills, Religious and Community Leaders Denounce Gun Violence in Queens 

Elected officials and leaders ask for the public’s assistance in apprehending the suspect wanted for the tragic shooting death of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson

Jamaica, Queens —Today, Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Wills, religious and community leaders asked for the public’s assistance in apprehending the suspect wanted for the senseless …

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COUNCIL MEMBER WILLS COMMIT TO BE FIT

COUNCIL MEMBER WILLS COMMIT TO BE FIT

Council Member Wills participates in tug of war at Commit to be Fit event in Baisley Pond Park.

Jamaica, NY- Saturday, May 4th, 2013- Council Member Ruben Will hosted his fourth annual Commit To Be Fit in Baisley Pond Park.

Council Member Wills stated, “Health and well being, is important not only to a particular person, but their family and indirectly our community.  It is imperative, that we change the conversation from, I will workout tomorrow to I will take the …

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