Politics/Elected Officials

Former Council Member Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor

By Editor | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ruben Wills pleaded guilty to non-disclosure of a personal loan on Monday, November 13.  The guilty plea was for one misdemeanor count for not divulging a loan on his 2012 report with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.  This past summer, Wills was convicted on felony charges of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and falsifying […]

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Voters Say No to Convention and Make History in Southeast Queens

By Editor | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Yorkers rejected having a constitutional convention by wide margin.  Eighty three percent of voters said No to the proposition.  Unions came out strong in favor of a No vote and that message seemed to be delivered on Election Day.  New Yorkers did say no to public officials collecting pensions if they are convicted of […]

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Forum Supports No Vote on #ConCon

By Editor | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Karen Clements “Change can be good, but it can also be bad,” said Leroy Gadsden, President of the NAACP Jamaica Branch. Gadsden was speaking at Congressman’s Gregory Meeks’ update breakfast on October 23 on why the organization is supporting a No vote for the upcoming ballot initiative for a NY State Constitutional Convention (ConCon). […]

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Mayor de Blasio’s Town Hall at August Martin HS

By Editor | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday, October 16 residents converged on August Martin High School for a Town Hall featuring Mayor de Blasio who referred to Southeast Queens as a “legendary civic minded area”.  The forum was cosponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz, who opened the event with reflections on the Queens, Senator James Sanders, Jr. who served as […]

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Election Challenges Plaque Mitchell Lama Cooperative

By Editor | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Nobody cares’. That was the statement from a cooperator the day after Rochdale Village’s annual shareholders meeting.  Less than 100 individuals reportedly turned out for that meeting where cooperatives are given a report on the state of the Village.  Rochdale Village is the second largest Mitchell Lama complex in New York City with over 5,000 […]

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10 Things to Know About New York Proposal 1: Constitutional Convention Question

By Editor | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On November 7, 2017, voters in New York will decide whether to hold a state constitutional convention. Often referred to as the Con Con Question, the measure will be listed on the ballot as Proposal 1. In the last 20 years, there have been no state constitutional conventions. However, there were 18 state constitutional convention questions […]

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Union and Elected Officials want “No” vote for Constitutional Convention

By Editor | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every twenty years New Yorkers have the chance to vote whether or not they want to hold a constitutional convention that would amend, tweak or improve the fundamental principles that govern the state.  In the upcoming election, New Yorkers will have the option to vote yes or no on the issue of the convention.  A […]

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Incumbent I Daneek Miller Wins Primary Election

By Editor | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Incumbents across all city primary election races from Mayor to City Council fared very well without a single City Council incumbent defeated.  Council Member I Daneek Miller won his primary race against his challenger by a wide margin of 78% to 22%. Miller spoke to Communities of Color News about the focus of his […]

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Adrienne Adams: Community is Priority One

By Editor | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Minutes after the primary election results were announced, Adrienne Adams talked with Communities of Color News to discuss her upcoming priorities and dispel some of the issues that arose during the campaign. Adams primary win places her close to securing the seat which, due to the lack of an incumbent, would begin her term on […]

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Adrienne Adams Wins City Council Seat Vacated by Corruption

By Editor | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was the shout of “We Won” in the parking lot of the JFK Hilton that was the indication that the election night headquarters received the news that Adrienne Adams had secured the win. Prior to that, it was a nail biting scene.  Who would secure the vote as Adams and opponent Richard David battled […]

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