Politics/Elected Officials

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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NYC Releases Voter Guide & Candidates Video Statements for Election 2017

By Editor | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Its your city, vote for what you want. The primary election is Tuesday, September 12.  The city’s official, nonpartisan Voter Guide for the primary elections on Tuesday, September 12 is now available.  The print edition of the Guide will be delivered to every household with an eligible registered voter in the five boroughs.     Candidates’ […]

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Candidates Forum Signal Race for Wills’ Open Seat is Underway

By Editor | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The room was full for the candidates’ forum for City Council District 28 on August 29, a rainy and dreary night.  Democratic candidates Richard David and Adrienne Adams were joined by Republican candidate Ivan Mossop.  The other Democratic candidate for the seat, Hettie Powell, did not attend. The forum began with candidates’ introductions, proceeded to […]

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Political Process without Petitions Raises Doubt

By Editor | September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I did it the way it was supposed to be done,” said Hettie Powell candidate for City Council District 28 at a candidate’s forum on Wednesday, August 30 in Richmond Hill.  The candidates were fielding questions submitted by the audience and an individual asked about how they felt about the fairness of getting on the […]

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Convicted Council Member Asserts His Innocence

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

  “I have not lied to my community and I maintain my innocence,” posted former Council Member Ruben Wills on Facebook after he was tried and convicted for stealing more than $30,000 in taxpayer’s money.  The jury found Wills guilty of one count of a scheme to defraud, two counts of grand larceny and two […]

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Mayor unveils site of the future 116 Precinct

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday, July  17, Mayor deBlasio revealed the location for the future 116th Precinct.  The precinct will be located at 242-40 North Conduit Avenue, adjacent to the 115th Satellite precinct.   The space which is currently allocated as a parking lot.   The new precinct will assume over half of the 105th Precinct’s territory, which is currently […]

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The Race to Fill Convicted Council Member Seat Heats Up

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was to no one’s surprise, Community Board Chair Adrienne Adams announced her candidacy to replace Ruben Wills. Adams, although a latecomer to the race, has some front runner status based on her recent run for NYS Senator last year. That bid was unsuccessful, however, many believed the true intent of the candidate was to […]

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Former Council Member Ruben Wills Sentenced to Prison

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former City Council Member Ruben Wills was sentenced on August 10, 2017 to two to six years in prison. He was ordered to pay restitution of approximately $33,000 and fined $5,000. Wills was indicted by Attorney General Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapaoli in a corruption scheme that involved a non-profit and campaign funds. Will […]

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