Councilman Ruben Wills arrested on corruption charges


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Councilman Ruben Wills was arrested Wednesday after a corruption investigation discovered he allegedly stole public campaign funds and state grant money.

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Councilmember Ruben Wills going homeless for three days


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Councilmember Ruben Wills is stepping into the shoes of our city’s homeless, quite literally. Tuesday morning, Wills began a three-day journey in which he intends to live the life of a homeless person and experience any hardships firsthand. “He’s really going all out,” said a spokesperson for Wills. “He wants to get a perception of […]

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Councilmember Ruben Wills re-elected to City Council


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Incumbent Councilmember Ruben Wills will continue on through another term in the 28th City Council District. Wills beat out attorney Hettie Powell, Reverend David Kayode and Eugene Walter Evans for the seat with almost 50 percent of all votes. After being elected to the City Council in a 2010 special election, Wills has been hard […]

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Councilmember Ruben Wills investigated for missing funds


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Councilmember Ruben Wills is under investigation for $32,000 that seems to have disappeared. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is looking at Wills for the missing state-funded money that former State Senator Shirley Huntley put towards a nonprofit group that he headed, New York 4 Life. Investigators are reportedly revving up their probe of Wills following Huntley’s […]

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Wills calls on John Thomas to turn himself in


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Photo courtesy of Councilmember Ruben Wills

Three weeks after police officer Craig Bier was shot, a local politician is calling for the alleged gunman to turn himself in to authorities. Police identified John Thomas, 24, of Queens, as a suspect in the shooting of Bier on August 8, offering a $32,000 reward. Councilmember Ruben Wills held a press conference on Wednesday, […]

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Wills investigated for missing $33,000 grant


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Councilmember Ruben Wills

A Queens councilmember is taking heat for failing to account for thousands of taxpayers’ dollars given to his non-profit organization. Councilmember Ruben Wills is under investigation from State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after he failed to account for a $33,000 grant for his nonprofit, New York 4 Life. He is also being reviewed by the […]

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Wills wins in a landslide


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In a landslide victory, Ruben Wills retained his seat representing District 28 in the New York City Council. The councilmember won the September 13 election by receiving 67 percent of the vote, or 2,810 total votes. Wills was elected to the council last November, after his predecessor, Councilmember Thomas White, passed away. He will continue […]

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Queens-bound service to temporarily shut down at two Ozone Park subway stops for station improvements


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A $39 million project to revamp five Queens stations along the A line will shut down service at two Ozone Park stops for three months, the MTA said.

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