Councilmember Ruben Wills

As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 5/21/2013 at 3:26PM

What community leaders are calling a “senseless act of violence” has left a 14-year-old girl dead, a family devastated and a neighborhood outraged. D’aja “Asia” Robinson was shot and killed on Saturday aboard a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard. Robinson was on her way from a sweet 16 birthday party when a [...]

Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley
Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley
Politics Terence M. Cullen 5/08/2013 at 2:17PM

Former State Senator Shirley Huntley secretly recorded three Queens elected officials, among others, for federal authorities last summer, according to court documents. State Senators Jose Peralta and Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Ruben Wills were named in a memorandum unsealed by a federal judge this afternoon. The filing also named Brooklyn State Senators Eric Adams, John [...]

Councilmember Ruben Wills investigated for missing funds
Councilmember Ruben Wills investigated for missing funds
Politics Queens Courier Staff 2/22/2013 at 9:35AM

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 [...]

Wills investigated for missing $33,000 grant
Wills investigated for missing $33,000 grant
News Liam La Guerre 6/13/2012 at 11:15AM

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 [...]

Junior Knicks League crowns champion
Junior Knicks League crowns champion
Sports Billy Rennison 4/11/2012 at 3:27PM

The Junior Knicks League, joined by a New York basketball legend, recently held its championship game at August Martin High School. Former Knicks star John Starks came out to watch teams from Jamaica and South Ozone Park battle it out for the championship on Friday, March 30. The Junior Knicks teams from P.S. 40 in [...]

Officials break ground on new Adult Learning Center in Rochdale Village
Officials break ground on new Adult Learning Center in Rochdale Village
News Melissa Chan 3/12/2012 at 5:09PM

Brainy bookworms in Rochdale Village will soon have a $4.1 million new home away from home. According to Queens Library officials, the community’s Adult Learning Center will be doubled in size to include more classroom and discussion group space, additional computers, listening stations and a new handicapped-accessible restroom. “The expanded Adult Learning Center at Rochdale [...]

Trashy situation along Liberty Avenue
Trashy situation along Liberty Avenue
News Melissa Chan 1/10/2012 at 9:14AM

Business owners are bearing the brunt of the burden as overflowing garbage cans and household debris continue to litter Liberty Avenue. “People seem to think — when they see a trash can — that they can dump all of their garbage from home there. They think they have the right to do that. It’s frustrating,” [...]

Queens Election Day results
Queens Election Day results
News Billy Rennison 11/09/2011 at 11:36AM

Election Day was quiet in Queens with only three races on the ballot – two of which featured only a single candidate. Both Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Councilmember Ruben Wills retained their seats after running unopposed in their respective elections. Brown secured his record sixth consecutive term as county prosecutor. The D.A., [...]