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Councilwoman Barron Asks Obama to Launch Investigation Into Ramarley Graham Shooting

She’s going straight to the White House.

Councilwoman Inez Barron today called on President Barack Obama to spearhead a Department of Justice investigation into the death of Ramarley Graham, a Bronx teen killed by a police officer in 2012. 282 more words

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(Video) City Councilman Jumaane D Williams Discusses Phil Jackson Hiring and Current Initiatives

City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams of Brooklyn discusses the hiring of Phil Jackson as President of the New York Knicks after the press conference to announce the move, his focus on the arts and more with Derrel Jazz Johnson of Razz and Jazz Sports. Check out the video below.

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Bill Forcing Community Review of New Hotels Faces Early Criticism

A new bill that would subject proposed new hotel development to additional community review is already facing dissent from the hotel and building industries.

The bill, introduced by Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams, the chairman of the council’s buildings committee, would require all construction plans to undergo nonbinding review by local community boards at public hearings. 388 more words

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Jumaane Williams Winning Votes One House Party at a Time

September 30, 2013

Jumaane Williams, council member for the 45th District in Brooklyn, won the primary election by spending only $7 per vote, one of the lowest numbers among the City Council candidate races. 642 more words

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Good Feelings, Vague Ideas at the ANHD Annual Community Development Conference

This Thursday, the ANHD’s 4th Annual Community Development Conference was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan.  They keynote speaker was Vicki Been, Mayor de Blasio’s pick to run the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, commonly known as HPD. 661 more words

Mayor Bill De Blasio

Jumaane Williams Hopes Mayor Appoints New Buildings Commissioner ASAP

City Councilman Jumaane Williams is hoping that Mayor Bill de Blasio appoints a new Department of Buildings commissioner “as soon as possible” in the wake of a catastrophic East Harlem… 50 more words

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Jumaane Williams Hopes Mayor Appoints New Buildings Commissioner ASAP

City Councilman Jumaane Williams is hoping that Mayor Bill de Blasio appoints a new Department of Buildings commissioner “as soon as possible” in the wake of a catastrophic East Harlem… 345 more words

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