Jumaane Williams

Recent Headlines
Civic Center »

City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Adds Friends and Foes to Leadership Team

The new council came to order with a mix of allies and enemies being appointed to key positions.

Murray Hill »

Speaker Candidates Face Off Over Who'll Be Best Replacement for Quinn

The seven council members praised the mayor-elect even as they promised to resist him.

Civic Center »

List of Reforms to the Speaker's Office Gains Support

A plan to give city council members more power has racked up 30 signatures so far, organizers said.

Midtown »

Politicians Rally to Strip MSG of Multimillion-Dollar Tax Breaks

The city has been deprived of more than $350 million in revenue over 31 years, officials said.

Civic Center »

City Council Coalition Plans to Rein in Next Speaker's Power

A group of members wants to shift some of the next City Council speaker's power back to the council.

Civic Center »

Racial Profiling Bill Backers Look to Flip Votes Ahead of Veto Override

Supporters of the bill are trying to get councilmembers who voted against it to support it.

Kew Gardens »

Councilmembers Reaffirm Support for NYPD Bills Despite Political Pressure

Despite weeks of pressure from the mayor's office and police unions, members say they're standing strong.

New York City »

City Council Reins in NYPD with Stop-and-Frisk and Inspector General Bills

The City Council also passed the 2014 budget and overrode the mayor's veto of the paid sick leave bill.

St. George »

New Anti-Gun Violence Initiative Targets Staten Island

Councilwoman Debi Rose announced the launch of the Cure Violence program on Wednesday.

New York City »

Independent NYPD Watchdog Gets Boost With Quinn's Support

The plan calls for the creation of an inspector general to oversee the Police Department.

East Flatbush »

Councilman Blames 'Outsiders' for Inciting Brooklyn Violence

Protests have been raging in Brooklyn after the police shooting of a 16-year-old teen.

East Flatbush »

Dozens Arrested as Protesters Clash With Cops at Rally for Slain Teen

Relatives of Kimani Gray, 16, decided not to speak when the vigil grew rowdy, representatives said.

East Flatbush »

Councilman Warns of More Violence After Vigil for Teen Killed by Cops

Councilman Jumaane Williams warned NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly that simmering tension needed fixing.

New York City »

Dov Hikind Apologizes For Real as Mayor Says Blackface Costume 'Disgusting'

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind continues to face backlash from his blackfaced Purim costume.

East Harlem »

Liu Calls On City to Settle $250 Million Central Park Five Lawsuit

Comptroller John Liu says the city is at risk of paying more money if the case is not settled.