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Former Brooklyn Councilman Enoch Williams Dies at 84

Enoch Williams, the former five-term Democratic councilman for central Brooklyn, died this past week at his home in Florida, according to the Times' obituary. He is perhaps best remembered for much-criticized statements he made in the 80's linking the spread of AIDS to the gay rights movement, as well as ... More »
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Former Senator Arlen Specter Has Died

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who served five terms Senate representing Pennsylvania, has died at the age of 82, The Associated Press reported Sunday. Specter died of complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, with which he had a l... Read Post

Stanley Michels, Former Councilman, Dies at 75

United States / New York : City Room (6 years ago)

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered municipal flags to be flown at half-staff from today through Sunday to honor Stanley E. Michels, a former city councilman who died this morning. Read Post

William Safire, Columnist and Speech Writer, Has Died

United States / New York : Daily Intel (5 years ago)

The New York Times reports that famed columnist, pundit, journalist, essayist, novelist, linguist and Nixon speechwriter William Safire died today of pancreatic cancer. He was 77. His Times' obituary is an appropriately entertaining... Read Post

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