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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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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

Ex-ABC News president dies at 98

United States / New York : Crain's New York Business (3 years ago)

Elmer Lower, a former ABC News president who tripled the size of that network's news division during the '60s and '70s, has died in Florida. He was 98. ABC News President Ben Sherwood released a statement saying Lower died Tuesday m... 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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