Former City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski died this morning. She was 79.
Krajewski, the brawler, straight-shooter councilwoman represented the 6th District in the Northeast since 1979 before retiring two years ago.
She fought absentee landlords, sponsored "right-to-know" legislation and led the charge in efforts to address prison overpopulation.
"Her fiesty nature and sharp political acumen made her equal parts legendary and approachable as a political leader in the Northeast," said Councilman Bobby Henon, who was elected in 2012 to represent Krajewski's former district. "She was an iconic powerhouse."