Post Tagged with: "Francisco Moya"

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

Sadness overcame Monserrate’s followers at his campaign headquarters, located on Astoria Boulevard. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

High Emotions in Queens as Moya Defeats Monserrate

Elections 2017, Queens September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an intense electoral night in Queens’ District 21, the Democratic Party’s favorite Francisco Moya beat a surprisingly strong Hiram Monserrate after a contentious primary, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via El Diario)

As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Real Estate and a Queens Primary Race

Elections 2017, Queens, Real Estate June 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

A column in Queens Latino looks at how real estate concerns could affect the Democratic primary race for the 21st District City Council seat, currently occupied by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras in her Corona, Queens office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Julissa Ferreras Departure Upends City Council, Latino Politics

Elections 2017, Latino, New York, Politics June 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election has shaken the City Council and Latino politics, not only because her seat is now up for grabs but also because she was expected to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito as speaker, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

State Senator José Peralta, from Queens (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Activists Press Cuomo on Funds to Help Immigrants

Government, Immigration, New York March 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Activists delivered a petition with 11,000 signatures asking New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to add nearly $20 million to protect immigrants in the next state budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Assemblyman Francisco Moya (center) presents the legislative package in Albany, with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie alsto at the podium. (Photo by Ana b. Nieto via el Diario)

Immigrants Cheer Bill to Make NY a Sanctuary State

Government, Immigration, New York February 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

Immigrants expressed great hopes as a legislative package, including the Dream Act once again, was proposed in Albany to extend protection for immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

Environment, New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video March 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.

Standing on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan, Assembly members Marcos Crespo (front row, right)and Francisco Moya (front row, center), alongside activist César Vargas (center) and Senator-Elect Marisol Alcántara call on President Obama to stop DACA deportations and ask for presidential pardon. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers Plead Obama for Mass Presidential Pardon

Immigration, New York November 17, 2016 at 4:41 pm

As NYU students said that their campus will be a sanctuary where undocumented people will be protected, local elected officials asked Obama to issue a mass presidential pardon for Dreamers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from research.archives.gov)

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

Roosevelt Avenue is the epicenter of Latino life in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos in Queens: Much Diversity, Little Political Clout

In the News, Latino, Politics, Queens September 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Although Latinos in Queens make up 28 percent of the borough’s population, their local and state government representation appears to have stalled, El Diario reports.

The Latino community in Queens is learning to organize itself around a goal or idea and not with the backing of a political party, and that’s a step forward. (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Roosevelt Ave. BID Highlights Latino Leadership Void

Business, Latino, Opinion, Queens October 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

The lack of vision and leadership within the Latino community in Queens is reflected in the misguided proposal to expand the BID along Roosevelt Avenue, argues Javier Castaño in an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Quinn Zooms in on Coveted Latino Vote

Elections 2013, Latino September 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

With her poll numbers sinking, the mayoral hopeful has been aggressively campaigning in Latino neighborhoods.

Noel Polanco was shot dead by an NYPD detective during an early morning traffic stop in Queens last October. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

El Diario Calls for Firing of Detective in Polanco Case

Crime, Latino, Opinion, Queens March 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm

El Diario-La Prensa is calling for the dismissal of a police detective who fatally shot an unarmed national guardsman after pulling him over last October in Queens, in a scathing editorial entitled “Fire Dt. Hamdy from the NYPD.”