Post Tagged with: "Hiram Monserrate"

Hiram Monserrate (Photo via Twitter)

The Return of Hiram Monserrate

Elections 2018 September 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Hiram Monserrate is back in politics after winning the vote for Democratic leader in the 35th Assembly District in Queens, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Rep. Joseph Crowley debated Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Primary Debates in Jackson Heights Get Raucous

Elections 2018, Politics, Queens June 25, 2018 at 6:01 pm

A series of heated debates among Democratic primary candidates for state and federal office in Jackson Heights is seen as opening a new chapter in Queens politics, Queens Latino reports.

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.

Hiram Monserrate (Photo via Queens Latino)

Monserrate on Returning to Politics

Latino, Politics, Queens March 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

Queens Latino interviews Hiram Monserrate on returning to local politics in Queens.

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.

Colombian parade held last year on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Little Colombia’ Needs Representation

In the News, Metro Area, Politics, South American July 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Colombians, 1.5 million strong in the tri-state area, have little representation and are fractured as a community. Some leaders are trying to change that, El Diario reports.

Hiram Monserrate (center) leaves Manhattan Federal Court after his sentencing in December. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Monserrate Quietly Starts Prison Term

In the News, Latino, Politics May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

Following a two-month postponement, disgraced former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate started serving his two-year sentence for embezzlement of city funds on May 11, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Hiram Monserrate coming out of the court in lower Manhattan after receiving his sentence. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Monserrate’s Political Life Ends with an Earful, Tears and Jail Time

Crime, Latino, Politics December 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

Former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate cried and apologized in Federal Court in Manhattan this week, where he was sentenced to two years in prison for allowing his ambition to override his “judgment” and his “conscience,” reports Queens Latino.