Post Tagged with: "Jose Peralta"

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Peralta vs. Ramos in Queens

Elections 2018, Queens August 9, 2018 at 5:26 pm

Incumbent Jose Peralta defends his association with the IDC, which challenger Jessica Ramos deems a betrayal. Both candidates for the NYS Senate 13th District seat in Queens spoke with Queens Tribune.

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.

Andrea Marra of Jackson Heights is running for Jose Peralta's state senate seat. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Marra via QNS)

Andrea Marra Challenges Jose Peralta

East Asian, Politics, Queens February 8, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Jackson Heights resident Andrea Marra would become the first Asian American in the state Senate and the first transgender member of the state legislature if she wins the race for the District 13 seat, reports QNS.

Jessica Ramos (Photo by Oscar Frasser via Times Ledger)

Will Ramos Challenge Peralta?

Elections 2018, Government, Latino, Queens January 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Jessica Ramos, the former head of Latino media in the de Blasio administration, is considering a run against state Sen. Jose Peralta. She speaks to Times Ledger.

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.

Jose Perlata (Photo via El Diario)

Embattled Sen. Peralta Defends Controversial Move

Government, New York, Queens February 8, 2017 at 5:06 pm

As critics accuse him of siding with Republicans in Albany, José Peralta told El Diario/La Prensa that he joined the Independent Democratic Conference in order to have a more productive legislative session regarding projects that defend immigrants.

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.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation’s Seventh Annual Home Buyer Fair (Photo via News India times)

Helping Immigrants Achieve ‘Sustainable’ Home Ownership

Asian, Housing, Queens April 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

The seventh annual home buyer’s fair hosted by Chhaya Community Development Corporation drew hundreds, including many South Asians, eager to learn how to navigate the real estate market, Desi Talk reports.

(Photo by Mallory Moench for Voices of NY)

Crackdown on Roosevelt Avenue Bars Questioned

Crime, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Police, Queens, Voices' Picks December 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

A plan to clean up Roosevelt Avenue has some Jackson Heights residents worried over the problems it could cause for some immigrants.

MinKwon to Help Korean Immigrants

MinKwon to Help Korean Immigrants

East Asian, Elections 2016, Immigration, New York, Queens November 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

The MinKwon Center for Community Action is gearing up to help members of the Korean community cope with possible changes in immigration policy, Queens Chronicle reports.

Jose Peralta (Image courtesy of the web site of New York State Senator Jose Peralta)

Tough Road for Pro-Immigrant Projects in Albany

Elections 2016, Government, Immigration, Latino, New York November 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

As the New York State Senate remains in Republicans hands, Hispanic representatives admit that it will be difficult to advance such measures as driver’s licenses for undocumented people and the financial aid DREAM Act, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sens. José Peralta and Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker are requesting that the New York State Liquor Authority completely controls alcohol licenses granted to bars located on Roosevelt Avenue, a thoroughfare that extends through Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Leaders Propose Plan to ‘Clean Up’ Roosevelt Avenue

Business, Queens November 3, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Intending to end prostitution and drug trafficking, Sen. Jose Peralta and other leaders demand tough measures against bars and clubs violating the law, but many customers defend such establishments, 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 Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Crime, Latino, Queens August 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Tired of crime and noisy nightclubs on Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights officials are calling for a moratorium on new alcohol licenses and a full clean-up “Times Sq. style,” Diario/La Prensa reports.

Hope Cannaday (r.) leads a rally to save the oldest day care center in Corona from closing due to a rent hike. (Photo courtesy of Hope Cannaday via Times Ledger)

Rent Costs Force Corona Center Closing

Queens, Social Services, Youth May 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

A Corona day care and pre-K center that serves low-income families is slated to close in July because rent costs are doubling, Times Ledger reports.