Jose Peralta's News items

Lame Muni-Meters hassle on Roosevelt

As reported by Queens Chronicle:

State Sen. Jose Peralta is asking the Department of Transportation to better maintain the Muni-Meters on Roosevelt Avenue.

“Parking can be extraordinarily hard to come by as it is already in this bustling area,” Peralta wrote to the DOT in a letter on Feb. 4. “Let’s not disrupt the flow of commerce and traffic for failing to maintain parking meters in good working order.”

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February 11, 2013
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Major League Soccer promotes small business support for Queens stadium

As reported by Queens Chronicle:

Major League Soccer representatives touted small business support for their proposal to bring a stadium to Flushing Meadows Park on Friday at Sabor Latino restaurant in Elmhurst.

Outside the MLS press conference, a handful of protesters from Make the Road New York and the Fairness Coalition of Queens, two organizations that do not want green space taken from the park, held signs saying “We want a stadium, but not in the park” and “Our park is not for sale” in English and Spanish.

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January 30, 2013
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Op-Ed: Essential steps in the fight against gun violence

As reported by the Queens Qourier:

BY STATE SENATOR JOSE PERALTA

As the sponsor of 14 gun bills, I couldn’t be happier to see long overdue action finally taken on common-sense measures to protect New Yorkers from gun violence.

From revoking the gun permits and confiscating the fi rearms of domestic abusers and the mentally ill, to requiring background checks and law enforcement oversight for private gun sales and ammunition purchases, to requiring periodic statewide recertification of gun licenses, a good deal of the legislation I have sponsored and fought for is in this package.

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January 22, 2013
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Crece apoyo a estadio MLS

Según ha informado El Diario:

NUEVA YORK — La construcción del estadio de fútbol en el parque Flushing Meadows Corona, va ganando terreno.

Más de 1,000 pequeños negocios han firmado cartas de apoyo a la edificación del escenario que sería sede del equipo número 20 de la MLS.

Así lo dieron a conocer ayer directivos de la liga de fútbol de Estados Unidos durante una reunión con la prensa en el restaurante 'Sabor Latino', en Queens.

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January 22, 2013
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Gooool de la MLS a favor del estadio de fútbol en el Parque Flushing

As reported by Queens Latino:

En el restaurante Sabor Latino de Elmhurst, Queens, dueños de negocios y políticos le ayudaron a meter un gol a la Liga Nacional de Fútbol (MLS). “Es el momento perfecto para construir un estadio de fútbol en el Parque Flushing por el acceso a transporte, por los fanáticos latinos y porque le inyecta energía a la economía de la ciudad de Nueva York”, dijo John Ferrera, propietario de la Casa de Ropa Interior que está ubicada en Junction Boulevard. Ferrera ha vivido más de 50 años en Queens y su negocio tiene más de 30 años en ese sector.

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January 22, 2013
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Rare large parcel of property near Citi Field hits the market

As reported by the Daily News:

Property near Citi Field is hotter than ever right now with proposals for a state-of-the-art new mall and a $300 million Major League Soccer stadium to be constructed nearby.

Development on the northern edges of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park could get a boost from the addition of a 1.67-acre Corona property, zoned for residential or commercial use, that recently hit the market for $21 million. It is located at 112-21 Northern Blvd.

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January 14, 2013
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NYC Lawmakers Push for Subway Changes

As reported by WNBC:

On Sunday, local and state lawmakers called on the MTA to do more to protect commuters. It comes in the wake of another deadly incident, where a rider was pushed into the path of an oncoming train. Ida Siegal reports.

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January 4, 2013
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Subway-push deaths prompt calls for sliding platform doors to boost safety

As reported by WPIX:

If you’ve taken the subway chance are you’ve done it: Peaked out onto the subway tracks to see if your train is coming. Some commuters walk an even finer line along the yellow caution strip… living life out on the edge.

But after Sunando Sen was pushed to his death while waiting for the 7 train last week. It was the 54th death on the subway system tracks this year.

Queens lawmakers want improvements to commuters safety, like sliding doors to separate riders from the tracks.

State Senator Jose Peralta and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer say enough is enough

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January 4, 2013
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Politicians Call on MTA to Act After Subway Shoving Death

As reported by Fox 5:

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Two New York politicians are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to enact or expand existing proposals, initiatives and pilot programs to protect commuters after two recent subway shoving deaths. 

State Senator Jose Peralta and City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer want the MTA to consider installing sliding doors on subway platforms in as many stations as it is financially feasible to do so. 

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January 4, 2013
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President Obama's determined to get a gun-control law in place early in his second term

As reported by the Daily News:

President Obama called the Newtown school massacre “the worst day” of his presidency as he reiterated Sunday his determination to sign a gun-control bill into law early in his second term.

“I’d like to get it done in the first year,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” after being asked about the need for new laws following the killings of 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “This is not something I will be putting off.”

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January 4, 2013
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Sheldon Silver: Microstamping Not Part of Gun Package Talks

As reported by Daily Politics:

This was part of a story in today's editions on gun control efforts. This item has info cut from the paper editions for space:

Supporters of a microstamping, which makes guns and ammo more trackable, fear their best chance of getting the Mayor Bloomberg-backed measure enacted into law is slipping away.

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January 4, 2013
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Recognize a Good Deal for What It Is

As reported by Queens Courier:

By State Senator Jose Peralta

It’s not surprising to hear heated debate about soccer in Queens. After all, the international pastime is as much at home in the country’s most diverse county, and as much a part of people’s lives, as it is just about anyplace else in the world.

The most heated debate of all, however, isn’t whether Messi is better than Ronaldo, but whether to build a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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January 4, 2013
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Legisladores en NY Buscan Control de Armas

Según ha informado WXTV:

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January 4, 2013
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Gun industry spends to protect 'firearm rights' in New York

As reported by the Albany Times Union:

The gun lobby has pumped more than $550,000 into New York state political campaigns since 2000, much of it in the past few years, with Republicans in the Legislature and the Conservative Party as the biggest recipients, public filings show. It has also sent lobbyists to the Capitol to talk with GOP lawmakers and voice opinions on bills that have become locked in Senate committees.

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January 4, 2013
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New bipartisan coalition running the state Senate faces major issue next week stemming from the Sandy Hook massacre

As reported by the Daily News:

ALBANY — The new bipartisan coalition running the state Senate could face its first major test in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

The five breakaway Democrats who will work with the Republicans to jointly run the chamber next year will be under intense pressure from the Democratic conference to push through some kind of gun control measure — an issue the governor has said would be a priority next year.

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January 4, 2013
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Interview on Tiempo about Roosevelt Avenue

As reported by WABC TV:

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January 4, 2013
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Queens Officials Aim To Make Holidays Brighter For Sandy-Affected Families

As reported by NY1:

For families affected by Hurricane Sandy, it could be difficult getting into the holiday spirit, but some Queens officials are helping to make their season a bit brighter.

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January 4, 2013
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Pol To Parks Dept.: Hurry Tree Removal

As reported by the Queens Tribune: 

With reports of more than 15,000 downed trees throughout the City as a result of Superstorm Sandy and Nor’Easter Athena, the aftermath has many local residents begging the question: when will we fully cleanup?

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January 4, 2013
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Peralta Distributes 478 Turkeys

As reported by the Queens Gazette:

State Senator Jose Peralta is providing free turkeys to local churches, senior centers and nonprofit agencies, including First Baptist Church, Make the Road New York, Woodside on the Move and the Corona Senior Center.

By Thanksgiving, Peralta will have distributed 478 turkeys, including 24 that will go to the Rockaways in coordination with the office of state Senator Malcolm Smith.

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January 4, 2013
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Peralta Delivers Food, Water, Clothes To Sandy Victims

As reported by the Queens Gazette:

State Senator Jose Peralta began delivering on November 5 donated food, clothing, water, blankets and other essentials his office collected over the previous several days for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Among the donations were $500 worth of groceries contributed by Food Bazaar, $200 worth of groceries donated by Met Food Market and a truck and driver provided by AM Home Delivery to make the deliveries.

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January 4, 2013
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