Jose Peralta's News items

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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Roosevelt Avenue, a Corridor of Vice

As reported by The New York Times:

… Today, prostitution and counterfeiting industries are tucked alongside the Mexican restaurants, Dominican bakeries, Colombian boutiques and the nightclubs where men — many of them new immigrants working to feed families left behind in their homelands — can buy the company of a woman by paying $2 for a dance.

… (Peralta) is also calling for a task force, similar to the one that decimated crime there in the ’90s, to be reconvened.

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October 15, 2012
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Queens Voters Forced to Trek a Mile After Polling-Place Swap

As reported by DNA Info:

QUEENS — On Tuesday, 59-year-old Ditmars resident Wendy Rodriguez crossed the street with the help of a crossing guard outside of P.S. 2 on 21st Avenue.

The two began chatting, and the guard asked Rodriguez, a school administrator, if she had received a letter earlier this year from the Board of Elections, explaining that the polling site at the school would be closed for November's election.

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October 15, 2012
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Sen. Peralta pushes domestic abuse bill

As reported by Queens Chronicle: 

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) has introduced a bill that, if passed, will make it easier for victims of domestic abuse to seek shelter, break their ties with their abusers and begin new lives.

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October 9, 2012
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State Senator Jose Peralta homes in on helping victims of domestic abuse

As reported by the New York Daily News:

ALBANY — A Queens state senator wants to make it easier for domestic violence victims to find affordable, permanent housing.

Sen. Jose Peralta introduced a bill Friday requiring the New York City Housing Authority to give priority for emergency housing to a wider range of victims.

Under NYCHA’s current program, priority is given to those who can prove through police, court or hospital documents that they were abused on at least two occasions.

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October 2, 2012
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MLS working to bring new team to Queens

As reported by WABC TV:

There is quite a buzz in Queens about plans for a Major League Soccer stadium.

Negotiations are under way with the city, state and Major League Soccer officials to build a 25,000 seat professional soccer stadium, but 

Some local leaders are embracing it.

"Major League Soccer is going to make a great economic impact in this area," state Senator Jose Peralta said. "And we're talking about over 2,000 construction union jobs. We're talking about 1,100 permanent jobs when it comes down to it. And that's what it's all about. It's about bringing economic development back into Queens."

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September 14, 2012
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Soccer Stadium Would be Big Win for Queens, Lawmaker Says

As reported by NY1:

Queens State Senator Jose Peralta recently stopped by the NY1 studios to discuss ongoing efforts to bring a major league soccer stadium in the borough.

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August 30, 2012
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Pockets of City See Higher Use of Force During Police Stops

As reported by The New York Times:

The crowded neighborhoods of the West Bronx come alive at night. Residents, young and old, cluster around door stoops. Teenagers fill playground basketball courts. Police officers from the nearby 44th and 46th Precincts patrol the streets, from time to time stopping and frisking young men, mostly black and Latino. And when they do, statistics show, they use physical force far more often than the police do anywhere else in the city.

August 21, 2012
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State Senators Take Aim To Tighten Gun Control

As reported by WPIX: 

Senator Gianaris' proposals said among his measures is "One that would restrict gun purchases to one per month because right now the big problem with people is that they will bulk purchase guns and turn them around and sell them illegally," he said, adding, "Sales on the secondary market don't require background checks."  Other measures call for dealers to report all firearm and ammunition sales within 24 hours to the State Division of Criminal Justice, where records would be kept on file for at least a decade.  Another bill would mandate a 10-day waiting period for all gun purchases.  Senator Gianaris is also calling for limiting sales of ammo to permitted dealers, and he wants all gun buyers to be required to take a safety course.

August 20, 2012
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