Newsroom

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.

For full article, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

Legisladores en NY Buscan Control de Armas

Según ha informado WXTV:

Para el vídeo completo, haga clic aquí

 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

Interview on Tiempo about Roosevelt Avenue

As reported by WABC TV:

For video, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

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.

For video, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

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?

For full article, click here. 

 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here. 

January 4, 2013
Read more...

State Senator Peralta Distributes Turkeys To Churches, Seniors and Nonprofits

 State Senator Peralta Distributes Turkeys To  Churches, Seniors and Nonprofits

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

November 19, 2012
Read more...

Statement on Hurricane Sandy

"Thankfully, the worst has passed," said State Senator Jose Peralta, who throughout the day Monday sent e-mails conveying information from the city Office of Emergency Management to his constituents in Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst and East Elmhurst. "Many homes in my district lost power because of fallen trees taking down power lines and utility poles toppling.  There was property damage, also because of fallen trees.  Thank God, though, that the storm did not cause any fatalities or serious injuries in this area.

"I extend my condolences to the family of the man killed in Flushing and the loved ones of the others who lost their lives to this storm."  

-30-

October 30, 2012
Read more...

August 2012 Newsletter - Credit Cards & College Students

Please click the file below to view the Credit Cards & College Students newsletter. 

File: 
Credit Cards & College Students

October 17, 2012
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here 

October 15, 2012
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here 

October 15, 2012
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here. 

October 9, 2012
Read more...

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.

For full article, click here

October 2, 2012
Read more...

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."

For full article, please click here

September 14, 2012
Read more...

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.

For video click here

August 30, 2012
Read more...

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
Read more...

Campaña para terminar el tráfico humano

Según ha informado WNJU 47:

August 20, 2012
Read more...