(QUEENS, NY) New York State Senator Jose R. Peralta was joined by the “men in blue” of The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) program and community leaders to announce $250,000 in funding to expand RWA’s presence in the 13th district. The program, which provides street sanitation services along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, will now also service Roosevelt Avenue and Astoria Boulevard. Peralta also was honored with the bright blue uniform of the RWA “man in blue” for his extraordinary support of and partnership with RWA over the years.
Nueva York/EFE — Por primera vez en cinco décadas, los votantes de Nueva York acudirán a la urnas bajo un nuevo sistema electoral, que sustituye las viejas máquinas de palanca, y que se pondrá en marcha en las primarias demócratas del 14 de septiembre.
Nueva York ha sido el último estado en adquirir un sistema electrónico de votación, tal y como estipula una medida aprobada por el Congreso de EE.UU. en 2002, tras los problemas surgidos dos años antes, que obligaron al recuento de miles de votos y la intervención del Tribunal Supremo.
A new law in New York City aimed at helping prospective tenants combat the raging bedbug epidemic was signed into law Monday by Gov. David A. Paterson.
Dubbed the Bedbug Disclosure Act, the measure requires owners and lessors to notify new rental tenants of bedbug infestations that have plagued the building and the tenant's individual unit during the previous year.
The law, A10356B/S8130, which takes effect immediately, comes amid a rash of complaints about bedbugs in New York City and other major cities across the nation. The measure applies only to the city.
Apartment renters of New York, get ready to have a bedbug conversation with prospective landlords.
Gov. David Paterson has signed into law the Bedbug Disclosure Act. As Metropolis reported back in June, the bill requires building owners to disclose a one-year history of bedbug infestations to potential tenants.
Assembly woman Linda B. Rosenthal, who represents Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and State Senator Jose Peralta from Queens sponsored the legislation.
The United States has contributed around $150 million to relief efforts in Pakistan following flooding which began in late July and continues to devastate the region. Yet, as the death toll rises and more are left homeless, the need for more money and supplies is increasing.
Last Thursday, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Corona) joined Mohammad Razvi of the Council of People’s Organization and Amy Paul of South Asian Youth Action at Kabab King in Jackson Heights to urge community members to donate money and supplies to reputable aid organizations in Pakistan.
Starting this fall, all lever voting machines in NY state will be replaced with electronic optical scan voting machines. Join Senator Peralta for a hands-on demonstration with the Board of Elections. All participants will have the opportunity to try out the new voting machines.
Please join Senator Jose Peralta for a Town Hall on Section 8 vouchers. Members of the community, housing advocates and social service providers are encouraged to voice their opinions and ask questions.
The event is sponsored by:
Senator Jose Peralta
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras
New York Urban League Housing Program
NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA)
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) urged residents to donate money and food for those suffering from the floods in Pakistan at a news conference at Pakistani restaurant Kabab King Diner in Jackson Heights last Thursday.
“These floods have taken a tremendous toll on the people who live there,” Dromm said.