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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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Statement From State Senator Jose Peralta On Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address

“I can’t help but feel proud to be a Democrat after listening to Governor Cuomo.  I stand ready to join him in fighting the good fights for sensible gun regulation, an increased minimum wage, job creation, good schools, affordable housing, rebuilding after Sandy and the rest of his progressive agenda.

“After what we saw happen in Newtown, Ct., and in Rochester, strengthening New York’s assault weapons ban became an urgent and pressing priority.  But with handguns used in 58 percent of all homicides in New York last year, the focus has to be on more than just assault weapons.

January 9, 2013
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Statement From State Senator Jose Peralta On Senate Republican Gun Proposal

“The Senate Republican plan is entirely inadequate and falls far short of what New Yorkers expect their elected officials to do about the gun violence and bloodshed that has become frighteningly common.

“Republicans talk about ‘illegal guns’ and increasing jail sentences after criminals have been caught.   The fact is, guns are not illegal until they end up in the hands of criminals.  Our focus needs to be on keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the violently mentally ill in the first place, and on using available technology to catch criminals after using a firearm.  Only after gun criminals are caught will sentencing be relevant.  

January 7, 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

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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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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
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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."  

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October 30, 2012
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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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