Pols remember 9/11: SENATOR JOSE PERALTA


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Where were you when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center? It was the day of the mayoral Democratic primary. I hadn’t been elected to office yet and I wasn’t running myself that day, but I was helping candidates in some local Queens races. I was stopped at a traffic light on […]

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Queens pols among elected officials secretly recorded by ex-State Senator Shirley Huntley


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Former State Senator Shirley Huntley secretly recorded three Queens elected officials, among others, for federal authorities last summer, according to court documents. State Senators Jose Peralta and Malcolm Smith and Councilmember Ruben Wills were named in a memorandum unsealed by a federal judge this afternoon. The filing also named Brooklyn State Senators Eric Adams, John […]

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Senator Toby Ann Stavisky announces her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District


| mchan@queenscourier.com

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District.

Senator Toby Ann Stavisky formally announced her intent to seek re-election in the 16th District, choosing the newly-formed Asian-American majority district over one in which she would have had to face a primary with Senator Tony Avella. “I am supporting Tony for re-election, and he is supporting me for re-election,” Stavisky said. “Most of my […]

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Peralta fuels The Doe Fund


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Residents in western Queens should start to notice that streets in Jackson Heights are a little bit cleaner. That will likely be because State Senator Jose Peralta recently secured $250,000 in funding to expand The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program that will help give the organization additional resources to help keep the neighborhood […]

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Peralta defeats Monserrate in Special Election


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It’s party time for Peralta. Queens Assemblymember Jose Peralta scored a convincing victory in the Special Election for Senate District 13 handily defeating former State Senator Hiram Monseratte and Republican candidate Robert Beltrani, according to preliminary election results. "Tonight is a great victory for the people of Queens. For the decent hardworking families that strive […]

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Democratic Party assured Peralta win


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Jose Peralta’s win in the closely watched special election this week for the State Senate seat vacated by the expulsion of Hiram Monserrate is another example of the importance of the backing of the Queens Democratic Party in an overwhelmingly Democratic district. The election went on as scheduled following an appeals court ruling upholding the […]

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Peralta defeats Monserrate in Special Election


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It’s party time for Peralta. Queens Assemblymember Jose Peralta scored a convincing victory in the Special Election for Senate District 13 handily defeating former State Senator Hiram Monseratte and Republican candidate Robert Beltrani, according to preliminary election results. “Tonight is a great victory for the people of Queens. For the decent hardworking families that strive […]

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