Search Results for State Senator Jose Peralta

Op-ed: It’s time for Congress to raise the minimum wage
News Op-Ed 4/06/2014 at 11:09AM

It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.

Crowley, Katz and Vallone – three peas in a pod
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 10/22/2013 at 9:27AM

To the victor go the spoils.  Don’t be surprised when Congressmember and Queens County Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz reward State Senator Tony Avella, New York City Councilmember Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik and New York State Senator Jose Peralta for being loyal members in good standing. [...]

Strip club billboard above Corona church taken down
Strip club billboard above Corona church taken down
West Queens Courier Staff 10/16/2013 at 3:50PM

On the heels of community complaints, a billboard promoting a local strip club has come down. The billboard sat above the New Hope Baptist Church at 105-13 Northern Boulevard. “Common sense and decency have prevailed,” said State Senator Jose Peralta, who had called for the ad to be removed.  “Like everyone else that I spoke [...]

Melinda Katz wins borough president primary
Melinda Katz wins borough president primary
Politics Melissa Chan 9/11/2013 at 12:26AM

Former legislator Melinda Katz won the Democratic primary for Queens borough president Tuesday, according to unofficial results. Katz, who served on the Assembly and City Council, bested her former colleague, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., by nearly 12,000 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting as of late September 10, according to tallies. Unofficial vote counts [...]

Public advocate primary guide
Public advocate primary guide
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/03/2013 at 10:51AM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the public advocate primary candidates, who they are, what they stand for and what they want to [...]

Queens street vendors, businesses compete for customers
Queens street vendors, businesses compete for customers
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/26/2013 at 10:15AM

While a bill that would regulate the number of mobile street vendors still sits in the state Senate, businesses remain frustrated as they continue to battle to keep their customers. For the past few years, businesses said they have seen mobile street vendors growing to a point where pedestrians can find a handful on one [...]

When Queens County Democratic Chairman Crowley talks – candidates listen
Penner's Pen Larry Penner 8/22/2013 at 3:58PM

New York State Senator Tony Avella withdrawing from the race for Queens Borough President is no surprise.  Once Congressmember and Queens County Democratic Party Chairperson Joseph Crowley crowned former NYC Councilmember Melinda Katz as his choice, the previous crowded field began to disappear.  State Senator Tony Avella now joins NYC Councilmember Leroy Comrie, Deputy Borough [...]

Concern over closure of Corona immunization clinic
Concern over closure of Corona immunization clinic
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/13/2013 at 1:01PM

A move to close two major immunization walk-in clinics has left community members looking for answers. The City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) announced it will shutter the Corona Health Center, located at 34-33 Junction Boulevard, and the Tremont Health Center in the Bronx by the end of the month. Together with community [...]