Author Archives: Claudia Cruz

Volunteers turn out for Peralta


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A steady stream of late shift volunteers, some in their business suits and university students in jeans and T-shirts, continued to drop by the Assemblymember Jose Peralta’s campaign office. Campaign spokesperson, Anne Fenton, said that by the end of the night they expected about 500 people volunteered to get out the vote. “I think Jose […]

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Monserrate camp quiet an hour before results


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At the Monserrate celebration location, Natives Restaurant on the corner of 83rd and Northern Boulevard, a sparse crowd began to gather around 8 p.m. Among them, people who turned out the vote for Monserrate because the did not believe in gay marriage. "We came to support with our physical presence," said Jose Hernandez of Long […]

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Hecklers interrupt Monserrate – Peralta (and Beltrani) debate


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The jabs started early in the first bout between State Senatorial candidates, former Senator Hiram Monserrate and Assemblymember Jose Peralta, during a debate in Jackson Heights. Oh yes, and Republican candidate Robert Beltrani was there too. In a lead up to the Special Election of Tuesday, March 16, the debate scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on […]

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