Assemblymember Francisco Moya

Is minimum wage going up?
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 5:27PM

In one of the country’s most expensive cities, workers have to make the most of every minimum – and New York politicians are now planning to “wage” war for their cause. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assembly Labor Committee Chair Keith Wright introduced legislation on January 30 to raise the minimum wage in New York [...]

Bill would expand taxis to outer boroughs
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 12:14PM

The New York City Assembly recently “hailed” legislation that may prove “golden” for livery cabs. The bill — passed on January 23 and carried by Assemblymember Carl Heastie from the Bronx — will allow the city to issue 18,000 hail accessible inter-borough licenses (HAIL), which permit livery cab drivers to pick up pedestrians. Twenty percent [...]

Reward offered for swastika perp
Reward offered for swastika perp
News Michael Pantelidis 11/08/2011 at 1:55PM

The neighboring communities of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst are battling back against a string of hate crimes that recently rocked the region’s residents. Beginning the night of November 2 and extending into the early hours of November 3, swastikas were drawn at three locations across the area — on the facades of the Jackson Heights [...]

Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:05PM

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras is trashing old garbage pails that permitted refuse to overflow onto the sidewalks of Roosevelt Avenue. The councilmember joined New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Comissioner John Doherty on October 18 to announce the installation of 14 new, high-end litter baskets along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor. “Today’s announcement is just [...]