Senator Jose Peralta

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/29/2012 at 7:20AM

Long Island City experiences new real estate boom    Long Island City is undergoing another real estate boom, buoyed by a new batch of residential towers, hotels and high-profile property deals. Local real estate experts said they believe the momentum — with an influx of waterfront high rises and almost 20 hotels — is due [...]

Pols: New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/15/2012 at 3:15PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

New district lines ‘as bad’ as before
News Michael Pantelidis 3/14/2012 at 2:18PM

Recent revisions to district lines have done little to darn the disharmony between Republicans and Democrats. The New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — released its updated district maps on March 12, angering Democrats [...]

Senate Redistricting plan is divisive
News Michael Pantelidis 1/31/2012 at 1:19PM

Newly-drawn district lines may pit Senate Democrats against one another in a political dogfight. Under the proposed plan, which was designed by the New York State Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment (LATFOR) — made up largely of Republican senators due to their current control of the chamber — Democratic Senate Campaign Committee [...]

Former chair and district manager of Community Board 4, Richard Italiano, dies
News Queens Courier Staff 1/20/2012 at 3:42PM

Richard Italiano, former chair and district manager of Community Board 4, passed away last week. “Mr. Italiano’s passing leaves a great void in the heart of our community,” said Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “He was a dedicated public servant who worked diligently and tirelessly in the community; this was truly his life work.” “For decades, he [...]

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 [...]