State Senator Jose Peralta

Pols call for safety measures after second subway shove death
Pols call for safety measures after second subway shove death
News Billy Rennison 1/03/2013 at 2:23PM

After a second New Yorker was pushed to his death in a subway station last month, a pair of local pols are calling for the MTA to take measures to ensure the safety of city straphangers. Sunando Sen, 46, was killed Thursday, December 27 when he was shoved in front of an oncoming No. 7 [...]

Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
Queens politicians eyeing run for borough president
News Terence M. Cullen 7/04/2012 at 12:16PM

Although Helen Marshall still has one year left on her third term as borough president, several big names are rumored to be eyeing a run for the job. Councilmember Peter Vallone said that although he hasn’t made an official announcement yet, he’s seriously considering running for the borough presidency. Vallone, who currently represents Astoria, said [...]

Help prevent foreclosure
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 11/11/2011 at 3:47PM

By State Senator Jose Peralta The mortgage crisis has wreaked havoc across the country.  Millions of Americans have lost their homes. Queens has consistently been at or near the top of the list of counties in the state hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis. And the crisis is not subsiding.  According to a study recently published [...]