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LGBT activists protest against Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, District 13, District 34, District 39, State Senate on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

The wound is still fresh for gay and lesbian constituents of Queens and state senators like Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst), who voted against same-sex marriage two weeks ago. Organized by groups like the LGBT Coalition of Queens and the Western Queens Same Sex Marriage Alliance, protesters marched on Monserrate’s office in East Elmhurst Saturday and [...]

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Peralta calls for domestic violence task force

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, City Council, District 13, District 21, District 39, State Senate on December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

In the wake of a shocking family murder in Corona, state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) announced he will seek to establish a task force on domestic violence. He was joined Saturday on a march to the 115th Precinct station house by about two dozen supporters, including local clergy and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East [...]

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State budget cuts may hurt hospitals, save jobs

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 39 on December 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

The $2.7 billion state legislators carved from the budget last week includes delays in aid to Queens hospitals, but saves jobs in the borough and avoids mid-year cuts to schools, according to area lawmakers. State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) said some HEAL NY funds will be temporarily delayed to hospitals in Queens as part [...]

Dems line up behind Peralta for Senate run

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 13, District 25, State Senate on November 18, 2009 | No Comments

Although he already had picked up the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party, state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) has begun to rack up individual endorsements in his bid to replace embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst). Peralta earned the support of Assemblymen Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) and Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights), as well as [...]

Peralta to take on Monserrate

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 13, State Senate on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

After calling on state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) to resign following his conviction on a misdemeanor for assaulting his girlfriend, the Queens Democratic Party issued a further rebuke by backing state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) to challenge him in 2010. Peralta, 37, has served in the Assembly since 2002. He got his start [...]