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State Sen. Jose Peralta announces bill to distribute hotel tax revenues to all five boroughs, August 20, 2013. (credit: Twitter/SenatorPeralta)

Queens Officials Want Cut Of Tourism Revenue To Help Attract Visitors

State Sen. Jose Peralta has unveiled legislation to send up to $300,000 a year from the hotel tax to the outer boroughs to promote tourism.

08/20/2013

Shirley Huntley with husband and friends leaving federal court after her sentencing, May 9, 2013. (Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Ex-Lawmaker Shirley Huntley Sentenced To More Than A Year In Prison In Fraud Case

The 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.

05/09/2013

State police personnel led children from the school, following the shooting. (credit: Newtown Bee Photo, Shannon Hicks)

Officials React To Mass School Shooting In Newtown, Connecticut

Officials from Connecticut and beyond are expressing their shock and horror.

12/14/2012

NYC Food Cart (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Senator Wants Letter-Grading System For Street Food Vendors

State Senator Jose Peralta will introduce legislation this week that would require local health departments to implement a letter-grading system for street vendors, similar to the current restaurant grading system.

11/27/2011

(Photo Credit: AP)

Business Cards For Prostitutes Popping Up In Queens

Business cards advertising prostitution are showing up across Queens, and local officials are not happy about it.

03/27/2011