Funeral Held For NY State Senator Jose PeraltaThe funeral for Jose Peralta, the first Dominican-American member of the New York state senate, was held Tuesday morning.
New York State Sen. Jose Peralta Dies At 47Peralta represented the 13th district in Queens from 2010 to 2018. Before that, he was a member of the State Assembly.
Lawmaker Proposes Bill Requiring Travel Agents To Register With NY Department Of StateThe bill would assign travel agencies a registration number travelers can reference.
Some Hoverboard Owners Experiencing Buyer's RemorseIda Iorio Cerullo of Annadale, Staten Island, says she bought one of the motorized boards for her grandson as a Christmas gift and it caught fire in his bedroom.
Officials Call For Safety Upgrades After Queens Teen Killed In Hit-And-RunState Sen. Jose Peralta, who spoke at the scene of the deadly crash Thursday, is proposing legislation for a distracted pedestrian awareness campaign.
Queens Officials Want Cut Of Tourism Revenue To Help Attract VisitorsState 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.
Ex-Lawmaker Shirley Huntley Sentenced To More Than A Year In Prison In Fraud CaseThe 74-year-old former New York State lawmaker secretly recorded other politicians in a bid for leniency after she pleaded guilty to embezzling money.
Officials React To Mass School Shooting In Newtown, ConnecticutOfficials from Connecticut and beyond are expressing their shock and horror.
Queens Senator Wants Letter-Grading System For Street Food VendorsState 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.
Business Cards For Prostitutes Popping Up In QueensBusiness cards advertising prostitution are showing up across Queens, and local officials are not happy about it.