Assemblyman Francisco Moya, at podium, with state Sen. Jose Peralta, center right and then-Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul, left, and Dreamers.
In a rather unusual attempt to keep people informed, New Immigrant Community Empowerment — an organization based in Jackson Heights — has taken its latest political stance in the form of a graphic novel, or novela gr·fica, entitled “Ana Busca Trabajo” or “Ana Looks for Work.”
The novela aims to educate the community about employment agency fraud. According to the activist group, shady establishments making false promises to desperate job seekers have plagued many areas in the city, especially in high immigrant populated areas.
Now that the election results have been finalized, many voters and officials have high expectations for the re-elected Gov. Cuomo, specifically on social issues.
“The first term was about balancing the budget and developing trust between the state government and the public,” state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said. “Now he can sort of get back to social issues and his Democratic base.”
Closing time, you don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.
The bass has stopped bumping at Elmhurst nightspot Club Hive, as the NYPD’s Civil Enforcement Unit shuttered the venue last Thursday night, six days after an early morning shooting on the sidewalk near the club’s front door left 20-year-old Tamar Sermons, of Laurelton, dead and two others wounded.
Voters from around the state overwhelmingly voted to approve the issuance of $2 billion in bonds to upgrade technology in public and private schools, and provide extra classroom space.
According to the state Board of Elections preliminary, 48.86 percent of voters said yes to the bond and 29.94 percent said no.
The new 25 miles per hour citywide speed limit is arguably the most important aspect of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan, but enforcement of the traffic laws has jumped in Queens even before it takes effect.
At a town hall meeting hosted by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) last Thursday in Elmhurst, Deputy Inspector Ron Leyson, the commanding of the 110th Precinct, which covers Elmhurst and Corona, said summonses issued for dangerous traffic violations have increased almost ten fold in some cases compared to last year.
Public and private schools across the city and state could be getting updated technology into the classroom, if a $2 billion bond referendum is approved by voters during the Nov. 4 midterm election.
The referendum, formally known as the Smart Schools Bond Act, is proposed to place advanced technology and high-speed internet connectivity in classrooms across the state, according to the ballot language.
Assemblyman Francisco Moya sits in a school trailer at PS 19 in Jackson Heights. The elected official is hoping New Yorkers will show up and vote in favor of the Smart Schools Bond Act on Election Day.
Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) is calling on voters to approve the Smart Schools Bond Act on Election Day and he went “back to school” to do it.
Recently, Moya attended class in one of PS 19’s temporary classrooms to expose the inadequacy of classroom trailers.
Manny Balestero is famous for being the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 film “The Wrong Man.”
The Elmhurst resident was arrested in 1953 after three people wrongly identified him as the person who robbed a Prudential Insurance Co. office. He was charged and brought to trial but was eventually exonerated.
Dreamer, Mayra Chavez, center, shares her story with Assemblyman Francisco Moya, right, lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul, left, and students.
If you closed your eyes and listened, the steps of Borough Hall sounded more like the tunnels of a West Virginia coal mine on Thursday.
In keeping with a Labor Day theme, Borough President Melinda Katz kicked off a press conference celebrating unions and hardworking Queens residents by singing a few bars of “Sixteen Tons,” a song made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford about the arduous life of a coal miner, which has become synonymous with hard, honest labor since its 1955 release.
It’s election season and once again the New York State DREAM Act has become a centerpiece for many of the Democratic candidates.
At a press conference held on Saturday in front of the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, the bill’s sponsors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) touted their latest supporter: lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul.
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) recently hosted a back-to-school supplies giveaway for children attending the New York Junior Tennis League Aces Club summer program at IS 61 in Corona.
Crowley, center, was joined by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights), center right.
Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens) has introduced a bill that he believes will improve the health of Queens residents and the Citi Bike sharing program.
The Bike to Work Act of 2014 would add bike sharing programs which already exist in numerous states and cities to the federal law that allows tax breaks for workers using mass transit to commute to and from work.
Are they mothers and fathers searching for a bed for their children to sleep in at night or dangerous derelicts who will bring chaos and disorder to Elmhurst?
On Tuesday night, the answer differed depending on which side of Goldsmith Street you were standing on.
The screaming and sign-waving regarding the Pan American Hotel’s transformation last month into a homeless shelter wasn’t just limited to the sidewalks along Goldsmith Street in Elmhurst on Monday night.
Inside the Elks Lodge, the roars of the angry crowd outside were drowned out by residents and elected officials ripping the city for housing even more homeless families in their community.
The situation regarding the Pan American hotel's stealthy transformation into a homeless shelter earlier this month, which sent Elmhurst residents and elected officials into a frenzy, has taken an ugly turn
A job seeker stands in front of Excellent Employment Agency on Roosevelt Avenue in April to protest the allegedly fraudulent company. If passed, Assemblyman Francisco Moya’s legislation would increase penalties for violators and allow victims to sue.
Employees have protested them, advocacy groups have rallied against them and now, Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) is going after labor sharks with proposed legislation.
Advocates have said there are a number of employment agencies that take advantage of low-wage workers looking for jobs, especially in Queens.
The DREAM Act — which would extend state financial aid to students who are in the country illegally — has been passed by the state Assembly ... again.
The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights), was passed last February only to be slammed down by the Senate.
After months of pushing and rallying, the Dream Act will remain just that, a dream.
The legislation — which would allow undocumented immigrant students to receive aid through the Tuition Assistance Program — was rejected by the state Senate on Monday. It lost by two votes, 31-29.
Mass transit advocates took issue with how Gov. Cuomo would like to redirect $40 million in next year’s budget for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
But the governor’s office is responding by saying that the money will help the MTA pay down debt and still keep the agency flush with increased cash.
State Sen. Jose Peralta, left, and Assemblyman Francisco Moya have both been pushing to create a state DREAM Act that would provide tuition assistance to noncitizen students applying to college.