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Queens pols introduce bill to regulate restaurant inspections: TimesLedger

Queens pols introduce bill to regulate restaurant inspections

TimesLedger: Co-sponsor Peralta said this legislation will save restaurants from being taken advantage of by abusive inspectors. “I represent a big part of Roosevelt Avenue where people can walk up and down the avenue and taste the different eclectic dishes from all over the world,” he said. “Unfortunat­ely, what happens is that from time to time you get these overzealous inspectors that walk in and will try to shut down a business. These restaurants are the economic engines of our neighborhoods. When an inspector comes in and tries to shut a restaurant down because they happen to be bad apples, it becomes a problem.”

A broader plan to get rid of the ‘old Times Square’ look of Roosevelt Avenue: Courier

Queens Courier: This summer, state Senator Jose Peralta called Roosevelt Avenue “the new old Times Square” and announced legislation to create an 11-member commission to help get rid of “bad actors” on the strip.

The commission recommended punishing bar owners who were operating with a cabaret license. On Nov. 1, Peralta took that recommendation further when he, along with state Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, announced that the legislation was amended to include the entirety of the avenue from 114th Street in Corona to 49th Street.

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TimesLedger: New York has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in nation

TimesLedger quoted Senator Jose Peralta regarding voter turnout rates. Sen. Peralta said, “Technology is here to stay, and what better way to increase voter registration and access to the polls than using high tech models that get rid of our antiquated system.”

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Good Day New York: State Sen. Peralta “fighting to legalize hoverboards”

State Senator Jose Perlata was a guest in Fox’s 5 Good Day New York. Senator Peralta spoke with anchors Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly regarding his efforts to legalize hoverboards in New York.

Please, watch the segment here.