April, 7, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
Queens Council Member Francisco Moya has called for the creation of an emergency relief fund to cover the cost of death arrangements for the families of COVID-19 victims of limited means.
Moya said this arrangement is needed for low-income families who are burdened with the cost of cremation or burial due to the coronavirus. He said the fund would also cover families of undocumented immigrants.
Moya, who represents East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, LeFrak City, and his native Corona has seen his district ravaged by the virus.
Corona has become the hardest hit neighborhood in New York City in terms of coronavirus cases and official data suggests that areas in the city that have a higher number of coronavirus cases may be linked to poverty. In Corona, about 20 percent of residents live below the poverty level.
“One of the most heartbreaking issues that constituents are calling me about is what to do when their loved one dies suddenly and unexpectedly from COVID-19 and they don’t have the financial resources to make arrangements,” Moya said in a statement Friday.
“These families have two options: burial or cremation. For families who can’t afford the $925 cremation expense, let alone the cost of a burial, where can they turn?” he asked.
Moya said that the problem requires a government solution and called for unity during this crisis.
“When we say ‘we’re all in this together,’ we have to mean it. That means not abandoning our friends, neighbors and fellow New Yorkers in their time of grief and need,” he said.
PLEASE CALL 311 TO GIVE COMPLAINTS TO SHUT DOWN STREET VENDORS. CORONA VIRUS VIOLATION ALERT ::
FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS There’s a gathering of more than 50 people at a fruit stand located in front of 96-15 e Roosevelt Ave. Queens N.Y. 11368 ground floor. This fruit stand obstructs the sidewalk for pedestrians to walk by there’s no room. Street vendors are allowed 10 feet by 5 feet of space with all merchandise kept either on or under the stainless steel table. This fruit vendor has expanded beyond the stainless steel table’s, This fruit stand has 5 aisles of crates full of merchandise & each aisle contains 40 boxes of fruits and vegetables on top of crates on the ground floor. This fruit stand has a mobile vendors permit license another violation because it became effective two weeks ago no mobile vendors are allowed till the quarantine is over. This fruit stand also has the wrong permit their suppose to have a STREET VENDORS PERMIT not a MOBILE FOOD VENDORS PERMIT another violation their committing to their permits. This fruit stand has its regular number of employees working which is 5, their suppose to reduce their employees to 50% which they haven’t another violation. This same fruit stand owner has 2 more stands right under the train station from junction blv (7line), and 2 more stands in front of SPRINT located in 37-50 Junction Blvd, Queens, NY 11368 and all of these fruit stands SHARE THE SAME MOBILE VENDOR PERMIT that’s another violation. PLEASE CALL 311 TO GIVE COMPLAINTS TO SHUT DOWN THESE STREET VENDORS. In times of crisis like this season of the CORONA VIRUS these people should STOP selling and STAY HOME because all these fruit stand positions attract a lot of GATHERING’S and reality is that many more people from all ages are going to end up getting SICK FROM CONSUMING THESE UNHYGIENIC PRODUCTS. The conditions of this fruit stand is NOT SANITARY AT ALL.The fruit’s and vegetables of the super markets are better quality and are healthier although it costs a little more. This street vendor is not included in the list of essential jobs, but their money hungry that they never respect the laws and do what they want. It’s at its best interest for the queens community to shut down this street vendor fruit stand. It is NOT desirable to have this fruit stand in the community to help combat the spread of the CORONA VIRUS among groups of people. THE U.S.A NOW LEADS THE WORLD WORST EPIDEMIC CENTER OF CONFIRMED CORONA VIRUS CASES SPECIALLY IN NEW YORK CITY, QUEENS 11368. All Street Vendor’s are infecting and making the community more ill because dirt and dust and who knows what else falls on these products due to the fact that many of these fruit stands are under the rails of the 7 line train and this type of merchandise are exposed outdoors in the street’s from 7am – 10pm every day. Take a test, leave something dumped under the train rails and leave that object there for 15 hours and you will see how dirty the object will be full of dirt and dust at night. Please have your health in consideration when buying items being sold in the streets under train tracks, its very unsanitary and unhealthy to eat anything being sold under the train tracks due to the fact a lot of dirt/fluff/trash falls off the train tracks and train stations & this is the same dirt that lands on these fruits and vegetables and these are the same contaminated fruits and vegetables ya buy, go home and cook, & give to your children to consume/eat. Many of these fruits stands are family members and they only care about making money regardless of the circumstances or law’s.All of These fruit stand booths are not helping everyone to stay away from each other to avoid becoming infected with the virus. MY LOCAL PRECINT 115 DOESNT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SITUATION⚠️. Since the year 2011 This Fruit Stand take’s up too much sidewalk space with infested vegetables and fruits full of germs, causing an increase of sidewalk garbage. This fruit stand keep’s sidewalks dirty with carton boxes and garbage creating a BIGGER EPIDEMIA in our community #11368 of RODENTS/FLIES/INSECTS. Fruit vendors litter sidewalk’s & street’s with piles of carton boxes being loaded down from their commercial trucks every day. Fruit vendors also have their commercial trucks parked all day on 97st Roosevelt ave, Queens, N.Y 11368 from 7am-11pm when their supposed to be parked the most 2-3 hours on a bussy avenue where ambulances and fire trucks and the NYPD CAN’T pass by easily due to too much COMMERCIAL TRUCK TRAFFIC.
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Please remove all MOBILE FOOD VENDORS/ STREET VENDORS for a cleaner and presentable environment and community!!!!!!
Too much , so many words
Thank you, at least Francisco Moya is trying to do something. Where is the senator Jessica Ramos ?
Take time out of being a troll and Why not subscribe to her news letter? Call her office maybe to ask? How about an Email? I bet she has one.