Friday, April 13, 2007

New Spanish-language paper takes on electeds

By Adam Pincus for Times Ledger 04/12/2007

A former columnist for the Spanish-language daily Hoy and the Queens Courier's El Correo is publishing a provocative monthly in Spanish that mocked Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) in its premier edition.

Ramon Ramirez, originally from the Dominican Republic, is the feisty publisher of the monthly Tren 7, a reference to the No. 7 train that travels through the Spanish-speaking neighborhoods in Queens.

He decided to publish the paper because he said there was not a serious community paper in Spanish in the Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst...

...Tren 7 is one of two papers with political roots recently started in Jackson Heights. Orlando Tobon, a travel agent and community fixture in Jackson Heights, was co-founder of Cronicas de Nueva York, or Chronicles of New York. He won his first political post as Democratic state committeeman for the 39th District in September, representing Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst.
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