Ex-aide sues Councilmember


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An ex-aide of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras recently filed a federal lawsuit claiming he is owed money and was verbally abused while working at Ferreras’ office because of his disability. Steven Castro, 24, who has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination, said he worked for Ferreras full-time from September 2009 […]

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Ex-aide sues Councilmember


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An ex-aide of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras recently filed a federal lawsuit claiming he is owed money and was verbally abused while working at Ferreras’ office because of his disability. Steven Castro, 24, who has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination, said he worked for Ferreras full-time from September 2009 […]

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Ferreras’ tire slashed


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Just hours after City Councilmember Julissa Ferreras sent out an email blast to supporters with the subject line “I am voting for Peralta so should you!” she found that one of her tires on her car had been slashed. A staffer for Ferreras confirmed that she found the tire slashed on Tuesday evening March 2, […]

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Ferreras celebrates Three Kings Day


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras held her first annual Three Kings Day event, which was co-sponsored by The Children’s Aid Society and New York Life on January 6 in her district office. Representatives from New York Life were on hand to provide child safety identification cards to the children in attendance. The cards featured the child’s picture, […]

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Ferreras wins four more years


| ccruz@queenscourier.com

In a rematch of the February Special Election, Julissa Ferreras has, according to unofficial election night polling, won the opportunity to again represent the communities within Council District 21 for the next four years. This primary election night Ferreras defeated Eduardo Giraldo 66 percent to 34 percent, receiving 2,484 votes to his 1,283. Dominican-American Ferreras […]

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Op-ed: The spirit of giving


| oped@queenscourier.com

COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere […]

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Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras’ Office

Corona Plaza has received a helping hand, along with other public plazas around the city,  to become cleaner, greener and part of the community. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras gathered with local representatives, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and residents on Tuesday to announce an $800,000 leadership gift from Chase to the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership […]

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