Councilmember Julissa Ferreras welcomes first child


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

As some of the city’s politicians were rejoicing in their election wins, one councilmember was celebrating the birth of her first child. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and her boyfriend Aaron Copeland welcomed their baby boy on Wednesday, September 11. Julian Aaron Copeland came into the world at 11:55 a.m. weighing seven pounds and one ounce, measuring […]

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Leadership roles go to Queens councilmembers who supported speaker


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Official NYC Council photo by William Alatriste

Several important leadership positions went to Queens representatives Wednesday who showed support for newly-elected City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito last month.

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Van Bramer, Ferreras in running to head Council finance committee: report


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After showing support last month for newly-elected Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Queens Councilmembers Julissa Ferreras and Jimmy Van Bramer are the top contenders to head the Council’s finance committee, according to Politicker.

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Councilmember, cops crack down on illegally parked cars


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras’ office has been working along with local precincts for over a year to help remove illegally parked cars. These cars, which often have no plates and no registration, are left parked on the streets for long periods of time with no one coming to claim the vehicles. Working with the 115th and […]

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Crowley gets least discretionary funding of Queens councilmembers


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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Organizations in Council District 30 may need to learn to stretch a dollar after Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley lost almost $300,000 in discretionary funding this fiscal year. Crowley received just $378,321 to dole out to area institutions — more than $35,000 less than any other Queens councilmember — after spending more than $660,000 a year ago. […]

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Ex-aide sues Councilmember


By Queens Courier Staff

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


By Queens Courier Staff

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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Councilmembers get their committees


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The chairs and memberships of the City Council’s various committees have been divvied up, and although Queens members no longer control all three of the most prominent committees – Finance, Land Use and Transportation – the borough is well represented. Among the Democrats, three-termer Leroy Comrie (CD 27) took over the chair of the powerful […]

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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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