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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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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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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Enjoy these free summer concerts across Queens parks


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Photo via queensbp.org/katzconcerts

With the summer heating up, Borough President Melinda Katz announced on Monday a series of free concerts at parks around Queens — from a Beatles cover band in Bayside to reggae in the Rockaways — starting July 12.

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Corona Plaza becomes first public plaza in Queens with free Wi-Fi


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Photo courtesy of Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras' office

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras announced Monday morning that Corona Plaza, located on Roosevelt Avenue between National and 104th streets, will be the first plaza in Queens to offer residents and visitors free WiFi, along with two AT&T StreetCharge stations.

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PHOTOS: Jackson Heights celebrates 23rd annual Queens Pride Parade and Festival


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Photo by Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office/Gallery by Angy Altamirano

Under sunny skies, Jackson Heights was filled with color and music Sunday afternoon as the neighborhood celebrated this year’s Queens Pride Parade and Festival.

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New installments to bring ‘light to shadow’ on Roosevelt Avenue


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

A stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Corona will soon light up bright, removing residents from the shadows and bringing a sense of safety to the community.

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Participatory budgeting extends to more Queens council districts


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Residents in nine Queens City Council districts will be given the power this year to decide where and how their tax dollars will be spent in their communities.

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Corona community opposes planned conference hotel even after downsize


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of Fleet Financial Group

Plans to construct a luxurious 25-story hotel and convention center in Corona are crumbling amid growing pressure from residents and politicians who feel the structure would terrorize the neighborhood by obstructing views, increasing traffic and creating pollution.

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Bill could give tax credit to New Yorkers who adopt pets


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Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras introduced to the City Council on Thursday a bill that would offer a $100 state tax credit to New Yorkers who have adopted a dog or cat from a shelter.

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