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 […]
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.
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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
A spokesperson for Councilmember Julissa’s Ferreras said that the first thing she did in the morning was vote and that things are going smoothly. Voter turn out is slow but people are at work, and they feel it will pick up later on through the day. People on the street recognize her. “They see the […]
After months of rallying for the future of our children, our voices have finally been heard! Last week, our state legislators approved $300 million in funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs in their final budget. This is historic. We are now poised to ensure every child has access to high-quality, full-day pre-K.
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for universal pre-kindergarten in New York City. Often overlooked is that the plan would provide more than just high-quality programs for our youngest learners, it would also fund after-school programs for every interested middle schooler in New York.
The city is still tallying the number of Willets Point business owners who took a final payout to relocate, officials said. A pooled $3.5 million was up for grabs for auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the development site who agreed to leave the Iron Triangle by the end of January.