Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
Corona to benefit from $800K Chase gift to Neighborhood Plaza Partnership
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/26/2013 at 4:42PM

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 [...]

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]

Queens incumbents sweep re-election bids
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/06/2013 at 3:52AM

LIAM LA GUERRE AND MELISSA CHAN  All Queens City Council incumbents slid back into their seats after Election Day, some very comfortably, while others overcame contentious races. In District 32, which pitted Republican incumbent Eric Ulrich against Democrat Lew Simon, the race came right down to the wire. Ulrich was eventually declared the winner with 53 percent [...]

New Jackson Heights plaza to help revitalize neighborhood
New Jackson Heights plaza to help revitalize neighborhood
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/31/2013 at 11:33AM

A new Jackson Heights community plaza is bringing color and flowers to an area where two recent daytime murders left business owners and residents concerned for their safety. The 82nd Street Partnership and Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced the formation of the temporary 90th Street plaza under the No. 7 train at the intersection of 90th [...]

Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
News Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 2:20PM

A family and community are left mourning three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa after he was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on October 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the toddler was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother [...]

Pol’s staffer under investigation for alleged ties to group raising money for biker
Pol’s staffer under investigation for alleged ties to group raising money for biker
Politics Angy Altamirano 10/16/2013 at 3:30PM

A local politician’s staff member is under investigation for her alleged involvement with a group raising money to free one of the bikers indicted in connection with the assault of an SUV driver. Ivettelis Rodriguez, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras’ district manager, was trying to raise money via her Facebook page to get Robert Sims out of [...]

Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona
Some small businesses won’t back BID in Jackson Heights, Corona
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 11:22AM

Some business owners are saying no to the expansion that would bring a business improvement district (BID) to the Jackson Heights and Corona area for fear of losing what makes the community diverse. The 82nd Street Partnership, a non-profit group promoting the current local BID covering four blocks and over 160 businesses, announced in March [...]

Potential plans for Corona Plaza released
Potential plans for Corona Plaza released
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/04/2013 at 1:38PM

Corona residents and business owners got a first look into the future of Corona Plaza. Before 2012, Corona Plaza, located on Roosevelt Avenue between National and 104th Street, was a busy area filled with trucks, traffic and no open space. After the Queens Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Queens Museum, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras [...]

$3.5M in payouts on table for Willets Point business owners
News Melissa Chan 8/30/2013 at 12:29PM

A pooled $3.5 million in payouts is on tap for some Willets Point business owners who agree to leave the Iron Triangle by the end of January. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sent letters earlier this month to 90 auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the Willets Point development site, alerting [...]