Councilmember Julissa Ferreras

‘New Deal’ to improve Roosevelt Avenue
‘New Deal’ to improve Roosevelt Avenue
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/21/2013 at 10:52AM

In order to revitalize one of the busiest strips in New York City, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras has announced a seven-point plan known as the “New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue.” “My community thought that anything nice didn’t belong to them, anything clean must not be for them and that is what this ‘New Deal’ is about, [...]

Councilmember, cops crack down on illegally parked cars
News Angy Altamirano 3/18/2013 at 9:37AM

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 [...]

Op-Ed: A new alliance for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
News Queens Courier Staff 3/10/2013 at 10:54AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS With public review of the National Tennis Center’s proposed expansion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP) well under way, it is time to set our sights on the future of what is the largest and most important open space for the residents of Queens. Having spent my whole life in and around [...]

New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
New schools to ease overcrowding in western Queens
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/06/2013 at 2:38PM

Two new schools will help alleviate overcrowding in Jackson Heights and Corona in the next two years, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA). The first school, P.S. 287, is scheduled to debut this September at 110-08 Northern Boulevard in Corona. Located in District 24, the four-story building will serve pre-K through fifth grade and [...]

Still divided over paid sick days act
Still divided over paid sick days act
News Liam La Guerre 8/03/2012 at 10:17AM

When Celina Alvarez began to suffer from a serious heart problem that caused her to faint at work in February, she needed to see a doctor. She resisted, however, because she had no paid sick days from her job as a chef at Taqueria La Casa Del Idolo, a Mexican taco restaurant in Elmhurst. The [...]

Campaign cash filling coffers
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 2:07PM

If forced to go to “war,” Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. would have the funds to flaunt the biggest arsenal in Queens. According to recent filings with the city’s Campaign Finance Board, Vallone has a current balance of more than $850,000 — after receiving contributions totaling $1,049,819 — placing him first among the council’s Queens delegation. [...]

Former chair and district manager of Community Board 4, Richard Italiano, dies
News Queens Courier Staff 1/20/2012 at 3:42PM

Richard Italiano, former chair and district manager of Community Board 4, passed away last week. “Mr. Italiano’s passing leaves a great void in the heart of our community,” said Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “He was a dedicated public servant who worked diligently and tirelessly in the community; this was truly his life work.” “For decades, he [...]

Ground broken at Willets Point
Ground broken at Willets Point
News Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 1:01PM

After years of planning, protests and public hearings, ground was broken at Willets Point — marking the first physical step in the area’s redevelopment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined at the Thursday, December 1 ground breaking by New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner [...]

Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
Effort to keep Roosevelt Avenue clean
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:05PM

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras is trashing old garbage pails that permitted refuse to overflow onto the sidewalks of Roosevelt Avenue. The councilmember joined New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) Comissioner John Doherty on October 18 to announce the installation of 14 new, high-end litter baskets along the Roosevelt Avenue business corridor. “Today’s announcement is just [...]