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Ferreras touts plans to improve streets and tourism

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 21 on February 16, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) advocated for better streets and for making the neighborhoods she represents a destination at her State of the District address last Thursday. “We are in a state of transformation,” Ferreras said, “but I believe the state of our district is strong and it gets stronger every day.” Speaking at [...]

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Jackson Heights residents cry foul on Trade Fair

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 21, District 25 on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and Jackson Heights residents are demanding that the Trade Fair, at 75th Street and 37th Avenue, take down its sidewalk enclosure and make changes to its practices, but the grocery chain denies it is doing anything illegal. “To me it’s outrageous to think that people can build on the [...]

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Sanders, Comrie get human rights grades

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 21, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 27, District 28, District 29, District 30, District 31, District 32 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) is going to have to make some room on his fridge. The chairman of the Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations had the best record of the Queens delegation on human rights issues last year, according to the Urban Justice Center’s 2011 Human Rights Report [...]

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Women legislators endorse Weprin bid

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 16, District 21, District 24, District 29, District 30, District 36, State Senate, U.S. House on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Many female elected officials at the city, state and federal levels endorsed state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) last Thursday at a news conference in front of Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, saying the Democratic candidate for the sprawling congressional district is a tireless advocate for women’s rights. “Some of the most impassioned speeches [...]

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Ferreras gives outside boro

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 21 on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

The recipient of the largest single grant from City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras’ (D-East Elmhurst) discretionary funds is not located in her district, but the councilwoman said those funds will help those she represents. Ferreras, whose district includes East Elmhurst and parts of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, gave $35,000 to the Research Foundation of the [...]

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De Blasio lobbies against Bloomy’s teacher layoffs

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 10, District 21, Mayor, Public Advocate, State Senate on June 2, 2011 | No Comments

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) visited Corona’s PS 19 last week and collected about 100 signatures from parents and students within an hour imploring Mayor Michael Bloomberg not to fire 4,100 teachers from city schools. He then took his call for action to the borough streets last Thursday. [...]