Ending the Year Right

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras had a fantastic 2013, both personally and professionally: the East Elmhurst council member who raised her profile with the battles over Willets Point and Flushing Meadows Corona Park also welcomed a new baby boy to her family hours after the polls closed for the September primary.

JULISSA FERRERAS FOR CITY COUNCILAs rumors persist that she will be named the new Majority Leader if Melissa Mark-Viverito is voted Council Speaker, it would be hard to make the year any better.

On Christmas Day, Ferreras managed it, when her boyfriend put a ring on her finger and proposed.

After announcing the engagement on Twitter, her fellow Progressive Caucus members, including Mark-Viverito and Jumaane Williams, sent out congratulatory tweets, wishing Ferreras well.

Celebrating so many milestones in 2013, it will be interesting to see whether Ferreras can make 2014 an even better year. Helping Mark-Viverito become speaker could be a good start.