Ferrara allowed to continue as CB11 chair and run against Velázquez


Community Board 11 Chair Bernadette Ferrara has the green light to continue in her role while campaigning against local City Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez in the June Democratic primary, though the Bronx Borough President’s office believes she should step aside.

Ferrara, a conservative Democrat, was elected CB11 chair on Jan. 26. But after a call from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson’s office shortly before the election, confusion unraveled about whether she would have to step down from the role if she proceeds with her City Council run.